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Barbara Cook Quotes and Sayings

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I sang for my family.
And I think probably the first time I sang and got paid for it,
I was about 6 or 7.
- Barbara Cook

I have absolutely no desire and no thought of quitting ever.
- Barbara Cook

I remember feeling that.
I couldn't do, nor did I want to do,
the kinds of roles I'd been doing.
- Barbara Cook

On Saturday afternoons, there was a film,
of course, and then we did about four shows between the films.
And I would do a tap dance, a little military tap.
- Barbara Cook

 

Even within the last three or four years,
I have a greater ability to communicate,
I think.
I have more courage to show the stuff...
And it does take courage.
- Barbara Cook

I look back at photographs and I remember at the time
I thought I was not very attractive.
- Barbara Cook

Young people who are just starting out somehow need
to let you know they know how to sing.
- Barbara Cook

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New Year's Eve, we're going to be doing a concert with
the Philadelphia Orchestra in Symphony Hall.
It makes me feel good, because of all the people they could have had,
they wanted me!
We do have to do a little work with the rhythm section.
- Barbara Cook

Use what talents you possess.
The woods would be very silent
if no birds sang there,
except those that sang best.
- Henry Van Dyke

We went to church every Sunday.
When I was a kid, the only time I sang was around my family.
- Darius Rucker

Peace is the first thing the angels sang.
- John Keble

I sang in the choir for years, even though my family
belonged to another church.
- Paul Lynde

You know, Glen Campbell sang with the group right before I joined the group.
- Bruce Johnston

None of the other guys in the band really sang,
so that's when I brought Roy Clark in.
- Wanda Jackson

We started out when I was 6 years old.
We played ukuleles and sang Everly Brothers songs.
- Edgar Winter

The big compliment came from the beer drinkers who didn't know me.
They wouldn't drink or move when I sang.
If they had their glasses in mid-air,
the glasses wouldn't come down.
- Ethel Waters

In the past, I'd sort of know before Ozzy sang something,
what he was going to sing.
I'd know what sort of way a melody was going to go
'cause of the way he'd approach it.
- Tony Iommi

I always sang standards because the songs I wrote for
myself weren't as easy to sing.
- Carly Simon

My mother was the dearest, sweetest angel.
She didn't talk; she sang.
She was a tower of strength.
- Jayne Meadows

No one had ever told me that whites were supposed to
sing one kind of music and blacks another -
I sang what I liked in the only voice I had.
- Charley Pride

Elvis' early music has drama because as he sang he was escaping limits.
- Greil Marcus

I'd never even been to Wrigley Field.
I never even enjoyed baseball that much,
but I loved being there, the crowd was lovely,
and they all sang with me!
- Bea Arthur

I was a kid, and I remember my mother singing.
She was also a radio soap opera actress,
but my mother sang.
- Ruben Blades

My musical heroes are people like Pete Seeger and Woody
Guthrie who wrote and sang real songs for real people;
for everyone,
old, young, and in between.
- Tom Chapin

I wish I sang better.
- Warren Zevon

That's my only active wish.
I think if I sang like Don Henley, this would be a
lot more agreeable business.
- Warren Zevon

There was a chance for me to write one song for the
section where Elvis sat in his black leather outfit and sang the old hits.
At eight oclock the next morning I had written Memories.
- Mac Davis

I played djembe, percussion, keyboards and I sang.
- Jeff Ament

I don't see myself as the boss.
I sing and write the songs, and it would feel strange
if somebody else wrote the lyrics I sang.
- Gavin Rossdale

The first time I sang with David Daniels...
I had never performed with a countertenor before.
That first time was magic, it was so beautiful.
And he's such a great artist.
- Cecilia Bartoli

Everyone in my family sang, and we would always sing these songs.
- Chaka Khan

Richard Chamberlain on The Slipper and the Rose was lovely to work with.
He wore the clothes so beautifully and sang his songs so well.
- Julie Harris

Johnny Cash was plenty good enough to fool his fans.
They believed he felt it in his soul when he sang the
Gospel while stoned on drugs.
- Suzanne Fields

I not only played and sang blues, but I also had to
toss the piano around a bit to amuse the patrons.
- Hope Emerson

I was 4 years old when I sang in public for the very first time.
- Mireille Mathieu

What is that song that Willie Nelson sang? 'Oh,
the days dwindle down to a precious few.'
I think of that.
No big deal.
I've reached a stage in my life where I am content.
- Gabriel Byrne

My mother raised me in the church.
I was not allowed to stay home on Sunday;
there was no option.
I sang in the choir all the way up until I went to college.
- Steve Harvey

And this one I wanted to do some covers.
So I just really sang some of my favorite songs.
- Katey Sagal

My mom sang in high school choir and so did my father.
- Kevin Richardson

I learnt from Armstrong on the early recordings that
you never sang a song the same way twice.
- Van Morrison

I sang in church growing up.
Memphis is the blues capital of the world,
we like to say.
- Justin Timberlake

I was in the movies.
I danced, I sang, I learned to work in front of a camera.
It was like being in a repertory company.
- Robert Wagner

Then on to all the terrific american songwriters,
from Tin Pan Alley to the Beatles, from Bob Dylan to Paul Simon.
Whoever wrote and sang in the song form I have appreciated.
- Tom Chapin

So you know, my plan was that I was going to make records,
and be a rock star.
And that's really what I wanted to do.
And I sang from the time I was very young.
- Katey Sagal

I was babysitting the night High School Musical premiered last year.
I watched with the kids and we sang along to the lyrics.
I was making $12 an hour.
- Monique Coleman

I sang and wrote songs when I was 12 years old.
- Mose Allison

The most memorable night of The Judy Garland Show for
me was the night my mother pulled me out of the audience and sang to me onstage.
- Lorna Luft

I sang in church choir all my life, through elementary school,
junior high and high school.
- Kevin Richardson

I prepared five songs, I sang them, and he hired me.
I started working about a month later at the piano bar.
- Bobby McFerrin

In the olden days, everybody sang.
You were expected to sing as well as talk.
It was a mark of the cultured man to sing.
- Leonard Bernstein

If I never sang on a record again I can still look at my walls.
They are covered floor to ceiling with gold and platinum
records from all over the world.
- Don Dokken

All the classic jazz players all sang and a lot of 'em sang blues.
- Mose Allison

I sang the songs in 'The Doors'.
- Val Kilmer

There have always been poets who performed.
Blake sang his Songs of Innocence and Experience to parties of friends.
- Adrian Mitchell

I think Bridge Over Troubled Water was a very good song.
Artie sang it beautifully.
The Boxer was a really nice record.
But I don't think I've written any great songs.
- Paul Simon

I sang a song at my sister's wedding.
My mother forced me into that, too.
But that one felt all right.
- Adam Sandler

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

But Ship Who Sang remains my favorite story.
I really rocked folks with that and still cannot read
it aloud myself without weeping at the end.
- Anne McCaffrey

When we were first started we were doing a lot of Motown stuff,
but actually playing it more in a rock way.
Everybody in the band sang and we did a lot of harmonies.
- Roy Wood

Now I can stand up on the stage again like I used to
after five years of sitting down while I sang.
- Etta James

I sang with Anita Bryant in the Southern Baptist churches.
- Kathie Lee Gifford

I sang at the Inaugural prayer service at the National Cathedral.
- Michael W. Smith

Marty Robbins once sang you give me a mountain,
I've been given a few mountains in my life.
- David Allan Coe

The voice I have now, I got the first time I sang in a movement meeting,
after I got out of jail...
and I'd never heard it before in my life.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

I always sang, I always acted, I always played.
- Theodore Bikel

My grandmother sang, too, and she was really loud.
It was this wild kind of singing.
I count her among my influences.
- Cassandra Wilson

I didn't just want to be Frank's daughter who sang Boots.
I take my music very seriously and studied very hard.
It's not a joke to me.
- Nancy Sinatra

I always loved Sam Cooke, because he seemed very versatile.
He sang gospel, soul, blues, pop music.
- Aaron Neville

The first time I sang in the church choir;
two hundred people changed their religion.
- Fred Allen

I did a long concert tour in England and Denmark and Sweden,
and I also sang for the Soviet people,
one of the finest musical audiences in the world.
- Paul Robeson

I sang opera, I sang show tunes.
I got into a rock band for a while.
I've sung a lot of different things.
- Tom Wopat


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