I traveled and made money and I wouldn't let anybody get between me and my music. If I belong to anything, I belong to my music. ...What you were born to do, you don't stop to think, should I? could I? would I? I only think, will I? And, I shall!

— Eva Jessye

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You should not suffer the past. You should be able to wear it like a loose garment, take it off and let it drop.

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