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Cab Calloway Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Cab Calloway.

He was a silly guy.
Out - do the other guy.
That was his effort at all times.
- Cab Calloway

At times as a performer they segregated us in some of theatres.
- Cab Calloway

My audience was my life.
What I did and how I did it, was all for my audience.
- Cab Calloway

That's what George wrote!
He wrote it.
Why change it? There was this European company that
I was speaking about awhile ago -
course,
didn't nobody know what Porgy was.
- Cab Calloway

 

We didn't have any segregation at the Cotton Club.
No.
The Cotton Club was wide open, it was free.
- Cab Calloway

You don't think it was because a white man wrote it,
a black man wrote it, a green man wrote it.
What - doesn't make a difference!
Doesn't make a difference.
I think he did a good job.
- Cab Calloway

It's very difficult to photograph an opera.
And they messed up on it.
It just wasn't there.
And I don't blame the Gershwins for taking it away.
Of course, if they had gotten the original company to have done it,
it would have been very good.
- Cab Calloway

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Everybody did something.
It was very entertaining.
We had a lot of fun.
Lot of fun.
And there was no segregation, that I could see.
I never saw any.
- Cab Calloway

We usually never got out of there before four or five o'clock in the morning.
Every morning.
So it was rough.
- Cab Calloway

Everybody that you could name would join in our audiences from,
Laguardia on down.
Everybody came.
Everybody came to the Cotton Club.
- Cab Calloway

90%, 100% are going there to hear the singing.
The story is another thing.
Nobody's interested in the story.
Happiness is happiness.
- Cab Calloway

The only credit I can give them.
They synchronize wonderful.
That's all.
They synchronize very - you would have thought that
they were actually acting,
but they were synching all the time,
and that's a rough job.
- Cab Calloway

A movie and a stage show are two entirely different things.
A picture, you can do anything you want.
Change it, cut out a scene, put in a scene,
take a scene out.
They don't do that on stage.
- Cab Calloway

Bubbles was a very good dancer.
Tremendous dancer.
He was one of our leading dancers of the country at that time.
And, of course, he didn't have much of a voice.
- Cab Calloway

I think it was just an opera.
Now, you go to opera, you expect to see and hear what the opera is.
So, it was Catfish Row.
It was singers.
Marvelous voices.
It didn't make no difference what color they were.
- Cab Calloway

What opera isn't violent? Two things happen,
violence and love.
And other than that, name something else.
You can't.
- Cab Calloway

Getting divorced just because you don't love a man
is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil;
but it needs a little much of letters and phone calls
and small, silly presents every so often -
just to save it from drying out completely.
- Pam Brown

Anyone can be passionate, but
it takes real lovers to be silly.
- Rose Franken

Well, you ask a silly question, and you get a silly answer.
- Tom Lehrer

I'm not interested in age.
People who tell me their age are silly.
You're as old as you feel.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Man is the most intelligent of the animals -
and the most silly.
- Diogenes

Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
- Wallace Stevens

Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on his own dunghill.
- Richard Aldington

After 9/11, we realized that all these silly culture wars,
and arguing about rock lyrics...
who cares? You know, we, for some reason,
remembered what our real problems are.
- Frank Rich

I always wanted to be an explorer, but -
it seemed I was doomed to be nothing more than a very silly person.
- Michael Palin

I love to make fun of fashion because it is just so silly.
- Kathy Griffin

Some men have a silly theory about beautiful women -
that somewhere along the line they'll turn into a monster.
That movie gave them a chance to watch it happen.
- Salma Hayek

Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans.
It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.
- Horace

I don't want to be a silly temptress.
I cannot see any sense in getting dressed up and doing
nothing but tempting men in pictures.
- Greta Garbo

If you look at my bookings, they've gone down each season.
That's something I'm trying to keep improving.
On the pitch you don't want any silly bookings.
- Wayne Rooney

People like to pigeonhole and say, Well,
I'm a Washington insider, and you know,
that's quite silly.
What does that even mean?
- Bob Woodward

Big Brother sounded like a silly stunt and that's what it is.
- Nigel Kneale

I always thought that it was kind of silly that a baseball
card could be worth so much money.
- Matthew Modine

I mean, all the ratings wars are silly.
But, I mean, someone has to be concerned about the
ratings because it means,
you know, it translates into revenue.
- Connie Chung

Hopes are like hair ornaments.
Girls want to wear too many of them.
When they become old women they look silly wearing even one.
- Arthur Golden

There's this expression called postmodernism,
which is kind of silly, and destroys a perfectly good word called modern,
which now no longer means anything.
- Twyla Tharp

He didn't even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights.
it had to be some silly little Communist.
- Jackie Kennedy

You'll be old and you never lived, and you kind of
feel silly to lie down and die and to never have lived,
to have been a job chaser and never have lived.
- Gertrude Stein

It's silly to say it about a tennis player,
but I'm an unbelievable hero in Germany.
And Germany needs heroes more than any place.
- Boris Becker

I think it's like everything else; one shouldn't dig too deeply.
It's silly to say that with a journalist,
but sometimes there is not a truth to be found.
- Alan Price

When we were doing a scene, lots of times we would collapse giggling,
because it seemed so silly because it felt like we
were doing a home movie at times.
- Illeana Douglas

I grew up in the Bronx where you would stay up late with your girlfriends,
just being silly in our bedrooms, whatever.
And I was always the clown.
- Jennifer Lopez

It's silly to keep people alive who have a terrible disease.
- Imogen Cunningham

The band broke up because I couldn't bear Rotten anymore
because he was an embarrassment with his silly hats and his,
like, shabby, dirty, nasty looking appearance.
- Sid Vicious

When people ask me silly questions about my private life,
I just say, I don't discuss that.
- Imogen Cunningham

I think what some people are doing with effects is starting to get silly.
It's overused.
- Richard Donner

Nothing to be done really about animals.
Anything you do looks foolish.
The answer isn't in us.
It's almost as if we're put here on earth to show how silly they aren't.
- Russell Hoban

God invented mankind because he loved silly stories.
- Ralph Steadman

So I all knew was you lost your limbs and you died from it.
I was scared silly.
- Della Reese

But we used to go to flea markets and things,
and look for old 78 records that had silly song titles.
- Neil Innes

If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

Sounds so silly, but I want to accomplish getting my kids through college.
- Treat Williams

I refuse to believe that trading recipes is silly.
Tuna Fish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Mountains will go into labour, and a silly little mouse will be born.
- Horace

A lot of comic actors derive their main force from childish behavior.
Most great comics are doing such silly things;
you'd say,
'That's what a child would do.'
- Gene Wilder

What am I doing in this silly showbiz life? I do wonder that sometimes.
- Saffron Burrows

If you were to come to the set of Alias,
you'd know how silly we all are.
And I mean, silly.
- Victor Garber

My Brilliant Career was beautifully directed,
but I had a bit of trouble with myself in it.
It was a silly script, based on a book this 16-year-old girl wrote.
- Judy Davis

Youth is a silly, vapid state, Old age with fears and ills is rife;
This simple boon I beg of Fate -
A thousand years of Middle Life.
- Carolyn Wells

They suggested I should introduce an element of reincarnation in the story.
At first, I thought that was silly.
But then, this whole time dimension began to fascinate me.
- Roland Joffe

We find it hard to believe that other people's thoughts are as silly as our own,
but they probably are.
- James Harvey Robinson

Maurice was a silly man.
Maurice liked being silly.
- Barry Gibb

I have had time to analyze my feelings.
I am certain that they are totally neurotic,
sexist, silly, and a big waste of time.
- Phil Donahue

I learned to draw everything except glamorous women.
No matter how much I tried to make them look sexy,
they always ended up looking silly...
or like somebody's mother.
- Norman Rockwell

My dad loved to laugh.
He was very funny and very silly.
- Mike Myers

I've been doing silly voices since I was a child.
- Hank Azaria

I loved cutting together simple commercials about margarine or soft drinks -
all kinds of silly products -
but I tried to make the commercials different.
- Renny Harlin

In comedy, you have to be unafraid to hang from the
tree branch naked in the high wind and you have to
be absolutely unafraid to look ridiculous and silly.
- Matt LeBlanc

What can you conceive more silly and extravagant than
to suppose a man racking his brains,
and studying night and day how to fly?
- William Law

A man that is ashamed of passions that are natural
and reasonable is generally proud of those that are shameful and silly.
- Mary Wortley


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