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I don't have to lay on the couch and see a therapist
by Abbey Lincoln

I don't have to lay on the couch and see a therapist
because my therapist is in my paint brushes.
- Abbey Lincoln

I think that's what really a substantial work is,
it's forever.
It's the truth now and it was the truth then,
and it will be the truth tomorrow.
- Abbey Lincoln

I loved Billie Holiday more than any other person other
than myself on the stage.
Yeah, I do.
- Abbey Lincoln

I was looking for the people who were making the music inside the cabinet.
I would look in there and see if I could find somebody
who was making all this wonderful music.
- Abbey Lincoln

 

But I've been there and done that.
I'm not trying to prove anything to anybody,
and if somebody wants me to come, if they can afford what I ask,
it's not as much as Madonna makes; not that I want what Madonna makes,
but I was saying.
- Abbey Lincoln

It's a spirit that was given me and the relationships
and meeting all these great people,
Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong; through Max I met a lot of people too.
My first album was with Benny Carter.
- Abbey Lincoln

I remember hearing the song when I was 12 or 14 in -
it must have been in Chicago,
'cause we didn't have a radio on the farm,
and it was during the second World War.
I had three brothers in that war who went overseas.
- Abbey Lincoln

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There are men and women still on the streets,
and that's all they are saying Can you spare a quarter?
I come from a crowd of people who were current on the outlook on life,
who were social and knew where they were and had some
input into how things seemed to be.
- Abbey Lincoln

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

I lay aside the battles within my own mind,
and grant myself peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nature will bear the closest inspection.
She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf,
and take an insect view of its plain.
- Henry David Thoreau

One of the most adventurous things left us is to go to bed.
For no one can lay a hand on our dreams.
- E. V. Lucas

Have a talk with your mind
(it really is something separate from yourself).
Lay down the law.
"My life begins TODAY.
I am like a newborn.
I have what I have today;
I have my fingers, my toes,
some people in my life,
some material and financial state.
Yesterday is only a dream -
perhaps a nightmare,
perhaps a cherished memory,
but only a dream - nothing more.
I will make all decisions and actions based solely
on what I have today as a starting point."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.
- William Wordsworth

Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open.
- James Broughton

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste
the sky as well as the earth.
- Henry David Thoreau

Think what a better world it would be if we all,
the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock
every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.
- Barbara Jordan

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation
with the bricks others have thrown at him.
- David Brinkley

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending.
You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first
the foundation of humility.
- Saint Augustine

It is not cowardly, quite the contrary,
to seek to meet the adversary and know his intentions.
However, it is cowardly, shameful and treasonable to lay down arms.
- King Hassan II

The advantage of doing one's praising for oneself is
that one can lay it on so thick and exactly in the right places.
- Samuel Butler

The Evangelical party in the Church of Scotland will
lay all flat if they be not prevented.
- Edward Irving

A man is never drunk if he can lay on the floor without holding on.
- Joe E. Lewis

A successful artist of any kind has to work so hard
that she is justified in refusing to lay down her sceptre
until she is placed on the bier.
- Edith Evans

Nature and nature's laws lay hid in the night.
God said, Let Newton be!
and all was light!
- Alexander Pope

My life has ever been devoted to her service from my youth up,
though never before in a cause like this -
a cause for which I would most cheerfully risk and lay down my life.
- David Wooster

We all sit in front of our mics and our scripts lay on music stands.
Then the silliness begins!
- Tara Strong

I lay a lot of blame at the feet of Dusty Baker for
not being more strict about fundamentals,
which I think would give the team a stronger day-to-day identity.
- Billy Corgan

When I lay my head on the pillow at night I can say
I was a decent person today.
That's when I feel beautiful.
- Drew Barrymore

Whatever title you want to lay on me is fine.
I am still working; you know what I'm saying?
- George Thorogood

A thousand years may scare form a state.
An hour may lay it in ruins.
- Lord Byron

I haven't had that many women - only as many as I could lay my hands on.
- Dudley Moore

We can come from our own particular point of view and lay it down.
We should not be throwing verbal rocks at each other.
We're all responsible to continue the growth of Hip Hop.
- Grandmaster Flash

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold;
Alike fantastic,
if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried,
Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
- Alexander Pope

No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the
desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people.
- William Howard Taft

It's such a tragedy that man endures in killing his
brother and his own kind,
putting him in jail and insane asylums,
letting him lay out in the street.
- Sun Ra

If the Wright Brothers were alive today,
Orville would have to lay off Wilbur.
- Robert Crandall

If you truly dig what you are doing,
if you lay it out that way,
nobody can not respond.
That's what rock and roll is; it's relentless.
- Cass Elliot

Because we are continually growing in the Lord,
preachers and lay people alike must be open to the Lord's correction.
- Benny Hinn

The world is too much with us; late and soon,
getting and spending, we lay waste our powers:
Little we see in Nature that is ours.
- William Wordsworth

To-morrow is the day when idlers work,
and fools reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven.
- Aulus Persius Flaccus

I'll cook you two dishes and then you lay around for next time up.
- Trick Daddy

I will lay my bones by the Ganges that India might
know there is one who cares.
- Alexander Duff

A man cannot lay down the right of resisting them that assault him by force,
to take away his life.
- Thomas Hobbes

When widows exclaim loudly against second marriages,
I would always lay a wager than the man,
If not the wedding day, is absolutely fixed on.
- Henry Fielding

They tend to lay dormant for a while but often come back,
and then the cheques come in!
- Thayer David

There is no ghost so difficult to lay as the ghost of an injury.
- Alexander Smith

Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you;
after marriage,
he won't even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.
- Helen Rowland

Ken Lay has, does and will continue to accept responsibility for the fall of Enron.
He was the man at the controls.
But failure is not a crime.
- Michael Ramsey

They have shrunk from inquiry, though they have strained after punishment.
I have in every shape dared the one,
that I might,
so far as lay in my power, be able to secure the other.
- Joseph Howe

Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty
you should lay it on with a trowel.
- Benjamin Disraeli

But he lay like a warrior taking his rest,
with his martial cloak around him.
- Charles Wolfe

A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times
surprise a man and lay him open.
- Francis Bacon

If love does not know how to give and take without restrictions,
it is not love, but a transaction that never fails
to lay stress on a plus and a minus.
- Emma Goldman

They were so exhausted and seasick and all they could
do was crawl up those beaches.
And thousands of them lay dead in no time at all.
It's unthinkable.
- Barry Pepper

Tomorrow is the day when idlers work,
and fool reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven.
- Andrew Young

We can't cross that bridge until we come to it,
but I always like to lay down a pontoon ahead of time.
- Bernard Baruch

She used to diet on any kind of food she could lay her hands on.
- Arthur Baer

God, I can push the grass apart and lay my finger on Thy heart.
- Edna St.
Vincent Millay

My husband and I were very in love, and I had no reason
to suspect that his interests lay anywhere else.
- Marion Zimmer Bradley

On the plains of hesitation lie the blackened bones
of countless millions who at the dawn of victory lay down to rest,
and in resting died.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
- Texas Guinan

I've gone through guys who want to lay on their backs
and play like they're full of themselves.
You know, I don't care about posing.
I mean look at me, do I care about posing?
- Bill Kreutzmann

The bodies lay on the ground like damaged goods from a warehouse.
- Peter Goldman

There are very few men of genius in advertising agencies.
But we need all we can find.
Almost without exception they are disagreeable.
Don't destroy them.
They lay golden eggs.
- David Ogilvy

In twenty years you'll look back at photos of yourself
and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility
lay before you and how fabulous you really looked.
- Mary Schmich

In politics, strangely enough, the best way to play
your cards is to lay them face upwards on the table.
- H. G. Wells

Let him that is without stone among you cast the first
thing he can lay his hands on.
- Robert Frost

If I have to lay an egg for my country,
I'll do it.
- Bob Hope


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