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Ruth Brown Quotes

A fox is a wolf who sends flowers.
Ruth Brown
Flowers, Wolf, Fox

Unfortunately, the young generation, who I believe have their own place in the sun like I had mine; but I wish it was possible there were other ways to have them understand this music was here before they came, and the reason that it was here.
Ruth Brown
Music, Understand, Young

I thought the best thing you were supposed to do was find somebody and try to sound like them.
Ruth Brown
Best, Somebody, Sound

But of course it’s different now, the blues is no longer blues, it’s green now.
Ruth Brown
Longer, Course, Green

There was a time we decided that it was songs that were done especially from my background because of the things we were dealing with, but nowadays, anybody who has a need, and can find the need, they can sing the blues.
Ruth Brown
Time, Anybody, Songs

I sang on Church Street, every place that had a stage.
Ruth Brown
Church, Stage, Street

I was trying to do Billie Holiday, because she was the voice to be heard at that time.
Ruth Brown
Time, Trying, She

There are stories that people don’t want to talk about that brought this music through.
Ruth Brown
Music, Talk, Stories

We are trying to prove that the blues lives on forever and anybody in this place can sing the blues.
Ruth Brown
Trying, Lives, Anybody

When I got through, Duke Ellington stood up and started the applause.
Ruth Brown
Started, Stood, Applause

If you are speaking about my own songs, I would think so because we were talking about that particular era and I was singing one of my songs that I recorded 50 years ago.
Ruth Brown
Talking, Songs, Singing

When I saw all of the people I have known all these years, when we got together, it was scary because B.B King and I lived in the same place in Nevada.
Ruth Brown
Together, Known, Lived

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