Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Josephine Baker
(1906-1975) born on
Jun 3
French "jazz singer, dancer". "She was Folies-Bergere's "Dark Star," 1920s who introduced hot jazz to Paris; active in Resistance, WW II and outspoken about civil rights."

". . . I improvised, crazed by the music. . . . Even my teeth and eyes burned with fever. Each time I leaped I seemed to touch the sky and when I regained earth it seemed to be mine alone."

I believe in prayer. It's the best way we have to draw strength from heaven.
"Beautiful? It's all a question of luck. I was born with good legs. As for the rest . . . beautiful, no. Amusing, yes."
"I was learning the importance of names -- having them, making them -- but at the same time I sensed the dangers. Recognition was followed by oblivion, a yawning maw whose victims disappeared without a trace."
"I like Frenchmen very much, because even when they insult you they do it so nicely."


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "On her performance with the "Revue Negre," c. 1925; in "Josephine," 1977."
R: ""Josephine," 1977."
A: "c. 1969; in "Words to Make My Dream Children Live," by Deirdre Mullane, 1995."
N: ""Josephine," 1977."
K: Remark.

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