Facts about Billie Holiday

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Summary

Billie Holiday was a famous Musician from USA, who lived between April 7, 1915 and July 17, 1959. He/she became 44 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac aries, who is known for Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious. Our collection contains 24 quotes who is written / told by Billie.

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Famous quotes by Billie Holiday (24)


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"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"
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"There's no damn business like show business - you have to smile to keep from throwing up"
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"I'm always making a comeback but nobody ever tells me where I've been"
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"A kiss that is never tasted, is forever and ever wasted"
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"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"
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"You can't copy anybody and end with anything. If you copy, it means you're working without any real feeling"
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"If I'm going to sing like someone else, then I don't need to sing at all"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Somebody once said we never know what is enough until we know what's more than enough"
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"If I don't have friends, then I ain't got nothing"
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"I never hurt nobody but myself and that's nobody's business but my own"
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"I hate straight singing. I have to change a tune to my own way of doing it. That's all I know"
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"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"
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"Sometimes it's worse to win a fight than to lose"
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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"
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"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"
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"One day a whole damn song fell into place in my head"
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"Mom and Pop were just a couple of kids when they got married. He was eighteen, she was sixteen and I was three"
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"Love is like a faucet, it turns off and on"
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"I never had a chance to play with dolls like other kids. I started working when I was six years old"
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"People don't understand the kind of fight it takes to record what you want to record the way you want to record it"
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"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"
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"Don't threaten me with love, baby. Let's just go walking in the rain"


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