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