Quotes and Sayings about Voice



"I love listening to Radio Head's 'Everything in its Right Place' because it's all major chords, it makes you feel really good. It's soothing, it's got a beautiful voice, crazy textures. When I'm down I listen to that song and it really makes me feel good."
- Casey Abrams
(Related: Love, Listening, Right, Song, Voice)

"We worked on solving the problem of voice communications in a noisy military environment. We established military codes that are highly audible and invented selection tests for personnel who had a superior ability to recognize sound in a noisy background."
- M. H. Abrams
(Related: Ability, Environment, Military, Sound, Tests, Voice)

"When you have to get into the character each morning, give it your voice, your face, it was torture."
- Victoria Abril
(Related: Character, Voice)

"But I still don't have a clear idea of what my voice is."
- Kathy Acker
(Related: Idea, Voice)

"I found my voice was a reaction to all that voice stuff."
- Kathy Acker
(Related: Voice)

"If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation."
- Abigail Adams
(Related: Attention, Care, Ladies, Laws, Rebellion, Voice, Will)

"Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it."
- James Truslow Adams
(Related: Attitude, Voice)

"The past speaks to us in a thousand voices, warning and comforting, animating and stirring to action."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Action, Past)

"The actor has to develop his body. The actor has to work on his voice. But the most important thing the actor has to work on is his mind."
- Stella Adler
(Related: Work, Actor, Body, Mind, Voice)

"You have to look also to the media, where you have a vast majority of the loudest and most influential political voices in America media from people who came from the entertainment world."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: People, America, Entertainment, Majority, Media, World)

"And there are no stars and that you're never really sure who's doing what and what voice is what and, you know what I mean? It's supposed to be quite elusive."
- Damon Albarn
(Related: Stars, Voice)

"Those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness."
- Alcuin
(Related: God, People, Madness, Saying, Voice)

"I still feel like I have a lot of growing up to do 'til I find the voice. Everybody has their own voice and their own thing they want to say to the world."
- Sasha Alexander
(Related: Growing up, Voice, Want, World)

"Actually, recording the Suite Chic album was so much fun and while working on this new album, people that I've worked with from Suite Chic has lend their voice."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: People, Fun, Voice)

"Yes, it must be something that goes very well with my voice, let's say something that I understand that this would be good communication with the others, and I don't pretend for instance, to look for music that would be something that doesn't go with my personality."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Music, Communication, Personality, Voice)

"Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Meaning, Voice, Words)

"The writer in western civilization has become not a voice of his tribe, but of his individuality. This is a very narrow-minded situation."
- Aharon Appelfeld
(Related: Civilization, Individuality, Voice, Writer)

"I was in my thirteenth year when I heard a voice from God to help me govern my conduct. And the first time I was very much afraid."
- Joan of Arc
(Related: Time, God, First, Help, Voice)

"Characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner."
- Aristophanes
(Related: Breeding, Popular, Voice)

"Making lasting gifts for animals in our estate plans is perhaps the single most important thing we can do to ensure animals have the strongest possible voice for their protection."
- Bea Arthur
(Related: Animals, Gifts, Protection, Voice)

"I can't believe the pro-choicers attitude toward unborn children-to me it's the ultimate liberal cause, to defend those without a voice."
- Michael Aston
(Related: Attitude, Cause, Children, Liberal, Voice)

"A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: Silence, Speech, Voice)

"I did a voice for Odo, but people don't recognize you by your voice."
- Rene Auberjonois
(Related: People, Voice)

"It was a wrong number that started it, the telephone ringing three times in the dead of night, and the voice on the other end asking for someone he was not."
- Paul Auster
(Related: End, Night, Voice, Wrong)

"I've been doing silly voices since I was a child."
- Hank Azaria
(Related: Silly)

"I do struggle with how much and in which way, as an artist or celebrity, that you voice your political views."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Artist, Celebrity, Struggle, Voice)

"It is rare that even a jazz musician finds an individual voice."
- David Baker
(Related: Jazz, Voice)

"Sometimes you move publicly, sometimes privately. Sometimes quietly, sometimes at the top of your voice."
- James Baker
(Related: Voice)

"We have newsreaders behaving like actors, lowering their voices if it's a sad story, as if we didn't know it's a sad story. There isn't a single cool newsreader."
- Tom Baker
(Related: Actors)

"I don't want it to be all that self-conscious or artificial, but it really grows out of my having invented myself as a listener so that I could hear her voice."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Self, Voice, Want)

"We are all one - or at least we should be - and it is our job, our duty, and our great challenge to fight the voices of division and seek the salve of reconciliation."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Challenge, Duty, Fight, Job)

"I do dumb stuff, like playing my favorite dumb Barry White song and lip-synching into the mirror so it looks like his voice is coming out of my mouth."
- Lynda Barry
(Related: Dumb, Favorite, Song, Voice)

"I aspire to be that, to be a voice of reason one day."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Day, Reason, Voice)

"The goal is always to make a nice tableau painting with the voice. The more color I can find, the more shadow I can find - the goal is always to make more nuance and colors."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Goal, Colors, Painting, Shadow, Voice)

"The voice is an instrument that you really must take time to develop. It's like a good red wine Give it time."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Time, Voice, Wine)

"When you are accompanied by the instrument - on an instrument like the lute-the lute and voice - you have this sound, and you feel how the music can be so touching and yet so simple."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Music, Sound, Voice)

"Well, I don't think a specific role can destroy your voice. What can destroy your voice is when you... make an error. Everybody can make an error. But then you need to realize what is your way."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Error, Voice)

"Well, what I tried to do is to just listen to my voice, because my voice is my boss. She decides."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Boss, Voice)

"When I had my first voice lesson I was 15 years old. And I had a really good teacher. This is what made all the difference. A good teacher will teach you the technique, but also how to listen to your voice."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Difference, First, Old, Voice, Will, Years)

"The voice will guide you-will tell you what to do. In order to do that, you must be quite sensitive with the instrument and accept this daily conversation with your voice."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Conversation, Order, Voice, Will)

"Occasionally I do things against my inner voice, but you really should go for the thing that touches you most-even if you don't quite know why it does."
- Alan Bates
(Related: Voice)

"Nature... is nothing but the inner voice of self-interest."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Nature, Nothing, Self, Voice)

"Maybe I have just a younger voice than many other directors."
- Michael Bay
(Related: Voice)

"And therefore we must seek dialogue in this networked world. We must ask which voice was actually attempting to make itself heard and saw no other possibility of gaining a hearing. To that extent, for a while this also represented a forced opening of a cosmopolitan view."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Possibility, Hearing, Voice, World)

"Also in Norah Jones, now there's a voice that sounds and I don't mean disrespect but sounds a hundred years old that sounds incredibly experienced. It's just an exciting time."
- Gerry Beckley
(Related: Time, Now, Old, Voice, Years)

"But I think the only thing that annoys me about that is if I suddenly find someone on commercial radio or something like that, mimicking my voice or actions and trying to promote a product and pretending it's me doing it."
- Richie Benaud
(Related: Actions, Trying, Voice)

"I'm a classic example of what can happen if you follow your inner voice. I was cursed with interests and some talent in many different areas. It confuses people."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Talent, People, Example, Voice)

"We all perform our lives in a way. And the actor is a perfect metaphor to get at that theme of 'how do we find our authentic selves?' And that we all - whether we're actors or not - perform ourselves. As a way of searching. As a way of fumbling around and trying to say, is this my voice? Is this who I am?"
- Annette Bening
(Related: Actor, Actors, Metaphor, Trying, Voice)

"When I first started I was always known as The Girl on the Sitcom with the Funny Voice."
- Julie Benz
(Related: Funny, First, Voice)

"It's funny, I get really nervous when I audition for voiceovers."
- Julie Benz
(Related: Funny)

"I actually started, this year, doing some voiceovers. I did some radio spots, and some games."
- Julie Benz
(Related: Games)

"When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story's voice makes everything its own."
- John Berger
(Related: Voice, Will)

"Right now, they feel they have lost their voice, and their miseries have increased since my departure."
- Benazir Bhutto
(Related: Departure, Now, Right, Voice)

"Positive, adj.: Mistaken at the top of one's voice."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Positive, Voice)

"To be positive is to be mistaken at the top of one's voice."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Positive, Voice)

"I have always striven to raise the voice of hope for a world where hate gives way to respect and oppression to liberation."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Hope, Hate, Oppression, Respect, Voice, World)

"How nice the human voice is when it isn't singing."
- Rudolf Bing
(Related: Singing, Voice)

"Your voice is your tool and represents you. It's very important to have a good voice where you can be understood."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Voice)

"I can do a really high-pitched cartoon voice. Everybody always say they like that."
- Corbin Bleu
(Related: Voice)

"In the 20s, you were a face. And that was enough. In the 30s, you also had to be a voice. And your voice had to match your face, if you can imagine that."
- Joan Blondell
(Related: Voice)

"But make no mistake, the President will find in our new majority the voice of the American people as they've expressed it tonight: standing on principle, checking Washington's power and leading the drive for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable government."
- John Boehner
(Related: Government, Power, Mistake, People, American, Leading, Majority, President, Voice, Washington, Will)

"Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat."
- H. G. Bohn
(Related: Death, Reason, Violence, Voice)

"I was blown away by the control and the range that I was hearing. I'm listening to Pavarotti and thinking, What the hell have I been doing with my voice all these years?"
- Michael Bolton
(Related: Control, Hearing, Hell, Listening, Thinking, Voice, Years)

"To sing along with Stevie Wonder, you had to make your voice do things it was not accustomed to doing."
- Michael Bolton
(Related: Voice, Wonder)

"Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Music, Race, Voice)

"My door was open part of the time, and part of the time I tried to get a nap and their voices annoyed me, and I closed it. I kept it open in summer more or less, and closed in winter."
- Lizzie Andrew Borden
(Related: Time, Open, Summer, Winter)

"The 9/11 Commission recently released their report, citing important changes which need to be made to improve our nation's homeland security. I voiced my disappointment with the House leadership when this report was left until after the August recess for action."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Leadership, Action, Disappointment, Nation, Security)

"It has been surprising to me that so few conservatives have voiced concern over the precedence that are being set in favor of suppression by this so-called conservative administration."
- James Bovard
(Related: Being, Concern, Conservative)

"The party has to be much more. It has to connect in a real way with rank-and-file members and be their voice."
- Wes Boyd
(Related: Party, Rank, Voice)

"It was my Mum who got me into singing properly - she knew I had to do something with my voice because she knew I was talented. She was the one who pushed me into joining a choir all those years ago, when I was about 12. I remember she told me to start with the choir and just see where it took me."
- Susan Boyle
(Related: Singing, Voice, Years)

"One forgets too easily the difference between a man and his image, and that there is none between the sound of his voice on the screen and in real life."
- Bertolt Brecht
(Related: Life, Difference, Man, Sound, Voice)

"My first album was me finding myself and my voice, finding how I sing. I was rolling with the punches because everything was new to me."
- Chris Brown
(Related: First, Voice)

"Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in."
- Louise Brown
(Related: Heart, Voice)

"I was trying to do Billie Holiday, because she was the voice to be heard at that time."
- Ruth Brown
(Related: Time, Holiday, Trying, Voice)

"Always gotta keep busy or the voices start telling me to do wild things."
- Steve Brown
"Unborn children do not have a voice, but they are young members of the human family. It is time to look at the unborn child, and recognize that it is really a young human, who can feel pain and should be treated with care."
- Sam Brownback
(Related: Time, Family, Care, Children, Pain, Voice)

"Charity But how shall we expect charity towards others, when we are uncharitable to ourselves? Charity begins at home, is the voice of the world; yet is every man his greatest enemy, and, as it were, his own executioner."
- Thomas Browne
(Related: Home, Charity, Enemy, Man, Voice, World)

"The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Love, Voice, Woman)

"That's one strength that Stevie has. She's really not a strong instrumentalist in any way. Her instrument is her voice and her words. And it keeps her focused on the very center of that."
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Related: Strength, Voice, Words)

"T Bone and I grew up together in Fort Worth, Texas. He had his own recording studio by the time he was seventeen years old. When we were both nineteen he made the first archival recording of my voice."
- Betty Buckley
(Related: Time, First, Old, Voice, Worth, Years)

"T Bone is genius. The way they've recorded my voice and the instrumentation to these songs is really quite extraordinary."
- Betty Buckley
(Related: Genius, Songs, Voice)

"For one thing, I teach my students what my teacher for twenty years, Paul Gavert, told me, 'The voice follows... the voice follows everything about you... who you are.'"
- Betty Buckley
(Related: Students, Voice, Years)

"I was hugely relieved to discover there was a purpose for girls with loud voices."
- Betty Buckley
(Related: Purpose, Girls)

"Words are beautiful but restricted. They're very masculine, with a compact frame. But voice is over the dark, the place where there's nothing to hang on: it comes from a part of yourself that simply knows, expresses itself, and is."
- Jeff Buckley
(Related: Nothing, Voice, Words)

"Older and wiser voices can help you find the right path, if you are only willing to listen."
- Jimmy Buffett
(Related: Help, Right)

"I have agreed to lend my voice to Nature's Guard, an animated series which hopefully will go into production in the near future. The characters are all animals. My voice will be for a character named Longtail."
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Related: Nature, Character, Animals, Future, Production, Voice, Will)

"The activists will not stop in trying to impose their extreme views on the rest of us, and they have now plotted out a state-by-state strategy to increase the number of judicial decisions redefining marriage without the voice of the people being heard."
- Jim Bunning
(Related: Marriage, People, Strategy, Being, Decisions, Extreme, Now, Rest, State, Trying, Voice, Will)

"I was like Gene Kelly, it was called singing in the rain. No seriously, I wasn't really born with a singing voice, but my friends Joe and John taught me how to sing."
- Chris Burke
(Related: Friends, Rain, Singing, Voice)

"Using a first-person narrator is simply a matter of hearing the voice inside yourself."
- James Lee Burke
(Related: First, Hearing, Voice)

"Some scenes you juggle two balls, some scenes you juggle three balls, some scenes you can juggle five balls. The key is always to speak in your own voice. Speak the truth. That's Acting 101. Then you start putting layers on top of that."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Truth, Acting, Key, Voice)

"Hopefully each film can be given a musical voice of its own, which is not to say that the instrumentation is always unique, but that the relationship between the sound and the image is unique."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Film, Sound, Voice)

"I think all comics borrow from each other. Only a few have an original voice, and I wasn't one of them. In the end, I couldn't figure out who to steal from, so I stopped doing it."
- Steve Buscemi
(Related: End, Voice)

"By that point, I had started taking singing lessons. And after the first session, I mean, I was surprised that the windows didn't shatter. And after the third session, I really didn't know where this voice had come from."
- Gerard Butler
(Related: First, Singing, Voice, Windows)

"The voice of the Lord is the voice of common sense, which is shared by all that is."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Common sense, Voice)

"As a matter of fact, when compression technology came along, we thought the future in 1996 was about voice. We got it wrong. It is about voice, video, and data, and that is what we have today on these cell phones."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Technology, Thought, Fact, Future, Today, Voice, Wrong)

"I created the characters from what I read in the script. I decided how I should talk, accent, no accent, my own voice, or a created voice. Then, I visualize what I should look like."
- Ruth Buzzi
(Related: Talk, Voice)

"I really enjoyed doing the voice of Nose Marie on the cartoon series Pound Puppies. Fun, FUN cast."
- Ruth Buzzi
(Related: Fun, Voice)

"When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Joy, Voice, Wit)

"The place is very well and quiet and the children only scream in a low voice."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Children, Quiet, Voice)

"You are born an artist or you are not. And you stay an artist, dear, even if your voice is less of a fireworks. The artist is always there."
- Maria Callas
(Related: Artist, Voice)

"I cannot switch my voice. My voice is not like an elevator going up and down."
- Maria Callas
(Related: Voice)

"First I lost my voice, then I lost my figure and then I lost Onassis."
- Maria Callas
(Related: First, Voice)

"He always describes his characters' voices and their physique so brilliantly. As people have said, they are cartoons, caricatures. They're grotesques really."
- Simon Callow
(Related: People, Cartoons)

"I think it was just an opera. Now, you go to opera, you expect to see and hear what the opera is. So, it was Catfish Row. It was singers. Marvelous voices. It didn't make no difference what color they were."
- Cab Calloway
(Related: Difference, Now, Opera)

"Bubbles was a very good dancer. Tremendous dancer. He was one of our leading dancers of the country at that time. And, of course, he didn't have much of a voice."
- Cab Calloway
(Related: Time, Country, Leading, Voice)

"It is not the voice that commands the story: it is the ear."
- Italo Calvino
(Related: Voice)

"We'll make our voices heard loud and clear on the importance of cost-based power."
- Maria Cantwell
(Related: Power, Importance)

"Relativism is not indifference; on the contrary, passionate indifference is necessary in order for you not to hear the voices that oppose your absolute decrees."
- Karel Capek
(Related: Indifference, Order)

"One day I promised God that if he would give me my voice back I would never smoke again. I got three octaves back after quitting."
- Mariah Carey
(Related: God, Day, Quitting, Voice)

"There has been only a civil rights movement, whose tone of voice was adapted to an audience of liberal whites."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: Civil rights, Liberal, Voice)

"An organization which claims to be working for the needs of a community - as SNCC does - must work to provide that community with a position of strength from which to make its voice heard. This is the significance of black power beyond the slogan."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: Power, Work, Strength, Community, Needs, Voice)

"We lived within two hundred yards of the sea, and its voice was in our ears night and day."
- Edward Carpenter
(Related: Day, Night, Sea, Voice)

"In the second installment, I pretty much dominate the show. Somehow or another, though, I manage to apparently dominate the first show pretty well with just my voice and my hands and a shot of my boots kicking cartridges out of the way."
- David Carradine
(Related: First, Pretty, Voice)

"You learn to rely on a few basic movements and use your voice to the greatest extent possible to convey your emotions. So there was a technical challenge there and a responsibility to create a character from behind the mask."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Character, Challenge, Emotions, Responsibility, Voice)

"It didn't matter what you look like. You don't have to get up at 5:30 in the morning and there's a lot to be said for that. Corpse Bride can just play all my parts from now on and I'll just do the voice."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Now, Play, Voice)

"I drink booze, I smoke, and I'm hooked on caffeine. I actually have been known to swear at times and belch and even raise my voice when provoked. And I'm not physically repressed!"
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Voice)

"Since September 11, security has been increased everywhere, and we have new IDs to get on to the Fox lot. I drove to the security gate, but realized I'd left my ID in my other car. I just broke into that voice - 'Hey, man, I'm Bart Simpson. Who else sounds like this?' The guard waved me through."
- Nancy Cartwright
(Related: Car, Man, Security, Voice)

"I don't use the voice of Bart when I'm making love to my husband, but Marge's voice turns him on a little."
- Nancy Cartwright
(Related: Love, Husband, Voice)

"It was he who impressed, time and again, the necessity of singing as nature intended, and - I remember - he constantly warned, don't let the public know that you work. So I went slowly. I never forced the voice."
- Enrico Caruso
(Related: Nature, Time, Work, Necessity, Public, Singing, Voice)

"Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Nature, God, Books, Reading, Voice)

"Our party has always been the voice of the powerless and the voiceless."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Party, Voice)

"And I kind of said to myself if I get my voice back I'm not going to take back the old anxiety about it and just focus on the limitations. I'm really going to enjoy it."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: Anxiety, Focus, Limitations, Old, Voice)

"Well, the first year I lost my voice I didn't mind so much because I was going to have a baby and I was distracted with him anyway, I didn't even think about it that much, well, OK, this is what's happening."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: Baby, First, Mind, Voice)

"It's a different way of getting across an emotion. You're trying to get it across to the animator because the animator is inspired by the voicetrack in terms of how to animate the character."
- Dan Castellaneta
(Related: Character, Emotion, Trying)

"The voice doesn't take a lot of effort now, but in the beginning it was hard to try to find a voice. The one I settled on was just easier to do for a half-hour."
- Dan Castellaneta
(Related: Beginning, Effort, Now, Voice)

"Maya Angelou, the famous African American poet, historian, and civil rights activist who is hailed be many as one of the great voices of contemporary literature, believes a struggle only makes a person stronger."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: African, American, Civil rights, Famous, Literature, Struggle)

"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
(Related: Intelligence, Talent, Voice, World)

"The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always."
- Willa Cather
(Related: Power, Church, Being, Eyes, Faces, Healing, Miracles, Perceptions, Rest)

"In the adjustment of the new order of things, we women demand an equal voice; we shall accept nothing less."
- Carrie Chapman Catt
(Related: Women, Nothing, Order, Voice)

"Another part of the global war on terrorism that Canada and the United States are working on together is in helping failed states, states like Afghanistan, where people have no voice."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: War, People, Afghanistan, Canada, states, Terrorism, United, Voice)

"God be thanked for books; they are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Life, God, Books, Past, Spiritual)

"Let us rise in the moral power of womanhood; and give utterance to the voice of outraged mercy, and insulted justice, and eternal truth, and mighty love and holy freedom."
- Maria W. Chapman
(Related: Love, Power, Truth, Freedom, Justice, Mercy, Voice)

"I should like to be remembered as the man who raised a voice against... placing limitations on the freedom of the individual."
- Dennis Chavez
(Related: Freedom, Limitations, Man, Voice)

"The voices on the record, that was trying to treat my voice like guitar players treat guitar tones."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: Guitar, Trying, Voice)

"They would wake me up when I was sleeping, and say sing a song for our friends. I had a sweet voice, I had a nice little tenor voice. God knows what I sang, but my whole family would admire me."
- Dominic Chianese
(Related: Family, God, Friends, Song, Voice)

"I know I'm not a great singer. But I love to sing and I like to use my voice in different ways."
- Melanie Chisholm
(Related: Love, Voice)

"Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears by voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me."
- Jesus Christ
(Related: Voice, Will)

"When on the set of a film, you have to play natural for entire scenes in a very unnatural environment. You have to express emotions and interact with other actors and also use your voice."
- Helena Christensen
(Related: Actors, Emotions, Environment, Film, Play, Voice)

"We never waste space saying, "On the one hand." We just state an opinion in a Godlike voice."
- Arthur Christiansen
(Related: Opinion, Saying, Space, State, Voice, Waste)

"I'm just experimenting with every different type of music you can imagine and seeing where my voice lies and what sounds best. I think when I do finally do the album it will be very eclectic - just loads of different stuff on it. That's what I am hoping."
- Charlotte Church
(Related: Music, Lies, Voice, Will)

"As an actor I kind of do. I started out doing voice overs in the mid 80s when I was in grad school."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Actor, School, Voice)

"People hear the soul, black influence in my voice. I grew up listening to CKLW and all the black stations like WLBS."
- Madonna Ciccone
(Related: Soul, People, Influence, Listening, Voice)

"And all the charms of face or voice Which I in others see, Are but the recollected choice Of what I feel for thee."
- John Clare
(Related: Choice, Voice)

"In some ways, I've always approached singing as acting, and the voice is just like a way of carrying the song."
- Petula Clark
(Related: Acting, Singing, Song, Voice)

"In childhood I developed a serious throat infection, and my heart stopped beating. I recovered from that illness with a voice that boomed forth like Kate Smith's!"
- Patsy Cline
(Related: Heart, Childhood, Illness, Voice)

"I have gotten more than I asked for. All that I ever wanted was to hear my voice on record and have a song among the Top 20."
- Patsy Cline
(Related: Song, Voice)

"Studios have been trying to get rid of the actor for a long time and now they can do it. They got animation. NO more actor, although for now they still have to borrow a voice or two. Anyway, I find it abhorrent."
- James Coburn
(Related: Time, Actor, Animation, Now, Trying, Voice)

"We must stifle the voice of hatred and faction."
- Bainbridge Colby
(Related: Hatred, Voice)

"Yes, I've already done a couple of guest voices."
- Gary Cole
(Related: Guest)

"I am just glad that I can take the music to the people who want to hear it. I love my audiences. I am deeply indebted to them for giving me the chance to sing my concerts, make records, and do what I love. Whatever people call it, it is great to have a voice!"
- Judy Collins
(Related: Love, Music, People, Audiences, Chance, Giving, Want)

"I feel so very grateful to have the voice God gave me. It takes a lot of rest and training to sing, and I was lucky that I found a great teacher when I first moved to New York."
- Judy Collins
(Related: God, First, Rest, Training, Voice)

"I always sang when I was little and my father, who was a great influence on me, also had a wonderful voice. He and my mother really encouraged me to sing and play the piano. They were always very supportive."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Mother, Father, Influence, Play, Voice)

"I usually hang around the room listening to a bit of last night's show. If there's one available, I go to the steam room every day for my voice. I spend half an hour there and then I eat, because I can't eat later than four o'clock. Then I go for a soundcheck. That's my day."
- Phil Collins
(Related: Day, Listening, Night, Voice)

"I love doing the voice of Batman because of the quality of the animation. The music is particularly incredible. Another bonus is getting the opportunity to work with some very respected actors who do not usually do voice work."
- Kevin Conroy
(Related: Love, Music, Work, Quality, Opportunity, Actors, Animation, Voice)

"There was a subtlety about Peggy Lee. It was powerful. There was a valuable use of space. Everything was not cluttered. Her voice was out front and was the key instrument."
- Rita Coolidge
(Related: Key, Space, Voice)

"I believe my voice is pretty much the same. I've written 75 books, so I'm better at it now than I was earlier in my career."
- Caroline B. Cooney
(Related: Books, Career, Now, Pretty, Voice)

"It is not the intelligent woman v. the ignorant woman; nor the white woman v. the black, the brown, and the red, it is not even the cause of woman v. man. Nay, tis woman's strongest vindication for speaking that the world needs to hear her voice."
- Anna Julia Cooper
(Related: Cause, Man, Needs, Voice, Woman, World)

"One needs occasionally to stand aside from the hum and rush of human interests and passions to hear the voices of God."
- Anna Julia Cooper
(Related: God, Needs)

"Women don't want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think - in a deeper voice."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Women, Voice, Want)

"I like doing radio because it's so intimate. The moment people hear your voice, you're inside there heads, not only that, you're in there laying eggs."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: People, Voice)

"Whitesnake more than most rock bands would get a very significant percentage of women in the audience and those were the ones I'd hear the voices because from where I am on stage is a pretty good spot."
- David Coverdale
(Related: Women, Pretty)

"My voice is an instrument."
- David Coverdale
(Related: Voice)

"It was a dream come true performing with her and just being on the same record. So in my eyes, she was the epitome of a great voice and for us to share together was awesome."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Dream, Being, Eyes, Voice)

"People see that I have my own voice, my own opinion, my own likes. The album really reflects that."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: People, Opinion, Voice)

"I think it's his perception of knowing how to make a record build, keeping the integrity of the song in the music and really adding a lot of musical elements to compliment my voice and to compliment the song."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Music, Perception, Compliment, Integrity, Song, Voice)

"Any voices or fantasies, he lives with. Those are his everyday life things."
- Daniel Craig
(Related: Life)

"Seriously, we are in the midst of the convergence of voice and data and that is challenging the infrastructure of the telephone companies. There are huge commercial interests in the basic technology, but even more so in content delivery and control of content."
- Steve Crocker
(Related: Technology, Control, Content, Voice)

"You would give up your career if you lost your voice for good, or if the impresarios stopped calling, or the audiences stopped coming. But as long as those things are there, I don't plan to stop. There is nothing that makes me feel better than to be with my public."
- Celia Cruz
(Related: Audiences, Career, Nothing, Public, Voice)

"And if this House is to be scared, by whatever influences, from its duty, to receive and hear the petitions of the People, then I shall send my voice beyond the walls of this Capitol for redress."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: People, Duty, Voice)

"When preparing for a concert, I do lots of training. I work with a choreographer to create great moves and then I have to keep my voice strong with lessons."
- Miley Cyrus
(Related: Work, Training, Voice)

"There are too many leaders anointed because they have a public voice - television, radio, or record, or whatever. That even includes myself. In the past, I'd say, 'Don't anoint me when you can anoint yourself.'"
- Chuck D.
(Related: Leaders, Past, Public, Television, Voice)

"I have had fans make me the big picture collages of the photo books; I have had fans send me birthday cakes... sing to me on my voicemail. I have had fans flash me. I have had older fans give me their bras and underwear onstage."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Birthday, Books, Fans)

"First of all, you have to understand that I'm like anybody else. When I hear my voice on a record I absolutely loathe my voice. I cannot stand my voice."
- Roger Daltrey
(Related: First, Voice)

"I don't know many singers who actually do like the sound of their own voice."
- Roger Daltrey
(Related: Sound, Voice)

"The little song and dance number at the end - that's me, my voice, howling out. It was a new experience for me. I've never sung before and I've certainly never sung on screen. I think I sung on stage when I was 13 and for some reason nobody's asked me to try it again since."
- Hugh Dancy
(Related: Experience, Dance, End, Reason, Song, Voice)

"The loudest voices we hear are those who advocate conflict, divisiveness."
- John C. Danforth
(Related: Conflict)

"Onstage or in films, you do affect peoples' lives, and sometimes that's very gratifying. But still, there's this little voice that says you should be doing something that matters."
- Blythe Danner
(Related: Voice)

"I wanted to raise the voice of a lot of the people that I knew growing up, and this was, for the most part, poor people who had extraordinary dreams but also very amazing obstacles."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: Dreams, People, Growing up, Obstacles, Poor, Voice)

"On issues relating to taxes, you don't always speak with one voice."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Taxes, Voice)

"What has been happening more lately - of course, I also put in my bio, I say I do the voice of Goliath, but some people go - you know, I say something, and it's a funny thing when you work in this business, people will talk out loud in front of you like you're not there."
- Keith David
(Related: Funny, Work, Business, People, Talk, Voice, Will)

"That odd idea that one person can go to a foreign part and in this rather odd voice describe it to the folks back home doesn't make much sense in the post-colonial world."
- Robyn Davidson
(Related: Home, Idea, Post, Sense, Voice, World)

"I love opera, I love writing for the voice, I love telling stories with music."
- Anthony Davis
(Related: Love, Music, Opera, Voice, Writing)

"But once you strip that down, you realize it's all about a voice, like a Norah Jones - that's inspiring to me."
- Taylor Dayne
(Related: Inspiring, Voice)

"Bob summed it up best when he was on his knees at the end of the night saying, 'Don't trust in Guided By Voices.' You were there; was the show awful or something? I know it was sloppy, but they're not really that tight anyway, but was it embarrassing, was it sad?"
- Kim Deal
(Related: Trust, End, Night, Saying)

"I hardly ever watch my own work. I just end up picking myself apart! I can't even stand to hear myself on voicemail. the sound of my own voice is like nails on a chalkboard. The same goes for my records."
- Grey DeLisle
(Related: Work, End, Sound, Voice)

"I was always talking in weird voices from the time I was two. I guess I just found a way to keep doing it! I did get a degree in theater and took some voice-over classes... but most of it is just the same stuff I was doing as a kid!"
- Grey DeLisle
(Related: Time, Talking, Theater, Voice)

"We learn best to listen to our own voices if we are listening at the same time to other women - whose stories, for all our differences, turn out, if we listen well, to be our stories also."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Time, Women, Listening)

"We can hear the silent voice of the spiritual universe within our own hearts."
- Ruth St. Denis
(Related: Spiritual, Universe, Voice)

"We women must listen to our inner voice. It is easier for women to do this as they are not afraid to say what they feel."
- Indra Devi
(Related: Women, Voice)

"Best two rock voices I've heard in a last few years both have been from grunge bands: it's Eddie Vedder and the other one is Chris Cornell from Soundgarden."
- Bruce Dickinson
(Related: Years)

"I only hear my own voice. When you start hearing other voices, then it's time to worry."
- Matt Dillon
(Related: Time, Hearing, Voice, Worry)

"There is no index of character so sure as the voice."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Character, Voice)

"There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Character, Voice)

"Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things."
- Dogen
(Related: Ideas, Body, Mind, Unity, Voice, Will)

"The voice collects and translates your bad physical health, your emotional worries, your personal troubles."
- Placido Domingo
(Related: Health, Voice)

"With my personal preparation at the piano, I can afford to hum at half voice."
- Placido Domingo
(Related: Preparation, Voice)

"Between parts I was too old for and roles that were too overwhelming, out of reach then for my voice. I carved out a niche with the Wagnerian repertoire since I am attracted by its theatrical intensity."
- Placido Domingo
(Related: Old, Voice)

"But I won't deprive myself of singing opera as long as my voice follows."
- Placido Domingo
(Related: Opera, Singing, Voice)

"I then realized that I could never be satisfied again with the mere natural charm of my voice, that I had to constantly paint when singing, melting all the colors, expressing reds and blacks that had to be less primary but bursting with subtly colored combinations."
- Placido Domingo
(Related: Charm, Colors, Singing, Voice)

"Some scenes you juggle two balls, some scenes you juggle three balls, some scenes you can juggle five balls. The key is always to speak in your own voice. Speak the truth. That's Acting 101. Then you start putting layers on top of that."
- Vincent D'Onofrio
(Related: Truth, Acting, Key, Voice)

"Being Poet Laureate made me realize I was capable of a larger voice. There is a more public utterance I can make as a poet."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Being, Public, Voice)

"There's a danger of the Internet just becoming loud, ugly and boring with a thousand voices screaming for attention."
- Matt Drudge
(Related: Attention, Danger, Internet, Ugly)

"We have entered an era vibrating with the din of small voices. Every citizen can be a reporter, can take on the powers that be."
- Matt Drudge
"It's really the sound of the voices, the sound of the words, the sound of the sound that we're interested in."
- Anne Dudley
(Related: Sound, Words)

"I started taking singing classes just two years ago. It was great. I never knew I could sing but I kind of found my voice."
- Hilary Duff
(Related: Singing, Voice, Years)

"The human voice cannot mount up into these boundless solitudes."
- Alberto Santos Dumont
(Related: Voice)

"Although there was a screenplay, the actors never knew what questions I was going to ask them, and all of my character's voice-over narration and scenes were added after the fact."
- Griffin Dunne
(Related: Character, Actors, Fact, Questions, Voice)

"Help us to recognize your voice, help us not to be allured by the madness of the world, so that we may never fall away from you, O Lord Jesus Christ."
- Albrecht Durer
(Related: Christ, Help, Madness, May, Voice, World)

"Money speaks, but it speaks with a male voice."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Money, Voice)

"The musician writes for the orchestra what his inner voice sings to him; the painter rarely relies without disadvantage solely upon the images which his inner eye presents to him; nature gives him his forms, study governs his combinations of them."
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
(Related: Nature, Eye, Study, Voice)

"Television, although It's in steep decline, still occasionally gives voices to people who don't have voices."
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: People, Television)

"I'm used to hearing myself. My own voice."
- Billy Eckstine
(Related: Hearing, Voice)

"I wanted to be one of the voices in the box."
- Bob Edwards
"Leadership is about doing what you know is right - even when a growing din of voices around you is trying to convince you to accept what you know to be wrong."
- Robert. L. Ehrlich
(Related: Leadership, Right, Trying, Wrong)

"Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral. They have the same effect of grating incongruity as the sound of a coarse voice breaking the solemn silence of night."
- George Eliot
(Related: Effect, Faces, Night, Silence, Sound, Voice)

"Animals mean everything to me. We have to be their voice and protectors."
- Shannon Elizabeth
(Related: Animals, Voice)

"I was four years old then, and I think it must have been the next summer that I first heard the voices."
- Black Elk
(Related: First, Old, Summer, Years)

"Grandfather, Great Spirit, once more behold me on earth and lean to hear my feeble voice."
- Black Elk
(Related: Earth, Spirit, Voice)

"I wanted to get rid of the element that had been considered essential in pop music: the voice."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Voice)

"I use my voice as an instrument."
- Enya
(Related: Voice)

"The way of architecture is the quiet voice that underlies it and has guided it from the beginning."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Architecture, Beginning, Quiet, Voice)

"My mother had a beautiful, soothing voice that made me melt."
- Gloria Estefan
(Related: Mother, Voice)

"And the inner dynamics of Hollywood are like politics. Say you give a script to a group of executives - they all sit around, afraid to voice an opinion, saying nothing, waiting to know what the consensus is. Just like focus groups, opinion polls or a cabinet."
- Joe Eszterhas
(Related: Politics, Focus, Hollywood, Nothing, Opinion, Saying, Voice, Waiting)

"Serious musicians are finding it harder and harder to have a voice in the world of music these days."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Music, Musicians, Voice, World)

"When I wrote The Virgin Suicides, I gave myself very strict rules about the narrative voice: the boys would only be able to report what they had seen or found or what had been told to them."
- Jeffrey Eugenides
(Related: Boys, Rules)

"This is my first visit to Africa, a region where President Bush has voiced a deep passion for fostering and encouraging economic development, investment and trade."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Development, Encouraging, Deep, First, Investment, Passion, President, Trade, Visit)

"The voice of God, if you must know, is Aretha Franklin's."
- Marianne Faithfull
(Related: God, Voice)

"I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among the creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of kindness and compassion."
- William Falconer
(Related: Soul, Compassion, Kindness, Man, Spirit, Voice, Will)

"I believe that man will not merely endure. He will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Sacrifice, Soul, Compassion, Endurance, Man, Spirit, Voice, Will)

"It may be a penny for your thoughts, but it is now a quarter for your voice."
- Esther B. Fein
(Related: Thoughts, May, Now, Voice)

"I think television has betrayed the meaning of democratic speech, adding visual chaos to the confusion of voices. What role does silence have in all this noise?"
- Federico Fellini
(Related: Chaos, Confusion, Meaning, Silence, Speech, Television)

"They wanted to start recording rock 'n roll, and thought I had the right voice."
- Freddy Fender
(Related: Thought, Right, Voice)

"I can sing, but my voice is untrained. I'd like to do a musical someday."
- Sherilyn Fenn
(Related: Voice)

"I long for the raised voice, the howl of rage or love."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: Love, Voice)

"Churchill knew the importance of peace, and he also knew the price of it. Churchill finally got his voice, of course. He stressed strategy, but it was his voice that armed England at last with the old-fashioned moral concepts of honor and duty, justice and mercy."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Peace, Strategy, Duty, England, Honor, Importance, Justice, Mercy, Old, Voice)

"When I write stuff and I help cast it, I turn away good people all the time. I may turn them down because this one's too tall and that one doesn't have a high enough voice or this one looks to old to match up with that one - there's a billion reasons not to hire somebody."
- Harvey Fierstein
(Related: Time, People, Help, May, Old, Voice)

"The world is full of more interesting things than my voice."
- Harvey Fierstein
(Related: Voice, World)

"Actually, I think the average voice is like 70 percent tone and 30 percent noise. My voice is 95 percent noise."
- Harvey Fierstein
(Related: Voice)

"But actually just yesterday we raised the key of one of my songs two steps up, so my voice is obviously responding. It's a muscle, and the more you use it, the more you use it right, the more you should get out of it. So yes, I sing."
- Harvey Fierstein
(Related: Key, Right, Songs, Voice, Yesterday)

"I want the score to have a really big voice."
- Mike Figgis
(Related: Voice, Want)

"My singing voice is somewhere between a drunken apology and a plumbing problem."
- Colin Firth
(Related: Apology, Singing, Voice)

"I definitely have a Fisher voice."
- Joely Fisher
(Related: Voice)

"Yes, living voices in a living language, so it seemed to us."
- Robert Fitzgerald
(Related: Language, Living)

"As musicians, and as people who sell material for people to hear and absorb, it's important that we use that voice wisely."
- Roberta Flack
(Related: People, Musicians, Voice)

"I want to keep my voice young, with nothing heavy."
- Renee Fleming
(Related: Nothing, Voice, Want)

"No voice teacher can be all things to all people. You have to gain information from whatever sources you can. You have to listen."
- Renee Fleming
(Related: People, Gain, Information, Voice)

"My mother was a wonderful, wonderful woman with a lovely voice who hated housework, hated cooking even more and loved her children. She was always arranging church activities such as a bazaar."
- Maureen Forrester
(Related: Mother, Church, Children, Cooking, Housework, Voice, Woman)

"The colored man is in the South to stay there. He will not leave it voluntarily and he cannot be driven out. He had no voice in being carried into the South, but he will have a very loud voice in any attempt to put him out."
- Timothy Thomas Fortune
(Related: Being, Man, Voice, Will)

"The more excited the rooster gets, the higher his voice goes. He's got a little bit of a Barney Fife quality to him."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Quality, Voice)

"Man is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Sacrifice, Soul, Compassion, Endurance, Man, Spirit, Voice)

"The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Hearing, Intellect, Rest, Voice)

"I'm such a video game fan that being able to do voices in video games is just fantastic."
- Will Friedle
(Related: Being, Games)

"You have to contort your body in a certain way to hit a low note. When you're on film, you can't. So you do, in a sense, get to hide behind your voice, which is nice."
- Will Friedle
(Related: Body, Film, Sense, Voice)

"I'd like to do voiceovers my whole life. I get to kind of create a character and go in and play."
- Will Friedle
(Related: Life, Character, Play)

"The weeping voices rise straight up and strike the clouds. A passer-by at the roadside asks a conscript why, The conscript answers only that drafting happens often."
- Du Fu
(Related: Answers, Clouds, Weeping)

"I like the platform to show your art and everything that goes along with that. To show your voice and hopefully find films that are more politically driven, films that maybe inspire."
- Antoine Fuqua
(Related: Art, Voice)

"It wasn't until Duotones that I felt my true voice come out."
- Kenny G
(Related: Voice)

"And when I was born, I drew in the common air, and fell upon the earth, which is of like nature; and the first voice which I uttered was crying, as all others do."
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol
(Related: Nature, Earth, First, Voice)

"The instrument that I never learned how to play was my fans. You know, they are the part of the story that nobody teaches you. I just want to do the right thing; I want to be a voice with them, among them."
- Lady Gaga
(Related: Fans, Play, Right, Voice, Want)

"I'll agonize over sentences. Mostly because you're trying to create specific effects with sentences, and because there are a number of different voices in the book."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Trying)

"The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Voice, World)

"Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Voice)

"The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Conscience, Voice)

"I believe that the quantum of our knowledge will increase considerably in the coming years and that scientists will continue to be amongst the brave voices speaking out."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Knowledge, Scientists, Will, Years)

"But these days, it's hard to make it just on a beautiful voice."
- Crystal Gayle
(Related: Voice)

"Men who are not given any voice in this because of the secret nature of the courts, what they're left with is dressing up ridiculously, but at least using humour to try and draw attention to their kids."
- Bob Geldof
(Related: Men, Nature, Attention, Kids, Voice)

"Between his eyes, there were four lines, the marks of such misery as children should never feel. He spoke with that wonderful whisky voice that so many Spanish children have, and he was a tough and entire little boy."
- Martha Gellhorn
(Related: Children, Eyes, Misery, Voice)

"If you like an instrument that sings, play the saxophone. At its best it's like the human voice."
- Stan Getz
(Related: Play, Voice)

"I heard my brother's voice even though we were apart. I then answered the phone and found him on the line."
- Maurice Gibb
(Related: Brother, Voice)

"The hardest times for me were not when people challenged what I said, but when I felt my voice was not heard."
- Carol Gilligan
(Related: People, Voice)

"In the different voice of women lies the truth of an ethic of care, the tie between relationship and responsibility, and the origins of aggression in the failure of connection."
- Carol Gilligan
(Related: Women, Truth, Failure, Aggression, Care, Connection, Lies, Responsibility, Voice)

"Education makes us more stupid than the brutes. A thousand voices call to us on every hand, but our ears are stopped with wisdom."
- Jean Giraudoux
(Related: Education, Wisdom)

"In the piano, one has the instrument complete before he begins; but in the case of the voice, the instrument has to be developed by study."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Study, Voice)

"When the student has her voice under complete control, it is safe to take up the lyric repertoire of Mendelssohn, Old English Songs, etc. How simple and charming they are!"
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Control, English, Old, Songs, Voice)

"They sent me the script, asking me to play the part of a general. I have never played the part of an authority figure. I've never thought of myself that way. I was uncomfortable with it, but I worked at it and knew I had a guttural voice for a general."
- Mark Goddard
(Related: Thought, Authority, Play, Voice)

"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Voice, Will)

"I had years of therapy to recover from this. A lot of it had to with being a people pleaser, being the ultimate good girl. I wanted everyone to like me. I didn't really have a voice. I was afraid of growing up."
- Tracey Gold
(Related: People, Being, Growing up, Therapy, Voice, Years)

"The man who has his millions will want everything he can lay his hands on and then raise his voice against the poor devil who wants ten cents more a day."
- Samuel Gompers
(Related: Day, Devil, Man, Poor, Voice, Want, Will)

"My voice, I have to say, is kind of miraculous because I was born with a cleft palate."
- Gale Gordon
(Related: Voice)

"And then, I was thinking of doing a record just like starting with voice, because I did this one song that was just kind of a cappella, and I did it for this art piece I did where people could come and play music to go with a voice."
- Kim Gordon
(Related: Art, Music, People, Play, Song, Thinking, Voice)

"Right now, my voice is better than ever. It changed. I have better low notes than I had before."
- Eydie Gorme
(Related: Now, Right, Voice)

"My voice right now, hey, listen. I don't know how long it's going to last."
- Eydie Gorme
(Related: Now, Right, Voice)

"I consider my voice to be a centrist moderate voice among the nine Democratic candidates."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Voice)

"I feel real ownership in this show. I feel very invested in it. I care very much about it. I don't feel any more like a hired hand, you know? It's a strange feeling - I feel personally responsible for how the story goes. What happens. What the weaknesses are. And so in a way, some of the changes gave me an opportunity to have a voice in a different way."
- Lauren Graham
(Related: Opportunity, Care, Feeling, Ownership, Voice)

"Some autistic children cannot stand the sound of certain voices. I have come across cases where teachers tell me that certain children have problems with their voice or another person's voice. This problem tends to be related to high-pitched ladies' voices."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Children, Ladies, Problems, Sound, Teachers, Voice)

"He would catapult you forward, and that was his intention with the Jazz Messengers. He would take young people with a potential and help them develop a voice as a player and as a writer."
- Benny Green
(Related: People, Help, Intention, Jazz, Potential, Voice, Writer)

"Something about her eyes or voice has always suggested the hint of a free spirit, trapped in a Peck and Peck cage, dreaming of making rude noises at public gatherings of Republicans."
- Jeff Greenfield
(Related: Eyes, Public, Republicans, Spirit, Voice)

"Recent action in Syria and Palestine also tell us that the awakening voices of democracy in those regions are occurring, and that those in that region are able to pursue it without being stifled by terrorists that are despotic."
- Judd Gregg
(Related: Action, Being, Democracy, Palestine)

"It takes two years on the stage for an actor or an actress to learn how to speak correctly and to manage his voice properly, and it takes about ten years to master the subtle art of being able to hold one's audience."
- D. W. Griffith
(Related: Art, Actor, Being, Voice, Years)

"People who think radio acting is easy are wrong, because you got nothing to work with but your voice."
- Melanie Griffith
(Related: Work, People, Acting, Nothing, Voice, Wrong)

"The characters in the book grow up with us. My voice has broken as well."
- Rupert Grint
(Related: Voice)

"I was disappointed, not because we had lost the war but because our people had allowed it to go on for so many years, instead of heeding the few voices of protest against all that mass insanity and slaughter."
- George Grosz
(Related: War, People, Insanity, Protest, Years)

"I've been working on something, just some jazz, relaxed stuff. It will be standard, just piano and voice. It started out as a fun project for me though, I'm still not sure about releasing it."
- Justin Guarini
(Related: Fun, Jazz, Project, Voice, Will)

"A superb tenor voice, like a silver trumpet muffled in silk."
- Alec Guinness
(Related: Voice)

"At one level you're condemned to the voice you have. But within those confines, you have a certain amount of freedom to range among your possible voices."
- David Guterson
(Related: Freedom, Voice)

"I want word of mouth to be our biggest voice."
- Jasmine Guy
(Related: Voice, Want, Word)

"The reason my voice is sounding more passionate is because I'm singing directly from the heart."
- Sammy Hagar
(Related: Heart, Reason, Singing, Voice)

"If you don't ever stop singing, your voice stays in shape. It's like the marathon runner. You've got to run, run, run to stay in shape."
- Sammy Hagar
(Related: Marathon, Singing, Voice)

"I don't know what issues concerning identity have helped contemporary fiction evolve to what it is now. All I know is that the range of voices that are being heard and published is a lot more diverse than when I was coming up."
- Jessica Hagedorn
(Related: Being, Fiction, Identity, Now)

"I wish I had the voice of Homer to sing of rectal carcinoma."
- John B. S. Haldane
(Related: Voice)

"The voice of the people has been said to be the voice of God; and, however generally this maxim has been quoted and believed, it is not true to fact. The people are turbulent and changing, they seldom judge or determine right."
- Alexander Hamilton
(Related: God, People, Fact, Maxim, Right, Voice)

"I learned patience, perseverance, and dedication. Now I really know myself, and I know my voice. It's a voice of pain and victory."
- Anthony Hamilton
(Related: Perseverance, Victory, Dedication, Now, Pain, Patience, Voice)

"I love animals, always have, and it seemed natural to help the ASPCA. Animals have no voice of their own, so we have to be that voice."
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Related: Love, Animals, Help, Voice)

"The more faithfully you listen to the voices within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Will)

"It was very hard to get any records, so the only source for us to really hear what was happening was listening to the Voice of America. We would be taping all the broadcast and then sharing the tapes and talking about it."
- Jan Hammer
(Related: America, Listening, Sharing, Talking, Voice)

"You cannot raise the standard against oppression, or leap into the breach to relieve injustice, and still keep an open mind to every disconcerting fact, or an open ear to the cold voice of doubt."
- Learned Hand
(Related: Doubt, Fact, Injustice, Mind, Open, Oppression, Voice)

"Voice comes to you through a spell, a trance. The best voices are not you... they're a little away from you."
- Barry Hannah
(Related: Voice)

"Americans are xenophobic, they will believe their own people rather than the adversary, even a friendly enemy voice."
- Hanoi Hannah
(Related: People, Americans, Enemy, Voice, Will)

"This is the voice of Vietnam Broadcasting from Hanoi, capitol of the Democratic republic of Vietnam."
- Hanoi Hannah
(Related: Vietnam, Voice)

"Only when the voice of duty is silent, or when it has already spoken, may we allowably think of the consequences of a particular action."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Action, Consequences, Duty, May, Voice)

"So it's not so much that I set out to do something different, it's just that the songs themselves require their own individual voice and attention."
- Ben Harper
(Related: Attention, Songs, Voice)

"As long as the songs are strong, I think you can express yourself in any style and have it be soulful and have it be your own voice."
- Ben Harper
(Related: Songs, Style, Voice)

"Middle Age is that perplexing time of life when we hear two voices calling us, one saying, "Why not?" and the other, "Why bother?""
- Sydney J. Harris
(Related: Age, Life, Time, Middle age, Saying)

"So I got interested in singing and I have always used my voice. Not professionally as much, but around the living room, the campfire, that kind of thing."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Living, Singing, Voice)

"I love to sing and I do think that my strength as a singer is... I think I have a voice that is certainly sufficient under most any circumstances... but I think my strength is that I really am an actor and I really do have to own what I am saying."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Love, Strength, Actor, Circumstances, Saying, Voice)

"I think my voice worked out fine, but it was a lot of work for me. And I was very self-conscious about it. I was a bit self-conscious about writing lyrics too."
- Jerry Harrison
(Related: Work, Self, Voice, Writing)

"Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness. And they live by what they hear. Such people become crazy... or they become legend."
- Jim Harrison
(Related: People)

"I feel like I have to have a voice."
- Debbie Harry
(Related: Voice)

"I've only used my own voice about four times on film."
- Ian Hart
(Related: Film, Voice)

"In the Emperor's New Clothes, they got a different celebrity to do each voice. They drew up a picture of each character and then each actor wrote their own part."
- Melissa Joan Hart
(Related: Character, Actor, Celebrity, Clothes, Voice)

"The one thing I could do was voices and impersonations and weird characters, and there was really no call for that, except on Saturday Night Live."
- Phil Hartman
(Related: Night)

"The world is better because of Coretta Scott King. She affected countless lives and her voice will be deeply missed, especially by those who carry on her incredible undertaking."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: Voice, Will, World)

"And indeed, last week, the FBI executed a search warrant on my residence. This happened one day after my attorneys had left a message on the lead FBI investigator's voice mail confirming my continued readiness to answer questions and otherwise cooperate."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Day, Mail, Questions, Voice)

"I'm only interested in fiction that in some way or other voices the very imagination which is conceiving it."
- John C. Hawkes
(Related: Imagination, Fiction)

"Conscience is the authentic voice of God to you."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: God, Conscience, Voice)

"You don't have a face to work with, so your voice has to do all the work until you see the animation. So, a lot of it I had to pull back because it was too big."
- Sean Hayes
(Related: Work, Animation, Voice)

"You'd have a good voice, if it ever came out of your throat."
- Bobby Heenan
(Related: Voice)

"We have no faith in ourselves. I have never met a woman who, deep down in her core, really believes she has great legs. And if she suspects that she might have great legs, then she's convinced that she has a shrill voice and no neck."
- Cynthia Heimel
(Related: Faith, Deep, Voice, Woman)

"I'm blessed with a pretty good voice. So just sitting back there banging on the tubs wasn't enough."
- Don Henley
(Related: Pretty, Voice)

"My Mom is a ballet director, so I had this idea in me that classical training is the best foundation for anything you do, so I wanted to get a classical background and voice."
- Shuler Hensley
(Related: Mom, Idea, Ballet, Training, Voice)

"I knew from a young age that I could sing and it was impressed upon me that if I got a classically trained education in voice, it would serve as a foundation for whatever I chose to do."
- Shuler Hensley
(Related: Age, Education, Voice)

"You know how bad my voice sounds - well it feels just as bad."
- George Herman
(Related: Voice)

"I think that between the egos of the actors and the wrestlers in this country we are taking away from the truly dedicated and informed people who should be getting their voice heard."
- Dwayne Hickman
(Related: People, Actors, Country, Voice)

"My stuff was more of a folk coffeehouse thing, with more acoustic guitar, just me doing a single, and then adding on instruments and voices, with emphasis on lyrics and singing and light kind of acoustic jazz."
- Dan Hicks
(Related: Folk, Guitar, Jazz, Light, Singing)

"You know the drum was the first instrument besides the human voice."
- Billy Higgins
(Related: First, Voice)

"The human voice sounds thicker with a chorus and reverb than a dry signal."
- Ken Hill
(Related: Voice)

"I talk in that baby talk voice when I'm on TV, it's a put on."
- Paris Hilton
(Related: Baby, Talk, Voice)

"I always knew I had a voice and I've always known I could sing, but I was too shy to let it come out. I think it's the hardest thing to do, to sing in front of people. When I finally let go and did it, I realized it's what I'm most talented at and what I love to do the most."
- Paris Hilton
(Related: Love, People, Voice)

"The motivation part is all essential in keeping my voice, but there are the human factors of discipline."
- Jerome Hines
(Related: Motivation, Discipline, Voice)

"The whole point in developing your own style is to find your own voice."
- Dave Holland
(Related: Style, Voice)

"I want a part where I can use my own hair, my own voice, and maybe even be literate."
- Judy Holliday
(Related: Hair, Voice, Want)

"I was a black singer with a white voice, a perfect pop voice."
- Brenda Holloway
(Related: Voice)

"What I learned about stammering was that, when as a young child you lose the confidence of anyone who wants to listen to you, you lose confidence in your voice and the right to speech. And a lot of the therapy was saying, 'You have a right to be heard.'"
- Tom Hooper
(Related: Confidence, Right, Saying, Speech, Therapy, Voice)

"You know, my dear, I insured my voice for fifty thousand dollars."
- Miriam Hopkins
(Related: Voice)

"And in singing, what my voice lacked in quality it made up for in volume."
- Hedda Hopper
(Related: Quality, Singing, Voice)

"It totally ruins my voice. I quit smoking, drinking, and doing ecstasy."
- Mark Hoppus
(Related: Drinking, Ecstasy, Smoking, Voice)

"The first voice they hear is mine, the first touch they feel is mine, the first human face they see is mine. They just think I'm a strange tiger who walks on two legs."
- Roy Horn
(Related: First, Voice)

"My own singing voice is not very good and I don't think that anybody really sings in their own voice."
- Jane Horrocks
(Related: Singing, Voice)

"God gave me a voice to sing with, and when you have that, what other gimmick is there?"
- Whitney Houston
(Related: God, Voice)

"It is the still, small voice that the soul heeds, not the deafening blasts of doom."
- William Dean Howells
(Related: Soul, Voice)

"I hope to God that the inner strength that will vindicate my deeds will in good time spring forth from my own people. I have done as I had to on the prompting of my inner voice."
- Kurt Huber
(Related: Time, God, People, Hope, Strength, Deeds, Spring, Voice, Will)

"Remember there's always a voice saying the right thing to you somewhere if you'll only listen for it."
- Thomas Hughes
(Related: Right, Saying, Voice)

"We need a data network that can easily carry voice, instead of what we have today, a voice network struggling to carry data."
- Reed Hundt
(Related: Network, Today, Voice)

"Firstly I did it in this huge theatre in Avignon, then to smaller places, then bigger places. You have to change the volume of the voice, give more or less. The way you have to relate to space makes it like sculpture."
- Isabelle Huppert
(Related: Change, Sculpture, Space, Theatre, Voice)

"So there was something of a learning curve with doing your own thing and people seeing you outside of the band. I mean, people have never really heard my voice before - or heard a whole record of mine before. So it was a completely new experience."
- James Iha
(Related: Experience, People, Learning, Voice)

"Wouldn't you like to have heard the voice of Shakespeare, or Jesus Christ?"
- Henry Irving
(Related: Christ, Shakespeare, Voice)

"You speak into it and everything is recorded, voice, tone, intonation, everything. You turn a little wheel, and forth it comes, and can be repeated ten thousand times. Only fancy what this suggests."
- Henry Irving
(Related: Fancy, Voice)

"We have a long way to go before we are able to hear the voices of everyone on earth, but I believe that providing voices and building bridges is essential for the World Peace we all wish for."
- Joichi Ito
(Related: Peace, Building, Earth, World)

"When the baby dies, On every side Rose stranger's voices, hard and harsh and loud. The baby was not wrapped in any shroud. The mother made no sound. Her head was bowed That men's eyes might not see Her misery."
- Helen Hunt Jackson
(Related: Men, Mother, Baby, Eyes, Misery, Sound)

"The mind and the voice by themselves are not sufficient."
- Mahalia Jackson
(Related: Mind, Voice)

"Kelly, Kelly, Kelly. I love your voice man, you give me chills... Brilliant."
- Randy Jackson
(Related: Love, Man, Voice)

"If you have an opportunity to use your voice you should use it."
- Samuel L. Jackson
(Related: Opportunity, Voice)

"The mere fact of an American being present could help save the lives of innocent people. That's why I believe in the importance of bearing witness, to become a voice for the voiceless."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: People, American, Being, Fact, Help, Importance, Present, Voice)

"At the beginning, it was me, Run and D, but D's voice is messed up."
- Jam Master Jay
(Related: Beginning, Voice)

"Intellectuals try to keep going. But their situation is very difficult. Those who have had the courage to voice their opposition have often paid a very high price."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Courage, Intellectuals, Opposition, Voice)

"An individual voice can be heard in a choir that otherwise sings in unison. This is something that is not excused."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Voice)

"But ya know what, I am a part of something that happened. I'm a part of the music that happened. My voice is one more instrument, is what it is. So that's the way I feel about people who play on sessions."
- Waylon Jennings
(Related: Music, People, Play, Voice)

"Adam was placed in Paradise in perfect estate, and in the company of God's angels; God walked and did talk with him. He heard the voice, and beheld the presence of God."
- John Jewel
(Related: God, Angels, Company, Paradise, Talk, Voice)

"Musicians want to be the loud voice for so many quiet hearts."
- Billy Joel
(Related: Musicians, Quiet, Voice, Want)

"There is no earthly reason why a solo string instrument or voice, having the possibility to play or sing pure intonation, should want, or try, to be tempered."
- Lara St. John
(Related: Possibility, Play, Reason, Voice, Want)

"The ego constantly competes with the spirit for control over your inner voice."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Control, Ego, Spirit, Voice)

"Your spirit is the universal voice of love - in you."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Love, Spirit, Voice)

"We all must learn to dig down deep inside, trust that inner voice, and not be afraid to face and forgive ourselves."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Trust, Deep, Voice)

"I was probably 35 when I wrote the first story. The voice is kind of a mix in that it has a young voice, but it's also someone who's looking back. I like that kind of double vision."
- Denis Johnson
(Related: Vision, First, Voice)

"The voice of the Republican party is up for grabs. It's a contest right now."
- Gary Johnson
(Related: Now, Party, Republican, Right, Voice)

"But I must own that I also felt stirred by an unselfish desire to voice all the joys and sorrows, the hopes and ambitions, of the American Negro, in classic musical form."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: American, Desire, Voice)

"Shortly after this I was made a member of the boys' choir, it being found that I possessed a clear, strong soprano voice. I enjoyed the singing very much."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: Being, Boys, Singing, Voice)

"We've recorded over our voices once and double the harmonies, make them thick. The Four Freshmen do that."
- Bruce Johnston
"The culture of the chairmanship is to be the dominant voice in the Fed. If you have a weak chairman... the markets could be very unsettled."
- David Jones
(Related: Culture, Voice)

"I have never had a vote, and I have raised hell all over this country. You don't need a vote to raise hell! You need convictions and a voice!"
- Mother Jones
(Related: Country, Hell, Vote)

"There's plenty for me to do. There are more albums. I'll record as long as I can and as long as my voice works as well as it does now and for as long as people want to hear me."
- Tom Jones
(Related: People, Now, Voice, Want)

"You can't be a sexy person unless you have something sexy to offer. With me, it's my voice: the way that I sing, the way I express myself when I sing."
- Tom Jones
"We have made mistakes. In our haste to do all things for all people, we did not foresee the full consequences of our actions. And when the people raised their voices, we didn't hear. But our deafness was only a temporary condition, and not an irreversible condition."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: People, Actions, Consequences, Haste, Mistakes)

"Let us heed the voice of the people and recognize their common sense. If we do not, we not only blaspheme our political heritage, we ignore the common ties that bind all Americans."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: People, Americans, Common sense, Voice)

"People say that the Beavis voice doesn't sound like me or some other voices. Butt-Head I think sounds like me."
- Mike Judge
(Related: People, Sound, Voice)

"Susie Lynn, the producer of those segments, goes in and lays all the voices over the video."
- Mike Judge
"I think I do too many voices in these shows. I think it's because we have trouble getting voice talent."
- Mike Judge
(Related: Talent, Trouble, Voice)

"Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Conscience, Deep, Pride, Voice)

"When I'm alone at home, I really prefer to listen to Wagner's orchestral music rather than any vocal music. I find it illuminating not to have to pay attention to voices in the recordings."
- Kiri Te Kanawa
(Related: Music, Home, Attention)

"When I perform Strauss, it is as if the music fits me like a glove. My voice seems to lie in a happy area in this music, which is lyrical and passionate at the same time."
- Kiri Te Kanawa
(Related: Music, Time, Lie, Voice)

"Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them."
- Immanuel Kant
"I probably would be continuing to do voice-overs, continuing to do cartoon shows, and at the same time I'd probably be on a sitcom or a dramatic television show."
- Casey Kasem
(Related: Time, Television, Voice)

"Those who believe in God because their experience of life and the facts of nature prove his existence must have led sheltered lives and closed their hearts to the voice of their brothers' blood."
- Walter Kaufmann
(Related: Experience, Life, Nature, God, Blood, Brothers, Existence, Facts, Voice)

"The inability of those in power to still the voices of their own consciences is the great force leading to change."
- Kenneth Kaunda
(Related: Change, Power, Force, Leading)

"My place in Scotland is in the middle of nowhere, so you've just got a keyboard, guitar, a little drum machine and you know if you can work stuff out like that, if you can hammer out songs that sound good just with those three things and a voice, you're on your way."
- Jay Kay
(Related: Work, Guitar, Machine, Scotland, Songs, Sound, Voice)

"I knew the exuberance of playing before an admiring audience and hearing my secret voice."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Hearing, Voice)

"He ne'er is crowned with immortality Who fears to follow where airy voices lead."
- John Keats
(Related: Immortality)

"As long as I can sing halfway decent, I'd rather sing than act. There's nothing like being in good voice, feeling good, having good numbers to do and having a fine orchestra."
- Howard Keel
(Related: Act, Being, Feeling, Nothing, Numbers, Voice)

"You know, I like playing around with my voice and trying all different types of kooky voices."
- Moira Kelly
(Related: Trying, Voice)

"I get a lot of recognition for my voice. That always surprises me."
- Moira Kelly
(Related: Surprises, Voice)

"There stands no contradiction between giving voice to legitimate anxiety and at the same time, as and when exchange of fire commences, looking to the rest of the country, as well as all of us in the House, to give full moral support to our forces."
- Charles Kennedy
(Related: Time, Anxiety, Contradiction, Country, Fire, Giving, Rest, Support, Voice)

"Hard though it may be to accept, remember that guilt is sometimes a friendly internal voice reminding you that you're messing up."
- Marge Kennedy
(Related: Guilt, May, Voice)

"Without a sense of place the work is often reduced to a cry of voices in empty rooms, a literature of the self, at its best poetic music; at its worst a thin gruel of the ego."
- William Kennedy
(Related: Work, Music, Ego, Literature, Self, Sense)

"People are always saying that I must have been the class clown, with all these voices. No, I was way too shy to be the class clown; I was a class clown's writer."
- Tom Kenny
(Related: People, Class, Saying, Writer)

"I studied voice for three months to get rid of my English accent. I changed my hair to blonde. I knew I could be sexy if I had to."
- Deborah Kerr
(Related: English, Hair, Months, Voice)

"When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, "Why god? Why me?" and the thundering voice of God answered, "There's just something about you that pisses me off.""
- Stephen King
(Related: Family, Life, God, Job, Voice)

"The devil's voice is sweet to hear."
- Stephen King
(Related: Devil, Voice)

"No, it's not a very good story - its author was too busy listening to other voices to listen as closely as he should have to the one coming from inside."
- Stephen King
(Related: Listening)

"It is better for me to serve a charity as an actor or a voice, rather than at a luncheon being just a celebrity."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Actor, Being, Celebrity, Charity, Voice)

"With narration, you have to be very accurate with your voice. It's a good exercise to do."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Exercise, Voice)

"When Nike says, just do it, that's a message of empowerment. Why aren't the rest of us speaking to young people in a voice of inspiration?"
- Naomi Klein
(Related: People, Inspiration, Empowerment, Rest, Voice)

"That guy in a twenty-five cent bleacher seat is as much entitled to know a call as the guy in the boxes. He can see my arm signal even if he can't hear my voice."
- Bill Klem
(Related: Voice)

"But when they offered this little situation for me to do this voice in this special segment, I found it so incredibly humorous that I said yes, and I enjoyed it. It was fun."
- Werner Klemperer
(Related: Fun, Voice)

"At a magazine, everything you do is edited by a bunch of people, by committee, and a lot of them are, were, or think of themselves as writers. Part of that is because magazines worry about their voice."
- Chuck Klosterman
(Related: People, Committee, Voice, Worry, Writers)

"Some of the best actors in the world are very exterior actors, Anthony Hopkins being one of them. He knows exactly how to turn his face to get a certain expression. He knows exactly what to do with eyes, and with his voice. It's very exterior."
- Boris Kodjoe
(Related: Actors, Being, Expression, Eyes, Voice, World)

"To me, the appeal of opera lies in the fact that a myriad of singers and instruments, each possessed of different qualities of voice and sound, against the backdrop of a grand stage and beautiful costumes, come together in one complete and impressive drama."
- Junichiro Koizumi
(Related: Drama, Fact, Lies, Opera, Sound, Voice)

"It is my duty to voice the suffering of men, the never-ending sufferings heaped mountain-high."
- Kathe Kollwitz
(Related: Men, Duty, Suffering, Voice)

"One guy records the voices, another guy times the storyboard, another guy times the sheets, one guy is the story editor. All these jobs should be covered by the director."
- John Kricfalusi
(Related: Jobs)

"You know, one of the only times I ever wrote about art was the obituary of Warhol that I did for the Village Voice."
- Barbara Kruger
(Related: Art, Voice)

"Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind - even if your voice shakes."
- Maggie Kuhn
(Related: People, Fear, Mind, Voice)

"It feels wonderful to be go back to the 1940s and recreate the whole era through my clothes, voice and body language. I am tired of playing the larger-than-life hero."
- Akshay Kumar
(Related: Body, Clothes, Language, Voice)

"The prophets, who were very many, proclaim and declare the one God; for, being filled with the inspiration of the one God, they predicted things to come, with agreeing and harmonious voice."
- Lactantius
(Related: God, Inspiration, Being, Voice)

"The soprano has all those other instruments in it. It's got the soprano song voice, flute, violin, clarinet, and tenor elements and can even approach the baritone in intensity."
- Steve Lacy
(Related: Song, Voice)

"When I was on the air a lot my throat and vocal chords got tired. If you don't vary your tones you can't get pretty tired of your own voice."
- Alan Ladd
(Related: Pretty, Voice)

"I often talked to Bing Crosby, and while I liked him, I never understood why he was so popular. To me his voice was just a gimmick."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Popular, Voice)

"Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor."
- Anne Lamott
(Related: Voice)

"I worked on my voice for Sweet Dreams, but only to match my speaking voice to Patsy's actual singing voice. That was my way into that character."
- Jessica Lange
(Related: Dreams, Character, Singing, Voice)

"I hope they see the genuine side of me, of my music, of my voice. I hope that they feel me. I hope that what I sing and what I say really gets across to the viewer because everything that comes out is true."
- Stefano Langone
(Related: Music, Hope, Voice)

"When you start thinking about taking pictures, sending an e-mail, receiving an e-mail, speaking into your phone and have it transcript voice into text and then sent as an e-mail, it's mind-boggling."
- Steve Largent
(Related: Mind, Thinking, Voice)

"My mother gave me singing lessons; that was totally painful, because I couldn't do what she wanted to hear. She used to say: there's more there, there's more voice but I just didn't want to give it to her."
- Linda Lavin
(Related: Mother, Singing, Voice, Want)

"They really can't imagine what my voice is like. Every time I sing a song, they are very surprised."
- Coco Lee
(Related: Time, Song, Voice)

"Dick Mills was in charge of sound effects and all the rest then, and he put the voice through a ring modulator or whatever gizmos he'd got at the time to make it sound a little more electronic."
- John Leeson
(Related: Time, Rest, Sound, Voice)

"You know the passage where Scarlett voices her happiness that her mother is dead, so that she can't see what a bad girl Scarlett has become? Well, that's me."
- Vivien Leigh
(Related: Happiness, Mother)

"Yes, Pluton, actually, in the play. And I play him in my most stentorian voice."
- Phil Lesh
(Related: Play, Voice)

"I think this orchestra's strengths involve drama and voice."
- James Levine
(Related: Drama, Voice)

"If that voice that you created that is most alive in the poem isn't carried throughout the whole poem, then I destroy where it's not there, and I reconstruct it so that that voice is the dominant voice in the poem."
- Philip Levine
(Related: Voice)

"Let the workers organize. Let the toilers assemble. Let their crystallized voice proclaim their injustices and demand their privileges. Let all thoughtful citizens sustain them, for the future of Labor is the future of America."
- John L. Lewis
(Related: America, Future, Labor, Thoughtful, Voice, Workers)

"Well, I think one doesn't really have to invent this memorial space, because it is already there. And it is speaking with a voice and, you know, 4 million of us came to see the site."
- Daniel Libeskind
(Related: Space, Voice)

"My mom was a ventriloquist and she always was throwing her voice. For ten years I thought the dog was telling me to kill my father."
- Wendy Liebman
(Related: Mom, Father, Thought, Voice, Years)

"There are men - now in power in this country - who do not respect dissent, who cannot cope with turmoil, and who believe that the people of America are ready to support repression as long as it is done with a quiet voice and a business suit."
- John Lindsay
(Related: Business, Men, Power, People, America, Country, Dissent, Now, Quiet, Repression, Respect, Support, Voice)

"Speak up! We live in a democracy. We all need to make sure our voices are heard and our opinions are known."
- Bill Lipinski
(Related: Democracy, Opinions)

"A friend of mine once told me that I can't screw up when I play my own music. I also take voice lessons, play other peoples' songs out of music books, and occasionally figure out how to play other people's music from records. This keeps my ears, fingers, and mind working."
- Lisa Loeb
(Related: Music, People, Friend, Books, Mind, Play, Songs, Voice)

"I don't know if I am cut out to playing a bad character or not - I really should give it a shot. I would like to play the voice of a baddie, but that's really just a cop-out!"
- Lindsay Lohan
(Related: Character, Play, Voice)

"I'm sure any vocal teacher that listens to me would rather cut my throat than do anything - I do everything all wrong - but I think for me that's the best - because I don't think I have a voice so I think what I project would be style - if I learned to sing I'd lose my style."
- Julie London
(Related: Project, Style, Voice, Wrong)

"I do everything all wrong, but I think for me that's the best, because I don't think I have a voice."
- Julie London
(Related: Voice, Wrong)

"I do not want the voice of the people shut out."
- Huey Long
(Related: People, Voice, Want)

"Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Life, Darkness, Night, Ocean, Ships, Silence, Voice)

"The human voice is the organ of the soul."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Soul, Voice)

"Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgment. And you can see forever."
- Nancy Lopez
(Related: Doubt, Judges, Judgment, Sound, Voice)

"I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We've been taught that silence would save us, but it won't."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Women, Fear, Respect, Silence, Voice)

"Poetry had far better imply things than preach them directly... in the open pulpit her voice grows hoarse and fails."
- F. L. Lucas
(Related: Poetry, Open, Voice)

"The amazing thing now is that most of those so-called critics who were telling me to find my own voice seem to have lost theirs."
- Brian Lumley
(Related: Now, Voice)

"I prefer to sing in the shower vs. the car. The shower is just steam, you know, its just you, and nature, and no clothing. You know, there's nothing separating you. It's just you, and the voice - you, and the water."
- Jacob Lusk
(Related: Car, Nature, Nothing, Voice, Water)

"The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle: the roar of the crowd on the one side, and the voice of your conscience on the other."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: Age, Conscience, Voice, World)

"You should hear the guy who dubs me in Japan. I like him the most. He has a high squeaky voice."
- James MacArthur
(Related: Voice)

"Turn where we may, within, around, the voice of great events is proclaiming to us, Reform, that you may preserve!"
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: Events, May, Reform, Voice)

"When I talk of hearing a poet's voice speaking, I always think of it as in the presence of the man."
- Norman MacCaig
(Related: Hearing, Man, Talk, Voice)

"I have no inhibitions about smoking or drinking, but I think too much of my voice to place it in jeopardy. I have spent many good years in training and cultivating it, and I would be foolish to do anything which might impair or ruin it."
- Jeanette MacDonald
(Related: Drinking, Jeopardy, Ruin, Smoking, Training, Voice, Years)

"I think women have an innate ability to be intuitive with people that they truly love, but they have to trust that inner voice, and I think it is there. I think we are more intuitive than men."
- Andie MacDowell
(Related: Men, Trust, Women, Love, People, Ability, Voice)

"Parents can plant magic in a child's mind through certain words spoken with some thrilling quality of voice, some uplift of the heart and spirit."
- Robert MacNeil
(Related: Quality, Heart, Magic, Mind, Parents, Spirit, Voice, Words)

"Hosni Mubarak... his constitution is not democratic, but he is democratic. We can voice our opinions now. The press is free."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: Constitution, Now, Opinions, Press, Voice)

"Of course there are regrets. I shall regret always that I found my own authentic voice in politics. I was too conservative, too conventional. Too safe, too often. Too defensive. Too reactive. Later, too often on the back foot."
- John Major
(Related: Politics, Conservative, Regret, Voice)

"If a voice is just too nice, without an edge, it kinda all flows by. You forget it. You don't listen to the lyrics."
- Stephen Malkmus
(Related: Forget, Voice)

"A good voice isn't so important. It's more important to sound really unique."
- Stephen Malkmus
(Related: Sound, Voice)

"I don't even think my voice is really good."
- Stephen Malkmus
(Related: Voice)

"Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth."
- Katherine Mansfield
(Related: Truth, Act, Care, Earth, Opinions, Risk)

"There's now a Fat Tony doll, which cracks me up. But you feel honored that they asked you to do a voice."
- Joe Mantegna
(Related: Now, Voice)

"Perhaps the enemies of liberty are such only because they judge it by its loud voice."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Enemies, Liberty, Voice)

"When I started out in Canada, I did a lot of voice-overs and commercials."
- Andrea Martin
(Related: Canada, Voice)

"It's very much like opera singers. They do the same thing. The first thing in the morning and the last thing at night, the thing they think about is their voice and how to take care of it."
- Johnny Mathis
(Related: Care, First, Night, Opera, Voice)

"When I was 12 and started to take singing lessons from a woman, she told me that I would probably spend the rest of my life taking care of my voice."
- Johnny Mathis
(Related: Life, Care, Rest, Singing, Voice, Woman)

"My favorite singer to this day is Nat King Cole. I've tried to emulate his phrasing. It is so absolutely beautiful to listen to his lovely voice."
- Johnny Mathis
(Related: Day, Favorite, Voice)

"The hearing aids are very helpful for speech reading. Without the hearing aids, my voice becomes very loud, and I cannot control the quality of my voice."
- Marlee Matlin
(Related: Quality, Control, Hearing, Reading, Speech, Voice)

"You have to listen to what resonates within your own gut. You find your direction there. Your voice comes out."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Direction, Voice)

"You know, your speaking voice comes back, but your singing voice you use in a different way."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Singing, Voice)

"Your voice is vibrant for only a certain part of your life. There are some records I've always wanted to make, and I don't know if I want to waste this time beating on the door of the charts."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Time, Life, Voice, Want, Waste)

"Can you blame them? We have to filter so much information these days. But it does make it difficult for an artist. I'm 46 years old now. I've had a lot of life experience and my voice has changed. People who expect the same old me are bound to be disappointed."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Experience, Life, People, Artist, Blame, Information, Now, Old, Voice, Years)

"Where does discipline end? Where does cruelty begin? Somewhere between these, thousands of children inhabit a voiceless hell."
- Francois Mauriac
(Related: Discipline, Children, Cruelty, End, Hell)

"Music is the harmonious voice of creation; an echo of the invisible world."
- Giuseppe Mazzini
(Related: Music, Creation, Echo, Voice, World)

"Today, comics is one of the very few forms of mass communication in which individual voices still have a chance to be heard."
- Scott McCloud
(Related: Chance, Communication, Today)

"I found you could raise your voice and talk out loud in the world."
- John J. McCloy
(Related: Talk, Voice, World)

"I'm so glad this is the last day of these thing, I get so tired of listening to my own voice."
- Catherine McCormack
(Related: Day, Listening, Voice)

"It's a dead give away of an inexperienced writer if every character speaks with the same voice."
- Colleen McCullough
(Related: Character, Voice, Writer)

"If you got the DVD you can see that George Lucas has taken that person out, as well as the voice, and we shot this scene when we arrived in Australia during the actual filming of Episode 3."
- Ian McDiarmid
(Related: Voice)

"So the laughs had to come from the character, not because we had balloons in our shirts or were speaking in high voices. That was very important to us."
- Kevin McDonald
(Related: Character, Balloons)

"The Internet is just bringing all kinds of information into the home. There's just a lot of distraction, a lot of competition for the parent's voice to resonate in the children's ears."
- Phil McGraw
(Related: Home, Children, Competition, Information, Internet, Voice)

"Everyone should have their own opinion and be able to voice it. No matter what it is. Of course, that does not mean your opinion is always right. But, you're certainly entitled to your opinion."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Opinion, Right, Voice)

"If you listen to the left track on their album, if you get The Best of the Mamas and Papas, you listen to the left track, you can still hear a little bit of my voice. My son discovered that once."
- Barry McGuire
(Related: Son, Voice)

"As one of the voices of rural New Yorkers in Congress, I am committed to supporting efforts such as these that will make a real impact in people's lives."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: People, Congress, Will)

"I was the first voice of Baltimore television in 1947."
- Jim McKay
(Related: First, Television, Voice)

"Ever since I came to Congress in 1992, there are those who have been trying to silence my voice. I've been told to "sit down and shut up" over and over again. Well, I won't sit down and I won't shut up until the full and unvarnished truth is placed before the American people."
- Cynthia McKinney
(Related: Truth, People, American, Congress, Silence, Trying, Voice)

"A city is a place where there is no need to wait for next week to get the answer to a question, to taste the food of any country, to find new voices to listen to and familiar ones to listen to again."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: Food, Country, Question, Taste)

"Conservatives, despite their increasingly powerful presence on cable TV and talk radio, feel excluded and disregarded by the longstanding preponderance of liberal voices on public television."
- Michael Medved
(Related: Liberal, Public, Talk, Television)

"Over the past few years special interests have had a larger and larger say over who gets what in America, and the voices of average citizens are being shut out."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: America, Being, Past, Years)

"I prefer to sing in the shower 'cause the acoustics are really, really good, I mean, when you're singing against the tile walls then you really hear yourself, hear your voice, you know, throwing itself back at you."
- Thia Megia
(Related: Singing, Voice)

"I couldn't have recorded this record 15 years ago. My voice didn't have the depth to pull these songs off."
- John Mellencamp
(Related: Songs, Voice, Years)

"Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Conscience, Voice)

"The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance."
- Karl A. Menninger
(Related: Intelligence, Anger, Fear, Desire, Hate, Ignorance, Shame, Voice)

"Legend has it that when God created me, he gave me a big distinctive voice, a lot of boldness and no heart."
- Ethel Merman
(Related: God, Heart, Boldness, Voice)

"But those two plays left me on fresh terms with language. I didn't always have to speak in my own voice."
- James Merrill
(Related: Language, Voice)

"And, as I have said, it's made me think twice about the imagination. If the spirits aren't external, how astonishing the mediums become! Victor Hugo said of his voices that they were like his own mental powers multiplied by five."
- James Merrill
(Related: Imagination, Spirits)

"In seven to ten years video traffic on the Internet will exceed data and voice traffic combined."
- Bob Metcalfe
(Related: Internet, Voice, Will, Years)

"Trust that little voice in your head that says 'Wouldn't it be interesting if...'; And then do it."
- Duane Michals
(Related: Trust, Voice)

"Sometimes the solitary voice can be the best one."
- Frank Miller
(Related: Voice)

"Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Imagination, God, Voice)

"The voice of passion is better than the voice of reason. The passionless cannot change history."
- Czeslaw Milosz
(Related: Change, History, Passion, Reason, Voice)

"Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar Stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined; Till at his second bidding darkness fled, Light shone, and order from disorder sprung."
- John Milton
(Related: Confusion, Darkness, Disorder, Light, Voice)

"And one of my favorites was Eddy Arnold of course. He just had that smooth, soulful voice."
- Little Milton
(Related: Voice)

"At this moment, by an undeserved stroke of fortune, I am the direct voice of the poets of my race and the indirect voice for the noble Spanish and Portuguese tongues."
- Gabriela Mistral
(Related: Fortune, Poets, Race, Voice)

"I focused on where she was from of course, her voice and her history, her relationship with God - her religion. This was probably the strongest relationship she has had, really. She never seemed to maintain close relationships with husbands."
- Gretchen Mol
(Related: God, History, Religion, Husbands, Relationships, Voice)

"That inner voice has both gentleness and clarity. So to get to authenticity, you really keep going down to the bone, to the honesty, and the inevitability of something."
- Meredith Monk
(Related: Honesty, Clarity, Voice)

"I'm a farmer with a mandolin and a high tenor voice."
- Bill Monroe
(Related: Voice)

"I knew that we were clicking when mimics started kidding my voice, I'll know that I'm on the way out when they stop doing their imitations."
- Vaughn Monroe
(Related: Voice)

"There are hundreds of people running around with great voices. If they would study and develop them they could become great singers."
- Vaughn Monroe
(Related: People, Running, Study)

"I think I can take responsibility for that in that I was the audience. I was the voice of sanity around whom all these crazies did their dance. And I reacted in the same way that a member of the audience would have reacted."
- Mary Tyler Moore
(Related: Dance, Responsibility, Sanity, Voice)

"In order to be a lieutenant, you've got to have authority in your voice. No matter how young your face looks, you've got to let your guys know that you're in charge."
- Esai Morales
(Related: Authority, Order, Voice)

"The Black Mountain poet I like most is the early Creeley. Those early poems seem very lyrical and very traditional, with a lot of voice and character."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Character, Poems, Voice)

"A poem in form still has to have voice, gesture, a sense of discovery, a metaphoric connection, as any poetry does."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Poetry, Connection, Discovery, Sense, Voice)

"In the late 60s and early 70s, I did get interested in voices, and in narration and embodying the voice, making the poem sound like a real person talking."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Sound, Talking, Voice)

"We must continue to have voting rights in the state, not to politicize this, but they must have a voice in the rebuilding effort in the community from which they have been displaced."
- Marc Morial
(Related: Community, Effort, Rights, State, Voice, Voting)

"For my convalescence, I had to exercise my voice only with vowels. It is a medical rule after a long loss of voice."
- Nana Mouskouri
(Related: Medical, Exercise, Loss, Voice)

"The press gave me a voice too quickly, and that could have unsettled a man who had every right to feel he should be in control of the thing he had created."
- Alison Moyet
(Related: Control, Man, Press, Right, Voice)

"The press Yazoo were receiving were focused on the voice, This obviously was about trends."
- Alison Moyet
(Related: Press, Voice)

"Sometimes you forget where the heck you are but when you get on stage, you know by the look on the people's faces and the accent in their voices where you might be."
- Jason Mraz
(Related: People, Faces, Forget)

"I'm very picky, and I'm never 100% happy with the work I do; I hate watching myself and hearing my voice."
- Samantha Mumba
(Related: Work, Hate, Hearing, Voice)

"But I've had to act and not depend on my voice so much."
- Samantha Mumba
(Related: Act, Voice)

"There is so much media now with the Internet and people, and so easy and so cheap to start a newspaper or start a magazine, there's just millions of voices and people want to be heard."
- Rupert Murdoch
(Related: People, Internet, Media, Now, Want)

"Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar."
- Edward R. Murrow
(Related: End, Voice, World)

"One needs a Seer's Vision and an Angel's voice to be of any avail. I do not know of any Indian man or woman today who has those gifts in their most complete measure."
- Sarojini Naidu
(Related: Vision, Gifts, Man, Measure, Needs, Today, Voice, Woman)

"You should be able to voice your opinion and respect the voice of the other side. You should be willing to educate yourself and know what it is you're dealing with."
- Steve Nash
(Related: Opinion, Respect, Voice)

"The voice has to be very clear at all times in order to convey the emotion."
- Ednita Nazario
(Related: Emotion, Order, Voice)

"Sincerity and the correct use of the voice are the greatest things in the art of acting."
- Alla Nazimova
(Related: Art, Acting, Sincerity, Voice)

"Unfortunately, more and more Muslim voices are calling for boycotts of the United States and its products."
- Richard Neal
(Related: Muslim, states, United)

"I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests."
- Pablo Neruda
(Related: Poetry, Rain, Voice)

"The higher the voice the smaller the intellect."
- Ernest Newman
(Related: Intellect, Voice)

"The very first Walnut Whales recording was recorded just a few weeks after I had started singing, out of the blue, started singing. And the voice, you can hear how uncomfortable I am with it, and how terrified I am with it."
- Joanna Newsom
(Related: First, Singing, Voice)

"I can understand someone not liking the voice or the songs."
- Joanna Newsom
(Related: Songs, Voice)

"I definitely don't subscribe to the theory that more instruments, or more vocal tracks, harmony, or double tracking the voice, is a good thing. People do their early albums very stripped down, then each album becomes bloated."
- Joanna Newsom
(Related: People, Harmony, Theory, Voice)

"We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Idea, Voice)

"We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another - until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be heard as well as our voices."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Words)

"I kind of discovered my voice for the first time, and the more I did it, the better it got."
- Krist Novoselic
(Related: Time, First, Voice)

"Screaming is bad for the voice, but it's good for the heart."
- Conor Oberst
(Related: Heart, Voice)

"I do talk less now because the sound of my voice saying over and over the things I said years ago embarrasses and depresses me. Why do I say the same things over and over?"
- Carroll O'Connor
(Related: Now, Saying, Sound, Talk, Voice, Years)

"Because of her interest and demands, I amplified an average baritone voice into one that is loud and clear."
- Johnny Olson
(Related: Interest, Voice)

"A voice can also repel, infuriate or actually make a listener ill."
- Johnny Olson
(Related: Voice)

"The physical voice we use in prayer need not be great nor startling; even should we not lift up any great cry or shout, God will yet hear us."
- Origen
(Related: God, Prayer, Voice, Will)

"All objects, all phases of culture are alive. They have voices. They speak of their history and interrelatedness. And they are all talking at once!"
- Camille Paglia
(Related: History, Culture, Talking)

"The challenge is to lend conviction even to the voices which advocate views I find personally abhorrent, whether they are political Islamists or officers justifying a coup."
- Orhan Pamuk
(Related: Challenge, Conviction)

"I've been very successful doing voices in movies. I did Olive, the Other Reindeer, with Drew Barrymore, and I did Cats and Dogs. My children came to some of the sessions."
- Joe Pantoliano
(Related: Movies, Successful, Cats, Children, Dogs)

"Body language is essential for an actress, even if you don't use your body in an athletic way. Just to be free, to use it like your voice. A body can be small and have incredible violence. A body talks."
- Anne Parillaud
(Related: Body, Language, Violence, Voice)

"When we first sold the Wallace and Gromit shorts to America, people suggested we get rid of the strange British accents and put clear American voices on them, and we held out."
- Nick Park
(Related: People, America, American, First)

"I think the voice does that perfectly adequately without being imitated by other instruments."
- Evan Parker
(Related: Being, Voice)

"The human voice is the most perfect instrument of all."
- Arvo Part
(Related: Voice)

"I can write for any magazine now, in any voice. I can do it in two hours, I could do it in my sleep, it's like writing a grocery list."
- Ann Patchett
(Related: Now, Sleep, Voice, Writing)

"Experience, already reduced to a group of impressions, is ringed round for each one of us by that thick wall of personality through which no real voice has ever pierced on its way to us, or from us to that which we can only conjecture to be without."
- Walter Pater
(Related: Experience, Personality, Voice)

"When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Men, Society, Women, Purpose, Conscience, Freedom, Humanity, Law, Voice)

"Just because there are celebrities in a movie, it doesn't mean anything. I don't think The Ant Bully did all that well the first week at the box office. Compare the movies that have a lot of celebrities with the Jimmy Neutron movie, which had no celebrity voices and grossed almost one hundred million dollars."
- Rob Paulsen
(Related: Movies, Celebrity, First, Office)

"The better voice doesn't mean being a better singer."
- Luciano Pavarotti
(Related: Being, Voice)

"When you're special to a cat, you're special indeed, she brings to you the gift of her preference of you, the sight of you, the sound of your voice, the touch of your hand."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Sight, Sound, Voice)

"We in Congress stand by Israel. In Congress, we speak with one voice on the subject of Israel."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: Congress, Israel, Voice)

"But at the same time, the commonplace statement about them is true: every character is the hero of his own story. Each has a justification for his actions that is convincing to him. It's fun to give these people voices."
- Thomas Perry
(Related: Time, People, Character, Actions, Fun, Justification)

"Once you have invented a character with three dimensions and a voice, you begin to realize that some of the things you'd like him to do to further your plot are things that such a person wouldn't, or couldn't, do."
- Thomas Perry
(Related: Character, Voice)

"I don't consciously do anything to maintain a unique voice."
- Thomas Perry
(Related: Voice)

"All writers are mimics, and I'm not interested in picking up somebody else's style or voice."
- Thomas Perry
(Related: Style, Voice, Writers)

"It Might As Well Be Spring... I used to sing that as a young girl in my voice lessons. Then I picked it up again and it spoke to me in a whole new way."
- Bernadette Peters
(Related: Spring, Voice)

"Make no mistake: the anti-war voices long for us to lose any war they cannot prevent."
- Ralph Peters
(Related: War)

"I do feel that the trend is away from ageism and toward a recognition that older people have a unique voice."
- Daniel Petrie
(Related: People, Voice)

"I listened to Billie Holiday a lot in order to learn to sing. She remains one of the extraordinary jazz singers. But my intent is to become my own voice, to be able to interpret these songs in my own way."
- Madeleine Peyroux
(Related: Holiday, Jazz, Order, Songs, Voice)

"What an immense power over the life is the power of possessing distinct aims. The voice, the dress, the look, the very motion of a person, define and alter when he or she begins to live for a reason."
- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
(Related: Life, Power, Dress, Reason, Voice)

"The House is rooted in the principle of direct elections and is unique among all branches and bodies of the federal government as without exception, the people's voice."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: Government, People, Elections, Voice)

"It is a culture voice, but it is a very American culture voice, and I am very used to English culture voice. So I had to work like hell to flatten those R's."
- Christopher Plummer
(Related: Work, American, Culture, English, Hell, Voice)

"A new sense of shared international responsibility is unmistakable in the voices of the United Nations and its agencies, and in the civil society of thousands of supra-national NGOs."
- John Charles Polanyi
(Related: Society, Nations, Responsibility, Sense, United)

"Do not suffer any man to baptize or minister unto you, unless God has spoken unto him by the voice of his servants, and authorized him to minister in his name."
- Orson Pratt
(Related: God, Man, Name, Voice)

"When I began writing, I didn't read any other children's poets... I didn't want to be influenced until I'd found my own voice. Now I read them all."
- Jack Prelutsky
(Related: Children, Now, Poets, Voice, Want, Writing)

"I wanted to come through with my own voice and, hopefully, have it affect people. I want people to know that I'm not an Elvis impersonator."
- Lisa Marie Presley
(Related: People, Voice, Want)

"I tend to think of the organ as part of the rhythm section, rather than a frontline voice."
- Alan Price
(Related: Frontline, Voice)

"No one had ever told me that whites were supposed to sing one kind of music and blacks another - I sang what I liked in the only voice I had."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Music, Voice)

"I think the moral majority and religious right have been shrinking and having not quite as loud a voice in America, and all of a sudden people are coming to their own realizations going, 'Joe down the street is gay and he's a great guy.'"
- Jason Priestley
(Related: People, America, Gay, Majority, Religious, Right, Voice)

"It is the safeguard of the strongest that he lives under a government which is obliged to respect the voice of the weakest."
- Robert Purvis
(Related: Government, Respect, Voice)

"Just about every actor wants to be a Disney cartoon voice at some point."
- Randy Quaid
(Related: Actor, Disney, Voice)

"El Salvador is a democracy so it's not surprising that there are many voices to be heard here. Yet in my conversations with Salvadorans... I have heard a single voice."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Democracy, Voice)

"I quit the tax job then and decided that I was going to play in a band. I answered ads in the Village Voice and went through two days of auditioning for bands."
- Robert Quine
(Related: Tax, Job, Play, Voice)

"Love is not a fire to be shut up in a soul. Everything betrays us: voice, silence, eyes; half-covered fires burn all the brighter."
- Jean Racine
(Related: Love, Soul, Eyes, Fire, Silence, Voice)

"There's only one thing worse than a man who doesn't have strong likes and dislikes, and that's a man who has strong likes and dislikes without the courage to voice them."
- Tony Randall
(Related: Courage, Man, Voice)

"The voice I have now, I got the first time I sang in a movement meeting, after I got out of jail... and I'd never heard it before in my life."
- Bernice Johnson Reagon
(Related: Life, Time, First, Meeting, Now, Voice)

"Sundance was started as a mechanism for the discovery of new voices and new talent."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Talent, Discovery)

"Filmgoers are starved for new ideas, voices and visions."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Ideas, Visions)

"The thrill of hearing your own voice recorded is still there, I still love it, going into the studio and thinking how can I sing this song and between the producers and the musicians you find a way of doing it."
- Cliff Richard
(Related: Love, Hearing, Musicians, Song, Thinking, Voice)

"There's a voice inside you that tells you what you should do."
- Alan Rickman
(Related: Voice)

"Management must speak with one voice. When it doesn't management itself becomes a peripheral opponent to the team's mission."
- Pat Riley
(Related: Management, Mission, Voice)

"Each Warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his signature, on important acts he touches. This is not the voice of ego but of the human spirit, rising up and declaring that it has something to contribute to the solution of the hardest problems, no matter how vexing!"
- Pat Riley
(Related: Ego, Problems, Solution, Spirit, Voice, Will)

"Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night."
- Rainer Maria Rilke
(Related: Heart, Colors, Night)

"We conclude that, simultaneously with the organization of the colleges, there should be at Santa Cruz an organization by disciplines, whose units would have a voice in appointments and promotions, in course of programs, and in the allocation of funds for research."
- Abraham Robinson
(Related: Research, Voice)

"Last season when things weren't working out, I thought we needed a different voice around the place."
- Bryan Robson
(Related: Thought, Voice)

"Ah! My Lord! now I understand, Oh, yes! What a voice! What an artist! I understand all!"
- Landon Ronald
(Related: Now)

"The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: People, Successful, Thinking, Voice)

"It's fun to do voiceover work, although you still have to act. But it doesn't involve memorizing lines, and you don't have to dress up."
- Stephen Root
(Related: Work, Act, Dress, Fun)

"It is hard to check five email inboxes, three voice mail systems, or five blogs that you are tracking."
- David Rose
(Related: Mail, Voice)

"All that I can tell you is, that I used my humble powers to the uttermost, and raised my voice in behalf of Human Rights in general, and the elevation and Rights of Woman in particular, nearly all my life."
- Ernestine L. Rose
(Related: Life, Rights, Human rights, Voice, Woman)

"In the laws of the land, she has no rights; in government she has no voice. And in spite of another principle recognized in this Republic, namely, that 'taxation without representation is tyranny,' she is taxed without being represented."
- Ernestine Rose
(Related: Government, Being, Rights, Land, Laws, Tyranny, Voice)

"If any difference should be made by law between husband and wife, reason, justice and humanity, if their voices were heard, would dictate that it should be in her favor."
- Ernestine Rose
(Related: Wife, HusbDifference, Humanity, Justice, Law, Reason)

"Hearing voices no one else can hear isn't a good sign, even in the wizarding world."
- J. K. Rowling
(Related: Hearing, World)

"I always want to give the victim a voice."
- Ann Rule
(Related: Voice, Want)

"Every artist seems to me to have the job of bearing witness to the world we live in. To some extent I think of all of us as artists, because we have voices and we are each of us unique."
- Jane Rule
(Related: Artist, Artists, Job, World)

"It may not necessarily reflect my current frame of mind. Sometimes I have to put myself at the point in time of the voice that I'm trying to sing with."
- Todd Rundgren
(Related: Time, May, Mind, Trying, Voice)

"But as my voice coach keeps saying, if we actually spoke the way they imagine the Elizabethan voice might have been, we wouldn't be able to understand it."
- Geoffrey Rush
(Related: Coach, Saying, Voice)

"It is impossible that the whisper of a faction should prevail against the voice of a nation."
- Lord John Russell
(Related: Nation, Voice, Whisper)

"A l lot of films I've done are essentially about women who are finding their voice, women who don't know themselves well."
- Meg Ryan
(Related: Women, Voice)

"Our job is to make manifest the story, to be it. In a sense, the theatre is such a big star itself, bigger than any Shakespearean actor I could hire, that we should take the opportunity to fill it with voice and verse and movement, not interpretation."
- Mark Rylance
(Related: Opportunity, Actor, Job, Sense, Theatre, Voice)

"Nature has not got two voices, you know, one of them condemning all day what the other commands."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Nature, Day)

"And then I think now we are - you know his - like I've always said. His spirit is so large that we feel his presence around the show, and we always will. He will always have a voice."
- Katey Sagal
(Related: Now, Spirit, Voice, Will)

"Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures-in this century as in others our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing men together."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(Related: Men, Accomplishments, Voice)

"Too many people, because they were white and poor, black and rich, or just plain busy with something other than politics, have felt they had no voice in our government."
- Mark Sanford
(Related: Government, Politics, People, Poor, Voice)

"The Soul is the voice of the body's interests."
- George Santayana
(Related: Soul, Body, Voice)

"Know how to effectively voice a complaint or make a claim at a retail store."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Complaint, Voice)

"With a theatre audience there's always the additional sense of a sustained challenge of which I'm acutely aware and for which you need to have the tools ready - your voice, physicality, brain."
- Greta Scacchi
(Related: Challenge, Sense, Theatre, Tools, Voice)

"I would say that I'm finding my voice in more ways than one."
- Boz Scaggs
(Related: Voice)

"I think the women - Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu - are doing new conceptual things and using their voices to create new American music."
- Boz Scaggs
(Related: Music, Women, American)

"I listened to classical guitar and Spanish guitar, as well as jazz guitar players, rock and roll and blues. All of it. I did the same thing with my voice."
- Boz Scaggs
(Related: Guitar, Jazz, Voice)

"Lacey said if he wanted to read a daily or regular critiques of the Bush administration, he would read the New York Times, and that's not what he wanted in the Village Voice."
- Sydney Schanberg
(Related: Voice)

"The Voice has always been an alternative paper. They have always understood that that was part of their role."
- Sydney Schanberg
(Related: Voice)

"Lacey had this huge chip on his shoulder. He walked into the room thinking that the people didn't welcome him and didn't like him. He gave the impression that he didn't understand the Voice and New York, and he didn't want to."
- Sydney Schanberg
(Related: People, Impression, Thinking, Voice, Want)

"You can criticize any news staff in some ways, but the one thing that you couldn't call the Village Voice staff was a staff of stenographers, taking notes from public figures and just passing them on."
- Sydney Schanberg
(Related: News, Public, Voice)

"And new people come in, and it doesn't go along with their politics, and they fire me, end the column, silence a voice in Los Angeles. They can't silence it nationally, but they are able to do it there."
- Robert Scheer
(Related: Politics, People, End, Fire, Silence, Voice)

"It is difficult to discriminate the voice of truth from amid the clamor raised by heated partisans."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Truth, Voice)

"The voice of the majority is no proof of justice."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Justice, Majority, Proof, Voice)

"Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask why me? Then a voice answers nothing personal, your name just happened to come up."
- Charles M. Schulz
(Related: Lie, Answers, Name, Night, Nothing, Voice)

"Sometimes I lie awake at night, and ask, 'Where have I gone wrong?' Then a voice says to me, 'This is going to take more than one night.'"
- Charles M. Schulz
(Related: Lie, Night, Voice, Wrong)

"The human voice is the first and most natural musical instrument, also the most emotional."
- Klaus Schulze
(Related: First, Voice)

"At Bloomington, Indiana, I was invited to listen to music written in quarter tones for four harps and voices. I had to go out to be sick."
- Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
(Related: Music)

"If your voices are not heard, you can be sure that many others will be - in particular those who are paid to present a point of view, and often do it most effectively."
- Kathleen Sebelius
(Related: Present, Will)

"A healthy state encourages many voices - and lots of listening."
- Kathleen Sebelius
(Related: Listening, State)

"I was a teacher for a long time. I taught at a community college: voice, theory, humanities. And nowadays, music education is a dying thing. Funding is being cut more and more and more."
- Jon Secada
(Related: Education, Music, Time, Being, Community, Dying, Theory, Voice)

"I was making out with this woman, and my shirt was off, and she leaned over and, in a really cute, girly voice, went, 'Hey, fatty!'"
- Jason Segel
(Related: Cute, Voice, Woman)

"The guitar is a small orchestra. It is polyphonic. Every string is a different color, a different voice."
- Andres Segovia
(Related: Guitar, Voice)

"It is simple nonsense to speak of the fixed tempo of any particular vocal phrase. Each voice has its peculiarities."
- Anton Seidl
(Related: Nonsense, Voice)

"Find your own specific voice in filmmaking and go for it. Either people will get it or they won't and that's what it's all about."
- Yahoo Serious
(Related: People, Voice, Will)

"I do not separate Christ from God more than a voice from the speaker or a beam from the sun. Christ is the voice of the speaker. He and the Father are the same thing, as the beam and the light, are the same light."
- Michael Servetus
(Related: God, Father, Christ, Light, Sun, Voice)

"Elvis is not so difficult as Johnny Cash because his voice is so distinctive. If you try to copy Johnny Cash, it's just going to sound dumb."
- Brian Setzer
(Related: Dumb, Sound, Voice)

"I have never quite grasped the worry about the power of the press. After all, it speaks with a thousand voices, in constant dissonance."
- Eric Sevareid
(Related: Power, Press, Worry)

"God has a brown voice, as soft and full as beer."
- Anne Sexton
(Related: God, Beer, Voice)

"I've auditioned for roles that involved voice, but I don't like it. I feel like, I can't do this in front of you. It seems so separate - I don't share it with a lot of people. And I'm not into public performances."
- Amanda Seyfried
(Related: People, Public, Voice)

"Singing was my first love and I never even considered it after I started acting, but now I'm bringing it back into my life. I trained from the ages of 11 to 17. When I moved to New York and got into serious acting, I just kind of abandoned the whole singing thing. But when I grew up in Pennsylvania I went to voice lessons once a week."
- Amanda Seyfried
(Related: Love, Life, Acting, First, First love, Now, Singing, Voice)

"Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Man, Voice)

"In the theater, characters have to cut the umbilical cord from the writer and talk in their own voices."
- Irwin Shaw
(Related: Talk, Theater, Writer)

"You have to do real acting, not just do a voice."
- Harry Shearer
(Related: Acting, Voice)

"Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of voice, but out of chaos."
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
(Related: Chaos, Invention, Voice)

"Music, when soft voices die Vibrates in the memory."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Music, Memory)

"The voice of the people is the voice of humbug."
- William Tecumseh Sherman
(Related: People, Voice)

"My voice had a long, nonstop career. It deserves to be put to bed with quiet and dignity, not yanked out every once in a while to see if it can still do what it used to do. It can't."
- Beverly Sills
(Related: Bed, Career, Dignity, Quiet, Voice)

"As a singer I tried on all these hats, these voices, these clothes, and eventually out came me."
- Carly Simon
(Related: Clothes)

"My voice is my improvisational instrument, the melody instrument. The guitar is harmonic structure. I'm not a good enough guitarist to improvise on it."
- Paul Simon
(Related: Guitar, Voice)

"How much can you do with two voices? You can sing thirds or you can sing fifths or you can do a background harmony."
- Paul Simon
(Related: Harmony)

"Without Arthur's voice, I never would have enjoyed that success."
- Paul Simon
(Related: Success, Voice)

"May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine."
- Frank Sinatra
(Related: May, Voice)

"I was successful with mediocre material because of a good recording voice that people really liked at that time."
- Nancy Sinatra
(Related: Time, People, Successful, Voice)

"I suppose what's happened recently has confirmed suspicions I voiced in the book, and I think made clearer some of those things that I point out. For instance I have a section of the book where I talk about the possibility of torture."
- Peter Singer
(Related: Possibility, Talk)

"You know, if you think about it, the most powerful people on this earth probably never raise their voices - they just say it and people hop to, because they have that power."
- Erika Slezak
(Related: Power, People, Earth)

"When I started writing a business column 15 years ago, I knew I'd found the perfect job for myself. As a columnist I could pick my own topic, do my own analysis, say what I wanted to say and attribute it to myself. Best of all, I could write in my own voice."
- Allan Sloan
(Related: Business, Job, Voice, Writing, Years)

"I am exceedingly lucky that my voice, along with perfect pitch and perfect rhythm, was given me at birth."
- Kate Smith
(Related: Voice)

"Because of my voice, speaking words which had been carefully chosen, women had used money they had set aside for other purposes to buy war bonds."
- Kate Smith
(Related: Money, War, Women, Voice, Words)

"What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?"
- Logan P. Smith
(Related: People)

"I'm very aware when I'm speaking to the English of how flat my Mid-Atlantic American voice is."
- Martin C. Smith
(Related: American, English, Voice)

"Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness."
- W. Eugene Smith
(Related: Awareness, Photography, Sense, Voice)

"For minority actors, developing our own projects has to be the eventual path. We have a lot of stories to tell and a really unique voice. But none of that is going to be heard as long as we're just the hired hands, acting."
- Jimmy Smits
(Related: Acting, Actors, Minority, Projects, Voice)

"I have never fallen in love with my own voice, but I've always had an attraction for it."
- Tom Snyder
(Related: Love, Voice)

"Justice is conscience, not a personal conscience but the conscience of the whole of humanity. Those who clearly recognize the voice of their own conscience usually recognize also the voice of justice."
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn
(Related: Conscience, Humanity, Justice, Voice)

"Am I sounding better or am I just getting used to my voice?"
- Brett Somers
(Related: Voice)

"John the Baptist was supposed to point the way to the Christ. He was just the voice, not the Messiah. So everybody's calling has dignity to it and God seems to know better than we do what is in us that needs to be called forth."
- James Green Somerville
(Related: God, Christ, Dignity, Needs, Voice)

"If we can but tear the blindfold of self-deception from our eyes and loosen the gag of self-denial from our voices, we can restore our country to greatness."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: Greatness, Country, Eyes, Self)

"Further, for once, I like the idea that people who think I'm a constant voice for the furthering of the imagination have to see that interest in a more materialistic fashion."
- Peter Sotos
(Related: Imagination, People, Idea, Fashion, Interest, Voice)

"I shall now proceed to my own experience, which hath truly convinced me, the Lord is awakened as one out of sleep; and the voice of the Lord will shake terribly the earth."
- Joanna Southcott
(Related: Experience, Earth, Now, Sleep, Voice, Will)

"I see no reason to keep silent about my enjoyment of the sound of my own voice as I work."
- Muriel Spark
(Related: Work, Enjoyment, Reason, Sound, Voice)

"If you're a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he's good, the older he gets, the better he writes."
- Mickey Spillane
(Related: Knowledge, Baseball, Voice, Writer)

"Somebody once said I had a face for radio and a voice for newspapers."
- Jerry Springer
(Related: Newspapers, Voice)

"In the early years, I found a voice that was my voice and also partly my father's voice. But isn't that what you always do? Why do kids at 5 years old go into the closet and put their daddy's shoes on? Hey, my kids do it."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Father, Kids, Old, Voice, Years)

"Your spoken voice is a part of it - not a big part of it, but it's something. It puts people at ease, and once again kind of reaches out and makes a bridge for what's otherwise difficult music."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Music, People, Voice)

"I think voiceover is an adjunct that actors have picked up that have given us some security."
- Robert Stack
(Related: Actors, Security)

"The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it; but it is also so clear that it is impossible to mistake it."
- Madame de Stael
(Related: Mistake, Conscience, Voice)

"When God speaks, oftentimes His voice will call for an act of courage on our part."
- Charles Stanley
(Related: God, Courage, Act, Voice, Will)

"His voice leads us not into timid discipleship but into bold witness."
- Charles Stanley
(Related: Voice)

"God's voice is still and quiet and easily buried under an avalanche of clamour."
- Charles Stanley
(Related: God, Quiet, Voice)

"I took speech training. I took a few voice lessons in college."
- Harry Dean Stanton
(Related: College, Speech, Training, Voice)

"Speech lessons probably did more for my singing voice - they teach you breathing, resonance."
- Harry Dean Stanton
(Related: Singing, Speech, Voice)

"Up until, really, Roosevelt, African-Americans largely voted ninety per cent Republican. That was the political origins, that's what their political voice was in the Republican party. During that history, that last sixty or seventy years of history, the Republican party effectively walked away from the community. They were afraid to really embrace civil rights even though they embraced civil rights legislation. And so it's not enough to just to put it on paper, you gotta actually show up and be in the community, and understand what that struggle was really about."
- Michael Steele
(Related: History, African, Civil rights, Community, Legislation, Party, Republican, Struggle, Voice, Years)

"I think anyone who has an opinion, and voices it, will offend someone."
- Peter Steele
(Related: Opinion, Will)

"Because I don't play guitar any more, African harmonies and rhythms have been an inspiration to me. I love the raw origin of the sound. It complements my voice and words naturally."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Love, Inspiration, African, Guitar, Play, Sound, Voice, Words)

"I rise today to discuss the National Intelligence Reform bill. I commend my colleagues in both Houses for their hard work in coming to an agreement. As with any conference, each voice is heard, but none can dominate and compromise must be achieved."
- Ted Stevens
(Related: Intelligence, Work, Agreement, Compromise, Hard work, Houses, Reform, Today, Voice)

"The evening sings in a voice of amber, the dawn is surely coming."
- Al Stewart
(Related: Dawn, Evening, Voice)

"The college stations have a big voice, and I would like to become more involved with them. I would like to have symposiums with the members of various college radio stations."
- Angie Stone
(Related: College, Voice)

"There are biographies, I looked at a lot of photographs of him, I heard his voice over and over and over again. You get in there and get to know the man by all of those pieces of information."
- David Strathairn
(Related: Information, Man, Voice)

"The human voice is the most beautiful instrument of all, but it is the most difficult to play."
- Richard Strauss
(Related: Play, Voice)

"My feeling about fears is, if you voice your fears, they may come true. I'm superstitious enough to believe that."
- Meryl Streep
(Related: Feeling, May, Voice)

"Voices were heard from the United States of America which made it clear that America wanted a peaceful and united Europe as a basis for mutual cooperation."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: America, Cooperation, Europe, states, United)

"Whenever you do an animated project or a voice-over project it's inevitable that part of your personality comes into play."
- Tara Strong
(Related: Personality, Play, Project, Voice)

"Many people think voice over artists just read, there's much more to it. Without acting beats, scene study and improving skills, you won't make it."
- Tara Strong
(Related: People, Acting, Artists, Study, Voice)

"I think it's definitely beneficial for these characters to have good acting voices behind them and it affects the characters in a way that people can feel like they're part of the game and that they know these characters."
- Tara Strong
(Related: People, Acting)

"I think my face and voice suit me better as I get older."
- Lusia Strus
(Related: Voice)

"Simply put, broadband voice is an interstate matter that must be dealt with through clear national standards."
- John Sununu
(Related: Voice)

"I found it liberating of necessity to devise my own style and my own tactics and to look for a voice on the instrument because there weren't really any that impacted strongly on me."
- Steve Swallow
(Related: Necessity, Style, Voice)

"It is the folly of too many to mistake the echo of a London coffee-house for the voice of the kingdom."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Mistake, Coffee, Echo, Folly, London, Voice)

"I thought I was clever enough to write as well as these people and I didn't realize that there is something called originality and your own voice."
- Amy Tan
(Related: Thought, People, Originality, Voice)

"A writer should have this little voice inside of you saying, Tell the truth. Reveal a few secrets here."
- Quentin Tarantino
(Related: Truth, Saying, Secrets, Voice, Writer)

"Commemoration of Katherine of Alexandria, Martyr, 4th century If ye keep watch over your hearts, and listen for the Voice of God and learn of Him, in one short hour ye can learn more from Him than ye could learn from Man in a thousand years."
- Johannes Tauler
(Related: God, Man, Martyr, Voice, Years)

"Well, actually, I do the voiceover for Quentin Sands."
- Lawrence Taylor
"I work on my voice through what I have to sing."
- Bryn Terfel
(Related: Work, Voice)

"It's time for women to make their voices heard. Their silence on the subject of war and peace is deafening."
- Helen Thomas
(Related: Peace, Time, War, Women, Silence)

"There are no European voices at Geneva, there are no European voices at START."
- E. P. Thompson
"We can speak without voice to the trees and the clouds and the waves of the sea. Without words they respond through the rustling of leaves and the moving of clouds and the murmuring of the sea."
- Paul Tillich
(Related: Clouds, Sea, Trees, Voice, Words)

"You have to get to know your voice and its strengths and play on those. It took me quite a long time."
- Glenn Tipton
(Related: Time, Play, Voice)

"War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves."
- Leo Tolstoy
(Related: War, Conscience, Ugly, Voice, Wage)

"A man like Wilde was not free to live out of the closet as a homosexual, and women in general were not able to be truly themselves; there was no place for a woman's voice to be heard or for her to express her sexuality."
- Marisa Tomei
(Related: Women, Man, Sexuality, Voice, Woman)

"I'm disappointed in acting as a craft. I want everything to go back to Orson Welles and fake noses and changing your voice. It's become so much about personality."
- Spencer Tracy
(Related: Acting, Noses, Personality, Voice, Want)

"Dance with a girl three times, and if you like the light of her eye and the tone of voice with which she, breathless, answers your little questions about horseflesh and music about affairs masculine and feminine, then take the leap in the dark."
- Anthony Trollope
(Related: Music, Dance, Answers, Eye, Light, Questions, Voice)

"The basic notion was the idea that the loudspeaker should have a voice which was unique and not just an instrument of reproduction, but an instrument unto itself."
- David Tudor
(Related: Idea, Voice)

"Acting manifested as the primary focus over the years but now I am stirring the pot once again with my voice."
- Janine Turner
(Related: Acting, Focus, Now, Voice, Years)

"My voice is stronger today than ever."
- Shania Twain
(Related: Today, Voice)

"Dysphonia is not a singing problem. It's a voice box issue in the muscle on the voice, very different from having a nodule on the vocal cords, which I've never had. I'm lucky that I've never had that. It needs a long renewal time, and even today, I am still addressing it."
- Shania Twain
(Related: Time, Needs, Singing, Today, Voice)

"I don't want to say I hear voices; well, actually I do hear voices, but I don't think it's supernatural. I think it's just that when characters are given enough texture and backbone, then lo and behold, they stand on their own."
- Anne Tyler
(Related: Supernatural, Want)

"I've sung my whole life. I've taken lots of voice lessons and I love to sing. But I've never really sung professionally at all."
- Liv Tyler
(Related: Love, Life, Voice)

"You become so encapsulated in this world of being a star. People listen to what you say, you have this voice, it becomes unreal and you become far removed from the people you came from."
- Tracey Ullman
(Related: People, Being, Voice, World)

"The voice over is a hat you put on right now as opposed to worrying about going through wardrobe, and having to look a certain way. You just got to let your voice do the talking for you."
- Blair Underwood
(Related: Now, Right, Talking, Voice)

"It's just different discipline, just doing the voice over. I guess I've done about 5 or 6 audio books in the past and I do the animated voice for a show called Fatherhood on Nickelodeon."
- Blair Underwood
(Related: Discipline, Books, Past, Voice)

"If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can't be done."
- Peter Ustinov
(Related: Saying, Voice, World)

"All the children in the school should learn the steps of everything, before they learn the thing, then they know which step they're doing better, because your voice is in certain steps and has to do most of the things that have been composed in those steps."
- Ninette de Valois
(Related: Children, School, Voice)

"I just think that all of us in this room should have a voice in how the USA is represented. And he don't allow us our voice, that's all I'm saying."
- Eddie Vedder
(Related: Saying, Voice)

"And I learned a lot from working with this kid, and I think he's gonna be a big star. Remember the name, Tim Dark, because he has something about his voice that's different from all the other rappers, even though his style is similar."
- Alan Vega
(Related: Name, Style, Voice)

"Writing in other voices is almost Japanese in the sense that there's a certain formality there which allows me to sidestep the embarrassment of directly expressing to complete strangers the most intimate details of my life."
- Suzanne Vega
(Related: Life, Embarrassment, Sense, Strangers, Writing)

"So I got home, and the phone was ringing. I picked it up, and said 'Who's speaking please?' And a voice said 'You are.'"
- Tim Vine
(Related: Home, Voice)

"All my songs were solo voices. Just me singing. In fact, that was the gimmick - no gimmick. Just singing straight with not too much background."
- Bobby Vinton
(Related: Fact, Singing, Songs)

"I detest heavy perfume and shrill voices."
- Renee Vivien
"With my voice and my band, I can do anything."
- Don Van Vliet
(Related: Voice)

"You can get digital technology that almost is film quality, and go make little films and do everything you can to find a little understanding of your own voice and it will grow - Don't take no for an answer - Take every opportunity you can to do something."
- Jon Voight
(Related: Technology, Quality, Opportunity, Film, Understanding, Voice, Will)

"People have to talk about something just to keep their voice boxes in working order so they'll have good voice boxes in case there's ever anything really meaningful to say."
- Kurt Vonnegut
(Related: People, Order, Talk, Voice)

"While Kuwait is not a democracy, giving only half the population a voice in their government is not a policy this Congress should support and one that I am glad that Kuwait's leaders are changing."
- Ginny B. Waite
(Related: Government, Policy, Congress, Democracy, Giving, Leaders, Population, Support, Voice)

"I have always wanted what I have now come to call the voice of personal narrative. That has always been the appealing voice in poetry. It started for me lyrically in Shakespeare's sonnets."
- Diane Wakoski
(Related: Poetry, Now, Shakespeare, Voice)

"For far too long, the people of Northern Ireland have been denied an equal voice and equal representation in government. It is time for the Assembly and Executive to be up and running and the people's business to be addressed."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: Business, Time, Government, People, Ireland, Running, Voice)

"To not sing with an orchestra, to not be able to communicate through my voice, which I've done all my life, and not to be able to phrase lyrics and give people that kind of joy, I think I would be totally devastated."
- Barbara Walters
(Related: Life, People, Joy, Voice)

"Throughout the lead-up to the war, CNN worked hard to air all sides of the story. We had a regular segment called Voices of Dissent in which we spent time covering antiwar protests and interviewing those who were opposed to the war with Iraq."
- Jim Walton
(Related: Time, War, Dissent, Iraq)

"My main point is to entertain in a way that is unique and different from what anybody else id doing; to apply my voice in a way that nobody else in the industry is applying theirs."
- Rob Walton
(Related: Voice)

"You don't make a fortune doing cartoons. It's a lot of fun, it keeps you busy, and it's better than a kick in the pants, absolutely. But doing voiceover work doesn't make you rich. It just doesn't."
- Patrick Warburton
(Related: Work, Cartoons, Fortune, Fun)

"There's not a fortune to be made doing voiceover work unless you're one of the main voices on The Simpsons. See, there's The Simpsons, and then there's everything else."
- Patrick Warburton
(Related: Work, Fortune)

"You get a heck of a sound from the church. Can't you hear it in my voice?"
- Muddy Waters
(Related: Church, Sound, Voice)

"Man, you don't know how I felt that afternoon when I heard that voice and it was my own voice."
- Muddy Waters
(Related: Man, Voice)

"The only thing new is you finding out about something. Like nothing's really new, but you reinvent it for yourself and find your inner voice."
- Mike Watt
(Related: Nothing, Voice)

"'Tis the voice of the sluggard; I heard him complain, you have waked me too soon, I must slumber again."
- Isaac Watts
(Related: Voice)

"I'd love to be a voice in 'Toy Story 4.'"
- Jackie Weaver
(Related: Love, Voice)

"Because her voice is, it's like the muscles and it develops all the time. That was the fantastic thing for us."
- Andrew Lloyd Webber
(Related: Time, Voice)

"On the other hand when you are someone who records their own songs you are basically stuck writing for one voice and for one style that can stifle you a bit. It's a real trade off."
- Cynthia Weil
(Related: Songs, Style, Trade, Voice, Writing)

"If any performer has quality in his voice he can almost always be helped to develop all the other necessary attributes."
- Lawrence Welk
(Related: Quality, Voice)

"You had 42 blacks that ran on the Republican ticket this Cycle, 14 made of them made it to the general election and two of us made it to the House of Representatives. So I think that there is a new movement that needs to have a voice in the Congressional Black Caucus."
- Allen West
(Related: Needs, Republican, Voice)

"The fact is that the learning process goes on, and so long as the voices are not stilled and the singers go on singing some of it gets through."
- Morris West
(Related: Fact, Learning, Singing)

"He's a guy's guy, so it pretty much became like the impressions - don't imitate Sean Connery's voice, and things like that. We were all kind of doing it towards the end of the film, anyway, and he was cool with it."
- Shane West
(Related: End, Film, Pretty, Voice)

"I don't want to wreck my voice. I love to concentrate on playing the bass and keeping it very rock-solid. If I were singing, I would have blown out my voice."
- Tina Weymouth
(Related: Love, Singing, Voice, Want)

"Circles create soothing space, where even reticent people can realize that their voice is welcome."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: People, Space, Voice)

"The longest sword, the strongest lungs, the most voices, are false measures of truth."
- Benjamin Whichcote
(Related: Truth)

"The acne thing was bad. The shoulders, the face, my voice changed. I had a period every other week."
- Kelli White
(Related: Voice)

"I got more used to my own voice, but still it's hard for me to listen to my own voice, or hear the recordings."
- Meg White
(Related: Voice)

"For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command and find that they control their own time, when they learn their own voice and authority."
- Theodore White
(Related: Men, Time, Control, Authority, Being, Voice)

"It is very clear that voice communications is moving on to the Internet. In the end, the price that anyone can provide for voice transmission on the Net will trend toward zero."
- Meg Whitman
(Related: End, Internet, Voice, Will)

"You need a bit more to be a pop star than just a good voice."
- Kim Wilde
(Related: Voice)

"I started writing more with my voice in mind."
- Lucinda Williams
(Related: Mind, Voice, Writing)

"The old jazz singers or old blues singers, you always just saw them kind of sitting down and singing. They weren't worried as much about their voice sounding perfect. They would make the song kind of fit their voice."
- Lucinda Williams
(Related: Jazz, Old, Singing, Song, Voice)

"I'm always looking for ways to develop as an artist, especially as a jazz artist-to find different ways of testing my voice."
- Cassandra Wilson
(Related: Artist, Jazz, Testing, Voice)

"Voice is my instrument."
- Debra Wilson
(Related: Voice)

"The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Leader, People)

"Walt gave me a VIP tour of the studio. I remember people doing voices."
- Paul Winchell
(Related: People)

"We tune down a full step when we play but I never miss a note. I've learned how to keep my voice."
- Kip Winger
(Related: Play, Voice)

"I've studied voice from a few different people for years."
- Kip Winger
(Related: People, Voice, Years)

"Your mind knows only some things. Your inner voice, your instinct, knows everything. If you listen to what you know instinctively, it will always lead you down the right path."
- Henry Winkler
(Related: Instinct, Mind, Right, Voice, Will)

"Writers have to have a knack for listening. I need to be able to hear what is being said to me by the voices I create."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Being, Listening, Writers)

"A youthful American voice isn't particularly challenging - I've been a young American, and they're all around me. I can walk from my house to Barrington High School."
- Gene Wolfe
(Related: American, School, Voice)

"All things on earth point home in old October; sailors to sea, travellers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken."
- Thomas Wolfe
(Related: Home, Love, Earth, Hounds, October, Old, Sea, Voice)

"Public action should seek to expand the set of opportunities of those who have the least voice and fewest resources and capabilities."
- Paul Wolfowitz
(Related: Action, Public, Voice)

"I'm more concerned with getting them to find and strengthen their original voice as writers rather than imposing my own subjective tastes, judgements or sensibility on the project."
- Douglas Wood
(Related: Project, Sensibility, Voice, Writers)

"Is there not an art, a music, and a stream of words that shalt be life, the acknowledged voice of life?"
- George Edward Woodberry
(Related: Life, Art, Music, Voice, Words)

"I and others of my sex find ourselves controlled by a form of government in the inauguration of which we had no voice."
- Victoria Woodhull
(Related: Government, Sex, Voice)

"I ask the rights to pursue happiness by having a voice in that government to which I am accountable."
- Victoria Woodhull
(Related: Government, Happiness, Rights, Voice)

"Do you think I want to be the one lone voice against the Hollywood liberal establishment? It's not going to do me any good."
- James Woods
(Related: Hollywood, Liberal, Voice, Want)

"When you hear in the tape recordings Nixon's own voice saying, We have to stonewall, We have to lie to the Grand Jury, We have to pay burglars a million dollars, it's all too clear the horror of what went on."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Lie, Horror, Jury, Nixon, Saying, Voice)

"An activist is someone who makes an effort to see problems that are not being addressed and then makes an effort to make their voice heard. Sometimes there are so many things that it's almost impossible to make your voice heard in every area, but you can sure try."
- Joanne Woodward
(Related: Being, Effort, Problems, Voice)

"Masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Experience, People, Body, Thinking, Voice, Years)

"It's amazing to hear, as a voice matures and then starts to decline, what kind of emotion is still conveyed by a really good vocalist."
- Tom Wopat
(Related: Emotion, Voice)

"As I've gone along, I felt like I was discovering an aspect of my voice that I didn't know was there: an ability to interpret a song in a way that makes it more accessible."
- Tom Wopat
(Related: Ability, Song, Voice)

"People like my voice and say I can sing, but I don't like microphones in front of my face: it distracts me."
- Bernie Worrell
(Related: People, Voice)

"I've learned a lot about my voice, and about things I can do with it. Maybe that's why my sound has become a little more pop."
- Chely Wright
(Related: Sound, Voice)

"When there is a voice in a piece of music, we tend to focus on the voice. That is probably something from when we were babies and we depended on hearing our mother's voice."
- Robert Wyatt
(Related: Music, Mother, Babies, Focus, Hearing, Voice)

"A voice expressing emotion in a musical way moves on. It's like the finale of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - the world turns in on itself, as a universe unto itself, in the shape of one human being."
- Dwight Yoakam
(Related: Being, Emotion, Space, Universe, Voice, World)

"The heart jungle drum beat finds its voice in love and matchsticks."
- Isabel Yosito
(Related: Love, Heart, Jungle, Voice)

"A lot of people recognize me or feel that they know me. A lot of times when I speak, they recognize my voice. It's fun, it's exciting. It's always good feedback."
- Tina Yothers
(Related: People, Fun, Voice)

"My hope for my children must be that they respond to the still, small voice of God in their own hearts."
- Andrew Young
(Related: God, Hope, Children, Voice)

"Your hands, your eyes, your voice, your thoughts are your servants."
- Loretta Young
(Related: Thoughts, Eyes, Voice)

"A pleasant voice, which has to include clear enunciation, is not only attractive to those who hear it... its appeal is permanent."
- Loretta Young
(Related: Voice)

"I think most people don't like others who, without a voice of their own, emulate the other. I certainly don't want anybody just to pick up my thoughts and hand them back to me."
- Marguerite Young
(Related: People, Thoughts, Voice, Want)

"Democratic power is the only voice most citizens have."
- Jose Luis Rodr?guez Zapatero
(Related: Power, Voice)

"But the reality is when you write a song, you should be able to strip away all the instruments and just have a song right there with an acoustic guitar and a voice, and the song should be good."
- Dweezil Zappa
(Related: Guitar, Reality, Right, Song, Voice)

"What we are doing is taking advantage of the broadband Internet to provide basically unlimited free calls to anyone at a higher voice quality than they can with the phone lines."
- Niklas Zennstrom
(Related: Quality, Internet, Voice)

"They also can combine voice with instant messaging and online file sharing."
- Niklas Zennstrom
(Related: Sharing, Voice)

"When the men are silent, it is our duty to raise our voices in behalf of our ideals."
- Clara Zetkin
(Related: Men, Duty, Ideals)

"I wanted to escape so badly. But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school. It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place."
- Zhang Ziyi
(Related: Mom, School, Voice)

"When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place. So, what we view our role as, is giving people that power."
- Mark Zuckerberg
(Related: Power, People, Giving, Voice)