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Billie Holiday - Great Quotes

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

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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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.


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


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.

Billie Holiday


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