Top Quotes by Hattie McDaniel

By | June 8, 2016

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

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

As for those grapefruit and buttermilk diets, I’ll take roast chicken and dumplings.

Hattie McDaniel

Faith is the black person’s federal reserve system.

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

I sincerely hope that I shall always be a credit to my race, and to the motion picture industry.

Hattie McDaniel

I did my best, and God did the rest.

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

The entire race is usually judged by the actions of one man or woman.

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

You can best fight any existing evil from the inside.

Hattie McDaniel

A woman’s gifts will make room for her.

Hattie McDaniel

Bob Hope, Red Skelton, and Eddie Cantor… help us keep our balance.

Hattie McDaniel

I always have the best of everything.

Hattie McDaniel

I am loathe to get married again. I’ve been married enough; I just prefer to forget it.

Hattie McDaniel

I don’t belong on this earth. I always feel out of place – like a visitor.

Hattie McDaniel

I’m letting no man handle my bank account.

Hattie McDaniel

I’ve played everything but a harp.

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

Playing the Mammy of Miss Leigh was just about the biggest thrill I’ve ever had.

Hattie McDaniel

We all respect sincerity in our friends and acquaintances, but Hollywood is willing to pay for it.

Hattie McDaniel

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