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I was looking for the people who were making the ...
by 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

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

 

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

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

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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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

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

Success usually comes to those
who are too busy to be looking for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

All you have to do is look straight and see the road,
and when you see it, don't sit looking at it - walk.
- Ayn Rand

Every moment wasted looking back
keeps us from moving forward.
- Hilary Clinton

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Love does not consist in gazing at each other,
but in looking outward together in the same direction.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Drive into your future looking at the open road ahead
rather than into the rear-view mirror of your past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.
- Helen Keller

We learn more by looking for the answer
to a question and not finding it
than we do from learning the answer itself.
- Lloyd Alexander

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed,
say: "There is another way of looking at this."
- A Course In Miracles

Without stirring abroad,
One can know the whole world;
Without looking out of the window,
One can see the way of heaven.
The further one goes, The less one knows.
- Lao Tzu

I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life
as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.
- Joseph Campbell

Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone
what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To a very young child, mommy and daddy are gods.
We spend our lives looking to regain
that sense of being cared for and protected.
Thus religion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people
is that they trigger confusion in us
that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with.
To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves,
we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.
- Pema Chodron

Common looking people are the best in the world:
that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

Looking at a sunset, just for a second
you forget your separateness:
you are the sunset.
That is the moment when you feel the beauty of it.
But the moment you say that it is a beautiful sunset,
you are no longer feeling it;
you have come back to your separate,
enclosed entity of the ego.
Now the mind is speaking.
- Osho

The freedom we are looking for
is the freedom to be ourselves,
to express ourselves. But if we look at our lives
we will see that most of the time
we do things just to please others ...
The worst part is that most of us
are not even aware that we are not free.
-Don Miguel Ruiz

Christian voters should start looking
at global warming and extreme poverty
as religious issues that speak to the culture of life.
- Al Franken

Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck.
If you live through it, you start looking
very carefully to the right and to the left.
- Jean Kerr

Joy in looking and comprehending
is nature's most beautiful gift.
- Albert Einstein

When I go to a bar, I don't go looking for a girl who
knows the capital of Maine.
- David Brenner

Patriotism is easy to understand in America.
It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
- Calvin Coolidge

I'm looking more like my dogs every day -
it must be the shaggy fringe and the ears.
- Christine McVie

Feeling good about government is like looking on the
bright side of any catastrophe.
When you quit looking on the bright side,
the catastrophe is still there.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Loving is not just looking at each other,
it's looking in the same direction.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Looking after my health today gives me a better hope for tomorrow.
- Anne Wilson Schaef

I never trusted good-looking boys.
- Frances McDormand

I confessed recently to an old friend,
"I realized I was looking at you,
in your visit, through old glasses.
Speaking old words.
Telling old stories.
I realize that in my life I've made so many
physical changes and I need to give my spirit time to catch up."
Time for my spirit to look at my friend
through the new glasses of current life experiences.
Old friends are precious.
They become even more treasured when they are wrapped
in the currentness of life experiences
and not relegated to the past in which they once lived.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Marriage has no guarantees.
If that's what you're looking for,
go live with a car battery.
- Erma Bombeck

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man
looking through a keyhole,
the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

Looking back, I have this to regret,
that too often when I loved,
I did not say so.
- David Grayson

You will never be happy if you continue to search for
what happiness consists of.
You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
- Albert Camus

I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family,
together, all of us laughing and talking,
loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future.
- LaToya Jackson

THE fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
- Carl Sandburg

My uncle Sammy was an angry man.
He had printed on his tombstone: What are you looking at?
- Margaret Smith

I kept my babies fed.
I could have dumped them, but I didn't.
I decided that whatever trip I was on,
they were going with me.
You're looking at a real daddy.
- Barry White

If one is desperate for love, I suggest looking at
one's friends and family and see if love is all around.
If not, get a new set of friends, a new family.
- Jasmine Guy

I get bored very easily, ...
I have a voracious appetite and I do not feel alive
if I'm repeating something I'm good at.
So I'm always looking for new challenges.
- Jewel

You don't have to go looking for love when it's where you come from.
- Werner Erhard

Traveling is the ruin of all happiness!
There's no looking at a building after seeing Italy.
- Fanny Burney

The Lord prefers common-looking people.
That is why he makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

We waste time looking for the perfect lover,
instead of creating the perfect love.
- Tom Robbins

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
- Oscar Wilde

I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings.
That's art to me.
- Maya Lin

Good-looking individuals are treated better than homely
ones in virtually every social situation,
from dating to trial by jury.
- Martha Beck

It takes more than just a good looking body.
You've got to have the heart and soul to go with it.
- Epictetus

I had to create an equivalent for what I felt about what I was looking at -
not copy it.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

But I went down to Venezuela and spend a few weeks going through jungles.
It's fantastic looking.
- Vincente Minnelli

I'm one of the great unemployed looking for the next job.
I'm waiting for the right offer.
Like anyone, I want something that turns me on inside.
- Francesca Annis

It's a full on job just looking for human social responsibility.
- Colin Greenwood

I just looked at him because I want to be looking in
someone's eyes when I die.
- William Hurt

Jury selection is strictly an emotional process.
They're looking for people they can manipulate.
Both sides are.
- Joseph Wambaugh

I'm not a great one for looking back.
- Ian Botham

Inspiration doesn't really work like that -
you're not looking out for it.
Inspiration is something that tends to capture you
rather than you capture it.
- Joan Armatrading

A racial community provides not only a sense of identity,
that luxury of looking into another's face and seeing yourself reflected back,
but a sense of security and support.
- Wentworth Miller

Looking back Little Lulu was an early feminist,
but at the time I just thought she was a really feisty
developed comic strip character.
- Bill Griffith

I would be a billionaire if I was looking to be a selfish boss.
That's not me.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Doing the instrumental thing, you're really looking
for the power of the melody to carry the record.
- Michael W. Smith

Aging gracefully is supposed to mean trying not to
hide time passing and just looking a wreck.
Don't worry girls, look like a wreck,
that's the way it goes.
- Jeanne Moreau

I plan to go to college in Southampton,
a fishery studies college.
Again, my brother was down there about two years ago
and he said it was great,
so I'm looking forward to that.
- Tom Felton


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