110+ Best Eartha Kitt Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Eartha Kitt was an American singer, actress, dancer, comedian, activist, author, and songwriter known for her highly distinctive singing style. Profoundly inspirational Eartha Kitt quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Eartha Kitt Quotes

I punish myself more than anybody else does if I am stupid about my actions, and I suffer, really suffer. – Eartha Kitt

I’ve always said to my men friends, If you really care for me, darling, you will give me territory. Give me land, give me land. – Eartha Kitt

The price we pay for being ourselves is worth it. – Eartha Kitt

It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self-love deficit. – Eartha Kitt

People these days are thinking less and drinking more. – Eartha Kitt

Aging has a wonderful beauty and we should have respect for that. – Eartha Kitt

I do not have an act. I just do Eartha Kitt… I want to be whoever Eartha Kitt is until the gods take me wherever they take me. – Eartha Kitt

The public has become my fairy godmother. – Eartha Kitt

When we want to have our own style of living, it is nobody’s business but ours. What we do in private is our private business. – Eartha Kitt

I have to keep testing myself. – Eartha Kitt

The children of America are not rebelling for no reason. They are not hippies for no reason at all. We don’t have what we have on Sunset Blvd. for no reason. They are rebelling against something. There are so many things burning the people of this country, particularly mothers. They feel they are going to raise sons—and I know what it’s like, and you have children of your own, Mrs. Johnson—we raise children and send them to war. – Eartha Kitt

People in general are used to seeing me as the naughty girl because that’s what they’ve always cast me as. – Eartha Kitt

Jewelry, to me, is a pain in the derriere, because you have to be watching it all the time. – Eartha Kitt

We’re not thought of in terms of color because we are entertainers. We are there to entertain you not because we are black, white, pink, or green or gay or straight or because we are Catholic or Protestant. – Eartha Kitt

I don’t believe in bringing children into the world out of wedlock. – Eartha Kitt

I always believe in living in the country, because that’s where what I eat is what I can put back in the dirt. – Eartha Kitt

I still can’t go over a subway grating without looking down to see if there is some money there. – Eartha Kitt

Live theater to me is much more free than the movies or television. – Eartha Kitt

I don’t wear my political feelings on my sleeve. However, if I’m asked, I will answer honestly. – Eartha Kitt

I would like to be writing more because people are constantly asking me questions, and I write down what they are asking me. – Eartha Kitt

Even as a child, I found a way to survive. – Eartha Kitt

Dr. Einstein was not successful in school, but he found something in the air from his own imagination and his own brain power and look what he did. – Eartha Kitt

I love being in America. I used to love traveling and I am glad that I was able to go around the world. I still love to go to Europe, but I always want to come home. – Eartha Kitt

You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kids rebel and take pot. – Eartha Kitt

I said to the president’s wife, Vietnam is the main reason we are having trouble with the youth of America. It is a war without explanation or reason. – Eartha Kitt

I am still confused because I still don’t know who my father is. And so who is my mother? The feeling is still there. – Eartha Kitt

I was called a naughty girl only because I was singing naughty songs. – Eartha Kitt

As the ‘Batman’ TV series was returning to ABC for its second season in 1967, the TV bosses decided to take Catwoman into another direction… lucky for me. – Eartha Kitt

I’m still with that feeling that I am afraid of doing the wrong thing, because somebody is going to punish me. – Eartha Kitt

I was invited to a luncheon with 49 other women to give my opinions about the problematic situation among young people. They wanted me to talk about why is there so much juvenile delinquency in the streets of America. – Eartha Kitt

I never take anything for granted. I may slip any minute. – Eartha Kitt

I don’t go for very handsome men. Like they say in England, toy boys break too easily. – Eartha Kitt

I love men and I like to get their attention. – Eartha Kitt

When the people who are responsible for our country ask you a direct question, I expect them to accept a direct answer, not to be blackballed because you are telling the truth. – Eartha Kitt

I am supposed to be, according to what I am told, one of the children of the cotton plantation owner’s sons. If I could prove that, I’d own the whole goddamn everything. – Eartha Kitt

You don’t move just because you want to go from this point to that point – the body has to be using the words as well as you vocally use the words. – Eartha Kitt

Innocence is one of the most exciting things in the world. – Eartha Kitt

In essence, I’m a sophisticated cotton picker. – Eartha Kitt

I am the original Material Girl. – Eartha Kitt

Orson Welles was one of these people who was defying everything the doctors told him he wasn’t supposed to be doing. He was really enjoying himself when he was eating what he wanted to eat. – Eartha Kitt

I was given away. If your mother gives you away, you think everybody who comes into your life is going to give you away. – Eartha Kitt

Young ghetto boys thought that in this society, the good guys lost and the bad guys won. – Eartha Kitt

Let’s take care of the necessities first: give people jobs, and find a way to get us out of poverty – Eartha Kitt

I’ve always accepted applause as making me feel worthwhile. I hope I die being applauded. Just put a chaise longue under me and let me go. – Eartha Kitt

Everything should be done with moderation and using common sense. – Eartha Kitt

I am the last of the Mohicans, the creme de la creme of cabaret. – Eartha Kitt

I don’t have to have the biggest house or the biggest car or the longest mink, but quality of life is really glamorous. – Eartha Kitt

A cat is a cat. She has no race creed or collar. – Eartha Kitt

Greed is so destructive. It destroys everything. – Eartha Kitt

Thank God you’ve got a sense of humor, or you’d be in trouble. – Eartha Kitt

I thought Britney Spears was absolutely marvelous in the beginning. But now I think she’s gone off the deep end. – Eartha Kitt

Having my animals or my children with me exorcises that feeling of not being wanted. – Eartha Kitt

I’ve never felt that fear is my enemy. Fear is my friend. It offers me a chance to stay alert, keep growing, continue creating something new. If you don’t take that sort of risk, you learn nothing. – Eartha Kitt

I have used all the manure that has been thrown on me as fertilizer to make me stronger. – Eartha Kitt

A man has always wanted to lay me down, but he never wanted to pick me up. – Eartha Kitt

I fall in love with myself, and I want someone to share it with me. And I want someone to share me, with me. – Eartha Kitt

The river is constantly turning and bending, and you never know where it’s going to go and where you’ll wind up. Following the bend in the river and staying on your own path means that you are on the right track. Don’t let anyone deter you from that. – Eartha Kitt

My recipe for life is not being afraid of myself, afraid of what I think or of my opinions. – Eartha Kitt

It’s best if you can do things with a sense of humor and finesse. – Eartha Kitt

I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma. – Eartha Kitt

Greed can be very dangerous because you sacrifice your soul for the sake of something material, and then you start sacrificing people in order to keep that which is material. – Eartha Kitt

I’m very happy with what the gods have given me. I take life as she presents herself to me, and whatever you see in my face is what I have earned. – Eartha Kitt

I stayed on my own path and did not follow the herd. I made a way for myself. – Eartha Kitt

Truth is a theory that is constantly being disproved. Only lies, it seems, go on forever. – Eartha Kitt

The thing that hurts, that became anger, was when I realized that if you tell the truth, in a country that says you’re entitled to tell the truth, you get your face slapped and you get put out of work. – Eartha Kitt

Sometimes it’s good to fall down to see who will pick you up. – Eartha Kitt

Don’t depend on other people to be responsible for you. Don’t make yourself stressed out over nonsensical things like material things. – Eartha Kitt

My house was bugged. They couldn’t find any information on me being a subversive because I happen to love America; I just don’t like some of the things the government is doing. – Eartha Kitt

If you’re looking for immediate rewards, you’re only looking for the money. – Eartha Kitt

I’m a dirt person. I trust the dirt. I don’t trust diamonds and gold. – Eartha Kitt

As you’ve witnessed, Catwoman is the ultimate diva. From the pages of comic books to both small and big screens, Catwoman continues to evolve and mature like a true cat. Catwoman, is a unique breed, never taking the same form twice. But whatever form she takes; she’ll always reign supreme. A dog maybe man’s best friend, but a cat is everyone’s favourite feline fatale. – Eartha Kitt

I love to tease men with my legs. – Eartha Kitt

Just because you are different does not mean that you have to be rejected – Eartha Kitt

I fight for other people better than I fight for myself. – Eartha Kitt

I’m an orphan. But the public has adopted me, and that has been my only family. The biggest family in the world is my fans. – Eartha Kitt

I have a great need for affection from an audience. I don’t know whether this is because I had such a tough life when I was a child. – Eartha Kitt

I wouldn’t bother to describe me. I’m Eartha Kitt. – Eartha Kitt

I am a mother and I know the feeling of having a baby come out of my gut. – Eartha Kitt

Eartha Mae is very shy. She’s scared to be seen, scared of rejection and even afraid of affection. Relationships can be rather uncomfortable for her. But, as Eartha Kitt, it’s fine. I can accept and reject any time I want to. Do I ever reject? Not really. Although people think I do! – Eartha Kitt

I’ve always been multi-cultural myself. I’m not black and I’m not white and I’m not pink and I’m not green. Eartha Kitt has no color, and that is how barriers are broken. – Eartha Kitt

Generally the whole entertainment business now is bland. – Eartha Kitt

I used to love it when I walked down the street and construction workers would whistle. – Eartha Kitt

You don’t have to hit anybody on the head to be sexy. – Eartha Kitt

I do think that same gender partners should be able to be married. Why not? If you share a life together than who in the world should have anything to say about it? – Eartha Kitt

A lot can be said with just a look, or the way the body moves. Each song is a different character. So each song takes on a different movement of the body. And the body has to go with the subject and the attitude that you have toward that subject. – Eartha Kitt

I don’t carry myself as a black person but as a woman that belongs to everybody. After all, it’s the general public that made me – not any one particular group. So I don’t think of myself as belonging to any particular group and never have. – Eartha Kitt

I never identified with anybody. I have always been very sensitive about my color, because everybody called me ‘yellow gal.’ I was caught in between both sides – nobody wanted me. I love that my audience is there, but I always feel as though I have to fend for myself. – Eartha Kitt

I think it’s fun to look at people with big diamonds. I see them in my audience all the time, with the fur coat, a woman whose hand is always out front, or the two fingers are on the cheek to show her diamond. I don’t have anything against that. – Eartha Kitt

This is where you see the truth of entertainment, because it is not edited. You see it on stage as it is happening. Even if we fall down or forget our words, it’s a part of live entertainment. – Eartha Kitt

The audience has always been my best director. – Eartha Kitt

I was an illegitimate, well, I still am an illegitimate child. – Eartha Kitt

In the ’50s, critics used to say I had a ‘dangerous’ act. – Eartha Kitt

Maybe subconsciously I feel I was meant to work hard for a living. – Eartha Kitt

Whenever I walk out on a stage, I’m begging for affection. – Eartha Kitt

I had almost three acres of land in Beverly Hills. And I had a big atrium of chickens because I love that feeling of being in the country and living from the soil. – Eartha Kitt

I don’t think I ever really got interested in theater. – Eartha Kitt

The biggest family in the world is my fans. – Eartha Kitt

The stage floor was a stage of thin ice for me to tread. To hold my own or to sink through and die, never to be remembered. – Eartha Kitt

When the Batman TV series was taken to the silver screen, one of America’s favorite sweethearts would don the mask and claws of Catwoman. – Eartha Kitt

I used to teach dance lessons. – Eartha Kitt

When I played Lady Day, I took Aba onstage with me as a joke. He started singing-in tune! and the audience loved it. – Eartha Kitt

The boys that were running away from America because they didn’t want to get involved with the Vietnam War had come to me. They would tell me how they felt. – Eartha Kitt

When my baby was born, I had to know how to save her in case she fell in the pool or something like that. I went to one of these nursing places to learn how to take care of the child. – Eartha Kitt

I was trying to find out who my father was. They say that at that time, that if you are illegitimate, the father doesn’t have to put his name down on the certificate. – Eartha Kitt

Dallas is where Kennedy was shot, and that’s where I was put in jail. – Eartha Kitt

I sent my daughter 40 roses last November because I thought she was 40. And she laughed her head off. She is not going to be 40 until this year! – Eartha Kitt

I am always trying to eat the right kind of foods that are going to keep me healthy. – Eartha Kitt

I have been nominated three times. I have the little pieces of paper to prove it. – Eartha Kitt

In 1992, fans of our feline temptress got another chance to sink their claws into the new and exciting tales of Catwoman in Batman: The Animated Series. – Eartha Kitt

Thank God I got the rejects. These animals are very, very affectionate. – Eartha Kitt

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