Notes Quotes

Notes Quotes by Brian Eno, Markus Zusak, Vinnie Paul, Gary Moore, Ray Charles, William Gurstelle and many others.

Although cover notes for classical music albums tend to

Although cover notes for classical music albums tend to say that the trill of flutes suggests mountain streams and so on, I don’t think anybody listens to music with the expectation that they’re going to be presented with a sort of landscape painting.
Brian Eno
A small but noteworthy note. I’ve seen so many young men over the years who think they’re running at other young men. They are not. They are running at me.
Markus Zusak
A lot of young drummers have a tendency to really overplay. Sometimes simple is better, and the notes that aren’t played between the spaces are bigger than the notes that are.
Vinnie Paul
Lots of kids when they get their first instrument hammer away at it but they don’t realise there are so many levels of dynamics with a guitar. You can play one note on a guitar and it really gets to people if it is the right note in the right place played by the right person.
Gary Moore
Many times during auditions, I was told that I couldn’t carry a note with a bucket, and that I sure couldn’t play the piano.
Ray Charles
When something good hits me, I’ll use Siri to make a note so I don’t forget.
William Gurstelle
I am Abhorsen…” He looked at the baby again and added, almost with a note of surprise, “Father of Sabriel
Garth Nix
I used to take formal notes in lines of blue, and underline the key words in red, and I realised I needed only the key words and the idea. Then to bring in connections, I drew arrows and put in images and codes. It was a picture outside my head of what was inside my head – ‘mind map’ is the language my brain spoke.
Tony Buzan
I got a note from the stage manager one night that someone wanted to meet me. And it was Steven Spielberg.
Corey Reynolds
When I was a kid I really liked the guitarist of The Doors [Robby Krieger]. He plays blues, but he plays a lot of melodic things. He plays scales that are kind of unusual, and some bent notes.
Stephen Malkmus
I can carry a tune with a three-note range. Once I’m out of that range, I’m in trouble.
Jennifer Weiner
If all experienced God in the same way and returned Him an identical worship, the song of the Church triumphant would have no symphony, it would be played like an orchestra in which all instruments played the same note.
C. S. Lewis
I don’t like streaming. I hate all that crap. I’d rather be a fan and have the piece in front of you where you could read the liner notes and everything about it instead of just consume. Enjoy it that way. It’s just a digital file.
Charlie Benante
Everyone’s opinion is of equal value, which is bizarre to me. It’s so hard to get anybody cast because you’ll be on the phone with 15 people, and if anybody says I don’t know about that guy – move on. Wait a minute, why is that person’s note valid? It’s such a bizarre process that’s sprung up around it.
Edward Allen Bernero
God is the ultimate musician. His music transforms your life. The notes of redemption rearrange your heart and restore your life. His songs of forgiveness, grace, reconciliation, truth, hope, sovereignty, and love give you back your humanity and restore your identity.
Paul David Tripp
Does God notice when I’m afraid? Note the resolve in the eyes of Jesus as he marches through the storm to rescue his friends.
Max Lucado
Sometimes I write notes that I have difficulty singing. And you start talking yourself out of the bold melody and start wanting to arrange it in another key or something. Maybe I just never learned my harmony part, because what everybody says sounds odd to them sounds perfectly natural to me.
Elvis Costello
There’s nothing wrong with sending a quick note if you’re busy or just want to flirt, but it’s hard to have any real interaction over text. In the buffet of communication, text messaging should be a side dish, not the entree.
Greg Behrendt
It’s always a pleasure on a personal note for me to come back to Australia.
Nick Cave
The Strat covers the complete spectrum of human emotion .. the tremolo enables you to do anything – you can hit any note known to mankind
Jeff Beck
A guitar is so tactile, and when you’re playing bends – and bending notes is a big part of my style – there are so many notes within the note you’re bending from and the note you’re bending up to.
Joe Bonamassa
I’m playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order.
Eric Morecambe
When you listen to someone improvise, the notes that are played are only half the story.
Hubert Laws
The piano ain’t got no wrong notes.
Thelonious Monk
I don’t write my standup on paper or anything; but I just organically do it on stage, have an idea, chat it up a little bit. I’m keeping notes. I’m trying to keep up with this world and try to bring out a special every year.
Jim Jefferies
You only have 12 notes. Do what you want with them.
Eddie Van Halen
I always thought every day was a gift, but now I am looking for where to send the thank you note.
Randy Pausch
I always say, when I play the first few notes and people scream… if you’re tired of that, you should try retail. What else are you looking for?
Dennis DeYoung
I think the most important thing that I can offer young musicians is once you get up on the bandstand, understanding that you’re now asking this prayer to come through you. When you think about music it’s got to be that way. Just the thrill of being able to play another note, not to win anything or get a trophy.
Bobby Hutcherson
That is vaguely conspiratorial, in a networking sense. We have published their meeting notes.
Julian Assange
We should note that this latter type of shift was successfully amplified to a considerable extent by Russian physicists using the intense light of a ruby laser whose wavelength is close to that of a transition of the potassium atom.
Alfred Kastler
After conducting a concert in a small town, I once received the following note from a farmer who had attended the performance: “Dear Sir, I wish to inform you that the man who played the long thing you pull in and out only did so during the brief periods you were looking at him.”
Arturo Toscanini
In the liner notes, music is fine by itself. It doesn’t need any explanation.
Terry Bozzio
Men whose sense of taste is destroyed by sickness, sometimes think honey sour. A diseased eye does not see many things which do exist, and notes many things which do not exist. The same thing frequently takes place with regard to the force of words, when the critic is inferior to the writer.
Saint Basil
Recording a Hindi song takes me around 40 minutes whereas a Kannada song takes me about two hours. The music isn’t a problem, since the notes used are universal. The language is the problem. I try my best to get it right, as I’m sensitive about respecting every language, since all of them are sacred in my heart.
Adnan Sami
I’m not great with breathing, like holding notes. I usually don’t. A lot of people wouldn’t believe it, but I don’t focus on technical stuff.
Jazmine Sullivan
How often from the steep Of echoing hill or thicket have we heard Celestial voices to the midnight air, Sole, or responsive each to other’s note, Singing their great Creator?
John Milton
Since the dawn of time every one will die,
Let the history books note my death with loyalty at heart.
Wen Tianxiang
Bach is the supreme genius of music… This man, who knows everything and feels everything, cannot write one note, however unimportant it may appear, which is anything but transcendent. He has reached the heart of every noble thought, and has done it in the most perfect way.
Pablo Casals
The lesson of the last year is this: foreign policy can’t be managed through the politics of personality, and our President would do well to take note of an observation John F. Kennedy made once he was in office – that all of the world’s problems aren’t his predecessor’s fault.
Sarah Palin
Jonas’ music is inspiring, energizing, and spiritually uplifting. A brilliant songwriter, he writes music that reaches deep into the soul and awakens the best and highest in all of us. And Jonas delivers his songs with a power, joy, and grace that last long after the last note is played. The world needs this music!
Marci Shimoff
Charity is the note that resolves the discord.
Austin O’Malley
To use a telling phrase of the Reverend Martin Luther King, we can say that we have defaulted on a promissory note and now is the time to honor it.
Pope Francis
I believe the Bible is the best gift God ever gave to man. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through that book.” On a personal spiritual note, Lincoln confessed, “I have been driven many times to my knees with the overwhelming conviction, that I had nowhere else to go.
Abraham Lincoln
It was so exciting to go to the record shop and buy a piece of vinyl and hold it, read the liner notes, look at the pictures. Even the smell of the vinyl.
Martin Gore
I started writing this feature comedy in New York – a Chris Farley vehicle. The script was decent. When I got to LA, I met some new friends in film school and had them read my script and give me notes.
David Steinberg
It’s too bad failures don’t give seminars. Wouldn’t that be valuable? If you meet a guy who has messed up his life for forty years, you’ve just got to say, ‘John, if I bring my journal and promise to take good notes, would you spend a day with me?’
Jim Rohn
My fingers traced the melody on an invisible keyboard—my usual way to connect with the music, to feel its emotions on my fingertips. I touched the keys softly, as if gliding my hands through water, but the musical notes kept slipping between my fingers like bubbles, waltzing away in the blue radiance.
Ella Leya
False notes can be forgiven, false music cannot.
Nadia Boulanger
The mature person becomes able to differentiate feelings into as many nuances, strong and passionate experiences, or delicate and sensitive ones, as in the different passages of music in a symphony. Unfortunately, many of us have feelings limited like notes in a bugle call.
Rollo May
The Internet is just a world passing around notes in a classroom. That’s all it is. All those media companies say, “We’re going to make a killing here.” You won’t because it’s still only as good as the content.
Jon Stewart
Wherever you are, be all there! Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.
Jim Elliot
A bag of apples, a pot of homemade jam, a scribbled note, a bunch of golden flowers, a coloured pebble, a box of seedlings, an empty scent bottle for the children. . . . Who needs diamonds and van-delivered bouquets?
Pam Brown
When I’m sniffing around new territory, I often choose, rather randomly, one general book and then follow its bibliography and notes to other, more specialized works and to the primary source material.
Andrea Barrett
Honestly, a lot of the human etiquette I learned in life I learned from, like, thank-you notes and dating Jimmy Kimmel.
Roseanne Barr
The Bassbone is just what I have been looking for… I can maintain the integrity of two instruments on stage or in the studio with control over the balance and keep my high standards for my low notes!
Nathan East
Save for your goals. Take note of what’s coming your way – vacations, the holidays, what ever is going to cost you money – and start saving ahead of time so that you have a stash when the time comes.
Jean Chatzky
I feel like a 1960s graduate student. I still work on note cards. I’ve never found a better system.
Lawrence Wright
We find that no matter what country we’re in, if we hit the right economic notes and appeal to the mass market, we’re able to build the business very, very rapidly.
Fred DeLuca
I wish to note that intellectual property theft by a government represents the very essence of organized crime.
Howard Berman
I never do formal interviews. I don’t use a tape recorder. I take notes but occasionally.
Michael Finkel
Birds sat on the telegraph wires that spanned the river as the black notes sit on a staff of music.
Rebecca West
Sometimes that’s a year, sometimes it’s 18 months, where all I’m doing is taking notes. I’m reconstructing the story from the back to the front so that I know where the front is.
John Irving
Whenever I heard the song of a bird and the answering call of its mate, I could visualize the notes in scale, all built up within my consciousness as a natural symphony.
William Christopher Handy
I’ve let go of being a super perfectionist on every single note and wanting the pitch to be absolutely perfect all of the time. I grew up watching the best of the best.
Solange Knowles
What we look for when we need to find someone who can fit in with our music, the vocals and the harmonies and the way they blend are very important to us because if you listen to Beach Boys music, the harmonies, not only are the notes being sung, but there’s a blend to it. The voices have to blend.
Mike Love
I think a lot of people, in general, have whatever mechanisms they have in order to go through the day. For me, I do just literally have post-it notes and other little messages to strengthen me on hard days, or just on regular days, to remind me – to remind ourselves – of our dopeness.
Jamila Woods
There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard.
Sun Tzu
Tis better to hit an air ball, than to force a note that don’t wanna come out.
Nicholas Payton
I like the concentration, the crush; I like working with language, as others like working with clay, or notes.
Gwendolyn Brooks
In many college classes, laptops depict split screens – notes from a class, and then a range of parallel stimulants: NBA playoff statistics on, a flight home on Expedia, a new flirtation on Facebook.
Samantha Power
I use my notes app on my iPhone religiously, and I have one note just for movies. Every time I see a movie I think I’m going to want to watch, I’ll put it in there.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Note to self: Pasty-skinned programmers ought not stand in the Mojave desert for multiple hours.
John Carmack
Wagamama. Text messaging aficionados might like to note that this is one of the most satisfying words you can possibly type.
Danny Wallace
I am a little old fashioned, and I love to have my scripts printed out. There is something magical about feeling the paper, making notes and page marks.
Olga Fonda
Recording interviews is like magic. a) It stops you from taking notes in the middle and b) you can play that recording for people.
Emmett Shear
Author’s Notes: This story starts with section 6. This is not a mistake. I have my own subtle reasoning. So, just read, and enjoy.
Isaac Asimov
People love the electric rake. You just hit it or whatever you want to do. You can’t play ‘Swanee River’ on it. You have to just make terrible noise. Occasionally, it will make a sound like a note.
Eugene Chadbourne
The silver swan, who, living had no note, When death approached unlocked her silent throat.
Orlando Gibbons
It’s funny how three or four notes of anger can be struck at once, creating the perfect chord of fury.
Tayari Jones
I love jotting down ideas for my blog, so I doodle or take notes on all kinds of stuff that inspires me: the people I meet, boutiques I visit, a florist that just gave me a great idea for an interior-design project, things like that.
Maria Sharapova
I extol those who, with loving care and compassionate concern, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and house the homeless. He who notes the sparrow’s fall will not be unmindful of such service.
Thomas S. Monson
I admit that Post-it note sheets that adhere to virtually any surface are now my substitute of choice for retention.
Candice Bergen
I tend to scribble down notes, lyrics or just random thoughts on pieces of paper, backs of cigarette packs, sometimes on my shirt cuff.
John Waite
The Church’s note must be a supernatural note which distinguishes incarnation from immanence, redemption from evolution, the Kingdom of God from mere spiritual process.
Arthur Middleton
I can play just about any keyboard but I can’t read or write a note.
John Carpenter
Western philosophers gained access to Asian and African traditions initially by noting similarities and differences. But that, as A.C. Mukerji, of Allahabad, was to note in 1932, is not to do philosophy, but is at best a preparation.
Jay L. Garfield
Mach-5, the speed at which stress can’t keep up, is simply forward motion. But it has to be self- propelled. Note that people in cars are still stressed.
Jef Mallett
You are a valuable instrument in the orchestration of your own world, and the overall harmony of the universe. Always be in command of your music. Only you can control and shape its tone. If life throws you a few bad notes or vibrations, don’t let them interrupt or alter your song.
Suzy Kassem
I don’t take notes; I don’t outline, I don’t do anything like that. I just flail away at the goddamn thing. I’m a salami writer. I try to write good salami, but salami is salami. You can’t sell it as caviar.
Stephen King
Sometimes I work purely 8-12 shifts, banging stuff into the computer. Other times, my office is like a scene from a detective movie, with Post-it Notes, plans, photographs all stuck on the walls and arrows going everywhere, and it’s 4 A.M.
Irvine Welsh
I read a lot of books. Here are the books I’m using for my 9/11 project. [Wright gestures to three six-foot-long shelves of books.] As I read them I highlight certain passages. Then I have an assistant write down each quote on an index card and note where it came from.
Lawrence Wright
As soon as I could put together the, you know, three or four notes that made up, like, sort of a rock and roll lick, you know, like a Chuck Berry kind of thing, I was off and running. Just completely taken over.
I believe we have a double in every country. There’s something about that that is probably a commonness that we don’t make note of. That maybe there’s only a cast for so many faces, and we live everywhere.
Richie Havens
The wife whose sweetly given reply in the face of any problem would be, “Whatever you think is best, dear.” Women, take note: a wife like that never needs to fear bubbling away the last of her life through a cut throat.
Stephen King
Mitch’s Pizzaria… this week’s coupon: unlimited free pizza. Special Note: coupon not good at any of the Mitch’s Pizza locations. Free pizza oven with purchase of a small Coke. Two-for Tuesday: buy one pizza, get one franchise free.
Mitch Hedberg
When I create a character, I do it with the directors, and I take their notes and try to have my notes meet in a common ground. I don’t create characters myself, and I don’t really think that’s my job. I’m not a prep person at all – plus, I’m just a lazy procrastinator.
Keir Gilchrist
If you play it safe, middle of the road with all the right notes, you might win. If you are unique and have too much personality, you might easily score a ‘0’ in competition.
Charlie Albright
I unfolded the note, and it took me a few seconds to decipher Adrian’s writing. If he did write me a dating proposal, I really hoped he would type it.
Richelle Mead
Your taxes are due a week from today. You can make out your check directly to Halliburton. Or you can do what I’m going to do. I’m filing my first joint return. No, I’m not getting married, I’m sending the IRS an actual joint with a note that says, ‘If you think I’m paying for this war, you must be high.’
Bill Maher
The frequencies of the notes in a scale—do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, do—sound to us like they’re rising in equal steps. But objectively their vibrational frequencies are rising by equal multiples. We perceive pitch logarithmically.
Steven Strogatz
My writing process is chaos. I usually start with an overarching theme. Then I establish several story threads, but I don’t outline. I just start writing and keep notes for what may come. It’s an organic process that’s usually pretty flexible.
Lisa Lutz
No government proposal more complicated than “This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private” ever works.
P. J. O’Rourke
The moment you see someone attractive, you can’t help but make note of it. It’s human nature.
J.A. Redmerski
Whenever I hang out with my female friends, I feel like context is never needed. They can just say two words about something, it’s like hearing the first two notes of a song and you can always identify the song. They can just say a word and I know exactly what they’re talking about.
Heidi Julavits
You want the vote so badly that you think it worth while to become hysterical over it.’ ‘There is not much hysteria in the movement, only hysteria is the thing that strikes a hysterical press as most worthy of note.
Stella Benson
My dad is in the music business in Nashville. I was the third child born in my family, and there are three notes in a chord, so that’s how they came up with my name.
Chord Overstreet
As poetry is the harmony of words, so music is that of notes.
John Dryden
Tones sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Most societies wipe themselves out and it’s interesting to read about the last days of past civilizations. You’ll note that the last days of past civilizations were filled with idiotic, irrational ideas and behaviors that couldn’t be explained by reason.
Rush Limbaugh
When I practise scales I will play four notes on one string. If I’m playing a C major scale, starting on F, I’ll play the F, G, A, and B on one string and the C will be on the A string, etc, etc. Because I found not only was it good for my hands but it was really good for interconnecting things.
Allan Holdsworth
I have but one passion – it is He, it is He alone. The world is the field and the field is the world; and henceforth that country shall be my home where I can be most used in winning souls for Christ.
Nicolaus Zinzendorf
notes fly so much farther than words. There is no other way to reach the infinite.
Anais Nin
I used to get notes from directors, ‘Please, Nigel, smile at the curtain calls.’ I hate them so much.
Nigel Hawthorne
The nicest notes I’ve received from readers are those that tell me I’ve gotten them back into reading for entertainment. For me, there is no greater compliment.
Jeff Abbott
It is a fact worthy of note that the shortest lived nations of which we have record have been monogamic. Rome…was a monogamic nation and the numerous evils attending that system early laid the foundation for that ruin which eventually overtook her.
George Q. Cannon
Opera is music AND drama. I’m prepared to sacrifice the beautiful note for the meaningful sound any time… I can make a pretty tone as well as anyone, but there are times when the drama of a scene demands the opposite of a pretty sound.
Beverly Sills
People say I’m a one-note actor, but the way I figure it, those other guys are just looking for that one right note.
Joel McCrea
I like the two worlds coming together in the Internet space, which is so up for grabs… It all struck me when I heard about Twitter and Instagram, how it’s like notes you pass in class. If someone’s passing you a note, you really should be doing something else, and instead you’re like, oh, ‘What are you doing?’
Parker Posey
I’m a visual person, so it always starts with a picture, and then I get obsessed with the idea, sometimes too much. I have these blank books in which I take notes, and I add postcards and other physical items.
Peter Sis
There was a note on my dressing room table that said, Call Neil Young.
Carrie Snodgress
The earth moves in a certain rhythm, a certain sound, a certain note. When the music stops the earth will stop and everything upon it will die.
Sun Ra
He couldn’t bear to live, but he couldn’t bear to die. He couldn’t bear the thought of he making love to someone else, but neither could he bear the absence of the thought. And as for the note, he couldn’t bear to keep it, but he couldn’t bear to destroy it either.
Jonathan Safran Foer
The blues. It runs through all American music. Somebody bending the note. The other is the two-beat groove. It’s in New Orleans music, it’s in jazz, it’s in country music, it’s in gospel.
Wynton Marsalis
I first started reading about Barack and taking notes when he won the Iowa caucuses in January 2008 because I was embarrassed that, at that point, I knew virtually nothing about him.
David Garrow
Historian Larry Hise notes in his book Pro-Slavery that ministers ‘wrote almost half of all defenses of slavery published in America.’ He listed 275 men of the cloth who used the Bible to prove that white people were entitled to own black people as work animals.
James A. Haught
I suddenly realized I was getting ten opening notes a day on my mobile phone, more than when I was in New York. But this is China, where nothing is surprising.
Ai Weiwei
We all want to play great music all the time, but if that is not possible, you have to hit as many right notes as you can.
Jose Mourinho
I wanted all my visits to be official. When I sent the pass back with a note, I had no idea it would antagonize the president. I found out years later that it did.
Louis J. Freeh
A happy man or woman is a better thing to find than a five-pound note. He or she is a radiating focus of goodwill; and their entrance into a room is as though another candle had been lighted.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Kind of where you end up your ride on a horse is so important. It’s a little bit like when you guys were younger & you were dating, that last two minutes of the date can be a real deal breaker. With these horses it’s the same thing you know? You got to quit on a good note.
Buck Brannaman
If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.
Richard M. Nixon
‘I have chosen you!’ Keep that note of greatness in your creed. It is not that you have got God but that He has got you.
Oswald Chambers
Is it not singular how some men continue to obtain the reputation of popular authorship without adding a word to the literature of their country worthy of note?? To puff and to get one’s self puffed have become different branches of a new profession.
Anthony Trollope
It was from the artists and poets that the pertinent answers came, and I know that panic would have broken loose had they been able to compare notes.
H. P. Lovecraft
In the first movement alone, I took note of six pregnancies and at least four miscarriages.
Thomas Beecham
Knowing few children of my age with whom to compare notes, I envied the children of literature to whom interesting things were always happening.
Jessica Mitford
I write box notes for Kino International, which specializes in distributing foreign films.
Bruce Bennett
What I learned about music is that it can have nothing to do with words, instrumentation, image, message, or meaning. The meaning is the melody, the notes, the rhythm – music for the sake of its own beauty, with nothing more required to express itself.
Andrew W.K.
To create a perfume you have to be the servant of the unconscious. Each idea evolves and transforms, but there should be a surprise with each note.
Serge Lutens
Composers combine notes, that’s all.
Igor Stravinsky
So much can be gained from watching other singers, seeing what they do and what they don’t do, seeing how they look when they breathe, how wide they open their mouths for a high note.
Renee Fleming
`Tis May, the elfish maiden, the daughter of the Spring, Upon whose birthday morning the birds delight to sing. They would not sing one note for you, if you should so command, Although you are a princess, a princess of the land.
Robert Fuller Murray
Iris, if you were a melody…piano melody. I used only the good notes.
Jack Black
Note to self… Sex with blow-up doll is not as good as advertised.
Norm MacDonald
In accordance with the foregoing investigations on mathematical principles, let bronze vessels be made, proportionate to the size of the theatre, and let them be so fashioned that, when touched, they may produce with one another the notes of the fourth, the fifth, and so on up the double octave.
Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
The job of the travel writer is to go far and wide, to make voluminous notes, to tell the truth.
Paul Theroux
Every new revelation about the Obama Administration comes with the familiar musical notes of the Rod Serling TV classic ringing in my head: ‘Do-dee-do-do, do-dee-do-do.’
Mike Gallagher
I’ve been making notes of my life, but when it finally came time to write it, it took me back, and I cried many tears. But I also think that it’s liberating.
Mayte Garcia
I’ve had situations before where there are more people giving notes than there are writers on the show.
Brad Hall
I never would have guessed that I would get a job for the way I sound. I would get notes about how I should lose my accent, and part of me thinks, ‘How dare you! This is who I am! Millions of people want to sound like me!’ But it’s sensitive, and I have tried to change it, with little to no success.
Jack McBrayer
I could stop and say, Well that was a D minor, G seven, but I really don’t want to know that. I just want to know that there’s a combination of notes that makes a sound.
Lee Konitz
On a personal note: I have contracted an outstanding case of breast cancer, from which I intend to recover. I don’t need get-well cards, but I would like the beloved women readers to do something for me: Go. Get. The. Damn. Mammogram. Done.
Molly Ivins
The imperfect is our paradise.
Note that, in this bitterness, delight,
Since the imperfect is so hot in us,
Lies in flawed words and stubborn sounds.
Wallace Stevens
It may not be irrelevant to note that even very modest forms of life, like earthworms, dung beetles and fiddler crabs, have no trouble identifying the real problems they must deal with if they are to survive.
Edward Goldsmith
I was quite shocked at the tone I took and the judgements I had of the relationship that she embarked on, you know, sex with a minor. But it’s the stuff of great drama.
Cate Blanchett
I shall create! If not a note, a hole./If not an overture, a desecration.
Gwendolyn Brooks
Rules of property ought to be generally known, and not to be left upon loose notes, which rather serve to confound principles, than to confirm them.
William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield
The note of hope is the only note that can help us or save us from falling to the bottom of the heap of evolution, because, largely, about all a human being is, anyway, is just a hoping machine.
Woody Guthrie
It can’t be any new note. When you look at the keyboard, all the notes are there already. But if you mean a note enough, it will sound different. You got to pick the notes you really mean!
Thelonious Monk
When I sing, it’s the most solitary state: just me, and the microphone, and the holy spirit. It’s not about notes or scales, it’s all about emotion.
Sinead O’Connor
Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Please note that, at no point in the performance, does my hand leave the end of my arm.
Harlan Tarbell
I am happy to note that the BJP as an organization is looking to creatively harness Power of Social Media. We have to ensure our Youth stays engaged in our Democratic process. We have to make our Democratic process accessible to them. Social media is an important tool for this.
Narendra Modi
Some immemorial imbecilities have been added deliberately, on the ground that it is just as interesting to note how foolish men have been as to note how wise they have been.
H. L. Mencken
It is curious to note the old sea-margins of human thought! Each subsiding century reveals some new mystery; we build where monsters used to hide themselves.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The music left only this bad hurt in her, and a blankness. She could not remember any of the symphony, not even the last few notes. She tried to remember, but no sound at all came to her. Now that it was over there was only her heart like a rabbit and this terrible hurt.
Carson McCullers
Trump staying disciplined and on message is not what Donald Trump wants. He views himself as a tremendously gifted natural communicator who connects best with people when he is riffing without notes or preparation.
Christopher Michael Cillizza
In passing, we should note this curious mark of our own age: the only absolute allowed is the absolute insistence that there is no absolute.
Francis Schaeffer
Country music… doesn’t bend notes in the same way, so I suppose it’s very English, really. Even though it’s been very Americanized, it feels very close to me, to my roots, so to speak.
Mick Jagger
Lilly was not crazy. She left a serious suicide note. ‘Sorry,’ said the note. ‘Just not big enough.
John Irving
Have a great day. Note: does not apply to my enemies.
Demetri Martin
Do we want to know whether Christ was resurrected on Easter? God provides the grace to believe in that, but note: Such belief requires less faith in things unseen than believing that the world as we know it evolved out of nothing.
Marvin Olasky
When I studied how to think in school, I was taught that the first rule of logic was that a thing cannot both be and not be at the same time and in the same respect. That last note, “in the same respect,” says a lot. As soon as you change the frame of reference, you’ve changed the truthiness of a once immutable fact.
Alan Alda
Tolerance does not…do anything, embrace anyone, champion any issue. It wipes the notes off the score of life and replaces them with one long bar of rest. It does not attack error, it does not champion truth, it does not hate evil, it does not love good.
Walter Farrell
Martial music has sudden and strongly marked transitions from one note to another which that style of music requires; while in that which is intended to move the softer passions, the notes imperceptibly melt into one another.
Joshua Reynolds
A catless writer is almost inconceivable. It’s a perverse taste, really, since it would be easier to write with a herd of buffalo in the room than even one cat; they make nests in the notes and bite the end of the pen and walk on the typewriter keys.
Barbara Holland
As you get older, some top notes drop off and bottom notes appear, which I quite like. You listen to Leonard Cohen or Johnny Cash, and you see the advantage of the lower end.
Peter Gabriel
By the time you swear you’re his, Shivering and sighing. And he vows his passion is, Infinite, undying. Lady make note of this — One of you is lying.
Dorothy Parker
Whoever lives in Berlin note, and doesn’t die of Liberalism, will never die of vexation!
Ferdinand Lassalle
It is interesting to note that life never leaves us stranded. If life hands us a problem, it hands us also the abilities with which to meet the problem.
W. Clement Stone
Note to self: It’s hard to attain a state of no-mind when you’re incredibly pumped up on tea and sugar and have to urinate every three and a half minutes.
Jordan Sonnenblick
There are limits to the smiles and scowls of diplomacy. Armies and missiles are not stopped by stiff notes of condemnation. They are held in check by strength and purpose and the promise of swift punishment.
George W. Bush
When you’re writing fiction, you don’t have notes necessarily. You don’t carve it, it’s not like a piece of sculpture, it’s more like water color.
Joan Didion
Dan Reynolds isn’t ashamed to admit he hears ‘things’ others cannot. It has haunted his every walking moment for years. He doesn’t like to talk about it much, but the voices in his head have become his constant companion. And when his inner muse speaks, Reynolds is quick to take notes.
David Dunn
He seemed only … annoyed. Annoyed, and sweaty, and hot. “Yeah, well,” he said, “the next time you decide to sneak out of our magically warded apartment through a door that shouldn’t really exist, leave a note.
Cassandra Clare
Evaluation and coaching get tangled together. When this occurs, the noise of evaluation drowns out coaching efforts. Think of this like a term paper. When you get your assignment grade back (evaluation) you tend to tune out the professor notes in the margins (coaching) if the grade is higher or lower than expected.
Sheila Heen
And, as soon as I could put together the, you know, three or four notes that made up, like, sort of a rock and roll lick, you know, like a Chuck Berry kind of thing, I was off and running. Just completely taken over.
The notes sound like they’re coming from inside your mind… It was the closest thing to a psychedelic experience I’ve ever had.
Robin Pecknold
With every step of the recent traveler our inheritance of the wonderful is diminished. Those beautiful pictured notes of the possible are redeemed at a ruinous discount in the hard coin of the actual.
James Russell Lowell
Interplay and interaction are the integral parts of music – they’re as important as the notes.
John McLaughlin
Woke the next day and found her note. Love ya, goodbye, that’s all she wrote.
David Gates
Applause is a receipt, not a note of demand.
Artur Schnabel
What is best in music is not to be found in the notes.
Gustav Mahler
The script is simply a series of notes for the film.
Michelangelo Antonioni
For Rostropovich, every single note that he played had a special kind of human meaning behind it. And this was something that he expressed and demanded of everyone who worked with him, who wanted to rise up to that level.
David Finckel
The flat sound of my wooden clogs on the cobblestones, deep, hollow and powerful, is the note I seek in my painting.
Paul Gauguin
There must still be room for the falling note, of course. Even in an undying world there are times when beauty passes from sight, or love passes from the heart, and we feel the sorrow of partition.
Clive Barker
Almost any problem, whether it’s telling a family story, or telling a network-quality story, or answering a network note, becomes essentially instantly solvable, because you have a bunch of brains sitting in a room.
Loren Bouchard
A note of caution: We can never achieve goals that envy sets for us. Looking at your friends and wishing you had what they had is a waste of precious energy. Because we are all unique, what makes another happy may do the opposite for you. That’s why advice is nice but often disappointing when heeded.
Marcus Buckingham
There can be no question of holding forth on ethics. I have seen people behave badly with great morality and I note every day that integrity has no need of rules
Albert Camus
Every reporter inhales skepticism. You interview people, and they lie. You face public figures, diligently making notes or taping what is said, and they perform their interviews to fit a calculated script. The truth, alas, is always elusive.
Pete Hamill
The older I get, the more I just like plugging directly into my amp. I’m tired of trying to impress myself with weird sounds. It’s about the notes more.
Steve Vai
Every year I resolve to be a little less the me I know and leave a little room for the me I could be. Every year I make a note not to feel left behind by my friends and family who have managed to change far more than I.
Wendy Wasserstein
At the end of the day, there are a hell of a lot of notes being played out there and I defy the average middle-American or the average punter to differentiate between them.
Jeff Beck
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
In my mind, it is certainly much nicer to end on a high note rather than on a Stout Pig.
Dave Schulthise
Gaiety alone, as it were, is the hard cash of happiness; everything else is just a promissory note.
Arthur Schopenhauer
It’s very rare for me to come across a script for NYMF that is truly its own animal. That’s really what appealed to me about ‘Valueville.’ I still have my notes from when I first read it.
Donna Lynne Champlin
Deep inside, our integrity sings to us whether we are listening or not. It is a note that only we can hear. Eventually, when life makes us ready to listen, it will help us to find our way home.
Rachel Naomi Remen
There are only a few notes. Just variations on a theme.
John Lennon
One of the important things, which I wrote on yellow post-it notes and stuck on the wall during therapy, was that we are the product of our own thoughts.
Gianluca Vialli
There was a time when I thought I turned terrible things over in my mind because I read and wrote too many scary stories. (Note self: start writing about unicorns and bunnies)
Patrick Carman
When I believe in something, I support it fully. On that note, I totally don’t support Velcro shoes.
Ashley Rickards
I am not collecting copies of the cheaper editions of Omar KhayyГЎm. I gave the last four that I received to the lift-boy, and I like to think of him reading them, with FitzGerald’s notes, to his aged mother. Lift-boys always have aged mothers; shows such nice feeling on their part, I think.
Hector Hugh Munro
The only way to tell my Dad something is to write it on a note, and tie it to a brick, and throw it through a window. Of course, now Dad’s armed with a brick.
Christopher Titus
The easiest way to avoid wrong notes is to never open your mouth and sing. What a mistake that would be.
Pete Seeger
To me, writing and composing are much more like painting, about colors and brushes; I don’t use a computer when I write, and I don’t use a piano. I’m at a desk writing, and it’s very broad strokes and notes as colors on a palette.
James Horner
What a joy it is to feel the soft, springy earth under my feet once more, to follow grassy roads that lead to ferny brooks where I can bathe my fingers in a cataract of rippling notes, or to clamber over a stone wall into green fields that tumble and roll and climb in riotous gladness!
Helen Keller
Faith is reason plus revelation, and the revelation part requires one to think with the spirit as well as with the mind. You have to hear the music, not just read the notes on the page.
Francis Collins
Each string of a wind harp responds with a different note to the same breeze. What activity makes you personally resonate most strongly, most deeply?
David Steindl-Rast
Dont play any notes. Notes are for babies.
Sir Richard Bishop
The bell strikes One. We take no note of time But from its loss. To give it then a tongue Is wise in man. As if an angel spoke, I feel the solemn sound. If heard aright, It is the knell of my departed hours.
Edward Young
When I was eight, my piano teacher played seven or eight notes, and I sang them. She stopped and looked at me in shock! That was the first time I’d gotten that reaction. I’d had looks of horror, but never shock in a positive way.
Chris Cornell
I just want to make stories. They don’t have to have a moral or a reason. There might be some mild cautionary notes, but they’re not moral. They don’t impart any Judeo-Christian ethic of any kind.
Neko Case
If a piece requires some specific inflection, I’ll record it. I take a lot of notes, and later categorize them, combining them alongside existing ideas, and eventually put a piece together.
George Carlin
People think I’m not polite. But, what I have to say to people seems so unnecessary. I can’t be forced. I’d rather just be what I feel. Even when I sing I try to imagine I’m all alone, there’s nobody out there listening. I play with the notes, with the feeling. Each time the song is different for me.
I do my best to build a strong factual foundation for each of my novels and rely upon my author’s notes to keep my conscience clear.
Sharon Kay Penman
I’m an actress, a writer, the editor-in-chief of my lifestyle brand ‘The Tig’, a pretty good cook, and a firm believer in handwritten notes.
Meghan Markle
Thy liquid notes that close the eye of day.
John Milton
I realized by using the high notes of the chords as a melodic line, and by the right harmonic progression, I could play what I heard inside me. That’s when I was born.
Charlie Parker
Jamming – which follows rules but not individual notes – gives you a different result each time, depending upon the players and the conditions in which they find themselves. It is adaptable to changing conditions.
John Kao
How have you left the ancient love That bards of old enjoyed in you! The languid strings do scarcely move! The sound is forced, the notes are few!
William Blake
Big companies are like marching bands. Even if half the band is playing random notes, it still sounds kind of like music. The concealment of failure is built into them.
Douglas Coupland
Imagine listening to Beethoven with the prepossession that C is a good note and F a bad one; yet this is exactly the stand point from which all uninitiates contemplate the universe. Obviously, they miss the music.
Aleister Crowley
History is on every occasion the record of that which one age finds worthy of note in another.
Jacob Burckhardt
A grandmaster must memorize thousands of chess duels in his head, as these are for him what words of the mother tongue are to the ordinary people and what notes are to a musician.
Garry Kasparov
I had a great first year and Mr. MacDonald was my biggest supporter. He gave me the encouragement I needed that first year to get my career started on a positive note.
Jim Evans
When Rose takes to screaming, she starts loud, continues loud, and ends loud. Rose has a very good ear and always screams on the same note. I’d tested her before I burnt the library, and our piano along with it. Rose screams on the note B flat. We don’t need a piano anymore now that we have a human tuning fork.
Franny Billingsley
The Professional Children’s School, it’s for professional kids, so if you wanted to ditch, you could just write, Audition on a note and leave. I didn’t really like school all that much.
Kieran Culkin
When I look at nature I feel as if I’ll be able to paint it all, note it all down, and then you might as well forget it once you’re working.
Claude Monet
Under the greenwood tree, Who loves to lie with me And tune his merry note, Unto the sweet bird’s throat; Come hither, come hither, come hither. Here shall he see No enemy But winter and rough weather.
William Shakespeare
You’re right, we both have been working on these films [Kung Fu Panda] forever and we know these characters so well that literally we will react to the same note in the same way. We will have the same answer most of the time.
Jennifer Yuh Nelson
If you hit a wrong note, then make it right by what you play afterward.
Joe Pass
I couldn’t have left my career as an actor on a better note than to have done a cameo in the Lost In Space movie. Doing this part is the highlight of my career. What a way to leave the profession!
Mark Goddard
I write letters to my right brain all the time. They’re just little notes. And right brain, who likes to get little notes from me, will often come through within a day or two.
Sue Grafton
Advocates of dumbing down should note the wonderfully perverse fact that ‘University Challenge’ and ‘Mastermind’ were watched by millions who could hardly even understand the questions, let alone ejaculate the answers. Maybe they just liked to watch smart people sweating.
Declan Lynch
There’s more of yourself in a book than a play. that’s why we know all about Dickens and not much about Shakespeare. Ben Jonson murdered people; Marlowe was a spy; Shakespeare just sat in the corner and took notes.
John Mortimer
Fine phrases I value more than bank-notes. I have ear for no other harmony than the harmony of words. To be occasionally quoted is the only fame I care for.
Alexander Smith
It’s important to note that aggression isn’t the problem. It’s the outcome of a problem.
Cesar Millan
Many of the old masters of watercolour painted from notes, with enthusiasm either unabated or renewed. It is hard to assume the same degree of concentration in the studio, but not impossible.
Walter J. Phillips
I remember seeing this image of these women wearing these bright clothes and patterns, and it struck me. I remember taking note and going, like, “What is that? Who is that?” and finding out it was Gucci and being surprised.
Jared Leto
My mum sent me to an open audition for ‘Notes On A Scandal’ so I could see quite how many other girls wanted to do this. And I queued up, and I got the job. That was my first-ever audition, and my second was ‘Atonement.’
Juno Temple
True love requires action. We can speak of love all day long, we can write notes or poems that proclaim it, sing songs that praise it, and preach sermons that encourage it but until we manifest that love in action, our words are nothing but sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
THE NOTE said the first clue was “in the big one.” I looked at the jumble of letters that followed, and I saw no pattern. Not such a surprise, since I was missing the puzzle chromosome and couldn’t do puzzles designed for nine-year-olds.
Janet Evanovich
The worst words I could ever hear as a bass player was, ‘Can you play the root notes?’
Peter Hook
Just then, my phone started ringing. The ring must have been damaged by the water as well, so now it had a high, keening note – kind of the sound I imagine a mermaid might make if you punched her in the face.
Maureen Johnson
Getting back to inflation, it is important to note that the producer price Index does not reflect wage pressures – and that is where the inflation threat really lies.
Larry Wachtel
Third issue, and again I think it is important to note, anyone can make a mistake and any administration can make a mistake once in a while, but this is just a long train of abuses, an unbroken chain of following special interests rather than the health of the American people.
Jay Inslee
If the heart of a man is depressed with cares, The mist is dispell’d when a woman appears; Like the notes of a fiddle, she sweetly, sweetly Raises the spirits, and charms our ears.
John Gay
When I first got signed, I used to literally pick up a pen and pad. Write bars in my notes, even whole songs. Nowadays, I just go off the feeling.
If a scene is three pages long, quite often people break it up and do a page, say ‘cut’ then move on to the next bit, they do it in cuts. I don’t really like doing that; I like to go through it all in one organic run, then give notes afterward. A little bit more like theater.
James McAvoy
We get notes sent to us backstage from college students that say, ‘My parents used to play your albums all the time! I grew up with you, and I love the new stuff.’
Nancy Wilson
There’s an effort to reclaim the unmentionable, the unsayable, the unspeakable, all those things come into being a composer, into writing music, into searching for notes and pieces of musical information that don’t exist.
David Bowie
Note to self: no matter how bad life gets, there’s always beer.
Norm MacDonald
I write everything down. I e-mail the second I think of something, or I write notes in my BlackBerry calendar. I set up reminder alerts on my phone. And I have a notebook by my bedside so I can write down any last-minute ideas.
Giada De Laurentiis
What defines us as Christians is not most profoundly that we have come to know him but that he took note of us and made us his own.
John Piper
May Moorland weavers boast Pindaric skill, And tailors’ lays be longer than their bill! While punctual beaux reward the grateful notes, And pay for poems–when they pay for coats.
Lord Byron
If I could dwell where Israfel hath dwelt and he where I he might not sing so wildly well a mortal melody while a bolder note then this might swell from my lyre in the sky.
Edgar Allan Poe
The realisation that, depending on where we changed from one note to the next in a melodic line, the music could subtly influence the entire meaning of a scene in so many ways was like a door opening to this amazing new world for me.
Steven Price
The entire range of human experience is present in a church choir, including, but not restricted to jealousy, revenge, horror, pride, incompetence (the tenors have never been on the right note in the entire history of church choirs, and the basses have never been on the right page), wrath, lust and existential despair.
Connie Willis
A singer can shatter glass with the proper high note,” he said, “but the simplest way to break glass is simply to drop it on the floor.
Anne Rice
I was a big fan of Jim Hall as well. I liked his comping style, his accompanying. And that he played, generally, four note chords, the top four strings of the guitar.
Gary Burton
I’m always on to something else. It’s like, I’m sitting here now jotting down notes for something that’s in my head. There’s always something going on in my head, and I have to just keep executing.
Tyler Perry
We are in this Alice in Wonderland world where parliament has approved a motion saying: ‘notes the government will not deploy U.K. troops in ground combat operations.’ It doesn’t say: ‘brackets not special forces.’ But the convention is that it is ‘brackets not special forces.’
Crispin Blunt
The last song was so deep and raw and pure that I could not escape. It was as if the people were singing in between the notes, weeping and joyful at the same time, and I felt like their voices or something was rocking me in its bosom, holding me like a scared kid, and I opened up to that feeling-and it washed over me.
Anne Lamott
There are no wrong notes; some are just more right than others.
Thelonious Monk
I don’t have a drawer full of ideas. I kind of look around and take notes and wonder what could actually be a whole movie. And each time, I think I’m going to do it more commercial this time; I’m going to get a big budget and make it. But I always come up with some small idea.
Nicole Holofcener
All it is, is a tone. So I’m gonna come back as a note!
Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Note, besides, that it is no more immoral to directly rob citizens than to slip indirect taxes into the price of goods that they cannot do without.
Albert Camus
Even if I would have left on a good note, there is still going to be people who don’t like you, who don’t like what you stand for. I can’t worry about that.
Antonio Davis
The king hath note of all that they intend, by interception which they dream not of.
William Shakespeare
It’s just music. It’s trying to play clean and looking for the pretty notes. The beat in a bop band is with the music, against it, behind it. It pushes it. It helps it. Help is the big thing. It has no continuity of beat, no steady chug-chug. Jazz has, and that’s why bop is more flexible.
Charlie Parker
I write thank-you notes the minute I throw the wrapping paper away.
Sarah Dessen
Love, hope, fear, faith – these make humanity; These are its sign and note and character.
Robert Browning
Or bid the soul of Orpheus sing Such notes as, warbled to the string, Drew iron tears down Pluto’s cheek.
John Milton
She’d stopped reading the kind of women’s magazine that talked about romance and knitting and started reading the kind of women’s magazine that talked about orgasms, but apart from making a mental note to have one if ever the occasion presented itsel
Terry Pratchett
Fasting is calculated to bring a note of urgency and importance into our praying, and to give force to our pleading in the court of heaven. The man who prays with fasting is giving heaven notice that he is truly in earnest.
Arthur Wallis
Speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
We listen to a lot of classical and a lot of jazz, and so you get some funky notes here and there. And we get a little experimental in some of the deeper tracks.
Synyster Gates
There’s a certain fear of simplicity. I think that’s the thing, when you’re younger as an artist, you get this idea in your head that complexity equals quality. The more notes you’re playing, the better.
Patrick Stump
Show me a mistress that is passing fair, what doth her beauty serve but as a note where I may read who pass’d that passing fair?
William Shakespeare
I love inscriptions on flyleaves and notes in margins, I like the comradely sense of turning pages someone else turned, and reading passages someone long gone has called my attention to.
Helene Hanff
I’m putting out music that I love, and they’re basically just stories of my life and how I try and teach myself to think about things. They’re kind of like notes to self, basically.
Alice Merton
Without taste genius is only a sublime kind of folly. That sure touch which the lyre gives back the right note and nothing more, is even a rarer gift than the creative faculty itself.
Bill Vaughan
When a man leaves you notes saying he loves you, or asks how your day was – and then listens – you feel special.
Lyndsy Fonseca
I don’t think I handle the notes much differently from other pianists. But the pauses between the notes – ah, there is where the artistry lies!!
Artur Schnabel
On the delivery plate of the Nutri-Matic Drink Synthesizer was a small tray, on which say three bone china cups and saucers, a bone china jug of milk, a silver teapot full of the best tea Arthur had ever tasted and a small printed note saying “Wait.
Douglas Adams
Sometimes I highjack memories. Sometimes I switch them around. Sometimes they’re just in the background, like some little bass note. Those things have carried me through, especially when I first started writing. They’re still there, but more in the distance these days.
Paul Beatty
Eyes – the head’s chief of police. They watch and make mental notes.
Anton Chekhov
I have never experienced anything like walking out onto the stage of an oversold venue and, before the first note is struck, realizing that there is not going to be enough oxygen for all of us.
Henry Rollins
I’ll tell you a little secret about the Blues: it’s not enough to know which notes to play, you have to know why they need to be played.
George Carlin
When you use a metronome, you’ll start to notice where the notes are falling, if they’re on the beat, behind the beat, between the beat, and so on.
John Petrucci
It will greatly help you to understand scripture if you note – no only what is spoken and written, but of whom and to whom, with what words, at what time, where, to what intent, with what circumstances, considering what goes before and what follows.
Myles Coverdale
It is significant to note that those who live on vegetarian food are less prone to diseases, whereas non-vegetarians are subject to more diseases. Why? Because animal food is incompatible with the needs of the human body.
Sathya Sai Baba
To ruminate upon evils, to make critical notes upon injuries, and be too acute in their apprehensions, is to add unto our own tortures, to feather the arrows of our enemies, to lash ourselves with the scorpions of our foes, and to resolve to sleep no more.
Thomas Browne
In Braille you write your flat sign first and then your note.
George Shearing
A horn has that voice quality, and an electric guitar can emulate that. But playing an acoustic, the notes don’t sustain like that.
Bill Orcutt
The difficult notes are when they say, “And this is how we want you to fix it . . .” Just tell me what the problem is. Just tell me what the issue is, and I’ll go off an fix it. It’s usually when executives get to a place where they’re trying to fix the problem for you that you have issues
Ronald D. Moore
I get notes posted on my windscreen wipers and through my letterbox.
Zoe Sugg
Aren’t all these notes the senseless writings of a man who won’t accept the fact that there is nothing we can do with suffering except to suffer it?
C. S. Lewis
David Gilmour can do more with one note than most other guitar players can do with the whole fretboard
Dave Mustaine
Throughout my career, if I have done anything, I have paid attention to every note and every word I sing – if I respect the song. If I cannot project this to a listener, I fail.
Frank Sinatra
Children are given Mozart because of the small quantity of the notes; grown-ups avoid Mozart because of the great quality of the notes.
Artur Schnabel
To Harald, may God forgive you and forgive me, too, but I prefer to take my life away and our baby’s before I bring him with shame or killing him, Lupe. [Suicide note.]
Lupe Velez
Such sights as youthful poets dream On summer eves by haunted stream. Then to the well-trod stage anon, If Jonson’s learned sock be on, Or sweetest Shakespeare, Fancy’s child, Warble his native wood-notes wild.
John Milton
Lord #‎ God , I praise Your Holy Name. Let every beat of my heart be a note of love in the symphony of my life.
Mother Angelica
I call golf with my head and my heart. I don’t have any notes in front of me – it’s different from basketball and football in that feel.
Jim Nantz
And you read your emily dickinson, And I my robert frost. And we note our place with bookmarkers That measure what weve lost.
Paul Simon
Our life a harp is, with unnumbered strings, And tones and symphonies; but our poor skill Some shallow notes from its great music brings.
John Boyle O’Reilly
You know how it is in the symphony when you are listening to the symphony, the last notes die away, and there’s often a beat of silence in the auditorium before the applause begins. It’s a very full and pregnant silence. Now theology should bring us to live into that silence, into that pregnant pause.
Karen Armstrong
Love is the key-note of the universe– The theme, the melody.
Henry Abbey
When every brake hath found its note, and sunshine smiles in every flower.
Edward Everett
I worked on scores. I went to the musical library in Berlin which is very famous. I discovered that we had scores of Beethoven, printed scores of Beethoven, that are full of mistakes. Not the wrong or false notes, but the wrong dynamic, understandable things.
Kurt Masur
Let every preacher take note: Amid the frustrations and hardships of ministry, the most Christ-like thing is to stay focused on your calling, give thanks to God, and go on preaching the Gospel.
Joel Beeke
We can no more enjoy life by hoping for a future result than we can enjoy music by waiting for the final note.
Vernon Howard
I didn’t like it [computer] when I first began using it. Where it’s helped me a lot is in nonfiction which is a kind of different process. You’ve got research, you’ve got your notes, You can block out what you want to work on for the next 10 pages and put it in another file, and then you can kind of carve it into shape
Joan Didion
He listens well who takes notes.
Dante Alighieri
Each day for me is a musical note that I use to compose the symphony of my life.
Paulo Coelho
I listen to [customers] and we make adjustments because we pretty much average a collection every six weeks. We’re constantly taking everything in and taking notes.
Eva Mendes
My chops were not as fast… [but] I just learned more on what was in my mind than what was in my chops. I learned a long time ago that one note can go a long way if it’s the right one, and it will probably whip the guy with twenty notes
Les Paul
Silence is very important. The silence between the notes are as important as the notes themselves.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
On my iPad, and I’m quite a fool for this, but I use Post-It notes to cover up the camera. It’s just weird with that little eye there and sometimes it’ll be green and I know I didn’t turn it on. It’s very spooky.
Taraji P. Henson
Put a Post-It note on your mirror that says: ‘Someone has to succeed. There’s no reason why it shouldn’t be me.’ Repeat before every audition.
Janet McTeer
There’s a certain fear of simplicity. I think that’s the thing when you’re younger as an artist you get this idea in your head that complexity equals quality. The more notes you’re playing, the better.
Patrick Stump
I know electric knives are excellent for carving turkeys that have had their bones removed and been forced into a mold to shape them. Please note that those turkeys are called hams.
John Hodgman
Damned mating heat. Lawe is threatening to join a monastery and Rule’s threatening to quit. Why don’t you two try to show the younger guys it can be fun instead of taking a note out of everyone else’s books and letting it drive you insane? -Jonas
Lora Leigh
We have the freedom to either play a tempo or not to play a tempo; to play a note or not to play a note; or to play what some people would say is a sound.
Lester Bowie
I start with a beat sheet, which is more of an abbreviated outline. It hits all the major plot points. From there, I move to note cards. But the most important part of my process is my inspiration board.
Kami Garcia
There are a lot of people that impacted me. I remember hearing Oscar Peterson live at the Blue Note, which was very expensive, but… $50 in the ’80s… hard to come up with. But it was amazing.
Jon Gordon
No two notes are ever the same volume. With the guitar, you really have to model in your mind this wider thing; you’re trying to create the illusion of a bigger dynamic range.
Pat Metheny
I have a box of things from Becca, my high school girlfriend, and Vanessa; and each one of them was love. I have the notes, the valentines, 20 mixed tapes, all of it. It’s important to keep that stuff.
Oliver Hudson
I don’t really sing… I just hear notes so I know what it’s supposed to sound like, if that makes sense. You ever hear someone try to teach a choir how to sing, but they can’t sing? That’s me.
Roddy Ricch
I was teaching myself notes from three and then by seven I’d figured out how to play some chords, and at school I used to love writing poems and poetry, so I guess I kind of put two and two together and that formed my songwriting from an early age.
Ella Henderson
I had a lot of notes and fragments and observations that never amounted to anything. After the Wall had gone down, so many people were writing about Berlin, I didn’t have the same urgency or feel enough authority.
Darryl Pinckney
One of the greatest technicians of all time was a man named W. D. Gann (1878-1955). He had tremendous success predicting market moves much in advance. Legend has it that he occasionally sent notes to ‘The Wall Street Journal’, which accurately predicted tops and bottoms in grain markets months ahead of time.
Rick Santelli
Beethoven said that it’s better to hit the wrong note confidently, than hit the right note unconfidently. Never be afraid to be wrong or to embarrass yourself; we are all students in this life, and there is always something more to learn.
Mike Norton
The way you scale that is you create notes for every meeting and send it to the entire company.
Keith Rabois
Know where to find the sunrise and sunset times and note how the sky looks at those times, at least once.
Marilyn vos Savant
Jazz is not about getting and playing whatever notes you want. It is about reworking themes in a manner that sounds good, that can be followed by the other musicians and that the audience enjoys. You cannot do that without first acquiring skills.
John Kao
Music is the purest form of art… therefore true poets…seek to express the universe in terms of music. The singer has everything within him. The notes come out from his very life. They are not materials gathered from outside.
Rabindranath Tagore
Truth lives, in fact, for the most part on a credit system. Our thoughts and beliefs pass, so long as nothing challenges them, just as bank-notes pass so long as nobody refuses them.
William James
It’s a magical thing, the guitar. It allows you to be the whole band in one, to play rhythm and melody, sing over the top. And as an instrument for solos, you can bend notes, draw emotional content out of tiny movements, vibratos and tonal things which even a piano can’t do.
David Gilmour
It doesn’t matter where we are. We can be marching down the streets of New Orleans, or we can be onstage in front of 15,000 people. As long as I know that I’m about to put my horn to my mouth and play some notes, that’s what I most look forward to.
Trombone Shorty
Despite the Brian Williams lying scandal, NBC News led in the ratings last week. Although I should note the figures were reported by Brian Williams.
Conan O’Brien
I used to come home and play piano all day by ear and make songs up or figure out my favourite Elvis songs. I’d make up games by blindfolding myself and singing the harmony to whatever notes I’d play.
Natalie Prass
The kids of today have taken over the music business – most of them very young. Simply because they write and jot down a few notes, they have the idea that they can write songs.
Rudy Vallee
Calling ‘Instagram’ a photo-sharing app is like calling a newspaper a letter-sharing book, or a Mozart grand era symphony a series of notes. ‘Instagram’ is less about the medium and more about the network.
Kevin Systrom
Allison Janney is the best actor on the series.Allison is one of the few actors I ever worked with who is incapable of hitting a false note.
Rob Lowe
When was the last time you wrote a thank you note? When was the last time you went beyond a mechanical “thank you” to express authentic gratitude? We can enrich the lives of others and ourselves by making it a habit to express genuine appreciation for what others have done for us.
Michael Josephson
someone’s sent a loving note in lines of returning geese and as the moon fills my western chamber as petals dance over the flowing stream again I think of you the two of us living a sadness apart a hurt that can’t be removed yet when my gaze comes down my heart stays up
Orson Scott Card
‘Pootie Tang’ may be raw and slovenly – hey, it often is raw and slovenly – but it succeeds as a laugh getter because of the spot-on satirical notes. You might say that the movie walks it like it talks it; I’m not sure what Pootie would say.
Elvis Mitchell
The year has held its ups and downs for me; I’m sure it has for you, too. I’m counting on the year ending on a note of joy (and gingerbread!) and look forward to a new year brimming with promise and peace.
Kirby Larson
I still use felt tip pens for my notes, on a white board that I carry around with me. I am not into the computer technology – you can say that quite safely.
John Motson
In the present time you don’t really establish what you’re going through, but after time it’s declared something. Right now there could be some writers doing something expressing their thoughts in a whole different style that we’re not aware of. This could be the ‘in-between the notes generation.
Garrett Hedlund
Way back in my mid-20s, I started making notes. I would just jot things down: lists of street names, songs, peculiar turns of speech, jokes, whatever.
Frank McCourt
I’m not the fastest drummer in the world, but I’m very into dynamics and knowing that there’s space in between the notes and you got to breathe.
John Densmore
Everything that happens to you is self-created. Whenever you’re responding to any situation, whether it’s a sip of coffee, or a traffic jam, or a love note, or criticism from a boss, or rainy weather, you’re in fact responding to a signal that you generated within yourself.
Deepak Chopra
A song is a favorite song, not because the singer can hit and hold a high note, but because of the words, their meaning.
Taylor Swift
In spite of all that doctors know, and their studies never end, the best cure of all when spirits fall is a kind note from a friend.
John Wooden
A manifesto, a diary, a crumpled suicide note, and a still relevant love letter.
Art Spiegelman
When I started rhyming, my favorite rhythms were from John Coltrane and some of the things he did on sax. And certain rhythms that I hear on drums, I try to emulate with my words, dropping on the same patterns that them beats or them notes would hit.
Read. As much as you can. As deeply and widely and nourishingly and В­irritatingly as you can. And the good things will make you remember them, so you won’t need to take notes.
A.L. Kennedy
I don’t believe that people should take their own lives without deep and thoughtful reflection over a considerable period of time. (suicide note)
Wendy O. Williams
In the many times I have seen Hillary [Clinton] speak, she never fails to dazzle audiences by speaking in paragraphs, without notes.
Gail Sheehy
Our little solos are a note in an immense chorus vibrating grandly through the universe, a chorus which accepts and harmonizes the whir of the cricket and the long drum-roll of the stars.
Harriet Monroe
Here, class attendance is expected and students are required to take notes, which they are tested on. What is missing, it seems to me, is the use of knowledge, the practical training.
Harrison Salisbury
I like kind of natural, woodsy earth tones. I like patchouli. I like tobacco. I like sandalwood. I like tree resin. I’m not a huge fan of citrus – I like things that are kind of moodier and… more deeper base notes.
Chris Pine
Now I can broadcast to an audience of several million people on the ‘Today’ programme. I can talk about the day’s news. But on radio, believe it or not, we have notes and scripts. And while we might ad lib the odd wryly amusing asides, they come at the frequency of a suburban bus. About one every 90 minutes.
Evan Davis
the curse of human nature is imagination. When a long anticipated moment comes, we always find it pitched a note too low, for the wings of imagination are crushed into its withering sides under the crowding hordes of petty realities.
Gertrude Atherton
I just want everybody to know, on a personal note, from me, sincerely, it was all his fault.
Triple H
In a Glasser Quality School there is no such thing as a closed book test. Students are told to get out their notes and open their books. There is no such thing as being forbidden to ask the teacher or another student for help.
William Glasser
It’s not the notes you play, it’s the notes you don’t play.
Miles Davis
If the story wasn’t overly long, I’d type it out. And I’d carry it around with me for a week and jot notes on it, and then I’d throw it away and do another one.
Donald Ray Pollock
Losing my hearing was always my biggest fear, so what’s the worst that can happen, sing the wrong notes? Who cares, it’s not going to kill you.
Mandy Harvey
When we study Shakespeare on the page, for academic purposes, we may require all kinds of help. Generally, we read him in modern spelling and with modern punctuation, and with notes. But any poetry that is performed – from song lyric to tragic speech – must make its point, as it were, without reference back.
James Fenton
If I have to hold a note for a long time, I imagine it as moving and spinning, for the note has to have life. In a way, a singer actually refreshes a note with every beat that it’s held.
Renee Fleming
Stories worked much the same way . . . A false note at the beginning was much more costly than one nearer the end because early errors were part of the foundation.
Richard Russo
For a while, I was working on transcribing rap lyrics and then converting them into rhythmic patterns on the piano. And so in my mind, when I was taking a solo, I would be saying the lyrics and trying to play actual notes to their rhythms. Now, the influence just comes in and out in my playing.
Jason Moran
The ballet embodies the notes of music. And sometimes you almost feel like you can see the notes dance up there on the stage.
Robert Caro
You have to be very cautious that you’re hitting the right beats and making sure it’s funny, but at the same time when those notes are serious, you’re trying to get your point across and it’s not about the comedy.
LeToya Luckett
Taking it all in all and after all, negro life in Washington is a promise rather than a fulfillment. But it is worthy of note for the really excellent things which are promised
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Shane looked faintly injured. “I make it my business to know everything about silver. And I saw your notes. I study up on everything when it comes to your boss, anyway.” There was a flicker of jealousy about that, but she didn’t have time, or energy, to consider it very much. Not even whether or not she liked it.
Rachel Caine
What is to reach the heart must come from above; if it does not come from thence, it will be nothing but notes, body without spirit.
Ludwig van Beethoven
When I play the first few notes of a song and people start screaming, I think: ‘That’s why I did this. That’s why I wrote this song. That’s a good job.’ And it is a job.
Dennis DeYoung
It is important to note that everything in the business is converging with technology. The more you can understand how that convergence is happening, and the more you can steward that change into your organization, then the more you’ll be sought after as that strategic partner.
Stephen Gillett
One of the blessings of age is to learn not to part on a note of sharpness, to treasure the moments spent with those we love, and to make them whenever possible good to remember, for time is short.
Eleanor Roosevelt
My mom was always writing me notes to get me out of stuff.
Adam F. Goldberg
Progressive white teachers seem to say to their black students ‘Let me help you find your voice. I promise not to criticize one note as you search for your song’. But the black teachers say ‘I’ve heard your song loud and clear. Now I want to teach you to harmonize with the rest of the world.
Lisa Delpit
There’s only one note you ever get in broadcast and that’s clarity.
Noah Hawley
I try to gauge whether a girl likes me before I make a move. I would write a page-long note to a girl.If she wrote a whole page back, I knew she liked me, too. If she wrote back like two words, then I figured I’d move on.
Devon Werkheiser
Paul has more, I think, of a feel for the stage. Whereas I have it more for the notes themselves. I love record making and mixing, arranging, producing. That I love. I love to make beautiful things, but I don’t like to perform.
Art Garfunkel
False notes [on the piano] are human. Why does everything have to be perfect? You know, perfection itself is imperfection.
Vladimir Horowitz
Well, ever since I was six, I had a little notebook with coverages and notes on the mental aspect of a game, what it meant to be a leader and what type of attitude you had to have.
Jameis Winston
I have really strong feelings about sex scenes in movies. I care a lot about sexuality and how it’s depicted in mainstream media, period, but what I know is movies, and what I find is that they tend to be kind of one-note.
Desiree Akhavan
When wine drinkers tell me they taste notes of cherries, tobacco and rose petals, usually all I can detect is a whole lot of jackass.
Joel Stein
Woody is so musical in his filmmaking. I’ve never worked with anyone I’ve trusted so completely. He won’t let you hit a false note.
Dianne Wiest
Steed threatens steed, in high and boastful neighs Piercing the night’s dull ear; and from the tents The armorers accomplishing the knights, With busy hammers closing rivets up, Give dreadful note of preparation.
William Shakespeare
Ethics are more important than laws. Which means that the exact note is less important than the feeling of the note.
Wynton Marsalis
I am always impressed by interviewers who can do the whole thing without notes. I can’t. I need reminders on my knee. Dates, first names, quotes in bold text.
Emily Maitlis
When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
We all use cash in our everyday life, but we don’t use hundred-dollar bills. We’re not using 500-euro notes. And yet these account for mountains of cash out there. I think they’re being used in tax evasion and by criminals of all types.
Kenneth Rogoff
When you finish for the day, write a note reminding yourself of what you plan to do next. This helps you to remember today’s great idea when you get back to work tomorrow.
Nita Leland
You can’t be unique any way. Music is made from seven notes. You will always come back to something. Even if you think you are unique, you will come back to something that existed before you were doing what you are doing.
Rokia Traore
I learn a great deal by merely observing you, and letting you talk as long as you please, and taking note of what you do not say.
T. S. Eliot
I like directing myself; I feel like it’s one less person to give notes to. There’s an efficiency in it. I’m also kind of a control freak. So I like the fact that it gives me more control in the overall picture.
Alex Karpovsky
It is not the most distinguished achievements that men’s virtues or vices may be best discovered; but very often an action of small note. An casual remark or joke shall distinguish a person’s real character more than the greatest sieges, or the most important battles.
What a fantastic move against black money to ban Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.
Pranitha Subhash
In live action, sometimes a mood or a feeling can go on for quite a while. Animation is a lot more effort. There are a lot more notes.
Thomas Newman
I think it would be cool if you were writing a ransom note on your computer, if the paper clip popped up and said, ‘Looks like you’re writing a ransom note. Need help? You should use more forceful language, you’ll get more money.’
Demetri Martin
The fact that we’re in the playoffs doesn’t mean anything to us, to be honest with you. Hopefully, we can accomplish our goal of going into the playoffs on a winning note.
Michael Strahan
Peter Townsend Music is the silence between the notes.. So could it be said that dance is the stillness between the steps?
Claude Debussy
As poetry is the harmony of words, so music is that of notes; and as poetry is a rise above prose and oratory, so is music the exaltation of poetry.
Henry Purcell
I’ll note you in my book of memory.
William Shakespeare
My vocabulary is adequate for writing notes and keeping journals but absolutely useless for an active moral life.
Grace Paley
I stopped taking notes on my Palm Pilot and started playing the little chess game.
Roger Ebert
You’ve got to know much more than the mere technicalities of notes. You’ve got to know sounds and what goes between the notes.
Jimi Hendrix
I love reading scripts and offering notes and opinions. I’d like to be an advocate for the emerging filmmakers whom I’m working with.
Barbara Crampton
Finally, I am encouraged to note that the Security Council issued a statement today expressing its concern about the massive humanitarian crisis in Darfur and calling on all parties to the conflict to protect civilians and reach a ceasefire.
Jan Egeland
I worked during summers on the foreign exchange desk as a dollar/yen broker for Noonan, Astley & Pierce. I used to write the chairman notes about how he could improve his business. And I met Bernie Cantor through this job.
Howard Lutnick
I’ve had so many little ideas I’ve written down here and there. Some ideas I’ve got reams of notes for.
Bryan Lee O’Malley
I am not the first to note the vast differences between the Wall Street protesters and the tea partiers. To name three: The tea partiers have jobs, showers and a point.
Ann Coulter
Acting is just about the script and the director giving you notes. In improv, it’s more about trusting that the group will carry you.
Matt Besser
Watch TV or something.” That’s what the note says. So I say to myself, Fine. But I think I’ll do the “or something” part.
Andrew Clements
You can create something strong in art with a few notes. It is like how Aboriginal drawings have a simplicity that is incredibly rich.
Ludovico Einaudi
A lecture has been well described as the process whereby the notes of the teacher become the notes of the student without passing through the mind of either.
Mortimer Adler
I’ve lost a few notes on the top. But I’ve gained a little insight about what makes people comfortable when they’re listening or watching a performance of mine. It usually has to do with singing something that isn’t vocally too strenuous.
Johnny Mathis
I was never a good student. But I wrote acting notes every day and prepared for my next shoots diligently.
Son Ye-jin
With proper acting, I don’t know what I would play – I got sent a script for a play, and it said in the notes that my proposed character was ‘hideously fat and ugly’. That made my day. I mean, I do know I am no oil painting.
Jo Brand
I think when you have a character as richly drawn, I suppose then there are subconscious, mental notes that you’ve made.
Cate Blanchett
Children who open their lunchboxes and find mothers’ handwritten notes telling them how amazingly bright they are tend to falter when they encounter academic difficulties.
George Will
Perfume is a note of woman’s individuality. It is the last touch to her look.
Christian Dior
I can’t use logic concerning my feelings, my feelings demand musical notes, violins, guitar solos, the stomping of feet, poetic language, metaphors, poetic lines about birds or deserts or tree-crowded forests.
Noah Cicero
All amateur travellers have experienced horror journeys, long or short, sooner or later, one way or another. As a student of disaster, I note that we react alike to our tribulations: frayed and bitter at the time, proud afterwards. Nothing is better for self-esteem than survival.
Martha Gellhorn
What I’ve learned is there’s a scientifically proven phenomenon that’s attached to gratitude, and that if you consciously take note of what is good in your life, quantifiable benefits happen.
Deborah Norville
There is nothing to be done. Just make sure nothing is wasted. Take notes. Remember it all, every insult, every tear. Tattoo it on the inside of your mind.
Janet Finch
I take it so seriously as far as meditation, notes, visualization, preparation, everything. I take it a lot more serious than a lot of people that play this sport. I’m obsessed with the game that I play.
Jon Jones
I know I’m known for singing some of those high notes, but that’s really not what giving someone goosebumps is all about. It’s about really trying to find what makes you unique.
Idina Menzel
It’s nice to hear when someone gets something and the sincerity is enough to tickle you. They can have the wrong notes but the essence of it is there, so it makes you laugh, because even when Frank [Zappa]’s music is sad, it makes me laugh.
Gail Zappa
In the same way in which music is made of notes and a painting is made of lines of colors, the matter of literature are words.
Amos Oz
You may want to keep a commonplace book which is a notebook where you can copy parts of books you think are in code, or take notes on a series of events you may have observed that are suspicious, unfortunate, or very dull. Keep your commonplace book in a safe place, such as underneath your bed, or at a nearby dairy.
Daniel Handler
I’m a plotter. A thinker, a note-maker, a mapper and a flow-charter. I’m up for using any device that will teach me more about the people I’m writing about and their story.
Nick Earls
I watched their reactions and emotions, especially to understand what was what I was doing wrong. But then I realized that if I could see these people and take note of everything I saw, I could write a good song.
Taylor Swift
Dull indeed would be the man that did not feel the thrill awakened by the first glimpse of brilliant color in the orchard, and the cheery warbling notes borne to our ears on the first gentle breath of spring!
Arthur Cleveland Bent
By more than two to one Americans do not consider what Kevorkian did, injecting a terminally ill patient with legal drugs at the patient’s request, to be the same as murder. You may want to note that laws are not supposed to be enforced on the basis of public opinion polls.
Dan Rather
A Mocking Bird regularly resorts to the south angle of a chimney top and salutes us with sweetest notes from the rising of the moon until about midnight.
John James Audubon
One of the most important tools that a filmmaker has are his/her notes.
Francis Ford Coppola
When you are making a record and if you spend too much time over it, you have to record it a tone lower or cut the tones lower because you can’t reach some of the notes, I find this. But when you go on stage, you have to put the key up and it really changes the whole thing.
Ray Davies
Vlad made a mental note to amend the friend code: thou shalt not date the girl that thy best friend has a crush on…nor shalt thou try sticking thy best friend in the chest with a sharp hunk of wood.
Heather Brewer
When we ever invited the beast to dinner he didn’t come in and swipe the napkins and start taking notes on the tablecloth ’bout how to take over the whole house?
Toni Cade Bambara
I was my mom’s oldest child, so she was like, watching closely and taking notes, like, ‘Okay, this is what she gravitates towards,’ and she gave me all the tools to keep me focused. I liked to write; she got me notebooks. I wanted to draw; she got me sketch books and crayons and coloured pencils.
Tierra Whack
I keep everything in Notepad: shopping lists, to-do lists, recipe tasting notes, my blog content calendar, recipe inspiration, blog-post drafts.
Molly Yeh
I love to hear the note sing.
Joe Sample
I don’t know what it is, but I ache for it each day. It’s as though I have eyes, but there are colors I cannot see. As though I have ears, but there’s a range of notes I cannot hear.
Franny Billingsley
They’re the salt of the earth, those girls. They don’t sit each night and compare notes on groups, criticising lyrics, asking if it’s valid. They just play the record… yeah, and maybe they dance. I love them. I love them dearly
David Bowie
Don’t attribute mishaps to a lapse in concentration – if you missed the note you don’t know it.
William Westney
The thing that’s tricky is sometimes the best voices – just because someone hits the big notes and sounds amazing – it doesn’t necessarily mean they make the greatest artists.
Kara DioGuardi
We don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note. Only notes that are different can harmonize. The same is true with people.
Steve Goodier
It’s not something you can find. There’s a moment you arrive at — there’s no words for it. A bunch of people come together at this place where a note hits your heart and your brain tells your finger where to go. It’s an otherworldly thing, like when a painter gets the right combination of colors together.
From harmony, from heavenly harmony, This universal frame began: From harmony to harmony Through all the compass of the notes it ran, The diapason closing full in Man.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Many critics always saw and heard that my style comes from Roy Eldridge, which is true. But for many things, not only how to play the trumpet but the way to choose the notes, how to play them and how to phrase all of them, I took that from Sweets [Edison]. He really brought something new to the trumpet.
Dizzy Gillespie
Don’t play the notes. Play the meaning of the notes.
Pablo Casals
I come from the home-grown punk ethic, where it doesn’t matter if you can’t play a note, it’s how you communicate.
Siobhan Fahey
The amount of work that TV writers and executives do is incredibly hard. I’m shocked that these people will hand in three outlines and two scripts, and everybody has to read them and give notes on all of them, even the writers.
Zak Penn
The great leaders are like the best conductors – they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.
Blaine Lee
The film ‘The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,’ based the book of the same name, has a line that enlightens and comforts me. The protagonist, who has lost all ability to move except one eye, discusses his role as a father. He notes, ‘Even a fraction of a father is still a father.’
Steve Gleason
It wasn’t that Nanny Ogg sang badly. It was just that she could hit notes which, when amplified by a tin bath half full of water, ceased to be sound and became some sort of invasive presence.
Terry Pratchett
Frances and Courtney, I’ll be at your altar/
Please keep going Courtney, for Frances/
For her life, which will be so much happier without me/
Kurt Cobain
I know that the twelve notes in each octave and the variety of rhythm offer me opportunities that all of human genius will never exhaust.
Igor Stravinsky
I am the rest between two notes which are somehow always in discord.
Rainer Maria Rilke
True art takes note not merely of form but also of what lies behind.
Mahatma Gandhi
Hear the mellow wedding bells, Golden bells! What a world of happiness their harmony foretells Through the balmy air of night How they ring out their delight! From the molten golden notes, And all in tune What a liquid ditty floats To the turtle-dove that listens while she gloats On the moon!
Edgar Allan Poe
When you’re just reading a note card but when you’re just reading a note card and it doesn’t even feel real, it’s difficult at times. But I have no problem doing interviews. So I have absolutely no problem doing interviews.
People don’t go to the record store anymore. It’s crazy. The culture used to be so much stronger. People would go and support you, and go pick up the album. Not just for the music, but for the liner notes, for the artwork, just for the whole thing and to have it, and be able to say, ‘I have this album.’
Scott Storch
No one can explain how the notes of a Mozart melody, or the folds of a piece of Titian’s drapery, produce their essential effects. If you do not feel it, no one can by reasoning make you feel it.
John Ruskin
If you spend a lot of time thinking about your problems, they’ll grow bigger and stronger. Is that what you want? Of course not!Instead, focus on your goals. Start your day with them at the front of your mind, and use notes to recall them strategically throughout your day.
Les Brown
When you can’t follow a ballet’s action, you can always read the program notes.
Robert Gottlieb
Care not for want of place; care for thy readiness to fill one. Care not for being unknown, but seek to be worthy of note.
They say an elephant never forgets. Well, you are not an elephant. Take notes, constantly. Save interesting thoughts, quotations, films, technologies… the medium doesn’t matter, so long as it inspires you.
Aaron Koblin
There are many types of silence. There is a silence before the note, there is a silence at the end and there is a silence in the middle.
Daniel Barenboim
Inculcating the various competing – competing, note – falsehoods of the major faiths into small children is a form of child abuse, and a scandal.
A.C. Grayling
The first note in that octave [of our cultural transformation], the do, was the discovery of LSD by Albert Hofmann in 1943.
Ralph Metzner
You have to contort your body in a certain way to hit a low note. When you’re on film, you can’t. So you do, in a sense, get to hide behind your voice, which is nice.
Will Friedle
What is our life but a succession of preludes to that unknown song whose first solemn note is sounded by death?
Alphonse de Lamartine
History is not a suicide note — it is a record of our survival.
Jeanette Winterson
I was sort of traumatized by girls in the third grade. Because there was a girl in my third grade class I had a crush on. I bought her a box of Valentine’s Day chocolate. And I put it in her cubby with a note that said something like, “I am deeply in love with you, Your Secret Admirer.” And I didn’t sign my name.
Steve Carell
I have yellow post-it notes plastered all over my office – they help me stay organized.
Stewart Rahr
I started realizing that music is the one area where I’ve always let go. When that saxophone goes into my mouth, I get into a space where I never think about the notes I’ve already played or anticipate the notes ahead.
Kenny G
You don’t give someone notes on their performance at a soup kitchen.
Dan Harmon
I read the script and try not to bring anything personal into it. I make notes, talk to the director and we decide what kinds of shades should be in the character.
Dennis Farina
You must not be afraid of playing wrong notes. Just forget it, play it wrong! But play!
Alan Watts
Surrender your whole being to a note, and gravity disappears…wi th one chord
Carlos Santana
But we are all insane, anyway. Note the mountain-climbers.
Mark Twain
Don’t see the notes. See the music. See the story it is telling you. Allow the music to change you. Allow it to give you the courage to do whatever you need to
Karen White
By Anglicising ourselves we have thrown away with a light heart the best claim we have upon the world’s recognition of us as a seperate nationality…the notes of nationality, our language and customs.
Douglas Hyde
Spam filters are supposed to block e-mail scams from ever reaching us, but criminals have learned to circumvent them by personalizing their notes with information gleaned from the Internet and by grooming victims over time.
Maria Konnikova
I continue to work on plays, but I’ve always felt that you could put a note in a bottle and send it offshore, and you’d have as much chance communicating with people.
Lewis Black
In English, I never did the reading when it was assigned. If a paper was due on Friday, my attitude was, read half the book on Tuesday, the second half on Wednesday, and write the paper Thursday night. Sometimes, I’d just read the Cliff’s Notes and skip the book altogether.
Charles Bock
I try to take notes of things that happen that I think are important or interesting or just little tidbits here and there that happen in life. And some of it’s even just one line or like a saying and I just go off that.
Courtney Barnett
One of the things I love about my job as a playwright or as a screenwriter is that I get to do a lot of research and a lot of thinking and taking a lot of notes before I turn it in.
Tony Kushner
I can hold a note as long as the Chase National Bank.
Ethel Merman
And then, despite everything, I smiled and looked at the note and knew that spring would come —it always does. so I stared out that cold window, watching my breath collect on the glass, trying not to think about my life after the thaw.
Ally Carter
We have every reason to say, and I note this with great satisfaction, that a truly friendly relationship has evolved with China, and in many key areas these relations, without any exaggeration, have a strategic character. As we say, the strategic character of privileged partnership.
Vladimir Putin
Down the road someone is practicing scales,
The notes like little fishes vanish with a wink of tails
Louis MacNeice
Often, writer’s block will occur when I don’t understand a character or his/her motivations. So I will make notes analysing characters.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Why write a song when no one can play the notes or understand the lyrics?
Christopher Moore
In prayer, something like an echo takes place. When you strike a note on the piano, corresponding strings in all the other pianos in the room start to vibrate. It is just the same when we express a pure wish in our ardent prayers: all around us we mobilize angels who are inspired by the same wish.
Richard Wurmbrand
The progress from infancy to boyhood is imperceptible. In that long dawn of the mind we take but little heed. The years pass by us, one by one, little distinguishable from each other. But when the intellectual sun of our life is risen, we take due note of joy and sorrow.
Bryan Procter
We hurt people by being too busy. Too busy to notice their needs. Too busy to drop that note of comfort or encouragement or assurance of love. Too busy to listen when someone needs to talk. Too busy to care.
Billy Graham
I [who] am perpetually making notes in the margin of my mind for some final statement.
Virginia Woolf
Note that the eating of flesh is not only physically against nature, but it also makes us spiritually coarse and gross by reason of satiety and surfeit.
When I read obituaries I always note the age of the deceased. Automatically I relate this figure to my own age. Four years to go, I think. Nine more years. Two years and I’m dead. The power of numbers is never more evident than when we use them to speculate on the time of our dying.
Don DeLillo
I feel like maybe I get more nervous when I’m singing. One, it’s live. Two, there’s a lot of people watching. And three, you have to make sure you get the right notes and everything.
Anthony Gonzalez
I must tell you I take terrible risks. Because my playing is very clear, when I make a mistake you hear it. If you want me to play only the notes without any specific dynamics, I will never make one mistake. Never be afraid to dare.
Vladimir Horowitz
Taj [ Johnson] is the singer in my family. So whenever I would be practicing my warmups in the house, she would let me have it. I could be on the other side of the house doing my voice lessons and she would scream, “Drop your jaw for those long notes.”
Eddie George
When I write a note, it sticks in my head differently.
Don Mattingly
I like albums. I like holding them, seeing what they’re all about, you know? I like reading liner notes. Even if it’s a CD, you’re getting kind of an idea of what the band is coming from. Or what they want you to think they’re coming from. I like that.
Glenn Danzig
Though I carry enough electronics to get nervous in a lightning storm, I love paper and I always have a Moleskine journal with me to capture notes, conversations and ideas.
Paul Saffo
You missed World Hist.” “Did you get notes for me?” “No. I thought you were dead in a ditch.
Maggie Stiefvater
I actually think that many of the musicians who have something meaningful to say don’t win competitions. An incredible pianist like Horowitz had so much to say, but he might not win anything in competition because of his wrong notes.
Charlie Albright
Whenever the boss has ‘fun’ activities, there’s got to be a parable or a lesson. Employees feel like they’re supposed to be taking notes.
Greg Daniels
The notes I have made are not a diary in the ordinary sense, but partly lengthy records of my spiritual experiences, and partly poems in prose.
Edvard Munch
I’m a little Type A, and I have this really thick binder whenever I do a movie where I make a million notes, and in between takes, I’m checking it out.
Bryce Dallas Howard
I am weak, I say with no presumptions. I have no merit, I note it, that is all. There are times that I feel so weak there most be a mistake, and as I don’t know what I mean with this, I am not going to say anything else
Romain Gary
I think the female first-person is still dismissed, demonized, especially if the book does not end on an empowering note, especially if the main character is perceived as unlikeable, or too privileged.
Kate Zambreno