Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.

For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation.

It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness.

I think people who don't believe in God are crazy.

How can you say there is no God when you hear the birds singing these beautiful songs you didn't make?

After about three lessons my voice teacher said, 'Don't take voice lessons.

Do it your way. You're a song stylist. Always do it your way.'

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I think singing traditional country is wonderful, because I'm bringing it to my generation and to the younger kids.

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.

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You've got a song you're singing from your gut, you want that audience to feel it in their gut. And you've got to make them think that you're one of them sitting out there with them too. They've got to be able to relate to what you're doing.

When you're singing you can hear the echo of people in the audience singing every single word with you, and that was that big dream that I had for myself. It's happening.

My parents discussed singing every night over the dinner table; I had a tremendous music education.

Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.

Singing really is acting. In a lot of ways, it's much more personal. I love music, and being able to work on that is amazing.

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

Singing is a way of escaping. It's another world. I'm no longer on earth.

Birds have bills too, and they keep on singing

He who sings, frightens away all his ills.

There really aren't any completely Asian people singing right now.

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

I would rather be remembered by a song than by a victory.

The only thing better than singing is more singing.

Hopefully I'll be successful with the singing, but there are so many other things I want to do, like acting. I'll do them one at a time first!

If you nurture a beautiful garden in your heart, the singing bird will come and fill your world with beautiful music.

The modern little red riding hood, reared on singing commercials, has no objections to being eaten by the wolf.

I'd rather be dead than singing Satisfaction when I'm forty-five.

There are few cases in which mere popularity should be considered a proper test of merit; but the case of song-writing is, I think, one of the few.

When Satan makes impure verses, Allah sends a divine tune to cleanse them.

If your lifeguard duties were as good as your singing, a lot of people would be drowning.

I was always musical - yelling when I was a baby, singing into a brush and singing in the shower.

I don't want the giant ego. I don't want to become Kevin Costner, singing on the soundtrack to The Postman.

What comprises good performance? The ability through singing or playing to make the ear conscious of the true content and affect of a composition.

In opera, there is always too much singing.

And I told her point blank, you've got everything to live for.

You've got such talent. You're back singing great, lose the weight. And she went and did it, and look at her now!

I was influenced a lot by those around me - there was a lot of singing that went on in the cotton fields.

Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable;

with the possible exception of a moose singing Embraceable You in spats.

If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come.

Love, I find, is like singing. Everybody can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much.

A woman is a branchy tree and man a singing wind;

and from her branches carelessly he takes what he can find.

A lot of people are singing about how screwed up the world is, and I don't think that everybody wants to hear about that all the time.

When an opera star sings her head off, she usually improves her appearance.

That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, lest you should think he never could recapture the first fine careless rapture!

Let who will make the laws of a nation so long as I am permitted to make her songs.

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.

Odds life! must one swear to the truth of a song?

We should face reality and our past mistakes in an honest, adult way.

Boasting of glory does not make glory, and singing in the dark does not dispel fear.

My singing voice is somewhere between a drunken apology and a plumbing problem.

I appreciate what others have done in the past especially for my genre, and my style of singing. And they sure put a footprint - you know, they got the foot in the door, but I'm going to put my foot straight through the door.

You're going to be entertained. But when you finish hearing me singing, you're going to want to keep going, and you're going to keep believing and that's the kind of artist I am.

I've taken singing lessons since I was young, just to work on technique.

I hated singing. I wanted to be an actress. But I don't think I'd have made it any other way.

My heart is singing for joy this morning! A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil's mind, and behold, all things are changed!

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.