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Joan Sutherland Quotes and Sayings

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I don't sing for anybody.
I wouldn't sing for the Queen dear.
- Joan Sutherland

You can listen to what everybody says,
but the fact remains that you've got to get out there
and do the thing yourself.
- Joan Sutherland

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

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

 

I'm somewhat horrified because I don't think the young
people today even know what history is.
Some of them don't' even study History at school anymore
or Geography and they don't know where one place is from another.
- Joan Sutherland

I'm very happy to sing whatever I'm singing.
I've always enjoyed any role I've been given at a certain time.
They've all been favourites, they've all been wonderful pieces to play.
- Joan Sutherland

Today is your day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,
soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

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Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Dance Lightly With Life:
Today is your day to
dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
soar your spirit,
unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is a song - sing it.
Life is a game - play it.
Life is a challenge - meet it.
Life is a dream - realize it.
Life is a sacrifice - offer it.
Life is love - enjoy it.
- Sai Baba

Today is your day to Spread Wing and Soar.
Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb PHOTO

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino PHOTO

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Always Sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Own Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
May your essence be the nectar of the open blossom of your joy.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Sing Wild Songs Of Adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole
for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast
and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat -
dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I won't give up 'til goats sing and walruses fly.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows & butterflies out to play,
soar my spirit, and unfurl my joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know the power of choice.
Fly life on free wings,
and sing to its glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)

May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our opportunity is to visualize a kinder world.
To sing glad songs of tomorrow -
imagining a world of love -
of the whole world filled with love.
To offer our hand... often.
To breathe deeply and honor ourselves.
To pause and contemplate... just because.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be an Original, smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat, dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I celebrate myself, and sing myself.
- Walt Whitman

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Indifferent to whether your mood is grumpy or cheerful,
Nature always sings her passionate song of joyful celebration.
You can never stop the happy song of life,
so join the celebration -
sing along, dance, make love,
smile your biggest smile, and cheer on God's music.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never try to teach a pig to sing.
It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig.
- Mark Twain

You don't love someone for their looks,
or their clothes, or for their fancy car,
but because they sing a song only you can hear.
- Anonymous

Alas for those that never sing,
But die with all their music in them!
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

This is the answer to all questions about relationship.
When two people sing their lives in harmony,
their lives are grand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer,
it sings because it has a song.
- Lou Holtz

I cannot sing, dance or act; what else would I be but a talk show host.
- David Letterman

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel
as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
- Rose Kennedy

I sing seriously to my mom on the phone.
To put her to sleep, I have to sing "Maria" from West Side Story.
When I hear her snoring, I hang up.
- Adam Sandler

There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.
- Billy Sunday

Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing should
certain persons die before they sing.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The moment a little boy is concerned with which is
a jay and which is a sparrow,
he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.
- Eric Berne

My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb.
I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
- Yancy Butler

No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not
sing when they are feeling sensible.
- W. H. Auden

Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
- Langston Hughes

I just find it thrilling, especially when I totally
lock in to the person that I am doing and I'm really flying...
I suppose I am hiding myself when I sing as these other people.
- Jane Horrocks

My whole family could sing.
My family harmonized without any instruments to accompany them.
- Ethel Waters

I'm about to sing the song for the future.
- Stephanie Mills

All I want to do is sing on other people's records.
- Neko Case

One performer whose band played my music better than
I could myself was Art Farmer.
He recorded 'Sing Me Softly of the Blues' and 'Ad Infinitum'.
- Carla Bley

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

I go in and sing the song and arrange it and mix it and that's it.
It's no different than playing in clubs.
- Neil Young

I have many favorite artists...
Van Gogh as one, but he didn't really sing a lot!
- Colin Mochrie

God gave me a voice to sing with, and when you have that,
what other gimmick is there?
- Whitney Houston

Drama if I sing, drama if I don't sing.
What do you do?
- Montserrat Caballe

Dope never helped anybody sing better or play music
better or do anything better.
All dope can do for you is kill you -
and kill you the long,
slow, hard way.
- Billie Holiday

Them pains, when blues pains grab you,
you'll sing the blues right.
- Otis Rush

Sometimes I think the choir gets a little ticked with
me because I haven't sung in a long time and I can sing.
- Della Reese

I don't really have time to sit down and write.
But when I think of a melody, I call up my answering machine and sing it,
so I won't forget it.
- Britney Spears

I can sing as well as Fred Astaire can act.
- Burt Reynolds

There are a lot of people who can do it on the guitar
and sing at the same time,
but I think what is harder is bass players that can play the bass and sing.
- Graham Coxon

The one thing I wanted to do more than anything else was sing country music.
- Patsy Cline

I'd love to have the opportunity to sing in a Disney movie.
- Moira Kelly

Everybody is under pressure to shut up and sing.
- Phil Donahue

Because, in opera, I have to sing for people that are very far from me,
instead of, when I sing a song, I try to imagine to
sing like in an ear of a child.
- Andrea Bocelli

Blues means what milk does to a baby.
Blues is what the spirit is to the minister.
We sing the blues because our hearts have been hurt,
our souls have been disturbed.
- Alberta Hunter

If I was sad or afraid, I would sit in a corner and sing.
If I was happy I would jump into the middle of the room and sing.
It was how I expressed my emotions.
- Nana Mouskouri

I went to a church where you could not sing out loud
in the service until you had been saved.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

A bell's not a bell 'til you ring it,
A song's not a song 'til you sing it,
Love in your heart wasn't put there to stay,
Love isn't love 'til you give it away!
- Oscar Hammerstein II


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