12 Famous Ella Fitzgerald Quotes

12 Famous Ella Fitzgerald Quotes

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Ella Fitzgerald was a world renowned jazz singer from Newport News, Virginia. She gained her fame due to her incredible vocal range. Over her 60 year long singing career she gained the nicknames “Queen of Jazz” and “First Lady of Song”. She died on June 15, 1996 at the age of 79.

“A lot of singers think all they have to do is exercise their tonsils to get ahead. They refuse to look for new
ideas and outlets, so they fall.”

“All I did was sing ‘How High the Moon.’ It seemed like the only song I ever sang.”

“Did I do all right?”

“Forgive me if I don’t have the words. Maybe I can sing it and you’ll understand.”

“I know I’m no glamour girl, and it’s not easy for me to get up in front of a crowd of people. It used to bother
me a lot, but now I’ve got it figured out that God gave me this talent to use, so I just stand there and sing.”

“I sing like I feel. ”

“I stole everything I ever heard, but mostly I stole from the horns.”

“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.”

“It isn’t where you came from, its 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.”

“Sometimes when we’re flying or in the hotel, I might run over songs, or in the bathroom.”

“The only thing better than singing is more singing.”