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Woody Herman Quotes and Sayings

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The singing was something I got from my father.
- Woody Herman

I'm going to be on the road for the rest of my life.
- Woody Herman

My only claim to fame, if I have one,
is that I'm an editor.
- Woody Herman

There were a lot of times where there was a great deal
of fodder recorded and played,
because there was a market for it - just as there is today.
And there were more bad bands than there were good bands -
I think that should always be remembered.
- Woody Herman

 

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

If I keep a green bough in my heart the singing bird will come.
- Chinese proverb

Drop guilt! - because to be guilty is to live in hell.
Not being guilty, you will have the freshness
of dewdrops in the early morning sun,
you will have the freshness of lotus petals in the lake,
you will have the freshness of the stars in the night.
Once guilt disappears you will have
a totally different kind of life, luminous and radiant.
You will have a dance to your feet
and your heart will be singing a thousand and one songs.
- Osho

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Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness -
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
- Omar Khayyam

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh,
how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade.
- Rudyard Kipling

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.
- Reba McEntire

I remember when the candle shop burned down.
Everyone stood around singing 'Happy Birthday.'
- Steven Wright

The only thing better than singing is more singing.
- Ella Fitzgerald

Conducting has more to do with singing and breathing than with piano-playing.
- Colin R. Davis

Basically, I started singing when I started talking.
Music has just been my saving grace my whole life.
- Mariah Carey

There were some things that I found I really enjoyed singing about;
like,
on the title track, there's this film-noir character
of a woman who's sort of losing it in a room.
- Diana Krall

I came out singing, the doctor slapped me on the head,
and I started singing.
- Keith David

I was always singing the way I felt,
and maybe I didn't exactly know it,
but I just didn't like the way things were down there-in Mississippi.
- Muddy Waters

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

The worst feature of a new baby is its mother's singing.
- Kin Hubbard

My own singing voice is not very good and I don't think
that anybody really sings in their own voice.
- Jane Horrocks

You have to respect your audience.
Without them, you're essentially standing alone,
singing to yourself.
- K. D. Lang

The Teutons have been singing the swan song ever since
they entered the ranks of history.
They have always confounded truth with death.
- Henry Miller

I learned so much about recording and about singing
on records from Ken Nelson.
- Wanda Jackson

I miss my singing career very much.
- Elvis Presley

I don't really remember my folks singing to us,
but they read to us.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

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

There is no singing anymore, everything is yelling
and shouting and rapping and that is real boring to a guy like me.
- Sebastian Bach

I was singing in a mall, and I picked a girl to come up onstage with me.
As I was grabbing her hand, I fell off the stage.
It felt like I was in the air forever,
flying like Superman.
- Aaron Carter

But I was singing loud, and most singers weren't singing loud.
- Little Richard

I'm not comfortable singing in front of people yet.
That's going to take another 100 performances.
- David Friedman

You know, your speaking voice comes back,
but your singing voice you use in a different way.
- Kathy Mattea

Even if I don't have the money to take vocal lessons,
I'll practice in the house by myself singing out loud.
- Christina Milian

Listen to the lyrics - we're singing about everyday life:
rich people trying to keep money,
poor people tying to get it, and everyone having trouble
with their husband or wife!
- Buddy Guy

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!
- David Gest

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.
- Lou Rawls

I've done gospel singing.
I have a gospel album and country album.
- Donna Douglas

I find singing some of Foreigner's older songs are
a little reckless and not exactly who I am now.
- Lou Gramm

It happens to the best of them.
You lay off singing and your throat gets out of practice.
No excuses.
I blew it.
- Bobby Darin

I was never interested in singing in the church choir or in school.
I was more interested in becoming a musician.
- Cassandra Wilson

An album is such a personal thing.
It's something I always wanted to do.
It's me doing me, singing as me.
- Danny Aiello

The history of all big jazz bands shows was,
first they played for dancing, and then they played for singing.
- Norman Granz

I must work hard to make my singing above reproach;
there must be no faults which hard work would take care of.
- Kate Smith

I grew up thinking that singing was my security.
- Nana Mouskouri

I like what it is to sing, or to be with the others singing,
to make music, but the fuss and all the things that
are the exterior part of a career,
has never interested me.
- Victoria de los Angeles

In fact, people have been very complimentary about
my act and very tolerant of my singing ability.
- Brett Somers

I started singing in the bathroom.
Nothing was coming out.
It was ghastly.
- Rod Stewart

Singing as a full-time job was not something I had
given a lot of thought to and I had no clear notion
of the money to be made in it.
- Charley Pride

The most enjoyable part of my career is singing live.
- Luis Miguel

I really liked the Mariachi singing in Westerns.
- Harry Dean Stanton

I never thought I would be singing for the world.
- Patti LaBelle

I love singing, and I came to absolutely adore it in
the later part of my career.
- Julie Andrews

Again, I say I will be glad to tell what songs I have ever sung,
because singing is my business.
- Pete Seeger

I enjoy all aspects of singing and I'm luckily given
the choice to be part of different styles of music.
- Bryn Terfel

Now I'm more sure and I feel myself more comfortable singing.
- Andrea Bocelli

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden,
a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it.
You and you alone make me feel that I am alive.
Other men it is said have seen angels,
but I have seen thee and thou art enough.
- George Edward Moore

Directing an opera is similar to directing a play.
The singing must not get in the way of the drama.
- Bruce Beresford

Since I have been singing for so many years,
I don't always need to approach a song quite so laboriously and meticulously.
- Kate Smith

I don't like singing before noon.
- Sting

Speech lessons probably did more for my singing voice -
they teach you breathing,
resonance.
- Harry Dean Stanton

I bet Maurice Gibb's heart monitor was singing the tune of Stayin' Alive.
- Graham Norton

When you find yourself on stage singing and you are
embarrassed about what you are singing in front of your peers,
then you have to think about your priorities.
- Alison Moyet

I also wanted to make a record that was about other things than romance,
yeah, after two years on the road singing all the songs from the first album,
I got kind of tired of that.
- Duncan Sheik

In some ways, I've always approached singing as acting,
and the voice is just like a way of carrying the song.
- Petula Clark

I have to own something before I can say it,
and I have to own it before I can sing it as well,
emotionally.
I only enjoy acting and singing if I am believing what I am doing.
- Gregory Harrison

I don't sing country music because I'm not capable
of singing other kinds of music;
I sing it because I think it's the most beautiful kind of music there is.
- Lee Ann Womack

Now my music is kind of pop-rock, right? If I'm 25 and singing still,
I don't want to be singing music like that.
- Hilary Duff

Broadway is a tough, tough arena for singing.
- Julie Andrews

Ever since I was a little kid, whenever my parents would have company over,
I would put on shows, whether they would be magic shows,
singing shows, dancing shows, little skits.
- Ellen Muth

Well, as an artist, I think that Elvis's generosity
to me he always talked very highly about me,
he always spoke very highly about my work and singing and my writing.
- Jackie DeShannon

I always thought I was singing American folk music.
- Lonnie Donegan


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