Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 60
Sort Needless

Needless, heedless, wanton and deliberate injury of the sort inflicted by Life's picture story is not an essential instrument of responsible journalism.

- Abe Fortas

Feet About

Growing up, I didn't come from a musical family. Neither of my parents played an instrument, sang out loud, or listened to the radio with frequency. The record collection in the living room was only about 2 feet long - and that included 4 solid inches of Neil Diamond and Herb Alpert.

- Amor Towles

Play However

Many MIDI files contain entire musical compositions. Because MIDI supports only 16 channels, however, no more than 16 different instruments can play at any time, and one of those is the key-based percussion instrument.

- Charles Petzold

Study I Write

I write in my study, where I also have my prayer altar. I believe that keeps me focused and gives me positive energy and reminds me that I'm merely the instrument of greater creative forces.

- Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Small Seven

I got my first instrument for Christmas when I was three or four years old. My parents got me a mandolin because it was the only instrument that would fit me because I was so small. I went straight from that into the drums when I was six, and then I started playing guitar when I was seven or eight.

- Chord Overstreet

Voice Main

My main horn is a hybrid of a flugelhorn a coronet and a trumpet, but that's really because, for me, each instrument to me had a different voice, and I liked them all, but I didn't like any one of them singularly.

- Christian Scott

Learn Plenty

Learn your instrument. Be honest. Don't do anything phony. There is so much crap floating around. There is plenty of room for a bit of honest writing.

- Christine McVie

Talent Develop

If you're a musician, there's no instrument that can be withheld from you. If you're drawn to it, develop the talent for it.

- Cynthia Robinson

Control Very

The thing is, if you control the Senate meetings, you control the gavel. And the gavel is a very important instrument... an instrument of power. An instrument that establishes the agenda.

- Dan Quayle

Play Right

It's tough to play the right chord on the instrument when there's someone out there who wants to kill you.

- Darrell Hammond


My voice is an instrument.

- David Coverdale


Voice is my instrument.

- Debra Wilson

Your Stale

What drew me to the violin was mastering the instrument technically, which I'm continuing to do. You want to push boundaries, to not always be in your comfort zone. If you don't, you get stale. So you have to find areas of growth.

- Joshua Bell

Piano Most

Piano was my first instrument, but it wasn't the instrument that I showed the most proficiency on.

- GRiZ

Reputation More

The more dubious and uncertain an instrument violence has become in international relations, the more it has gained in reputation and appeal in domestic affairs, specifically in the matter of revolution.

- Hannah Arendt

Kind Piano

The piano is kind of my second instrument.

- Bill Bruford

Blue First

My first instrument was a little blue ukele.

- Billy Ocean

My Life Idol

I still have a photo on my wall of the greatest idol I will ever have in my life, and it's myself at eight. Because that's when the forces of imagination have the same value as the real world, when they're an instrument of survival: when my mother disappeared, and I imagined a mother. That was me at my best.

- Henning Mankell

Paper Blank

You don't know what inspires you. You like to think you know what inspires you, but in the final analysis I don't think you really do. It's great to look at a blank sheet of paper, you know, and walk up to an instrument and not know what's gonna happen. It's the most challenging thing I do.

- Bob Seger

Some Nuance

I'm looking forward to some more solo acoustic dates. That's a lot of fun for me, because I get to be alone with the song. And I get to hear every little nuance; if my instrument does something that I wasn't expecting, I get to chase that. Chase that down a little bit.

- Bob Weir

Enjoy Harmonies

I really enjoy listening to players on the cusp of swing into bebop like Charlie Shavers, Clifford Brown and Clark Terry. They balance immense facility on their instrument with rhythm, melody, and more complex harmonies of the time.

- Bria Skonberg

Mirror Tight

I'm not really into EDM music; I really like when someone plays their instrument and stuff. But I saw Deadmau5 at a festival, and it was pretty tight, I have to admit. He's got the giant mouse head on and tubes coming out of the ceiling and giant mirror glass things.

- Brittany Howard

Most Proper

Facetiousness is allowable when it is the most proper instrument of exposing things apparently base and vile to due contempt.

- Isaac Barrow

Actor Needs

An actor is an instrument. One needs to control them.

- Bruno Dumont

About Very

When I'm writing for certain instruments, you want to write within what you know about that instrument but also challenge the player. Something like 'Aheym' is very virtuosic - but because I have a history of performing music, I don't like unplayable music.

- Bryce Dessner

Lead More

I'm a little more of a lead instrument in the Meatbats.

- Chad Smith

Play Keyboards

I can play every instrument there is, every horn, I've played all the saxes and trumpets and everything and keyboards.

- Dick Dale

Always Very

At the time, I didn't know that bass would not be enough for me. I'm not a bass player because bass is always a background instrument even to this very day.

- Eberhard Weber

Musicians Play

In 1972, I got my first electric bass and started playing the kind of instrument I play now. I found that the majority of musicians couldn't bear that. They are not used to listening to the bass because they think the bass is in the background to support them.

- Eberhard Weber

Know Interested

It's not really that I'm interested in filmmaking. I'm interested in the instrument of it, you know.

- K'naan

Play Saxophone

I've played every instrument you could possibly think of for 10 minutes. So I'm mediocre at everything. I can play drums, guitar, piano, violin, saxophone, clarinet, flute... Just not well.

- Kat Dennings

Fiction Been

Whether or not you discover your talents and passions is partly a matter of opportunity. If you've never been sailing, or picked up an instrument, or tried to teach or to write fiction, how would you know if you had a talent for these things?

- Ken Robinson

Revolution Like

Revolution is an instrument, like a party is an instrument.

- Ernest Mandel


It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.

- Eve Arnold

Then Also

With Connery, he does act. He is in complete command. He completely trusts the person first, then the instrument. I've worked with his son also, on a picture in Russia.

- F. Murray Abraham

My Life Play

When I was in school, you could pick any instrument you want, and they'd teach you how to play it. That changed my life. I loved playing music in school, and it sent me on my path as a musician.

- Flea

Deep Drum

Everyone knows deep in their hearts that the drums are the coolest instrument, and that a band is only as good as its drummer. So I'm all for drum solos. I'm all for drummers hamming it up. I'm all for drummers standing up and kicking over the kit.

- Fred Armisen

Learn Commit

My parents encouraged us to commit to things, so if we wanted to learn an instrument, it was all the grades and all the theory.

- Laura Mvula

Leader Other

Polling is merely an instrument for gauging public opinion. When a president or any other leader pays attention to poll results, he is, in effect, paying attention to the views of the people. Any other interpretation is nonsense.

- George Gallup

Camera Always

The camera is not the instrument. People are always the instrument.

- George Stevens

Politics Truths

The science of politics is the one science that is deposited by the streams of history, like the grains of gold in the sand of a river; and the knowledge of the past, the record of truths revealed by experience, is eminently practical, as an instrument of action and a power that goes to making the future.

- Lord Acton

First Foremost

But the guitar is my favorite, first and foremost instrument.

- Midge Ure

I Think Other

I've always felt a great affinity with music. I've felt myself to be more of a musician than anything else, though I'm not proficient in any one instrument. But I think I have a musical sense of things... and writing seems to me to be a musical experience - rhythmically and in many other ways.

- Sam Shepard

Baby See

We can see that the baby is as much an instrument of nourishment for us as we are for him.

- Polly Berrien Berends

Lie Memory

Human memory is a marvelous but fallacious instrument. The memories which lie within us are not carved in stone; not only do they tend to become erased as the years go by, but often they change, or even increase by incorporating extraneous features.

- Primo Levi

Best Moved

Like my best friend, I asked for drums for Christmas, and got them. But when he moved on to guitar, I realized two things: (1) guitar is a much more expressive instrument, (2) way more girls pay attention to guitar players than to drummers.

- Greg Iles

Doing Could

You can have the greatest player in terms of mastering an instrument and you could be yawning your head off when you hear them. So, it's not what you do, but the way you're doing it and in the end that's all that we have.

- Mahavishnu John McLaughlin

Great Harmonica

The harmonica is a great instrument.

- Toots Thielemans

Art Outside

The body is your instrument in dance, but your art is outside that creature, the body.

- Martha Graham

Suffering Used

My belief is that when the military is used as the sole instrument of power, that never has a good outcome. If there's no one to take ownership and develop that failed state, human suffering can be even worse than that created by the conflict itself.

- Martin Dempsey

Play Records

People have said to me, You can't write songs. You can't play an instrument. But I've got 10 gold records.

- Sonny Bono

Bring Save

I asked my mother could I have an instrument. She said, 'Well if you go out and save your money.' So I went and got - I made me a shine box. I went out and started shining shoes, and I'd bring whatever I made.

- Ornette Coleman

Play Try

I don't play an instrument. I pretend. I try to.

- Matt Berninger

Shaped Before

Before Liszt, a conductor was someone who just facilitated the performance, who would keep people together or beat the time, indicate the entries. After Liszt, that was no longer the case; a conductor was someone who shaped the music in an intense musical way, who played the orchestra as an instrument.

- Stephen Hough

Will Other

Don't try to follow any trends, just concentrate on writing great songs and knowing your instrument. All the other stuff will fall into place.

- Steven Adler


Imagination is an instrument of survival.

- Rogier van der Heide

Process Planet

Credit ratings and risk weightings must undergo a thorough process of review and revision. No security or instrument on the planet should have a zero risk weighting.

- Paul Singer

Play Had

I had prostate cancer that, for me, was debilitating. I didn't touch a guitar for two years, but when I realized I was seeing the light at the end of the recovery tunnel and was going to live pain-free, I realized again that it was a fun little instrument to play.

- Ronnie Montrose

Bit Unlocked

When I heard 'Dookie' by Green Day for the first time, it unlocked something in me, like, it's totally okay that I'm a little bit weird because these guys are a little bit weird. It made me want to pick up an instrument and do that.

- Pete Wentz

Anybody Hop

Hip-hop is the only music in the world where you can take any instrument and make it hip hop. It's anybody's music. It's what you make of it. That's for anything you do in life.

- Yelawolf