— Albert Cohen Swiss writer 1895 - 1981
— John Lyly English politician 1553 - 1606
Cupid and Campaspe, Act v, Sc. 1. Compare: "Hark, hark! the lark at heaven's gat sings,/And Phœbus 'gins arise", William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, act ii, sc. 3.
„I'd lock myself up in my room with my guitar. I wouldn't cry. I was afraid if I let go just a little bit, it would all go. I would sing for hours by myself.... It was my way of crying.“
— Gloria Estefan Cuban-American singer-songwriter, actress and divorciada 1957
Entertainment Weekly (30 July 1993)
— Donna Jo Napoli American children's writer and linguist 1948
„He loves to sit and hear me sing,
Then, laughing, sports and plays with me;
Then stretches out my golden wing,
And mocks my loss of liberty.“
— William Blake English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827
Song (How Sweet I Roamed), st. 4
— Ed Harcourt British musician 1977
She Fell Into My Arms
„After a ten minute prayer, the gist of which was, "Oh Lord, just sing through Mark tonight and keep him out of the picture altogether," I considered the prospect of lining up a great number of such concerts, then staying at home and sending a cardboard likeness of myself for God to sing through.“
— Mark Heard American musician and record producer 1951 - 1992
— David Levithan, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
„The only person who could make me stop singing is the one who made me sing: God, the beauty up there!“
— Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira Brazilian singer 1949
Revista Isto é
„But now if I can wrap myself up in that song, and when that song gets to be a part of me, and affects me emotionally, then the emotions that I go through, chances are I’ll be able to communicate to you. Make the people out there become a part of the life of this song that you’re singing about. That’s soul when you can do that.“
— Ray Charles American musician 1930 - 2004
http://interview.sweetsearch.com/2010/11/ray-charles.html A symposium on soul, Pop Chronicles, Show 15: The Soul Reformation http://digital.library.unt.edu/explore/partners/UNTML/browse/?start=14&fq=untl_collection%3AJGPC, interview recorded 3.8.1968 http://web.archive.org/web/20100116003442/http://www.library.unt.edu/music/special-collections/john-gilliland/index-to-interviews.
„I just kind of thought about doing this my whole life. I never doubted myself once. I've always been singing, and I've always wanted to be on tour with a rock band.“
— Bert McCracken American musician 1982
Eric R. Danton (September 1, 2005) "McCracken Had No Rock Doubts", The Hartford Courant, The Hartford Courant Co., p. 5.
— Stephenie Meyer American author 1973
Edward Cullen to Bella Cullen, p. 105
„So I want to get myself attached to something bolted down,
So that these winds of circumstance won't keep blowing me around.
From when I land to when I leave
there is enough time to sleep and sing.
I keep running around, when all I want is to lay motionless.“
— Conor Oberst American musician 1980
„For singing till his heaven fills,
'Tis love of earth that he instils,
And ever winging up and up,
Our valley is his golden cup,
And he the wine which overflows
To lift us with him as he goes.“
— George Meredith British novelist and poet of the Victorian era 1828 - 1909
The Lark Ascending http://www.ev90481.dial.pipex.com/Meredith/lark_ascending.htm, l. 65-70 (1881).