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

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

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

 

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

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

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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.
- Billie Holiday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

You can make more friends in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get other people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of
becoming passionate friends.
- Harville Hendrix

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

Farewell My Friend
It was beautiful as long as it lasted
The journey of my life.
I have no regrets whatsoever
save the pain I'll leave behind.
Those dear hearts who love and care...
And the strings pulling at the heart and soul...
The strong arms that held me up
When my own strength let me down.
At every turning of my life
I came across good friends,
Friends who stood by me,
Even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell my friends
I smile and bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears for I need them not
All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad do think of me
for that's what I'll like
when you live in the hearts
of those you love, remember then
you never die.
- Gitanjali Ghei

A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

True friends are appreciative and never demanding.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I always like to know everything about my new friends,
and nothing about my old ones.
- Oscar Wilde

Friendship with one's self is all important,
because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

The best time to make friends is before you need them.
- Ethel Barrymore

Could we see when and where we are to meet again,
we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye.
- Ouida

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving
for my friends, the old and the new.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We'll be Friends Forever, won't we, Pooh?" asked Piglet.
"Even longer," Pooh answered.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Every man should have a fair-sized cemetery
in which to bury the faults of his friends.
- Henry Brooks Adams

Truly great friends are hard to find,
difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
- Anonymous

Friends are like bras:
close to your heart and there for support.
- Anonymous

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends.
But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy
is the quintessence of true religion.
The other is mere business.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us,
as the confidence of their help.
- Epicurus

Friends are born, not made.
- Henry Adams

Fear makes strangers of people
who would otherwise be friends.
- Shirley MacLaine

When true friends meet in adverse hour,
'Tis like a sunbeam through a shower.
A watery way an instant seen,
The darkly closing clouds between.
- Sir Walter Scott

My own gratitude list begins with health, family, friends,
and the beauty around me - from the butterflies and rainbows,
to the dolphins, to the birds, to the works produced by the human hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Best friends are the ones who can be the farthest away
but there the fastest when you call.
- Anonymous

Friends share our pain and touch our wounds
with a gentle and tender hand.
- Henri Nouwen

The difference between men friends and women friends
is that men tend to do things together,
women tend to just be together.
- Art Jahnke

Wishing to be friends is quick work,
but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
- Aristotle

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience:
this is the ideal life.
- Mark Twain

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
- Abraham Lincoln

Can miles truly separate us from friends?
If we want to be with someone we love, aren't we already there?
- Richard Bach

I no doubt deserved my enemies,
but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
- Walt Whitman

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous

I get by with a little help from my friends.
- John Lennon

I make friends with my fear. I am unstoppable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone hears what you say.
Friends listen to what you say.
Best friends listen to what you don't say.
- Anonymous

We all tend to measure our worth by what we DO -
the actions we take.
We also highly value what we SAY.
However, the greatest impact we have
on our family, our friends,
and our world is our kindness and love.
A bowl of soup served with love
is a greater gift than a steak dinner served brusquely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

We'll be friends until forever, just you wait and see.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

It is one of the blessings of old friends
that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I will reflect the finest qualities my friends offer me
and remind them of all the promise I see in them.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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