Fly Quote: Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday“Everyone’s got to be different. You can’t copy anybody and end up with anything. If you copy, it means you’re working without any real feeling. Whatever you do amounts to nothing. No two people are alike, and it’s got to be that way in music or it isn’t music…You can’t even be like you once were yourself, let alone someone else. I can’t afford to sing the same song the same way two nights in succession, let alone 2 years or 10 years. If you can, then it ain’t music, it’s close-order drill or exercise or yodeling or something, not music.” -From, “Lady Sings The Blues,” By: Billie Holiday

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