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Pearl Bailey

  • You can taste a word. That's food for thought.

    • Pearl Bailey,
    • in Newsweek ()
  • I discuss humanity and not races.

    • Pearl Bailey,
    • in Newsweek ()
  • I tell stories to music and, thank God, in tune.

    • Pearl Bailey,
    • in Newsweek ()
  • ... Fate carries its own clock.

  • Sometimes you think the whole world is falling, and it's only yourself that's leaning.

  • Every field of our business now is becoming filled with people who don't have any sense of letting us be artists. It has become a dollar-sign business, and therefore we're finding it hard to do what we primarily came into it for: to be artists. Too many of us are becoming cold-hearted business people, and we're being treated as business people. When an artist no longer does the things that he enjoys, then he's no longer an artist.

  • How can you give a man a room in a house and not let him come through the front door?

  • [When her prospective father-in-law announced his son was marrying 'out of the race':] There is only one race, the human race.

  • There's a period of life when we swallow a knowledge of ourselves, and it becomes either good or sour inside.

  • You never find yourself until you face the truth.

  • Sometimes I would almost rather have people take away years of my life than take away a moment.

  • Children, you must remember something. A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive. Having been alive, it won't be hard in the end to lie down and rest.

  • Some of the biggest failures I ever had were successes.

  • [After seeing a nude show:] ... there's more sex on the ball field when the guys scratch than in the whole of this.

  • Hungry people cannot be good at learning or producing anything, except perhaps violence.

  • I don't like to say that my kitchen is a religious place, but I would say that if I were a voodoo princess, I would conduct my rituals there.

  • I hate labels, and I wear no labels. When a man has to put something around his neck and say I am, he isn't.

    • Pearl Bailey
  • I see their souls, and I hold them in my hands, and because I love them they weigh nothing.

    • Pearl Bailey
  • There are two kinds of talent, man-made talent and God-given talent. With man-made talent you have to work very hard. With God-given talent, you just touch it up once in a while.

    • Pearl Bailey
  • You cannot belong to anyone else, until you belong to yourself.

    • Pearl Bailey
  • Everybody wants to do something to help, but nobody wants to be first.

    • Pearl Bailey
  • We must change in order to survive.

    • Pearl Bailey
  • What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.

    • Pearl Bailey
  • People see God every day, they just don't recognize him.

    • Pearl Bailey

Pearl Bailey, U.S. singer, entertainer, U.N. special advisor

(1918 - 1990)

Full name: Pearl Mae Bailey Bellson.