Singing Proverbs

Sayings about Singing

Water quenches the thirst but does not teach you how to sing. ~ German Proverb

When the Spaniard sings he is either stupid or without money. ~ Spanish Proverb

When we sing everybody hears us, when we sigh nobody hears us. ~ Russian Proverb

If you can walk you can dance. If you can talk you can sing. ~ Zimbabwean Proverb

Not everyone who sings a lullaby stays awake. ~ Iranian Proverb

It is folly to sing twice to a deaf man. ~ English Proverbs

As the abbot sings the sacristan responds. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Conversation shortens the distance, singing lightens the load. ~ Russian Proverb

Drink and sing: the dark night is ahead of us. ~ Japanese Proverb

When mosquitoes work, they bite and then they sing. ~ Malian Proverb

Singing “Alleluia” everywhere does not prove piety. ~ Ethiopian Proverb

Bad people don’t sing. ~ Gypsy Proverb

You can cage a bird but you can’t make it sing. ~ French Proverb

If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come. ~ Chinese Proverb

It is not summer until the crickets sing. ~ Greek Proverbs

Theologians, dogs, and singers always disagree. ~ Indian Proverb

If a bird knew how poor he was it wouldn’t sing so beautifully. ~ Danish Proverbs

What the old ones sing, the young ones whistle. ~ Dutch Proverb

Three things that can’t be taught: generosity, poetry and a singing voice. ~ Irish Proverbs

Singing birds don’t build nests. ~ Cameroonian Proverb

An empty barrel sings in the wind. ~ Croatian Proverb

The fool sings a love song to his wife, the wise man will talk about his dog. ~ Turkish Proverbs

The chicken sings what the rooster teaches him. ~ French Proverb

Even the sharpest ear cannot hear an ant singing. ~ Sudanese Proverb

To sing to the deaf, to talk with the dumb, and to dance for the blind are three foolish things. ~ Indian Proverbs

Let someone else sing your praise. ~ New Zealander Proverb

As the old birds sing, so the young ones twitter. ~ German Proverb

When danger approaches, sing to it. ~ Saudi Arabian Proverb

He who sings, frightens away all his ills. ~ Traditional Proverb

Birds of prey do not sing. ~ German Proverb

Water teaches us to weep, wine teaches us to sing. ~ Polish Proverbs

If you sing before breakfast, you’ll cry before night. ~ American Proverb

The mosquito is small — but when he sings, your ears are full of him. ~ Mauritian Proverb

There are many people who can sing, but don’t know the words. ~ Indian Proverb

When a woman is not singing, she is not working much either. ~ Egyptian Proverbs

Loving and singing are not to be forced. ~ German Proverbs

I can’t sing but I am a musicologist. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Until spring comes, nightingales do not sing. ~ Azerbaijani Proverb

Quotations about Singing

Singing photo quotes

As long as we live, there is never enough singing. ~ Martin Luther

I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing. ~ William James

O, she will sing the savageness out of a bear! ~ William Shakespeare

Singing has nothing to do with the affairs of this world: it is not for the law. Singers are merry, and free from sorrows and cares. ~ Martin Luther

Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing “Embraceable You” in spats. ~ Woody Allen

[H]e sang words without sense, but their tone went to his heart… ~ Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

They sing, they will pay. ~ Jules Mazarin

The singer has everything within him. The notes come out from his very life. They are not materials gathered from outside. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

There’s no half-singing in the shower, you’re either a rock star or an opera diva. ~ Josh Groban

Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children. ~ Marilyn Penland

God respects me when I work; but God loves me when I sing. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

That which is not worth speaking they sing. ~ Pierre Auguste Caron de Beaumarchais

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them? ~ Rose F. Kennedy

He who sings frightens away his ills. ~ Miguel de Cervantes

Singing has always seemed to me the most perfect means of expression. It is so spontaneous. And after singing, I think the violin. Since I cannot sing, I paint. ~ Georgia O’Keeffe

I’d rather be dead than singing ”Satisfaction” when I’m forty-five. ~ Mick Jagger

Swans sing before they die — t’were no bad thing did certain persons die before they sing. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I sing like I feel. ~ Ella Fitzgerald

The total person sings not just the vocal chords. ~ Esther Broner

This is a fault common to all singers, that among their friends they will never sing when they are asked; unasked, they will never desist. ~ Horace

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