Quotes of Chorus

“ The choirs left the main tune and soared two octaves past heaven in a descant to rattle the bones and surge the heart. ”

- Henry Mitchell

“ Without Elvis, none of us could have made it. ”

- Buddy Holly

“ Oh, Brethren, it is sickening work to think of your cushioned seats, your chants, your anthems, your choirs, your organs, your gowns, and your bands, and I know not what besides, all made to be instruments of religious luxury, if not of pious dissipation, while ye need far more to be stirred up and incited to holy ardor for the propagation of the truth as it is in Jesus. ”

- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“ I don't think there is anyone in any sport who combined the supreme talent with a great personality. He is also is one of the most beautiful people who ever walked the face of the earth. I don't think there's anybody who compares to Stan Musial on both fronts. ”

- Jack Buck

“ I wanted to do something nice so I bought my mother-in- law a chair. Now they won't let me plug it in. ”

- Henny Youngman

“ Music, the greatest good that mortals know, And all of heaven we have below. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ I cannot sing the old songs, Or dream those dreams again. ”

- Charlotte Barnard

“ For me, everything definitely comes from music. ”

- Mike Myers

“ I just do what I do. I like to make music. ”

- Neil Young

“ For us there's U2 music, and then there's everything else. ”

- Adam Clayton

“ Everyone deserves music. ”

- Michael Franti

“ Music is still above all else the thing that does it for me. ”

- Bob Geldof

“ Consensus is what many people say in chorus but do not believe as individuals. ”

- Abba Eban

“ I got a part as a chorus girl in a show called Every Sailor and I had fun doing it. Mother didn't really approve of it, through. ”

- James Cagney

“ Nothing is better than music.... It has done more for us than we have the right to hope for. ”

- Nadia Boulanger

“ Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist. ”

- G. K. Chesterton

“ Music is well said to be the speech of angels; in fact, nothing among the utterances allowed to man is felt to be so divine. It brings us near to the infinite. ”

- Thomas Carlyle

“ Music is only love looking for words. ”

- Lawrence Durrell

“ You don't need any brains to listen to music. ”

- Luciano Pavarotti

“ I cannot sing the old songs Though well I know the tune, Familiar as a cradle-song With sleep-compelling croon; Yet though I'm filled with music, As choirs of summer birds, "I cannot sing the old songs" — I do not know the words. ”

- Robert Jones Burdette

“ I've been playing music all my life, from being a choir soloist at Symphony Hall as a youngster to playing in bands through high school and college at Kent State. Went in the service at 17, out before I was 21. ”

- Arthur Godfrey

“ It is my belief that there is a tendency among the so-called 'modern' or 'hip' jazz musicians to consider styles other that their own, 'corny', and it is my contention that in actuality it is these musicians who are producing that which in future years perceptive critics will deem 'corny'. ”

- Don Ellis

“ That was one of the things that James Taylor said about us when he inducted us into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; that this was a real working band. It's very obvious when people come down to see the show tonight, they'll understand that this band has been getting along better personally and musically for the past couple of years and we're flying. ”

- Graham Nash

“ A merry Christmas should be a Christmas that finds all men capable of producing their own merriment, instead of having it ladled out to them, to a chorus of self-praise and gratulation on the part of the givers. ”

- Daniel De Leon

“ How have I been able to live so long outside Nature without identifying myself with it? Everything lives, moves, everything corresponds; the magnetic rays, emanating either from myself or from others, cross the limitless chain of created things unimpeded; it is a transparent network that covers the world, and its slender threads communicate themselves by degrees to the planets and stars… ”

- Gerard de Nerval
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