More From Ethel Waters
- "I wanted to be with the kind of people I’d grown up with, but you can’t go back to them and be one of them again, no matter how hard you try."
- "Mom was the greatest influence of my childhood. She wanted to save me from the vice, lust, and drinking that was all about me."
- "In her whole life Mom never earned more than five or six dollars a week. Being without a husband, it was hard for her to find any place at all for us to live."