"Don't threaten me with love, Baby. Let's just go walking in the rain."- Billie Holiday
"She could express more emotion in one chorus than most actresses can in three acts."- Jeanne Moreau
"Billie Holiday’s burned voice- Rita Dove in "Canary"
had as many shadows as lights,
a mournful candelabra against a sleek piano,
the gardenia her signature under that ruined face."
"Her education was her search for the truth within herself. She used all of the things that happened in her life and made them work for her in her music."- Sylvia Syms
The Official Billie Holiday website