Being black, I'm involved in the reparations movement. It's focused toward the African-American audience. We could begin to heal.
More Quotes from Cassandra Wilson:I've been singing since I was 5 years old. Not in-the-church-thing kind of way. I always made up music. Since I was a little girl. Improvisation was with me from the beginning. It drove my parents crazy. I would sing all the time. To anything. Television show themes. I loved to imitate the sounds.
My father had all kinds of instruments in the house that he would hide from my mother. He bought them through mail order!
There was a train that would come by our house every night, and I'd hear the whistle blow. That is the sweetest memory I have.
I've often cringed when I heard myself described as a jazz singer. I've always thought of myself as a jazz vocalist.
They wanted us to sit down, but there wasn't a place to sit down. The place was so small you could stand in the middle and touch everything. They must have slept sitting up on the couch.
I'm always looking for ways to develop as an artist, especially as a jazz artist-to find different ways of testing my voice.
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My idea of what's good and bad and right and wrong is maybe greyer than most, and I like writing about that.
There ain't any news in being good. You might write the doings of all the convents of the world on the back of a postage stamp, and have room to spare.
Finley Peter Dunne
There are a lot of things that have to be considered in National. The military aspect of it is only one of them. I'm confident that President Bush will have all of those things laid out for him before he makes the decision.