Quotes of Chant

“ I've always thought of myself as a ballad singer who could sing rock 'n' roll, not the other way around. ”

- Elvis Costello

“ I like what it is to sing, or to be with the others singing, to make music, but the fuss and all the things that are the exterior part of a career, has never interested me. ”

- Victoria de los Angeles

“ For my voice, I have lost it with halloing and singing of anthems. - King Henry IV. Part II. Act i. Sc. 2. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Nay, now you are too flat, And mar the concord with too harsh a descant. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ He who sings, frightens away all his ills. ”

- Traditional Saying

“ She hath made me four and twenty nosegays for the shearers — three-man songmen all, and very good ones; but they are most of them means and bases, but one puritan amongst them, and he sings psalms to hornpipes. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ And now I hear its voice again, And still its message is of peace, It sings of love that will not cease, For me it never sings in vain. ”

- Frederick Locker Lampson

“ He who sings prays twice. ”

- St. Augustine

“ I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each. I do not think that they will sing to me. ”

- T. S. Eliot

“ I'm saddest when I sing. ”

- Thomas Haynes Bayly

“ In opera, there is always too much singing. ”

- Claude Debussy

“ Y'ought to hyeah dat gal a-warblin' Robins, la'ks an' all dem things Heish de mouffs an' hides dey faces When Malindy sings. ”

- Paul Laurence Dunbar

“ The wild swan's death-hymn took the soul Of that waste place with joy Hidden in sorrow: at first to the ear The warble was low, and full and clear. ”

- Lord Alfred Tennyson

“ I really love singing. ”

- Andrea Corr

“ I believe I can sing anything. ”

- Miriam Makeba

“ In the last century, everybody was singing lower. ”

- Placido Domingo

“ I'm very happy to sing whatever I'm singing. I've always enjoyed any role I've been given at a certain time. They've all been favourites, they've all been wonderful pieces to play. ”

- Joan Sutherland

“ Everybody is under pressure to shut up and sing. ”

- Phil Donahue

“ White people don't sing together very often, and when they do, it's about the celebrity of the song. The singing at my shows is all about harmony. ”

- Ben Folds

“ For me a poem has to sing out of itself and the lilt of it carries the magic. ”

- James Broughton

“ I'm singing what I want to sing based on the emotion of what that day feels like. That's what comes out of my mouth and guitar. That impacts people. They know anything can happen. ”

- John Mayer

“ When I sing, I pick out people in the audience and pinpoint on them. So if you feel that I am singing just for you, you may be right! ”

- Glenn Hughes

“ He who sings frightens away his ills. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes

“ God prefers bad verses recited with a pure heart to the finest verses chanted by the wicked. ”

- Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire

“ His Labor is a Chant — his Idleness — a Tune — oh, for a Bee's experience of Clovers, and of Noon! ”

- Emily Dickinson

“ Not by lamentations and mournful chants ought we to celebrate the funeral of a good man, but by hymns, for in ceasing to be numbered with mortals he enters upon the heritage of a diviner life. ”

- Plutarch

“ The young intellectuals are all chanting, "Revolution, Revolution," but I say the revolution will have to start in our homes, by achieving equal rights for women. ”

- Qiu Jin

“ Love the fellow of the resurrection, scooping up the dust and chanting Live! ”

- Emily Dickinson

“ On this day let the color shower love which dewells in our hearts. Let's sing along together the ballad of love. ”

- Unknown

“ No poet sings because he must sing. At least no great poet does. A great poet sings because he chooses to sing. ”

- Unknown
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