The Top 10 Most Inspiring Billie Holiday Quotes

Nicknamed Lady Day, Billie Holiday was a jazz musician whose career spanned nearly 30 years. Her influence on the music industry was revolutionary.
Billie Holiday had a very rough upbringing full of family challenges and racial issue and then she endured through a ton of struggle upon becoming famous. She earned massive commercial success and won 4 Grammy awards, but her downward spiral was ultimately a massive focal point throughout her career. Alcohol and drug abuse, abusive relationships and bad health. Nonetheless, Billie Holiday was a music icon, and her life story was an example that gave so many people a better understanding of what real success reflected, not just fame and fortune. These are the top 10 greatest Billie Holiday quotes that could give you a different outlook and good glimpse of being an original creator.


“Somebody once said we never know what is enough until we know what’s more than enough.” – Billie Holiday


“The difficult I’ll do right now. The impossible will take a little while.” – Billie Holiday

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“If nobody can learn from the past, then there’s no point in raking it up.” – Billie Holiday


“And when you’re poor, you grow up fast.” – Billie Holiday

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“Don’t be in such a hurry.” – Billie Holiday


“If I don’t have friends, then I ain’t nothing.” – Billie Holiday

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“No two people on earth are alike, and it’s got to be that way in music or it isn’t music.” – Billie Holiday


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

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“If you copy, it means you’re working without any real feeling. No two people on earth are alike, and it’s got to be that way in music or it isn’t music.” – Billie Holiday


“I’m always making a comeback but nobody ever tells me where I’ve been.” – Billie Holiday

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“People don’t understand the kind of fight it takes to record what you want to record the way you want to record it.” – Billie Holiday

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