26 Marian Anderson Quotes On Success In Life

Marian Anderson was an American contralto. She performed a wide range of music, from opera to spirituals. Anderson performed with renowned orchestras in major concert and recital venues throughout the United States and Europe between 1925 and 1965. These Marian Anderson quotes will motivate you.

Best Marian Anderson Quotes

  1. “If you have a purpose in which you can believe, there’s no end to the amount of things you can accomplish.” ~ Marian Anderson
  2. “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.” ~ Marian Anderson
  3. “You lose a lot of time, hating people.” ~ Marian Anderson
  4. “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.” ~ Marian Anderson
  5. “Everyone has a gift for something, even if it is the gift of being a good friend.” ~ Marian Anderson

  6. “Prejudice: Sometimes it’s 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.” ~ Marian Anderson
  7. “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.” ~ Marian Anderson
  8. Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman.” ~ Marian Anderson
  9. “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.” ~ Marian Anderson
  10. “Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it” ~ Marian Anderson

  11. “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 first move–and he, in turn, waits for you. Not everyone can be turned aside from meanness and hatred, but the great majority of Americans is heading in that direction. I have a great belief in the future of my people and my country.” ~ Marian Anderson
  12. “When you stop having dreams and ideals – well, you might as well stop altogether.” ~ Marian Anderson
  13. “Prayer begins where human capacity ends.” ~ Marian Anderson
  14. “I had gone to Europe . . . to reach for a place as a serious artist, but I never doubted that I must return. I was – and am – an American.” ~ Marian Anderson
  15. “The minute a person whose word means a great deal dares to take the open-hearted and courageous way, many others follow.” ~ Marian Anderson
  16. “You can’t build a chimney from the top, you know.” ~ Marian Anderson

  17. “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.” ~ Marian Anderson
  18. “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.” ~ Marian Anderson
  19. “Sometimes you’re overwhelmed when a thing comes, and you do not realize the magnitude of the affair at that moment. When you get away from it, you wonder, did it really happen to you.” ~ Marian Anderson
  20. “You cannot fool an audience.” ~ Marian Anderson

  21. “I have a great belief in the future of my people and my country.” ~ Marian Anderson
  22. “Where there is money, there is fighting.” ~ Marian Anderson
  23. “A person has to be busy to be alive.” ~ Marian Anderson
  24. ”I forgave the DAR many years ago. You lose a lot of time hating people.”~ Marian Anderson
  25. “The minute a person whose word means a great deal dares to take the open-hearted and courageous way, many others follow.”~ Marian Anderson
  26. “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.”~ Marian Anderson

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