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Abbey Lincoln Quotes and Sayings

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I think that one of the strengths of Cop Shoot Cop lay in the different,
and at times, clashing personalities,
Ideally, I want to have both ways of working in my life.
- Jim Coleman

Providence was well aware what lay ahead for me,
and my Capuchin training was to prepare me for it.
- Abbe Pierre

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

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

Would I lay down my life to save my brother? No,
but I would to save two brothers or eight cousins.
- John B. S. Haldane

To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offense.
- Ambrose Bierce

If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
- John Adams

The great achievement of the Catholic Church lay in harmonizing,
civilizing the deepest impulses of ordinary,
ignorant people.
- Kenneth Clark

The Roman legions were formed in the first instance of citizen soldiers,
who yet had been made to submit to a rigid discipline,
and to feel that in that submission lay their strength.
- Goldwin Smith

I don't follow any system.
All the laws you can lay down are only so many props
to be cast aside when the hour of creation arrives.
- Raoul Dufy

If we can by any method establish a relation of mutual
trust between the laborer and the employer,
we shall lay the foundation stone of a structure that
will endure for all time.
- Mark Hanna

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

Some things must be good in themselves,
else there could be no measure whereby to lay out good and evil.
- Benjamin Whichcote

What I mean is that today's films lay lot of emphasis
on glamour and associated emotions.
- Rajendra Prasad

Women are always most observed when they seem themselves least to observe,
or to lay out for observation.
- Samuel Richardson

When I was a teacher, teachers would come into my classroom
and admire my desk on which lay nothing whatever,
whereas theirs were heaped with papers and books.
- Norman MacCaig

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

I must say acting was good training for the political
life which lay ahead for us.
- Nancy Reagan

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

I think the solo playing, the decision to start playing solo,
came out of having discovered what lay behind the doors
that that technique opened for me.
- Evan Parker

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

I'll give you an example.
Henry, the old black guy who cooks the corn bread,
he worked on the railroads for about 20 years so he
knows how to lay and build track.
- Marc Singer

If I were an American, as I am an Englishman,
while a foreign troop was landed in my country,
I never would lay down my arms never never never!
- William Pitt

You had to decompress the pressure before the race.
I taught my heart to relax.
I lay down before the race.
It gave me more energy just before the race.
- Emerson Fittipaldi

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

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

The man who has his millions will want everything he
can lay his hands on and then raise his voice against
the poor devil who wants ten cents more a day.
- Samuel Gompers

For Christ, both God and man, must lay hold on us in
order that there may be a union between Him and us.
- Martin Chemnitz

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

Remember to be gentle with yourself and others.
We are all children of chance and none can say why
some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun.
- Kent Nerburn

The history of our country is not the history of any
other country in the world which is either practicing
advanced democracy or struggling to lay the foundation for democracy.
- Ibrahim Babangida

We shall see our friends again.
We can lay them in the grave; we know they are safe with God.
- Matthew Simpson

Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye,
ear and imagination - everything which can charm and
bewitch the simple and ignorant.
I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.
- John Adams

You can lay down and die, or you can get up and fight,
but that's it - there's no turning back.
- Jon English

The goose that lays the golden eggs likes to lay where there are eggs already.
- Charles Spurgeon

Lay the burden at the feet of the Savior.
- Richard G. Scott

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

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

I often lay on that bench looking up into the tree,
past the trunk and up into the branches.
It was particularly fine at night with the stars above the tree.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

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

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

Let the Dean and Canons lay their heads together and the thing will be done.
- Sydney Smith

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

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

We were equals once when we lay new-born babes on our nurse's knees.
We will be equal again when they tie up our jaws for the last sleep.
- Olive Schreiner

Be not the first by whom the new are tried,
Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
- Alexander Pope

Roosevelt's magic lay in one facet of his personality:
He knew how to take the risk.
No other man in public life I knew could so readily
take the challenge of the new.
- Emanuel Celler

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

Why did men worship in churches, locking themselves away in the dark,
when the world lay beyond its doors in all its real glory?
- Charles de Lint

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

If any demonstrator ever lays down in front of my car,
it'll be the last car he'll ever lay down in front of.
- George C. Wallace


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