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Mahalia Jackson Quotes


31 Mahalia Jackson quotes:



"Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them."
"Anybody singing the blues is in a deep pit yelling for help."
"Baby, black promoters oppressed me before white promoters ever got hold of me. Don't talk skin to me."
"Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope."
"Everybody needs somebody."
"Gospel music rhythms are not African in origin, although I know that's what the jazz experts say."
"I close my eyes when I sing so I can feel the song better."
"I don't worry too much about the script, I just ad lib, like Pearl Bailey."
"I'll come to any benefit if I see SCLC get all the money."
"If you want me to sing this Christmas song with the feeling and the meaning, you better see if you can locate that check."
"Money just draws flies."
"Sometimes you ask God for something and you don't know what you're asking."
"The old Devil gets mad when you're trying to do good. Pray that God will move the stumbling blocks."
"They thought I was a success as soon as I started paying the bills."
"This is the place to see the stars - Hollywood Bowl."
"Time is important to me because I want to sing long enough to leave a message."
"Without a song, each day would be a century."
"Anybody that sings the blues is in a deep pit, yelling for help."
"God can make you anything you want to be, but you have to put everything in his hands."
"How can you sing of amazing grace and all God's wonders without using your hands?"



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