— T. B. Joshua Nigerian Christian leader 1963
„What I fear most is that you will know where the laughs are going to come, or that you will know a character so well that you know when they're going to sing a song. In some shows, you just know that the audience is sitting there going "Oh no, she's going to sing."“
"Tracking Tracey" http://www.dareland.com/emulsionalproblems/ullman.htm (Interview, January 1989)
— John Fletcher, The Wild Goose Chase
The Wild Goose Chase (c. 1621; published 1652), Act II. 2.
„The odd time something happens and you go into some kind of enchantment (on stage). But you have to work very hard to get that. Most of the time you're just playing and singing the songs, and there's no guarantee that you are going to get anywhere….“
— Van Morrison Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician 1945
As quoted in Can You Feel the Silence? Van Morrison: A New Biography (2003) by Clinton Heylin
„Oh, for fuck sake stop lighting off fireworks and shouting & screaming I'm trying to sing a song! I mean I don't care. If you don't want to hear it. You know fuck you. I'm sure there are a lot of people here who do want to hear it. So why don't you just be quiet. If you want to light your fireworks off go outside and light them off out there and if you want to shout and scream well then go and do it out there.... but. I am trying to sing a song that some people want to listen to. I want to listen to it.“
— Roger Waters English songwriter, bassist, and lyricist of Pink Floyd 1943
During a concert for the "Animals" tour in Montreal, Quebec, 1977 [can be heard on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b2J9Qevo1E]
„:7. It is not enough that you yourself can hear every word the soloist sings - you know it off by heart anyway: the audience must be able to follow without effort. If they do not understand the words they will go to sleep.“
— Richard Strauss German composer and orchestra director 1864 - 1949
Recollections and Reflections
— Steve Maraboli 1975
Fonte: Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010), p. 53
„(After Houston asks the audience in Central Park to sing along to a new, un-aired song) And the poor gays with the signs are like "We don't know that song yet…. it's not even (on the radio)…go Diva…. I mean, we don't know that song. I would like to…I don't…??"“
— Kathy Griffin American actress and comedian 1960
Balls of Steel (2009)
— Joe Satriani American guitar player 1956
As quoted in BAM Magazine (6 April 1990).
„Well, if you want to sing out, sing out,
And if you want to be free, be free.
'Cause there's a million things to be,
You know that there are.“
— Cat Stevens British singer-songwriter 1948
If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out, originally recorded for the 1971 film Harold and Maude
Song lyrics, Footsteps in the Dark: Greatest Hits (1984)
„She sings the songs without words
Songs that sailors, and blind men, and beggars have heard
She knows more of love than the poets can say
And her eyes are for something that won't go away.“
— Harry Chapin American musician 1942 - 1981
She Sings Songs Without Words
Song lyrics, Verities & Balderdash (1974)
„Well, you know I used to play piano for the church. You know that spiritual, 'Give Me that Old Time Religion', most churches just say, [sings] "Give me that old time religion" but I did, [sings] "Give me that old time, talkin' 'bout religion," you know I put that little thing in it you know, I always did have that thing but I didn't know what to do with the thing I had. So the style has always been with me… I always had my little thing I wanted to let the world hear, you know.“
— Little Richard American pianist, singer and songwriter 1932
When asked what inspired him to write 'Tutti Frutti' amd where the style came from, in The Rolling Stone Interviews: 1967-1980 (1989) edited by Peter Herbst, p. 91.
„Being the first to undertake a swim is exponentially harder than going second. You don’t know what will happen. The fear can be crippling. It’s much easier to go second. You know it’s possible. But the world is divided into pioneers and followers. You are one or the other. I prefer to be a pioneer.“
— Lewis Pugh Environmental campaigner, maritime lawyer and endurance swimmer 1969
„And here's to the songs we used to sing;
And here's to the times we used to know.
It's hard to hold them in our arms again,
But hard to let them go.“
— Neil Diamond American singer-songwriter 1941
If You Know What I Mean
Song lyrics, Beautiful Noise (1976)
„I've got spurs that jingle, jangle, jingle,
As I go riding merrily along.
And they sing, "Oh, ain't you glad you're single?"
And that song ain't so very far from wrong.“
— Frank Loesser American songwriter 1910 - 1969
Song Jingle, Jangle, Jingle.
„It’s amazing to have people singing a song back to you on a stage. It’s great to finish recording a song and play it for your friend, and they love it. That feels good. But nothing feels better than when you’ve finished something and you know it’s good, and you know that those other responses will come in time.“
— Ben Gibbard American singer, songwriter and guitarist 1976
Fonte: The Meaning Of Life, II
„Song sung blue, everybody knows one.
Song sung blue, every garden grows one.Me and you are subject to
The blues now and then.
But when you take the blues
And make a song,
You sing 'em out again.“
— Neil Diamond American singer-songwriter 1941
Song Sung Blue
Song lyrics, Moods (1972)
„Try not to sing too many sad songs for yourself. The universe already hates you. Self-pity isn't going to help.“
— Richard Kadrey San Francisco-based novelist, freelance writer, and photographer 1957
Fonte: Sandman Slim
„I’m glad we had the times together just to laugh and sing a song, seems like we just got started and then before you know it, the times we had together were gone.“
— Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991
„Oh! We already, we done already done it, done it, dammit! I could you know, like, sing a thing, and then not sing it for a little while, and then sing it again… and people would be like, "Why'd he sing that again?"“
— Dave Matthews American singer-songwriter, musician and actor 1967
Before "Halloween", Live at Luther College