Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Mahalia Jackson
(1911-1972) born on
Oct 26
US gospel singer. Her works exemplified the links between religious and secular roots of jazz.

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F
Someday the sun is going to shine down on me in some faraway place.

R
"Anybody that sings the blues is in a deep pit, yelling for help."
A
"God can make you anything you want to be, but you have to put everything in his hands."
N
Time is important to me because I want to sing long enough to leave a message. I'm used to singing in churches where nobody would dare stop me until the Lord arrives!
K
It is easy to be independent when you've got money. But to be independent when you haven't got a thing -- that's the Lord's test.

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "In "American Quotations," by Gorton Carruth, 1988."
R: "In "Aretha Franklin," by Mark Bego, 1989."
A: "In "Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World," by Edythe Draper, 1992."
N: "In "Gotta Tell It," by Jules Schwerin, 1992."
K: ""Movin' On Up," 1966."


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