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A collection of best quotes and sayings about singing by famous people.

'Singing' Quotes To Make You Sing Up A Storm

Music comes as a fresh breeze of air on wearisome days and singing rejuvenates our mind and soul. Singing is a passion for many who want to make their way behind the microphone and for many singing is simply a way to express their gaiety, in tune or off beat doesn’t really matter. Singing helps you in driving away your sorrows and brings solace. It is a way of bringing fun, frolic and cheer in your lives. Music and singing can play a significant role in finding your inner self. We have created a corpus of quotable quotations and sayings by great musicians, singers, anxious artists, thinkers, celebrities, those who have struggled their way out and those who have created great moments that will help you on your tuneful journey. Presenting some thoughtful and motivational quotes and thoughts on singing that will keep your vocal goals intact and your passion for music flowing.

When I paint, I definitely live in the present, like someone in a shower whistling or singing.

Orhan Pamuk

Sex is kicking death in the ass while singing.

Charles Bukowski

You've got a song you're singing from your gut, you want that audience to feel it in their gut. And you've got to make them think that you're one of them sitting out there with them too. They've got to be able to relate to what you're doing.

Johnny Cash

That was the big thing when I was growing up, singing on the radio. The extent of my dream was to sing on the radio station in Memphis. Even when I got out of the Air Force in 1954, I came right back to Memphis and started knocking on doors at the radio station.

Johnny Cash

I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, especially when singing is not necessarily prescribed.

Mary Oliver

I had - after I sang the 'Star Spangled Banner' so badly, after my tragic singing accident, after that, you know, all my stuff kind of, like, really got even more full blown and, you know, I got stage fright and, you know, I couldn't do stand-up anymore and let alone sing and all the other things.

Roseanne Barr

Well my music was different in high school; I was singing about love—you know, things I don't care about anymore.

Lady Gaga

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

Barbra Streisand

I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each. I do not think that they will sing to me.

T S Eliot

I can't even remember the first time I started singing.

Zooey Deschanel

The first job I ever had was singing in a jazz club when I was like 15 with my friend, and we earned like 70 bucks. We were like, 'Oh my God!'

Zooey Deschanel

There's several ways of saying what's on your mind. And in states and counties where it ain't too healthy to talk too loud, speak your mind, or even vote like you want to, folks have found other ways of getting the word around. One of the mainest ways is by singing.

Woody Guthrie

No, I've been singing forever. I started out doing musicals. I think that was part of the reason why they gave me the part, because I sang.

Zooey Deschanel

I have been a harmony enthusiast since I was a child, singing in choir and with friends growing up. I always put a ton of harmonies on my demos.

Zooey Deschanel

In the dark times Will there also be singing? Yes, there will also be singing. About the dark times.

Bertolt Brecht

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

Shortly after this I was made a member of the boys' choir, it being found that I possessed a clear, strong soprano voice. I enjoyed the singing very much.

James Weldon Johnson

Singing songs that make you slit your wrists

Gerard Way

Our songs will all be silenced, but what of it? Go on singing.

George Orson Welles

In singing, you cannot 'cheat' if you want to give emotions to those who are listening. You must have something to tell.

Andrea Bocelli

Now I'm more sure and I feel myself more comfortable singing.

Andrea Bocelli

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

Dancing was a big part of my life, but I would never consider myself a dancer. I adore singing, and music has always been a huge part of my life, but I also enjoy acting.

Vanessa Hudgens

In singing, you cannot 'cheat' if you want to give emotions to those who are listening. You must have something to tell.

Andrea Bocelli

If I'm singing, I'm happy - that's what I've learned about myself.

Vanessa Hudgens

When I began singing, it was the first time I was happy in my life. As a baby, I would stop crying when I heard a great singer.

Andrea Bocelli

I think, generally, I just cannot really envision life without writing and producing records and singing.

David Bowie

Singing has been a cherished gift, and my inability to sing has been a devastating blow.

Julie Andrews

I'd been taking singing lessons and I had taken dance, because I loved to dance, but I had never considered myself a professional at all.

Michelle Pfeiffer

I don't think I'm the best singer in the world, for sure, but I loved doing it in 'Into the Woods.' I'll always find it tough, singing in front of people.

Emily Blunt

I don't want to be my extravert self all the time.

Mick Jagger

Singing is the love of my life, but I was ready to give it all up because I couldn't handle people talking about how fat I was.

Stevie Nicks

I don't want to be singing Satisfaction when I'm 40.

Mick Jagger

The minute I stop singing orally, I start to sing by playing Lucille.

B.B. King

As a child, I loved being onstage. I loved singing, I loved the lights, I loved the adrenaline. I even loved learning lines. I was completely obsessive.

Emma Watson

Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful!' and sitting in the shade.

Rudyard Kipling

Singing is like going to a party at someone else's house. Acting is like having the party at your own house.


I hope someone thinks I sing good. I'm always working hard to sing better. I sound the way I sound, but I can always be better. I work hard at singing and being a better recording artist.

Luke Bryan

Do we ask what profit the little bird hopes for in singing?

Johannes Kepler

Pretty much my whole life, I've been a performer and have loved singing and writing songs in my room for my own ears.

Billie Eilish

My heart is closer to acting than singing. It's always been that way.

Vanessa Hudgens

Now I'm more sure and I feel myself more comfortable singing.

Andrea Bocelli

I wasn't really the most charming person, socially - it took me a long time to develop my people skills - but the one place I was always comfortable was onstage, acting or singing.

Zooey Deschanel

If I did any movies I'd have to take a break from singing, because I'd want it to be really good.

Justin Randall Timberlake

Love, I find, is like singing.

Zora Neale Hurston

I like singing as much as I like acting, and all through high school I thought I might be a Broadway singer.

Zooey Deschanel

Singing has never been particularly easy for me.

Julie Andrews

I can't even remember the first time I started singing.

Zooey Deschanel

I still sing on bits and pieces. Singing's something that I love to do, but it's not something that I pursue as a career.

Idris Elba

No, I've been singing forever. I started out doing musicals. I think that was part of the reason why they gave me the part, because I sang.

Zooey Deschanel

I love singing, and I came to absolutely adore it in the later part of my career.

Julie Andrews

The woods would be quiet if no bird sang but the one that sang best.

Henry Van Dyke

I still have my eyes on the prize: I want to be that old lady onstage shaking her hips and singing her greatest hits.

Christina Aguilera

Broadway is a tough, tough arena for singing.

Julie Andrews

There must be always remaining in every life, some place for the singing of angels, some place for that which in itself is breathless and beautiful.

Howard Thurman

I tried to connect my singing voice to my guitar an' my guitar to my singing voice. Like the two was talking to one another.

B.B. King

I feel like sometimes, when I'm singing a song like 'Moment of Forever,' that it goes both to your significant other and to the audience, and was it wonderful for you, you know? I think the best love songs I've written work on that level, like 'Help Me Make It Through the Night.'

Kris Kristofferson

Oh to be a pear tree – any tree in bloom! With kissing bees singing of the beginning of the world!

Zora Neale Hurston

Aside from singing, I'm also a dancer. I've been dancing since I was 8.

Billie Eilish

I hate straight singing. I have to change a tune to my own way of doing it. That's all I know.

Billie Holiday

I remember when the candle shop burned down. Everyone stood around singing 'Happy Birthday.'

Steven Alexander Wright

For me, singing was always about the lyrics. I'm hopeless at singing songs that don't have a core.

Julie Andrews

You'd think, of course, it's about the melody - that's a given. But really, I'm no good at singing a song unless it has a good lyric.

Julie Andrews

A cap of good acid costs five dollars and for that you can hear the Universal Symphony with God singing solo and Holy Ghost on drums.

Hunter S. Thompson

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

Sometimes I just think that there are more things to be said to make the audience understand what I'm trying to do more. When I'm singing, I don't want you to just hear the melody. I want you to relive the story, because most of the songs have pretty good storytelling.

B.B. King

I miss singing with an orchestra because that's the most uplifting thing that I ever knew. It is just such a fabulous feeling.

Julie Andrews

I love singing Christmas carols. I know every harmony to every music-hall Christmas song.

Zooey Deschanel

I think too many people look at the arts with a religious outlook. Arts, music, singing and performing, it's all make-believe.

Vince Vaughn

My body doesn't have any rhythm, you know. I've got quite good rhythm when I'm singing but my feet are very much two left feet.


Let us go singing as far as we go: the road will be less tedious.


Backstreet Boys fans don't want to hear the New Kids singing all of their hits. Just like our fans don't want to hear the Backstreet Boys singing all of our hits.

Donnie Wahlberg

As long as we live there is never enough singing.

Martin Luther

To be a poet in a destitute time means: to attend, singing, to the trace of the fugitive gods. This is why the poet in the time of the world's night utters the holy.

Martin Heidegger

It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.

Rod Serling

For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness.

Reba McEntire

Mostly singing was cathartic, writing was cathartic, therapeutic. I don't think I had a goal, particularly, to sing or put it out there for anybody.

Lisa Marie Presley

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

The songs can be dark, but the adrenaline doesn't really change, regardless of what it is I'm singing, I still have the adrenaline, it's still a high.

Fernando Torres

For a while, I couldn't decide whether or not I should pursue singing in the opera or acting. And I'm glad that I chose the latter because I wasn't a very good singer.

Christoph Waltz

My first love was singing and I had no time for boys.

Christina Aguilera

I'm screaming for help and everybody's acting as if I'm singing Ethel Merman covers...

David Foster Wallace

Singing provides a true sense of lightheartedness. If I sing when I am alone, I feel wonderful. It's freedom.

Andrea Bocelli

Growing up in Cleveland, I learned about singing from my mother, who had once sung professionally and who admired Mahalia Jackson and Aretha Franklin.

Tracy Chapman

I grew up sitting beside my grandmother playing the piano and singing.

Miranda Kerr

The past is a great place and I don't want to erase it or to regret it, but I don't want to be its prisoner either.

Mick Jagger

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

I didn't go through the routine of singing in small clubs and doing open mics and working so hard the way a lot of people do and did. It was just an overnight kind of thing.

Joan Chandos Baez

I've never bought a Dylan record. A singing poet? It just bores me to tears. I've got to tell you, if I had 10 Dylans in the final of 'American Idol,' we would not be getting 30 million viewers a week. I don't believe the Bob Dylans of this world would make 'American Idol 'a better show.

Simon Cowell

I love singing just for my own benefit.

Miranda Kerr

Oliver Cromwell can kiss my singing emerald scrotum!

Stephen Colbert

When I'm singing, that's all me. That's from the bottom of my heart - it's everything I've worked for. When you're on stage, there are no guidelines. No one's telling me what to do!

Jesse McCartney

I always loved singing and writing poetry. I always loved music, and I've loved writing my whole life. When I put them together, it was probably in my early 20s where I put words to music for the first time.

Lisa Marie Presley

The Smiths are singing and someone says "Turn that gay angst music off.

Bret Easton Ellis

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

It's what I'll be singing in the morning. It won't be God Save the Ruddy King or All Things bleeding Bright and Beautiful. It'll be Orange and Lemons for Big Joe, for all of us.

Michael Morpurgo

My singing voice isn't like my speaking voice.

Brittany Murphy

I really love both acting and singing equally.

Brie Larson

I was a singing disc jockey who heard every type of music there was - and loved it all.

B.B. King

I have left my book, I have left my room, For I heard you singing Through the gloom.

James Joyce

By singing the Guru's hymns, I, the minstrel spread the Lord's glory. Nanak, by praising the True Name, I have obtained the perfect Lord.

Guru Nanak

Singing songs like 'The Man I Love' or 'Porgy' is no more work than sitting down and eating Chinese roast duck, and I love roast duck.

Billie Holiday

When I sing, I think mostly about the music. But I know that, through singing, my body shows everything that I am. I am a very passionate man and I suffer a lot and have a lot of joy also. In my opinion, it is very important for me to find this stimulus and motivation for singing.

Andrea Bocelli