„Awake, Ausonian Muse, and sing the vineyard song!“
— W.B. Yeats Irish poet and playwright 1865 - 1939
Context: God guard me from those thoughts men think In the mind alone; He that sings a lasting song Thinks in a marrow-bone. A Prayer For Old Age http://poetry.poetryx.com/poems/1423/, st. 1.
„Sing, sweet nightingale,
Sing me a song of a night never-ending,
Sing, sweet nightingale,
And I'll try to pretend
That tomorrow's nowhere near
And there's nothing to fear.“
— Tom Springfield English musician, songwriter and record producer 1934
Song Morning Please Don't Come.
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
Liner notes https://bobdylan.com/albums/freewheelin-bob-dylan/, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
„God sings, we hum along, and there are many melodies, but it's all one song - one same, wonderful, human song.“
— Mitch Albom, Have a Little Faith: a True Story
— Joan Walsh Anglund, A Cup of Sun: A Book of Poems
A Cup of Sun (1967) The quote has been misattributed to Maya Angelou at times, including on U.S. postage.
„Who knows who wrote that song of summer,
That blackbirds sing at dusk,
This is a song of colour,
Where sands sing in crimson, red and rust,
Then climb into bed and turn to dust.“
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
— Till Lindemann German industrial metal musician 1963
— Apollonius of Rhodes ancient Greek poet -295 - -215 a.C.
Αἵδε δ᾽ ἀοιδαὶ εἰς ἔτος ἐξ ἔτεος γλυκερώτεραι εἶεν ἀείδειν ἀνθρώποις. Lines 1773–1775 (tr. R. C. Seaton)
— John Steinbeck American writer 1902 - 1968
Context: Woody is just Woody. Thousands of people do not know he has any other name. He is just a voice and a guitar. He sings the songs of a people and I suspect that he is, in a way, that people. Harsh voiced and nasal, his guitar hanging like a tire iron on a rusty rim, there is nothing sweet about Woody, and there is nothing sweet about the songs he sings. But there is something more important for those who will listen. There is the will of the people to endure and fight against oppression. I think we call this the American spirit. As quoted in Woody Guthrie: A Life (1981) by Joe Klein, p. 160
— Paul Simon American musician, songwriter and producer 1941
Context: I wanted to sing other types of songs that Simon and Garfunkel wouldn't do. "Mother and Child Reunion" for example, is not a song that you would have normally thought that Simon and Garfunkel would have done. It's possible that they might have. But it wouldn't have been the same, and I don't know if I would have been so inclined in that direction. So for me it was a chance to break out and gamble a little bit … The breakup had to do with a natural drifting apart as we got older and the separate lives that were more individual. We weren't so consumed with recording and performing. We had other activities … there was no great pressure to stay together other than money, which exerted very little influence upon us. … We didn't need the money. On the breakup of Simon and Garfunkel as a musical team. Interview with Jon Landau for Rolling Stone (1972); republished in The Rolling Stone Interviews: 1967-1980 (1989) edited by Peter Herbst, p. 210
— Aberjhani author 1957
(Angel of Mercy, p. 4).