"Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope."
— Mahalia Jackson
American gospel singer, born October 26, 1911

"I hope to bring people to God with my songs."
— Mahalia Jackson
American gospel singer, died January 27, 1972

"I'm starting with the man in the mirror, I'm asking him to change his ways, and no message could have been any clearer: if you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself, and then make a change!"
— Michael Jackson
American singer-songwriter (The Jackson 5), born August 29, 1958

"If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with."
— Michael Jackson
American singer (Jackson 5), died June 25, 2009

"Each object is imbued with invisible fibers of light that reach out into the universe and are connected and related to all things, and the song that the maker sang still hangs in the air."
— Alex Jacobs
Native-American artist

"There are no bonds so strong as those which are formed by suffering together."
— Harriet Ann Jacobs
African-American writer, born February 11, 1813

"My master had power and law on his side; I had a determined will. There is might in each."
— Harriet Ann Jacobs
African-American writer, born February 11, 1813

"The war of my life had begun; and though one of God's most powerless creatures, I resolved never to be conquered."
— Harriet Ann Jacobs
African-American writer, died March 7, 1897

"Let the young rain of tears come, let the calm hands of grief come. It's not all as evil as you think."
— Rolf Jacobsen
Norwegian poet, born March 8, 1907

"Look - the moon thumbs through night's book. Finds a lake where nothing is printed. Draws a straight line. That's all it can. That's enough. Thick line. Straight toward you - Look."
— Rolf Jacobsen
Norwegian poet, died February 20, 1994

"Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind."
— Mick Jagger
English singer (The Rolling Stones), born July 26, 1943

"Anything worth doing is worth overdoing."
— Mick Jagger
English singer (The Rolling Stones), born July 26, 1943
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