Quotes by: Hattie McDaniel
McDaniel in 1941
June 10, 1895|
Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
||October 26, 1952
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Cause of death
||George Langford (1922) (his death)
Howard Hickman (1938) (divorced)
James Lloyd Crawford (1941–1945) (divorced)
Larry Williams (1949–1950) (divorced)
Tristan Obcemea (1951–1952) (her death)
We all respect sincerity in our friends and acquaintances, but Hollywood is willing to pay for it.
I am loathe to get married again. I've been married enough; I just prefer to forget it.
Playing the Mammy of Miss Leigh was just about the biggest thrill I've ever had.
As for those grapefruit and buttermilk diets, I'll take roast chicken and dumplings.
What is the thing that Hollywood demands most? Sincerity. No place in the world will pay such a high price for this admirable trait.
Putting a little time aside for clean fun and good humor is very necessary to relieve the tensions of our time.
Every actor and actress is possessed of the absorbing passion to create something distinctive and unique.
It sure looks good to see an honest-to-goodness audience after looking at you all for so long from the silver screen.
In playing the part of Mammy, I tried to make her a living, breathing character, the way she appeared to me in the book.
My desire for the part of Mammy was not dominated by selfishness for Hollywood has been good to me and I am grateful.
I sincerely hope that I shall always be a credit to my race, and to the motion picture industry.
That's a powerful lucky rabbit's foot. I got the part in Gone With the Wind because of it. I got my Warner contract, thanks to it.
When I was little, my mother taught me how to use a fork and knife. The trouble is that Mother forget to teach me how to stop using them!
I don't belong on this earth. I always feel out of place - like a visitor.