Quotations About / On: SONG
A poem is nothing other than a song that fell in love with its words
He who trumpets only one song soon plays alone.
Death is my song life my melody and music my eternity.
(Life and music.)
Sing me the song of Death, the cacophony of the living is deafening.
(life and death)
Some songs are timely, while some are timeless.
'African mothers are the best composers of baby songs'.
In writing songs I've learned as much from Cézanne as I have from Woody Guthrie.
(Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Quoted in Clinton Heylin, Dylan: Behind the Shades, ch. 25 (1991).)
Love Songs Now: Fewer broken hearts, more sexual misery.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
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.)
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.)