13 Incredible Lena Horne Quotes

13 Incredible Lena Horne Quotes

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Lena Horne was a actress, dancer, singer, and civil rights activist from Brooklyn, New York. She began her entertainment career at 16 years old and soon moved to California where she began landing parts in movies. Some of her most known films include Stormy Weather and Cabin in the Sky. She was soon blacklisted in Hollywood due to her left wing political views. She died on May 9, 2010 at the age of 92.

“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.”

“Always be smarter than the people who hire you.”

“Don’t be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can, because when you feel nothing, it’s just death.”

“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.”

“I don’t think I can carry it, but I am absolutely thrilled to be receiving this award.”

“I made a promise to myself to be kinder to other people.”

“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.”

“I want to sing like Aretha Franklin. Before her I wanted the technical ability of Ella Fitzgerald.”

“I was lucky, as many of my generation was, in having a man like Dr. King in our lives. He came at a time that we needed to take a long look at each other and see how similar we were.”

“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.”

“I’m still learning, you know. At 80, I feel there is a lot I don’t know.”

“It’s so nice to get flowers while you can still smell the fragrance.”

“My identity is very clear to me now, I am a black woman.”