Best Humming Quotes & Sayings In Life

These humming quotes will inspire you. Humming makes a low, steady continuous sound like that of a bee or be in a state of great activity.

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

Inspirational Humming Quotes

  1. “You always will be singing a song or humming a line or a melody.” ~ Dennis Brown
  2. “I find humming is very useful.” ~ Elvis Costello
  3. “There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.” ~ Pythagoras
  4. “In Rio Bravo when Duke makes love to Feathers, the scene dissolves to the next morning where we see him putting on his vest and almost humming. It was subtle, but you knew what happened. Give me a towel and some blankets any day!” ~ Angie Dickinson

  5. “Quick as a hummingbird…she darts so eagerly, swiftly, sweetly dipping into the flowers of my heart.” ~ James Oppenheim , Humming quotes bird
  6. “My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery – always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What’s this passion for?” ~ Virginia Woolf
  7. “I was influenced when I was younger by the cartoon movies that Disney put out, like Cinderella and what not. I watched those movies over and over when I was younger and the music is ingrained into my head. Nowadays, I’m still humming the tunes. It taught me the fundamentals.” ~ Zac Efron
  8. “For awhile after you quit Keats all other poetry seems to be only whistling or humming.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

  9. “A flash of harmless lightning, A mist of rainbow dyes, The burnished sunbeams brightening From flower to flower he flies.” ~ John B. Tabb
  10. “You’ve got to perform in a role hundreds of times. In keeping it fresh one can become a large, madly humming, demented refrigerator.” ~ Ralph Richardson
  11. “You’ve got to find ways to breathe while you’re dancing so that when it comes time for you to stop and sing again, you have it. To prepare, I do a lot of aerobic activity. Many times at the gym, people will look at me because I’ll be on the treadmill humming.” ~ Kristin Chenoweth
  12. “I’m not one for walking the beaches humming a melody. I love the discipline of sitting in the studio, writing and listening. That is my domain.” ~ Enya

  13. “It was his subconscious which told him this – that infuriating part of a person’s brain which never responds to interrogation, merely gives little meaningful nudges and then sits humming quietly to itself, saying nothing.” ~ Douglas Adams
  14. “A kiss, when all is told, what is it? An oath taken a little closer, a promise more exact. A wish that longs to be confirmed, a rosy circle drawn around the verb ‘to love’. A kiss is a secret which takes the lips for the ear, a moment of infinity humming like a bee, a communion tasting of flowers, a way of breathing in a little of the heart and tasting a little of the soul with the edge of the lips!” ~ Edmond Rostand
  15. “I don’t know [why we’re here]. People sometimes say to me, ‘Why don’t you admit that the humming bird, the butterfly, the Bird of Paradise are proof of the wonderful things produced by Creation?’ And I always say, well, when you say that, you’ve also got to think of a little boy sitting on a river bank, like here, in West Africa, that’s got a little worm, a living organism, in his eye and boring through the eyeball and is slowly turning him blind. The Creator God that you believe in, presumably, also made that little worm. Now I personally find that difficult to accommodate.” ~ David Attenborough
  16. “Life set itself to new processions of seed-time and harvest, the skin newly turned to seasonal variations, the very blood humming to new altitudes.” ~ Mary Hunter Austin

  17. “The stillness of the calm is awful. His voice begins to grow strange and portentous. He feels it in him like something swallowed too big for the esophagus. It keeps up a sort of involuntary interior humming in him, like a live beetle. His cranium is a dome full of reverberations. The hollows of his very bones are as whispering galleries. He is afraid to speak loud, lest he be stunned; like the man in the bass drum.” ~ Herman Melville
  18. “If a poem is written well, it was written with the poet’s voice and for a voice. Reading a poem silently instead of saying a poem is like the difference between staring at sheet music and actually humming or playing the music on an instrument.” ~ Robert Pinsky
  19. “Melody always comes to me first before words – cadence and melody. When you’re humming the melody and it’s incredible and words start coming out it can build into something special.” ~ Yelawolf
  20. “A superhero’s catchphrase should be like a really memorable advertising slogan. It sticks in your head and you can’t stop humming it. And let’s face it, superheroes are just really selling themselves as products.” ~ Stan Lee

  21. “We sometimes observe that spoiled children contract a habit of annoying quite wantonly those who have charge of them, and seem tomeasure their own sense of well-being, not by what they do, but by the degree of reaction they can cause. It is vain to get rid of them by not minding them: if purring and humming is not noticed, they squeal and screech; then if you chide and console them, they find the experiment succeeds, and they begin again. The child will sit in your arms contented if you do nothing. If you take a book and read, he commences hostile operations.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  22. “We live in a world with “free” content, and this freedom is not an imperfection. We listen to the radio without paying for the songs we hear; we hear friends humming tunes that they have not licensed. We tell jokes that reference movie plots without the permission of the directors. We read our children books, borrowed from a library, without paying the original copyright holder for the performance rights.” ~ Lawrence Lessig
  23. “Common, ordinary, everyday Democrats, not leftists, there may be – if the agenda gets implemented and this country starts humming on the domestic side and if jobs come back and if the economy gets up to 3% growth and is sustained and the job market expands accordingly and people’s wages go up, it won’t matter.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  24. “If sequestered pain made a sound, the atmosphere would be humming all the time.” ~ Stephen Levine

  25. “You have a humming dodo bird,” I said stupidly.” ~ Rick Riordan
  26. “In the long run, most of us spend about fifteen minutes total in the entanglements of passion, and the rest of our days looking back on it, humming the tune.” ~ Barbara Kingsolver
  27. “Sometimes I just start humming something, find a melody I like a lot, and if it sticks around for a couple days, a few words will lock themselves into place. I might just get the first line. Then words just keep falling into the syllables. The choruses kind of write themselves and verses I have to work at a little bit.” ~ Jack Johnson
  28. “I have no idea how to do what you’re supposed to do. I do a little bit of humming.” ~ Martina Sorbara

  29. “You grow up real quick, a half-Mexican in a sailor’s suit, because I’d be riding the streetcar to school everyday – minding my own business, humming out a ‘Frere Jacques’ – and I realized that in any other town, this might be considered cute. But you know what it is in San Francisco? Sexy.” ~ Al Madrigal
  30. “My favorite thing to hear from people is, ‘I left the theater and couldn’t stop thinking about it.’ You want your work to have an impact after they leave the theater. It’s the equivalent of leaving a musical humming a show tune.” ~ Marin Ireland
  31. “I wanted to hear what she was saying. I wanted to smell that burnt midnight again, I wanted to feel that wind. It was a secret wanting, like a song I couldn’t stop humming, or loving someone I could never have. No matter where I went, my compass pointed west. I would always know what time it was in California.” ~ Janet Fitch
  32. “And if I was humming “Happy Birthday” and smiling stupidly as I fled for my life—well, that was nobody’s business, was it?” ~ Rick Riordan

  33. “The humming of my parents’ voices from behind my bedroom wall, which throughout my childhood had filled me with a sense of security, had now become a source of anxiety and panic.” ~ Jeffrey Eugenides
  34. “His eyes were eggs of unstable crystal, vibrating with a frequency whose name was rain and the sound of trains, suddenly sprouting a humming forest of hair-fine glass spines.” ~ William Gibson
  35. “Customers are the reason we open our doors every day, and keep the machines humming all night long. Customers determine what we eat, where we live, whether we stay in business.” ~ Harvey Mackay
  36. “I always have melodies flowing in my head – whether I’m just at home, at the mall, at a restaurant or wherever. I’m always humming along to the random melodies that form in my head.” ~ Manika

  37. “Composer” is a word which here means “a person who sits in a room, muttering and humming and figuring out what notes the orchestra is going to play.” This is called composing. But last night, the Composer was not muttering. He was not humming. He was not moving, or even breathing. This is called decomposing.” ~ Daniel Handler
  38. “One day a hummingbird flew in– It fluttered against the window til I got it down where I could reach it with an open umbrella– –When I had it in my hand it was so small I couldn’t believe I had it–but I could feel the intense life–so intense and so tiny– …You were like the humming bird to me… And I am rather inclined to feel that you and I know the best part of one another without spending much time together– –It is not that I fear the knowing– It is that I am at this moment willing to let you be what you are to me–it is beautiful and pure and very intensely alive.” ~ Georgia O’Keeffe
  39. “Writers. For some reason, a lot of you reject what you hear and see in your heads. If you go too long ignoring it, it builds up and then you do all sorts of weird things. Mumble to yourself. Nightmares. Day-dreams. Total anarchy and chaos. Before you know it, the writer is either sitting in corner feverishly humming to his- or herself or on Prozac. You’re not on Prozac, are you? (Esther)” ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon
  40. “Pop is an easy way for evil business people to make a lot of money. But I find myself humming a Christina Aguilera song every once in a while.” ~ Brandon Boyd

  41. “Take from my palms, to soothe your heart, a little honey, a little sun, in obedience to Persephone’s bees. You can’t untie a boat that was never moored, nor hear a shadow in its furs, nor move through thick life without fear. For us, all that’s left is kisses tattered as the little bees that die when they leave the hive. Deep in the transparent night they’re still humming, at home in the dark wood on the mountain, in the mint and lungwort and the past. But lay to your heart my rough gift, this unlovely dry necklace of dead bees that once made a sun out of honey.” ~ Osip Mandelstam
  42. “I know this one pusher walks around humming a tune and everybody he passes takes it up. He is so grey and spectral and anonymous they don’t see him and think it is their own mind humming the tune.” ~ William S. Burroughs
  43. “I can hear the library humming in the night, a choir of authors murmuring inside their books along the unlit, alphabetical shelves, Giovanni Pontano next to Pope, Dumas next to his son, each one stitched into his own private coat, together forming a low, gigantic chord of language.” ~ Billy Collins
  44. “. . . hummings and clickings could be heard-the sounds attendant to the flow of electrons, now augmenting one maze of electromagnetic crises to a condition that was translatable from electrical qualities and quantities to a high grade of truth.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut

  45. “I still believe that capitalism is too harsh and I believe that, even within that, there is a lot of satisfaction and beauty if you happen to be one of the lucky ones, although that doesn’t eradicate the reality of the suffering. It’s all true at once, kind of humming and sublime.” ~ George Saunders
  46. “When she is alone in the rooms I hear her humming to keep herself from thinking.” ~ Jean-Paul Sartre
  47. “But you make me sing like a guitar humming . . .” ~ Neil Diamond
  48. “I found, and find, the scrutiny of Dr. Lecter uncomfortable, intrusive, like the humming of your thoughts when they x-ray your head.” ~ Thomas Harris

  49. “I loved a woman whose beauty Like the moon moved all the humming heavens to music till the stars with their tiny teeth burst into song and I fell on the ground before her while the sky hardened and she laughed and turned me down softly, I was so young.” ~ Peter Meinke
  50. “The summer day is closed – the sun is set:
    Well they have done their office, those bright hours,
    The latest of whose train goes softly out
    In the red west. The green blade of the ground
    Has risen, and herds have cropped it; the young twig
    Has spread its plaited tissues to the sun;
    Flowers of the garden and the waste have blown
    And withered; seeds have fallen upon the soil,
    From bursting cells, and in their graves await
    Their resurrection. Insects from the pools
    Have filled the air awhile with humming wings,
    That now are still for ever; painted moths
    Have wandered the blue sky, and died again” ~ William C. Bryant
  51. “Meditation is not concentration. It is simple awareness. You simply relax and watch the breathing. In that watching, nothing is excluded. The car is humming – perfectly okay, accept it. The traffic is passing – that’s okay, part of life. The fellow passenger snoring by your side, accept it. Nothing is rejected. You are not to narrow down your consciousness.” ~ Rajneesh
  52. “If I try to write a song, I will completely fail to write a song. But if I’m just holding my guitar and I just start humming, then I’ll have a song in an hour.” ~ Kina Grannis

  53. “Love is both Creator’s and Saviour’s gospel to mankind; a volume bound in rose leaves, clasped with violets, and by the beaks of hummingbirds printed with peach juice on the leaves of lilies.” ~ Herman Melville
  54. “YOU’RE just humming with sexual energy! Is it the fabric? Is it wearing tights?” ~ Richard Madeley
  55. “I remember having some problems with [the Deus Ex theme] when I first heard it and I was trying to figure out how to tell [Alex Brandon] I wanted changes. But then I noticed that I couldn’t get it out of my mind. I was whistling or humming it to myself all the time. So I just kept my mouth shut and let it be. I think it’s a highly addictive tune” ~ Warren Spector
  56. “I am a black woman the music of my song some sweet arpeggio of tears is written in a minor key and I can be heard humming in the night Can be heard humming in the night” ~ Mari Evans

  57. “All my life I’ve been aware of the Second World War humming in the background. I was born 10 years after it was finished, and without ever seeing it. It formed my generation and the world we lived in. I played Hurricanes and Spitfires in the playground, and war films still form the basis of all my moral philosophy. All the men I’ve ever got to my feet for or called sir had been in the war.” ~ A. A. Gill
  58. “I was unfair to him, of course, but where would I have been without unfairness? In thrall, in harness. Young women need unfairness, it’s one of their few defenses. They need their callousness, they need their ignorance. They walk in the dark, along the edges of high cliffs, humming to themselves, thinking themselves invulnerable.” ~ Margaret Atwood
  59. “How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them? Every part of the Earth is sacred to my people, every shining pine needle, every sandy shore, every mist in the dark woods, every clear and humming insect is holy in the memory and experience of my people.” ~ Chief Seattle
  60. “One has the feeling of enormous safety. You don’t have the torque from the propeller. You have no noise; it’s almost like little electric motors humming inside, and you feel sort of safe.” ~ Erich Warsitz

  61. “Not wholly in the busy world, nor quite
    Beyond it, blooms the garden that I love.
    News from the humming city comes to it
    It sound of funeral or of marriage bells.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  62. “I still hear you humming, Mama. The colour of your song calls me home. The colour of your words saying, Let her be. She got a right to be different. She gonna stumble on herself one of these days. Just let the child be. And I be, Mama.” ~ Sonia Sanchez
  63. “To write a book is for all the world like humming a song.” ~ Laurence Sterne

  64. “And the great spirit of darkness spread a shroud over me…everything was silent-everything. But upon the heights soughed the everlasting song, the voice of the air, the distant, toneless humming which is never silent.” ~ Knut Hamsun
  65. “A pair of Blue Noses on the next bench glared their disapproval at Evie’s knee-length dress. Evie decided to give them a real show. She hiked her skirt and, humming jauntily, rolled down her stockings, exposing her legs. It had the desired effect on the Blue Noses, who moved down the platform, clucking about the “disgrace of the young.” She would not miss this place.” ~ Libba Bray

A hum is a sound made by producing a wordless tone with the mouth closed, forcing the sound to emerge from the nose.

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