Quotations About / On: SONG

  • 41.
    Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.
    (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Serlo, in Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, bk. 5, ch. 1 (1795-1796), trans. by Thomas Carlyle.)
  • 42.
    In each of us there is a poem and a song. For most, a poem that will never be written and a song that will never be sung
    (I am very grateful for poemhunter.com for allowing everyday people to express their themselves through poetry.)
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  • 43.
    Commercial to the core, Elvis was the kind of singer dear to the heart of the music business. For him to sing a song was to sell a song. His G clef was a dollar sign.
    (Albert Goldman (b. 1927), U.S. author, critic. Elvis, ch. 14 (1981).)
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  • 44.
    The screech and mechanical uproar of the big city turns the citified head, fills citified ears—as the song of birds, wind in the trees, animal cries, or as the voices and songs of his loved ones once filled his heart. He is sidewalk- happy.
    (Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1959), U.S. architect. "Earth," pt. 1, The Living City (1958).)
  • 45.
    When you see me, whispering to myself at dusk, playing saddening songs that tend to portray a menlacholic deportment to my telluric toils, seemingly a loner, fettered by my unwillingness to confide even in the most adorable of people, seeking the peripatetic life which inadvertently stampedes any lingering optimism at the treacherous disposition of the human heart, it is a reflection of my inurement to an easy sail in Life. Unwilling to be an accessory in the grieving of those before me, craving and yet, ignoring the fallible reciprocative outlook of life, and finally, bifurcating my Contrivances, to first, Live for those I call my family, and then, the fortunate many, fated to benefit from me in this Elapsing frame.
    (Prosper Nwokoro)
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  • 46.
    Like a hot green chilli on the edge of my plate- despite being my favourite- anger can never be at the centre-stage. It can enrich my song but cannot be its theme.
    (Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, is a social activist, a columnist and is a former civil servant. He lives in Bhubaneswar (India) .)
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  • 47.
    If you're going to write something - be it a poem, a song or a story, you have to close your eyes then give your whole heart, soul and mind into it... Then as you open your eyes, it will become a masterpiece.
    More quotations from: Ging Ollado
  • 48.
    His great laugh carried weak jokes on high. His great laugh lifted heartships with lovetide. His joy so strong pulled little lamblings along. His sweet words surrounded by his booming voice song
    (Saiom Shriver)
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  • 49.
    I wish I could write a beautiful book to break those hearts that are soon to cease to exist: a book of faith and small neat worlds and of people who live by the philosophies of popular songs.
    (Zelda Fitzgerald (1900-1948), U.S. writer. Letter, May 1934, to her psychiatrist. quoted in Nancy Milford, Zelda, pt. 3, ch. 17 (1970).)
  • 50.
    When we speak, in gestures or signs, we fashion a real object in the world; the gesture is seen, the words and the song are heard. The arts are simply a kind of writing, which, in one way or another, fixes words or gestures, and gives body to the invisible.
    (Alain [Emile-Auguste Chartier] (1868-1951), French philosopher. The Gods, introduction (1934, trans. 1988). . . . )
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