Marian Anderson Quotes

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"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
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"A singer starts by having his instrument as a gift from God . . . When you have been given something in a moment of grace, it is sacrilegious to be greedy." Marian Anderson
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"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 make the first move - and he, in turn, waits for you." Marian Anderson
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American Musician   

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"It could be she can't find a job and she doesn't know what to do, ... There are mothers out there who just have no idea. You need to keep up with your child. But we're here to help moms with their children...we're not just going to listen to them and leave." Marian Anderson
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"No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger that its weakest people, and 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 might otherwise" Marian Anderson
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Nations   

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"You lose a lot of time, hating people." Marian Anderson
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American Musician    People   

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"Prayer begins where human capacity ends." Marian Anderson
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American Musician    Prayer   

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"I suppose I might insist on making issues of things. But that is not my nature, and I always bear in ming that my mission is to leave behind me the kind of impression that will make it easier for those who follow." Marian Anderson
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American Musician    Nature   

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"I have a great belief in the future of my people and my country." Marian Anderson
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American Musician    Country   

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"It is easy to look back, self-indulgently, feeling pleasantly sorry for oneself and saying I didn't have this and I didn't have that. But it is only the grown woman regretting the hardships of a little girl who never thought they were hardships at all. She had the things that really mattered." Marian Anderson
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"When I sing, I don't want them to see that my face is black; I don't want them to see that my face is white -- I want them to see my soul. And that is colorless." Marian Anderson
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"Prejudice is 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
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American Musician    Prejudice   

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"Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman." Marian Anderson
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American Musician    Disease   

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"The minute a person whose word means a great deal to others dare to take the open-hearted and courageous way, many others follow." Marian Anderson
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American Musician    Courageous   

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"When you stop having dreams and ideals - well, you might as well stop altogether." Marian Anderson
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American Musician    Dreams   

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"I forgave the DAR many years ago. You lose a lot of time hating people." Marian Anderson
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American Musician   

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"A singer starts by having his instrument as a gift from God... When you have been given something in a moment of grace, it is sacrilegious to be greedy." Marian Anderson
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American Musician   

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"Sometimes you're overwhelmed when a thing comes, and you do not realize the magnitude of the affair at that moment. When you get away from it, you wonder, did it really happen to you" Marian Anderson
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"None of us is responsible for the complexion of his skin. This fact of nature offers no clue to the character or quality of the person underneath." Marian Anderson
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American Musician   

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"You have two bites at the local apple before you have to go to court," Marian Anderson
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Apple   

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"When I sing, I don't want them to see that my face is black. I don't want them to see that my face is white. I want them to see my soul. And that is colorless." Marian Anderson
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American Musician   





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