Billie Holiday - Quotes

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Don't threaten me with love, baby. Let's just go walking in the rain.

Don't threaten me with love, baby. Let's just go walking in the rain.

A kiss that is never tasted, is forever and ever wasted.

A kiss that is never tasted, is forever and ever wasted.

Somebody once said we never know what is enough until we know what's more than enough. ---->>>

You've got to have something to eat and a little love in your life before you can hold still for any damn body's sermon on how to behave. ---->>>

You can't copy anybody and end with anything. If you copy, it means you're working without any real feeling. ---->>>

If you copy, it means you're working without any real feeling. No two people on earth are alike, and it's got to be that way in music or it isn't music. ---->>>

Sometimes it's worse to win a fight than to lose. ---->>>

Mom and Pop were just a couple of kids when they got married. He was eighteen, she was sixteen and I was three.

Mom and Pop were just a couple of kids when they got married. He was eighteen, she was sixteen and I was three.

No two people on earth are alike, and it's got to be that way in music or it isn't music. ---->>>

Love is like a faucet, it turns off and on.

Love is like a faucet, it turns off and on.

All dope can do for you is kill you... the long hard way. And it can kill the people you love right along with you. ---->>>

If I'm going to sing like someone else, then I don't need to sing at all. ---->>>

People don't understand the kind of fight it takes to record what you want to record the way you want to record it. ---->>>

I'm always making a comeback but nobody ever tells me where I've been. ---->>>

They think they can make fuel from horse manure - now, I don't know if your car will be able to get 30 miles to the gallon, but it's sure gonna put a stop to siphoning.

They think they can make fuel from horse manure - now, I don't know if your car will be able to get 30 miles to the gallon, but it's sure gonna put a stop to siphoning.

If I don't have friends, then I ain't got nothing. ---->>>

I never hurt nobody but myself and that's nobody's business but my own. ---->>>

There's no damn business like show business - you have to smile to keep from throwing up.

There's no damn business like show business - you have to smile to keep from throwing up.

I hate straight singing. I have to change a tune to my own way of doing it. That's all I know. ---->>>

In this country, don't forget, a habit is no damn private hell. There's no solitary confinement outside of jail. A habit is hell for those you love. And in this country it's the worst kind of hell for those who love you. ---->>>

Dope never helped anybody sing better or play music better or do anything better. All dope can do for you is kill you - and kill you the long, slow, hard way. ---->>>

I never had a chance to play with dolls like other kids. I started working when I was six years old. ---->>>

Singing songs like 'The Man I Love' or 'Porgy' is no more work than sitting down and eating Chinese roast duck, and I love roast duck. ---->>>

One day a whole damn song fell into place in my head. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 04-07, 1915
Birthplace: in Baltimore, Maryland, The United States
Die: 07-17, 1959
Occupation: Musician

Eleanora Fagan (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959), professionally known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz musician and singer-songwriter with a career spanning nearly thirty years. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and music partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing (wikipedia)