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“If I'm going to sing like someone else, then I don't need to sing at all.” - Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday photographed by Bob Willoughby (1952)

21 Beautiful Reflections About Music From Legendary Musicians. This could be applied to books, too. Again, not naming names.

Don't read into the billie holiday lyrics. I just like her, that's all. I'm single. I'm single until a man actually shows up to mingle.

Billie Holiday, 1958 “I’ve been told that nobody sings the word ‘hunger’ like I do. Or the word ‘love.’ Maybe I remember what those words are all about. Maybe I’m proud enough to want to remember Baltimore and Welfare Island, the Catholic institution and the Jefferson Market Court, the sheriff in front of our place in Harlem and the towns from coast to coast where I got my lumps and scars, Philly and Alderson, Hollywood and San Francisco, every damn bit of it." - Lady Sings the Blues (1956)

...died to soon. The beautiful. The talented. The tragic...Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday "good morning heartache, here we go again. Good morning heartache, your the one who knew me when. Might as well get used to you hanging around. Good morning heartache sit down." Love her.