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I was trying to do Billie Holiday, because she was
by Ruth Brown

I was trying to do Billie Holiday, because she was
the voice to be heard at that time.
- Ruth Brown

When I saw all of the people I have known all these years,
when we got together, it was scary because B.B King
and I lived in the same place in Nevada.
- Ruth Brown

A fox is a wolf who sends flowers.
- Ruth Brown

But of course it's different now, the blues is no longer blues,
it's green now.
- Ruth Brown

 

I sang on Church Street, every place that had a stage.
- Ruth Brown

When I got through, Duke Ellington stood up and started the applause.
- Ruth Brown

I thought the best thing you were supposed to do was
find somebody and try to sound like them.
- Ruth Brown

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If you are speaking about my own songs,
I would think so because we were talking about that
particular era and I was singing one of my songs that I recorded 50 years ago.
- Ruth Brown

We are trying to prove that the blues lives on forever
and anybody in this place can sing the blues.
- Ruth Brown

There are stories that people don't want to talk about
that brought this music through.
- Ruth Brown

There was a time we decided that it was songs that
were done especially from my background because of
the things we were dealing with,
but nowadays, anybody who has a need,
and can find the need, they can sing the blues.
- Ruth Brown

Unfortunately, the young generation,
who I believe have their own place in the sun like I had mine;
but I wish it was possible there were other ways to
have them understand this music was here before they came,
and the reason that it was here.
- Ruth Brown

Real love is accepting other people the way they are
without trying to change them.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

To be yourself in a world that
is constantly trying to make you something else
is the greatest accomplishment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Spend time every day listening to what your muse is trying to tell you.
- Saint Bartholomew

If you begin to understand what you are
without trying to change it,
then what you are undergoes a transformation.
- J. Krishnamurti

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

How could youths better learn to live
than by at once trying the experiment of living?
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

The fastest way to destroy love
is to make a goal out of it,
because people who are trying to be loved
come from a place that they're not loved.
- Werner Erhard

When you have got an elephant by the hind legs
and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
- Abraham Lincoln

How far you can go without destroying from within
what you are trying to defend from without?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed,
but nature does not depend on us.
We are not the only experiment.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The greatest roadblock to a great relationship
is trying to force a partner to change through bribes or threats.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Spirit is always waiting to rush into us,
but we are too full of worldly things.
It is like trying to pour fine wine into a cup filled with mud -
the wine is waiting, but the mud must be removed first.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The trouble with having an open mind, of course,
is that people will insist on coming along
and trying to put things in it.
- Terry Pratchett

Meddling:
Everything that happens in the world, or doesn't happen,
is NOT my responsibility.
There are more than enough things that are my responsibility.
I am responsible for my thoughts, my beliefs, and my actions -
and that is enough.
It does not serve me to mind anyone else's business.
I can only make myself unhappy by trying to second guess
what anyone else thinks or does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that
must be followed to become an expert in anything.
- W. Clement Stone

You don't help people in your poems.
I've been trying to help people all my life -
that's my trouble.
- Charles Olson

If a composer could say what he had to say in words
he would not bother trying to say it in music.
- Gustav Mahler

I'm exhausted trying to stay healthy.
- Steve Yzerman

Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
- Thomas A. Edison

Adolescents are not monsters.
They are just people trying to learn how to make it
among the adults in the world,
who are probably not so sure themselves.
- Virginia Satir

I intend to live forever, or die trying.
- Groucho Marx

Doing linear scans over an associative array is like
trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi.
- Larry Wall

Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the
poet spends his life patiently trying to untie.
- Jean Cocteau

Trying to force creativity is never good.
- Sarah McLachlan

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to
help parents to bring up children healthy and happy,
to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?
- Benjamin Spock

It's a never ending battle of making your cars better
and also trying to be better yourself.
- Dale Earnhardt

The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan
trying to play the violin.
- Honore de Balzac

The trouble with always trying to preserve the health
of the body is that it is so difficult to do without
destroying the health of the mind.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The church is always trying to get other people to reform;
it might not be a bad idea to reform itself a little,
by way of example.
- Mark Twain

The mistakes made by Congress wouldn't be so bad if
the next Congress didn't keep trying to correct them.
- Cullen Hightower

Mama and Daddy King represent the best in manhood and womanhood,
the best in a marriage, the kind of people we are trying to become.
- Coretta Scott King

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

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like
trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.
- Joe Adcock

There is no use whatsoever trying to help
people who do not help themselves.
You cannot push anyone up a ladder
unless he is willing to climb himself.
- Andrew Carnegie

All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying
to get back to where it was.
- Toni Morrison

Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him
is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.
- Barry Goldwater

O man you are busy working for the world,
and the world is busy trying to turn you out.
- Abu Bakr

Lots of people working in cryptography have no deep
concern with real application issues.
They are trying to discover things clever enough to write papers about.
- Whitfield Diffie

I'm not selling sex.
I'm selling underwear and jeans, and I'm not trying
to do it with pornography.
- Calvin Klein

Perhaps the greatest challenge has been trying to keep
my time to myself and my private life private in order to do my job.
Everything that is most mine belongs to everyone now.
- Sandra Cisneros

I'm trying to go through the whole process of high
school to college to work.
- Devon Sawa

I am trying to make my accent so it won't bother anyone,
but I am not going to drive myself crazy trying to
pretend I am an American girl when I am from Colombia.
- Shakira

I've been spending this last month trying to find four
outfits to wear to the different premieres of The Two Towers.
It's hard work.
- Liv Tyler

I'm still very aware of the violence in our culture,
more so than other people.
I know where it comes from when someone is trying to suppress someone else,
sometimes they fight back.
- Jack Bowman

For goodness sake, will they hear, will white people
hear what we are trying to say? Please,
all we are asking you to do is to recognize that we are humans,
too.
- Desmond Tutu

I began the way nearly everybody I ever heard of -
I began writing poetry.
And I find that to be quite usual with writers,
their trying their hand at poetry.
- Shelby Foote

The most cowardly thing in the world is blaming mistakes upon the umpires.
Too many managers strut around on the field trying
to manage the umpires instead of their teams.
- Bill Klem

I would gladly admit women are superior to men if only
they would stop trying to be the same as us.
- Sacha Guitry

A week before shooting, they told me,
You don't have the part, yet.
We're still trying to find a handicapped kid who can act.
Either that or we break your legs.
- Kieran Culkin

I've always been a true believer that if men had babies,
nobody would be trying to tell them what they can and
can't do with their bodies.
- Scott Ian

If you're interested in 'balancing' work and pleasure,
stop trying to balance them.
Instead make your work more pleasurable.
- Donald Trump

We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war,
by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them,
by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will.
- Neville Chamberlain

There's been a lot of discussion about NASA culture and changing that.
I think our culture has always been one of trying to
do a very difficult job and do it well.
- Mark Kelly

History...
is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.
- Philip Roth

Somebody once asked me if I ever went up to the plate
trying to hit a home run.
I said, 'Sure, every time.'
- Mickey Mantle


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