Marian Anderson - Quotes

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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.

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.

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

You lose a lot of time, hating people. ---->>>

Prayer begins where human capacity ends.

Prayer begins where human capacity ends.

Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.

Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.

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

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

I have a great belief in the future of my people and my country.

I have a great belief in the future of my people and my country.

When you stop having dreams and ideals - well, you might as well stop altogether.

When you stop having dreams and ideals - well, you might as well stop altogether.

I forgave the DAR many years ago. You lose a lot of time hating people. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 02-17, 1902
Birthplace:
Die: 08-08, 1993
Occupation: Musician
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Marian Anderson (February 27, 1897 – April 8, 1993) was an American contralto and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. Music critic Alan Blyth said: "Her voice was a rich, vibrant contralto of intrinsic beauty." Most of her singing career was spent performing in concert and recital in major music venues and with famous orchestras throughout the United States and Europe between 1925 and 1965 (wikipedia)