— Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist
„Fred Astaire is the best singer of songs the movie world ever knew. His phrasing has individual sophistication that is utterly charming. Presumably the runner-up would be Bing Crosby, a wonderful fellow, though he doesn't have the unstressed elegance of Astaire.“
— Fred Astaire American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter 1899 - 1987
Oscar Levant in Levant, Oscar. The Memoirs of an Amnesiac. New York: Putnam, 1965. (M).
„You asked me whether you could learn to sing. I don't know. It could well be that you have the makings of a singer. It could well be that the world will give you the best that it has: glory, power, honor, what else is there? Palaces and parks, perhaps? Or merry meadows? And then what?
- Garðar Hólm“
— Halldór Laxness Icelandic author 1902 - 1998
— Russell T. Davies Screenwriter, former executive producer of Doctor Who 1963
Russell T. Davies, responding to the question, "Why do you think people love Doctor Who so much?" on BBC Wales Today (20 July 2004)
„All the intelligence and talent in the world can't make a singer. The voice is a wild thing. It can't be bred in captivity. It is a sport, like the silver fox. It happens.“
— Willa Cather American writer and novelist 1873 - 1947
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— Charles James Fox British Whig statesman 1749 - 1806
Letter to Mr. Fitzpatrick (30 July 1789) on the fall of the Bastille, printed in J. Russell (ed.), Memorials and Correspondence of Charles James Fox. Volume II (London: Richard Bentley, 1853), p. 361.
— LeBron James American basketball player 1984
— Dan Quayle American politician, lawyer 1947
— Роберт Фишер American chess prodigy, chess player, and chess writer 1943 - 2008
Interview by William Lombardy, 1972 http://www.bobby-fischer.net/Bobby_Fischer_Articles7.html
„I'm not a political singer. I don't know what the word means. People think I consciously decided to tell the world what was happening in South Africa. No! I was singing about my life, and in South Africa we always sang about what was happening to us — especially the things that hurt us.“
— Miriam Makeba South African singer and civil rights activist 1932 - 2008
As quoted in Denselow, Robin (16 May 2008)
„Clothes make the poor invisible.... America has the best-dressed poverty the world has ever known.“
— Michael Harrington American political writer 1928 - 1989
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