"Mom and Pop were just a couple of kids when they got married. He was eighteen, she was sixteen and I was three."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Billie Holiday on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Billie Holiday on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Billie Holiday on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Billie Holiday on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Billie Holiday on Pablo Picasso
"I never hurt nobody but myself and that's nobody's business but my own."
"They think they can make fuel from horse manure - now, I don't know if your car will be able to get 30 miles to the gallon, but it's sure gonna put a stop to siphoning."
"Love is like a faucet, it turns off and on."
"Don't threaten me with love, baby. Let's just go walking in the rain."
"There's no damn business like show business - you have to smile to keep from throwing up."
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