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Marian Anderson

  • Where there is money, there is fighting.

    • Marian Anderson,
    • in Kosti Vehanen, Marian Anderson: A Portrait ()
  • You cannot fool an audience.

  • Prayer begins where human capacity ends.

  • There are many persons ready to do what is right because in their hearts they know it is right. But they hesitate, waiting for the other fellow to make the first move. ... The minute a person whose word means a great deal dares to take the open-hearted and courageous way, many others follow.

  • As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.

    • Marian Anderson,
    • television interview ()
  • [On prejudice:] Sometimes, it's like a hair across your cheek. You can't see it, you can't find it with your fingers, but you keep brushing at it because the feel of it is irritating.

    • Marian Anderson,
    • with Emily Kimbrough, "My Life in a White World," in Ladies' Home Journal ()
  • You can't build a chimney from the top, you know.

    • Marian Anderson,
    • with Emily Kimbrough, "My Life in a White World," in Ladies' Home Journal ()
  • You lose a lot of time hating people.

    • Marian Anderson,
    • in Howard Klein, "Marian Anderson Will Retire in 1965 After Tour of World," The New York Times ()
  • Everyone has a gift for something even if it is that of being a good friend.

    • Marian Anderson,
    • in James Meadows, Marian Anderson ()

Marian Anderson, U.S. singer, U.N. delegate

(1897 - 1993)