We’ve collected the best Microphone Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Leo Sayer, Ozzie Smith, Emmylou Harris, Amanda Crew, Justin Theroux. Use them as an inspiration.
A good microphone is an essential thing for a singer.
I’m better on the pitch than with the microphone.
Stand-up was my entree into the entertainment world. I didn’t have to act out somebody else‘s words. I could just stand there with a microphone, and nobody would interrupt me. It’s the most narcissistic thing you could probably do.
It’s all about being comfortable, forgetting there’s a microphone in front of you.
It is easy to criticize me from behind a pen or a microphone, from someone who never set foot on a football field.
The worst thing that happened to me at a gig was when the microphone wasn’t on one time, and for the three lines of the verse with Chipmunk, you couldn’t hear me.
You’re stuck in front of the microphone. You can’t use your hands. I like to do things.
Diesel coming down with shades, being seven feet tall with an all-black outfit on and the gloves; The Rock when he was wearing $800 Versace shirts; and Stone Cold, obviously, with the way he carried himself and the way he spoke and holding the microphone – these are the things that made me want to become a pro wrestler.
Sinatra‘s melancholy was the melancholy of mass (old) media technology – the ‘extimacy’ of the records facilitated by the phonograph and the microphone, and expressing a peculiarly cosmopolitan and urban sadness.
There are a lot of comics at the top end making staggering amounts of money and selling out stadiums. I think stand-up is a more intimate thing than that. Maybe because of the kind of comedy I do. It’s like a discussion, but I’m the one with the microphone.
When I’m on the microphone and I’m recording, or onstage, or shooting a video, I’m doing my job. When I’m not, I’m being myself.
You put a microphone in my hand on live TV, and that’s just an opportunity for me to get ahead in life. That’s the way I look at it.
There are few things quite so effortlessly enjoyable as watching an eminent person getting in a huff and flouncing out of a television interview, often with microphone trailing.
I made myself a promise that every time I turned on the microphone, no matter what it was, I was going to say something of value.
I have just returned from the dubbing studio where I spoke into a microphone as Severus Snape for absolutely the last time.
In America, we have bible-reading applications: every single one of those applications asks permission to turn on your microphone, your camera; it wants permission to read your e-mails and the right to send e-mails wherever it chooses.
When I grab the microphone, I am the greatest rapper, musician, and artist that ever lived, ever, in the entire universe – but when I put that microphone down, I am a man with so much to learn, personally and professionally.
In so many interviews, they bring up the sexual aspect of the record. I’ve had some journalists say it sounds like I’m lying down in bed singing with a microphone. It gets so old!
You can’t even imagine how it felt to have a cassette that you could take with you with a microphone so you could put down an idea and not have to hum it a million times to remember what it was.
That’s why I like the indies: because I like being who I am. I get to be who I am in the ring, on the microphone, everywhere. It’s great. I never have to get out of character because I am Matthew Riddle.
I like to feel the burn of the audience’s eyes when I’m whispering all my darkest secrets into the microphone.
The economics favour one-man comedy shows: all you need is one person, a microphone and a PA system. But I’m pleased so many people are making a living out of comedy – it’s a wonderful business to be in.
I’m a huge fan of voice memos. I put down many ideas there and sometimes I even use some of those audio files in my actual recordings. You get this really raw energy from voice memos that you can’t get when you sit down in a studio with a microphone. There’s this sense of immediacy, which I’m really drawn to.
At the age of 15, I bought a USB microphone on a trip to the United States with my family, and that was my first recording studio.
I think what’s captivating about me on the microphone is my honesty.
I think humor is such a personal thing, and you put a microphone in somebody’s face, they’re going to say something that offends somebody.
When I first started to sing, people automatically asked what Barbi Benton was doing behind a microphone, and I’m determined to show them there is talent here.
Primarily I see myself as so much more than a rapper. I really believe I am the voice for a lot of people who don’t have that microphone or who can’t rap.
I didn’t know what kind of sound I wanted to make. I didn’t have no influences. I just heard my voice in the microphone and was like, damn, I like that.
I think if you pick up a microphone and you rap, you’re a rapper.
When you’re the person in the room with the microphone, you have a platform to talk about whatever you want, and it’s much more interesting if we’re discussing something that feels relevant.
When you get to the end of a TV series, you feel totally out of sorts as an actor. You feel unfit; your voice box has collapsed on you because you’ve spent all day muttering into a microphone that’s two inches from your head, and you feel desperate to spread your wings and do a bit of real thesping.
When people heckle me, I have the microphone. And the press has the microphone.
When I sit down to write a song, it’s a kind of improvisation, but I formalize it a bit to get it into the studio, and when I step up to a microphone, I have a vague idea of what I’m about to do.
There’s a lot of guys in WWE – you would know who they are – you know you’re going to see the same thing every single match. You know you’re going to hear the same thing every time they pick up a microphone. You know John Cena is never going to get mad at you no matter what you do.
Man, if I get a chance to speak on the microphone, I’ve got to say something somewhere in there. You know, I’m going to laugh and have fun, too, but something has to be said that has some substance, because this is a platform, and the power that we have with words and with this microphone is phenomenal.
It doesn’t matter if you record with a microphone on a laptop or at a friend’s house. Now it’s more of a danger of things sounding too high-fi than sounding too low-fi.
I’m not the type of guy who is going to be out in front of a microphone for attention.
In standup, you don’t have anything near you except a microphone. There’s something a lot more self-conscious feeling when there’s cameras coming in for close-ups. It makes you very aware.
Human interaction is awkward and weird, even if it happens without a microphone or camera.
That’s called a microphone. It’s a big sausage that picks up everything you say – and you’re starting early.
I guess drag queens, by nature, have to do everything. When you start being a drag queen, you’re grabbing the microphone, hosting the shows. Then, you’re setting the microphone down and doing the number. You’re spending the day before doing your wigs and sewing your costumes. You’re doing everything.
Most rock movies are never authentic – you’ll have someone supposedly in 1958 playing a 1990 guitar, and a 1986 microphone.
We love to work together. Especially when he stands behind me at the microphone and we hug.