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Abbey Lincoln Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Abbey Lincoln

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I loved Billie Holiday more than any other person other
than myself on the stage.
Yeah, I do.
- 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 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 don't have to lay on the couch and see a therapist
because my therapist is in my paint brushes.
- 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

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

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

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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

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi PHOTO

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34) PHOTO

My Loved One
You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The supreme happiness of life
is the conviction of being loved for yourself,
or, more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself.
- Victor Hugo

If we don't feel appreciated, we don't feel loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

So long as we are loved by others,
I would almost say that we are indispensable;
and no man is useless while he has a friend.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Home is not a structure, but the place that we feel comfortable -
the place we belong - the place of our loved ones.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Who, being loved, is poor?
- Oscar Wilde

Know that you are loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To love someone deeply gives you strength.
Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
- Lao Tzu

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.
- George MacDonald

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength;
loving someone deeply gives you courage.
- Lao Tzu

And yes, I loved.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Home is where our loved ones are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A loving relationship is one in which
the loved one is free to be himself -
to laugh with me, but never at me;
to cry with me, but never because of me;
to love life, to love himself,
to love being loved.
Such a relationship is based upon freedom
and can never grow in a jealous heart.
- Leo F. Buscaglia

There is only one happiness in life: to love and to be loved.
- George Sand

At the beginning, we are in relationship
because we are attracted to the other person -
we think they are sexy, smart, funny,
whatever it is that we find appealing.
But very quickly, the focus of the relationship
turns to whether we feel appreciated.
If we don't feel appreciated, we don't feel loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Home is where our loved ones are.
Home is not a structure, but the place that we feel comfortable,
the place we belong - the place of our loved ones.
A palace is not a home without loved ones.
A shack or an open field can be paradise
when shared with a loving family.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

It hurts to love someone
and not be loved in return,
but what is more painful is to love
someone and never find the courage
to let that person know how you feel.
- Anonymous

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi PHOTO

When we lose one we love,
our bitterest tears are called forth
by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

I've learned that you should always
leave loved ones with loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.
- Anonymous

The fastest way to destroy love
is to make a goal out of it,
because people who are trying to be loved
come from a place that they're not loved.
- Werner Erhard

Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
- Anonymous

Maybe I could have loved you better.
Maybe you should have loved me more.
Maybe our hearts were just next in line.
Maybe everything breaks sometime.
- Jewel

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

He who has loved and who betrays love does harm not
only to the image of the past,
but to the past itself.
- Theodor Adorno

I loved to get all dusty and ride horses and plant potatoes and cotton.
- Dorothy Malone

To love for the sake of being loved is human,
but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

It is my choice to care deeply about others.
No kindness is too small to be important -
the smile to the bank teller,
the sincere "thank you" for all kindnesses received,
the reassuring hand on the shoulder of a loved one or friend.
There is compassion in selfless generosity,
but there is also compassion in heartfelt empathy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Because I loved myself, I was loved.
- Erica Jong

I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.
- George Eliot

Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely,
willingly and without expectation.
We don't love to be loved; we love to love.
- Leo Buscaglia

We loved with a love that was more than love.
- Edgar Allan Poe

My personal goals are to be happy, healthy and to be
surrounded by loved ones.
- Kiana Tom

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved:
It is God's finger on man's shoulder.
- Charles Morgan

The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved,
just to love and be loved.
- Eden Ahbez

A baby is born with a need to be loved -
and never outgrows it.
- Frank Howard Clark

They died hard, those savage men - like wounded wolves at bay.
They were filthy, and they were lousy,
and they stunk.
And I loved them.
- Douglas MacArthur

Human beings must be known to be loved;
but Divine beings must be loved to be known.
- Blaise Pascal

One is loved because one is loved.
No reason is needed for loving.
- Paulo Coelho

Say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved.
- William Congreve

My father loved people, children and pets.
- Tony Visconti

What must it be like for a little boy to read that daddy never loved mummy?
- Princess Diana

If you want to be loved, be lovable.
- Ovid

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you press me to say why I loved him,
I can say no more than because he was he,
and I was I. - Michel de Montaigne

If you are over 30, get out your high-school yearbook
and look for ideas you can apply today -
perhaps an innocent optimism about life -
perhaps a hobby you loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked
than it is loved by the good.
- The Buddha

I wasn't anything special as a father.
But I loved them and they knew it.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

Looking back, I have this to regret,
that too often when I loved,
I did not say so.
- David Grayson

I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal,
and I never loved any other man as much.
- Hedy Lamarr

I have loved but one flag and I can not share that
devotion and give affection to the mongrel banner invented
for the League of Nations.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

I loved doing My Favorite Year, which was great fun,
and The Ruling Class, which I made with all my chums.
- Peter O'Toole

It was quite natural - the first day I got to the set I was really nervous,
but I loved the whole experience.
- Charlotte Church

I wrote speculative fiction because I loved to read it,
and thought I could do better than some of the people
who were getting published.
- Fred Saberhagen

If the woman in my life, the one that I felt I loved enough to want to marry,
loved my children, I'd know then that her love for
me was deeper than I could hope for.
- James MacArthur

I loved working with Jamie Lee Curtis,
and I felt she was a wonderful actress even that early in her career.
- Donald Pleasence

I loved school so much that most of my classmates considered me a dork.
- Natalie Portman


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