„It was a fascinating experience where I literally wrote and recorded music live on the picture while Fabrice was screaming "more, more", yelling and singing to finally explode together in a "yeahhhhhh, that's fucking great!"“
„Music is my life, if I am without music or if I can't sing any more, I die, I'm nothing... because music is everything.“
— Ayumi Hamasaki Japanese recording artist, lyricist, model, and actress 1978
„If you think dope is for kicks and for thrills, you’re out of your mind. There are more kicks the fuck to be had in a good case of paralytic polio or by living in an iron lung. If you think you need stuff to play music or sing, you’re crazy. It can fix you so you can’t play nothing or sing nothing.“
— Billie Holiday American jazz singer and songwriter 1915 - 1959
„Fuck trying to cash-in, nigga / I need more than advancements and a rented mansion / So while you little house niggas are singing and dancing / I'll kill you and take your land like an Israeli expansion.“
— Immortal Technique American rapper and activist 1978
Watch Out - Freestyle
„But first I was made to learn music, because music and dance go together. You can sing, but you can’t dance without music...“
— Vyjayanthimala Indian actress, politician & dancer 1936
In "There's no slowing down for Vyjayanthimala."
„If I'm such a fucking menace? This shit doesn't make sense, B! It's all political. If my music is literal, then I'm a criminal. How the FUCK can I raise a little girl? I couldn't, I wouldn't be fit to.“
— Eminem American rapper and actor 1972
"Sing For The Moment"
„I Shall Sing No Song That Is Not A Country Song.
I Shall Make No Record That Is Not A Country Record.
I Refuse To be Known As Anything But A Country Singer.
I Am Proud To be Associated With Country Music.
Country Music And Country Music Fans Made Me What I Am Today.
And I Shall Not Forget It.“
— Buck Owens American country singer-songwriter 1929 - 2006
"Pledge To Country Music" in Music City News (March 1965)
— Bret Easton Ellis, The Rules of Attraction
„To me, music is oxygen and I know that someday even if I can't sing, I can always continue listening to it.“
— Shreya Ghoshal Indian playback singer 1984
Response when asked about her likes http://www.timesofindia.com/entertainment/hindi/music/news/I-like-my-father-being-the-boss-in-my-life-Shreya/movie-review/27854121.cms?prtpage=1
„O child! dear child!
Above the clouds I lift my wing
To hear the bells of Heaven ring;
Some of their music, though my flights be wild,
To Earth I bring;
Then let me soar and sing!“
— Edmund Clarence Stedman American poet, critic, and essayist 1833 - 1908
"The Singer" (1860).
„I want no purely musical developments which are not called for inevitably by the text. In opera there is always too much singing. Music should be as swift and mobile as the words themselves.“
— Claude Debussy French composer 1862 - 1918
Context: Music would take over at the point at which words become powerless, with the one and only object of expressing that which nothing but music could express. For this, I need a text by a poet who, resorting to discreet suggestion rather than full statement, will enable me to graft my dream upon his dream — who will give me plain human beings in a setting belonging to no particular period or country. … Then I do not wish my music to drown the words, nor to delay the course of the action. I want no purely musical developments which are not called for inevitably by the text. In opera there is always too much singing. Music should be as swift and mobile as the words themselves. As quoted in Debussy (1989) by Paul Holmes, p. 36
„A few can touch the magic string,
And noisy Fame is proud to win them;
Alas for those that never sing,
But die with all their music in them!“
— Oliver Wendell Holmes Poet, essayist, physician 1809 - 1894
The Voiceless; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).