Josephine's Mother: No one's ever been able to tell that girl anything... least of all me.
Josephine Baker: Hollywood wants me to play maids - I have maids of my own.
Josephine Baker: What am I most ashamed of in my life? Not keeping my promise to my sister and being too scared of America to attend her funeral.
Josephine Baker: One dance had made me the most famous colored woman in the world.
Josephine Baker: My dear, I know exactly how I'm gonna die: out of breath, exhausted at the end of a dance. And that won't be for a long, long time.