Quotes of Lyric

“ This poem will never reach its destination. ”

- Voltaire

“ It is the best of all trades, to make songs, and the second best to sing them. ”

- Hilaire Belloc

“ I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering. ”

- Robert Frost

“ One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. ”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“ Songs won't save the planet, but neither will books or speeches. ”

- Pete Seeger

“ I think a good song is a good song is a good song. ”

- Tim Finn

“ Yoga is almost like music in a way; there's no end to it. ”

- Sting

“ The history of a people is found in its songs. ”

- George Jellinek

“ There are German songs which can make a stranger to the language cry. ”

- Mark Twain

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

- Buddy Holly

“ Without music, life would be a mistake. The German imagines even God singing songs. ”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

“ What's the difference between the music of my generation and todays? Our songs were about Love and Romance, today's music is chiefly about sex; which I might add gets a little boring. ”

- David A. Vigilanti

“ I had rather than forty shillings I had my Book of Songs and Sonnets here. - The Merry Wives of Windsor. Act i. Sc. 1. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ This music won't do. There's not enough sarcasm in it. ”

- Samuel Goldwyn

“ Quite often when I write a song, I think back to a moment in my life. I use what has happened in my life as an inspiration to make music. ”

- Ken Hill

“ When I was an undergraduate I had very badly annotated editions of Shakespeare's sonnets, all of which left out the important fact that will has a sexual sense in Shakespeare's sonnets. ”

- Thom Gunn

“ I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed Against the earth's sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in her hair; Upon whose bosom snow has lain; Who intimately lives with rain… ”

- Joyce Kilmer

“ I like reading Ball Tongue lyrics and all that stuff. And they published a book, and I wouldn't give my lyrics, and it's all wrong in the book, and I giggle. It's funny. ”

- Jonathan Davis

“ People ask me if I left the lyrics open to ambiguity. Of course I did. I wanted to make a whole series of complex statements. The lyrics had to do with the state of society at the time. ”

- Don McLean

“ There's no insecurity about my song writing. I start a lot more songs than I finish, because I realize when I get into them, they're no good. I don't throw them away, I just put them away, store them, get them out of sight. ”

- Johnny Cash

“ If I said in one of my songs that my English teacher wanted to have sex with me in junior high, all I'm saying, is that I'm not gay, you know? People confuse the lyrics for me speaking my mind. I don't agree with that life style, but if that lifestyle is for you, then it's your business. ”

- Eminem

“ Looks like my baby dont live here no more...thats alright, ive still got my guitar...............................(more lyrics)..................i might as well go back over yonder, way back across the hills, if my baby dont love me no more....i know her… ”

- Jimi Hendrix

“ It was not only the extreme reverence with which the young viewed him, it was the way they began to sing the songs. It was more than just mouthing the lyrics they became deeply connected to his poetry. ”

- Harry Belafonte

“ Original Lyrics to "Hole" - "Rock Star" How'd you like to be a rock star? Lots of fun to be a rock star I think you'd rather die But I bet you'd like to try How'd you like to be in Nirvana? Barrel of laughs to be in Nirvana How'd you like to be in Nirvana? I think you'd rather die. ”

- Courtney Love

“ I have been very fortunate in worldly matters; many men have worked much harder, and not succeeded half so well; but I never could have done what I have done, without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one object at a time, no matter how quickly its successor should come upon its heels, which I then formed. ”

- Charles Dickens

“ I want to be as honest as I can about the things I've been through - the sorrows and joys, victories and defeats - and to use those experiences as a well to draw from. Hopefully, the songs that result from that kind of writing will be songs that mean something to others. ”

- Jim Cole

“ 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've always enjoyed reading lyrics, trying to do them more than just lyrics, trying to have some more meaning in them. I know a lot of people are just happy to have a kind of broken word lyrics. I just wonder why, there's no reason why they can't at least attempt to do something a bit better. ”

- Bruce Dickinson

“ Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up. ”

- Unknown

“ I hope that one or two immortal lyrics will come out of all this tumbling around. ”

- Louise Bogan
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