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1. "At least, not in this country,' she added after a moment's thought. 'In China it's a little different. Once I saw a Chinaman in Shanghai. His ears were so big he could use them for a raincoat. When it rained, he just crept in under his ears and was warm and snug as could be. Not that the ears had such a rattling good time of it, you understand. If it was specially bad weather, he'd invite friends and acquaintances to pitch camp under his ears too. There they sat, singing their sorrowful songs while it poured down outside."
Author: Astrid Lindgren
2. "I've covered Avril Lavigne. I like good pop songs, and I don't think there should be any kind of preconceptions about where good pop songs come from."
Author: Ben Gibbard
3. "I'd rather let the song live and, as I get older, I'm less absorbed with the clothing. The older I get, I just wanna write good songs."
Author: Brandon Flowers
4. "That was the day the ancient songs of blood and war spilled from a hole in the skyAnd there was a long moment as we listened and fell silent in our griefand then one by one, we stood talland came togetherand began to sing of life and love and all that is good and trueAnd I will never forget that day when the ancient songs died because there was no one in the world to sing them."
Author: Brian Andreas
5. "Gather the stars if you wish it soGather the songs and keep them.Gather the faces of women.Gather for keeping years and years.And then...Loosen your hands, let go and say good-bye.Let the stars and songs go.Let the faces and years go.Loosen your hands and say good-bye."
Author: Carl Sandburg
6. "And it really is a good feeling to get up there and make that sound. I'm not stuck in a time warp, because I can use as many of the old songs as I want to, just the favorites."
Author: Dan Hicks
7. "I never get enough of the adrenaline rush of hearing good music played live and played loud like this. Hearing these songs again snatches me out of the day-to-day and helps me forget all the things I usually waste my time worrying about. As long as the music's playing I don't have to do anything except listen, relax, and enjoy myself."
Author: David Moody
8. "I am not a good enough writer to have an agenda or come up with a message and try to put it into a song. It's more like you write what comes to you... You try to reflect the mood of the songs."
Author: Eddie Vedder
9. "Any time you can give consumers more of what they want, it's a good thing. Unbundling the album is a good thing. In the case of music - because it is content that you can slice into songs - doing that is of huge benefit to consumers."
Author: Edgar Bronfman Jr.
10. "The more I dim my eyes over print and frazzle my brain over abstract ideas, the more I appreciate the delight of being basically an animal wrapped in a sensitive skin: sex, the resistance of rock, the taste and touch of snow, the feel of the sun, good wine and a rare beefsteak and the company of friends around a fire with a guitar and lousy old cowboy songs. Despair: I'll never be a scholar, never be a decent good Christian. Just a hedonist, a pagan, a primitive romantic"
Author: Edward Abbey
11. "I think when I was younger I was not very good at writing love songs that didn't have a twist."
Author: Elvis Costello
12. "To me, the musical is best when it's a musical comedy. So if you have a very, very funny show, and very good, funny songs, that's what the musical does best."
Author: Eric Idle
13. "In France, the image I had was of a shy girl - a poor lonely girl and not too good-looking. When I went to England, I had another image. I felt the journalists were much more interested in my looks than in my songs."
Author: Francoise Hardy
14. "She's pure evil. Stay on her good side." "And here I thought she hated me because I don't sing stupid songs."
Author: Heather Davis
15. "If you've ever wondered where the good songs goAfter they've had their day,You'll be glad to meet a man I know,Wrinkled old and gray.He collects the tunes that time has thrown aside—Puts them under lock and key;For a penny he is glad to set them free."
Author: Ira Gershwin
16. "Several notes were missing. They had always been missing, except for two that I had levered out with a poker when three...The anticipated thrill of a missing G or an E Flat was like a good joke, told again and again, always fresh. I believe that my present feeling for silences and emptinesses dates from those sing-songs, the awaited non-note on the beat."
Author: Ivor Cutler
17. "Can you dance?" she asked before she could stop herself."I can," he said, affronted. "I'm really good with the slow songs."
Author: Jana Oliver
18. "I like making songs up. Whether or not they're great songs or good songs, whatever. It's something I've always done, and I definitely feel like I've gotten better at it."
Author: Jeff Tweedy
19. "God, what is wrong with me? I've been watching too much Gossip Girl. Reading too many snarky books. Maybe I should listen to a bunch of Christian music or watch some Hannah Montana with Budge. I know, I'll view VeggieTales until the evil is purged out of me, and all the comes out of me is goodness, light, and songs about cucumbers."
Author: Jenny B. Jones
20. "'Fast Life' is just about going out with your friends and having a good time - I think it's one of those songs that people can relate with and like."
Author: Joe Jonas
21. "I was never trying to write a hit. I was just trying to write good songs and get a message out, and it was my great good fortune to be popular."
Author: John Denver
22. "Just having the pain of being alive without anything else, whether it's good or bad. There's a lot of serious songs on the record, you know. That song is just about feeling like a fish out of water, feeling like you don't belong on the planet sometimes."
Author: Jon Crosby
23. "It used to be the case that for an Irishman to come to the U.S. involved a perilous journey on a ship. It involved singing lots of songs before you left saying goodbye, and once you were in the U.S., it involved singing lots of songs about how you were never going to set foot in Ireland again."
Author: Joseph O'Neill
24. "In your longing for your giant self lies your goodness: and that longing is in all of you.But in some of you that longing is a torrent rushing with might to the sea, carrying the secrets of the hillsides and the songs of the forest.And in others it is a flat stream that loses itself in angles and bends and lingers before it reaches the shore.But let not him who longs much say to him who longs little, "Wherefore are you slow and halting?"For the truly good ask not the naked, "Where is your garment?" nor the houseless, "What has befallen your house?"
Author: Kahlil Gibran
25. "My music is the chicken soup kind. I want people to get a good feeling in their soul from these songs. Roots rock, heartland rock...whatever you want to call it is OK with me."
Author: Kate Voegele
26. "Good," said Gideon. "It means the effect of the alcohol is wearing off. One question, by the way: what did you want a hairbrush for?""I wanted it as a substitute for a mike," I murmured through my fingers. "Oh, my God! I'm so horrible.""But you have a pretty voice," said Gideon. "Even I liked it, and I told you I hate musicals.""Then how come you can play songs from them so well?" I put my hands in my lap and looked at him. "You were amazing! Is there anything you can't do?" Good heavens, I heard myself sounding like a groupie."No. Go ahead, you're welcome to think me some kind of god!" He was grinning now. "It's rather sweet of you!"
Author: Kerstin Gier
27. "Maybe the most that you can expect from a relationship that goes bad is to come out of it with a few good songs."
Author: Marianne Faithfull
28. "After a while, though, the group just wasn't a good vehicle for the songs I'd written."
Author: Mark Knopfler
29. "I feel so good singing songs that I sang with my father."
Author: Mavis Staples
30. "That's what I find with any good song, you just have to let it happen. Out of about twenty songs you might write, one of any significance. It might be thirty or forty, but I just keep churning them out and churning them out in hope that one of them will stick."
Author: Mick Ralphs
31. "Heartbreak is good fuel for country songs. And cheating."
Author: Miranda Lambert
32. "Mind you, you don't get albums written about really good people like Gandhi or Nelson Mandela, do you? Good people's places in Heaven may be assured, but nobody's going to have a chart-topping album full of songs about someone's good deeds."
Author: Mitch Winehouse
33. "88% of what we call good songs aren't really good. They merely remind us of a good time we once had."
Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
34. "I love a good road trip. And I have been known to sing cheesy '80s songs at the top of my lungs on a windy road when no one can hear."
Author: Morena Baccarin
35. "The interstate seems to stretch for miles in a straight line as the fields and farms give way to a more barren landscape. "Loneliness has been good to me' is playing on my personal radio where I hear songs before I write them, and I wonder if this is just another mirage I will forget or if this will become a real song. It has been a long time since I've written a song, and the visits from the muse seem to be lessened by something. I still keep my faith that the muse knows best and whn I am ready the inspiration will be there. I am trying not to look too ready. I know that just invites false promise."
Author: Neil Young
36. "Our works in stone, in paint, in print, are spared, some of them, for a few decades or a millennium or two, but everything must finally fall in war, or wear away into the ultimate and universal ash - the triumphs, the frauds, the treasures and the fakes. A fact of life: we're going to die. "Be of good heart," cry the dead artists out of the living past. "Our songs will all be silenced, but what of it? Go on singing." Maybe a man's name doesn't matter all that much."
Author: Orson Welles
37. "Pure truth," I said. "You are my bright penny by the roadside. You are worth more than salt or the moon on a long night of walking. You are sweet wine in my mouth, a song in my throat, and laughter in my heart. [...] "You are too good for me," I said, "You are a luxury I cannot afford. Despite this, I insist you come with me today. I will buy you dinner and spend hours waxing rhapsodicover the vast landscape of wonder that is you." [...] "I will play you music. I will sing you songs. For the rest of the afternoon, the rest of the world cannot touch us."
Author: Patrick Rothfuss
38. "A broken heart, too much cold beer, ocean waves and a willing man were never a good combination, no matter what the country songs said."
Author: Patti Callahan Henry
39. "It's a gift that I have and I became good at it. When I heard my first song I didn't even know that I could write songs."
Author: Rico Love
40. "I would go to jail with only boys. Just to prove I was as tough as you. And when I get out for good behavior, I'll be writing love songs. Silly banging knee songs."
Author: Sara Quin
41. "I won't mistake you for problems with me. I won't let my moods ruin this you'll see. I won't take everything good and move it away. I won't be left dancing along to songs from the past."
Author: Sara Quin
42. "Why is it the songs all end with the good people winning, but in life they don't?"They don't make songs when the good lose," I muttered. "They make war chants against the bad. So there won't be any songs for us."
Author: Sherwood Smith
43. "I had an amazing feeling when I finally held the tape in my hand. I just thought to myself that in the palm of my hand, there was this one tape that had all these memories and feelings and great joy and sadness. Right there in the palm of my hand. And I thought about how many people have loved those songs, And how many people got through a lot of bad times because of those songs. And how many people enjoyed good times with those songs. And how much those songs really mean. I think it would be great to have written one of those songs, I bed if I wrote one of them, I would be very proud. I hope the people who wrote those songs are happy. I hope they feel it's enough. I really do because they've made me happy. And I'm only one person."
Author: Stephen Chbosky
44. "Starting a band is the easy part. Once you've formed the band, you have to tell a story, and that story requires songs. And not just good songs, but great songs. After a while, great songs won't do - they have to be the best. Success doesn't make it any easier. Each time I start a new record, it's a brand-new search."
Author: The Edge
45. "From the heaviest of the heavy to classical to country, that's what I listen to, I listen to a variety and I enjoy good music, good songs."
Author: Tom Araya
46. "My aspirations aren't to sell millions of records, but to write really good songs."
Author: Tom Odell
47. "The strongest feelings I've had in my life are when love has gone right and when love has gone bad. And I think strong feelings make good songs."
Author: Tom Odell
48. "I can sit and analyze everything and beat myself up and say you don't quite sing as good as you used to, you're writing better songs maybe than you used to, but to me it's just the journey."
Author: Vince Gill
49. "Come indoors then, and open the books on your library shelves. For you have a library and a good one. A working library, a living library; a library where nothing is chained down and nothing is locked up; a library where the songs of the singers rise naturally from the lives of the livers."
Author: Virginia Woolf
50. "We walked at night towards a cafe blooming with Japanese lanterns and I followed your white shoes gleaming like radium in the damp darkness. Rising off the water, lights flickered an invitation far enough away to be interpreted as we liked; to shimmer glamourously behind the silhouette of retrospective good times when we still believed in summer hotels and the philosophies of popular songs."
Author: Zelda Fitzgerald

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