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I hate straight singing.
by 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

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

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

 

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

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

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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.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You cannot hate other people without hating yourself.
- Oprah Winfrey

Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering.
- Yoda, character in Star Wars movie

Hate destroys, Love builds.
Hate tears down, Love renews and creates.
Hatred holds no hope for the future.
Love creates Today as its own better future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike;
there is but one step from envy to hate.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Hatred does not cease by hatred,
but only by love;
this is the eternal rule.
- The Buddha

Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time.
Hatred ceases through love.
This is an unalterable law.
- The Buddha

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.
Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life; love illumines it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Hatred freezes hearts, while love warms them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

That which you hate to be done to you,
do not do to another.
- Ancient Egyptian Proverb

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

We hate in others what we most fear in ourselves.
- Anonymous

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Return love for hate.
- Anonymous

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hatred is blind, as well as love.
- Oscar Wilde

We have no enemies,
we have only friendships that we haven't yet developed
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

Doing an injury puts you below your enemy;
revenging one make you but even with him;
forgiving it sets you above him.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

When love and hate are both absent
everything becomes clear and undisguised.
- Osho

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am a Master of Alchemy; I Transmute Fear and Hate Into Love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I hate the giving of the hand
unless the whole man accompanies it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am the wizard. I transmute fear and hate into love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Working at a job you hate is unlikely
to bring you either happiness or success.
Do what you love. You are far more likely to gain success -
recognition and financial reward - if you are working
at something that inspires and excites you.
And, whether wealth follows or not, you will be happy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Envy breeds hate.
- Yiddish Proverb

Hate generalizes; love is particular.
- Erica Jong

Fear of something is at the root of hate for others,
and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.
- George Washington Carver

From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
- Socrates

I'm sure we all agree that we ought to love one another
and I know there are people in the world
that do not love their fellow human beings
and I HATE people like that.
- Tom Lehrer

Those who have come here to hate should leave now;
for in their hate, they only betray themselves.
- Terry Goodkind

Love your enemies, bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you, and pray for them
which despitefully use you and persecute you.
- Matthew 5:44


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