"I have actually five honorary degrees."
"It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree."Katherine Dunham on John F. Kennedy
"God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars."Katherine Dunham on Elbert Hubbard
"A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success."Katherine Dunham on Robert Orben
"Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated."Katherine Dunham on Erma Bombeck
"Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know."Katherine Dunham on T. S. Eliot
"The older I grow the more I see the influence of my family on my life. I didn't always see it. It was up to our parents to see that we had our education in a town that hadn't yet realized what racial prejudice was but actually knew and practiced it on occasion."
"We had maybe the greatest success of any company that I know of in Paris, and after two or three years I wanted to do this same number that we did for PBS, so we did it and Paris had always considered us their darlings."