65 Anthem Quotes On Success In Life

These anthem quotes will inspire you. A song or hymn of praise or gladness is a patriotic anthem.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging anthem quotes, anthem sayings, and anthem proverbs.

Best Anthem Quotes

  1. “I was in the recording studio when Pink was recording for a part of the gay rights anthem. It was just amazing to watch her perform. She’s just such an incredible singer. She so funny, and so smart, yet she’s doing it for this silly, silly song.” ~ Judd Apatow
  2. “The idea for Anthem the play began over twenty years ago. I was assisting in the production of another Ayn Rand work, Ideal. I moved to New York and began working on producing the play with my partners. And as a way to raise money to cover some venture debt, we decided to stage Anthem for a limited run at the Lex Theatre in Hollywood.” ~ Jeff Britting
  3. “I argued for years to have the Canadian anthem played at the US Open Racquetball Championship and on the 11th year, I got it. I teared up a bit when I heard the anthem. It was a highlight of my career, better than some of my wins.” ~ Kane Waselenchuk
  4. “Sometimes, I stood at the front of the E train, watching the tunnel ahead, imagining what Anthem would look like on stage.” ~ Jeff Britting

  5. “Jumping twenty or so years later, Ann Ciccolella, artistic director of Austin Shakespeare, approached me with the idea of staging Anthem. She had heard my film score to Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life. And she said, I want to do Anthem as an oratorio. Well, I figured what she meant was a straight play with music.” ~ Jeff Britting
  6. “Bobby Orr was a star when they played the National Anthem in his first game.” ~ Harry Sinden
  7. “When I heard the royal family wanted to have me perform in celebration of Prince William’s marriage, I knew I had to give them a little something. ‘Wet’ is the perfect anthem for Prince William or any playa to get the club smokin’.” ~ Snoop Dogg
  8. “I

    knew we were in for a long season when we lined up for the national anthem on opening day and one of my players said, ‘Every time I hear that song I have a bad game.'” ~ Jim Leyland

  9. “No matter what. Wherever your mind wanders, it seems to turn up at the same Field of Dreams. It’s the vision you wake up with in the morning, and it’s the last thing you picture before you fall asleep. Everytime you think of it, the idea in your head seems to get more vivid, filled in with more detail: You not only want to win a gold medal at the Olympics, you not only can see yourself standing there on the podium, but you can also feel the goose bumps as your national anthem is played; the tears are in your eyes. (That’s how real a dream can be and should be)” ~ James C. Collins
  10. “The only way you can check Gretzky is to hit him when he is standing still singing the national anthem.” ~ Harry Sinden
  11. “Couples are jigsaw puzzles that hang together by touching in just enough points. They’re never total fits or misfits. In time, a pair invents its own commonwealth, complete with anthems, rituals, and lingos-a cult of two with fallible gods.” ~ Diane Ackerman
  12. “We’re going to be the best in the league at something. We’re deep in anthem singers.” ~ Barry Trotz

  13. “Written in support of abolishing the Corn Laws, it became Elliott’s most famous poem. The Peoples Anthem When wilt thou save the people Oh, God of mercy! When? Not kings and lords, but nations! Not thrones and crowns, but men! Flowers of thy heart, of God they are. Let them not pass like weeds, away Their heritage a sunless day! God save the people! When wilt thou save the people? Oh, God of mercy! When? The people Lord the people! Not thrones and crowns, but men! God save the people! Thine they are, Thy children, as thy angels fair, Save them from bondage and despair. God save the people!” ~ Ebenezer Elliott
  14. “I mean, when you think about it, it’s ‘bombs bursting in air,’ ‘rocket’s red glare,’ it’s all kinds of – you know a lot of national anthems are that way, too – all kinds of military jargon, and the land – there’s only one phrase ‘the land of the free,’ which is kind of nice, and ‘the home of the brave?’ I don’t know….Are we the only ones who are brave on the planet? I mean, all the brave people live here I mean, it’s just stupid, I think. I’m embarrassed, I’m embarrassed every time I hear it.” ~ Bill Press
  15. “There shall be a National Anthem containing incomprehensible words and a high note that normal humans cannot hit without risk of hernia.” ~ Dave Barry
  16. “When we sing praises to our Lord, we join in the chorus that creation has been singing from the beginning of time. And it is the same anthem that we as believers will be singing for all eternity.” ~ Laura Story

  17. “Right now there’s a man on the street outside my door with outstretched hands full of heartbeats no one can hear. He has cheeks like torn sheet music every tear-broken crescendo falling on deaf ears. At his side there’s a boy with eyes like an anthem no one stands up for.” ~ Andrea Gibson
  18. “Grunge was so self-consciously lowbrow and nonaspirational that it seemed, at first, impervious to the hype and glamour normally applied swiftly to any emerging trend. But sure enough, grunge anthems found their way onto the soundtracks of television commercials, and Dodge Neons were hawked by kids in flannel shirts saying, ‘Whatever.'” ~ Douglas Rushkoff
  19. “‘Spectrum’ is in part a disco song. But we play it hard, and it’s a real euphoric, wailing tune. It’s kind of like a total house anthem, in a way, but it seems to be going down really well. We’ve got all the grunge kids going mad for disco house raves.” ~ Florence Welch
  20. “The records are black boxes for me. Like, if you want to know who I am, my views, my perspective, things I love, things I hate, my convictions, my anthems. I’ve never let people’s opinions affect the way I write.” ~ Katy Perry

  21. “I hate America. I hate this country. It’s just big ideas, and stories, and people dying, and people like you. The white cracker who wrote the national anthem knew what he was doing. He set the word ‘free’ to a note so high nobody can reach it. That was deliberate. Nothing on earth sounds less like freedom to me. You come to room 1013 over at the hospital, I’ll show you America. Terminal, crazy and mean. I live in America, that’s hard enough, I don’t have to love it. You do that. Everybody’s got to love something.” ~ Tony Kushner , Anthem quotes about freedom
  22. “The white cracker who wrote the National Anthem knew what he was doing. He set the word “free” to a note so high nobody could reach it. That was deliberate.” ~ Tony Kushner
  23. “I looked up and saw my flag. But I didn’t hear my anthem. The quotation above from 6 ft 4 inch, 286 pound Silver Medalist Ghaffari (who broke down in tears on the medal stand) summed up his disappointment after an overtime loss to Aleksandr Karelin of Russia. A win would have given Ghaffari not only the Olympic gold medal but also his first victory over Karelin, something of which he has literally dreamed about after 20 meets between the two. Karelin dominates international competition in the sport.” ~ Matt Ghaffari
  24. “You take a bunch of people who don’t seem any different from you and me, but when you add them all together you get this sort of huge raving maniac with national borders and an anthem.” ~ Terry Pratchett

  25. “It’s time for a new National Anthem. America is divided into two definite divisions. The easy thing to cop out with is sayin’ black and white. You can see a black person. But now to get down to the nitty-gritty, it’s getting’ to be old and young – not the age, but the way of thinking. Old and new, actually… because there’s so many even older people that took half their lives to reach a certain point that little kids understand now.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  26. “So . . . middle school? Awkward.Having a hobby that’s different from everyone else’s? Awkward. Singing the national anthem on weekends instead of going to sleepovers? More awkward. Braces? Awkward. Gain a lot of weight before you hit the growth spurt? Awkward. Frizzy hair, don’t embrace the curls yet? Awkward. Try to straighten it? Awkward!So many phases!” ~ Taylor Swift
  27. “And then it happens. Up and down the row, the victors begin to join hands. Some right away, like the morphlings, or Wiress and Beetee. Others unsure but caught up in the demands of those around them, like Brutus and Enobaria. By the time the anthem plays its final strains, all twenty-four of us stand in one unbroken line in what must be the first public show of unity among the districts since the Dark Days. You can see the realization of this as the screens begin to pop into blackness. It’s too late, though. In the confusion they didn’t cut us off in time. Everyone has seen.” ~ Suzanne Collins
  28. “If you think the last four words to the national anthem are ” gentleman, start your engines”, You might be a redneck.” ~ Jeff Foxworthy

  29. “Too bad the freedom seemed like a prison. As his boots hit the mosaic floor at the bottom of the stairs, John Mellencamp’s old-school, bic-lighter anthem echoed in his head-and though he’d always like the song okay, he’d never truly understood what it meant. Kind of wished that were still the case. Life goes on…long after the thrill of living is gone.” ~ J.R. Ward
  30. “I am completely honest and truthful when I say I don’t want a gold for myself. I want a gold for the team. You go up there and do it as a collective group and it’s so much more satisfying, I mean you look around and you see the faces and just wow, this was a team effort and we did this together. It’s incredible and that’s my dream. I wanna win a gold medal and see the flag go up, hear the national anthem and just know that I did it with my brothers standing next to me.” ~ Jonathan Horton
  31. “Mitt Romney’s rally in Mansfield, Ohio, on Monday began the way every political event begins. ‘Please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance and our country’s national anthem.’ This is always an uncomfortable moment for me. While I sat at my laptop, most of the reporters around me stood and put their hands over their hearts. This time instead of just sitting and working, I tweeted what I was feeling: ‘Ari_Shapiro: As a reporter I’m torn about joining in the pledge of allegiance/national anthem at rallies. I’m a rally observer, not a participant.'” ~ Ari Shapiro
  32. “Are not couturiers the poets who, from year to year, from strophe to strophe, write the anthem of the feminine body?” ~ Roland Barthes

  33. “Through woods and mountain passes The winds, like anthems, roll.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  34. “The groves were God’s first temple. Ere man learned To hew the shaft, and lay the architrave, And spread the roof above them,–ere he framed The lofty vault, to gather and roll back The sound of anthems; in the darkling wood, Amidst the cool and silence, he knelt down And offered to the Mightiest solemn thanks And supplication.” ~ William C. Bryant
  35. “The only thing I can cheer for in Philadelphia is the national anthem.” ~ Bill Belichick
  36. “Who can fail to mist at Fergie’s anthem, ‘My humps, my humps, my lovely lady lumps.’ Hmmm. ‘My lunch, my lunch, I swear it’s coming up.” ~ Celia Rivenbark

  37. “Egyptians undergo an odd personality change behind the wheel of a car. In every other setting, aggression and impatience are frowned upon. The unofficial Egyptian anthem “Bokra, Insha’allah, Malesh” (Tomorrow, God Willing, Never Mind) isn’t just an excuse for laziness. In a society requiring millennial patience, it is also a social code dictating that no one make too much of a fuss about things. But put an Egyptian in the driver’s seat and he shows all the calm and consideration of a hooded swordsman delivering Islamic justice.” ~ Tony Horwitz , Anthem quotes about society
  38. “Behold, I have reached the peak of the mountain and my spirit has taken flight in the heavens of freedom and liberation. I have gone far, far away, O children of my mother; the hills beyond the mists are now hidden from my view, the last traces of the valleys have been flooded by the ocean of serenity, and the paths and trails have been erased by the hand of oblivion. The roar of ocean waves has faded. I no longer hear anything but the anthem of eternity, which harmonizes with the spirit.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  39. “I watch the confusion of friends all numb with love moving like stray dogs to the anthem of night-long conversations of pulsing rhythms and random voltage voices in spite of themselves graceful as these raindrops creeping spermlike across the car window.” ~ Bruce Cockburn
  40. “Who can fail to mist at Fergie’s anthem, ‘My humps, my humps, my lovely lady lumps.’ Hmmm. ‘My lunch, my lunch, I swear it’s coming up.” ~ Celia Rivenbark

  41. “… The Anarchists’ [national] anthem is an international anthem that consists of 365 raspberries blown in very quick succession to the tune of Camptown Races. Nobody has to stand up for it, nobody has to listen to it, and, even better, nobody has to play it.” ~ Mike Harding
  42. “In my head I actually think my songs are pop songs. I think, Damn, that’s a pop song! I can practice in front of the mirror with my hairbrush for as long as I want to. But when it finally comes out, it sounds avant-garde to people. Right up until then, though, I think, “Of course everybody feels this way. This song’s the same as the Greek national anthem.”” ~ M.I.A.
  43. “How often a new affection makes a new man! The sordid, cowering soul turns heroic. The frivolous girl becomes the steadfast martyr of patience and ministration, transfigured by deathless love. The career of bounding impulses turns into an anthem of sacred deeds.” ~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin , Anthem quotes about love
  44. “It doesn’t take much to get me up for baseball. Once the National Anthem plays, I get chills. I even know the words to it now.” ~ Pete Rose

  45. “When children ask you questions about gray hairs, and wrinkles in the face, and sighs that have no words, and smiles too bright to be carved upon the radiant face by the hands of hypocrisy–when they ask you about kneeling at the altar, speaking into the vacant air, and uttering words to an unseen and in an invisible Presence–when they interrogate you about your great psalms, and hymns, and anthem-bursts of thankfulness, what is your reply to these? Do not be ashamed of the history. Keep steadily along the line of fact. Say what happened to you, and magnify God in the hearing of the inquirer.” ~ Joseph Parker
  46. “I certainly did my best to bring the story [Anthem] to life in another medium.” ~ Jeff Britting
  47. “The beauty of all these years of singing the anthem is that I got a chance to meet athletes that I love, and there was a mutual respect.” ~ Jeffrey Osborne
  48. “The closest thing to Roseanne Barr’s singing the national anthem was my cat being neutered.” ~ Johnny Carson

  49. “Fogeydom is the last bastion of the bore and reminiscence is its anthem. It is futile to want the old days back, but that doesn’t mean one should ignore the lessons of the visitable past.” ~ Paul Theroux
  50. “Heathenism had proved unequal to the wants of men; and it was when the most thoughtful among the Pagans were turned away from its hollow mockeries and misleading altars that the anthem of the angels broke clear and loud above the slopes of Bethlehem: “Glory to God in the highest! Peace on earth and good will toward men!” ~ William Mackergo Taylor
  51. “I savored my time on top of the podium by watching the American flag rise up out of the crowd as the anthem played, thinking about how every single second of training I’ve done was for this minute and how many people played a role in my achievement.” ~ Hannah Kearney
  52. “On the field I defend our colours, love our flag and sing our anthem. I could not be more Italian than I am now.” ~ Gianluigi Buffon

  53. “Medieval theologians used to dispute how the angels in the heaven spent their time, when not balancing on needle points and singing anthems to the Lord. I know. They slump glued to their clouds, glasses at the ready, as the Archangel Micheal (that well-known slasher) and stonewalling St Peter open against the Devils XI. It could not be Heaven, otherwise.” ~ John Fowles
  54. “‘Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On’ was my anthem as a child. It was about me. I was Baby.” ~ Carrie Underwood
  55. “‘Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On’ was my anthem as a child. It was about me. I was Baby.” ~ Carrie Underwood
  56. “in the newspapers I read a biography about an American. He left his whole huge fortune to factories and for the positive sciences, his skeleton to the students at the academy there, and his skin to make a drum so as to have the American national anthem drummed on it day and night.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  57. “I will never stand for a national anthem again. I will turn my back and I will raise a fist.” ~ Jesse Ventura

  58. “The boys in the office preferred Daft Punk and the song “Robot Rock” as an anthem, speaking excitedly and without irony about wanting to become robots one day. That made me wonder: Why? What’s the pull of being a robot?” ~ Katherine Losse
  59. “The British press isn’t as vicious as it used to be, and these days it’s sort of cool to care again. Everyone loves an everyman anthem.” ~ Guy Garvey
  60. “”Animal” is my favorite song because it’s a reminder for me every night when I step on to stage that I am no longer a slave to fear. It’s something I need to be reminded of constantly because fear is relentless. It will always continue to swing at me and this song is my armor and defense. It’s my anthem in a sense to say fear will not hinder me anymore.” ~ Andrew Ripp
  61. “But in Shimabukuro’s hands, as he breaks out experimental jazz, lays down a steady blues train, or shreds on rock anthems, this little jumping flea becomes a melodic monster.” ~ Mother Jones

  62. “Now, the country is in a terrible state, and you’ve blamed it on a number of things: Unemployment rate, the value of the pound and all that… well, it’s because the national anthem is boring.” ~ Billy Connolly
  63. “Every album I make big records. I’m going to always make an anthem. That’s what I do.” ~ DJ Khaled
  64. “Heartbreak is the national anthem. We sing it proudly.” ~ Taylor Swift
  65. “When I first heard the song Don’t worry – be happy I realized it was exactly the kind of mindless philosophy that Americans would respond to. It would make a great national anthem along with Me first.” ~ George Carlin

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