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Quotes of the Day for 5 November 2003 – Singers

I've always loved to sing, although my singing has not always brought delight to those in my vicinity. There are folks at church who love it when I sing, but I think it's because I'm so loud that they can sing without fear that their errors will be heard. But Singers became today's theme because of the birthday list which includes Franz Xavier Grüber (composer of Silent Night, 1787), Leonard Slye (performed as Roy Rogers, 1912), Ike Turner (1931), Art Garfunkel (1941), Gram Parsons (1946), Peter Noone (Herman of Herman and the Hermits, 1947), and Bryan Adams (1959).

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The quotes:

Dance as if no one were watching, sing as if no one were listening, and live everyday as if it were your last.
     - Irish proverb

Everyone sings the song of life off-key every once in a while.
     - Caroline Yawn

You can cage the singer but not the song.
     - Harry Belafonte

Each bird must sing with his own throat.
     - Henrik Ibsen, 1828 - 1906

Give me a man who sings at his work.
     - Thomas Carlyle, 1795 - 1881

How wonderful opera would be if there were no singers.
     - Gioacchino Rossini, 1792 - 1868


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