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.
I had almost three acres of land in Beverly Hills. And I had a big atrium of chickens because I love that feeling of being in the country and living from the soil.
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.
Aging has a wonderful beauty and we should have respect for that.
I punish myself more than anybody else does if I am stupid about my actions, and I suffer, really suffer.
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.
I've always been multi-cultural myself. I'm not black and I'm not white and I'm not pink and I'm not green. Eartha Kitt has no color, and that is how barriers are broken.
Whenever I walk out on a stage, I'm begging for affection.
My recipe for life is not being afraid of myself, afraid of what I think or of my opinions.
I don't carry myself as a black person but as a woman that belongs to everybody. After all, it's the general public that made me - not any one particular group. So I don't think of myself as belonging to any particular group and never have.
Generally the whole entertainment business now is bland.
I never identified with anybody. I have always been very sensitive about my color, because everybody called me 'yellow gal.' I was caught in between both sides - nobody wanted me. I love that my audience is there, but I always feel as though I have to fend for myself.
I wouldn't bother to describe me. I'm Eartha Kitt.
Dr. Einstein was not successful in school, but he found something in the air from his own imagination and his own brain power, and look what he did.
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.
I am the last of the Mohicans, the creme de la creme of cabaret.
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.
I think it's fun to look at people with big diamonds. I see them in my audience all the time, with the fur coat, a woman whose hand is always out front, or the two fingers are on the cheek to show her diamond. I don't have anything against that.
I used to love it when I walked down the street and construction workers would whistle.
In essence, I'm a sophisticated cotton picker.