quote by Billie Holiday

You can be up to your boobies in white satin, with gardenias in your hair and no sugar cane for miles, but you can still be working on a plantation.

— Billie Holiday

Colossal Satin quotations

With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes satin.

Some of us get dipped in flat, some in satin, some in gloss.

..." He turned to me. "But every once in a while, you find someone who's iridescent, and when you do, nothing will ever compare.

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple, With a red hat which doesn't go and doesn't suit me, And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves, And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.

I must confess the language of symbols is to me A Babylonish dialect Which learned chemists much affect; It is a party-coloured dress Of patch'd and piebald languages: 'T is English cut on Greek and Latin, Like fustian heretofore on satin.

What was the point in satin and lace if it didn't make a man struggle to speak?

I often think that a slightly exposed shoulder emerging from a long satin nightgown packs more sex than two naked bodies in bed.

When I am in the city I have the impression that I am in a living room with crystal chandeliers, rugs of velvet, and satin cushions. And when I'm in the favela I have the impression that I'm a useless object, destined to be forever in a garbage dump.

I wish I was a woman of about thirty-six dressed in black satin with a string of pearls.

And even this heart of mine has something artificial.

The dancers have sewn it into a bag of pink satin, pink satin slightly faded, like their dancing shoes.

Every object and being in the universe is a jar overflowing with wisdom and beauty,a drop of the Tigris that cannot be contained by any skin. Every jarful spills and makes the earth more shining, as though covered in satin... Make peace with the universe. Take joy in it. It will turn to gold. Resurrection will be now. Every moment, a new beauty.

He's just like a stallion. Wild and kicking on the outside, but a heart soft as satin on the inside. Just waiting for the right girl to break him in.

I started designing my handbags in my apartment and I had six samples made in satin-finished nylon. I displayed them at trade shows but they went unnoticed at first.

I have loved corsets since I was small.

When I was a child, my grandmother took me to an exhibition, and they had a corset on display. I loved the flesh color, the salmon satin, the lace.

Moonlight, white satin, roses. A bride.

I am essence of Rose Solitude my cheeks are laced with cognac my hips sealed with five satin nails I carry dreams and romance of new fools and old flames between the musk of fat and the side pocket of my mink tongue.

Silkes and Satins put out the fire in the chimney.

Nights in white satin never reaching the end Letters I've written never meaning to send Beauty I'd always missed with these eyes before Just what the truth is I can't say any more Cause I love you Yes I love you Oh how I love you

It is easy for most of us to keep our hands from picking and stealing when picking and stealing plainly lead to prison diet and prison garments. But when silks and satins come of it, and with the silks and satins general respect, the net result of honesty does not seem to be so secure.

A Satin Doll is a woman who is as pretty on the inside as she is on the outside.

Perfection is the satin-lined casket of creativity and originality.

If you are a perfectionist, at least stop telling everybody you're one and try to get over it yourself, alone in your home with the lights off

Portraits are to daily faces As an evening west To a fine, pedantic sunshine In a satin vest.

An intelligent, energetic, educated woman cannot be kept in four walls - even satin-lined, diamond-studded walls - without discovering sooner or later that they are still a prison cell.

The cure for him would be to take a good long look at some potato plants, which have lately had such a deep and distinctive colour and tone, instead of driving himself mad looking at pieces of yellow satin and gold leather.

Clothes can have a very refined vibration.

An ochre robe can be extremely refined and so can a wonderful satin gown or a silk brocade coast.

Her legs went on forever, like staring at infinity through a wisp of cotton panty along a skin of satin sea.

I love the language, it sounds as if it should be writ on satin with syllables which breathe of the sweet South

Vulgarity is more obvious in satin than in homespun.

She wore blue velvet Bluer than velvet was the night Softer than satin was the light From the stars She wore blue velvet Bluer than velvet were her eyes Warmer than May her tender sighs

No. I usually rest in my satin-lined coffin, actually. I'm not allowed out in daylight hours.

His fingers skimmed down her body, over skin and satin, and she shivered, leaning into him, and she was sure they both tasted like blood and ashes and salt, but it didn't matter; the world, the city, and all it's lights and life seemed to have narrowed down to this, just her and Jace, the burning heart of a frozen world.

The most confident of women are those who believe in every scrap of fabric they wear. They are the ones who are as happy wih their drawers as they are with their gowns. You can tell the difference between a woman who wraps herself in beautiful silks and satins and she who wears...otherwise.

First you have to spread on the rust performer, then you add a coat of protective enamel, and then you spray on the satin finish so you look good.

The word that almost makes me throw up is satin; damask makes me throw up.

I got a pair of red, synthetic satin women's pants through the post the other day with a phone number on. That was quite strange. I haven't tried the phone number. In times of stress I may.

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