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They thought I was a success as soon as I started paying the bills. - Mahalia Jackson Quotes
They thought I was a success as soon as I started paying the bills.
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Put your mind on the gospel. And remember - there's one God for all. - Mahalia Jackson Quotes
Put your mind on the gospel. And remember - there's one God for all.
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Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them. - Mahalia Jackson Quotes
Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.
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Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them. - Mahalia Jackson Quotes
Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.
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I'll come to any benefit if I see SCLC get all the money. - Mahalia Jackson Quotes
I'll come to any benefit if I see SCLC get all the money.
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How can you sing of amazing grace and all God's wonders without using your hands? - Mahalia Jackson Quotes
How can you sing of amazing grace and all God's wonders without using your hands?
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I hope to bring people to God with my songs. - Mahalia Jackson Quotes
I hope to bring people to God with my songs.
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It's 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.
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If you want me to sing this Christmas song with the feeling and the meaning, you better see if you can locate that check.
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You’re blessed if you have the strength to work. - Mahalia Jackson Quotes
You’re blessed if you have the strength to work.
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If you believe in God, He will open the windows of heaven and pour blessings upon you. - Mahalia Jackson Quotes
If you believe in God, He will open the windows of heaven and pour blessings upon you.
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Gospel music rhythms are not African in origin, although I know that's what the jazz experts say. - Mahalia Jackson Quotes
Gospel music rhythms are not African in origin, although I know that's what the jazz experts say.
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When you sing gospel you have a feeling there is a cure for what's wrong. - Mahalia Jackson Quotes
When you sing gospel you have a feeling there is a cure for what's wrong.
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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.
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God can make you anything you want to be, but you have to put everything in his hands. - Mahalia Jackson Quotes
God can make you anything you want to be, but you have to put everything in his hands.
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Baby, black promoters oppressed me before white promoters ever got hold of me. Don't talk skin to me.
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Gospel songs are the songs of hope. When you sing gospel you have the feeling there is a cure for what's wrong, but when you are through with the blues, you've got nothing to rest on.
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Without a song, each day would be a century. - Mahalia Jackson Quotes
Without a song, each day would be a century.
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I sing God's music because it makes me feel free. It gives me hope. With the blues, when you finish, you still have the blues.
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The mind and the voice by themselves are not sufficient.
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Someday the sun is going to shine down on me in some faraway place.
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I close my eyes when I sing so I can feel the song better.
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How can you sing of Amazing Grace? How can you sing prayerfully of heaven and earth and all God's wonders without using your hands?
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Do you know most of the Jewish songs have the same trend of sadness as Negro spirituals?
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Money just draws flies.
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The old Devil gets mad when you're trying to do good. Pray that God will move the stumbling blocks.
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One thing about playing the real jazz is that you can't count it.
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My hands, my feet, I throw my whole body to say all that is within me.
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Sometimes you ask God for something and you don't know what you're asking.
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You're blessed if you have the strength to work.
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When you are through with the blues, you've got nothing to rest on.
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Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope.
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The Lord doesn't like us to be dead. Be alive. Sometimes I dance to the glory of the Lord, because He said so.
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If you don't like Louis Armstrong, you don't know how to love.
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I don't worry too much about the script, I just ad lib, like Pearl Bailey.
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Gospel music in those days of the early 1930s was really taking wing. It was the kind of music colored people had left behind them down South and they liked it because it was just like a letter from home.
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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!
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Blues are the songs of despair.
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Anybody singing the blues is in a deep pit yelling for help.
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Everybody needs somebody.
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The trouble with records is that they're too short.
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A great influence in my life was the sanctified or Holiness churches...Everybody in there sang and they clapped and stomped heir feet and sang with their whole body... Their music was so strong and expressive, it used to bring tears to my eyes.
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This is the place to see the stars - Hollywood Bowl.
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You're blessed if you have the strength to work.
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Anybody that sings the blues is in a deep pit, yelling for help.
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