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Singers Quotes By Walt Whitman

All music is what awakes from you when you are reminded by the instruments. It is not the violins and the cornets-it is not the oboe nor the beating drums, nor the score of the baritone singer singing his sweet romanza-nor that of the women's chorus; it is nearer and farther than they. — Walt Whitman

Singers Quotes By Jessica Simpson

I think that freshness and that innocence is something that is missing from a lot of female singers. I'm certainly not denying that I'm young, but I'm not fluff. — Jessica Simpson

Singers Quotes By Dolora Zajick

Singers actually used to begin singing at a much younger age than they do now. I would say for me, I started late. But it's not unusual. I discovered I had a voice. I wanted to be a pianist when I was seven, and circumstances didn't allow that I studied it. — Dolora Zajick

Singers Quotes By Greil Marcus

Van Morrison remains a singer who can be compared to no other in the history of modern popular music. — Greil Marcus

Singers Quotes By Laura Lippman

As for music, my tastes are eclectic. Elvis Costello is my all-time favorite. I listen to a lot of jazz, primarily the great female vocalists, and I am very fond of the late cabaret singer Nancy Lamott. — Laura Lippman

Singers Quotes By Chris Rock

Only black people in the whole neighborhood, so let's break it down: Me, I'm a decent comedian, I'm a'ight. Mary J. Blige, one of the greatest R&B singers to ever walk the Earth. Jay-Z, one of the greatest rappers to ever live. Eddie Murphy, one of the funniest actors to ever, ever do it. Do you know what the white man that lives next door to me does for a living? He's a f*****g dentist. — Chris Rock

Singers Quotes By Juliana Hatfield

The way I see it, all the popular singers are strippers. — Juliana Hatfield

Singers Quotes By Tullio Serafin

In my lifetime, there have been three vocal miracles: Caruso, Ruffo and Ponselle. Apart from these there have been several wonderful singers. — Tullio Serafin

Singers Quotes By S. Janaki

A singer must be able to sing any kind of song — S. Janaki

Singers Quotes By Sade Adu

I've never associated myself with other singers, certainly not female singers. — Sade Adu

Singers Quotes By Rita Coolidge

Jazz radio is not very friendly to pop singers who decide to make a jazz record. But a lot of people have been. A lot of the people I've talked to like the record. — Rita Coolidge

Singers Quotes By Bing Crosby

Frank (Frank Sinatra) is a singer who comes along once in a lifetime, but why did he have to come in mine? — Bing Crosby

Singers Quotes By Frank Stallone

Recording an album and doing it live are like two different animals. There are some people that are great singers live, horrible in the studio. — Frank Stallone

Singers Quotes By Madeleine L'Engle

A burst of harmony so brilliant that it almost overwhelmed them surrounded Meg, the cherubim, Calvin, and Mr. Jenkins. But after a moment of breathlessness, Meg was able to open herself to the song of the farae, these strange creatures who were Deepened, rooted, yet never seperated from each other, no matter how great the distance.
We are the song of the universe. We sing with the angelic host. We are musicians. The farae and the stars are the singers. Our song orders the rhythm of creation. — Madeleine L'Engle

Singers Quotes By Zooey Deschanel

I've been watching a lot of Joni Mitchell YouTube clips and I can't believe her transformation from this folk singer in Canada. — Zooey Deschanel

Singers Quotes By Gloria Estefan

[I would like to be] one of [the first pop singers to perform in a free Cuba]. I know the list is huge. And it would be hard to pull off
I'd have a lump as big as a tostone [fried green plantain] in my throat. But oh my God, what a dream
it would be the height of my personal and professional career. — Gloria Estefan

Singers Quotes By Rajneesh

There have been many poets who have lived at the fifth center of creativity and never gone ahead - many painters, many dancers, many singers who created great art, but never moved to the third eye. And there have been mystics who have remained with the third eye, knowing their own inner beauty; it is so fulfilling that they thought they had arrived. Somebody is needed to tell you that there is still something more ahead; otherwise, in your ignorance, what you will do is almost unpredictable. — Rajneesh

Singers Quotes By Thalia

A lot of singers find a musical genre people like and stick with it. That's being a conformist. I sing ballads, rock, salsa, rap. — Thalia

Singers Quotes By Roger Daltrey

I used to take amphetamines until I realized that amphetamines didn't go with being a good singer. — Roger Daltrey

Singers Quotes By Margaret Whiting

Doris Day was such a big movie and TV star, people overlooked her singing. The proof is in the package. She's one of the best singers there ever was. — Margaret Whiting

Singers Quotes By Sonu Nigam

There are a lot of singers who cannot sing to save their lives. We have to accept it, but thank God there is such a thing as live shows. It's only when people are faced with live shows that the world gets to know how good or how bad they are. — Sonu Nigam

Singers Quotes By Mai Loog

All women should feel as Sex Subjects if they want and choose so without fear of repressions, condemnations and put down and without the need to pay them for that.

Being freely a sexy and seductive woman is allowed only for few privileged professions: actresses, dancers, models, singers, prostitutes. They all do it for work. You can pay for them being sexy.

If a sexy woman is openly adored by a man, the woman remains as a woman, she is not turning into a table, a cup or a bill of money. She is still the Subject who knows her power. — Mai Loog

Singers Quotes By Rick Springfield

There weren't a lot of girl singers around. Paul McCartney and John Lennon were the guys I looked up to. — Rick Springfield

Singers Quotes By Terry Pratchett

The singers all loathe the sight of one another, the chorus despises the singers, they both hate the orchestra, and everyone fears the conductor; the staff on one prompt side won't talk to the staff on the opposite prompt side, the dancers are all crazed from hunger in any case ... — Terry Pratchett

Singers Quotes By Sonu Nigam

I was born in Faridabad but brought up in Delhi and Mumbai. My father had been living hand-to-mouth and literally slept on railway platforms when he came to Mumbai for the first time to become a film singer. My parents were both singers; they sang together and fell in love due to their singing. — Sonu Nigam

Singers Quotes By Rob Sheffield

The country singers understand. It's always that one song that gets you. You can hide, but the song comes to find you. Country singers are always
twanging about that number on the jukebox they can't stand to hear you play, the one with the memories. — Rob Sheffield

Singers Quotes By Jerry Seinfeld

The toughest nights when I was a young, unknown comedian were opening for these real old-time Italian singers. I'm like Grace Jones to them. "This guy is nuts-talking about socks. Where's the wife jokes, where's the fat jokes?" — Jerry Seinfeld

Singers Quotes By Piers Morgan

Singers always have an advantage. You know, everyone can connect to a song in a way that they cannot do to a basketball act or a magician act or whatever. — Piers Morgan

Singers Quotes By Vonda Shepard

James Ralston, my guitar player, has performed with Tina Turner for about 22 years. Jim Hanson on bass has played with Johnny Cash, Rodney Crowell and Bruce Springsteen, and they're fantastic musicians and amazing singers they get a really cool vocal sound together. — Vonda Shepard

Singers Quotes By Carlo Ancelotti

I remember Elton John used to be their owner and he is my favourite singer! I hope the match will be an opportunity to meet Elton John! — Carlo Ancelotti

Singers Quotes By Hesiod

Potter is piqued with potter, joiner with joiner, beggar begrudges beggar, and singer singer. — Hesiod

Singers Quotes By R. Kelly

Biggie was a lyrical genius: he was a musical painter with words. As he rapped, you would see the picture come to life as you heard his story. You hear a lot of rappers rap; you hear a lot of singers sing, but you don't see the movie in your head the way you do when you hear Biggie rap. — R. Kelly

Singers Quotes By Robert Wyatt

There are singers that I have enjoyed, from Nina Simone and Ray Charles onward. But the music that made music the number one thing for me as a youth was jazz. — Robert Wyatt

Singers Quotes By Dierks Bentley

George Strait is the king and Kenny Chesney is about as big as it gets right now, though I wouldnt mind going back out on the road with him. Maybe I could go out on the road with some singers from other genres. — Dierks Bentley

Singers Quotes By George R R Martin

Ser Rodrik groused. His opinion of singers was well known; music was a lovely thing for girls, but he could not comprehend why any healthy boy would fill his hand with a harp when he might have had a sword. — George R R Martin

Singers Quotes By Jessye Norman

I would like to see more African-American singers as part of our opera companies. If you take music and the arts out of the public schools, then you're going to lose a lot of people that you might have discovered were talented, very early. — Jessye Norman

Singers Quotes By Julian Casablancas

I'm always writing something. I've got so much stuff, I don't know what to do with it. Some of it will be Strokes, some of it will be I don't know what - stuff for pop singers. TV themes. I've got a jar stuffed with songs, all these ideas that are just me humming into a recording device. — Julian Casablancas

Singers Quotes By Elvis Presley

Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time. — Elvis Presley

Singers Quotes By Roland Merullo

When we were first together, when you first brought me here to this beautiful place, you used to say you were glad you found a napoletana, remember? You said the northerners were sane and orderly and hardworking and maybe more honest, but that without the south, Italy would have too many brains and not enough heart. It would be like Europe having only Germany and Austria - no Spain, no France, no Italy. It would be a world of scientists without singers. I thought it was romantic. What happened to the man who said those things? — Roland Merullo

Singers Quotes By Zedd

What I look for in a voice is for it to be unique. I don't really care if a singer sings well. Really, it's about emotion, or being able to sing the lyrics and actually mean it. A lot of singers sing good notes but forget about what words they use. — Zedd

Singers Quotes By Madeleine Peyroux

I listened to Billie Holiday a lot in order to learn to sing. She remains one of the extraordinary jazz singers. But my intent is to become my own voice, to be able to interpret these songs in my own way. — Madeleine Peyroux

Singers Quotes By Cecile McLorin Salvant

The more I listened and became obsessed with singers, I feel like the more I realized that I had my own little thing that I could do. — Cecile McLorin Salvant

Singers Quotes By Neil Gaiman

Las Vegas has become a child's picture-book dream of a city-here a storybook castle, there a sphinx-flanked black pyramid beaming white light into the darkness as a landing beam for UFOs, and everywhere neon oracles and twisting screens predict happiness and good fortune, announce singers and comedians and magicians in residence or on their way, and the lights always flash and beckon and call. Once every hour a volcano erupts in light and flame. Once every hour a pirate ship sinks a man o'war. — Neil Gaiman

Singers Quotes By Linda Barnes

Singers come and go; the music business waxes and wanes. The blues are popular and unpopular, often at the same time. — Linda Barnes

Singers Quotes By Ronee Blakley

Singers, musicians, and songwriters don't want to use the word "acting" because we want it to be more real than that - we want it to come from us: naturally, truly, really. — Ronee Blakley

Singers Quotes By Richard Thompson

There are only three white blues singers
Geoff Muldaur is at least two of them. — Richard Thompson

Singers Quotes By Dave Grohl

You can make yourself the greatest singer in the world or the best drummer in the world with the aid of technology. — Dave Grohl

Singers Quotes By Johnny Ramone

Rock 'n' roll is meant to entertain. Hippie folk singers are supposed to be singing about leftist views, but I don't think rock 'n' roll was ever that way. I don't remember the early rock 'n' rollers ever expressing any political views. — Johnny Ramone

Singers Quotes By Jimmy Griffin

Dorsey played the upright bass and steel guitar, as well as acoustic guitar. Johnny played acoustic guitar and together they were fabulous songwriters and singers. — Jimmy Griffin

Singers Quotes By Ellie Goulding

I don't really have a style icon but I really admire the way people dress like Gaga, Rihanna and Gwen Stefani. It's good to be inspired by singers who write music and dress incredibly - rather than models and people in the fashion industry who dress immaculately anyway because it's their style. — Ellie Goulding

Singers Quotes By Ella Fitzgerald

She has been more famous, over a longer time span, than any other female singer. — Ella Fitzgerald

Singers Quotes By Hillary Rodham Clinton

It was another example of a phenomenon I call "the talking dog syndrome." Some people are still amazed that any woman (this includes Governors' wives, corporate CEOs, sports stars and rock singers) can hold her own under pressure and be articulate and knowledgeable. The dog can talk! — Hillary Rodham Clinton

Singers Quotes By Chuck Palahniuk

Anymore, no one's mind is their own. You can't concentrate. You can't think. There's always some noise worming in. Singers shouting. Dead people laughing. Actors crying. All those little doses of emotion. — Chuck Palahniuk

Singers Quotes By Renata Scotto

The best advice I can give a young aspiring singer is not to become an old aspiring singer. — Renata Scotto

Singers Quotes By Kristin Hunter

The boys think they can all be athletes, and the girls think they can all be singers. That's the way to fame and success ... as a group blacks must give up their illusions. — Kristin Hunter

Singers Quotes By Johnny Mathis

It's very much like opera singers. They do the same thing. The first thing in the morning and the last thing at night, the thing they think about is their voice and how to take care of it. — Johnny Mathis

Singers Quotes By Frank Sinatra

The only male singer who I've seen besides myself and who's better than me
that is Michael Jackson. — Frank Sinatra

Singers Quotes By Psy

Thanks to many great K-pop singers, the groundwork has been laid for more Korean songs to be readily accessible to an overseas audience via channels like YouTube. — Psy

Singers Quotes By Shannon L. Alder

You can never kill the spirit of an artist. They will always rewrite their resurrection and paint an eternal sunset with a blaze of orange that no one has seen before. — Shannon L. Alder

Singers Quotes By J.L. Vallance

Yeah, sorry for not being all Betty Bad Ass; fighting isn't exactly a requirement for jazz singers. — J.L. Vallance

Singers Quotes By Beth Ditto

I said to my teacher, 'I can't be a singer because I'm not pretty enough, and I'm fat.' And she looked at me and said, 'Tell that to Nell Carter, babe.' That changed my life forever! — Beth Ditto

Singers Quotes By Seungri

American pop group N'SYNC's. I listened to it endlessly in my dad's car. This also made me wanna be a singer. — Seungri

Singers Quotes By Dinah Shore

In country music the lyric is important and the melodies get a little more complex all the time, and you hear marvelous new singers who are interested in writing and interpreting a lyric and in all form of popular music. — Dinah Shore

Singers Quotes By Nikita Khrushchev

I don't understand the music but I certainly understand the girl singer! — Nikita Khrushchev

Singers Quotes By George R R Martin

If I am ever Hand again, the first thing I'll do is hang all the singers, said Tyrion, too loudly. — George R R Martin

Singers Quotes By Claude Debussy

First of all, ladies and gentlemen, you must forget that you are singers. — Claude Debussy

Singers Quotes By Ranbir Kapoor

I don't think I can speak of the achievements of Indian cinema because it's so large next to me. It's not stopping. It's ever-growing. We are going towards the right direction. We are evolving as a filmmaking industry as actors, directors, producers, singers, musicians. Everybody just pushing the boundaries. — Ranbir Kapoor

Singers Quotes By Sarah Vowell

Then, as if getting blown up is not enough to worry about, after I take a seat on the steps, I get a look at the choir. Thirty singers and from where I'm sitting, it looks like only two of them are black. It's not like I'm saying suburban white people shouldn't sing. Because I love Van Halen's Hot for Teacher. — Sarah Vowell

Singers Quotes By Justin Bieber

My friends say I'm a fool to think that you're the one for me, I guess I'm just a sucker for love. (love love) 'Cause honsetly the truth is that you know I'm never leaving, 'cause your my angel sent from above. (bove bove) Me and you can do no wrong. My money is yours give you a lil more 'cause I love ya, love ya. With me girl is where you belong ...
-Love Me — Justin Bieber

Singers Quotes By Greil Marcus

Curlicuing around the note allows a singer to mimic the sense of event in soul music, the sense that something is happening which has not happened before and cannot be repeated, by mimicking the apprehension of soul, those moments when singers dramatize their struggle to bring out of themselves what lies buried in them, inaccessible, until this moment, even to themselves. — Greil Marcus

Singers Quotes By Patrick Rothfuss

Who keeps you safe from the Amyr? The singers? The Sithe? From all that would harm you in the world? Haliax asked with calm politeness, as if genuinely curious as to what the answer might be. — Patrick Rothfuss

Singers Quotes By Steve Morse

Nicky Egan has the finesse of Bonnie Raitt merged with the primal force of Janis Joplin. It is a rare combination. Her passion is a joy to behold - and her talent is undeniable. She belongs in any conversation about great contemporary female soul singers. If you're up for a revelatory evening, then put her high on your list. — Steve Morse

Singers Quotes By Leona Lewis

Would ask me, what do you want to be when you're older? and I'd be like, a singer, and they'd be like, what do you really want to be? and I'd be like, oh, I really want to be a singer. — Leona Lewis

Singers Quotes By Ransom Riggs

They were natural storytellers and beautiful singers; innately charming people who treated us like long-lost cousins. — Ransom Riggs

Singers Quotes By Meital Dohan

It wasn't anything that I thought I was going to be - a singer or an actor or anything like that. I really started acting just because I loved it, and it was more from a need to act and express myself. — Meital Dohan

Singers Quotes By Ryszard Kapuscinski

Man knows, and in the course of years he comes to know it increasingly well, feeling it ever more acutely, that memory is weak and fleeting, and if he doesn't write down what he has learned and experienced, that which he carries within him will perish when he does. This is when it seems everyone wants to write a book. Singers and football players, politicians and millionaires. And if they themselves do not know how, or else lack the time, they commission someone else to do it for them ... engendering this reality is the impression of writing as a simple pursuit, though those who subscribe to that view might do well to ponder Thomas Mann's observation that, 'a writer is a man for whom writing is more difficult than it is for others — Ryszard Kapuscinski

Singers Quotes By Matt Kemp

In Hollywood, for me, it's all about the movie stars and the singers. Baseball players don't draw too much attention; we're low key. I'm good with faces and sometimes bad with names, but I'll walk up to somebody if I know who they are ... show them some love. — Matt Kemp

Singers Quotes By Darlene Love

I've always wanted to work with Barbra Streisand because she's worked with some of the best background singers in the world who are friends of mine, worked with them in concert or on movie soundtracks, and I always say 'Now, where was I? Where was I when she was hiring people to work with her?' — Darlene Love

Singers Quotes By Donnie Fritts

If you're a songwriter, it's to perform your songs. For singers, it's just to get to sing somewhere. So while there may be a reluctance with all the things that go along with it, you got to choose, and this is one of my big opportunities to get back doing it. — Donnie Fritts

Singers Quotes By Andre Holland

I love to sing. I'm definitely not a very good singer, but when I'm in my shower I get down for sure. — Andre Holland

Singers Quotes By Bruno Mars

My mother is a singer, my sisters all sing, my uncles are incredible singers and guitar players, so it's just kind of been like my habitat. — Bruno Mars

Singers Quotes By Taylor Swift

I have a lot of friends who do what I do. Either they're actresses or singers or things like that. — Taylor Swift

Singers Quotes By Darlene Love

I know it was a gift from God. My father was a preacher and my mother worked in churches all her life. My father had a very deep bass sounding voice and my mother had an in-between soprano voice. Not great singers, but they had great tones to their voices. I think that had a lot to do with it. Also, I really believe my voice was a gift from God. I believe if you take care of it, He will help you take care of it. — Darlene Love

Singers Quotes By Jake M. Johnson

I don't believe in karaoke. Let's let the singers sing. — Jake M. Johnson

Singers Quotes By Darlene Love

Nobody put the camera on the background singers who were singing. It was on Stevie Wonder. It was on Elton John. It was on whoever was the lead singer out front. We were 20 feet from stardom. — Darlene Love

Singers Quotes By Janis Joplin

Audiences like their blues singers to be miserable. — Janis Joplin

Singers Quotes By Rihanna

If I wasn't a singer, I think I'd be studying to be a psychologist. — Rihanna

Singers Quotes By Kid Rock

Knowing so many people like myself who are singers and in traveling bands, the people you're in a relationship with feel slighted because they feel you're giving all your energy to your fans, and there's a lot of truth to that. — Kid Rock

Singers Quotes By Ellie Goulding

I've always said that Adele has turned so many people on to British singers - whether female singers or just like music from this country in general. — Ellie Goulding

Singers Quotes By Amy Winehouse

Christina Aguilera has her own style, so good on her. I don't think anyone's every told her to put on some leather chaps and get her noonie out. She's an amazing singer but a lot of her music I can't even hear. — Amy Winehouse

Singers Quotes By Walt Whitman

Poets to Come
POETS to come! orators, singers, musicians to come!
Not to-day is to justify me, and answer what I am for;
But you, a new brood, native, athletic, continental, greater than before known,
Arouse! Arouse
for you must justify me
you must answer.
I myself but write one or two indicative words for the future,
I but advance a moment, only to wheel and hurry back in the darkness.
I am a man who, sauntering along, without fully stopping, turns a casual look upon you, and then averts his face,
Leaving it to you to prove and define it,
Expecting the main things from you. — Walt Whitman

Singers Quotes By PJ Harvey

I would listen most particularly to the countries whose language I didn't understand, didn't know what they were singing. But being a singer myself, I could understand because of the emotion. — PJ Harvey

Singers Quotes By The Weeknd

I feel like my singing is not conventional. I mean, if you look at technique, I'm not a technical singer. — The Weeknd

Singers Quotes By Maya Angelou

It may be enough, however, to have it said that we survive in exact relationship to the dedication of our poets (include preachers, musicians, and blues singers). — Maya Angelou

Singers Quotes By George Clooney

You get better as an actor over time if you're growing. Like singers. — George Clooney

Singers Quotes By Heather Headley

I love music; I was never the type of singer to say, "This is my specific genre, or I only sing R&B music." I feel like as a singer, you should be limitless and you shouldn't be stuck in a box. — Heather Headley

Singers Quotes By Arthur Ashe

We blacks look for leadership in men and women of such youth and inexperience, as well as poverty of education and character, that it is no wonder that we sometimes seem rudderless ... We see basketball players and pop singers as possible role models, when nothing could be further, in most cases, from their capacities. — Arthur Ashe

Singers Quotes By Victoria De Los Angeles

But I think it is more difficult to do a career as a lieder singer, and there have been less lieder singers. — Victoria De Los Angeles

Singers Quotes By Charles Frazier

Magic singers proclaiming hope and despair in the dark. — Charles Frazier

Singers Quotes By Shayne Ward

Obviously there are a lot of 12-year-olds over in America who are incredible singers. — Shayne Ward