I am continually embarrassed by people who point me out as an example of what can be done without training.
Many people submit to excessive appetites without realizing that they do not need to eat so much food.
Most of the people who act and sing do so for their own pleasure and that of their friends and family.
Because of my voice, speaking words which had been carefully chosen, women had used money they had set aside for other purposes to buy war bonds.
I have always examined closely the motives of any group for which I am asked to raise money.
I have never known stage-fright at any time.
Ice cream was my undoing, and six chocolate milk shakes in a row were nothing to me at one time.
Every small town has its dramatic group, its barber-shop quartet, every home has music in one form or another.
I vowed that whenever my family needed me, I would give up everything to go to them, no matter what. The show must go on was meaningless to me.
Public and employer opinion often defeat society's best interests with a prejudice against middle-aged women.
An entertainer should in his public performance keep himself out of any controversy, political or otherwise.
My singing is part of me, like my stoutness, or my light hair, or my poor eyesight.
This nation loves singing and loves acting.
I must work hard to make my singing above reproach; there must be no faults which hard work would take care of.
Middle-aged women have greater stability, they are more loyal, and their capacity for steady work is greater than that of younger women.