Lesson Of The Day: Love and Compromise by Eartha Kitt

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From the 1982 documentary, “All By Myself: The Eartha Kitt Story.”

Q: Are you willing to compromise within a relationship?

A: To compromise? What is compromising? Compromising for what? Compromising for what reason? To compromise? For what? To compromise. What is compromise?

Q: If a man came into your life, wouldn’t you want to compromise?

A: (Laughing) Stupid. (Laughing) A man comes into my life and I have to compromise? You must think about that one again. (Laughing) A man comes into my life and you have to compromise? For what? For what? For WHAT? A relationship is a relationship that has to be EARNED! Not to compromised for. And I love relationships. I think that they’re fantastically wonderful. I think they’re great. I think there’s nothing in the world more beautiful than falling in love. but, falling in love for the right reasons. Falling in love for the right purpose. Falling in love. Falling in love. When you fall in love, what is there to compromise about?

Q: Isn’t love a union between two people? Or does Eartha fall in love with herself?

A: I think… if you want to think about it in terms of analyzing…Yes. I fall in love with myself and I want someone to share it with me. I want someone to share Me with Me.

Q: Has that happened?

A: Many times. In many ways.

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