These are some famous singing quotes which is also one of our favorite topics, because music is such a powerful medium of expression that the right music can even melt a heart of stone. If you have seen the German Movie called Lives of others (Das Leben der Anderen), it has a Stasi agent slowly influenced by a music piece called Sonata for a Good Man, that he listens to as he eavesdrops on a couple. One of my favorites.
And some singers have influenced me immensely, some songs have made me cry. A combination of melodious voice and strong lyrics can inspire and motivate a nation. Here some some quotes and sayings about this beautiful “thing” called songs and singing.
Those who wish to sing always find a song.
It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page.
If I cannot fly,Let me sing.
~Stephen Sondheim.. Won’t we all love to ask God of that?
The wine urges me on, the bewitching wine, which sets even a wise man to singing and to laughing gently, and rouses him up to dance and brings forth words which were better unspoken.
A song will outlive all sermons in the memory.
As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.
~ Paul Robeson
Singing lessons are like body building for your larynx.
Singing has always seemed to me the most perfect means of expression. It is so spontaneous. And after singing, I think the violin. Since I cannot sing, I paint.
When a singer truly feels and experiences what the music is all about, the words will automatically ring true.
~ Monserrat Caballé
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. lol
You can cage the singer but not the song.
I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.
Who, as they sung, would take the prisoned soul
And lap it in Elysium.
I don’t want to be just a straight pop singer. I’m a vocalist and that’s what I want to be seen as in the long run.
~ Christina Aguilera
I can’t stand to sing the same song the same way two nights in succession, let alone two years or ten years. If you can, then it ain’t music, it’s close-order drill or exercise or yodeling or something, not music.”
He who sings frightens away his ills.
~Miguel de Cervantes
She hath made me four and twenty nosegays for the shearers, three-man song men all, and very good ones; but they are most of them means and bases, but one puritan amongst them, and he sings psalms to hornpipes.
Life is a musical so sing like no one is listening!
Singing still brings me tremendous joy, the reception you get and you never know what people are going to share with you after the event.
Short swallow-flights of song, that dip
Their wings in tears, and skim away.
Every night he comes With musics of all sorts, and songs composed To her unworthiness. It nothing steads us To chide him from our eaves, for he persists As if his life lay won’t.
~ William Shakespeare
If a thing isn’t worth saying, you sing it.
~ Pierre Beaumarchais
Singing involves giving pleasure – you can’t. You also look like you’ve been dragged through a bush.
~Simon Cowell to an American Idol contestant
As long as we live, there is never enough singing.
~ Martin Luther
So she poured out the liquid music of her voice to quench the thirst of his spirit.
It is the best of all trades, to make songs, and the second best to sing them.
It was Elvis who really got me hooked on beat music. When I heard “Heartbreak Hotel” I thought, this is it
Faith and joy are the ascensive forces of song.
~Edmund Clarence Stedman
The tenor’s voice is spoilt by affectation, And for the bass, the beast can only bellow; In fact, he had no singing education, An ignorant, noteless, timeless, tuneless fellow.
Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.