“It’s not for me to decide [if someone can live with Eartha Kitt]. That’s for someone who decides to live with me to decide. Not for me. Compromise? What is compromising? Compromise for what? Compromising for what? Compromising for what reason? To compromise for what? To compromise? What is compromise? [laughs] Stupid. A man comes into my life and I have to compromise? You must think about that one again. [laughs. throws her head back in amusement] 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 compromise for…and I love relationships, I think 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 reason, falling in love for the right purpose. Falling in love. Falling in love. When you fall in love, what is there to compromise about? 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. Many times [that has happened] in many ways.” – Eartha in her own words from the 1982 documentary “All by Myself: The Eartha Kitt Story”
com·pro·mise | ˈkämprəˌmīz/ (verb) – To weaken (a reputation or principle) by accepting standards that are lower than is desirable. To settle a dispute by mutual concession.