— F. Scott Fitzgerald American novelist and screenwriter 1896 - 1940
„When you’re so lonely lying in bed,
Night’s closed it’s eyes but you can’t rest your head.
Everyone’s sleeping all through the house,
You wish you could dream but forgot to somehow.
Sing this lullaby to yourself.“
— Jack Johnson (musician) American musician 1975
Song lyrics, Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George (2006), Lullaby.
„You can sing only what you are. You can paint only what you are. You must be what your experiences, your environment, and your heredity have made you. For better or for worse, you must play your own little instrument in the orchestra of life.“
— Dale Carnegie, livro How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
„Travel where you will and grow to be a man
And sing what must be sung, poor boy
Sing what must be sung.“
— Hoyt Axton American country singer 1938 - 1999
Context: When I was a little baby, my mama she said "Son. Travel where you will and grow to be a man And sing what must be sung, poor boy Sing what must be sung." Greenback Dollar (1963)
„Dry your eyes and take your song out.
It's a newborn afternoon.
And if you can't recall the singer,
You can still recall the tune.Dry your eyes and play it slowly,
Like you're marching off to war.
Sing it like you know he'd want it,
Like we sang it once before.“
— Neil Diamond American singer-songwriter 1941
Song lyrics, Beautiful Noise (1976), Dry Your Eyes, co-written with Robbie Robertson
„Señora Perez, I would like to thank you. I would like to sing to you, to sing a song of love; for I have watched you with my eyes wide open. I have watched you with learning eyes. You are a mother, and your arms are open wide for your children, for your people. Mrs. Perez, you are working hard.“
— Margaret Trudeau ex-wife of the late Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau 1948
1976 song about Blanca Rodríguez (wife of Carlos Andrés Pérez) according to 4 Feb 1976 New York Times article http://www.nytimes.com/1976/02/04/archives/mrs-trudeau-replies-on-radio-to-critics-of-tour.html
„Mark: I felt that you were singing it to your husband, but I'd suggest that you should block everyone else out and REALLY sing it to your man.“
— Hayley Jensen Australian singer 1983
Australian Idol, Final Performances, Final 4
„If you love math, have a knack for numbers, study hard and become a successful accountant; who cares if you can't draw a straight line or sing on key?“
— Nick Carter, Facing the Music And Living To Talk About It
— Edgar Degas French artist 1834 - 1917
„When I sing, I close my eyes. If I see a feather, everything is fine. Without this image in my mind, the sound is not 'truthful' enough and I must begin again. I have to. I first had this feeling, this instinct with Phantom of the Opera and since then have always listened to it.“
— Sarah Brightman British soprano, musical theatre actress, and dancer 1960
The Trees They Grow So High, (1988)
— Pierre Bonnard French painter and printmaker 1867 - 1947
„I recognize fully that you do not draw well, my dear Lucien [his son, also painter]. I told you any number of times that it is essential to have known forms in the eye and in the hand. It is only by drawing often, drawing everything, drawing incessantly, that one fine day you discover to your surprise that you have rendered something in its true character.“
— Camille Pissarro French painter 1830 - 1903
1880's, In a letter, 1883, to his son Lucien; as quoted by C., & Rewald, in Camille Pissarro: Letters to his son Lucien, New York: Pantheon Books, 1943 p. 32
„I can't wait 'til you draw something really complicated, like the Brooklyn Bridge or a lobster. You'll probably send me a singing telegram.“
— Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments
The Mortal Instruments, City of Bones (2007), Jace to Clary, pg. 325