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  • I'll live a lush life in some small dive.
    (Billy Strayhorn)

  • Romance is mush, stifling those who strive.
    (Billy Strayhorn)

  • All music is beautiful.
    (Billy Strayhorn)

  • Love or not, I wouldn't subject a wife to the road. It's punishment.
    (Billy Strayhorn)

  • A Train was born without any effort - if was like writing a letter to a friend.
    (Billy Strayhorn)


  • I think everything should happen at halfway to dawn. That's when all the heads of government should meet. I think everybody would fall in love.
    (Billy Strayhorn)

  • In order to play and write, it's unique - you either do one or the other.
    (Billy Strayhorn)

  • You're in a mess, and in excess.
    (Billy Strayhorn)

  • I'm not fit company for man or beast.
    (Billy Strayhorn)

  • My grandmother played the piano, and I used to toddle over there and pick out little things that sounded good to me.
    (Billy Strayhorn)

  • Ever up and onward.
    (Billy Strayhorn)

  • If you want something hard enough, it just gets done.
    (Billy Strayhorn)


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