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Lena Horne Quotes

A true friend is someone who accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future - Friend Quotes
You had me at hello - Love Quotes
Having you in my life made everything better - Love Quotes
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken - Oscar Wilde Quotes
I never make the same mistake twice. I make it five or six times, just to be sure - Funny Quotes
Together is my favorite place to be - Love Quotes
If cats could talk, they wouldn't - Cat Quotes
Don't look back you're not going that way - Inspirational Quotes
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It’s so nice to get flowers while you can still smell the fragrance  (Lena Horne Quotes) A little nepotism never hurt nobody, honey. If you got it, use it. Press on with it. Remind them of it.  (Lena Horne Quotes) 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 Horne Quotes) 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 Horne Quotes) 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 Horne Quotes) 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 Horne Quotes) I want to sing like Aretha Franklin. Before her I wanted the technical ability of Ella Fitzgerald  (Lena Horne Quotes) 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 Horne Quotes) 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 Horne Quotes) In my early days I was a sepia Hedy Lamarr. Now I’m black and a woman, singing my own way  (Lena Horne Quotes) Don’t be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can, because when you feel nothing, it’s just death.  (Lena Horne Quotes) After I got over the terrible pain of having something of mine taken from me, I began to think how bad everybody else must be feeling. It wasn’t a nice time.  (Lena Horne Quotes) Nobody black or white who really believes in democracy can stand aside now; everybody’s got to stand up and be counted.  (Lena Horne Quotes) I learned from Ethel Waters, Duke Ellington, Adelaide Hall, the Nicholas Brothers, the whole thing, the whole schmear. [The Cotton Club] was a great place because it hired us, for one thing, at a time when it was really rough [for Black performers].  (Lena Horne Quotes) Music became my refuge and then my salvation  (Lena Horne Quotes) Always be smarter than the people who hire you  (Lena Horne Quotes) It’s so nice to get flowers while you can still smell the fragrance  (Lena Horne Quotes) I found out along the way that they like you a little imperfect  (Lena Horne Quotes) I really do hate to sing  (Lena Horne Quotes) I made a promise to myself to be kinder to other people  (Lena Horne Quotes) Lena Horne is the sweetest and most adorable woman in the world  (Lena Horne Quotes) The best thing about living... Is the chance to keep on doing it!  (Lena Horne Quotes) My identity is very clear to me now, I am a black woman  (Lena Horne Quotes) After I got over the terrible pain of having something of mine taken from me, I began to think how bad everybody else must be feeling. It wasn’t a nice time  (Lena Horne Quotes) I’m not alone, I’m free. I no longer have to be a credit, I don’t have to be a symbol to anybody; I don’t have to be a first to anybody  (Lena Horne Quotes) I’m still learning, you know. At 80, I feel there is a lot I don’t know  (Lena Horne Quotes) Don’t be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can, because when you feel nothing, it’s just death  (Lena Horne Quotes) You have to be taught to be second class; you’re not born that way  (Lena Horne Quotes) I was unique in that I was a kind of black that white people could accept. I was their daydream. I had the worst kind of acceptance because it was never for how great I was or what I contributed. It was because of the way I looked  (Lena Horne Quotes) It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. Carry it by the comfortable handles of gratitude for what’s positive and that it is not worse, rather than the uncomfortable edges of bitterness for the negatives and that it is not better  (Lena Horne Quotes)
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