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)

How nice the human voice is when it isn't singing.
- Rudolf Bing
(Keywords: Singing, Voice)

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)

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)

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)

You always will be singing a song or humming a line or a melody.
- Dennis Brown
(Keywords: Singing, Song, Will)

If you are speaking about my own songs, I would think so because we were talking about that particular era and I was singing one of my songs that I recorded 50 years ago.
- Ruth Brown
(Keywords: Singing, Songs, Talking, Years)

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)

Well, over the years, I've developed a stable of songs of which I'm known for and never get tired of singing.
- Joe Cocker
(Keywords: Singing, Songs, Years)

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)

You put a song on the record or on tape and you stop singing it. You just don't sit around and sing it anymore unless you're performing. That's kind of sad.
- Rick Danko
(Keywords: Singing, Song)

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)

I looked in the audience. There were no strangers. Everybody was singing and cheering and hugging. That was a beautiful picture to look at.
- Celine Dion
(Keywords: Singing, Strangers)

Singing becomes a form of therapy.
- Placido Domingo
(Keywords: Singing, Therapy)

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 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)

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)



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