"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."
"That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind."Kate Smith on William Wordsworth
"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength."Kate Smith on Corrie Ten Boom
"What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like."Kate Smith on Saint Augustine
"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."Kate Smith on Khalil Gibran
"When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions."Kate Smith on William Shakespeare
"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 shall always respect the composer. If I embellish, it is his idea I am embellishing."