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Time is my enemy. Time will catch up with me vocally. And I dread that. I dread to think about life without singing.
Music is the greatest communication in the world. Even if people don't understand the language that you're singing in, they still know good music when they hear it.
I get uncomfortable when people give me presents and watch me open them. I don't have birthday parties, because the idea of a group of people singing and looking at me while I'm blowing out candles gives me hives.
Singing is like a celebration of oxygen.
I had a few dating disasters along the way with girls cheating on me. One girl was the inspiration for me singing 'Cry Me A River' on 'The X Factor.' That was my payback to her because she was unfaithful.
I am so not a proper, good female. I can't dance in high heels and I'm just so not girly, but then I see these men with these banging bodies, dancing in heels, singing, and having so much fun with so much make-up on. That makes me honestly want to be a better woman.
That was the big thing when I was growing up, singing on the radio. The extent of my dream was to sing on the radio station in Memphis. Even when I got out of the Air Force in 1954, I came right back to Memphis and started knocking on doors at the radio station.
My heart is like a singing bird.
I'm not looking for career attention, for more success, more money. I'm just singing songs I chose because I love them.
It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.
'Saturday Night Live' is a show that I think I could have a lot of fun on, just being different characters and maybe singing, too.
In opera, there is always too much singing.
If I wasn't singing, I'd probably be, probably an accountant.
My last album as J. Tillman, 'Singing Ax,' that was really a premeditated death rattle of the aesthetic precedent I had set. I realized I wasn't creating spontaneously; I was enforcing all these parameters. I was too self-loathing or something, and there was this obvious dissonance between my conversational voice and creative voice.
See, that's nothing but blues, that's all I'm singing about. It's today's blues.
When you sing with a group of people, you learn how to subsume yourself into a group consciousness because a capella singing is all about the immersion of the self into the community. That's one of the great feelings - to stop being me for a little while and to become us. That way lies empathy, the great social virtue.
I created Punk for this day and age. Do you see Britney walking around wearing ties and singing punk? Hell no. That's what I do. I'm like a Sid Vicious for a new generation.
I grew up across the street from, you know, the Villarias, which was a great Mexican family there. In fact, there was three houses right across the street from me. So, day and night, I listened to Mexican music, and I'm sure, you know, my guitar playing, singing, writing, whatever, has a lot of Mexican flavor there, but it comes natural.
I think country music is popular - has been popular and will always be popular because I think a lot of real people singing about a lot of real stuff about real people. And it's simple enough for people to understand it. And we kind of roll with the punches.
The modern Little Red Riding Hood, reared on singing commercials, has no objection to being eaten by the wolf.
I've never been more nervous in my life than singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl.
Italians are fantastic people, really. They can work you over in an alley while singing an opera.
The Siren waits thee, singing song for song.
Walter Savage Landor
I hate straight singing. I have to change a tune to my own way of doing it. That's all I know.
You can alter movie singing so much because you go into the recording studio and, just technology for recording has gotten so good, you can hold out a note and they can combine a note from take 2 and a note from take 8.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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