Quotations on Singing

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No matter what as an artist that's always what you want to do, you want to connect to the audience, you want to be able to send whatever message it is that you're singing about, you want to be able to convey that - and not make them feel - you want them to feel it, you want them to feel what you feel.
- Naima Adedapo
(Keywords: Artist, Singing, Want)

There will always be some kid who's the new Kurt Cobain writing great lyrics and singing from his soul. The problem is they're not marketing that anymore or putting it out there.
- Rosanna Arquette
(Keywords: Soul, Marketing, Singing, Will, Writing)

They look for the top note to end every song. They don't know what they are singing about. There is no style.
- Frankie Avalon
(Keywords: End, Singing, Song, Style)

I've been wanting to sing for a long time. I've been singing all my life, and I've tried different record companies, but it seemed like - it was such a struggle and so hard to get out there. So, I said, 'I'm gonna go on American Idol and see how far it takes me.'
- Fantasia Barrino
(Keywords: Life, Time, American, Singing, Struggle)

I'm very soulful. I grew up singing in church. When I sing a song, I like to feel what I'm singing.
- Fantasia Barrino
(Keywords: Church, Singing, Song)

I have devoted my energies to the study of the scriptures, observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church; study, teaching, and writing have always been my delight.
- Venerable Bede
(Keywords: Discipline, Church, Delight, Singing, Study, Teaching, Writing)

I started singing about three years ago, I entered a local singing competition called Stratford Idol. The other people in the competition had been taking singing lessons and had vocal coaches. I wasn't taking it too seriously at the time, I would just sing around the house. I was only 12 and I got second place.
- Justin Bieber
(Keywords: Time, People, Coaches, Competition, Singing, Years)

I would be happy at a piano bar, singing. I just want to home in on being the best singer I can be.
- Debby Boone
(Keywords: Home, Being, Singing, Want)

Singing for royalty is a dream of mine - I'd absolutely love to sing for the Queen at the Royal Variety Show. All the contestants are very good. I will just have to do my best and see what happens.
- Susan Boyle
(Keywords: Love, Dream, Queen, Royalty, Singing, Variety, Will)

We gather for prayer, and reading the Bible, and singing the songs of David.
- William Brewster
(Keywords: Bible, Prayer, Reading, Singing, Songs)

Sometimes that is why you might even stay in the bathroom for even half an hour, making that water running all over, just singing.
- Dennis Brown
(Keywords: Running, Singing, Water)

I was like Gene Kelly, it was called singing in the rain. No seriously, I wasn't really born with a singing voice, but my friends Joe and John taught me how to sing.
- Chris Burke
(Keywords: Friends, Rain, Singing, Voice)

By that point, I had started taking singing lessons. And after the first session, I mean, I was surprised that the windows didn't shatter. And after the third session, I really didn't know where this voice had come from.
- Gerard Butler
(Keywords: First, Singing, Voice, Windows)

Basically, I started singing when I started talking. Music has just been my saving grace my whole life.
- Mariah Carey
(Keywords: Life, Music, Grace, Singing, Talking)

A lot of people are singing about how screwed up the world is, and I don't think that everybody wants to hear about that all the time.
- Mariah Carey
(Keywords: Time, People, Singing, World)

I'm singing the music publisher's theme song - it ain't a commercial.
- Hoagy Carmichael
(Keywords: Music, Singing, Song)

It was he who impressed, time and again, the necessity of singing as nature intended, and - I remember - he constantly warned, don't let the public know that you work. So I went slowly. I never forced the voice.
- Enrico Caruso
(Keywords: Nature, Time, Work, Necessity, Public, Singing, Voice)

When I was singing Jamie's Cryin', people were going out of their mind because it was the first time they got to see Eddie, Michael and Alex play those songs. That was a thrill.
- Gary Cherone
(Keywords: Time, People, First, Mind, Play, Singing, Songs)

There is nothing like singing a song that 20,000 people know and are singing back to you.
- Gary Cherone
(Keywords: People, Nothing, Singing, Song)

When I started really singing I was 17, 18 years old. I used to go around trying to be a singer in the Bronx. My knees would shake but I learned by doing.
- Dominic Chianese
(Keywords: Old, Singing, Trying, Years)

In some ways, I've always approached singing as acting, and the voice is just like a way of carrying the song.
- Petula Clark
(Keywords: Acting, Singing, Song, Voice)

God, I'm just a fat bald guy, 60 years old, singing the blues, you know?
- Joe Cocker
(Keywords: God, Old, Singing, Years)

I will confess I did none of my own singing. I did all my own costume and makeup, though.
- Gary Cole
(Keywords: Makeup, Singing, Will)

When I sang that song, I felt it was almost as if some force had moved into my body. Things like that have only happened to me singing jazz. It doesn't happen when singing pop. I get so deeply into the music, it feels like I've become someone else.
- Rita Coolidge
(Keywords: Music, Body, Force, Jazz, Singing, Song)

My father being in the movie business, I thought being an actor would be great. But when I started singing to people in coffeehouses, you know, singing folk music and then, later, singing songs that I started to write myself, I felt more than an affinity for it.
- David Crosby
(Keywords: Music, Business, Father, Thought, People, Actor, Being, Folk, Singing, Songs)

You can lose people without them dying, and I have, from moving, from traveling. The emotion is real, it just doesn't actually have to do with death. I'm singing about what I know, and it's a song about longing for somebody who's disappeared in your life.
- Jon Crosby
(Keywords: Life, Death, People, Dying, Emotion, Longing, Singing, Song, Traveling)

Singing is my life. It has always been my life. It will always be my life.
- Celia Cruz
(Keywords: Life, Singing, Will)

When I was nine, we'd take a bus to the seaside. Coming back, we'd take turns entertaining, singing songs and the like. I tried some stand-up comedy. I had a captive audience in that bus. Then I realized I wanted to do more than that.
- Jim Dale
(Keywords: Comedy, Singing, Songs)

Singing and being truthful to a song... I've developed that skill, and I know how to do that real instinctively, that's all I've been doing for the last 25 years.
- Taylor Dane
(Keywords: Being, Singing, Skill, Song, Years)

I decided I was going to give up singing and concentrate on acting, and a result of that, I didn't do another film for two to three years, and I don't blame it on anybody but myself.
- Bobby Darin
(Keywords: Acting, Blame, Film, Result, Singing, Years)

I am working on my nightclub act, definitely want to do more singing.
- Keith David
(Keywords: Act, Singing, Want)

Well, as an artist, I think that Elvis's generosity to me he always talked very highly about me, he always spoke very highly about my work and singing and my writing.
- Jackie DeShannon
(Keywords: Work, Artist, Generosity, Singing, Writing)

I've never taken vocal lessons. My early trumpet training and a fortunate talent for singing has always been enough for me. In the case of rock singing, I've always felt it was better to remain a bit untrained to maintain your individuality.
- Ronnie James Dio
(Keywords: Talent, Individuality, Singing, Training)

But I won't deprive myself of singing opera as long as my voice follows.
- Placido Domingo
(Keywords: Opera, Singing, Voice)

I then realized that I could never be satisfied again with the mere natural charm of my voice, that I had to constantly paint when singing, melting all the colors, expressing reds and blacks that had to be less primary but bursting with subtly colored combinations.
- Placido Domingo
(Keywords: Charm, Colors, Singing, Voice)

Now my music is kind of pop-rock, right? If I'm 25 and singing still, I don't want to be singing music like that.
- Hilary Duff
(Keywords: Music, Now, Right, Singing, Want)

I appreciate what others have done in the past especially for my genre, and my style of singing. And they sure put a footprint - you know, they got the foot in the door, but I'm going to put my foot straight through the door.
- James Durbin
(Keywords: Past, Singing, Style)

I started in 1946 in radio. I was ten years old. I was discovered singing in a school play. Someone was in the audience and it's six degrees of separation.
- Hector Elizondo
(Keywords: Old, Play, School, Separation, Singing, Years)

I love to sing old Motown songs to myself, or some Patti Smith Edith Piaf or Billie Holiday. That gets me in the mood for singing.
- Siobhan Fahey
(Keywords: Love, Holiday, Old, Singing, Songs)

My singing voice is somewhere between a drunken apology and a plumbing problem.
- Colin Firth
(Keywords: Apology, Singing, Voice)

I wrote that song for my wife, and it's what some guy who's sitting under a tree would be singing to the woman of his life, telling her how wonderful she is. To me, that's more lasting than something that sounds like it belongs on a movie soundtrack.
- John Fogerty
(Keywords: Life, Wife, Singing, Song, Woman)

I've been doing a lot of studying singing, and I'm thinking of recording an album containing all my old war horses and putting out a songbook at the same time.
- David Friedman
(Keywords: Time, War, Horses, Old, Singing, Thinking)

In an attempt to amuse my friends and family, I would do impressions of Dean Martin, singing Everybody Loves Somebody. I secretly really enjoyed singing the song.
- Peter Gallagher
(Keywords: Family, Friends, Martin, Singing, Song)

I saw The Sound of Music when I was 10 and thought that it was the most beautiful singing I had ever heard.
- Lesley Garrett
(Keywords: Music, Thought, Singing, Sound)

And I told her point blank, you've got everything to live for. You've got such talent. You're back singing great, lose the weight. And she went and did it, and look at her now!
- David Gest
(Keywords: Talent, Singing, Weight)

Now I'm fortunate to have a good band in CA, and play many solo gigs as well. My point is that I stopped playing in bands and played solo for four years, to get back into the groove and pulse of writing and singing and who I am on stage.
- Arthur Godfrey
(Keywords: Now, Play, Singing, Writing, Years)

I studied German at school. I lived in Berlin for two years and had a German girlfriend for five years, so I don't find speaking German particularly difficult. Singing was slightly more difficult.
- Martin Gore
(Keywords: Girlfriend, School, Singing, Years)

I find singing some of Foreigner's older songs are a little reckless and not exactly who I am now.
- Lou Gramm
(Keywords: Now, Singing, Songs)

Listen to the lyrics - we're singing about everyday life: rich people trying to keep money, poor people tying to get it, and everyone having trouble with their husband or wife!
- Buddy Guy
(Keywords: Money, Husband, People, Poor, Singing, Trouble, Trying)

The reason my voice is sounding more passionate is because I'm singing directly from the heart.
- Sammy Hagar
(Keywords: Heart, Reason, Singing, Voice)



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