"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

"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

"Dandelions don't tell no lies."
— Mick Jagger
English singer (The Rolling Stones), born July 26, 1943

"People have this obsession. They want you to be like you were in 1969. They want you to, because otherwise their youth goes with you. It's very selfish, but it's understandable."
— Mick Jagger
English singer (The Rolling Stones), born July 26, 1943

"Try to be one of the people on whom nothing is lost."
— Henry James
American-born writer, born April 15, 1843
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