„I sit in my tree
I sing like the birds
My beak is my pen
My songs are my poems.“

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British children's writer 1951
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„My heart is like a singing bird
Whose nest is in a water'd shoot;
My heart is like an apple-tree
Whose boughs are bent with thick-set fruit.“

—  Christina Rossetti English poet 1830 - 1894
A Birthday http://www.poetry-online.org/rossetti_christina_a_birthday.htm, st. 1 (1861).

„I think my great book is Born to Sing: An Interpretation and World Survey of Bird Song.“

—  Charles Hartshorne Philosopher 1897 - 2000
In Herbert F. Vetter, " Not The Average Philosopher http://www.harvardsquarelibrary.org/unitarians/hartshorne.html", Harvard Magazine, May/June 1997, Volume 99, Number 5. Vetter was surprised by this, given Hartshorne's dozens of substantial books on theology.

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„I would like to say to you, to the leaders of the left, and the leaders of the right, I sing... I sing for everyone. My song has no flag, my song has no party.“

—  Leonard Cohen Canadian poet and singer-songwriter 1934 - 2016
Context: I come from a country where we do not have the same struggles as you have. I respect your struggles. And it may surprise you, but I respect both sides of this struggle. It seems to be that in Europe there needs to be a left foot and a right foot to move forward. I wish that both feet move forward and the body moves towards its proper destiny. This is an intense country; the people are heroic, the spirit is independent. It is a difficult country to govern, it needs a strong government and a strong union. … I would like to say to you, to the leaders of the left, and the leaders of the right, I sing... I sing for everyone. My song has no flag, my song has no party. And I say the prayer, that we said in our synagogue, I say it for the leader of your union and the leader of your party. May the Lord put a spirit, a wisdom and understanding into the hearts of your leaders and into the hearts of all their counsellors. Introducing "Who by Fire"

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„In the desert a fountain is springing,
In the wide waste there still is a tree,
And a bird in the solitude singing,
Which speaks to my spirit of thee.“

—  George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824
Stanzas to Augusta (1816), reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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„His rhythm is the only one I can sing my songs to.“

—  Little Richard American pianist, singer and songwriter 1932
On Chuck Berry, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/videos/chuckberryhailhailrocknrollpgharrington_a0aa6d.htm

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