Piano quotes

  • I play the keyboard, piano - I like making beats.
    -- Abbie Cornish

    #Play #Piano #Keyboards

  • I wrote my first piano piece when I was in 4th grade.
    -- Abel Korzeniowski

    #Piano #Pieces #Firsts

  • Where we are from... [s]tories are factual. If a farmer is declared a music virtuoso by the state, everyone had better start calling him maestro. And secretly, he'd be wise to start practicing the piano. For us, the story is more important than the person. If a man and his story are in conflict, it is the man who must change.
    -- Adam Johnson

    #Wise #Men #Piano

  • Sometimes I feel like a melody doesn't have anything to do with me, but it's just something that comes, is accumulated from me playing on the piano, and then this little creature just appears.
    -- Agnes Obel

    #Piano #Littles #Sometimes

  • The piano and the singing are two equal things to me - maybe not inseparable but very connected. You can say they are like two equal voices.
    -- Agnes Obel

    #Voice #Piano #Two

  • Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow. So one hundred worshipers met together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be, were they to become 'unity' conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Eye #Heart #Piano

  • I wanted to try to write songs on the piano to get a different flavor.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Song #Writing #Piano

  • The public is like a piano. You just have to know what keys to poke.
    -- Al Capp

    #Music #Keys #Piano

  • I have a very modern way of thinking; the chef is there to lead the team and not just to sit behind the piano.
    -- Alain Ducasse

    #Team #Thinking #Piano

  • What am I supposed to do if I go bald? Get a wig? Fat, goofy, gay, wig. I might as well get a piano and start an Elton John tribute act!
    -- Alan Carr

    #Funny #Gay #Piano

  • I was much more interested in the orchestra than the piano, but I did become fairly proficient as a pianist and my teachers felt I had talent and wanted me to become a good concert pianist and earn my living that way.
    -- Alan Hovhaness

    #Teacher #Piano #Orchestra

  • If you lock me in the room with a piano teacher for a year I might be able to knock out a rendition of 'Roll Out The Barrel,' but will I ever be a concert pianist? No.
    -- Alan Sugar

    #Teacher #Years #Piano

  • I started playing piano when I was 6. And I knew that wanted to be involved in that form of expression, whether it was through music, or acting, or dancing, or painting, or writing.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Writing #Expression #Piano

  • Some days I feel like a piano: kind of short, always in black & white, always expected to produce music.
    -- Alber Elbaz

    #Piano #White #Black

  • You bang that piano real nice.
    -- Albert Collins

    #Real #Nice #Piano

  • We knew - but didn't want to know - what was going to happen, the sky descending upon our heads like the shadow of a falling piano in a cartoon.
    -- Aleksandar Hemon

    #Fall #Sky #Piano

  • The city is built To music, therefore never built at all, And therefore built forever.
    -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

    #Music #Cities #Piano

  • The camera was waiting for me by predestination and I took to it as a musician takes to the piano or a painter to canvas. I found that I was master of the elements, that I could work miracles.
    -- Alfred Stieglitz

    #Piano #Waiting #Miracle

  • The music is within your heart, your soul, your spirit, and this is all I did when I sat at piano. I just go within.
    -- Alice Coltrane

    #Heart #Piano #Soul

  • But when I first fell in love with the piano, I knew it was me. I was dying to play.
    -- Alicia Keys

    #Music #Play #Piano

  • I went to national piano competitions and did that whole circuit. Then I played professionally to support myself when I moved out to LA.
    -- Alicia Witt

    #Piano #Support #Competition

  • 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

    #Voice #Piano #Study

  • PIANO, n. A parlor utensil for subduing the impenitent visitor. It is operated by pressing the keys of the machine and the spirits of the audience.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Music #Keys #Piano

  • And for all those years, we never talked about the disaster at the recital or my terrible accusations afterward at the piano bench. All that remained unchecked, like a betrayal that was now unbreakable. So I never found a way to ask her why she had hoped something so large that failure was inevitable. And even worse, I never asked her what frightened me the most: Why had she given up hope?
    -- Amy Tan

    #Betrayal #Years #Piano

  • God gave me a gift of singing and playing the piano, and when I do it, it's exciting, of course. But it's more than that. It's truly the way God created me to release my soul and my spirit, to really worship him. ... I'm made to create music.
    -- Amy Williams

    #Piano #Soul #Singing

  • Touch me ‘til my ribs become piano keys, ‘til there is sheet music scrolled across the inside of my lungs.
    -- Andrea Gibson

    #Keys #Piano #Ribs

  • The piano is a monster that screams when you touch its teeth.
    -- Andres Segovia

    #Piano #Monsters #Teeth

  • I finally realized that my relaxation is practicing the piano and writing. I've tried to do other things, but I've learned through the decades, that this is what I enjoy, practicing music and writing.
    -- Andrew Hill

    #Music #Writing #Piano

  • I often think of random melodies. And I pretty much hear in my head what I want to do with the orchestra as I'm writing on the piano.
    -- Andrew Lloyd Webber

    #Writing #Thinking #Piano

  • I always liked major-key music quite a bit, and that might have something to do with so many of the musical experiences of my childhood being based around the piano. On piano, it is very easy to move between major and minor and to really see how it looks and to feel how it sounds.
    -- Andrew W.K.

    #Moving #Keys #Piano

  • Love is a piano dropped from a fourth story window, and you were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
    -- Ani DiFranco

    #Love #Music #Piano

  • We have a Boesendorfer piano that I play every day. It keeps my brain and my fingers active.
    -- Anthony Hopkins

    #Play #Piano #Brain

  • The pedal is the soul of the piano.
    -- Anton Rubinstein

    #Piano #Soul #Pedals

  • I love music, singing, and playing piano (though I'm not very good). And I adore musical theater.
    -- Aprilynne Pike

    #Piano #Musical #Singing

  • I think it would be better if nobody owned anything, but they didn't starve. Had enough paint and enough pianos and everything else.
    -- Arthur Boyd

    #Thinking #Piano #Would Be

  • I use music as therapy. Whenever I'm feeling angry or needing some 'me' time, which is quite regularly, I'll go and bang a piano or flesh out something on a guitar.
    -- Arthur Darvill

    #Guitar #Piano #Feelings

  • I explained to the lady my love for John and his work, and she made it possible for me to purchase one of the 24 proofs, the one for 'I'm So Tired,' which I have on my piano at home.
    -- Arthur Godfrey

    #Home #Tired #Piano

  • You cannot play the piano well unless you are singing within you.
    -- Arthur Rubinstein

    #Music #Play #Piano

  • And of course there's so much music in and around our family. I had a piano during Christmas because it's obviously useful through the season. There are so many people, songwriters, who are around.
    -- Ashley Judd

    #Christmas #Piano #People

  • I know some things when I start. I know, let's say, that the play is going to be a 1970s or a 1930s play, and it's going to be about a piano, but that's it. I slowly discover who the characters are as I go along.
    -- August Wilson

    #Character #Play #Piano

  • I always just sit down at the piano and make the main hook—what I want the track to be about melodically—and then I’ll build everything else around that. But growing up, I did not play any instruments.
    -- Avicii

    #Growing Up #Play #Piano

  • Those edges and turns teach control and discipline, just like finger exercises on the piano.
    -- Barbara Ann Scott

    #Exercise #Piano #Discipline

  • Life is a refining process. Our response to it determines whether we'll be ground down or polished up. On a piano, one person sits down and plays sonatas, while another merely bangs away at "Chopsticks." The piano is not responsible. It's how you touch the keys that makes the difference. It's how you play what life gives you that determines your joy and shine.
    -- Barbara Johnson

    #Attitude #Play #Piano

  • A guitar riff played on a piano doesn't come close to the purity of it being played on a guitar but I faked it enough to get by.
    -- Barry Mann

    #Guitar #Piano #Purity

  • My audition song is, and has been since 1977, 'I Love a Piano.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Song #Piano #Auditions

  • I like writing on piano and a computer, and a lot of 'Plans' came out of samples and vocal lines.
    -- Ben Gibbard

    #Writing #Piano #Lines

  • Writing is like anything - baseball playing, piano playing, sewing, hammering nails. The more you work on it, the better you get. But it seems to take a longer time to get better at writing than hammering nails.
    -- Betsy Byars

    #Baseball #Writing #Piano

  • The piano is kind of my second instrument.
    -- Bill Bruford

    #Piano #Kind #Instruments

  • I started taking piano lessons when I was about four years old. My parents were both musicians. So I took piano lessons. I didn't like the lessons very much, but I was enchanted by music. Music always transported me somewhere. Singing made feel good and being able to play the piano made me feel good.
    -- Billy Joel

    #Play #Piano #Years

  • I have to thank my mother for paying for the piano lessons for all those years.
    -- Billy Joel

    #Mother #Years #Piano

  • I have long admired Steinway pianos for their qualities of tone, clarity, pitch consistency, touch responsiveness, and superior craftsmanship.
    -- Billy Joel

    #Piano #Long #Consistency

  • My grandmother played the piano, and I used to toddle over there and pick out little things that sounded good to me.
    -- Billy Strayhorn

    #Grandmother #Piano #Littles

  • Some homes need a hickory switch a good deal more than they do a piano.
    -- Billy Sunday

    #Home #Piano #Needs

  • When I was 14 I came very close to becoming a gay teen suicide 'statistic' but I then turned to music, my piano, my loved ones, and discovered that it does in fact get better,
    -- Blake McIver Ewing

    #Suicide #Gay #Piano

  • I think my love of music comes from my dad. I was born with an ear for music, like him, and started with the piano when I was 4 but fell in love with the drums. My dad always has music playing.
    -- Blake Michael

    #Dad #Thinking #Piano

  • I played piano as a kid; I still play a little bit.
    -- Bobby McFerrin

    #Kids #Play #Piano

  • I prepared five songs, I sang them, and he hired me. I started working about a month later at the piano bar.
    -- Bobby McFerrin

    #Song #Ukulele #Piano

  • As far as other instrumentalists, I used to love mellow sax players like Paul Desmond. I love piano.
    -- Boz Scaggs

    #Player #Piano #Used

  • The piano is always true to me. In times of despair, happiness, and joy, its mood is always my own.
    -- Bradley Joseph

    #Piano #Joy #Despair

  • The piano is the X factor. People have a tough time following the structures when there's no piano there, spelling it out. It makes it more easily understood, particularly to people who don't know as much about music.
    -- Branford Marsalis

    #Piano #People #Tough Times

  • Could I imagine being a piano? That'd be awesome. I'd throw a D-minor at you to make you sad, then an F-major to make you happy!
    -- Brendon Urie

    #Piano #Imagine #Make You Happy

  • I play piano all the time. I'm always at my piano, playing music.
    -- Brian Wilson

    #Play #Piano #Playing Music

  • I like the piano - I'm always about 15 feet away from a piano.
    -- Brian Wilson

    #Piano #Feet

  • Once you've experienced the warmth of an audience, the achievement of getting your first laugh, and entertaining them, singing or playing piano, it just keeps it all going.
    -- Bruce Forsyth

    #Piano #Laughing #Achievement

  • I'm a kid for a living: I get to play the piano for a living.
    -- Bruce Hornsby

    #Kids #Play #Piano

  • ...."the sound of a barrel organ rising from the deepest golden vein of the day; two or three bars of a chorus, played on a distant piano over and over again, melting in the sun on the white pavement, lost in the fire of high noon.
    -- Bruno Schulz

    #Piano #White #Fire

  • I didn't know what I was gonna get the first time I sat down at a piano, but I loved it and it became my playmate for life.
    -- Buffy Sainte-Marie

    #Piano #Firsts #First Time

  • I started playing piano with a little band in high school. I was terrible. I thought I had absolutely no talent. I couldn't keep time. I only got into McGill, which was a lousy music school, because they were taking American music students.
    -- Burt Bacharach

    #School #Piano #Band

  • I've been playing piano my whole life, but I'd never tried to understand how compositions are made, really. Try to imagine if you'd loved paintings your whole life but had never painted one. My aspiration now is just to understand.
    -- Caio Fonseca

    #Piano #Trying #Painting

  • Most days, I practice piano in the mornings and I spend the rest of the day painting.
    -- Caio Fonseca

    #Morning #Practice #Piano

  • I used to play the piano in the band, and so there's some horrendous scenes of me playing the keyboards.
    -- Caroline Corr

    #Play #Piano #Band

  • A lot of the songs are written on piano or guitar, so I contribute, and I have done so since the beginning. So it's been good to be involved completely musically as well.
    -- Caroline Corr

    #Song #Guitar #Piano

  • Oh yeah, we all write. That's what's great about when you have basics in piano.
    -- Caroline Corr

    #Writing #Piano #Yeah

  • And I've played piano since I was little, so I was originally the piano player in the band.
    -- Caroline Corr

    #Player #Piano #Band

  • I had piano lessons when I was a kid, like most people. And hated them, like most people. And quit, like most people.
    -- Carter Burwell

    #Kids #Piano #People

  • To me, the piano in itself is an orchestra.
    -- Cecil Taylor

    #Piano #Orchestra

  • I try to imitate on the piano the leaps in space a dancer makes.
    -- Cecil Taylor

    #Piano #Space #Dancer

  • Sometimes when it goes really well, you wonder, who's that at the piano?
    -- Cecil Taylor

    #Piano #Sometimes #Wonder

  • I hate playing the piano! And it's so hard to fight for Beethoven's soul! But that's what I have to do!
    -- Charles Hazlewood

    #Hate #Fighting #Piano

  • I am a classical fan. I like Debussy a lot, so I was trying to learn it on the piano. I've learned like a third of it, but I think I'm getting to a section that may be beyond my skill level.
    -- Charlie Day

    #Thinking #Skills #Piano

  • I just sit down at the piano and rattle it off.
    -- Charlie Haden

    #Inspiration #Piano

  • I'd like to be a piano player.
    -- Chris Daughtry

    #Player #Piano

  • A female piano player is always pretty cool to me.
    -- Chrisette Michele

    #Player #Piano #Female

  • My first instrument was the piano; I played in the church, and before that I sang in church. I didnt learn the guitar until I was 24 years old.
    -- Chuck Brown

    #Guitar #Years #Piano

  • They see me as an ordinary guy, like a construction worker or the guy who delivers your piano
    -- Clark Gable

    #Piano #Guy #Ordinary

  • In opera, there is always too much singing.
    -- Claude Debussy

    #Music #Piano #Singing

  • Remember the music is not in the piano.
    -- Clement Mok

    #Piano #Remember #Music Is

  • Conducting has more to do with singing and breathing than with piano-playing.
    -- Colin Davis

    #Breathing #Piano #Singing

  • I'm going to have classical piano lessons next.
    -- Colin Greenwood

    #Piano #Lessons #Next

  • I wasn't even a theater kid in high school. I studied classical piano, and I ran track.
    -- Condola Rashad

    #School #Kids #Piano

  • I started playing piano when I was around four; thats my first passion.
    -- Condola Rashad

    #Passion #Piano #Four

  • I was never encouraged to do it and I played the accordion, which I hated. I wish I had taken piano because I definitely would have written more songs of my own, but I didn't.
    -- Connie Francis

    #Song #Taken #Piano

  • Louis Armstrong changed all the brass players around, but after Bird, all of the instruments had to change - drums, piano, bass, trombones, trumpets, saxophones, everything.
    -- Cootie Williams

    #Memorable #Player #Piano

  • Someone skipped on the rent and they left behind a huge upright piano, which got moved into our apartment so the other apartment could get rented out. I took to it and started playing.
    -- Cy Coleman

    #Piano #Left Behind #Apartment

  • The Steinway piano is such an incomparable instrument. Due to its virtues, I am able to express all my musical feelings.
    -- Daniel Barenboim

    #Piano #Feelings #Musical

  • Kylie and I were both taking piano lessons at the time and didn't think of acting. A friend rang mum up and said, 'How about bringing Kylie and Danielle in because they might be right for the part?
    -- Dannii Minogue

    #Thinking #Piano #Acting

  • Slap some keys on her and we'll have a piano.
    -- Darryl F. Zanuck

    #Music #Keys #Piano

  • It's like a whole orchestra, the piano for me.
    -- Dave Brubeck

    #Piano #Orchestra #Jazz

  • It's like a whole orchestra, the piano for me. And also it's to me the greatest instrument. I shouldn't say that, but I believe that this is the only instrument I can really feel happy about playing.
    -- Dave Brubeck

    #Believe #Piano #Orchestra

  • I have more energy at the end than I do at the beginning. You can be so beat up that you can scarcely walk on stage but when you get to the piano the excitement kicks in, you forget about being tired.
    -- Dave Brubeck

    #Tired #Piano #Energy