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Ella Fitzgerald

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

    • Ella Fitzgerald,
    • in "100 American Women of Accomplishment," Harper's Bazaar ()
  • I stole everything I ever heard, but mostly I stole from the horns.

    • Ella Fitzgerald,
    • in Barbara McDowell and Hana Umlauf, Woman's Almanac ()
  • Everybody wants to know about my style and how it came about. It's no big secret. It's the way I feel.

    • Ella Fitzgerald,
    • in Christopher P. Anderson, The New Book of People ()
  • 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.

    • Ella Fitzgerald,
    • in Bud Kliment, Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of American Song ()
  • The only thing better than singing is more singing.

    • Ella Fitzgerald,
    • in The New York Sunday News ()
  • It isn’t where you came from, it’s where you’re going that counts.

    • Ella Fitzgerald,
    • in Megan Schoeneberger, Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Jazz ()

Ella Fitzgerald, U.S. jazz singer

(1918 - 1996)