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All dope can do for you is kill you...
by Billie Holiday

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.
- Billie Holiday

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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.
- Billie Holiday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Billie Holiday

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

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

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.
- Billie Holiday

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

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.
- Billie Holiday

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

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

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.
- Billie Holiday

I'm in between homes right now, but my last house was dope.
- Method Man

With what dope I got I think it fills me in pretty well.
- Dashiell Hammett

Groups like The Mountain Brothers just have to keep
on doing what they're doing -
just make it dope and just make it different.
And not try to compete with other people of color.
- Chad Hugo

Why is it you feel like a dope if you laugh alone,
but that's usually how you end up crying?
- Chuck Palahniuk

I'm pretty sure people thought I was like a dope rapper.
- Big Pun

It was the basilica of gossip, the Vatican of inside dope.
- Robert Hughes

I read the Life magazine articles about free love and free dope in California.
At age 20 I drove to Los Angeles.
- Glenn Frey

I was once a shameless, full-time dope fiend.
- Gus Van Sant

The last show we played, I was straight as a die.
It did feel weird not to be hiding behind alcohol or dope,
but being focused was...
good.
- Ron Wood

If my mother knew I did this for a living,
she'd kill me.
She thinks I'm selling dope.
- Henny Youngman

I am fed up with a system which busts the pot smoker
and lets the big dope racketeer go free.
- George McGovern

To be a book-collector is to combine the worst characteristics
of a dope fiend with those of a miser.
- Robertson Davies

The '60s are gone, dope will never be as cheap,
sex never as free, and the rock and roll never as great.
- Abbie Hoffman

Avoid all needle drugs, the only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon.
- Abbie Hoffman

Every article I see is dope this, junkie that,
whiskey this - that ain't my title.
- Layne Staley

Once I got to be about twenty-five, I got interested
in the music of the time.
I started smokin' dope, I started drinking,
I started slowing down and trying to find myself.
I didn't want to work in nightclubs.
- Gregory Hines

One night I went over to get some dope from some Hollywood tough guy.
After I left, my son Scott, who was only fifteen,
went over with a baseball bat to kill him.
I was laughing out of one eye and crying out of the other.
I thought, Who am I kidding?
- James Caan

Today's students can put dope in their veins or hope in their brains.
If they can conceive it and believe it,
they can achieve it.
They must know it is not their aptitude but their attitude
that will determine their altitude.
- Jesse Jackson

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha


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