Kate Smith - Quotes

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Middle-aged women have greater stability, they are more loyal, and their capacity for steady work is greater than that of younger women.

Middle-aged women have greater stability, they are more loyal, and their capacity for steady work is greater than that of younger women.

I was always daydreaming about singing in big productions on Broadway. ---->>>

I could see myself in a white nurse's uniform, working unnoticed for many years and at last dying, unknown, unmarried and unsung. ---->>>

There's no second chance on stage, and I was trained to make the most of my first chance. ---->>>

My singing is part of me, like my stoutness, or my light hair, or my poor eyesight. ---->>>

During the presidential primaries of 1940, I received a request from the Democratic National Committee to sing God Bless America before the speeches. ---->>>

If rock-and-roll is well done, there's nothing so terribly wrong with that kind of music. But the lyrics are another story. ---->>>

Intelligent analysis of the composer's intention and strict adherence to it automatically ensures sincerity. ---->>>

I know I'm fat and I know my hair is straight, but I can sing. ---->>>

Public and employer opinion often defeat society's best interests with a prejudice against middle-aged women. ---->>>

I am harder on myself than anyone else could be. ---->>>

As soon as I began to earn what might be called fairly large sums, I bought a car and began to explore the country around New York. ---->>>

Because of my voice, speaking words which had been carefully chosen, women had used money they had set aside for other purposes to buy war bonds. ---->>>

I must work hard to make my singing above reproach; there must be no faults which hard work would take care of. ---->>>

In nearly all ballads, the words set the mood and meaning, while the music intensifies or enhances them. ---->>>

It's up to the audience. It always has been.

It's up to the audience. It always has been.

Most of the people who act and sing do so for their own pleasure and that of their friends and family. ---->>>

I sometimes get that wonderful sympathy between me and the audience, telling me I've reached their hearts. And when I do, the thrill is mine. ---->>>

I am exceedingly lucky that my voice, along with perfect pitch and perfect rhythm, was given me at birth. ---->>>

Since I have been singing for so many years, I don't always need to approach a song quite so laboriously and meticulously. ---->>>

I vowed that whenever my family needed me, I would give up everything to go to them, no matter what. The show must go on was meaningless to me.

I vowed that whenever my family needed me, I would give up everything to go to them, no matter what. The show must go on was meaningless to me.

An entertainer should in his public performance keep himself out of any controversy, political or otherwise. ---->>>

I am continually embarrassed by people who point me out as an example of what can be done without training. ---->>>

In 29 years, I had recorded over 2,200 songs. I was amazed.

In 29 years, I had recorded over 2,200 songs. I was amazed.

It is important that the audience should understand every syllable of every word, for only then can they grasp the meaning of the song. ---->>>

This nation loves singing and loves acting.

This nation loves singing and loves acting.

Every small town has its dramatic group, its barber-shop quartet, every home has music in one form or another. ---->>>

I could not separate myself off stage from myself on stage, as so many actors can. ---->>>

I have always examined closely the motives of any group for which I am asked to raise money. ---->>>

I have been extremely lucky with reviewers and critics throughout my career. ---->>>

I have never known stage-fright at any time. ---->>>

I have personally believed in every product I have ever advertised. ---->>>

I just can't read music. ---->>>

I learn my songs by ear. ---->>>

I shall always respect the composer. If I embellish, it is his idea I am embellishing. ---->>>

Ice cream was my undoing, and six chocolate milk shakes in a row were nothing to me at one time. ---->>>

It became obvious in 1957 that I was endangering my health by carrying so much weight. ---->>>

Many people submit to excessive appetites without realizing that they do not need to eat so much food. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 05-01, 1907
Birthplace:
Die: 06-17, 1986
Occupation: Musician
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Kathryn Elizabeth Smith (May 1, 1907 – June 17, 1986), known professionally as Kate Smith and The First Lady of Radio, was an American singer, a contralto, best known for her rendition of Irving Berlin's "God Bless America". She had a radio, television, and recording career spanning five decades, which reached its pinnacle in the 1940s (wikipedia)