Quotes of the Day for 28 July 2005 – Singing
Hubert Prior Vallee was born at Island Pond, Vermont on this day in 1901. He joined the Navy in 1917 but was promptly discharged as he was underage. He went back to high school and studied saxophone and clarinet, so when the next war came along he enlisted in the Coast Guard and led one of their district bands. When fronting one of his big bands, he sang through a megaphone. On this day in 1933 the very first singing telegram was delivered, to none other than Rudy Vallee. With those two events on the calendar, today's theme was obvious.
Everyone sings the song of life off-key every once in a while.
- Caroline Yawn
I don't need to be recognized with presents. I just wanna go onstage and sing my song.
- Celine Dion
You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note.
- Doug Floyd
God respects me when I work, but He loves me when I sing.
- Rabindranath Tagore, 1861 - 1941
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 wish life were more like a musical, so when I burst into song at the bus stop, people would stop staring at me. It might also make them more inclined to learn the chorus and the dance numbers.
- P. B. Hill
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