A Quote by Paramahansa Yogananda on songs and singing

Sing songs that none have sung

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 - 1952)

Source: The Law of Success

Contributed by: Taikunping

A Quote by Stephen Chbosky on driving, songs, and expansiveness

When all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite.

Stephen Chbosky

Source: "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"

Contributed by: Alicia

A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on songs, stupidity, and humor

Everything too stupid to be said is sung.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Contributed by: Kyo

A Quote by Francis Vincent "Frank" Zappa, Jr. on love and songs


There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another.

Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)

Contributed by: Rareflight

A Quote by Ellis on memory and songs

Short term memory makes no difference if you've lost your mind.


Source: The Parking Lot Song, by Ellis

Contributed by: Kate

A Quote by William Wordsworth on divinity and songs

That mighty orb of song, The divine Milton.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Excursion. Book i.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on doctors, life, love, songs, wine, and women

Then sing as Martin Luther sang, As Doctor Martin Luther sang, "Who loves not wine, woman and song, He is a fool his whole life long."

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

Source: A Credo.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Shakespeare on melancholy and songs

I can suck melancholy out of a song, as a weasel sucks eggs.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: As You Like It, act 2, scene 5

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Morris on darkness, day, lies, life, men, and songs

In Prison Wearily, drearily, Half the day long, Flap the great banners High over the stone; Strangely and eerily Sounds the wind's song, Bending the banner-poles. While, all alone, Watching the loophole's spark, Lie I, with life all dark, Feet tethered, hands fettered Fast to the stone, The grim walls, square lettered With prisoned men's groan. Still strain the banner-poles Through the wind's song, Westward the banner rolls Over my wrong.

William Morris (1834 - 1896)

Source: Prison

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William George Jordan on emptiness, future, hope, individuality, life, past, perspective, procrastination, purpose, remorse, and songs

He who, from sheer lack of purpose, drifts through life, letting the golden years of his highest hopes glide empty back into the perspective of his past while he fills his ears with the lorelei song of procrastination is working overtime in accumulating remorse to darken his future. He is idly permitting the crown of his individuality to remain an irritating symbol of what might be rather than a joyous emblem of what is. This man is reigning, for reign he must, but he is not-ruling.

William Jordan

Source: The Power of Purpose, pp. 45-46.

Contributed by: Zaady

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