[PW] ? "Bird Sings" Quote (Quotation Query #729)

Burton, Donna burtond at union.edu
Fri Apr 24 07:05:17 PDT 2015

Would this qualify or is it too far off the mark:

"The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that
sang best" --Henry Van Dyke  (1852-1933)

Donna Burton
Reference Librarian
Schaffer Library
burtond at union.edu
Union College
Schenectady, NY 12308

On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 10:27 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>

> Joan Walsh Anglund wrote "“A bird does not sing because he has an answer.
> He sings because he has a song.” in a 1967 book.  Does anyone know of any
> similar sayings that appeared before 1967?
> Fred Shapiro
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