Quotations About / On: SONG

  • 1.
    Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope.
    (Mahalia Jackson (1911-1972), U.S. gospel singer, and Evan Mcloud Wylie. Movin' On Up, ch. 6, written with Evan McLoud Wylie (1966).)
  • 2.
    Pre-marriage songs are often different from post-marriage songs.
    (to my students)
  • 3.
    Songs of peace are the songs of the heart; with respect.
  • 4.
    "Evil men have no songs."MHow is it then that the Russians have songs?
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 6, p. 62, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Twilight of the Idols, "Maxims and Arrows," section 22 (prepared for publication 1888, published 1889). The adage derives from Johann Gottfried Seume's poem, "Songs.")
  • 5.
    '...Raneem is a pretty name which means a song, to sing a song, or to recite a song anytime or any place on earth...' _____________________________________________________________
    (This quotation is from poem called ' The pretty name of Raneem '.)
  • 6.
    Poetry is the song of nature.
  • 7.
    Soundless song, Sing in darkened light, Soften surroundings.
    (Sanjibsaha Aniketa-an Indian poet)
  • 8.
    Christmas is the season of hot chocolate and George Michael songs.
    (Happy Holidays.)
  • 9.
    Love requited is a song of nature.
    (Khairul Ahsan)
  • 10.
    Sometimes words are too weak to transfer feelings...perhaps that's why we have songs and poetry
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