ANNA MAY WONG QUOTES

“Why is it that in every Orient picture there must be a scene where the star is the recipient of a wireless message?”

“I was born in America, and my career was in America, but I was never allowed to be fully American.”

“I am a woman who is a Chinese American, and I know that there will always be obstacles put in front of me because of that.”

“I have one thing that counts, and that is my heart; it burns in my soul, it aches in my flesh.”

“It’s not enough to be talented; you have to be fearless.”

“Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.”

“I cannot believe that I have a place on this earth where I belong. I do not belong in Hollywood, or in China.”

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”

“I am Anna May Wong. I am a born and bred American. I have not entirely forgotten my Chinese tongue.” “I never played stereotyped roles. I was always a character.”

“I refuse to believe that it’s a crime to be an Oriental in Hollywood.”

“I wish someone would offer me a role that really challenges me.”

“I’m not Chinese American, I’m American.” NIGHT TO REMEMBER QUOTES

“If I have any worth, it is to live my life for others.”

“It’s not what you do during the day that matters, it’s what you do during the night.”

“Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of the heart.”

“My earliest memories are the smells and the sounds of Chinatown.”

“The Chinese do not have to become a bunch of Tobys, grinning and dancing to a white tune.”

“The more I work, the less I feel exhausted.”

“There is only one thing worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.”

“To most white men, Oriental women are nothing more than doll-faced geishas, good in the kitchen, better in bed.”

“Took me a long time to figure out that I was not somebody else’s version of who I should be.”

“What is so wrong with being Chinese American? Why do I have to choose one side or the other?”

“Working in Hollywood was like being fed through a meat grinder. It was brutal, it was cruel, and it never stopped.”