Without love,

life is a journey through a desert. John Miller

Quotations by Marian Anderson

Posted by thesinger on February 27, 2008

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.

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

I suppose I might insist on making issues of things. But that is not my nature, and I always bear in mind that my mission is to leave behind me the kind of impression that will make it easier for those who follow.

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.

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.

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.
– All from Marian Anderson, 1897 – 1993

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One Response to “Quotations by Marian Anderson”

  1. wildflowerdays said

    amen on the complexion thing 🙂

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