Authors that match 'singer'.

Kim Basinger American Actress (1953-)
Henry A. Kissinger Statesman (1923-)
Philip Massinger British Poet (1908-1908)
John Singer Sargent American Artist (1856-1925)
Arthur M. Schlesinger American Historian (1888-1965)
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. American Historian (1917-2007)
John Schlesinger British Director (1925-2003)
Laura Schlessinger American Writer (1947-)
Bryan Singer American Director (1965-)
Isaac Bashevis Singer American Novelist (1904-1991)
June Singer American Scientist (-)
Marc Singer Canadian Actor (1948-)
Peter Singer Australian Philosopher (1946-)

Quotations that match 'singer'.

Let's have the music that will open the door to millions of people... the kind of music that will not make people think only of the song or even of the singer... not music that is confined to the merely personal. Nelson Eddy
[ Confined Door Even Kind Make Merely Millions Music Only Open Personal Singer Song Think Will]
I don't think I was considered to be a cabaret singer because I didn't have patter that was written. Rita Coolidge
[ Because Cabaret Considered Patter Singer Think Written]
I can relax in L.A. I think I'm the only person in that town who doesn't want to act. I was an OK singer. I was an OK dancer. But acting? Never could do it. Victoria Beckham
[ Act Acting Could Dancer Never Ok Only Person Relax Singer Think Town Want]
The business today is completely different and it's very producer driven, so that a songwriter needs to have producing chops, be a singer/songwriter, or find a singer to develop. Cynthia Weil
[ Business Chops Completely Develop Different Driven Find Needs Producer Producing Singer Songwriter Today Very]
I find writing songs hard, because it does not come naturally to me. I never set out to be a songwriter or a singer. Robert Wyatt
[ Because Come Does Find Hard Naturally Never Out Set Singer Songs Songwriter Writing]
I joined Tommy Dorsey at the Paramount Theater in New York as a singer. I replaced Frank Sinatra. Ken Curtis
[ Dorsey Frank Joined New Paramount Replaced Sinatra Singer Theater Tommy York]
It worries me that young singers think you can shortcut the training and go straight to fame and fortune, and programmes like Pop Idol have encouraged that. Lesley Garrett
[ Encouraged Fame Fortune Go Idol Pop Programmes Shortcut Singers Straight Think Training Worries Young]
The Four Aces asked me if I'd like to sing with them as they didn't really have a lead singer. Desmond Dekker
[ Asked Four Lead Really Sing Singer Them]
I was a singer professionally when I was four years old, and I did not really begin to play any instrument - the first one, of course, was drums - till I was about nine years old. Mel Torme
[ Any Begin Course Did Drums First Four Instrument Nine Old Play Professionally Really Singer Till Years]
I'm very comfortable as a singer. In fact, I think it's more - I identified my self-esteem, my self more in those ways when I was growing up. I really - it was kind of my calling card as a kid. Katey Sagal
[ Calling Card Comfortable Fact Growing Identified Kid Kind More Really Self Self-Esteem Singer Think Those Up Very Ways]
I was kind of known as a ballad singer. People would send ballads. Some of them would go over my shoulder and float off the top of my head, and I just didn't feel anything. Then I would hear a song that would absolutely shake me. Rita Coolidge
[ Absolutely Anything Ballad Ballads Feel Float Go Head Hear Just Kind Known Off Over Send Shake Shoulder Singer Some Song Them Then Top Would]
Audiences like their blues singers to be miserable. Janis Joplin
[ Audiences Blues Miserable Singers Their]
It is strange, but nobody is shocked when pop singers make a fortune in the space of two years. Placido Domingo
[ Fortune Make Nobody Pop Shocked Singers Space Strange Two Years]
The quality of the writing, really. Simple as that. Beautiful words. It's very nice as a singer to do great songs, which have wonderful lyrics and strong feelings underneath the song. Bryan Ferry
[ Beautiful Feelings Great Lyrics Nice Quality Really Simple Singer Song Songs Strong Underneath Very Which Wonderful Words Writing]
I wasn't actually trained by my mother, she said she never taught me but she was a great singer herself and I can't remember when I didn't listen to her sing and imitate her. Joan Sutherland
[ Actually Great Her Herself Imitate Listen Mother Never Remember Said She Sing Singer Taught Trained]
I don't think I get the respect as a singer. With this record, I wanted to bring respect to my band. Darius Rucker
[ Band Bring Get Record Respect Singer Think Wanted]
It often seemed like we had become a nation where the only heroes were rock singers and ball players and that there were no large men of probity who could be called upon for the task. Elliot Richardson
[ Ball Become Called Could Had Heroes Large Men Nation Often Only Players Probity Rock Seemed Singers Task Upon Were Where]
We fear our passage will be attended with difficulties by reason of the great number of passingers which are one hundred and eighty and upwards in number. Nathaniel Smith
[ Attended Difficulties Eighty Fear Great Hundred Number Our Passage Reason Upwards Which Will]
In addition, I'm finishing a track for the movie 'Waking Up In Reno', but there are numerous other singers I look forward to recording with in the near future. Dwight Yoakam
[ Addition Finishing Forward Future Look Movie Near Numerous Other Recording Reno Singers Track Up Waking]
I really, really love being a mum and I absolutely love being a singer so I couldn't be happier. Jamelia
[ Absolutely Being Happier Love Mum Really Singer]
I've always seen it as the role of an artist to drag his inside out, give the audience all you've got. Writers, actors, singers, all good artists do the same. It isn't supposed to be easy. Henry Rollins
[ Actors Always Artist Artists Audience Drag Easy Give Good Got His Inside Out Role Same Seen Singers Supposed Writers]
Well I'm not much of a singer. But it's been a really nice time to do film, television, theater and have it all happening at once. That wasn't planned but it just happens. Peter Krause
[ Been Film Happening Happens Just Much Nice Once Planned Really Singer Television Theater Time Well]
If you were a pretty boy pop singer, it would wreck you, growing older. Bob Geldof
[ Boy Growing Older Pop Pretty Singer Were Would Wreck]
Alison Krauss is definitely my favorite singer that's ever lived. I've never heard anyone like her. Brad Paisley
[ Alison Anyone Definitely Ever Favorite Heard Her Lived Never Singer]
It hasn't been smooth or delightful every minute, there were lean years and rough years, but it's been exciting and good and I'm thrilled to be an actress and a singer and to have spent my life this way. Sally Kellerman
[ Actress Been Delightful Every Exciting Good Hasn Lean Life Minute Rough Singer Smooth Spent Thrilled Way Were Years]
I was lucky enough to first meet Elvis at his house in Bel Air and he used to invite different artists, singers and musicians, to come and jam with him at his house. Jackie DeShannon
[ Air Artists Come Different Elvis Enough First Him His House Invite Jam Lucky Meet Musicians Singers Used]
I sang in the coffee houses of the country in the early '60s with no idea of success in terms of records or television. I just thought I was a storyteller. I didn't even think of myself as a singer. Judy Collins
[ Coffee Country Early Even Houses Idea Just Myself Records Sang Singer Storyteller Success Television Terms Think Thought]
I don't think I'm a great singer myself. I'm all right. I've worked with different writers, different producers... I've just been blessed with the caliber of people I've been able to work with. Melanie Chisholm
[ Able Been Blessed Caliber Different Great Just Myself Producers Right Singer Think Work Worked Writers]
We are rich in the quantity of songs rather than in the quality. The singer has to go through hundreds of compositions before he finds one that really says something. Alma Gluck
[ Before Compositions Finds Go Hundreds Quality Quantity Rather Really Rich Says Singer Something Songs Than Through]
I know what I want at least, and the older I get I think I'm better at getting it out of players and singers. Peter Maxwell Davies
[ Better Get Getting Know Least Older Out Players Singers Think Want]
I think I'm a soulful singer. Katey Sagal
[ Singer Soulful Think]
I'm no hillbilly singer. Elvis Presley
[ Hillbilly Singer]
Country artists, I met a lot of them when I was five, six years old. I had an uncle who was a country and western singer and I met Lefty Frizzell when I was five or six years old in those shows that would come through Toronto from Nashville. Rick Danko
[ Artists Come Country Five Had Lefty Lot Met Nashville Old Shows Singer Six Them Those Through Toronto Uncle Western Would Years]
Sinatra was the biggest influence on my life, my singing career. And rightly so. I mean he was the best singer ever. James Darren
[ Best Biggest Career Ever Influence Life Mean Rightly Sinatra Singer Singing]
There were a couple of years when I wanted to be a football player, but I really always wanted to be a singer. Tom Wopat
[ Always Couple Football Player Really Singer Wanted Were Years]
Being a singer now I have to get all fussy... I must have my ginger and lemon and all that. Graham Coxon
[ Being Fussy Get Ginger Lemon Must Now Singer]
I'd like President Bush to think maybe there's another way to think, that maybe Kissinger was wrong when he says we had to go in there because he was wrong about Vietnam. F. Murray Abraham
[ Another Because Bush Go Had Kissinger Maybe President Says Think Vietnam Way Wrong]
When I do the music, I make the musicians listen to what's happening in the film. That way they treat the dialogue as if it was a singer. Mike Figgis
[ Dialogue Film Happening Listen Make Music Musicians Singer Treat Way]
We're entertainers, not just singers! David Ruffin
[ Entertainers Just Singers]
A singer starts by having his instrument as a gift from God... When you have been given something in a moment of grace, it is sacrilegious to be greedy. Marian Anderson
[ Been Gift Given God Grace Greedy Having His Instrument Moment Sacrilegious Singer Something Starts]
My singing wasn't horrible, but my dancing really made it look silly. It's not like I'm a horrible singer that can't sing. But I don't have the consistency or the presentation skills that a good performer has. William Hung
[ Consistency Dancing Good Horrible Look Made Performer Presentation Really Silly Sing Singer Singing Skills]
I love being a very personal singer-songwriter, but I also like being a scientist or explorer. Bjork
[ Also Being Explorer Love Personal Scientist Singer-Songwriter Very]
I didn't say I wasn't gonna do rockabilly. I just said I ain't gonna sing no song that ain't a country song. I won't be known as anything but a country singer. Buck Owens
[ Anything Country Gonna Just Known Rockabilly Said Say Sing Singer Song Won]
Well, the teacher I studied with for nineteen and a half years was a man named Paul Gavert. He was a great lieder singer, so basically I'm a trained lieder singer because of that teacher. The teacher I currently study with - since 1995 - is Joan Lader, who also studied with Gavert. Betty Buckley
[ Also Basically Because Currently Great Half Joan Lieder Man Named Nineteen Paul Since Singer Studied Study Teacher Trained Well Years]
I'm not a good enough singer to pull off the effect. Andre Braugher
[ Effect Enough Good Off Pull Singer]
Frank's audience doesn't care if a girl singer, a comic or an organ grinder with a monkey opens the show. They are there to see HIM. Nancy Sinatra
[ Audience Care Comic Frank Girl Grinder Him Monkey Opens Organ See Show Singer]
All I ever want to do is what I am: a singer. Crystal Gayle
[ Am Ever Singer Want]
All the intelligence and talent in the world can't make a singer. The voice is a wild thing. It can't be bred in captivity. It is a sport, like the silver fox. It happens. Willa Cather
[ Bred Captivity Fox Happens Intelligence Make Silver Singer Sport Talent Thing Voice Wild World]
Everybody, even me, sometimes had to compromise on something, doing things we know to be wrong, and this happens doing whatever job in the world. But a singer must have the courage of saying no. Jose Carreras
[ Compromise Courage Doing Even Everybody Had Happens Job Know Must Saying Singer Something Sometimes Things Whatever World Wrong]
I have often felt bad that I am not great at any one thing. Like just a super super singer. Or the Gregory Hines of something. Jasmine Guy
[ Am Any Bad Felt Great Gregory Just Often Singer Something Super Thing]
I have often heard the statement made by foreign singers, as a demonstrated fact, that the German artists are artists in feeling indeed, and serious in their devotion, but that their singing is crude. Anton Seidl
[ Artists Crude Demonstrated Devotion Fact Feeling Foreign German Heard Indeed Made Often Serious Singers Singing Statement Their]
Johnny Guitar... just one of my favorite singers of all time. I met him when we were both on the road with Johnny Otis in the '50s when I was a teenager. We traveled the country in a car together.I would hear him sing every night. Etta James
[ Both Car Country Every Favorite Guitar Hear Him Johnny Just Met Night Otis Road Sing Singers Teenager Time Together Traveled Were Would]
I believe I became one of the first singers to be launched via television exposure. I guess I was a new kind of musical stylist for a new kind of media. Brenda Lee
[ Became Believe Exposure First Guess Kind Launched Media Musical New Singers Stylist Television Via]
I get along with all the women singers, but especially Dolly Parton. We talk the same hillbilly language. Loretta Lynn
[ Along Dolly Especially Get Hillbilly Language Parton Same Singers Talk Women]
The question is not... if art is enough to fulfill my life, but if I am true to the path I have set for myself, if I am the best I can be in the things I do. Am I living up to the reasons I became a singer in the first place? Kathleen Battle
[ Am Art Became Best Enough First Fulfill Life Living Myself Path Place Question Reasons Set Singer Things True Up]
If you want to get known as a singer you hire five sexy chicks and let them fight over you onstage and for the cameras. That's publicity, man. Sammy Davis, Jr.
[ Cameras Chicks Fight Five Get Hire Known Man Onstage Over Publicity Sexy Singer Them Want]
I had different bands. I played with the Acoustic Warriors for the most part, without girl singers. It was the same kind of sound, acoustic guitar, bass, with violin and sometimes accordion, and the guys would sing, that kind of thing. Dan Hicks
[ Accordion Acoustic Bands Bass Different Girl Guitar Guys Had Kind Most Part Played Same Sing Singers Sometimes Sound Thing Violin Warriors Without Would]
It was darn nigh impossible for women in rock in the '70s. There wasn't a mold if you were a woman and you were in the entertainment in the '70s. You were probably a disco diva or a folk singer, or simply ornamental. Radio would play only one woman per hour. Ann Wilson
[ Darn Disco Diva Entertainment Folk Hour Impossible Mold Nigh Only Per Play Probably Radio Rock Simply Singer Were Woman Women Would]
I've been messing around in the studio the last couple of years. But I don't want to worry about being taken seriously as a singer. It just really feels good to do it. Rebecca Romijn
[ Around Been Being Couple Feels Good Just Last Messing Really Seriously Singer Studio Taken Want Worry Years]
Jazz radio is not very friendly to pop singers who decide to make a jazz record. But a lot of people have been. A lot of the people I've talked to like the record. Rita Coolidge
[ Been Decide Friendly Jazz Lot Make Pop Radio Record Singers Talked Very]
I just don't want to be known as the actress who can sing. I want to be known as the singer who can act, too. It's great cross-promotion. Mandy Moore
[ Act Actress Great Just Known Sing Singer Too Want]
There are singers that I have enjoyed, from Nina Simone and Ray Charles onward. But the music that made music the number one thing for me as a youth was jazz. Robert Wyatt
[ Charles Enjoyed Jazz Made Music Nina Number Onward Ray Singers Thing Youth]
There are hundreds of people running around with great voices. If they would study and develop them they could become great singers. Vaughn Monroe
[ Around Become Could Develop Great Hundreds Running Singers Study Them Voices Would]
I think I've become a much better singer and a much better player. Years and years of playing a couple of hours every day will do that. Sarah McLachlan
[ Become Better Couple Day Every Hours Much Player Playing Singer Think Will Years]
Around 5th and 6th grade I thought Dean Martin was the coolest guy in the world; he was a great singer, had his own television show and acted in movies. Peter Gallagher
[ Acted Around Coolest Dean Grade Great Guy Had His Martin Movies Own Show Singer Television Thought World]
And he was going to give me a song, because I'm a singer and I wanted to sing in everything. Sally Kellerman
[ Because Everything Give Going Sing Singer Song Wanted]
In country music the lyric is important and the melodies get a little more complex all the time, and you hear marvelous new singers who are interested in writing and interpreting a lyric and in all form of popular music. Dinah Shore
[ Complex Country Form Get Hear Important Interested Interpreting Little Lyric Marvelous Melodies More Music New Popular Singers Time Writing]
I think it gets boring (for the audience) for the lead singer to have a guitar hanging on them all the time. Lita Ford
[ Audience Boring Gets Guitar Hanging Lead Singer Them Think Time]
There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish. Warren G. Bennis
[ Being Create Creative Dance Dancers Environment Flourish Sing Singers Two Ways Which]
This is funny because I just had a job over the summer for VH1, a project I did called Strange Frequency where I got to play a Goth rock band singer. Charisma Carpenter
[ Band Because Called Did Frequency Funny Got Goth Had Job Just Over Play Project Rock Singer Strange Summer Vh1 Where]
I just knew that was what I wanted to do. I was going to perform as a singer; I was going to perform as a dancer, and I was, you know, going to do movies and be an actress. I was going to do it or die trying. That's what my life was. Jennifer Lopez
[ Actress Dancer Die Going Just Knew Know Life Movies Perform Singer Trying Wanted]
I would much rather be a better mother or better human being than I would be a singer. Fortunately for me singing makes me a living. Tanya Tucker
[ Being Better Fortunately Human Living Makes Mother Much Rather Singer Singing Than Would]
A lot of what I have always done is do other singers. Boz Scaggs
[ Always Done Lot Other Singers]
We spent a month in LA using a pool of musicians, a string arranger called Benjamin Wright, some great backing singers, and it gave tracks like Dynamite, which was written there, that kind of flavour. Jay Kay
[ Arranger Backing Benjamin Called Dynamite Flavour Gave Great Kind La Month Musicians Pool Singers Some Spent String Tracks Using Which Wright Written]
My father was a classical pianist, and my mother was a singer of just about everything. Carly Simon
[ Classical Everything Father Just Mother Pianist Singer]
I always wanted a guitar. I always wanted to be a cowboy singer because I also listened to Hank Williams, and he would always sing these neat romantic songs. Dick Dale
[ Also Always Because Cowboy Guitar Hank Listened Neat Romantic Sing Singer Songs These Wanted Williams Would]
There is nothing to compare with the instantaneous feedback a singer gets from the people sitting in front of him. That is where it all comes together - all the rehearsing and working to get everything just exactly right. Andy Gibb
[ Comes Compare Everything Exactly Feedback Front Get Gets Him Instantaneous Just Nothing Rehearsing Right Singer Sitting Together Where Working]
My sole focus as far back as I can remember was all about my dream to become a singer. Sheena Easton
[ Back Become Dream Far Focus Remember Singer Sole]
I never not wanted to be a singer. Since I was 3, I knew this was what I wanted to do. Well, I can't say I wanted to do it, but I fantasized and thought about it all the time. I never thought it would actually happen. Lisa Marie Presley
[ Actually Fantasized Happen Knew Never Say Since Singer Thought Time Wanted Well Would]
I was a black singer with a white voice, a perfect pop voice. Brenda Holloway
[ Black Perfect Pop Singer Voice White]
America? They had a good girl singer, Janis Joplin. Maurice Gibb
[ America Girl Good Had Janis Joplin Singer]
I'm not really a country singer, although I did make a couple albums and love its simple, straight-from-the-heart approach, but I have always sung a lot of jazz, show tunes, pop tunes, gospel and blues. Dinah Shore
[ Albums Although Always Approach Blues Country Couple Did Gospel Jazz Lot Love Make Pop Really Show Simple Singer Sung Tunes]
He was a manager, one of the singers, I guess talent coordinator for the local talent in Harlem. His name was Lover Patterson. He was living right across the street from where my dad had his restaurant. I guess he saw a lot of kids come in, a lot of my buddies. Ben E. King
[ Across Buddies Come Coordinator Dad Guess Had Harlem His Kids Living Local Lot Lover Manager Name Patterson Restaurant Right Saw Singers Street Talent Where]
To me, the appeal of opera lies in the fact that a myriad of singers and instruments, each possessed of different qualities of voice and sound, against the backdrop of a grand stage and beautiful costumes, come together in one complete and impressive drama. Junichiro Koizumi
[ Against Appeal Backdrop Beautiful Come Complete Costumes Different Drama Each Fact Grand Impressive Instruments Lies Myriad Opera Possessed Qualities Singers Sound Stage Together Voice]
Like an opera singer, I am able to sing out my song in paint. Tony Curtis
[ Able Am Opera Out Paint Sing Singer Song]
It's my responsibility as a singer-songwriter to report the news. John Mellencamp
[ News Report Responsibility Singer-Songwriter]
But I have never wanted to be a singer, because the exterior part of a career, I don't like very much. Victoria de los Angeles
[ Because Career Exterior Much Never Part Singer Very Wanted]
My initial career, really, as a baby, was as a singer. Mel Torme
[ Baby Career Initial Really Singer]
John Schlesinger had one of his friends designing it and he had never done a film before. Ten days before it started, they didn't have any costumes. I was rung up and joined up. Julie Harris
[ Any Before Costumes Days Designing Done Film Friends Had His John Joined Never Rung Started Ten Up]
When I started making my own records, I had this idea of drowning out the singer and putting the rest in the foreground. It was the background that interested me. Brian Eno
[ Background Drowning Foreground Had Idea Interested Making Out Own Putting Records Rest Singer Started]
Thousands of kids and parents come up to us and say, How do we get better as a singer? Paula Abdul
[ Better Come Get How Kids Parents Say Singer Thousands Up Us]
When I finally put my guitar in the case the last time, I want to be remembered just as a singer, not as a country singer or pops singer - just a singer. Eddy Arnold
[ Case Country Finally Guitar Just Last Pops Put Remembered Singer Time Want]
I didn't know whether I wanted to be an actress or a singer then. Julie Harris
[ Actress Know Singer Then Wanted Whether]
As a singer I tried on all these hats, these voices, these clothes, and eventually out came me. Carly Simon
[ Came Clothes Eventually Hats Out Singer These Tried Voices]
I have the ability to sing with emotion and feeling, but if you say I sound like Billie Holiday, that's cool. Let's look at who Billie was: she was this person, this singer, this beautiful diva who could move the audience with the slightest gesture of her hand. Erykah Badu
[ Ability Audience Beautiful Billie Cool Could Diva Emotion Feeling Gesture Hand Her Holiday Look Move Person Say She Sing Singer Slightest Sound]
I love Tina Turner. I'm one of Tina Turner's biggest fans. Tina Turner was a big influence on me to become a singer. A role model and in a way she gave me back my confidence in choosing my material. Bonnie Tyler
[ Back Become Big Biggest Choosing Confidence Fans Gave Influence Love Material Model Role She Singer Tina Turner Way]
When I decided to be a singer, my mother warned me I'd be alone a lot. Basically we all are. Loneliness comes with life. Whitney Houston
[ Alone Basically Comes Decided Life Loneliness Lot Mother Singer Warned]
I was always a singer and a dancer, and I always wanted to be an actress. For me, it's all just one thing. Jennifer Lopez
[ Actress Always Dancer Just Singer Thing Wanted]
I'm a terrible singer, but it helps when I have to call a taxi. Gordon Getty
[ Call Helps Singer Taxi Terrible]
There's no way to be able to tell what it's like to be a country singer until you're walking in the shoes. Tanya Tucker
[ Able Country Shoes Singer Tell Until Walking Way]
You're one of the most natural, great singers I've heard in a long time. Randy Jackson
[ Great Heard Long Most Natural Singers Time]
You hear the same work by different orchestras, different conductors, violinists, pianists, singers, and slowly, the work reveals itself and begins to live deeper in you. David Ogden Stiers
[ Begins Conductors Deeper Different Hear Itself Live Orchestras Pianists Reveals Same Singers Slowly Work]
Being a songwriter, singer, and a great part of a unit is more important than being Joe Guitar Hero. Vivian Campbell
[ Being Great Guitar Hero Important Joe More Part Singer Songwriter Than Unit]
But I was singing loud, and most singers weren't singing loud. Little Richard
[ Loud Most Singers Singing Weren]
When I started really singing I was 17, 18 years old. I used to go around trying to be a singer in the Bronx. My knees would shake but I learned by doing. Dominic Chianese
[ Around Bronx Doing Go Knees Learned Old Really Shake Singer Singing Started Trying Used Would Years]
Yes, my mother was a singer, and my father played piano and keyboards. They were in a band together, though they also had regular jobs because they had kids and stuff like that. Caroline Corr
[ Also Band Because Father Had Jobs Keyboards Kids Mother Piano Played Regular Singer Stuff Though Together Were Yes]
Above all, I am an opera singer. This is how people will remember me. Luciano Pavarotti
[ Above Am How Opera Remember Singer Will]
I was not able to understand how it could be right to pay an actor, or a singer, or an instrumentalist for entertaining the public and wrong to pay a ball player for doing exactly the same thing. Al Spalding
[ Able Actor Ball Could Doing Entertaining Exactly How Pay Player Public Right Same Singer Thing Understand Wrong]
Henry Kissinger is the greatest living war criminal in the world today, with the blood of millions of people in Vietnam and Cambodia and Laos and Chile and East Timor on his hands. He will never appear in a court or be behind bars. George Galloway
[ Appear Bars Behind Blood Cambodia Chile Court Criminal East Greatest Hands Henry His Kissinger Living Millions Never Timor Today Vietnam War Will World]
Artie is a singer, and I'm a writer and player and a singer. We didn't work together on a creative level and prepare the songs. I did that. Paul Simon
[ Artie Creative Did Level Player Prepare Singer Songs Together Work Writer]
Sometimes songwriters and singers forget that. They get a melody in their head and the notes will take precedence, so that they wind up forcing a word onto a melody. It doesn't ring true. Don Henley
[ Forcing Forget Get Head Melody Notes Onto Precedence Ring Singers Sometimes Songwriters Take Their True Up Will Wind Word]
These songs are old friends I have entertained myself with when I'm washing the dishes, driving to the store and walking down the aisles. The ones that you sing when you're driving in the car and as a singer you always go back to them. Al Jarreau
[ Aisles Always Back Car Dishes Down Driving Entertained Friends Go Myself Old Ones Sing Singer Songs Store Them These Walking Washing]
I don't believe that recordings should sound radically better than the artist, I think that's dishonest. For example, I'm not a great singer but if I spent enough time tweaking my vocals, I could sound like one. But I don't, what you hear is pretty much what I sing. Malcolm Wilson
[ Artist Believe Better Could Dishonest Enough Example Great Hear Much Pretty Radically Recordings Should Sing Singer Sound Spent Than Think Time Tweaking Vocals]
I used to be a street singer in San Francisco. Gedde Watanabe
[ Francisco San Singer Street Used]
Young singers are much better educated musically, much better informed, through discs and videos, than I was. Placido Domingo
[ Better Discs Educated Informed Much Musically Singers Than Through Videos Young]
The better voice doesn't mean being a better singer. Luciano Pavarotti
[ Being Better Mean Singer Voice]
In the life of a singer, it's not all triumphs and happy memories; there are days you have to go out there when it's the last thing you feel like doing. Mireille Mathieu
[ Days Doing Feel Go Happy Last Life Memories Out Singer Thing Triumphs]
There weren't a lot of girl singers around. Paul McCartney and John Lennon were the guys I looked up to. Rick Springfield
[ Around Girl Guys John Lennon Looked Lot Mccartney Paul Singers Up Were Weren]
I met someone the other night who's 28 years old, and he hasn't worked a day since he left college because he's pursuing a dream he'll never, ever realize: He thinks he's a great singer. Actually, he's crap. Simon Cowell
[ Actually Because College Crap Day Dream Ever Great Hasn Left Met Never Night Old Other Pursuing Realize Since Singer Someone Thinks Worked Years]
The truth is, I initially became a singer-songwriter while still in my teens because it was the only way to guarantee that somebody on earth would sing the songs I was writing. Since then, I've performed just about everywhere: rock clubs, concerts halls, arenas, TV. Rupert Holmes
[ Arenas Became Because Clubs Concerts Earth Everywhere Guarantee Halls Initially Just Only Performed Rock Since Sing Singer-Songwriter Somebody Songs Still Teens Then Truth Tv Way While Would Writing]
I'm not a singer, and I'm not a brilliant dancer. Jeremy Bulloch
[ Brilliant Dancer Singer]
Isaac Singer was born in Poland and doesn't write in English. Still, he's an American. Irwin Shaw
[ American Born English Isaac Poland Singer Still Write]
I felt the weight of the past at the beginning of my career of singer. Yannick Noah
[ Beginning Career Felt Past Singer Weight]
Even Catholic parishes today are not wanting for talent. But no serious singer or organist will get anywhere near the typical music program, at least if he wants to retain his self-respect. Richard Morris
[ Anywhere Catholic Even Get His Least Music Near Organist Program Retain Self-Respect Serious Singer Talent Today Typical Wanting Wants Will]
You can be a singer, and you can be a guitar player, but putting them together is another animal. Gavin DeGraw
[ Animal Another Guitar Player Putting Singer Them Together]
I don't know many singers who actually do like the sound of their own voice. Roger Daltrey
[ Actually Know Many Own Singers Sound Their Voice]
Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I'm using to the highest degree possible the gift that God gave me to use. I'm happy with that. Aretha Franklin
[ Being Degree Gave Gift God Happy Highest Means Natural Possible Singer Use Using]
The most frustrating thing for me as a singer is that people have pinpointed me as an actress who suddenly woke up one day and decided that I wanted to sing. Marla Sokoloff
[ Actress Day Decided Frustrating Most Sing Singer Suddenly Thing Up Wanted Woke]
Nobody really thought I was going to make it, because I was a musician. I really wasn't a singer. Bobby Vinton
[ Because Going Make Musician Nobody Really Singer Thought]
Rock and roll doesn't necessarily mean a band. It doesn't mean a singer, and it doesn't mean a lyric, really. It's that question of trying to be immortal. Malcolm Mclaren
[ Band Immortal Lyric Mean Necessarily Question Really Rock Roll Singer Trying]
I'm very fond of the Talent series, and also the Crystal Singer trio. Anne McCaffrey
[ Also Crystal Fond Series Singer Talent Trio Very]
The Latin musical tradition is very rich and gives the singer a lot of freedom to explore a range of. Ednita Nazario
[ Explore Freedom Gives Latin Lot Musical Range Rich Singer Tradition Very]
I wish I could sing. I love singers, but I am way too shy. Scares the hell out of me. Kevin Eubanks
[ Am Could Hell Love Out Scares Shy Sing Singers Too Way Wish]
I've often cringed when I heard myself described as a jazz singer. I've always thought of myself as a jazz vocalist. Cassandra Wilson
[ Always Described Heard Jazz Myself Often Singer Thought Vocalist]
There's a lot of maintenance that goes into being a professional singer. Betty Buckley
[ Being Goes Into Lot Maintenance Professional Singer]
You can't do opera when already from the 10th row you can only see little dolls on the stage. In such an enormous space you can't put much faith in the personal presence of the individual singer, which is reflected in facial expressions, among other things. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
[ Already Among Dolls Enormous Expressions Facial Faith Individual Little Much Only Opera Other Personal Presence Put Reflected Row See Singer Space Stage Such Things Which]
Technique is the basis of every pursuit. If you're a sportsman or you're a singer or a swimmer, well that comes under sport but you have to develop a basic technique to know what you're doing at any given time. Joan Sutherland
[ Any Basic Basis Comes Develop Doing Every Given Know Pursuit Singer Sport Sportsman Swimmer Technique Time Under Well]
My mother is a singer, still performs today; she's a jazz singer. Jan Hammer
[ Jazz Mother Performs She Singer Still Today]
When I was very young I wanted to be a professional horseback rider. Then I wanted to be a pop singer. Then I wanted to be a psychiatrist. Then I wanted to be a movie director. Rebecca De Mornay
[ Director Horseback Movie Pop Professional Psychiatrist Rider Singer Then Very Wanted Young]
Getting comments like that from even the young people at the shows who probably aren't singers, the girls who just tell me that I'm an inspiration to them, for one reason or another. Wanda Jackson
[ Another Comments Even Getting Girls Inspiration Just Probably Reason Shows Singers Tell Them Young]
It's really hard for actors to cross over and get any respect as a singer, and if I could just keep it separate and not use my music in movies, it's cool. Taryn Manning
[ Actors Any Cool Could Cross Get Hard Just Keep Movies Music Over Really Respect Separate Singer Use]
Even if your job is a professional singer, we still dork out at home. Sheena Easton
[ Dork Even Home Job Out Professional Singer Still Your]
As a singer, I might have fallen among thieves. I wonder if I'd still be alive by now. Ben Kingsley
[ Alive Among Fallen Might Now Singer Still Thieves Wonder]
There is delight in singing, though none hear beside the singer. Walter Savage Landor
[ Beside Delight Hear None Singer Singing Though]
It may be that my most helpful contributions to music aren't my compact discs but my articles about other great singers of the past for American Heritage magazine. Susannah McCorkle
[ American Articles Compact Contributions Discs Great Helpful Heritage Magazine May Most Music Other Past Singers]
The reason I formed my own band in the first place is so that I could step up as the singer. Ben Jackson
[ Band Could First Formed Own Place Reason Singer Step Up]
I would wear flamboyant clothes and long hair, and most singers at the time didn't. Little Richard
[ Clothes Flamboyant Hair Long Most Singers Time Wear Would]
Since the days of slavery, if you were a good singer or dancer, it was your job to perform for the master after dinner. Spike Lee
[ After Dancer Days Dinner Good Job Master Perform Since Singer Slavery Were Your]
I was born a singer. I need to do that. Nana Mouskouri
[ Born Need Singer]
I've made three studio albums and one live one with my brother. It's melodic singer-songwriter acoustic-rock music. Kevin Bacon
[ Albums Brother Live Made Melodic Music Singer-Songwriter Studio Three]
I would be happy at a piano bar, singing. I just want to home in on being the best singer I can be. Debby Boone
[ Bar Being Best Happy Home Just Piano Singer Singing Want Would]
I think there's always been singers like that and i've done my fair share of cheese as well. Marc Almond
[ Always Been Cheese Done Fair Share Singers Think Well]
I hope Britney doesn't get bummed out that Lindsey is a better singer. It is not Lindsey saying it, it's me. Lindsey would never say that. She's an actress first. It's just a bonus that she can dance and sing. Virginia Madsen
[ Actress Better Bonus Britney Bummed Dance First Get Hope Just Never Out Say Saying She Sing Singer Would]
Whoever heard of an electric violin, electric cello or, for that matter, an electric singer? Andres Segovia
[ Cello Electric Heard Matter Singer Violin Whoever]
The great thing about being the son of Maya Angelou is that I had the good fortune to grow up around some of the greatest black artists, dancers, singers, musicians, and actors of our time. Guy Johnson
[ Actors Angelou Around Artists Being Black Dancers Fortune Good Great Greatest Grow Had Maya Musicians Our Singers Some Son Thing Time Up]
I think it was just an opera. Now, you go to opera, you expect to see and hear what the opera is. So, it was Catfish Row. It was singers. Marvelous voices. It didn't make no difference what color they were. Cab Calloway
[ Catfish Color Difference Expect Go Hear Just Make Marvelous Now Opera Row See Singers Think Voices Were]
We were in the same band, but we're two completely different people. People have asked me to make comparisons with our albums, and I can't, because there's no comparison. Her album's okay. I don't think she's the best singer on Earth, but she's okay. Melanie Chisholm
[ Album Albums Asked Band Because Best Comparison Comparisons Completely Different Earth Her Make Okay Our Same She Singer Think Two Were]
My whole career from the early 70s on has been mind-blowing. I didn't imagine in my life that I would ever be considered a guitar player first of all because I started off as a singer. George Benson
[ Because Been Career Considered Early Ever First Guitar Imagine Life Off Player Singer Started Whole Would]
If somebody asks me to recommend a young, good singer, I always do. Maureen Forrester
[ Always Asks Good Recommend Singer Somebody Young]
I think Hadley is to Rice as Scowcroft was to Kissinger; not inclined to think or act independently. Michael Ledeen
[ Act Inclined Independently Kissinger Rice Think]
I have been singing for the last 50 years, you know, so I deserve a break. Besides, there are talented singers around who can do justice to their work. Lata Mangeshkar
[ Around Been Besides Break Deserve Justice Know Last Singers Singing Talented Their Work Years]
Until now, I've not done a project where the produce, rapper and singer has never worked together like this before, and I had a chance to try a variety of styles. Namie Amuro
[ Before Chance Done Had Never Now Produce Project Rapper Singer Styles Together Try Until Variety Where Worked]
It's nice to establish yourself as an actor first and a singer second. Proof is such a tremendous piece of work, and I'm incredibly lucky to be a part of it. I'm sure that the musicals will happen in the future, though. Neil Patrick Harris
[ Actor Establish First Future Happen Incredibly Lucky Musicals Nice Part Piece Proof Second Singer Such Sure Though Tremendous Will Work Yourself]
I'm a singer who moves like a dancer. Bobby Darin
[ Dancer Moves Singer]
My mother had been a country and western singer but when she moved out to Hollywood found it very difficult to get work so when I was born they put me into dance classes and singing classes as soon as I could walk actually. Morgan Brittany
[ Actually Been Born Classes Could Country Dance Difficult Found Get Had Hollywood Into Mother Moved Out Put She Singer Singing Soon Very Walk Western Work]
Every time I talk about this, I say: when the singer is singing, he must be respected, you must be able to hear what he's saying. You can't put a trombone and a drum up there, and a microphone on the drum, microphones on everybody. You can't hear what he's saying. Compay Segundo
[ Able Drum Every Everybody Hear Microphone Microphones Must Put Respected Say Saying Singer Singing Talk Time Trombone Up]
I am not a jazz singer. I wouldn't place myself on that footing. I wouldn't even enter that arena. Boz Scaggs
[ Am Arena Enter Even Footing Jazz Myself Place Singer]
Just look at the messages today's media are sending everybody, from TV and commercials to actors and singers. Kids are just drowning in that 24-7 and it's getting really bad. Evan Rachel Wood
[ Actors Bad Commercials Drowning Everybody Getting Just Kids Look Media Messages Really Sending Singers Today Tv]
I consider myself to be an inept pianist, a bad singer, and a merely competent songwriter. What I do, in my opinion, is by no means extraordinary. Billy Joel
[ Bad Competent Consider Extraordinary Inept Means Merely Myself Opinion Pianist Singer Songwriter]
I was brought up with psychics and tarot cards. My mum was always told I was going to be in a boy band and be famous as a singer. Lee Ryan
[ Always Band Boy Brought Cards Famous Going Mum Singer Tarot Told Up]
Americans can pretty much sing anything, whereas foreign singers are often limited in style, language, even composer. Marilyn Horne
[ Americans Anything Composer Even Foreign Language Limited Much Often Pretty Sing Singers Style Whereas]
I always wanted to be a singer, it's what I wanted to do since I was little. I'm doing it now and I couldn't be happier. Britney Spears
[ Always Doing Happier Little Now Since Singer Wanted]
The fact is that the learning process goes on, and so long as the voices are not stilled and the singers go on singing some of it gets through. Morris West
[ Fact Gets Go Goes Learning Long Process Singers Singing Some Through Voices]
I never was a very good singer. Jackson Browne
[ Good Never Singer Very]
We've all listened to Dr. Laura Schlessinger, haven't we? We all know how not to play a psychiatrist. Lesley-Anne Down
[ Dr Haven How Know Laura Listened Play Psychiatrist]
I listen to archival and historic recordings. I love watching singers. I learned a lot from watching videos. Renee Fleming
[ Historic Learned Listen Lot Love Recordings Singers Videos Watching]
When we did a lot of that Motown stuff there were four of us on the front line. When we started the evening we'd start from one end of the band and just go along. The lead singer would change all the time. That's the first time that I actually managed to put it into a record. Roy Wood
[ Actually Along Band Change Did End Evening First Four Front Go Into Just Lead Line Lot Managed Motown Put Record Singer Start Started Stuff Time Us Were Would]
The old jazz singers or old blues singers, you always just saw them kind of sitting down and singing. They weren't worried as much about their voice sounding perfect. They would make the song kind of fit their voice. Lucinda Williams
[ Always Blues Down Fit Jazz Just Kind Make Much Old Perfect Saw Singers Singing Sitting Song Sounding Their Them Voice Weren Worried Would]
For Hunchback, we needed this live, gigantic choir. So we went to London and said, This is Disney! I need singers who can sing high D's, hold them for 18 seconds, and do it 60 times! David Friedman
[ Choir Disney Gigantic High Hold Live London Need Needed Said Seconds Sing Singers Them Times Went]
Whenever I fill out the job description I put 'songwriter,' never 'singer' or 'artist.' Singers come and go. Brian McKnight
[ Artist Come Description Fill Go Job Never Out Put Singer Singers Songwriter Whenever]
Everybody would grab a guitar and listen to somebody else and call themselves a folk singer. When they didn't know no more songs, they'd run out of them. Brownie McGhee
[ Call Else Everybody Folk Grab Guitar Know Listen More Out Run Singer Somebody Songs Them Themselves Would]
No one in the world can beat Ella Fitzgerald as a riff singer. Ethel Waters
[ Beat Ella Fitzgerald Riff Singer World]
You can cage the singer but not the song. Harry Belafonte
[ Cage Singer Song]
I know I'm not a great singer. But I love to sing and I like to use my voice in different ways. Melanie Chisholm
[ Different Great Know Love Sing Singer Use Voice Ways]
Americans are crazy. They have this fascination with throwing their shoes on stage. I've been to a lot of shows in me life, some good and some bad. But I was never moved to take off me shoes and throw it at the lead singer. Noel Gallagher
[ Americans Bad Been Crazy Fascination Good Lead Life Lot Moved Never Off Shoes Shows Singer Some Stage Take Their Throw Throwing]
It's very much like opera singers. They do the same thing. The first thing in the morning and the last thing at night, the thing they think about is their voice and how to take care of it. Johnny Mathis
[ Care First How Last Morning Much Night Opera Same Singers Take Their Thing Think Very Voice]
When I am seriously composing, sometimes a phrase will come into my head, a catch phrase. When I was writing pop songs for a few years, as a career, separate from my folksinging career, I used to write songs for pop singers. Tom Glazer
[ Am Career Catch Come Composing Few Head Into Phrase Pop Separate Seriously Singers Sometimes Songs Used Will Write Writing Years]
If you're a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he's good, the older he gets, the better he writes. Mickey Spillane
[ Arm Baseball Better Gets Good His Knowledge Lose Loses More Older Player Singer Voice Writer Writes Your]
First of all, ladies and gentlemen, you must forget that you are singers. Claude Debussy
[ First Forget Gentlemen Ladies Must Singers]
There were wonderful moments when I was singing for the first time in the Olympia Theatre and I was pregnant with my son, which was very, very strange for a singer. Nana Mouskouri
[ First Moments Olympia Pregnant Singer Singing Son Strange Theatre Time Very Were Which Wonderful]
The way I see it, all the popular singers are strippers. Juliana Hatfield
[ Popular See Singers Strippers Way]
People think top singers are overpaid, but opera houses have a top fee, which is a good thing. Of course concerts are different- everyone wants to make as much money as possible. Bryn Terfel
[ Concerts Course Everyone Fee Good Houses Make Money Much Opera Overpaid Possible Singers Thing Think Top Wants Which]
Broadway has changed tremendously from the early days when the shows were referred to as musical comedies. Musical Theater is now a more expanded art form. Back then, singer/actors were not the norm. From the 60's to now, it is necessary to do it all to be a consummate Broadway performer. Betty Buckley
[ Actors Art Back Broadway Changed Comedies Consummate Days Early Expanded Form More Musical Necessary Norm Now Performer Referred Shows Singer Theater Then Tremendously Were]
I listened to Billie Holiday a lot in order to learn to sing. She remains one of the extraordinary jazz singers. But my intent is to become my own voice, to be able to interpret these songs in my own way. Madeleine Peyroux
[ Able Become Billie Extraordinary Holiday Intent Interpret Jazz Learn Listened Lot Order Own Remains She Sing Singers Songs These Voice Way]
As a singer, the biggest joy I have are the arrangements. Mel Torme
[ Arrangements Biggest Joy Singer]
I have the soul of a singer and do splendidly in the shower but the world will never hear it. Basically, I'm the only Irish person who can't carry a tune. Roma Downey
[ Basically Carry Hear Irish Never Only Person Shower Singer Soul Tune Will World]
And the thing that I always tried to do with important singers when I met them was to sit down and record everything they knew, give them a first real run-through of their art. Alan Lomax
[ Always Art Down Everything First Give Important Knew Met Real Record Singers Sit Their Them Thing Tried]
I'm not a rock singer and I don't want to be a rock singer. I'm not interested. It doesn't seem to get across. Van Morrison
[ Across Get Interested Rock Seem Singer Want]
If I have any regrets, I could say that I'm sorry I wasn't a better writer or a better singer. Patti Smith
[ Any Better Could Regrets Say Singer Sorry Writer]
My father used to run auctions. He's now a singer in the Canary Islands. Jason Statham
[ Auctions Canary Father Islands Now Run Singer Used]
I'm a musician at heart, I know I'm not really a singer. I couldn't compete with real singers. But I sing because the public buys it. Nat King Cole
[ Because Buys Compete Heart Know Musician Public Real Really Sing Singer Singers]
I don't think of myself as a singer really. Graham Coxon
[ Myself Really Singer Think]
My dad loved black singers. So listening to New Orleans music, eventually I wanted to play an instrument. Bill Kreutzmann
[ Black Dad Eventually Instrument Listening Loved Music New Orleans Play Singers Wanted]
I think of someone like Mariah Carey as a singer. Graham Coxon
[ Carey Mariah Singer Someone Think]
I can only say the first thing that pops into my mind is I remember, years ago, seeing kind of a has-been country singer working - when I first moved to Nashville - in a bar in a Holiday Inn. Jimmy Buffett
[ Ago Bar Country First Has-Been Holiday Inn Into Kind Mind Moved Nashville Only Pops Remember Say Seeing Singer Thing Working Years]
God uses singers in a mighty way, and I am grateful. Martha Reeves
[ Am God Grateful Mighty Singers Uses Way]
We only had enough money really to cut 10 things and be in there for a month because it's expensive, you know. And, singer/songwriters, today are lucky if they can get a deal, you know. So, we actually worked so fast that we really cut 20 things. Graham Nash
[ Actually Because Cut Deal Enough Expensive Fast Get Had Know Lucky Money Month Only Really Singer Songwriters Things Today Worked]
Bob Dylan is quite a songwriter, and a great singer and musician. I won't bother with comparing myself to him, but I will say that I heard his records at a very young age and I still listen to all his records. Frank Black
[ Age Bob Bother Comparing Dylan Great Heard Him His Listen Musician Myself Quite Records Say Singer Songwriter Still Very Will Won Young]
I think that freshness and that innocence is something that is missing from a lot of female singers. I'm certainly not denying that I'm young, but I'm not fluff. Jessica Simpson
[ Certainly Denying Female Freshness Innocence Lot Missing Singers Something Think Young]
I was more of a light opera singer, not really much of a lounge singer. Melinda Clarke
[ Light Lounge More Much Opera Really Singer]
You can't fake this music. You might be a great singer or a great musician but, in the need, that's got nothing to do with it. It's how you connect to the songs and to the history behind them. Etta James
[ Behind Connect Fake Got Great History How Might Music Musician Need Nothing Singer Songs Them]
I love to sing and I do think that my strength as a singer is... I think I have a voice that is certainly sufficient under most any circumstances... but I think my strength is that I really am an actor and I really do have to own what I am saying. Gregory Harrison
[ Actor Am Any Certainly Circumstances Love Most Own Really Saying Sing Singer Strength Sufficient Think Under Voice]
I never decided to start singing, to be a singer. Stephen Malkmus
[ Decided Never Singer Singing Start]
People that haven't seen us yet are shocked because they think that Alice Cooper must be a female folksinger. They don't expect the whole thing. Alice Cooper
[ Alice Because Cooper Expect Female Haven Must Seen Shocked Thing Think Us Whole Yet]
Lead singers not only do the majority of the work, but their personalities are singled out and taken as the general attitude of the unit. Martha Reeves
[ Attitude General Lead Majority Only Out Personalities Singers Singled Taken Their Unit Work]
My mom was a dancer, my dad's a singer and I've always had that kind of music in my life. Elvis Stojko
[ Always Dad Dancer Had Kind Life Mom Music Singer]
The stores and the things like that, the business side of things came out at the point when, I'd say probably in the early '70s, it looked like the year of the singer-songwriter was over, 'cause music changed in our time and the spotlight was out. Jimmy Buffett
[ Business Came Cause Changed Early Looked Music Our Out Over Point Probably Say Side Singer-Songwriter Spotlight Stores Things Time Year]
I've been getting into Nick Drake lately, the folk singer. Sad, gorgeous stuff. Anthony Doerr
[ Been Folk Getting Gorgeous Into Lately Nick Sad Singer Stuff]
I love the first two X-Men movies because I thought that Bryan Singer did such a great job. He elevated that whole genre. He's a very talented director. Famke Janssen
[ Because Bryan Did Director Elevated First Genre Great Job Love Movies Singer Such Talented Thought Two Very Whole X-Men]
I think people feel starved of nice, glamorous entertainment. They want to see costumes and gaiety and a singer; old-fashioned entertainment - it won't die easily. Ronnie Corbett
[ Costumes Die Easily Entertainment Feel Gaiety Glamorous Nice Old-Fashioned See Singer Starved Think Want Won]
So don't think in reality I am a singer, I think I am a human being that has sung always all her life, and has learned a little to sing, and has found herself in the middle of a career. Victoria de los Angeles
[ Always Am Being Career Found Her Herself Human Learned Life Little Middle Reality Sing Singer Sung Think]
I'm proud of my mentors. Ray Charles is the strongest influence on me as a singer. Michael Bolton
[ Charles Influence Mentors Proud Ray Singer Strongest]
Really the only thing holding a lot of records together is the personality of the singer, and the will to write all of these different things. Elvis Costello
[ Different Holding Lot Only Personality Really Records Singer These Thing Things Together Will Write]
I consider myself as a singer first, but something that really helped me come into my own is that there's not a separation between me singing and me playing the guitar. The two fed off the other. Shawn Colvin
[ Between Come Consider Fed First Guitar Helped Into Myself Off Other Own Playing Really Separation Singer Singing Something Two]
I always thought I was a singer, but I really am not. Eddie Albert
[ Always Am Really Singer Thought]
There was a French singer, Francoise Hardy - I used to look at her pictures and try to dress like her. Carly Simon
[ Dress French Hardy Her Look Pictures Singer Try Used]
I must say to you that my intensions for instance doing German, it is because Victoria de los Angeles is nothing to do with wanting to be like a German singer. Victoria de los Angeles
[ Angeles Because De Doing German Instance Los Must Nothing Say Singer Victoria Wanting]
Yes, I am a good singer. Peter Tork
[ Am Good Singer Yes]
The models for me were more the folk-rock singers of the '60s and '70s. Carly Simon
[ Models More Singers Were]
A singer for me is more like someone who is standing alone with a microphone like Scott Walker, rather than someone who is bashing a plank and is spitting all over a microphone. Graham Coxon
[ Alone Microphone More Over Plank Rather Scott Singer Someone Spitting Standing Than Walker]
I got a scholarship to Seattle University and I was writing arrangements for singers and everybody. But the music course was too dry and I really wanted to get away from home. Quincy Jones
[ Arrangements Away Course Dry Everybody Get Got Home Music Really Scholarship Seattle Singers Too University Wanted Writing]
But I'm a rock 'n' roll singer; that's my livelihood, my occupation. Little Richard
[ Livelihood Occupation Rock Roll Singer]
To stay a great singer or guitar player, you've got to do it 24/7. That's what I do. Sammy Hagar
[ Got Great Guitar Player Singer Stay]
The short answer is, yes, I think I have become a better singer. Boz Scaggs
[ Answer Become Better Short Singer Think Yes]
The Pleasure Seekers eventually turned into Cradle, when we started writing our own material. My younger sister Nancy was brought in as singer and I kind of stepped aside as main lead singer and concentrated on my instrument. Suzi Quatro
[ Aside Brought Concentrated Cradle Eventually Instrument Into Kind Lead Main Material Nancy Our Own Pleasure Seekers Singer Sister Started Stepped Turned Writing Younger]
I'm just a very primitive, infantile folk singer. Robert Wyatt
[ Folk Infantile Just Primitive Singer Very]
I sing, but I don't think of myself as a singer. Graham Coxon
[ Myself Sing Singer Think]
Christina Aguilera is an incredible musician and singer. Debbie Harry
[ Aguilera Christina Incredible Musician Singer]
The real exertion in the case of an opera singer lies not so much in her singing as in her acting of a role, for nearly every modern opera makes great dramatic and physical demands. Maria Jeritza
[ Acting Case Demands Dramatic Every Exertion Great Her Lies Makes Modern Much Nearly Opera Physical Real Role Singer Singing]
Most chick singers say 'if you hurt me, I'll die'... I say, 'if you hurt me, I'll kick your ass.' Pat Benatar
[ Ass Chick Die Hurt Kick Most Say Singers Your]
There are some sounds that English singers find quite difficult to manipulate. Neville Marriner
[ Difficult English Find Manipulate Quite Singers Some Sounds]
I was a kid from Oklahoma who never wanted to be a singer, but was told I could sing. And things snowballed. Patti Page
[ Could Kid Never Oklahoma Sing Singer Things Told Wanted]
When a singer leaves a band, I believe the band loses something creatively and the fans are disappointed too. Ben Jackson
[ Band Believe Creatively Disappointed Fans Leaves Loses Singer Something Too]
So many singers want to act, and so many actors try to sing. Crystal Gayle
[ Act Actors Many Sing Singers Try Want]
It's not enough to hit the notes. There is no point in the singers just standing there and sounding wonderful if they're not connecting with the characters they are portraying. Bruce Beresford
[ Characters Connecting Enough Hit Just Notes Point Portraying Singers Sounding Standing Wonderful]
Since I started composing I have always worked with series of tempos, even superimposed the music of different groups of musicians, of singers, instrumentalists who play and sing in different tempos simultaneously and then meet every now and then in the same tempo. Karlheinz Stockhausen
[ Always Composing Different Even Every Groups Instrumentalists Meet Music Musicians Now Play Same Series Simultaneously Since Sing Singers Started Superimposed Tempo Tempos Then Worked]
My acting ability would have sent me back to the post office. It was my singing that got me jobs. Ironically, now, people think of me as an actor and don't know me much as a singer. Robert Guillaume
[ Ability Acting Actor Back Got Ironically Jobs Know Much Now Office Post Sent Singer Singing Think Would]
There is no prodigy in our profession. If you see all the great singer of the past, none of them are. Luciano Pavarotti
[ Great None Our Past Prodigy Profession See Singer Them]
Bobby had faith in my ability as a singer. Julie London
[ Ability Bobby Faith Had Singer]
Ian and Sylvia, who, when you got right down to it, were essentially country and western singers. I just recorded his Four Strong Winds. It's a wonderful song. Dave Van Ronk
[ Country Down Essentially Four Got His Ian Just Recorded Right Singers Song Strong Sylvia Were Western Winds Wonderful]
Barry is an incredible singer. He's even gotten better through the years. Cynthia Weil
[ Barry Better Even Gotten Incredible Singer Through Years]
Singers like her, Patti, Tina Turner, I revere them when I'm in their presence. Deborah Cox
[ Her Patti Presence Revere Singers Their Them Tina Turner]
I think every singer should be able to jump in for a singer who has been sick, for instance, and learn an opera in two days. I know people who can do it. Bryn Terfel
[ Able Been Days Every Instance Jump Know Learn Opera Should Sick Singer Think Two]
I would like to think that the singer is the butterfly, and the drummer was just the little grub in the ground, working to become a caterpillar. Robert Wyatt
[ Become Butterfly Caterpillar Drummer Ground Grub Just Little Singer Think Working Would]
Because I came out as a singer, I took the time to get an acting coach. Aaliyah
[ Acting Because Came Coach Get Out Singer Time Took]
I like the bad-boy types. Generally the guy I'm attracted to is the guy in the club with all the tattoos and nail polish. He's usually the lead singer in a punk band and plays guitar. But my serious boyfriends are relatively clean-cut, nice guys. So it's strange. Megan Fox
[ Attracted Band Boyfriends Club Generally Guitar Guy Guys Lead Nail Nice Plays Polish Punk Relatively Serious Singer Strange Tattoos Types Usually]
I just had to find something else to fulfill me. Always being a singer and writing, it was a blessing. My brother started making music that was the kind of music I always saw myself singing. Taryn Manning
[ Always Being Blessing Brother Else Find Fulfill Had Just Kind Making Music Myself Saw Singer Singing Something Started Writing]
Usually, certainly British singers, adopt an American accent when they sing and I think that usually people are thinking of somebody else, but I just think of very specific people. Jane Horrocks
[ Accent Adopt American British Certainly Else Just Sing Singers Somebody Specific Think Thinking Usually Very]
I was fourteen when Kissinger made his secret trip to China, and then there was subsequently Nixon's trip to China, and I was very much seized with an interest in China. John Pomfret
[ China Fourteen His Interest Kissinger Made Much Nixon Secret Seized Subsequently Then Trip Very]
When Bob came through Cincinnati, he wanted a girl singer to be on his show. There was a local contest, and my sister and I entered, but Bob said, Gee, I wouldn't break up the team. Rosemary Clooney
[ Bob Break Came Cincinnati Contest Entered Gee Girl His Local Said Show Singer Sister Team Through Up Wanted]
When I did it, I was a starving musician in London in a basement flat, but a simple tune with the right singer or the right situation can become very well liked and accepted. I'm only too pleased to say it happened with that one. Mick Ralphs
[ Accepted Basement Become Did Flat Happened Liked London Musician Only Pleased Right Say Simple Singer Situation Starving Too Tune Very Well]
So much relies on the singer I thought the best way to avoid that problem was to become the singer! Ben Jackson
[ Avoid Become Best Much Problem Relies Singer Thought Way]
I want to be a soul singer. Solomon Burke
[ Singer Soul Want]
Dorsey played the upright bass and steel guitar, as well as acoustic guitar. Johnny played acoustic guitar and together they were fabulous songwriters and singers. Jimmy Griffin
[ Acoustic Bass Dorsey Fabulous Guitar Johnny Played Singers Songwriters Steel Together Upright Well Were]
The fate of the singers who, like my songs, went up in flame was also the fate of the books which I later wrote. All of them went up in flame to Heaven in a fire which broke out one night at my home in Bad Homburg as I lay ill in a hospital. Shmuel Y. Agnon
[ Also Bad Books Broke Fate Fire Flame Heaven Home Hospital Ill Later Lay Night Out Singers Songs Them Up Went Which Wrote]
I enjoyed hearing people do their own songs. I became attracted to singer-songwriters. I became interested in them as people; was curious about what they wanted to say. Lyle Lovett
[ Attracted Became Curious Enjoyed Hearing Interested Own Say Songs Their Them Wanted]
All kids, when they go to school, are pretty good artists and dancers and singers and poets. All that gets buried, basically through being educated, or brainwashed. William Wiley
[ Artists Basically Being Brainwashed Buried Dancers Educated Gets Go Good Kids Poets Pretty School Singers Through]
My mother wanted very much to play tennis; she wanted, most of all, to be a singer and play the piano. John Hawkes
[ Most Mother Much Piano Play She Singer Tennis Very Wanted]
My favorite singer to this day is Nat King Cole. I've tried to emulate his phrasing. It is so absolutely beautiful to listen to his lovely voice. Johnny Mathis
[ Absolutely Beautiful Cole Day Emulate Favorite His King Listen Lovely Nat Phrasing Singer Tried Voice]
It didn't matter as much because I'm a singer, not an actress, but my face is more acceptable in a way now than when I first came on the scene, because I'm part black. Carly Simon
[ Acceptable Actress Because Black Came Face First Matter More Much Now Part Scene Singer Than Way]
The acting was first. As a teenager I was an actress; and then I came back as a singer. Julie London
[ Acting Actress Back Came First Singer Teenager Then]
I have the background singers of Ray Charles, the background singers of Smokey Robinson, and the background singers of Barry White and I built a choir around that. Della Reese
[ Around Background Barry Built Charles Choir Ray Robinson Singers Smokey White]
It took so long to make it in America. The year I arrived was a bad year for women singers, the record company told me. So I starved. I lived in a hotel so dreadful I can't even talk about it. Helen Reddy
[ America Arrived Bad Company Dreadful Even Hotel Lived Long Make Record Singers Starved Talk Told Took Women Year]
It was really fun. Well, Bobby was just basically a folk singer. He didn't play with any bands or anything, like all the rest of us. Just played his guitar and sang his songs. Barry McGuire
[ Any Anything Bands Basically Bobby Folk Fun Guitar His Just Play Played Really Rest Sang Singer Songs Us Well]
I'm not a jazz singer. Boz Scaggs
[ Jazz Singer]
When we started I wasn't the singer. I was the drunk rhythm guitarist who wrote all these weird songs. Robert Smith
[ Drunk Guitarist Rhythm Singer Songs Started These Weird Wrote]
I always considered myself being an organizer. I'm very good at teaching singers, I'm very good at staging a show, to entertain people. But I never included myself. I never applied this to me as an artist. Ike Turner
[ Always Applied Artist Being Considered Entertain Good Included Myself Never Organizer Show Singers Staging Teaching Very]
I'd like to be remembered as a premier singer of songs, not just a popular act of a given period. Luther Vandross
[ Act Given Just Period Popular Premier Remembered Singer Songs]
Possibly, I should have been a jazz singer from the beginning. Rita Coolidge
[ Been Beginning Jazz Possibly Should Singer]
That's the thing that we said about the horn before: it's a focus issue. It's like a singer versus a drummer. If a drummer's playing a drum beat, and a singer starts singing, what do you think the audience is going to do? Charlie Hunter
[ Audience Beat Before Drum Drummer Focus Going Horn Issue Playing Said Singer Singing Starts Thing Think Versus]
Being a singer is a way for me to get to a platform to do more. Chaka Khan
[ Being Get More Platform Singer Way]
You've got to separate the singer and the songs. Van Morrison
[ Got Separate Singer Songs]
It's quite a famous story that takes place on Christmas Eve, and the Germans, French, and Scottish are trying to make peace one night and they bury their dead and they play football. I play a German opera singer, in German, which I never have so I am really excited about that. Diane Kruger
[ Am Bury Christmas Dead Eve Excited Famous Football French German Germans Make Never Night Opera Peace Place Play Quite Really Scottish Singer Story Takes Their Trying Which]
I think I'm making a difference for a lot of young singers. Marilyn Horne
[ Difference Lot Making Singers Think Young]
I have a simple life. I mean, you just give me a drum roll, they announce my name, and I come out and sing. In my job I have a contract that says I'm a singer. So I sing. Tony Bennett
[ Announce Come Contract Drum Give Job Just Life Mean Name Out Roll Says Simple Sing Singer]
I was not going to be a stupid girl singer. I was going to be way more than that. Stevie Nicks
[ Girl Going More Singer Stupid Than Way]
So they've actually - it's not that her character is a singer, but she had ambition to do that at an earlier time in her life. So I've actually sung two or three times now on the show. Katey Sagal
[ Actually Ambition Character Earlier Had Her Life Now She Show Singer Sung Three Time Times Two]
Lou Reed is something like a personal favorite of mine, but you could always put me into that drawer of singers who can't really sing, who speak their songs. Stephen Malkmus
[ Always Could Drawer Favorite Into Lou Mine Personal Put Really Reed Sing Singers Something Songs Speak Their]
Harvard makes mistakes too, you know. Kissinger taught there. Woody Allen
[ Harvard Kissinger Know Makes Mistakes Taught Too]
Becoming a solo singer is like going from an eau de toilette to a perfume. It's much more intense. Geri Halliwell
[ Becoming De Going Intense More Much Perfume Singer Solo]
What qualifies me to tell people how to act or what to think? I'm Charley Pride, country singer. Period. Charley Pride
[ Act Charley Country How Period Pride Qualifies Singer Tell Think]
But I think it is more difficult to do a career as a lieder singer, and there have been less lieder singers. Victoria de los Angeles
[ Been Career Difficult Less Lieder More Singer Singers Think]
This is a fault common to all singers, that among their friends they will never sing when they are asked; unasked, they will never desist. Horace
[ Among Asked Common Desist Fault Friends Never Sing Singers Their Will]
Sometimes I like to make music together with a singer or with singers. Klaus Schulze
[ Make Music Singer Singers Sometimes Together]
There are a lot of people who would laugh at the idea of me being a good singer. Nancy Sinatra
[ Being Good Idea Laugh Lot Singer Would]
When I lost the use of my hi-hat and bass drum legs, I became basically a singer. I was a drummer who did a bit of singing, and then I became a singer who did a bit of percussion. Robert Wyatt
[ Basically Bass Became Bit Did Drum Drummer Legs Lost Percussion Singer Singing Then Use]
Recording an album and doing it live are like two different animals. There are some people that are great singers live, horrible in the studio. Frank Stallone
[ Album Animals Different Doing Great Horrible Live Recording Singers Some Studio Two]
The best thing about the E Street Band was we had the best lead singer around. Max Weinberg
[ Around Band Best Had Lead Singer Street Thing]
I feel I want to grow as an actress and be better. I want to progress as a singer and songwriter, and produce movies and everything. So there'll be no time when I feel I've done it all. Jennifer Lopez
[ Actress Better Done Everything Feel Grow Movies Produce Progress Singer Songwriter Time Want]
You can't stay the same. If you're a musician and a singer, you have to change, that's the way it works. Van Morrison Music
[ Change Musician Same Singer Stay Way Works]
I wondered how people would take me being a country music singer. I thought about deviating from that and singing other things. But... it doesn't really make sense for me to try to be something that I'm not. Carrie Underwood
[ Being Country How Make Music Other Really Sense Singer Singing Something Take Things Thought Try Wondered Would]
If you're a pop singer, you don't need to evolve. You just get a set together, have some hit songs and play them over and over. Van Morrison
[ Evolve Get Hit Just Need Over Play Pop Set Singer Some Songs Them Together]
As Buddy Rich, for instance, broke into the business at the age of three, I think it was, on drums, so indeed did I break into the business at the age of four as a singer. Mel Torme
[ Age Break Broke Buddy Business Did Drums Four Indeed Instance Into Rich Singer Think Three]
My father was a very disciplined singer who worked hard at his craft, and I was around that growing up. Bobby McFerrin
[ Around Craft Disciplined Father Growing Hard His Singer Up Very Worked]
When I'm singing I try not be a singer with a capital S. I just try to get it out so I feel comfortable with it. Robert Wyatt
[ Capital Comfortable Feel Get Just Out Singer Singing Try]
I was just studying with my father, a very difficult task for me since he was a great, great Qawwali singer. Nusrat F. A. Khan
[ Difficult Father Great Just Since Singer Studying Task Very]
I wasn't a great background singer. Faith Hill
[ Background Great Singer]
When a singer truly feels and experiences what the music is all about, the words will automatically ring true. Montserrat Caballe
[ Automatically Experiences Feels Music Ring Singer True Truly Will Words]
I'd really love to play a real-life country and western singer. David Keith
[ Country Love Play Real-Life Really Singer Western]
I hadn't been a recording artist all that long when albums came on the scene, and I was one of the first singers to point the way to how varied an album's contents could be. Mel Torme
[ Album Albums Artist Been Came Contents Could First Hadn How Long Point Recording Scene Singers Varied Way]
There's no leader of this band, and there never will be. That's the key. You can't control how the public perceives you-people see rock'n'roll bands as the guitar player and the singer. Shannon Hoon
[ Band Bands Control Guitar How Key Leader Never Perceives Player Public Rock Roll See Singer Will]
Being able to fantasize for a couple of days at being a rock singer surpassed most things I've done on stage. Gary Cole
[ Able Being Couple Days Done Fantasize Most Rock Singer Stage Surpassed Things]
I had four or five years in school training as a soprano. I fell into pop singing because of economics. I got out of high school and had to go work, and they weren't hiring opera singers. Jo Stafford
[ Because Economics Fell Five Four Go Got Had High Hiring Into Opera Out Pop School Singers Singing Soprano Training Weren Work Years]
It's been important to me to be a good activist, a good thinker, a good musician, a good singer, and a good entertainer. You can't do it all, but I have walked those delicate lines as best I know how. Holly Near
[ Activist Been Best Delicate Entertainer Good How Important Know Lines Musician Singer Thinker Those Walked]
My personal life is the same. At the end of the day, this is just a job. I love what I do, and it's a great job. But it's like my alter ego. There's Chris Brown the singer. And there's Christopher Brown, the down-home Tappahannock boy that plays video games and basketball and hangs out. Chris Brown
[ Alter Basketball Boy Brown Chris Christopher Day Ego End Games Great Hangs Job Just Life Love Out Personal Plays Same Singer Video]