Top 100 Singer Quotes

#1. But once I saw them [Jackson 5 during audition], I rushed out with my video camera to start taping them because I knew that they were something so special, mainly because of the lead singer, nine-year-old Michael Jackson. And it was just so obvious to me that he was a star.

Berry Gordy

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#2. I know that my work as a singer is important, it's valuable to me and to others, but I think that in the bigger picture, I'm just trying to keep my heart pure and open.

Jai Uttal

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#3. I'm no hillbilly singer.

Elvis Presley

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#4. A young female essayist saying they're influenced by Joan Didion is like a young female singer-songwriter saying they're influenced by Joni Mitchell.

Meghan Daum

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#5. Singer/songwriters spend two or three years making an album, and then it goes up for sale and everybody pirates it and you don't make any money. Whereas, writing a film score you still get presented with a paycheck.

Cliff Martinez

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#6. I didn't know whether I wanted to be an actress or a singer then.

Julie Harris

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#7. If I could ask for any life, I'd like to be the lead singer and guitarist for Willie Nelson & Family. That is to say, Willie.

Todd Lowe

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#8. As a lead singer, all I want to do is be in my own head and think about how great I am. That's a lead singer's disease.

Mark McGrath

Singer Quotes #1644905
#9. I'm a singer and as long as I can sing - which, thank God, is something that I still seem to be able to do - I'd like to carry on making records.

K.d. Lang

Singer Quotes #1648470
#10. I'm not a salsa singer who wants to sing in English, and I'm not this American kid who wants to sing Spanish.

Marc Anthony

Singer Quotes #1652097
#11. I'm a rapper-singer, or singer-rapper - it's not one before the other. I do both.

Becky G

Singer Quotes #1653183
#12. I worshipped Ethel Merman and I worshipped Ethel Merman a lot. It's incredible - Ethel Merman was a conventional singer. Her naming her child Ethel Merman, Jr., was, to me, one of the coolest feminist things.

Beth Ditto

Singer Quotes #1654853
#13. I lost my brother in a car wreck when I was 14 years old. When I decided I wanted to be a country singer, my dad always told me, 'Son, you should write a song about your brother.'

Blake Shelton

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#14. I'm a mom first, a singer second.

Gretchen Wilson

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#15. In my first bands I was a singing guitar player, but if you heard any of those songs you wouldn't describe me as a singer. But I can make it work.

Glenn Tipton

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#16. I don't think of myself as a singer really.

Graham Coxon

Singer Quotes #1660815
#17. 'OLTL' has now allowed me to sing through the character as Blair. If you've followed my 20-some-odd-year career, you know I am a singer.

Kassie DePaiva

Singer Quotes #1660890
#18. Every technology that comes into filmmaking is first a gimmick. Think about sound with 'The Jazz Singer' or the first colour or surround sound - it takes a while for filmmakers to understand how to use it.

John Lasseter

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#19. When you grow up, you're told that rock 'n' roll is the only authentic way to express yourself. Live instrumentation, singer, live drums. You're told that's the best medium to communicate.

Matt Tong

Singer Quotes #1662183
#20. I came from an upper-middle class home, which is always a hard cross for a country singer to bear.

Kinky Friedman

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#21. Judy Garland is a singer with a capital S. And talk about soul. This woman was soul personified. Judy Garland is a class by herself.

Aretha Franklin

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#22. I had the title poet, and maybe I was one for a while. Also, the title singer was kindly accorded me, even though I could barely carry a tune.

Leonard Cohen

Singer Quotes #1664203
#23. My whole career from the early 70s on has been mind-blowing. I didn't imagine in my life that I would ever be considered a guitar player first of all because I started off as a singer.

George Benson

Singer Quotes #1664569
#24. Shakira is a talented singer, and I am a huge fan of her.

Bipasha Basu

Singer Quotes #1664659
#25. I grew up with singers. My father's mother sang opera. My dad was a big band singer. I can't remember a time there wasn't music in the house, so I grew up listening to great songwriters - George Gershwin, Cole Porter - and my grandma was playing opera for me before I was 3.

J. D. Souther

Singer Quotes #1666144
#26. Coming from the U.K., I can think of so many great songs and musical moments that didn't require a belter of a voice; my favorite singer is Kate Bush and she's not a belter, or PJ Harvey ... I'm definitely more of an alternative girl.

Carmen Ejogo

Singer Quotes #1666618
#27. I was a singer professionally when I was four years old, and I did not really begin to play any instrument - the first one, of course, was drums - till I was about nine years old.

Mel Torme

Singer Quotes #1667852
#28. I'm not a French singer.

Peter O'Toole

Singer Quotes #1669099
#29. Sometimes, I ask myself how any other singer could substitute the inspiration of god in their songs


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#30. I don't call myself a singer, I'm a voice, lent to music

Debby Ryan

Singer Quotes #1671760
#31. As a young singer, you have to get experience somehow, to try things out and grow as a singer. They way you do that is by going through the ranks and singing at companies like Opera Birmingham. It's a perfect place to foster a career.

Susanna Phillips

Singer Quotes #1672375
#32. My mother is a singer, still performs today; she's a jazz singer.

Jan Hammer

Singer Quotes #1673124
#33. There are two kinds of intelligence in this world. People who are Monopoly smart and people who are Trivial Pursuit smart ... If you're starting your own business, don't even talk to me. But If you need to know who the lead singer of Kajagoogoo is, I'm your guy. His name is Limahl, by the way.

Christian Finnegan

Singer Quotes #1675186
#34. Until now, I've not done a project where the produce, rapper and singer has never worked together like this before, and I had a chance to try a variety of styles.

Namie Amuro

Singer Quotes #1676054
#35. My personal life is the same. At the end of the day, this is just a job. I love what I do, and it's a great job. But it's like my alter ego. There's Chris Brown the singer. And there's Christopher Brown, the down-home Tappahannock boy that plays video games and basketball and hangs out.

Chris Brown

Singer Quotes #1676645
#36. Because I came out as a singer, I took the time to get an acting coach.


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#37. I'm quite a particular singer, and I need to feel like I can bite into the song, in a way, to make it my own. You want the challenge of the songs having some attitude.

Neneh Cherry

Singer Quotes #1678550
#38. Academic scientists aren't generally interested in books for the public. So when one comes out, the authors can't expect much praise from scientists. My goal both as a singer and an instructor is to educate through provocation and entertainment.

Greg Graffin

Singer Quotes #1679228
#39. I like country music. I'm not going to lie. I'm from the South, and I grew up on it. My dad was a country singer-songwriter, so it's in my blood, and I love it.

Kim Dickens

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#40. The eye is the painter and the ear the singer.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Singer Quotes #1680438
#41. I think I come under the singer/songwriter badge. I've always written songs right from the very beginning. Because of my style of playing people tend of me more of a guitar player than a singer sometimes.

Bert Jansch

Singer Quotes #1681192
#42. If I could be anyone, I'd choose the lead singer of Arcade Fire, Win Butler.

Rob Kardashian

Singer Quotes #1681402
#43. I love all those girls the same as they love me. I get thousands of letters a week from girls who love me ... Every time I sing a song, I make love to them. I'm a boudoir singer.

Frank Sinatra

Singer Quotes #1681627
#44. Country artists, I met a lot of them when I was five, six years old. I had an uncle who was a country and western singer and I met Lefty Frizzell when I was five or six years old in those shows that would come through Toronto from Nashville.

Rick Danko

Singer Quotes #1681656
#45. I'm a professional singer. I have a theory that all actors want to be rock stars, and all rock stars want to be actors. I spent my whole school life forming boy bands.

James Corden

Singer Quotes #1682002
#46. Really the only thing holding a lot of records together is the personality of the singer, and the will to write all of these different things.

Elvis Costello

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#47. As a singer, the biggest joy I have are the arrangements.

Mel Torme

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#48. I wasn't cut out to be an opera singer, but it was a nice fantasy for a teenager growing up in Hungary during the Stalinist era.

Andy Grove

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#49. Luckily for me, when I was growing up in high school, I had a band, and I was a singer in the band. I'm less of a legit Broadway singer than I am a pop-rock singer.

Stark Sands

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#50. When people ask me who my favorite country singer is, I say, 'You mean besides George Jones?'

Johnny Cash

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#51. The Grand Ole Opry, to a country singer, is what Yankee Stadium is to a baseball player. Broadway to an actor. It's the top of the ladder, the top of the mountain. You don't just play the Opry; you live it.

Bill Anderson

Singer Quotes #1690772
#52. I'm an around-the-way girl. I'm a singer, songwriter. I'm about positivity and spreading a good message and telling the people's story.

Elle Varner

Singer Quotes #1692585
#53. My grandmother on my father's side, a nightclub singer, was a Jewish refugee from Prussia who ended up in Jerusalem, where she met my grandfather - a British army officer. I remember as a child having bowls of chicken soup made by her. There were lots of interesting components, like feet and necks.

Jamie Cullum

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#54. I spend a lot of time working in the studio as a producer, not just a singer.

Vonda Shepard

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#55. My mother was a singer, and both of her sisters were singers. There was always music around.

Len Cariou

Singer Quotes #1698507
#56. Music can transport you to another time with a couple of notes. It makes you feel the heartbreak or the love, right along with the singer. The right song speaks to your soul in a way nothing else can. It's magic.

Cindi Madsen

Singer Quotes #1700038
#57. I lost my voice for the first time. I was so bummed out, but it happens to every singer at some point in their career. I don't think most people understand, but I sing every night and sometimes we do five shows in a row, which is really bad for your voice.

Avril Lavigne

Singer Quotes #1700203
#58. My dad was a musician. He was a singer and he played the guitar, so music was always around.

Kris Allen

Singer Quotes #1701836
#59. I started playing the acoustic guitar for more singer-songwriter type stuff. I bet if I would have gotten more approval for my "rock playing", I might be a world class shredder.

Jill Sobule

Singer Quotes #1702597
#60. I'm just a very primitive, infantile folk singer.

Robert Wyatt

Singer Quotes #1702813
#61. I was in the recording studio when Pink was recording for a part of the gay rights anthem. It was just amazing to watch her perform. She's just such an incredible singer. She so funny, and so smart, yet she's doing it for this silly, silly song.

Judd Apatow

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#62. The message of the bell, the singer's tragic tone announcing it, underlined life's inflexible call to order, reaffirming the illusory nature of love and pleasure.

Anthony Powell

Singer Quotes #1704077
#63. I didn't want to just be another girl singer. I wanted there to be something that set me apart.

Taylor Swift

Singer Quotes #1704128
#64. I'm playing a powerhouse singer who is big competition, but she's also really down to earth and sweet. But the whole sweet thing goes away when she's in competition mode. I love the show, so I'm very excited to be a part of it. I'm going to kill it on 'Glee!'

Jessica Sanchez

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#65. I do all the things that singer-songwriters do. I introduce the songs, I have a story to tell about everything all the time - I cannot be on stage and have something on my mind without telling the audience. I'm super emotional and expressive and vulnerable in that moment.


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#66. I don't believe that recordings should sound radically better than the artist, I think that's dishonest. For example, I'm not a great singer but if I spent enough time tweaking my vocals, I could sound like one. But I don't, what you hear is pretty much what I sing.

Malcolm Wilson

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#67. Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I'm using to the highest degree possible the gift that God gave me to use. I'm happy with that.

Aretha Franklin

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#68. It's been important to me to be a good activist, a good thinker, a good musician, a good singer, and a good entertainer. You can't do it all, but I have walked those delicate lines as best I know how.

Holly Near

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#69. I've only ever wanted to be a singer; I never wanted to be famous.

Katherine Jenkins

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#70. My mom is a singer and my Dad introduced me to bands such as Zeppelin and the Stones so music has always played a huge part in my life.

Kelly Blatz

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#71. Being a professional wrestler was never one of my goals in life. I always wanted to be some kind of entertainer. I used to want to be a rock singer or a guitar player but I can't sing and I can't play the guitar.

Ric Savage

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#72. Representing not just the resurrection of a career, 1953 marked 37-year-old Frank Sinatra's creative emergence as the best singer of his century.

Steve Erickson

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#73. My mom was a dancer, my dad's a singer and I've always had that kind of music in my life.

Elvis Stojko

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#74. I'm a folk singer-songwriter. I am pretty poppy though.

Vance Joy

Singer Quotes #1722565
#75. The world is made by the singer for the dreamer.

Oscar Wilde

Singer Quotes #1723897
#76. I've been in the studio when you go through a track and you run down a track and you know even before the singer starts singing, you know the track is swinging ... you know you have a multimillion-seller hit - and what you're working on suddenly has magic.

Ahmet Ertegun

Singer Quotes #1724178
#77. In general all celebrities, no matter how they became a celebrity, or if they're an actor or singer or a model, whatever it is - that people are people and people have problems and there's nothing wrong with that at all.

Rachel Uchitel

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#78. I moonlight as a singer.

Bryan Adams

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#79. All music is what awakes from you when you are reminded by the instruments. It is not the violins and the cornets-it is not the oboe nor the beating drums, nor the score of the baritone singer singing his sweet romanza-nor that of the women's chorus; it is nearer and farther than they.

Walt Whitman

Singer Quotes #1729853
#80. Being a singer is not just for popularity, it is more like cheering people's hearts and never forget my root.

Kim Kyu-jong

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#81. You know, I've always said, I've never felt I was a particularly good singer, but I've always thought I had a great knack for picking hit songs.

Kenny Rogers

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#82. It's funny because a lot of people that know me as a dancer, don't know that I'm a singer, and a lot of people that know I can sing don't know I can dance. And so, I feel like at some point I have to show them both and really be able to display it and showcase it, and put that out there.

Naima Adedapo

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#83. I was a shy kid, but somehow I knew I would make it as a performer. I'd always be telling my mum that I was going to be a famous singer. In my school yearbooks I would write, 'Remember me when I'm famous.' I knew I had a gift.

Nicole Scherzinger

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#84. Bright is the ring of words When the right man rings them, Fair the fall of songs When the singer sings them. Still they are carolled and said - On wings they are carried - After the singer is dead And the maker buried.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Singer Quotes #1739331
#85. I know that a Christmas tree farm in Pennsylvania is about the most random place for a country singer to come from, but I had an awesome childhood.

Taylor Swift

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#86. Miss Fiona Castley of Paloma, Three." A brunette with smoldering eyes this time. Maybe my age, but she seemed more . . . experienced. I turned to Mom and May on the couch. "Doesn't she seem awfully - " "Miss America Singer of Carolina, Five.

Kiera Cass

Singer Quotes #1740624
#87. If you play an instrument, it makes you a better singer. The more you play, the better you sing, the more you sing, the better you play.

Amy Winehouse

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#88. When a singer truly feels and experiences what the music is all about, the words will automatically ring true.

Montserrat Caballe

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#89. Even Catholic parishes today are not wanting for talent. But no serious singer or organist will get anywhere near the typical music program, at least if he wants to retain his self-respect.

Richard Morris

Singer Quotes #1744144
#90. I didn't think I was a famous singer. I didn't think I was a star or that I could make the waters part - just that singing was what I was going to do.

Linda Ronstadt

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#91. I come from a family of musicians. Even the sewing machine is a Singer.

Frank Carson

Singer Quotes #1746294
#92. I've made music for grownups most of my life as a singer/songwriter - often with my band, Nine Stories - recorded many albums, and 10 years ago I started recording kid's music, too.

Lisa Loeb

Singer Quotes #1751984
#93. I'm not a jazz singer, blues singer or country singer. I'm a singer that can sing rhythm & blues, that can sing jazz, that can sing country. There's a big difference. In other words, I'm not a specialist.

Ray Charles

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#94. When I was a backup singer, I enjoyed it.

Darlene Love

Singer Quotes #1827257
#95. In the states we all have this idea, everyone who wants to be the next best singer, next best dancer. Those same wants and desires are in India, too.

Parvesh Cheena

Singer Quotes #1827411
#96. A singer who refused to sing, a friend who wasn't her friend, someone who was hers and yet would never be hers.
Kestrel looked away from Arin.
She swore to herself that she would never look back

Marie Rutkoski

Singer Quotes #1828415
#97. My mom was an opera singer, and she gave up her career to raise a family. But she also taught my sisters how to sing.

Tika Sumpter

Singer Quotes #1829507
#98. I was really learning my craft as a jazz singer and working with some great players and all, really growing and feeling my wings.

Al Jarreau

Singer Quotes #1833446
#99. I'm not trying to be a pop singer.

Sharon Jones

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#100. You know Marques Houston, you know I'm a dancer, I'm a singer, but I wouldn't want to do a movie that I'm a dancer and a singer in. I want to do movies that people can take me more seriously in as an actor, because when you're making that transition, it is tough.

Marques Houston

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