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Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
I'm one of those regular weird people.
Guess what, I might be the first hippie pinup girl.
Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz.
I won't quit to become someone's old lady.
I got treated very badly in Texas. They don't treat beatniks too good in Texas. Port Arthur people hought I was a beatnik, though they'd never seen one and neither had I.
You know why we're stuck with the myth that only black people have soul? Because white people don't .let themselves feel things.
I always wanted to be an artist, whatever that was, like other chicks want to be stewardesses. I read. I painted. I thought.
Texas is OK if you want to settle down and do your own thing quietly, but it's not for outrageous people, and I was always outrageous.
If I hold back, I'm no good. I'm no good. I'd rather be good sometimes, than holding back all the time.
Audiences like their blues singers to be miserable.
You got to get it while you can.
On stage I make love to twenty five thousand people; and then I go home alone.
My father wouldn't get us a TV, he wouldn't allow a TV in the house.
Rock on out.