"I shall always respect the composer. If I embellish, it is his idea I am embellishing."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Kate Smith on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Kate Smith on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Kate Smith on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Kate Smith on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Kate Smith on Abraham Lincoln
"In 29 years, I had recorded over 2,200 songs. I was amazed."
"As soon as I began to earn what might be called fairly large sums, I bought a car and began to explore the country around New York."
"Many people submit to excessive appetites without realizing that they do not need to eat so much food."
"It became obvious in 1957 that I was endangering my health by carrying so much weight."
"I sometimes get that wonderful sympathy between me and the audience, telling me I've reached their hearts. And when I do, the thrill is mine."