Quotations About / On: SONG

  • 11.
    And she, after swan-like singing her last and dying song, lies beside him, her lover.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 1444.)
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  • 12.
    You can cage the singer but not the song.
    (Harry Belafonte (b. 1927), U.S. singer, civil rights activist. International Herald Tribune (Paris, Oct. 3, 1988). On the arts in South Africa.)
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  • 13.
    We're buying this, but why do you sing the same sad songs all women sing?
    (Katharine S. White (1892-1977), U.S. editor and book reviewer. As quoted in Onward and Upward, Prologue, by Linda H. Davis (1986). White, Fiction Editor of the New York Times, sent this note to Phyllis McGinley in the 1940s, along with a check, when buying a skillful, but conventional, story she had submitted. According to McGinley's daughter, she later said "repeatedly" that this had "changed the direction of her whole career.")
    More quotations from: Katharine S White, sad, women
  • 14.
    Some of us prefer Austrian voices risen in song to ugly German threats.
    (Ernest Lehman (b. 1920), U.S. screenwriter. Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer), The Sound of Music, to Herr Zeller (1965).)
    More quotations from: Ernest Lehman, song
  • 15.
    He has the prettiest love-songs for maids, so without bawdry, which is strange.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Servant, in The Winter's Tale, act 4, sc. 4, l. 193-4. On Autolycus, who is peddling ballads.)
    More quotations from: William Shakespeare, love
  • 16.
    I would rather be remembered by a song than by a victory.
    (Alexander Smith (1830-1867), Scottish poet. Dreamthorp, "Men of Letters," (1863).)
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  • 17.
    'Poem has its own melody like a song. A poet soul must write not to impress but to EXPRESS. '
    (For You My Lord)
    More quotations from: Ging Ollado
  • 18.
    Who said CHH can't make love songs? CHH is all about love and its Author, homies!
    (After listening to Christon Gray's 'School of Roses' album.)
    More quotations from: Yehoshua Shim'onai
  • 19.
    This is a catastrophic universe, always; and subject to sudden reversals, upheavals, changes, cataclysms, with joy never anything but the song of substance under pressure forced into new forms and shapes.
    (Doris Lessing (b. 1919), British novelist. Johor, in Shikasta, "Johor reports," p. 3, Knopf (1979).)
    More quotations from: Doris Lessing, song, joy
  • 20.
    I have such an intense pride of sex that the triumphs of women in art, literature, oratory, science, or song rouse my enthusiasm as nothing else can.
    (Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), U.S. suffragist, author, and social reformer. Eighty Years and More (1815-1897), ch. 17 (1898).)
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