Singing quotes

  • I'm the interpreter. I'm the one who takes your words and brings them to life. I was trained to sing and dance and laugh, and that's what I want to do.
    -- Aaliyah

    #Dance #Laughing #Singing

  • Sometimes I sing along in the car, if something good is playing like Marvin Gaye.
    -- Aaron Neville

    #Car #Singing #Sometimes

  • The buzz you get when you're playing a song and everyone is screaming and dancing and what have you and singing along is incredible.
    -- Aaron Taylor-Johnson

    #Song #Dancing #Singing

  • Singing for stage, if you don't hear yourself, that's when you push, and that's when you can hurt your voice sometimes. So if I can hear myself in my ear, it really helps me to find that balance of how loud I needed to be singing.
    -- Aaron Tveit

    #Hurt #Voice #Singing

  • I am the first instrument. I am the voice. I do not imitate other instruments. Other instruments imitate me.
    -- Abbey Lincoln

    #Music #Voice #Singing

  • I reside in a new colony for the Chinese-singing banjo player, with a population of one. At least I have something I have to do with my life.
    -- Abigail Washburn

    #Player #Chinese #Singing

  • Nowadays in pop, there's not a lot of men that are singing big and loud and high - it's not as common as it once was.
    -- Adam Lambert

    #Men #Singing #Common

  • I started rejecting the proper way to sing and I started singing.
    -- Adam Lambert

    #Singing #Way

  • Is there a short-eared koobish, then?' Mmmyes ...' said J.Lo. 'But it is technically not really a koobish. Is more alike a kind of singing pumpkin.' We had conversations like these all the time, where I just eventually gave up.
    -- Adam Rex

    #Singing #Kind #Pumpkin

  • It's not easy, though, singing upside down in a headstand on a raised platform with your unfettered breasts hitting you in the chin.
    -- Adrienne Barbeau

    #Singing #Hitting #Upside Down

  • The first time I heard Clyde McPhatter singing with the Dominoes at the Apollo I just fell off my chair
    -- Ahmet Ertegun

    #Singing #Apollo #Firsts

  • I saw part of The Singing Detective on TV in New York. I said, Something is going on here.
    -- Alain Resnais

    #New York #Singing #Saws

  • Probably some of the songs I never even really listened to the lyrics. Half of them I'd hear off the radio and was probably singing the wrong words and didn't even know it.
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Song #Singing #Half

  • There is a lovely road that runs from Ixopo into the hills. These hills are grass-covered and rolling, and they are lovely beyond any singing of it....
    -- Alan Paton

    #Running #Lovely #Singing

  • Nobody leaves this place without singing the blues.
    -- Albert Collins


  • I would rather be remembered by a song than by a victory.
    -- Alexander Smith

    #Song #Singing #Victory

  • Short swallow-flights of song, that dip Their wings in tears, and skim away.
    -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

    #Song #Wings #Singing

  • Singing is a form of admitting that I'm alive.
    -- Alfredo Kraus

    #Singing #Admitting #Alive

  • I want to be known by people who are knowledgeable about opera, who appreciate bel canto singing, people who have more sensitivity.
    -- Alfredo Kraus

    #People #Appreciate #Singing

  • I don't have the will for singing but I must do it.
    -- Alfredo Kraus


  • Singing instrumental music is most important because, while you play an instrument, you are singing through the instrument... actually, you are singing inside.
    -- Ali Akbar Khan

    #Play #Singing #Important

  • I personally feel that acting is not totally different from singing and being a musician.
    -- Alicia Keys

    #Singing #Acting #Musician

  • And all meet in singing, which braids together the different knowings into a wide and subtle music, the music of living.
    -- Alison Croggon

    #Knowing #Singing #Together

  • I could have easily been too afraid to say 'yes' to Chicago, because it requires so much I haven't done before. If I am a flop at singing and dancing, maybe my love for it will carry me through.
    -- America Ferrera

    #Dancing #Singing #Chicago

  • Indian actors, because of the format of our stories, need to be good actors, and be able to perform emotional sequences, do a bit of comedy, dance and singing, action, because all of this forms just one film. In many ways I'd say there are greater demands on Indian actors than there are on Hollywood.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Emotional #Singing #Hollywood

  • I'm singing from my heart now more than ever. I've gotten a lot braver with my writing.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Writing #Heart #Singing

  • God gave me a gift of singing and playing the piano, and when I do it, it's exciting, of course. But it's more than that. It's truly the way God created me to release my soul and my spirit, to really worship him. ... I'm made to create music.
    -- Amy Williams

    #Piano #Soul #Singing

  • If I heard someone else singing like me, I would buy it in a heartbeat.
    -- Amy Winehouse

    #Singing #Heartbeat #Heard

  • Comedy's been really liberating for me because I've been able to sneak the singing part in through the back door.
    -- Ana Gasteyer

    #Doors #Singing #Able

  • Opera singing is in every way of inestimable value; a real heritage for all mankind that has been reached over centuries of studies, attempts, flights of the spirit.
    -- Andrea Bocelli

    #Real #Singing #Heritage

  • Listen to what others tell you about your voice. If you're only singing to please yourself, you might as well just sing under the shower. But if you're singing for others, you are reliant on them to ask you to sing.
    -- Andrea Bocelli

    #Voice #Singing #Might

  • I really love singing.
    -- Andrea Corr


  • Playing the violin and singing and whistling are just three different ways of making sound.
    -- Andrew Bird

    #Singing #Sound #Different

  • There's little kids on trains coming up to me, singing my theme song, and they can barely walk.
    -- Andy Milonakis

    #Song #Kids #Singing

  • I don’t want a flashy car, just something that would allow me to stop using the Tube. And it would be good not to have to rely on my mum all the time, particularly when I have to listen to her singing in her car.
    -- Andy Murray

    #Car #Singing #Would Be

  • Now that I'm out and I'm shouting in doorways Freed from a love more like murder I should be singing but in liberation Feel like a ship with no rudder.
    -- Andy Partridge

    #Singing #Doorways #Ships

  • Overall I think the show went well, kudos to Miss Jeanie It was well rounded. From artwork to singing, to spoken word to short films, I think it definitely stimulated the audience's senses.
    -- Angie Brown

    #Thinking #Missing #Singing

  • Because of her singing they all went away feeling moved, feeling comforted, feeling, perhaps, the slightest tremors of faith.
    -- Ann Patchett

    #Feelings #Singing #Moved

  • You can alter movie singing so much because you go into the recording studio and, just technology for recording has gotten so good, you can hold out a note and they can combine a note from take 2 and a note from take 8.
    -- Anne Hathaway

    #Technology #Singing #Notes

  • Then the singing enveloped me. It was furry and resonant, coming from everyone's very heart. There was no sense of performance or judgment, only that the music was breath and food.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Music #Heart #Singing

  • But it was the singing that pulled me in and split me wide open.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Singing #Splits

  • If I hadn't been a singer, I might have been a photographer or an artist. But it's singing I love. I sing all the time, and I feel really good that I've expressed myself.
    -- Annie Lennox

    #Artist #Singing #Singers

  • I have often heard the statement made by foreign singers, as a demonstrated fact, that the German artists are artists in feeling indeed, and serious in their devotion, but that their singing is crude.
    -- Anton Seidl

    #Artist #Feelings #Singing

  • No, obviously, the time goes by, the English gets better. Ever since I met Melanie, that was almost nine years ago now, you have to just speak the language continuously, hone every word. So, and the proof for me of that, was actually in theater. It has to be two hours and 45 minutes on the stage speaking a language that is not your language, and singing.
    -- Antonio Banderas

    #Years #Two #Singing

  • I love music, singing, and playing piano (though I'm not very good). And I adore musical theater.
    -- Aprilynne Pike

    #Piano #Musical #Singing

  • I remember singing around the house to records that were playing. All kinds of music. And the great James Cleveland was often in our house, and I grew up with his sound as well.
    -- Aretha Franklin

    #House #Singing #Sound

  • I saw the Supremes when they were still singing in little black skirts and white blouses.
    -- Aretha Franklin

    #White #Black #Singing

  • All I have to say is basically if performing, singing, acting ,and dancing is what you want to do, then you just have to do it - no matter where it is.
    -- Ariana Grande

    #Dancing #Singing #Acting

  • I've been singing this song now for twenty five minutes. I could sing it for another twenty five minutes. I'm not proud... or tired.
    -- Arlo Guthrie

    #Song #Tired #Singing

  • I will always try to turn sights and sounds into words. I will always try to shape words into my singing poems.
    -- Arnold Adoff

    #Sight #Singing #Trying

  • I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain; What a wonderful feeling, I'm happy again.
    -- Arthur Freed

    #Rain #Feelings #Singing

  • He was like a song I'd heard once in fragments but had been singing in my mind ever since.
    -- Arthur Golden

    #Song #Mind #Singing

  • They were singing in French, but the melody was freedom and any American could understand that.
    -- Audie Murphy

    #Sight #Singing #Melody

  • I'm getting used to the singing part but not the talking part.
    -- Aurora Aksnes

    #Talking #Singing #Used

  • I created Punk for this day and age. Do you see Britney walking around wearing ties and singing punk? Hell no. That's what I do. I'm like a Sid Vicious for a new generation.
    -- Avril Lavigne

    #Ties #Singing #Age

  • When I sing, I play in my mind; the minute I stop singing orally, I start to sing by playing Lucille.
    -- B. B. King

    #Play #Mind #Singing

  • I hated singing. I wanted to be an actress. But I don't think I'd have made it any other way.
    -- Barbra Streisand

    #Thinking #Singing #Way

  • So he was opening night... I was out of a job, and I'd been to every producer in Hollywood trying to get a job singing. But nobody wanted to know me.
    -- Barry McGuire

    #Jobs #Night #Singing

  • I miss singing. I did Broadway forever.
    -- Bellamy Young

    #Forever #Missing #Singing

  • Why that would be like challenging Bing Crosby to a singing contest,wouldn't it
    -- Ben Hogan

    #Challenges #Singing #Would Be

  • Singing lessons are like body building for your larynx.
    -- Bernadette Peters

    #Singing #Body #Lessons

  • The Civil Rights Movement also reaffirmed me as a singer. It taught me that singing was not entertainment, it was something else.
    -- Bernice Johnson Reagon

    #Rights #Singing #Movement

  • We used to have a main female vocalist. But she had a baby. Now we do the singing ourselves.
    -- Bernie Worrell

    #Baby #Singing #Female

  • 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

    #Rocks #Singing #Band

  • In the dark times Will there also be singing? Yes, there will also be singing. About the dark times.
    -- Bertolt Brecht

    #Inspirational #Dark #Singing

  • The Greatest Blues Singer in the World Will Never Stop Singing.
    -- Bessie Smith

    #Tombstone #Singing #World

  • [On Helen Reddy:] She ought to be arrested for loitering in front of an orchestra.
    -- Bette Midler

    #Singing #Orchestra #Helen

  • Anyone who can do the splits and come back up on the backbeat, as James Brown and Prince can, has my eternal respect. Prince, who is a genius of the highest order, can come back up while singing and playing the guitar.
    -- Bill Nighy

    #Guitar #Order #Singing

  • Forget the Beatles and all the rest. This is the real Liverpool sound. It's real singing, and it's what the Kop is all about.
    -- Bill Shankly

    #Real #Singing #Sound

  • When Lester plays, he almost seems to be singing; one can almost hear the words.
    -- Billie Holiday

    #Play #Singing #Jazz

  • I don't think I'm singing. I feel like I'm playing a horn...What comes out is what I feel.
    -- Billie Holiday

    #Thinking #Singing #Horns

  • I can only sing songs my way. I don't know any other way.
    -- Billie Holiday

    #Song #Singing #Way

  • The whole basis of my singing is feeling. Unless I feel something, I can't sing.
    -- Billie Holiday

    #Music #Feelings #Singing

  • Ask Nureyev to stop dancing, ask Sinatra to stop singing, then you can ask me to stop playing.
    -- Billie Jean King

    #Dancing #Singing #Ask Me

  • There's not enough money in the world to get me singing 'Because We Want To' again. I wouldn't do it. I think Beyonce Knowles got a couple of million for a private show but I would be happy to turn it down.
    -- Billie Piper

    #Couple #Thinking #Singing

  • I spent the whole time battering people I liked and singing with my arm round people I loathed.
    -- Billy Connolly

    #People #Singing #Arms

  • Singing is like a celebration of oxygen.
    -- Bjork

    #Oxygen #Singing #Celebration

  • What comes first? The melody, always. It's all about singing the melodies live in my head. They go in circles. I guess I'm quite conservative and romantic about the power of melodies. I try not to record them on my Dictaphone when I first hear them. If I forget all about it and it pops up later on, then I know it's good enough. I let my subconscious do the editing for me.
    -- Bjork

    #Circles #Editing #Singing

  • I can't see myself singing the same song twice in a row. That's terrible.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Song #Singing #Terrible

  • And I'll know my song well before I start singing
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Song #Singing #Wells

  • My songs are personal music, they're not communal. I wouldn't want people singing along with me. It would sound funny. I'm not playing campfire meetings. I don't remember anyone singing along with Elvis, Carl Perkins or Little Richard.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Song #People #Singing

  • I always loved music. You know, my parents said I started singing when I was 4, in the car.
    -- Bob Seger

    #Car #Parent #Singing

  • I just start playing music and eventually I sing something, a line of a verse or a B section or a line of a chorus, and the line that I end up singing is related to the music I'm playing, if that makes any sense. And I go from there.
    -- Bob Seger

    #Singing #Playing Music #Lines

  • It happens to the best of them. You lay off singing and your throat gets out of practice. No excuses. I blew it.
    -- Bobby Darin

    #Practice #Singing #No Excuses

  • I don't want anything to get in the way of me and my singing. I want my mind as clear as possible.
    -- Bobby McFerrin

    #Mind #Singing #Want

  • She sang a lot of songs. 'The Bear Went Over the Mountain' and things like that. But the one she was really good at singing was 'I Found a Peanut.' Now I know why she sang that so many times.
    -- Bobby Petrino

    #Song #Singing #Mountain

  • All my songs were solo voices. Just me singing. In fact, that was the gimmick - no gimmick. Just singing straight with not too much background.
    -- Bobby Vinton

    #Song #Voice #Singing

  • I will play my part by singing the spirit into every open heart.
    -- Bobby Womack

    #Heart #Play #Singing

  • I'm not someone who can sing anything. And my favorite singers aren't people whose voice you would say is amazing. I'm a big Bob Dylan fan, a huge David Bowie fan. None of those people have orthodox, cabaret voices. These are people where what they're singing about is just as important as how they're singing it.
    -- Boy George

    #Voice #People #Singing

  • Singing is a form of meditation... apparently the only one that I have command over.
    -- Brandi Carlile

    #Meditation #Singing #Form

  • I've read and heard that some of the most inspiring vocal interpreters adhere habitually to one rule: Always think the lyrics as you're singing them, so that the sentiment is always appropriate and heartfelt.
    -- Brandi Carlile

    #Thinking #Heartfelt #Singing

  • This is going to be an old fashioned Baptist camp meeting with old fashioned singing, preaching and testifying.
    -- Brandon Marshall

    #Singing #Baptists #Old Fashioned

  • I had been singing since I was 3 years old, so my love of singing was always there.
    -- Brenda Lee

    #Years #Singing

  • Jesus is infinite. he does not finish. there is no start time for Jesus. he has always existed and will always exist. and his love for us is vaster than we are able to comprehend...And i have to remind myself that God is not 30 minutes of accessible group singing.
    -- Brenton Brown

    #Jesus #Singing #Groups

  • God is not regulated to 30 minutes of accessible group singing.
    -- Brenton Brown

    #Singing #Groups #Worship

  • From day one when you're singing, you're dreaming about making that first album and making your break into whatever music you want to break into.
    -- Brett Eldredge

    #Dream #Singing #Albums

  • In fact, people have been very complimentary about my act and very tolerant of my singing ability.
    -- Brett Somers

    #People #Singing #Facts

  • I believe in singing. I believe in singing together.
    -- Brian Eno

    #Believe #Singing #Together

  • I believe in singing.
    -- Brian Eno

    #Believe #Singing #I Believe

  • Professionally, the first time I sang was on 'Alice Upside Down.' It was the first movie that I did, and I had this little mini singing part.
    -- Bridgit Mendler

    #Singing #Littles #Firsts