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

Notable 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.

- The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, T S Eliot

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

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

- Bertolt Brecht

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

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

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

- B.B. King

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

- Complete Verse, Rudyard Kipling

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

- Johannes Kepler

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

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 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

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

- Henry Van Dyke

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

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

- Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston

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

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

- Steven Alexander Wright

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

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

- Billie Holiday

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.

- Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith, 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

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

- Virgil

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

As long as we live there is never enough singing.

- Martin Luther

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

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...

- Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace

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

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

- Miranda Kerr

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 love singing just for my own benefit.

- Miranda Kerr

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

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

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

- The Rules of Attraction, Bret Easton Ellis

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

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

- B.B. King

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

Be like the bluebird who never is blue, For he knows from his upbringing what singing can do

- Cole Porter

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

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

- James Joyce

Wind in my hair, I feel part of everywhere Underneath my being is a road that disappeared Late at night I hear the trees, they're singing with the dead Overhead...

- Eddie Vedder

I usually sing a lot on my mixtapes. I sing a lot on songs that just really aren't singles. Even my first single, 'My Last,' which I feel like is more pop than anything - I was originally singing the chorus on there. I'm used to that. I've always had fresh melodies.

- Big Sean

I'd rather be dead than singing 'Satisfaction' when I'm 45.

- Mick Jagger

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

- Billie Holiday

Singing is my profession - there is no plan B.

- George Ivan Morrison

Little Words When you are gone, there is nor bloom nor leaf, Nor singing sea at night, nor silver birds; And I can only stare, and shape my grief In little words. I cannot conjure loveliness, to drown The bitter woe that racks my cords apart. The weary pen that sets my sorrow down Feeds at my heart. There is no mercy in the shifting year, No beauty wraps me tenderly about. I turn to little words- so you, my dear, Can spell them out.

- Dorothy Parker

The fish in the water is silent, the animals on the earth is noisy, the bird in the air is singing. But man has in him the silence of the sea, the noise of the earth and the music of the air.

- Rabindranath Tagore

God, I'm just a fat bald guy, 60 years old, singing the blues, you know?

- Joe Cocker

Starting with a party scene for 600 cast and end up singing on top of a giant elephant...does it get any better than this?

- Ewan McGregor

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

- Billie Holiday

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

And if I get it right everybody will be singing along, yeah And when they see you on the street they’ll say, 'Hey, ain’t you the girl in that song?

- Keith Urban

Teach me to hear mermaids singing,

- The Songs and Sonets of John Donne, John Donne

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

There are mountainous, arduous days, up which one takes an infinite time to climb, and downward-sloping days which one can descend at full tilt, singing as one goes.

- Marcel Proust

The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician. Things like old folks singing in the moonlight in the back yard on a hot night or something said long ago.

- Louis Armstrong

When she is three, you catch her singing Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball,” a song nobody should sing until they’re at least dead.

- Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography, Neil Patrick Harris

Well, you know, people don't know me as a country artist and I am new to the genre. But that's how I grew up singing.

- Kristin Chenoweth

Singing with children in the schools has been the most rewarding experience of my life.

- Pete Seeger

Men grow tired of sleep, love, singing and dancing, sooner than war.

- Homer

The path of love is not a tedious path. It's a path of joy. It's a path of singing and dancing.

- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

I love singing. I love it, and it doesn't feel like a chore. It's an expression.

- Rihanna

In the dark times will there be singing? Yes. There will be singing about the dark times.

- Bertolt Brecht

I was singing in a mall, and I picked a girl to come up onstage with me. As I was grabbing her hand, I fell off the stage. It felt like I was in the air forever, flying like Superman.

- Aaron Carter

Come and show me another city with lifted head singing so proud to be alive and coarse and strong and cunning.

- Carl Sandburg

Being the Queen is not all about singing, and being a diva is not all about singing. It has much to do with your service to people. And your social contributions to your community and your civic contributions as well.

- Aretha Franklin

Life is singing also in the sand crunching under the slow and heavy steps of the guards, when we know how to listen to it.

- Rosa Luxemburg

…I started out to become a jazz pianist; in the meantime I started singing and I sang the way I felt and that’s just the way it came out.

- Nat King Cole

O, but Everyone Was a bird; and the song was wordless; the singing will never be done.

- The War Poems of Siegfried Sassoon, Siegfried Sassoon

I really can't imagine not singing again.

- Shania Twain

To sing is an expression of your being, a being which is becoming.

- Maria Callas

Love makes me naked; Propinquity's a harsh master; O the songs we hide singing to ourselves!

- Theodore Roethke

Basically, I started singing when I started talking. Music has just been my saving grace my whole life.

- Mariah Carey

I believe in singing. I believe in singing together.

- Brian Eno

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

- Aretha Franklin

I always enjoy it when I walk on stage. There were some times when I was working so much in the '80s, and I felt really burnt-out. But I'd be up there singing and not be 10,000 million miles away, you know, just opening my mouth and the words coming out.

- George Strait

Will You help me hear the song You're singing over all this noise?

- Steven Curtis Chapman

If your lifeguard duties were as good as your singing, a lot of people would be drowning.

- Simon Cowell

Devotional singing induces in you a desire for experiencing the truth, to glimpse the beauty that is God, to taste the bliss that is the Self. It encourages man to dive into himself and be genuinely his real Self.

- Sathya Sai Baba

And music has always been incredibly cathartic for me, whether it's writing my own stuff or singing other people's music; it's very freeing.

- Sarah McLachlan

If I had to pick one song for me that sort of quintessentially summed me up, it would be 'Angel.' Without fail, I absolutely love singing it.

- Sarah McLachlan

I believe in singing for my supper. I'll never accept a grant because what I do should be able to be founded purely on free enterprise.

- Russell Crowe

I don't think it's important to be that good at singing. I think people who are good at singing sing backing vocals for pop stars. It's about how you project. I wouldn't consider myself to be a singer.

- Robbie Williams

Singing and dancing is not just for the cast of 'Glee'. We can wake up doing both and have it be a natural expression of who we are.

- Rainn Wilson

I started singing when I started talking.

- Mariah Carey

Only when I was singing did I feel loved.

- Maria Callas