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By Anonym 13 Sep

Katherine Dunham

I had certain physical limitations that made me change the choreography for myself or made me more interested in choreography only rather than dancing. I have never been a person who wanted to just dance. I have always been interested in developing for other people.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Katherine Dunham

Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out

By Anonym 14 Sep

Katherine Dunham

Sometimes I have given my husband a manuscript to read that has turned out to have fantastic rave reviews and he'll tell me it is no good. Well, if I didn't know him as well as I know him I would be terribly depressed.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Katherine Dunham

I have actually five honorary degrees.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Katherine Dunham

My work has been much more Caribbean and eclectic. I am interested in people, and where they come from happens to have fallen within an area of Africa.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Katherine Dunham

I don't think Ed Sullivan had anything to do with Carib Song.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Katherine Dunham

I wasn't concerned about the hardships because I always felt I was doing what I had to do, what I wanted to do and what I was destined to do.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Katherine Dunham

I used to want the words 'She tried' on my tombstone. Now I want 'She did it.'

By Anonym 13 Sep

Katherine Dunham

I certainly feel my career was a great career because it inspired so many many people, literally hundreds of people to follow a new kind of life and to realize that they could make out and advance their own professional and private and social lives.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Katherine Dunham

When you have faith in something, it’s your reason to be alive and to fight for it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Katherine Dunham

Don't think you are going to go on forever because you are not and begin to plan something that will compensate as you reduce your capacities to leap or turn on this or that or the other, begin thinking of something else.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Katherine Dunham

We don't intend to always keep this necessarily African oriented. Originally I had hoped to have African American Indian of this area, and the Appalachian of this area, but at the same time, just as we have the Haitian room, we will always have room for another exhibit.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Katherine Dunham

Haiti itself was also photographed, some of the streets, some of the mountains, rivers, streams, etc. were photographed before talking with me about how I felt about Haiti. Then the camera went to our voodoo temple and saw a serious ceremony, a real ceremony.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Katherine Dunham

There is an energy within... pure strength... the energy of the person which is put in different forms, in different shapes... once we discover that energy I think that such a thing as dance becomes such a delight because you're moving on a stream that is you but it is even over and beyond you.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Katherine Dunham

We weren't pushing Black is beautiful. We just showed it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Katherine Dunham

In knowing how to overcome little things, a centimeter at a time, gradually when bigger things come, you're prepared.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Katherine Dunham

I am happy to know that my husband regards me as a woman and a person.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Katherine Dunham

If you dance, you dance because you have to. Every dancer hurts, you know.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Katherine Dunham

I really think that aside from admiring my talent you really admire me as a person and as a woman.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Katherine Dunham

We have a group of friends of the museum who try to raise, if they can, periodically something to help us. Of course, the main thing about a building like this is its upkeep. It needs central heating and it needs central air conditioning.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Katherine Dunham

I always believed that if you set out to be successful, then you already were.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Katherine Dunham

Black people should have recognition for themselves and their backgrounds and their relationships with other people in the world and thus lose some of their alienation. This museum has certainly stood for that in this town.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Katherine Dunham

A creative person has to #‎ create .

By Anonym 15 Sep

Katherine Dunham

Without my husband's costumes I wouldn't have known how to accomplish what I saw in my own mind's eyes for choreography. And then seeing our choreography and knowing the background of it I am sure helped my husband a great deal with what he designed for us.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Katherine Dunham

You dance because you have to. Dance is an essential part of life that has always been with me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Katherine Dunham

For the kind of thing that we were showing, the budget was sufficient. As we were speaking of in Haiti, we had not done that before in exactly this form and we had to have costumes for it.