"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."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Katherine Dunham on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Katherine Dunham on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Katherine Dunham on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."Katherine Dunham on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."Katherine Dunham on Oscar Wilde
"I have actually five honorary degrees."
"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."