Ella Fitzgerald Quotes


When we were at the Apollo Holiday was a block away. I asked her for her autograph.

It isn't where you came from its where you're going that counts.

She is amazingly creative bringing so much more to a song than just a singer. She is a first-class musician and the most gracious person in the world.

Blue skies Smiling at me Nothing but blue skies Do I see

I think I do better when I sing.

The only thing better than singing is more singing.

I don't want to say the wrong thing which I always do. I think I do better when I sing.

Music is the universal language ... it brings people closer together.

Sometimes when we're flying or in the hotel I might run over songs or in the bathroom.

Some kids in Italy call me 'Mama Jazz; I thought that was so cute. As long as they don't call me 'Grandma Jazz.'

It isn't where you came from; it's where you're going that counts.

Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration I don't think you can go wrong.

Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do.

Did I do all right?

Ella knows her way around her voice as very few people today. But there are times when she seems to be unaware there are things the human voice just doesn't do. She does them.

The fabulous places I've been wonderful things that've happened great people I've met ought to make a story.

When I'm on stage I feel at home

She has been more famous over a longer time span than any other female singer.

[On bebop years] All I did was sing 'How High the Moon.' It seemed like the only song I ever sang.

Listen to her voice don't look at her.

I stole everything I ever heard but mostly I stole from the horns.

What everyone wants more than anything else is to be loved.

I'm very shy and I shy away from people. But the moment I hit the stage it's a different feeling I get nerve from somewhere; maybe it's because it's something I love to do.

You take romance - I'll take Jell-O.

Whatever she does to my songs she always makes them sound better.

Everybody wants to know about my style and how it came about. It's no big secret. It's the way I feel.

Coming through the years and finding that I not only have just the fans of my day but the young ones of today - that's what it means it means it was worth all of it.