65 Eartha Kitt Quotes On Success In Life

Eartha Kitt was an American singer, actress, comedienne, dancer, and activist known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 recordings of “C’est si bon” and the Christmas novelty song “Santa Baby”, both of which reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Orson Welles once called her the “most exciting woman in the world”. These Eartha Kitt quotes will motivate you.

Best Eartha Kitt Quotes

  1. “The price we pay for being ourselves is worth it.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  2. “It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self love deficit.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  3. “I’ve never felt that fear is my enemy. Fear is my friend. It offers me a chance to stay alert, keep growing, continue creating something new. If you don’t take that sort of risk, you learn nothing.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  4. “I have used all the manure that has been thrown on me as fertilizer to make me stronger.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  5. “A man has always wanted to lay me down but he never wanted to pick me up.” ~ Eartha Kitt

  6. “I fall in love with myself, and I want someone to share it with me. And I want someone to share me, with me.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  7. “The river is constantly turning and bending and you never know where it’s going to go and where you’ll wind up. Following the bend in the river and staying on your own path means that you are on the right track. Don’t let anyone deter you from that.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  8. “My recipe for life is not being afraid of myself, afraid of what I think or of my opinions.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  9. “I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.” ~ Eartha Kitt

  10. “Greed can be very dangerous because you sacrifice your soul for the sake of something material, and then you start sacrificing people in order to keep that which is material.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  11. “It’s best if you can do things with a sense of humor and finesse.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  12. I’m very happy with what the gods have given me. I take life as she presents herself to me, and whatever you see in my face is what I have earned.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  13. “I stayed on my own path and did not follow the herd. I made a way for myself.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  14. “Truth is a theory that is constantly being disproved. Only lies, it seems, go on forever.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  15. “Sometimes it’s good to fall down to see who will pick you up.” ~ Eartha Kitt

  16. “Don’t depend on other people to be responsible for you. Don’t make yourself stressed out over nonsensical things like material things.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  17. “The thing that hurts, that became anger, was when I realized that if you tell the truth, in a country that says you’re entitled to tell the truth, you get your face slapped and you get put out of work.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  18. “Just because you are different does not mean that you have to be rejected” ~ Eartha Kitt
  19. “My house was bugged. They couldn’t find any information on me being a subversive because I happen to love America; I just don’t like some of the things the government is doing.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  20. “I’m a dirt person. I trust the dirt. I don’t trust diamonds and gold.” ~ Eartha Kitt

  21. “If you’re looking for immediate rewards, you’re only looking for the money.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  22. “As you’ve witnessed, Catwoman is the ultimate diva. From the pages of comic books to both small and big screens, Catwoman continues to evolve and mature like a true cat. Catwoman, is a unique breed, never taking the same form twice. But whatever form she takes, she’ll always reign supreme. A dog maybe man’s best friend, but a cat is everyone’s favourite feline fatale.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  23. “Aging has a wonderful beauty and we should have respect for that.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  24. “I’ve always said to my men friends, If you really care for me, darling, you will give me territory. Give me land, give me land.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  25. “I never take anything for granted. I may slip any minute.” ~ Eartha Kitt

  26. “When the people who are responsible for our country ask you a direct question, I expect them to accept a direct answer, not to be blackballed because you are telling the truth.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  27. “I love to tease men with my legs.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  28. “I am supposed to be, according to what I am told, one of the children of the cotton plantation owner’s sons. If I could prove that, I’d own the whole goddamn everything.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  29. “People these days are thinking less and drinking more.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  30. “I fight for other people better than I fight for myself.” ~ Eartha Kitt

  31. “I don’t go for very handsome men. Like they say in England, toy boys break too easily.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  32. “I was given away. If your mother gives you away, you think everybody who comes into your life is going to give you away.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  33. “I punish myself more than anybody else does if I am stupid about my actions, and I suffer, really suffer.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  34. “You don’t move just because you want to go from this point to that point – the body has to be using the words as well as you vocally use the words.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  35. “I love men and I like to get their attention.” ~ Eartha Kitt

  36. “Young ghetto boys thought that in this society, the good guys lost and the bad guys won.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  37. “In essence, I’m a sophisticated cotton picker.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  38. “I am the original Material Girl.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  39. “I don’t have to have the biggest house or the biggest car or the longest mink, but quality of life is really glamorous.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  40. “Orson Welles was one of these people who was defying everything the doctors told him he wasn’t supposed to be doing. He was really enjoying himself when he was eating what he wanted to eat.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  41. “Innocence is one of the most exciting things in the world.” ~ Eartha Kitt

  42. “Everything should be done with moderation and using common sense.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  43. “Let’s take care of the necessities first: give people jobs, and find a way to get us out of poverty” ~ Eartha Kitt
  44. “I am the last of the Mohicans, the creme de la creme of cabaret.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  45. “A cat is a cat. She has no race creed or collar.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  46. “I’ve always accepted applause as making me feel worthwhile. I hope I die being applauded. Just put a chaise longue under me and let me go.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  47. “Thank God you’ve got a sense of humor, or you’d be in trouble.” ~ Eartha Kitt

  48. “When we want to have our own style of living, it is nobody’s business but ours. What we do in private is our private business.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  49. “Greed is so destructive. It destroys everything.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  50. “I have to keep testing myself.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  51. “Having my animals or my children with me exorcises that feeling of not being wanted.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  52. “I do not have an act. I just do Eartha Kitt… I want to be whoever Eartha Kitt is until the gods take me wherever they take me.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  53. “The public has become my fairy godmother.” ~ Eartha Kitt

  54. “People in general are used to seeing me as the naughty girl because that’s what they’ve always cast me as.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  55. “I thought Britney Spears was absolutely marvelous in the beginning. But now I think she’s gone off the deep end.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  56. “You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kids rebel and take pot.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  57. “I don’t believe in bringing children into the world out of wedlock.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  58. “As the ‘Batman’ TV series was returning to ABC for its second season in 1967, the TV bosses decided to take Catwoman into another direction… lucky for me.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  59. “Jewelry, to me, is a pain in the derriere, because you have to be watching it all the time.” ~ Eartha Kitt

  60. “The children of America are not rebelling for no reason. They are not hippies for no reason at all. We don’t have what we have on Sunset Blvd. for no reason. They are rebelling against something. There are so many things burning the people of this country, particularly mothers. They feel they are going to raise sons—and I know what it’s like, and you have children of your own, Mrs. Johnson—we raise children and send them to war.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  61. “I always believe in living in the country, because that’s where what I eat is what I can put back in the dirt.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  62. “We’re not thought of in terms of color because we are entertainers. We are there to entertain you not because we are black, white, pink, or green or gay or straight or because we are Catholic or Protestant.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  63. “I still can’t go over a subway grating without looking down to see if there is some money there.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  64. “I was called a naughty girl only because I was singing naughty songs.” ~ Eartha Kitt
  65. “Live theater to me is much more free than the movies or television.” ~ Eartha Kitt

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