A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
The singer has everything within him. The notes come out from his very life. They are not materials gathered from outside.
God respects me when I work; but God loves me when I sing.
Precisely because we do not communicate by singing, a song can be out of place but not out of character; it is just as credible that a stupid person should sing beautifully as that a clever person should do so.
W. H. Auden
I can't stand to sing the same song the same way two nights in succession, let alone two years or ten years. If you can, then it ain't music, it's close-order drill or exercise or yodeling or something, not music.
There are few cases in which mere popularity should be considered a proper test of merit; but the case of song-writing is, I think, one of the few.
Edgar Allan Poe
He who sings frightens away his ills.
Miguel de Cervantes
Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I'm using to the highest degree possible the gift that God gave me to use. I'm happy with that.