Bessie Smith

1894 - 1937

A Quote by Bessie Smith on womenswisdom and truth


Listen to my story
and everything
will come out true

Bessie Smith (1894 - 1937)

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A Quote by Bessie Smith on emptiness and life

When my bed is empty, Makes me feel awful mean and blue. My springs are getting rusty, Living single like I do.

Bessie Smith (1894 - 1937)

Source: Empty Bed Blues.

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A Quote by Bessie Smith on singers and world

The Greatest Blues Singer in the World Will Never Stop Singing

Bessie Smith (1894 - 1937)

Source: (Mount Lawn Cemetery; Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania)

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A Quote by Bessie Smith on good and men

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There's nineteen men livin' in my neighborhood, Eighteen of them are fools and the one ain't no doggone good.

Bessie Smith (1894 - 1937)

Source: Uncommon Scold, by Abby Adams, 1989.

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A Quote by Bessie Smith

It's a long old road, but I know I'm gonna find the end.

Bessie Smith (1894 - 1937)

Source: Long OId Road, 1931.

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A Quote by Bessie Smith

I've been poor and I've been rich, and rich is better.

Bessie Smith (1894 - 1937)

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A Quote by Bessie Smith on angels, children, and good

I ain't good-lookin', but I'm somebody's angel child.

Bessie Smith (1894 - 1937)

Source: Words of Love, by Jordan L. Linfield and Joseph Kreisky, 1997.

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A Quote by Bessie Smith on time and women

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No time to marry, no time to settle down; I'm a young woman, and I ain't done runnin' around.

Bessie Smith (1894 - 1937)

Source: Young Woman's Blues (1927)

Contributed by: Zaady

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