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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

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

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

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

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

- George Orson Welles

Singing songs that make you slit your wrists

- Gerard Way

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

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

- David Robert Jones

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

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

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

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.

- Complete Verse, Rudyard Kipling

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

- Vanessa Hudgens

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

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

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

Love, I find, is like singing.

- Zora Neale Hurston

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

- Zooey Deschanel

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

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

Broadway is a tough, tough arena for singing.

- Julie Andrews

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

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

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

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

- Zooey Deschanel

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

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.

- Adele

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- Andrea Bocelli

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

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

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

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

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 wasn't looking at it like, 'I'm singing for AC/DC.' I was looking at it like, 'Y'know, if I can, and if they think I'm able to do it.'

- Axl Rose

For me, the most enjoyable type of singing is opera. It allows you to move, to wear a costume... to do something with your body. When singing in concert, you have to stand up in front of the audience, next to the conductor, which is less natural.

- Andrea Bocelli

Singing really oxygenates your blood. You stretch your lungs and take in much more air into them than before. It's really good for your health.

- Marisa Tomei

I started singing at the Met when I was seven, and the competition was so fierce that it really prepared me.

- Emmy Rossum

People think that I popped out of my mother's womb singing 'Chasing Pavements'.

- Adele

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