Sad Quotes about Instrument
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Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
- Rumi (Persian poet 1207-1273)
The fibers of all things have their tension
and are strained like the strings of an instrument.
- Henry David Thoreau
There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated,
totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.
- Aimee Mann
The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart.
The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.
- Carlos Santana
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I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument.
He told me to knock myself out.
- Jay London
Every contrivance of man, every tool,
every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use,
of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings.
- Robert Collier
Everything that slows us down and forces patience,
everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature,
is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
- May Sarton
Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power
to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
- Ambrose Bierce
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
- attributed to St. Francis of Assisi
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning
the instrument as one goes on.
- Samuel Butler
So I had a couple of years of playing trumpet.
I really enjoyed it, but it was not the kind of instrument
you could whip out at a party.
Let's face it.
- Jackson Browne
I see man more as an instrument or an agent more than anything else.
- Ben Nicholson
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery,
of party, faction, and division of society.
- John Adams
Some people say there was no jazz tenor before me.
All I know is I just had a way of playing and I didn't
think in terms of any other instrument but the tenor.
- Coleman Hawkins
Fork: An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of
putting dead animals into the mouth.
- Ambrose Bierce
My home studio is my private instrument for me only.
It's not intended to record anyone but me.
- Billy Sheehan
The harmonica is a great instrument.
- Toots Thielemans
The saxophone is an imperfect instrument,
especially the tenor and soprano, as far as intonation goes.
The challenge is to sing on an imperfect instrument
that is outside of your body.
- Stan Getz
Setting my mind on a musical instrument was like falling in love.
All the world seemed bright and changed.
- William Christopher Handy
Wit as an instrument of revenge is as infamous as art
is as a means of sensual titillation.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
The great instrument of moral good is the imagination.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
In the piano, one has the instrument complete before he begins;
but in the case of the voice,
the instrument has to be developed by study.
- Alma Gluck
The cello is such a melancholy instrument,
such an isolated, miserable instrument.
- Ritchie Blackmore
Culture is an instrument wielded by teachers to manufacture teachers,
who, in their turn, will manufacture still more teachers.
- Simone Weil
I approach playing acoustic guitar more of as a percussive instrument.
I don't have a lot of finesse when it comes to my guitar playing.
- Billie Joe Armstrong
My voice is an instrument.
- David Coverdale
Every faculty and virtue I possess can be used as an
instrument with which to worry myself.
- Mark Rutherford
Rock is about finding who you are.
You don't necessarily have to play your instrument very well at all.
You can just barely get by and you can be in a rock band.
- Gene Simmons
If you're a guitarist, you should not be intimidated
by using your instrument as a synthesizer,
but you shouldn't feel that you have to own one,
- Andy Summers
I got into television because I hated it so.
I thought, there's some way of using this fabulous
instrument to be of nurture to those who would watch and listen.
- Jeff Greenfield
I believe in using the entire piano as a single instrument
capable of expressing every possible musical idea.
- Oscar Peterson
A baseball swing is a very finely tuned instrument.
It is repetition, and more repetition,
then a little more after that.
- Reggie Jackson
I understood that if I wanted to work,
the saxophone was the main instrument.
The clarinet was what we call a double.
- Lee Konitz
The human voice is the most beautiful instrument of all,
but it is the most difficult to play.
- Richard Strauss
My voice is my improvisational instrument,
the melody instrument.
The guitar is harmonic structure.
I'm not a good enough guitarist to improvise on it.
- Paul Simon
Desire is creation, is the magical element in that process.
If there were an instrument by which to measure desire,
one could foretell achievement.
- Willa Cather
The human voice is the most perfect instrument of all.
- Arvo Part
With Connery, he does act.
He is in complete command.
He completely trusts the person first,
then the instrument.
I've worked with his son also, on a picture in Russia.
- F. Murray Abraham
Revolution is an instrument, like a party is an instrument.
- Ernest Mandel
Challenges make you discover things about yourself
that you never really knew.
They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
- Cicely Tyson
But I think that any young drummer starting out today
should get himself a great teacher and learn all there
is to know about the instrument that he wants to play.
- Buddy Rich
There was a subtlety about Peggy Lee.
It was powerful.
There was a valuable use of space.
Everything was not cluttered.
Her voice was out front and was the key instrument.
- Rita Coolidge
For me it's the instrument.
If I want to think of a flute and the state of the arts I hear a vibrato;
I don't know what a flute is unless the person plays it for me.
- Morton Feldman
But I find that the keyboard is the complete instrument you know?
- Mick Ralphs
The trumpet was not a lyrical singing instrument.
- Herb Alpert
The body is your instrument in dance,
but your art is outside that creature,
- Martha Graham
An house is of a double nature, viz.,
one, wherein it is a way and means of expence,
the other as it is an instrument and tool of gain.
- William Petty
But the guitar is my favorite, first and foremost instrument.
- Midge Ure
You wonder about it and wonder how will I make an instrument
that can handle this kind of a problem.
- Clyde Tombaugh
You must have the music to justify an instrument's extensive use.
- Steve Lacy
There is no earthly reason why a solo string instrument or voice,
having the possibility to play or sing pure intonation,
should want, or try, to be tempered.
- Lara St.
The human voice is the first and most natural musical instrument,
also the most emotional.
- Klaus Schulze
Memory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theatre.
It is the medium of past experience,
as the ground is the medium in which dead cities lie interred.
- Walter Benjamin
War is an instrument entirely inefficient
toward redressing wrong;
and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
- Thomas Jefferson
For me, the guitar synthesizer is a great writing instrument.
- Andy Summers
The heart is the only broken instrument that works.
- T. E. Kalem
Great ambition, the desire of real superiority,
of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man,
and speech is the great instrument of ambition.
- Adam Smith
Kenny G, I have to be grateful to him for proving that
the instrument can be played all different kinds of ways.
- Steve Lacy
The regime of globalization promotes an unfettered
marketplace as the dynamic instrument organizing international relations.
- William Greider
The eye is a very quick instrument, much quicker than the ear.
The eye gets it immediately.
- Anish Kapoor
I think my first instrument was a ukulele that they gave me.
I used to know how to play that pretty well.
- Don Henley
Culture is an instrument wielded by professors to manufacture professors,
who when their turn comes will manufacture professors.
- Simone Veil
I probably wrote three-quarters of the songs without
an instrument in my hands.
- Richard Thompson
Singing instrumental music is most important because,
while you play an instrument, you are singing through the instrument...
actually, you are singing inside.
- Ali Akbar Khan
The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.
- Dorthea Lange
Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship.
The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.
- Peter Drucker
The voice will guide you-will tell you what to do.
In order to do that, you must be quite sensitive with
the instrument and accept this daily conversation with your voice.
- Cecilia Bartoli
My dad loved black singers.
So listening to New Orleans music, eventually I wanted to play an instrument.
- Bill Kreutzmann
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