"I sing like I feel."
"The only thing better than singing is more singing"
"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong."
"I'm very shy, and I shy away from people. But the moment I hit the stage, it's a different feeling I get nerve from somewhere; maybe it's because it's something I love to do."
"A lot of singers think all they have to do is exercise their tonsils to get ahead. They refuse to look for new ideas and new outlets, so they fall by the wayside... I'm going to try to find out the new ideas before the others do."
"I stole everything I ever heard, but mostly I stole from the horns."
"I guess what everyone wants more than anything else is to be loved. And to know that you loved me for my singing is too much for me. Forgive me if I don't have all the words. Maybe I can sing it and you'll understand."
"It isn't where you came from, its where you're going that counts"
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