Quotes by: Mahalia Jackson

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Mahalia Jackson
Jackson c. 1962, photographed by Carl Van Vechten
Background information
Birth name Mahala Jackson
Born (1911-10-26)October 26, 1911[1]
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Died January 27, 1972(1972-01-27) (aged 60)
Evergreen Park, Illinois, U.S.
Genres Gospel
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1927–1971
Labels Decca Coral, Apollo, Columbia
Associated acts
Albertina Walker Aretha Franklin Dorothy Norwood Della Reese Cissy Houston Milton Brunson

It is easy to be independent when you've got money. But to be independent when you haven't got a thing, that's the Lord's test.
Mahalia Jackson
If you believe in God, He will open the windows of heaven and pour blessings upon you.
Mahalia Jackson
The Lord doesn't like us to be dead. Be alive. Sometimes I dance to the glory of the Lord, because He said so.
Mahalia Jackson
Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.
Mahalia Jackson
God can make you anything you want to be, but you have to put everything in his hands.
Mahalia Jackson
Sometimes you ask God for something and you don't know what you're asking.
Mahalia Jackson
How can you sing of amazing grace and all God's wonders without using your hands?
Mahalia Jackson
When you sing gospel you have a feeling there is a cure for what's wrong.
Mahalia Jackson
I don't worry too much about the script, I just ad lib, like Pearl Bailey.
Mahalia Jackson
If you want me to sing this Christmas song with the feeling and the meaning, you better see if you can locate that check.
Mahalia Jackson
The old Devil gets mad when you're trying to do good. Pray that God will move the stumbling blocks.
Mahalia Jackson
Do you know most of the Jewish songs have the same trend of sadness as Negro spirituals?
Mahalia Jackson
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