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Lena Horne Quotes

Lena Horne Quotes & Quotations
Lena Horne
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  • 1
    Always be smarter than the people who hire you. Lena-HorneLena Horne
  • 2
    Don't be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can, because when you feel nothing, it's just death. Lena-HorneLena Horne
  • 3
    Every color I can think of and nationality, we were all touched by Dr. King because he made us like each other and respect each other. Lena-HorneLena Horne
  • 4
    I don't have to be an imitation of a white woman that Hollywood sort of hoped I'd become. I'm me, and I'm like nobody else. Lena-HorneLena Horne
  • 5
    I made a promise to myself to be kinder to other people. Lena-HorneLena Horne
  • 6
    I remember the day tDr. King died. I wasn't angry at the beginning. It was like something very personal in my life had been touched and finished. Lena-HorneLena Horne
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    I told them I belong to the same organizations and clubs Mrs. Roosevelt belongs to, but with a few brave exceptions, I was still unable to do films or television for the next seven years. Lena-HorneLena Horne
  • 8
    I want to sing like Aretha Franklin. Before her I wanted the technical ability of Ella Fitzgerald. Lena-HorneLena Horne
  • 9
    I was lucky, as many of my generation was, in having a man like Dr. King in our lives. He came at a time that we needed to take a long look at each other and see how similar we were. Lena-HorneLena Horne
  • 10
    It's so nice to get flowers while you can still smell the fragrance. Lena-HorneLena Horne
  • 11
    Malcolm X made me very strong at a time I needed to understand what I was angry about. He had peace in his heart. He exerted a big influence on me. Lena-HorneLena Horne
  • 12
    Malcolm X raised my consciousness about myself and my people and other people more than any person I know. I knew him before he became Malcolm X. Lena-HorneLena Horne
  • 13
    My identity is very clear to me now, I am a black woman. Lena-HorneLena Horne
  • 14
    You have to be taught to be second class; you're not born that way. Lena-HorneLena Horne
  • 15
    Young people today would get a great deal of encouragement from knowing how close we could be if we had a man like Dr. King around. Lena-HorneLena Horne