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Ali Akbar Khan Quotes

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Singing instrumental music is most important because,
while you play an instrument, you are singing through the instrument...
actually, you are singing inside.
- Ali Akbar Khan

Real music is not for wealth, not for honours or even the joys of the mind...
but as a path for realisation and salvation.
- Ali Akbar Khan

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

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

 

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

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

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


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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

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

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

All my songs were solo voices.
Just me singing.
In fact, that was the gimmick - no gimmick.
Just singing straight with not too much background.
- Bobby Vinton

We gather for prayer, and reading the Bible,
and singing the songs of David.
- William Brewster

I find singing as somebody else very liberating,
it just frees me up.
- Jane Horrocks

I do, too, most recently while I was singing karaoke in some weird bar.
- Radha Mitchell

Probably some of the songs I never even really listened to the lyrics.
Half of them I'd hear off the radio and was probably
singing the wrong words and didn't even know it.
- Alan Jackson

In college I had a weekend gig at a restaurant,
a solo thing that was the best practice I could have ever had.
That's where I learned to coordinate my singing and my piano playing.
- Norah Jones

You know, Neil Young is singing Rock n' roll will never die,
and Neil never rocked and rolled in his life.
I mean, he rocked, but he didn't roll.
He has got no swing in him.
- Joni Mitchell

I used to cry myself to sleep every night.
I missed singing so much.
And performing.
Man, I missed it so much.
- Ronnie Spector

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

But enough joking.
I am singing.
This is all my life.
- Placido Domingo

I don't think we should speak so much.
What if we were singing a song? We split,
whilst singing.
- Jean Gabin

My grandmother sang, too, and she was really loud.
It was this wild kind of singing.
I count her among my influences.
- Cassandra Wilson

I disliked singing in English and neither liked the
story nor the character of Cressida.
- Walter Legge

I think people who don't believe in God are crazy.
How can you say there is no God when you hear the birds
singing these beautiful songs you didn't make?
- Little Richard

I'm facing upstage, with my back to the audience,
and the spotlight comes up on my back as I start singing.
- Tom Wopat

He didn't want me to become a musician,
he wanted me to be a doctor, because he said singing was too hard.
- Nusrat F. A. Khan

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

You always will be singing a song or humming a line or a melody.
- Dennis Brown

See, that's nothing but blues, that's all I'm singing about.
It's today's blues.
- Jimi Hendrix

My look was even more solidified when I started singing
in Greenwich Village with my sister Lucy.
We wore matching dresses as the Simon Sisters.
- Carly Simon

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

After being so bad I could hear the angels singing.
- Lillie Langtry

I'm singing background on one of Blondie's songs on her new album.
- Melissa Joan Hart

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 like to sing ballads the way Eddie Fisher does and the way Perry Como does.
But the way I'm singing now is what makes the money.
- Elvis Presley

Who's judging American Idol? Paula Abdul? Paula Abdul
judging a singing contest is like Christopher Reeve judging a dance contest!
- Chris Rock

Well, over the years, I've developed a stable of songs
of which I'm known for and never get tired of singing.
- Joe Cocker

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

When I'm singing I try not be a singer with a capital
S. I just try to get it out so I feel comfortable with it.
- Robert Wyatt

To me acting and singing are worlds apart.
- Emmylou Harris

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses,
row on row, That mark our place, and in the sky,
The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard among the guns below.
- John McCrae

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

We used to have a main female vocalist.
But she had a baby.
Now we do the singing ourselves.
- Bernie Worrell

Time is important to me because I want to sing long
enough to leave a message.
I'm used to singing in churches where nobody would
dare stop me until the Lord arrives!
- Mahalia Jackson

A real active music set, based and really concentrated
on what the music's all about.
That's what I'm all about - singing and a really good strong music set.
- Jon Secada

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

When you're doing the traditional musicals,
singing songs that are 40 and 50 years old,
you realize there's a reason why those musicals are hits.
These are amazing songs!
- Tom Wopat

Boy bands should be exploded from a great height.
They're just pretty people singing music written by others.
- Eddie Izzard

The Siren waits thee, singing song for song.
- Walter Savage Landor

I'm not a big fan of Robert Plant's lyrics or his singing.
- Chris Robinson

You don't have to be singing about love all the time
in order to give love to the people.
You don't have to keep flashing those words all the time.
- Jimi Hendrix

I looked in the audience.
There were no strangers.
Everybody was singing and cheering and hugging.
That was a beautiful picture to look at.
- Celine Dion

I'll keep working as long as I live because singing
has taken on the feeling of joy that I had when I started,
when my only responsibility was to sing well.
- Rosemary Clooney

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

No; we have been as usual asking the wrong question.
It does not matter a hoot what the mockingbird on the chimney is singing.
The real and proper question is: Why is it beautiful?
- Bertrand Russell

Singing was the big focus and outlet for me.
- Debra Wilson

I spent many years laughing at Harry Secombe's singing
until somebody told me that it wasn't a joke.
- Spike Milligan

There will always be some kid who's the new Kurt Cobain
writing great lyrics and singing from his soul.
The problem is they're not marketing that anymore or putting it out there.
- Rosanna Arquette

I was always singing and dancing for my mother when
I wasn't glued to the television watching I Love Lucy
or the Carol Burnett Show.
- Debra Messing

I miss my singing career very much.
- Elvis Presley

Singing is a form of admitting that I'm alive.
- Alfredo Kraus

Singing your own songs is all about individual expression.
- Lyle Lovett

My friends are Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen,
and we're singing about mortality, getting older.
It's an interesting time.
- Sting

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

The modern Little Red Riding Hood, reared on singing commercials,
has no objection to being eaten by the wolf.
- Marshall McLuhan

When I became 16 I started thinking seriously about singing.
- Tommy Shaw

Singing is a way of escaping.
It's another world.
I'm no longer on earth.
- Edith Piaf

Country and western is ignored by the intellectuals.
They don't look at it as an art form.
They think it's just somebody sitting on his couch singing about his life.
- Ricky Skaggs

It was always acting, singing and dancing that I loved.
- Linda Lavin

I don't believe in singing lessons.
You can sing or you can't.
- Harry Dean Stanton


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