The Story of British Pathé TV - William Shakespeare - Adolf Hitler - Truman Capote - Citizen Kane 1941 - Joan d’Arc - Ben Jonson - Psalms 29:3-9 - John Osborne - Lord Byron - John Milton - Virgil - Robert Browning - Homer - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Seneca the Younger - F Scott Fitzgerald - Thomas Hardy - Oscar Wilde - Arthur Fiedler -
The rousing delivery of Pathé’s voice-over artists would become familiar to millions. One man above all possessed the voice of Pathé: Bob Danvers-Walker was their most famous and durable commentator. In its darkest hours Pathé had encouraged a nation under siege. The Story of British Pathé II: The Voice of Pathé, BBC 2011
I did never know so full a voice issue from so empty a heart. William Shakespeare, Henry V IV iv 63, Boy
Whose shouts and claps out-voice the deep-mouthed sea. William Shakespeare, Henry V V Chorus 11
Give every man thy ear but few thy voice. William Shakespeare, Hamlet I iii
Her voice was ever soft,
Gentle and low, an excellent thing in woman. William Shakespeare, King Lear V iii 274
This voice called to me to free the German people and restore Germany’s greatness. Adolf Hitler
Other voices, other rooms. Truman Capote
He was really interested in my voice. Citizen Kane 1941 starring Orson Welles & Joseph Cotten & Dorothy Comingore & Everett Sloane & Ray Collins & George Coulouris & Agnes Moorehead & Paul Stewart & Ruth Warrick & Erskine Sanford et al , director Orson Welles, the second Mr Kane
My voices are telling my what to do. Joan d’Arc
The voice so sweet, the words so fair,
As some soft chime had stroked the air;
And though the sound were parted thence,
Still left an echo in the sense. Ben Jonson, Eupheme 1640
The voice of the Lord is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the Lord is upon many waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedars; yea, the Lord breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.
He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn.
The voice of the Lord divideth the flames of fire.
The voice of the Lord shaketh the wilderness; the Lord shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory. Psalms 29:3-9
That voice that cries out doesn’t have to be a weakling’s does it? John Osborne, Look Back in Anger
The devil hath not, in all his quiver’s choice,
An arrow for the heart like a sweet voice. Lord Byron, Don Juan XV:13
The Angel ended, and in Adam’s ear
So charming left his voice, that he awhile
Thought him still speaking, still stood fix’d to hear. John Milton, Paradise Lost VIII:1
My voice stuck in my throat. Virgil, Æneid
Her voice changed like a bird’s:
There grew more of the music, and less of the words. Robert Browning, Flight of the Duchess
He ceased: but left so charming on their ear
His voice, that listening still they seemed to hear. Homer, The Odyssey II:414
Oh, there is something in that voice that reaches
The innermost recesses of my spirit! Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Christus
Is a celestial melody. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Masque of Pandora V
The voice is nothing but beaten air. Seneca the Younger, Naturalinum Quæstionum II:29
It was the kind of voice that the ear follows up and down, as if each speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again. F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
The exhilarating ripple of her voice was a wild tonic in the rain. ibid.
Woman much missed, how you call to me, call to me,
Saying that now you are not as you were
When you had changed from the one who was all to me,
But as at first, when our day was fair ... Thomas Hardy, The Voice
And her voice – I never heard such a voice. It was very low at first, with deep mellow notes, that seemed to fall singly upon one’s ear. Then it became a little louder, and sounded like a flute or a distant hautbois. In the garden-scene it had all the tremulous ecstasy that one hears just before dawn when nightingales are singing. Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
Ella’s [Fitzgerald] voice becomes the orchestra’s richest and most versatile sound. Arthur Fiedler