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Eartha Kitt was born in South Carolina on January 17, 1927. From a very young age, she knew she wanted to be an entertainer. She began her career as a singer and dancer in the early 1940s, and soon achieved widespread fame. Over the course of her illustrious career, Kitt starred in numerous stage productions and television shows, recorded dozens of albums, and received numerous awards and accolades. She is considered one of the most influential African-American entertainers of all time. Eartha Kitt passed away on December 25, 2008 at the age of 81. Her legacy lives on.

We are glad to present you the most known Truth, Love, Giving, Life, World, Thinking, Children quotes from Eartha Kitt, and much more.


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About Eartha Kitt

birth of the author

January 17, 1927

death of the author

December 25, 2008

occupation of the author

Singer, Actress, Comedienne, Dancer, Activist And More.

date of the author

Years Active:

genre of the author

Vocal Jazz, Cabaret, Dance, Disco, Torch And More.

institution of the author

Rca Victor, Kapp, Mgm, Emi, Gnp Crescendo, Decca And More.

productions of the author

Associated Acts:
Julie Newmar, Lena Horne, Della Reese, Miles Davis, Sammy Davis Jr., Josephine Baker And More.


I fall in love with myself, and I want someone to share it with me. And I want someone to share me, with me. โ€” Eartha Kitt

I love men and I like to get their attention. โ€” Eartha Kitt

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. โ€” Eartha Kitt

I love to tease men with my legs. โ€” Eartha Kitt

i love men and i like to get their attention Eartha Kitt quote

I love being in America. I used to love traveling and I am glad that I was able to go around the world. I still love to go to Europe, but I always want to come home. โ€” Eartha Kitt

I used to love it when I walked down the street and construction workers would whistle. โ€” Eartha Kitt


Innocence is one of the most exciting things in the world. โ€” Eartha Kitt

The biggest family in the world is my fans. โ€” Eartha Kitt

I’m an orphan. But the public has adopted me, and that has been my only family. The biggest family in the world is my fans. โ€” Eartha Kitt

innocence is one of the most exciting things in the world Eartha Kitt quote

The public has become my fairy godmother. โ€” Eartha Kitt


I was an illegitimate, well, I still am an illegitimate child. โ€” Eartha Kitt

Even as a child, I found a way to survive. โ€” Eartha Kitt

I don’t believe in bringing children into the world out of wedlock. โ€” Eartha Kitt

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. โ€” Eartha Kitt

i was an illegitimate well i still am an illegitimate child Eartha Kitt quote

When my baby was born I had to know how to save her in case she fell in the pool or something like that. I went to one of these nursing places to learn how to take care of the child. โ€” Eartha Kitt


Let’s take care of the necessities first: give people jobs, and find a way to get us out of poverty. โ€” Eartha Kitt

I was given away. If your mother gives you away, you think everybody who comes into your life is going to give you away. โ€” Eartha Kitt

What were some of Eartha Kittโ€™s most popular songs?

Eartha Kittโ€™s early 1950s recordings such as โ€œCโ€™est Si Bon,โ€ โ€œSanta Baby,โ€ and โ€œI Want to Be Evil,โ€ helped make her a star.

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. โ€” Eartha Kitt

The price we pay for being ourselves is worth it. โ€” Eartha Kitt

the price we pay for being ourselves is worth it Eartha Kitt quote

I have used all the manure that has been thrown on me as fertilizer to make me stronger. โ€” Eartha Kitt

Everything should be done with moderation and using common sense. โ€” Eartha Kitt

Redundant Thematics

In Eartha Kitt Statements



I thought Britney Spears was absolutely marvelous in the beginning. But now I think she’s gone off the deep end. โ€” Eartha Kitt

Young ghetto boys thought that in this society, the good guys lost and the bad guys won. โ€” Eartha Kitt

I sent my daughter 40 roses last November because I thought she was 40. And she laughed her head off. She is not going to be 40 until this year! โ€” Eartha Kitt

young ghetto boys thought that in this society the good guys lost and the bad guys won Eartha Kitt quote

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. โ€” Eartha Kitt


Truth is a theory that is constantly being disproved. Only lies, it seems, go on forever. โ€” Eartha Kitt

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. โ€” Eartha Kitt

This is where you see the truth of entertainment, because it is not edited. You see it on stage as it is happening. Even if we fall down or forget our words, it’s a part of live entertainment. โ€” Eartha Kitt

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. โ€” Eartha Kitt

truth is a theory that is constantly being disproved only lies it seems go on forever Eartha Kitt quote


My recipe for life is not being afraid of myself, afraid of what I think or of my opinions. โ€” Eartha Kitt

I have a great need for affection from an audience. I don’t know whether this is because I had such a tough life when I was a child. โ€” Eartha Kitt

I do think that same gender partners should be able to be married. Why not? If you share a life together than who in the world should have anything to say about it? โ€” Eartha Kitt

I don’t have to have the biggest house or the biggest car or the longest mink, but quality of life is really glamorous. โ€” Eartha Kitt

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. โ€” Eartha Kitt

my recipe for life is not being afraid of myself afraid of what i think or of my opinions Eartha Kitt quote

I take life for what it has to offer me. I don’t get aggravated about [getting older]. The wrinkles on my face are a natural process, so why should I get angry? โ€” Eartha Kitt

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