Quotations on Voice

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If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation.
- Abigail Adams
(Keywords: Attention, Care, Ladies, Laws, Rebellion, Voice, Will)

I still feel like I have a lot of growing up to do 'til I find the voice. Everybody has their own voice and their own thing they want to say to the world.
- Sasha Alexander
(Keywords: Growing up, Voice, Want, World)

Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Meaning, Voice, Words)

The writer in western civilization has become not a voice of his tribe, but of his individuality. This is a very narrow-minded situation.
- Aharon Appelfeld
(Keywords: Civilization, Individuality, Voice, Writer)

It was a wrong number that started it, the telephone ringing three times in the dead of night, and the voice on the other end asking for someone he was not.
- Paul Auster
(Keywords: End, Night, Voice, Wrong)

I don't want it to be all that self-conscious or artificial, but it really grows out of my having invented myself as a listener so that I could hear her voice.
- Russell Banks
(Keywords: Self, Voice, Want)

The voice is an instrument that you really must take time to develop. It's like a good red wine Give it time.
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Keywords: Time, Voice, Wine)

When I had my first voice lesson I was 15 years old. And I had a really good teacher. This is what made all the difference. A good teacher will teach you the technique, but also how to listen to your voice.
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Keywords: Difference, First, Old, Voice, Will, Years)

The voice will guide you-will tell you what to do. In order to do that, you must be quite sensitive with the instrument and accept this daily conversation with your voice.
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Keywords: Conversation, Order, Voice, Will)

And therefore we must seek dialogue in this networked world. We must ask which voice was actually attempting to make itself heard and saw no other possibility of gaining a hearing. To that extent, for a while this also represented a forced opening of a cosmopolitan view.
- Ulrich Beck
(Keywords: Possibility, Hearing, Voice, World)

Also in Norah Jones, now there's a voice that sounds and I don't mean disrespect but sounds a hundred years old that sounds incredibly experienced. It's just an exciting time.
- Gerry Beckley
(Keywords: Time, Now, Old, Voice, Years)

I have always striven to raise the voice of hope for a world where hate gives way to respect and oppression to liberation.
- Theodore Bikel
(Keywords: Hope, Hate, Oppression, Respect, Voice, World)

But make no mistake, the President will find in our new majority the voice of the American people as they've expressed it tonight: standing on principle, checking Washington's power and leading the drive for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable government.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Government, Power, Mistake, People, American, Leading, Majority, President, Voice, Washington, Will)

I was blown away by the control and the range that I was hearing. I'm listening to Pavarotti and thinking, What the hell have I been doing with my voice all these years?
- Michael Bolton
(Keywords: Control, Hearing, Hell, Listening, Thinking, Voice, Years)

It was my Mum who got me into singing properly - she knew I had to do something with my voice because she knew I was talented. She was the one who pushed me into joining a choir all those years ago, when I was about 12. I remember she told me to start with the choir and just see where it took me.
- Susan Boyle
(Keywords: Singing, Voice, Years)

Charity But how shall we expect charity towards others, when we are uncharitable to ourselves? Charity begins at home, is the voice of the world; yet is every man his greatest enemy, and, as it were, his own executioner.
- Thomas Browne
(Keywords: Home, Charity, Enemy, Man, Voice, World)

The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Keywords: Love, Voice, Woman)

That's one strength that Stevie has. She's really not a strong instrumentalist in any way. Her instrument is her voice and her words. And it keeps her focused on the very center of that.
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Keywords: Strength, Voice, Words)

T Bone and I grew up together in Fort Worth, Texas. He had his own recording studio by the time he was seventeen years old. When we were both nineteen he made the first archival recording of my voice.
- Betty Buckley
(Keywords: Time, First, Old, Voice, Worth, Years)

For one thing, I teach my students what my teacher for twenty years, Paul Gavert, told me, 'The voice follows... the voice follows everything about you... who you are.'
- Betty Buckley
(Keywords: Students, Voice, Years)

Words are beautiful but restricted. They're very masculine, with a compact frame. But voice is over the dark, the place where there's nothing to hang on: it comes from a part of yourself that simply knows, expresses itself, and is.
- Jeff Buckley
(Keywords: Nothing, Voice, Words)

I have agreed to lend my voice to Nature's Guard, an animated series which hopefully will go into production in the near future. The characters are all animals. My voice will be for a character named Longtail.
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Keywords: Nature, Character, Animals, Future, Production, Voice, Will)

The activists will not stop in trying to impose their extreme views on the rest of us, and they have now plotted out a state-by-state strategy to increase the number of judicial decisions redefining marriage without the voice of the people being heard.
- Jim Bunning
(Keywords: Marriage, People, Strategy, Being, Decisions, Extreme, Now, Rest, State, Trying, Voice, Will)

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)

As a matter of fact, when compression technology came along, we thought the future in 1996 was about voice. We got it wrong. It is about voice, video, and data, and that is what we have today on these cell phones.
- Steve Buyer
(Keywords: Technology, Thought, Fact, Future, Today, Voice, Wrong)

When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Joy, Voice, Wit)

All the intelligence and talent in the world can't make a singer. The voice is a wild thing. It can't be bred in captivity. It is a sport, like the silver fox. It happens.
- Willa Cather
(Keywords: Intelligence, Talent, Voice, World)

We never waste space saying, "On the one hand." We just state an opinion in a Godlike voice.
- Arthur Christiansen
(Keywords: Opinion, Saying, Space, State, Voice, Waste)

I'm just experimenting with every different type of music you can imagine and seeing where my voice lies and what sounds best. I think when I do finally do the album it will be very eclectic - just loads of different stuff on it. That's what I am hoping.
- Charlotte Church
(Keywords: Music, Lies, Voice, Will)

It is not the intelligent woman v. the ignorant woman; nor the white woman v. the black, the brown, and the red, it is not even the cause of woman v. man. Nay, tis woman's strongest vindication for speaking that the world needs to hear her voice.
- Anna Julia Cooper
(Keywords: Cause, Man, Needs, Voice, Woman, World)

Women don't want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think - in a deeper voice.
- Bill Cosby
(Keywords: Women, Voice, Want)

What has been happening more lately - of course, I also put in my bio, I say I do the voice of Goliath, but some people go - you know, I say something, and it's a funny thing when you work in this business, people will talk out loud in front of you like you're not there.
- Keith David
(Keywords: Funny, Work, Business, People, Talk, Voice, Will)

That odd idea that one person can go to a foreign part and in this rather odd voice describe it to the folks back home doesn't make much sense in the post-colonial world.
- Robyn Davidson
(Keywords: Home, Idea, Post, Sense, Voice, World)

I love opera, I love writing for the voice, I love telling stories with music.
- Anthony Davis
(Keywords: Love, Music, Opera, Voice, Writing)

I only hear my own voice. When you start hearing other voices, then it's time to worry.
- Matt Dillon
(Keywords: Time, Hearing, Voice, Worry)

Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things.
- Dogen
(Keywords: Ideas, Body, Mind, Unity, Voice, Will)

I started taking singing classes just two years ago. It was great. I never knew I could sing but I kind of found my voice.
- Hilary Duff
(Keywords: Singing, Voice, Years)

Help us to recognize your voice, help us not to be allured by the madness of the world, so that we may never fall away from you, O Lord Jesus Christ.
- Albrecht Durer
(Keywords: Christ, Help, Madness, May, Voice, World)

And the inner dynamics of Hollywood are like politics. Say you give a script to a group of executives - they all sit around, afraid to voice an opinion, saying nothing, waiting to know what the consensus is. Just like focus groups, opinion polls or a cabinet.
- Joe Eszterhas
(Keywords: Politics, Focus, Hollywood, Nothing, Opinion, Saying, Voice, Waiting)

Serious musicians are finding it harder and harder to have a voice in the world of music these days.
- Kevin Eubanks
(Keywords: Music, Musicians, Voice, World)

I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among the creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of kindness and compassion.
- William Falconer
(Keywords: Soul, Compassion, Kindness, Man, Spirit, Voice, Will)

I believe that man will not merely endure. He will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.
- William Faulkner
(Keywords: Sacrifice, Soul, Compassion, Endurance, Man, Spirit, Voice, Will)

But actually just yesterday we raised the key of one of my songs two steps up, so my voice is obviously responding. It's a muscle, and the more you use it, the more you use it right, the more you should get out of it. So yes, I sing.
- Harvey Fierstein
(Keywords: Key, Right, Songs, Voice, Yesterday)

I want to keep my voice young, with nothing heavy.
- Renee Fleming
(Keywords: Nothing, Voice, Want)

My mother was a wonderful, wonderful woman with a lovely voice who hated housework, hated cooking even more and loved her children. She was always arranging church activities such as a bazaar.
- Maureen Forrester
(Keywords: Mother, Church, Children, Cooking, Housework, Voice, Woman)

The colored man is in the South to stay there. He will not leave it voluntarily and he cannot be driven out. He had no voice in being carried into the South, but he will have a very loud voice in any attempt to put him out.
- Timothy Thomas Fortune
(Keywords: Being, Man, Voice, Will)

The instrument that I never learned how to play was my fans. You know, they are the part of the story that nobody teaches you. I just want to do the right thing; I want to be a voice with them, among them.
- Lady Gaga
(Keywords: Fans, Play, Right, Voice, Want)

I had years of therapy to recover from this. A lot of it had to with being a people pleaser, being the ultimate good girl. I wanted everyone to like me. I didn't really have a voice. I was afraid of growing up.
- Tracey Gold
(Keywords: People, Being, Growing up, Therapy, Voice, Years)

The man who has his millions will want everything he can lay his hands on and then raise his voice against the poor devil who wants ten cents more a day.
- Samuel Gompers
(Keywords: Day, Devil, Man, Poor, Voice, Want, Will)

He would catapult you forward, and that was his intention with the Jazz Messengers. He would take young people with a potential and help them develop a voice as a player and as a writer.
- Benny Green
(Keywords: People, Help, Intention, Jazz, Potential, Voice, Writer)



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