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Abbey Lincoln Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Abbey Lincoln Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

I don't have to lay on the couch and see a therapist
because my therapist is in my paint brushes.
- Abbey Lincoln

I loved Billie Holiday more than any other person other
than myself on the stage.
Yeah, I do.
- Abbey Lincoln

I think that's what really a substantial work is,
it's forever.
It's the truth now and it was the truth then,
and it will be the truth tomorrow.
- Abbey Lincoln

I was looking for the people who were making the music inside the cabinet.
I would look in there and see if I could find somebody
who was making all this wonderful music.
- Abbey Lincoln

 

I remember hearing the song when I was 12 or 14 in -
it must have been in Chicago,
'cause we didn't have a radio on the farm,
and it was during the second World War.
I had three brothers in that war who went overseas.
- Abbey Lincoln

But I've been there and done that.
I'm not trying to prove anything to anybody,
and if somebody wants me to come, if they can afford what I ask,
it's not as much as Madonna makes; not that I want what Madonna makes,
but I was saying.
- Abbey Lincoln

It's a spirit that was given me and the relationships
and meeting all these great people,
Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong; through Max I met a lot of people too.
My first album was with Benny Carter.
- Abbey Lincoln


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There are men and women still on the streets,
and that's all they are saying Can you spare a quarter?
I come from a crowd of people who were current on the outlook on life,
who were social and knew where they were and had some
input into how things seemed to be.
- Abbey Lincoln

Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

I lay aside the battles within my own mind,
and grant myself peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste
the sky as well as the earth.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nature will bear the closest inspection.
She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf,
and take an insect view of its plain.
- Henry David Thoreau

Think what a better world it would be if we all,
the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock
every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.
- Barbara Jordan

Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.
- William Wordsworth

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation
with the bricks others have thrown at him.
- David Brinkley

Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open.
- James Broughton

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

Have a talk with your mind
(it really is something separate from yourself).
Lay down the law.
"My life begins TODAY.
I am like a newborn.
I have what I have today;
I have my fingers, my toes,
some people in my life,
some material and financial state.
Yesterday is only a dream -
perhaps a nightmare,
perhaps a cherished memory,
but only a dream - nothing more.
I will make all decisions and actions based solely
on what I have today as a starting point."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One of the most adventurous things left us is to go to bed.
For no one can lay a hand on our dreams.
- E. V. Lucas

Some things must be good in themselves,
else there could be no measure whereby to lay out good and evil.
- Benjamin Whichcote

I must say acting was good training for the political
life which lay ahead for us.
- Nancy Reagan

The man who has his millions will want everything he
can lay his hands on and then raise his voice against
the poor devil who wants ten cents more a day.
- Samuel Gompers

When you lay your life out there, you want it to be as true as possible.
- Jim Morris

I think that one of the strengths of Cop Shoot Cop lay in the different,
and at times, clashing personalities,
Ideally, I want to have both ways of working in my life.
- Jim Coleman

I've gone through guys who want to lay on their backs
and play like they're full of themselves.
You know, I don't care about posing.
I mean look at me, do I care about posing?
- Bill Kreutzmann

A thousand years may scare form a state.
An hour may lay it in ruins.
- Lord Byron

If you ask me to summarise our mission,
I would put it this way: We were a military regime
that sought to lay the foundations for freedom and
liberty in a complex society.
- Ibrahim Babangida

We all sit in front of our mics and our scripts lay on music stands.
Then the silliness begins!
- Tara Strong

We can come from our own particular point of view and lay it down.
We should not be throwing verbal rocks at each other.
We're all responsible to continue the growth of Hip Hop.
- Grandmaster Flash

We were equals once when we lay new-born babes on our nurse's knees.
We will be equal again when they tie up our jaws for the last sleep.
- Olive Schreiner

If love does not know how to give and take without restrictions,
it is not love, but a transaction that never fails
to lay stress on a plus and a minus.
- Emma Goldman

Let the Dean and Canons lay their heads together and the thing will be done.
- Sydney Smith

When your parent is a public idol, you never really
have a chance to lay that parent to rest.
- Lorna Luft

Remember to be gentle with yourself and others.
We are all children of chance and none can say why
some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun.
- Kent Nerburn

What I mean is that today's films lay lot of emphasis
on glamour and associated emotions.
- Rajendra Prasad

Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye,
ear and imagination - everything which can charm and
bewitch the simple and ignorant.
I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.
- John Adams

We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature.
They are made by human beings.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

They were so exhausted and seasick and all they could
do was crawl up those beaches.
And thousands of them lay dead in no time at all.
It's unthinkable.
- Barry Pepper

I think the solo playing, the decision to start playing solo,
came out of having discovered what lay behind the doors
that that technique opened for me.
- Evan Parker

You can lay down and die, or you can get up and fight,
but that's it - there's no turning back.
- Jon English

The Evangelical party in the Church of Scotland will
lay all flat if they be not prevented.
- Edward Irving

It happens to the best of them.
You lay off singing and your throat gets out of practice.
No excuses.
I blew it.
- Bobby Darin

The goose that lays the golden eggs likes to lay where there are eggs already.
- Charles Spurgeon

But while they prate of economic laws,
men and women are starving.
We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature.
They are made by human beings.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

God, I can push the grass apart and lay my finger on Thy heart.
- Edna St.
Vincent Millay

She used to diet on any kind of food she could lay her hands on.
- Arthur Baer

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold;
Alike fantastic,
if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried,
Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
- Alexander Pope

They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time,
take one step at a time.
- Dorothy Day

Would I lay down my life to save my brother? No,
but I would to save two brothers or eight cousins.
- John B. S. Haldane

I lay a lot of blame at the feet of Dusty Baker for
not being more strict about fundamentals,
which I think would give the team a stronger day-to-day identity.
- Billy Corgan

If I were an American, as I am an Englishman,
while a foreign troop was landed in my country,
I never would lay down my arms never never never!
- William Pitt

It is not cowardly, quite the contrary,
to seek to meet the adversary and know his intentions.
However, it is cowardly, shameful and treasonable to lay down arms.
- King Hassan II

Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you;
after marriage,
he won't even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.
- Helen Rowland

A man cannot lay down the right of resisting them that assault him by force,
to take away his life.
- Thomas Hobbes

The advantage of doing one's praising for oneself is
that one can lay it on so thick and exactly in the right places.
- Samuel Butler

Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.
- William Hazlitt

Start with good people, lay out the rules,
communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them.
If you do all those things effectively,
you can't miss.
- Lee Iacocca

Lay the burden at the feet of the Savior.
- Richard G. Scott

I played with Sam Lay, Jimmy Reed, Big Walter Horton,
Big Moose Walker, and all those guys.
- Jimmy Smith

A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times
surprise a man and lay him open.
- Francis Bacon

Tomorrow is the day when idlers work,
and fool reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven.
- Andrew Young

No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the
desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people.
- William Howard Taft

Why did men worship in churches, locking themselves away in the dark,
when the world lay beyond its doors in all its real glory?
- Charles de Lint

No one ever expects a great lay to pay all the bills.
- Jean Harlow

If you truly dig what you are doing,
if you lay it out that way,
nobody can not respond.
That's what rock and roll is; it's relentless.
- Cass Elliot

Ignorance and a narrow education lay the foundation of vice,
and imitation and custom rear it up.
- Mary Astell

The great achievement of the Catholic Church lay in harmonizing,
civilizing the deepest impulses of ordinary,
ignorant people.
- Kenneth Clark

When we can lay down our fear and anger and choose
responses other than aggression,
we create the conditions for bringing out the best in us humans.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

But he lay like a warrior taking his rest,
with his martial cloak around him.
- Charles Wolfe

My husband and I were very in love, and I had no reason
to suspect that his interests lay anywhere else.
- Marion Zimmer Bradley


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