„Oh! We already, we done already done it, done it, dammit! I could you know, like, sing a thing, and then not sing it for a little while, and then sing it again… and people would be like, "Why'd he sing that again?"“

Before "Halloween", Live at Luther College

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„I like singing in the street, so if you saw a little Indian kid walking on the street singing loudly, that was probably me.“

—  Sanjaya Malakar American reality television personality 1989

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„I would give anything if I could sing like George Jones.“

—  George Jones American musician, singer and songwriter 1931 - 2013

Waylon Jennings, The True Genius of George Jones http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/04/26/george_jones_died_the_country_music_legend_was_a_genius_video.html.

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„If you couldn’t sing, which talent would you most like to have? Singing.“

—  Sanjaya Malakar American reality television personality 1989

On American Idol. http://www.americanidol.com/contestants/season6/sanjaya_malakar

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„Oh, I just sing like I hurt inside.“

—  Patsy Cline American country music singer 1932 - 1963

Quoted by WSM radio employee Trudy Stamper; liner notes, The Patsy Cline Story (Decca/MCA, 1963)

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„December will be magic again.
Take a husky to the ice
While Bing Crosby sings White Christmas.
He makes you feel nice.
December will be magic again.“

—  Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958

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„Well, if you want to sing out, sing out,
And if you want to be free, be free.
'Cause there's a million things to be,
You know that there are.“

—  Cat Stevens British singer-songwriter 1948

If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out, originally recorded for the 1971 film Harold and Maude
Song lyrics, Footsteps in the Dark: Greatest Hits (1984)

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„We have only love,
to offer as a prayer,
for all the wrongs in the world.
So… like singing troubadours we’ll go,
singing love wherever we go.“

—  Rod McKuen American poet, songwriter, composer, and singer 1933 - 2015

"Only Love" by Jacques Brel as translated on the album After Midnight (1988)
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„I remember John singing "Oh My Love." It's like a little hymn. It's certainly a prayer of some kind — even if he was an atheist.“

—  Bono Irish rock musician, singer of U2 1960

Rolling Stone interview (2005)
Context: I was in my room listening on headphones on a tape recorder. It's very intimate. It's like talking to somebody on the phone, like talking to John Lennon on the phone. I'm not exaggerating to say that. This music changed the shape of the room. It changed the shape of the world outside the room; the way you looked out the window and what you were looking at.
I remember John singing "Oh My Love." It's like a little hymn. It's certainly a prayer of some kind — even if he was an atheist. "Oh, my love/For the first time in my life/My eyes can see/I see the wind/Oh, I see the trees/Everything is clear in our world." For me it was like he was talking about the veil lifting off, the scales falling from the eyes. Seeing out the window with a new clarity that love brings you. I remember that feeling.
Yoko came up to me when I was in my twenties, and she put her hand on me and she said, "You are John's son." What an amazing compliment!

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„Love, I find, is like singing.“

—  Zora Neale Hurston American folklorist, novelist, short story writer 1891 - 1960

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„It just happened. I like to sing, and well, I just started singing and folks just started listening.“

—  Elvis Presley American singer and actor 1935 - 1977

Pop Chronicles, Show 7 - The All American Boy: Enter Elvis and the rock-a-billies. Part 1 http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc19754/m1/; C. Robert Jennings, " Elvis Lives! http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/latimes/doc/155809300.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:AI&type=historic&date=Feb+18%2C+1968&author=Jennings%2C+C+Robert&pub=Los+Angeles+Times+%281923-Current+File%29&edition=&startpage=M28&desc=ELVIS+LIVES%21", 1968-Feb-18, L.A. Times Magazine, p. M28.
Context: It just happened. I like to sing, and well, I just started singing and folks just started listening. I can't tell folks that I worked and learned and studied, and overcame disappointments, because I didn't.

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