A Collection of the Best Quotes From The United States Vs. Billie Holiday

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The United States Vs. Billie Holiday is an incredibly inspiring movie filled with some powerful quotes — here are the best ones.

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The United States Vs. Billie Holiday Quotes

If you are looking for a powerful film, The United States Vs. Billie Holiday is a great choice! This movie is filled with great quotes — and I put together a collection of the best ones. Enjoy!

As always, I try to keep this spoiler free, but be careful as you near the end of the article, there may be some. Be warned if you have not yet watched this movie.

“Tell me… what’s it like to be a colored woman?”

“You ever seen a lynching?”

“It’s about human rights. The government forgets that sometimes.”

“The wrong kind of place for the right kind of people.”

“You’re not fooling anyone walking around in that uniform.”

“Any time somebody colored is doing something right they paint us out wrong.”

“You ain’t singing that song!”

“It gives a face to the boys being lynched.”

“Jazz music is the devil’s work.”

“She won’t stop singing the song.”

“She’s inciting a riot.”
“That’s a misdemeanor at best.”

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“You better not be one of them gossip folk either.”

“No uniform tonight soldier boy?”

“I don’t like the quiet. It’s so noisy.”

“It’s a song about important things. What’s going on in the country. I don’t think people know I care about those things.”

“Cut the tape.”

“Don’t you know who this is?”

“Only Negro allowed in this elevator is me.”

“They killing us for less down south. Please don’t cause a fuss.”

“I need help. Not jail time.”

“They’re using you.”

“She’s singing it for all of us. That young lady is a hero.”

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“My father told me drugs would be the death of our people.”

“You don’t know how it feels to be missing something that only a fix can fill.”

“You’ve heard those lyrics. They provoke people in the wrong way.”

“I thought I was doing the right thing.”

“Don’t flirt with me. You ain’t my kinda guy.”

“I’m back.”

“Of course I’m high Ed. I wanted to put on a great show.”

“Feels good to be home.”

“Would you consider her a friend?”

“You’ll never understand my life white girl.”

“You see me driving a car, that sh*t is stolen.”

“I never had a chance to play with dolls. I started working when I was six.”

“Daddy, get Mama down from that tree.”

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Andra Day stars in THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY from Paramount Pictures. Photo Credit: Takashi Seida.

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About The United States Vs. Billie Holiday

The Federal Bureau of Narcotics launches an undercover sting operation against jazz singer Billie Holiday.

Watch The United States Vs. Billie Holiday on Hulu February 26th.

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