Pearl Bailey was an American actress, singer, and author. She was born in 1918.

She began her career as a nightclub singer, and later starred in Broadway musicals and television shows.

Bailey was also known for her activism, particularly for civil rights and the advancement of women in show business.

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In addition to her work as an entertainer, she was also a prolific author, writing both children’s books and autobiographies.

Bailey died in 1990 at the age of 72.

You will find below a curated collection of the best ‘Pearl Bailey’ quotes that you can read and share with others.


Top 10 Pearl Bailey Quotes

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Fate carries its own clock. ~ Pearl Bailey.

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A crown, if it hurts us is not worth wearing. ~ Pearl Bailey.

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I tell stories to music and, thank God, in tune. ~ Pearl Bailey.

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The deed of love is stronger than words. ~ Pearl Bailey.

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I never ask myself how I do what I do. After all, how does it rain? ~ Pearl Bailey.

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Sometimes you think the whole world is falling, and it’s only yourself that’s leaning. ~ Pearl Bailey.

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You never find yourself until you face the truth. ~ Pearl Bailey.

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You can taste a word. ~ Pearl Bailey.

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I see their souls, and I hold them in my hands, and because I love them they weigh nothing. ~ Pearl Bailey.

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Never, never rest contented with any circle of ideas, but always be certain that a wider one is still possible. ~ Pearl Bailey.

Famous Pearl Bailey Quotes

Sometimes I would almost rather have people take years of my life than take away a moment. ~ Pearl Bailey.

There’s a period of life when we swallow a knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside. ~ Pearl Bailey.

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No one can figure out your worth but you. ~ Pearl Bailey.

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You cannot belong to anyone else until you belong to yourself. ~ Pearl Bailey.

The fact is that it takes more than ingredients and technique to cook a good meal. A good cook puts something of himself into the preparation – he cooks with enjoyment, anticipation, spontaneity, and he is willing to experiment. ~ Pearl Bailey.

I hate labels, and I wear no labels. When a man has to put something around his neck and say I am, he isn’t. ~ Pearl Bailey.

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I never really look for anything. What God throws my way comes. I wake up in the morning and whichever way God turns my feet, I go. ~ Pearl Bailey.

Popular Pearl Bailey Quotes

She was known for her beautiful voice and her funny, down-to-earth personality. She starred in many movies and Broadway shows, and she sang popular songs that everyone loved.

Children, you must remember something. A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive. ~ Pearl Bailey.

Do not worry about whether or not the sun will rise. Be prepared to enjoy it. ~ Pearl Bailey.

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When you’re young, the silliest notions seem the greatest achievements. ~ Pearl Bailey.

There is a way to look at the past. Don’t hide from it. It will not catch you if you don’t repeat it. ~ Pearl Bailey.

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Everybody wants to do something to help, but nobody wants to be the first. ~ Pearl Bailey.

There are two kinds of talent, man-made talent and God-given talent. With man-made talent you have to work very hard. With God-given talent, you just touch it up once in a while. ~ Pearl Bailey.

You must change in order to survive… ~ Pearl Bailey.

Best Pearl Bailey Quotes

I don’t like to say that my kitchen is a religious place, but I would say that if I were a voodoo priestess, I would conduct my rituals there. ~ Pearl Bailey.

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The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love. ~ Pearl Bailey.

The way we’re going to get to understanding is for each man to open his heart and open his mind and look in himself as he looks at his neighbor. ~ Pearl Bailey.

I discuss humanity and not races. ~ Pearl Bailey.

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People see God every day, they just don’t recognize him. ~ Pearl Bailey.

How can you give a man a room in a house and not let him come through the front door? ~ Pearl Bailey.

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You cannot belong to anyone else, until you belong to yourself. ~ Pearl Bailey.

What the world really needs is more love and less paper work. ~ Pearl Bailey.

A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive. Having been alive, it won’t be so hard in the end to lie down and rest. ~ Pearl Bailey.


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