Quotes about singing

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Claude Monet photo

„I want to paint the way a bird sings.“

—  Claude Monet French impressionist painter 1840 - 1926

Variant: I would like to paint the way a bird sings.
Source: Monet By Himself

W. H. Auden photo

„No opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.“

—  W. H. Auden, book The Dyer's Hand

"Notes on Music and Opera", p. 472
The Dyer's Hand, and Other Essays (1962)

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Chuck Palahniuk photo

„Big Brother isn’t watching. He’s singing and dancing. He’s pulling rabbits out of a hat. Big Brother’s busy holding your attention every moment you’re awake. He’s making sure you’re always distracted. He’s making sure you’re fully absorbed.“

—  Chuck Palahniuk, book Lullaby

Source: Lullaby (2002), Chapter 3
Context: Old George Orwell got it backward. Big Brother isn't watching. He's singing and dancing. He's pulling rabbits out of a hat. Big Brother’s busy holding your attention every moment you're awake. He's making sure you're always distracted. He's making sure you're fully absorbed. He's making sure your imagination withers. Until it's as useful as your appendix. He's making sure your attention is always filled. And this being fed, it's worse than being watched. With the world always filling you, no one has to worry about what's in your mind. With everyone's imagination atrophied, no one will ever be a threat to the world.

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„Awake, Ausonian Muse, and sing the vineyard song!“

—  Hilaire Belloc writer 1870 - 1953

Heroic Poem in Praise of Wine (1932)
Context: To exalt, enthrone, establish and defend,
To welcome home mankind's mysterious friend
Wine, true begetter of all arts that be;
Wine, privilege of the completely free;
Wine the recorder; wine the sagely strong;
Wine, bright avenger of sly-dealing wrong,
Awake, Ausonian Muse, and sing the vineyard song!

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Eric Clapton photo

„He is a great person, as well as a great musician. And this guy sings like he was born down below Mississippi!“

—  Eric Clapton English musician, singer, songwriter, and guitarist 1945

B.B. King http://www1.gitarrebass.de/magazine/0008/top10.htm
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Till Lindemann photo

„I don't sing my mother tongue
No, this is not a love song“

—  Till Lindemann German industrial metal musician 1963

"Amerika"
Reise, Reise (2004)

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Sarah Vaughan photo

„When I sing, trouble can sit right on my shoulder and I don't even notice.“

—  Sarah Vaughan American jazz singer 1924 - 1990

Interview, The New York Times, 1988

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„it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you“

—  E.E. Cummings American poet 1894 - 1962

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95 poems (1958)
Variant: it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

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