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16 quotations by Cab Calloway

QuoteYou 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.Quote

QuoteYou can't say they look up to him - if you did, you've got to look up to everybody in the show. But he's an outstanding character in the show.Quote

QuoteWell, he didn't have much of a conversation with me. Not that I can remember. I wasn't used to him. That's about all. I don't know. No conversation.Quote

QuoteWe usually never got out of there before four or five o'clock in the morning. Every morning. So it was rough.Quote

QuoteWe didn't have any segregation at the Cotton Club. No. The Cotton Club was wide open, it was free.Quote

QuoteThey were all good. Can't say that none was best and none was worst. I don't know, they were all good as far as I was concerned.Quote

QuoteThe 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.Quote

QuoteThat'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.Quote

QuoteOf course, nobody knows what Porgy was, whether he was on his knees all the time or was pulled by a goat or - they don't know what he was.Quote

QuoteMy audience was my life. What I did and how I did it, was all for my audience.Quote

QuoteEverybody 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.Quote

QuoteCharleston was a good town. It was a nice town. I played there years ago before Porgy and Bess. And I think the conception wasn't bad. It was good.Quote

QuoteBubbles 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.Quote

QuoteAt times as a performer they segregated us in some of theatres.Quote

QuoteA 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.Quote

Quote90%, 100% are going there to hear the singing. The story is another thing. Nobody's interested in the story. Happiness is happiness.Quote