Quotations About / On: SONG

  • 21.
    A song is anything that can walk by itself.
    (Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Bringing It All Back Home (album), sleeve notes (1965).)
  • 22.
    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.)
    More quotations from: Aeschylus, song, dying
  • 23.
    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.)
    More quotations from: Harry Belafonte, song
  • 24.
    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
  • 25.
    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
  • 26.
    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
  • 27.
    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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  • 28.
    “And, of course, that is what all of this is - all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs - that song, endlesly reincarnated - born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket 88, that Buick 6 - same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness.”
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    More quotations from: Nick Tosches
  • 29.
    Love is too common of a theme in poetry and song, for a change, let's focus on HATE
    (Osakis, Minnesota, early morning, visiting my sister. My sister, Gail has written more 42 songs, and she was composing another. I was making suggestions on various verses. Love is always her theme. I jokingly made the above statement. But, seriously, LOVE should rule us all.)
    More quotations from: Darwin Henry Beuning
  • 30.
    when I tell you that I love you it's good to see songs burst from your eyes
    (from the poem 'music'(2001) by r soos)
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