Quotes by Hattie McDaniel

I did my best, and God did the rest.
- Hattie McDaniel
I always have the best of everything.
- Hattie McDaniel
I've played everything but a harp.
- Hattie McDaniel
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A woman's gifts will make room for her.
- Hattie McDaniel
I'm letting no man handle my bank account.
- Hattie McDaniel
You can best fight any existing evil from the inside.
- Hattie McDaniel
Faith is the black person's federal reserve system.
- Hattie McDaniel
Bob Hope, Red Skelton, and Eddie Cantor... help us keep our balance.
- Hattie McDaniel
The entire race is usually judged by the actions of one man or woman.
- Hattie McDaniel
I don't belong on this earth. I always feel out of place - like a visitor.
- Hattie McDaniel
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Playing the Mammy of Miss Leigh was just about the biggest thrill I've ever had.
- Hattie McDaniel
As for those grapefruit and buttermilk diets, I'll take roast chicken and dumplings.
- Hattie McDaniel
I am loathe to get married again. I've been married enough; I just prefer to forget it.
- Hattie McDaniel
I sincerely hope that I shall always be a credit to my race, and to the motion picture industry.
- Hattie McDaniel
We all respect sincerity in our friends and acquaintances, but Hollywood is willing to pay for it.
- Hattie McDaniel
Every actor and actress is possessed of the absorbing passion to create something distinctive and unique.
- Hattie McDaniel
Putting a little time aside for clean fun and good humor is very necessary to relieve the tensions of our time.
- Hattie McDaniel
My desire for the part of Mammy was not dominated by selfishness for Hollywood has been good to me and I am grateful.
- Hattie McDaniel
It sure looks good to see an honest-to-goodness audience after looking at you all for so long from the silver screen.
- Hattie McDaniel
In playing the part of Mammy, I tried to make her a living, breathing character, the way she appeared to me in the book.
- Hattie McDaniel
What is the thing that Hollywood demands most? Sincerity. No place in the world will pay such a high price for this admirable trait.
- Hattie McDaniel
When I was little, my mother taught me how to use a fork and knife. The trouble is that Mother forget to teach me how to stop using them!
- Hattie McDaniel
That's a powerful lucky rabbit's foot. I got the part in Gone With the Wind because of it. I got my Warner contract, thanks to it.
- Hattie McDaniel

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