Mom and Pop were just a couple of kids when they got married. He was eighteen, she was sixteen and I was three.
More Quotes from Billie Holiday:Southern trees bear strange fruit,Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.
You've got to have something to eat and a little love in your life before you can hold still for any damn body's sermon on how to behave.
Love is like a faucet, it turns off and on.
Sometimes it's worse to win a fight than to lose.
One day a whole damn song fell into place in my head.
If I'm going to sing like someone else, then I don't need to sing at all.
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If they played more blues, people would just get it - they try to hold it back but just about can't hold it back now because the blues is really going.
John Lee Hooker
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