Facts about Billie Holiday

Occup.Musician
FromUSA
BornApril 7, 1915
DiedJuly 17, 1959
Aged44 years

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:
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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24 Famous quotes by Billie Holiday

Small: In this country, dont forget, a habit is no damn private hell. Theres no solitary confinement outside o
"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"
Small: Sometimes its worse to win a fight than to lose
"Sometimes it's worse to win a fight than to lose"
Small: No two people on earth are alike, and its got to be that way in music or it isnt music
"No two people on earth are alike, and it's got to be that way in music or it isn't music"
Small: If you copy, it means youre working without any real feeling. No two people on earth are alike, and its
"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"
Small: One day a whole damn song fell into place in my head
"One day a whole damn song fell into place in my head"
Small: Mom and Pop were just a couple of kids when they got married. He was eighteen, she was sixteen and I wa
"Mom and Pop were just a couple of kids when they got married. He was eighteen, she was sixteen and I was three"
Small: Love is like a faucet, it turns off and on
"Love is like a faucet, it turns off and on"
Small: I never had a chance to play with dolls like other kids. I started working when I was six years old
"I never had a chance to play with dolls like other kids. I started working when I was six years old"
Small: People dont understand the kind of fight it takes to record what you want to record the way you want to
"People don't understand the kind of fight it takes to record what you want to record the way you want to record it"
Small: Dope never helped anybody sing better or play music better or do anything better. All dope can do for y
"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"
Small: Dont threaten me with love, baby. Lets just go walking in the rain
"Don't threaten me with love, baby. Let's just go walking in the rain"
Small: They think they can make fuel from horse manure - now, I dont know if your car will be able to get 30 m
"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"
Small: Theres 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"
Small: Im always making a comeback but nobody ever tells me where Ive been
"I'm always making a comeback but nobody ever tells me where I've been"
Small: A kiss that is never tasted, is forever and ever wasted
"A kiss that is never tasted, is forever and ever wasted"
Small: Youve got to have something to eat and a little love in your life before you can hold still for any dam
"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"
Small: You cant copy anybody and end with anything. If you copy, it means youre working without any real feeli
"You can't copy anybody and end with anything. If you copy, it means you're working without any real feeling"
Small: If Im going to sing like someone else, then I dont need to sing at all
"If I'm going to sing like someone else, then I don't need to sing at all"
Small: All dope can do for you is kill you... the long hard way. And it can kill the people you love right alo
"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"
Small: Singing songs like The Man I Love or Porgy is no more work than sitting down and eating Chinese roast d
"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"
Small: Somebody once said we never know what is enough until we know whats more than enough
"Somebody once said we never know what is enough until we know what's more than enough"
Small: If I dont have friends, then I aint got nothing
"If I don't have friends, then I ain't got nothing"
Small: I never hurt nobody but myself and thats nobodys business but my own
"I never hurt nobody but myself and that's nobody's business but my own"
Small: I hate straight singing. I have to change a tune to my own way of doing it. Thats all I know
"I hate straight singing. I have to change a tune to my own way of doing it. That's all I know"