The one who sings, prays twice. - St. Augustine

I want to sing like birds sing, not worrying who hears or what they think. - Rumi

Being smart and technologically efficient won’t save us. We have to get back to who we are with the Earth. We have to rediscover the song of our souls. We have to listen to the chorus of all living things, and find that their voice is our voice. We have to learn to sing again the song of the Earth. - Desmond Berghofer, "Millennium Diary," February 13, 2001

To sing is an expression of your being, a being which is becoming. - Maria Callas

The song becomes the meaning itself through the vibratory qualities. When we begin to catch the vibratory qualities...the song begins to sing us...I don't know anymore if I am finding that song or if I am that song. - Jerzy Grotowski

Singing is not about timbres or category labels, singing is about fascinating acoustical properties like the colors of the human voice which derive from thought and emotion. - Thomas Hampson

To sing means to sense and to affirm that the spirit is real and that its glory is present. - Abraham Heschal

Each bird must sing with his own throat. - Henrik Ibsen

O Yes, I must sing, and so must you sing also. For all music is singing, and in music there is praise of life. - Kenneth Leighton

The finest singing, given a good voice to begin with, comes from the constant play of a fine mind upon the inner meaning of the music. - Ernest Newman

Singing has always seemed to me the most perfect means of expression. - Georgia O'Keeffe

The talents of an artist, small or great, are God-given. They've nothing to do with the private person; they're nothing to be proud of. They're just a sacred trust... Having been given, I must give. Man shall not live by bread alone, and what the farmer does I must do. I must feed the people - with my songs. - Paul Robeson, London 1930

A voice comes from and expresses the speaker's personality and feelings, together with the state of that person's body. Because our voices are the link between our inner and outer worlds, we cannot work on the voice without expecting feelings to come out. - Christina Shewell

I shall sing with the spirit and I shall sing with the mind also. - 1 Corinthians 14:15 (NASB)

Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. - Colossians 3:16 (NASB)

It is not possible to express a lofty thought or a beautiful idea with poor technique.  Musical singing is possible only after developing the basic tools to perform with thoughtful expression and beauty.

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and sings it to you when you've forgotten the words.

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