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Singer quotes

The first time that I appeared on stage, it scared me to death. I really didn't know what all the yelling was about...
Elvis Presley death
And whereas women had to fight to find their way into the workforce, men are now fighting to reclaim their place in the family structure.
Bob Geldof women
Don't threaten me with love, baby. Let's just go walking in the rain.
Billie Holiday love
I thank God that Im a product of my parents. That they infected me with their intelligence and energy for life, with their thirst for knowledge and their love. Im grateful that I know where I come from.
Shakira love
I do quite naughty things now. I do like to be a bit sexy.
Kylie Minogue sex
I am a raging alcoholic, but I don't want my kids to do the same.
Ozzy Osbourne aging
shouldn't be made . You know... they're just ... as important as... um doctors, and priests ... or maybe not as important sometimes, and yet they have this huge aura of almost god-like quality about them, just because their craft makes a lot of money. And at the same time it is a forced importance — you know, football stars and theatre stars — It is man-made so the press can feed off it.
Kate Bush god
First, I wanna say 'Peace to my mother. She's not here but I gotta give a 'peace out' to her because I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for my mother.
Tupac Shakur peace
Years go by Will I still be waiting For somebody else to understand.
Tori Amos body
At first flash of eden, we race down to the sea. Standing there on freedom’s shore. Waiting for the sun...
Jim Morrison freedom
Sundance is weird. The movies are weird — you actually have to think about them when you watch them.
Britney Spears weird
I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original.
Aaliyah war
Everyone is your best friend when you are successful. Make sure that the people that you surround yourself with are also the people that you are not afraid of failing with.
Paula Abdul success
Social media is a giant distraction to the ultimate aim, which is honing your craft as a songwriter. There are people who are exceptional at it, however, and if you can do both things, then that's fantastic, but if you are a writer, the time is better spent on a clever lyric than a clever tweet.
Bryan Adams time
I don't make music for eyes. I make music for ears.
Adele music
I always said that if I could just find a guy who could chop wood and had a nice smile, it wouldn't bother me if he was a thug or an aristocrat, as long as he was a good guy. And I've ended up with an educated thug.
Sade Adu good
Basically, what I'm saying is there is nothing fake about what I do. I'm up-front, I'm real, I'm honest and I'm open with my feelings.
Christina Aguilera feelings
Whatever obstacle comes your way, you gotta be prepared to jump over it! And I think that's what separates the legends from the regular artists. It's all in how you manage that success, and how you deal with the controversy when it actually comes.
Akon success
I'm a fighter by nature and nothing will ever change that.
Anastacia change
Once you realize that you're in something that you've always wanted and you don't want to lose it, you behave differently. And that means the integrity, the professionalism, and knowing what's right from wrong and still making choices that you probably wouldn't have made.
Paul Anka choices
If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life.
Marc Anthony love
I used to get a shiver if I thought about holding balloons, because I was scared of floating away.
Fiona Apple thought
I think my motto is to always remain focused on what it is that you're trying to accomplish.
Ashanti focus
Please, all you MCs out there, all you fans out there, don't think Big gonna make a record dissing 2Pac or the West Coast because it's not going down like that. I cant even see me wasting my time or my talent to disrespect another black man.
The Notorious B.I.G. time
Action is the antidote to despair.
Joan Baez despair
I take things like honor and loyalty seriously. It's more important to me than any materialistic thing or any fame I could have.
Lloyd Banks ya
When I had my first voice lesson I was 15 years old. And I had a really good teacher. This is what made all the difference. A good teacher will teach you the technique, but also how to listen to your voice.
Cecilia Bartoli good
You don't get older, you get better.
Shirley Bassey you
I'm not materialistic. I believe in presents from the heart, like a drawing that a child does.
Victoria Beckham art
I got a job as soon as I could - 11 or 12. I started babysitting and then I got a part-time job at a pharmacy in England. I just remember loving the feeling of going out and buying my own clothes! I'd go bargain-hunting and get secondhand vintage stuff.
Natasha Bedingfield time
You can cage the singer but not the song.
Harry Belafonte sin
I have a simple life. I mean, you just give me a drum roll, they announce my name, and I come out and sing. In my job I have a contract that says I'm a singer. So I sing.
Tony Bennett life
I always wanted to be a rock star. That was my childhood dream. That's what I told everybody I was going to be when I grew up.
Chester Bennington dream
Of course, I think that people are just waiting for that time when I make a mistake and they're gonna jump on it.... There's gonna be haters.
Justin Bieber time
I know who I am. I am not perfect. I'm not the most beautiful woman in the world. But I'm one of them.
Mary J. Blige world
If the Army helped towards my tuition fees I would then give them four years of my life.
James Blunt life
A voice is very intimate. It's something of your own. So there's always this fear, because you feel naked. There's a fear of not reaching up to expectations. As you become more famous, people come and expect to hear something extraordinary, so you don't want to disappoint them. I feel this sense of responsibility.
Andrea Bocelli fear
I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring.
David Bowie
I was slightly brain damaged at birth, and I want people like me to see that they shouldn't let a disability get in the way. I want to raise awareness - I want to turn my disability into ability.
Susan Boyle war
I want a place where I can have horses.
Laura Branigan want
I'm not a diva. I'm a tadpole trying to be a frog.
Toni Braxton
I think of myself not just as a dreamer, but as a dream chaser.
Sarah Brightman dream
Haters keep on hating, cause somebody's gotta do it.
Chris Brown body
I just thank God for all of the blessings.
James Brown sin
I would love to have twins. I think there's something nice about having two babies, and they're there for each other their whole entire life.
Melanie Brown love
It turns out that I'm far too schizophrenic musically for people to categorize me. I think people judge me a lot before they ever really know who I am.
Michael Buble music
I don't think I will ever get tired of wearing pink.
Emma Bunton will
Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. It's a constant struggle as to which one will win. And one cannot exist without the other.
Eric Burdon evil
The secret was to just be cool, stay in God's graces, and work it out.
Solomon Burke work
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
Kurt Cobain love
When a singer truly feels and experiences what the music is all about, the words will automatically ring true.
Montserrat Caballe music
An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I've left the opera house.
Maria Callas life
Everybody did something. It was very entertaining. We had a lot of fun. Lot of fun. And there was no segregation, that I could see. I never saw any.
Cab Calloway body
You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say, 'I'm proud of what I am and who I am, and I'm just going to be myself.'
Mariah Carey strength
I was like the good girl, bad girl, there were no grey areas for me.
Belinda Carlisle good
I have a wonderful shelter, which is my family. I have a wonderful relationship with my brother and sister; this makes me feel that I know always where I belong.
Jose Carreras family
It's like Forrest Gump said, 'Life is like a box of chocolates.' Your career is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're going to get. But everything you get is going to teach you something along the way and make you the person you are today. That's the exciting part - it's an adventure in itself.
Nick Carter art
I know that I am a singer and an actor, yet in order to give the public the impression that I am neither one nor the other, but the real man conceived by the author, I have to feel and to think as the man the author had in mind.
Enrico Caruso mind
You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.
Johnny Cash time
We have more media than ever and more technology in our lives. It's supposed to help us communicate, but it has the opposite effect of isolating us.
Tracy Chapman live
Everybody in life is a chameleon.
Melanie Chisholm life
There are definitely people who are stuck in the '60s and there are definitely people who think I am and it's just not true. I was performing for a long time before the '60s and I'll be doing exciting interesting things for along time to come.
Petula Clark time
God will never give you anything you can't handle, so don't stress.
Kelly Clarkson you
I recorded a song called, I Fall to Pieces, and I was in a car wreck. Now I'm worried because I have a brand-new record, and it's called Crazy!
Patsy Cline song
Some of the songs I do once in a while that I kinda... my set list is basically like my hits, there is a good reason why they are there; people really like them.
Joe Cocker people
I'm not a singer who plays a bit of drums. I'm a drummer that sings a bit.
Phil Collins sin
I think the secret is really observation. Well, if you observe what's going on and try to figure out how people are thinking, I think you can always write something that people will understand.
Sam Cooke people
Life is too short to not have fun; we are only here for a short time compared to the sun and the moon and all that.
Coolio time
And if you don't believe the sun will rise, stand alone and greet the coming night in the last remaining light.
Chris Cornell light
You know, all my songs are relatives, brothers, sisters, cousins.
David Coverdale sin
There is nothing in the world I wouldn't do for Hope, and there is nothing he wouldn't do for me... We spend our lives doing nothing for each other.
Bing Crosby world
No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere.
Sheryl Crow wild
Singing is my life. It has always been my life. It will always be my life.
Celia Cruz life
My fans are amazing and super loyal.
Taio Cruz ya
I think, to me, reality is better than being fake.
Ice Cube reality
When you live on the road, going home is a place to escape and just be with your family to unwind.
Jonathan Davis family
Focused. I'm a hustler. And my hustle is trying to figure out the best ways to do what I like without having to do much else.
Mos Def wit
I believe that we are here for each other, not against each other. Everything comes from an understanding that you are a gift in my life - whoever you are, whatever our differences.
John Denver life
If you think you've already made it, that's when you can fall short and go backwards. I'm constantly pushing forward and chasing the element of perfection.
Jason Derulo war
When you're on a merry-go-round, you miss a lot of the scenery.
Neil Diamond you
Engineering stimulates the mind. Kids get bored easily. They have got to get out and get their hands dirty: make things, dismantle things, fix things. When the schools can offer that, you'll have an engineer for life.
Bruce Dickinson life
Some people can't stand being alone. I love solitude and silence. But when I come out of it, I'm a regular talking machine. It's all or nothing for me.
Celine Dion love
I just find myself happy with the simple things. Appreciating the blessings God gave me.
DMX self
On the other hand, I have devoted so much energy to reach the top that I accept the stress of being there.
Placido Domingo energy
Everything in my life has been about sound and making music, so Beats represents just that - the improvement of sound and the dedication to everything I've been doing from the day I started.
Dr. Dre life
I'm only just learning what language to use when I want my microphone turned down, you know, because it's all so new to me. It can be quite difficult on a daily basis to communicate with the people I work with, so I'm just looking forward to knowing more.
Duffy war
With creative people, truly new horizons open up.
Dietrich Fischer Dieskau people
I have a personal ambition to live my life honestly and honor the true love that I've had and also the people I've had around me. I want to stay hopeful, even though I get scared about why we're even alive at all.
Lana Del Rey love
The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.
Eminem truth
The kids from the streets don't want preaching or messages. They want what they can identify with. They want to hear about the reality of their situation, not fairy tales. They don't care if it's ugly; they just want reality.
Eazy E reality
Music should be your escape.
Missy Elliott you
My parents are good role models because they've worked hard and gave me a happy childhood.
Sophie Ellis Bextor work
The ocean is a central image. It is the symbolism of a great journey.
Enya journey
Motherhood is... difficult and... rewarding.
Gloria Estefan war
My path has not been determined. I shall have more experiences and pass many more milestones.
Agnetha Faltskog experience
So, I'm on 'Sesame Street,' walking around with all these monsters, Elmo and his buddies, a whole bunch of chickens, a whole bunch of penguins and a number four dancing about. It was just pure joy, simple, ridiculous fun, stupid joy. There's no irony. 'Sesame Street' is just a crazy great place to be.
Feist joy
I have always loved fashion because it's a great way to express your mood. And I'm definitely a shoe lover. The right pair of shoes can change the feel of an outfit, and even change how a woman feels about herself. A woman can wear confidence on her feet with a high stiletto, or slip into weekend comfort with a soft ballet flat.
Fergie love
But when you get music and words together, that can be a very powerful thing.
Bryan Ferry music
Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
Ella Fitzgerald love
I just remembered songs my grandmother taught me, and songs that I learned for the recordings. But, then I learned to speak Italian. When I was there, I hired a professor who stayed with me 24 hours a day. She wouldn't let me speak a word of English.
Connie Francis mother