Sound quotes

  • And silence sounds no worse than cheers After earth has stopped the ears.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Cheer #Silence #Sound

  • There is a healthy American newspaper tradition of not taking yourself seriously It is the story you must take that way... And if you do take yourself seriously, according to this sound convention, you are supposed to do your best not to let anyone else know about it. (Like bed-wetting.)
    -- A. J. Liebling

    #Healthy #Bed #Sound

  • I look good. I feel good and not to sound conceited I sound great.
    -- A. J. McLean

    #Conceited #Feel Good #Sound

  • I have to say, this sounds like the worst idea in a thousand generations of bad ideas." "You haven't heard all our ideas." Luke & Bhindi Drayson
    -- Aaron Allston

    #Ideas #Sound #Generations

  • For me, the most important thing is the element of chance that is built into a live performance. The very great drawback of recorded sound is the fact that it is always the same. No matter how wonderful a recording is, I know that I couldn't live with it--even of my own music--with the same nuances forever.
    -- Aaron Copland

    #Forever #Important #Sound

  • Someone who seeks to travel the path of Allah should begin with a sound repentance from all his sins.
    -- Abdullah ibn Alawi al-Haddad

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Sound

  • Awake, awake, my Lyre!And tell thy silent master's humble taleIn sounds that may prevail;Sounds that gentle thoughts inspire:Though so exalted sheAnd I so lowly beTell her, such different notes make all thy harmony.
    -- Abraham Cowley

    #Humble #Inspire #Sound

  • He who is not impressed by sound advice, lacks faith.
    -- Abu Bakr

    #Advice #Sound

  • I think the fans really wanna hear the songs the way they sound on the record.
    -- Ace Frehley

    #Song #Thinking #Sound

  • When I fart my ***** makes a trumpet sound that heralds the arrival of the smell.
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Smell #Sound #Ass

  • I was a big fan of Middle Eastern elements of music and experimental electronic and tribal sounds.
    -- Adam Lambert

    #Elements #Sound #Fans

  • I think that every band tries to mature their sound through their existence, you know?
    -- Adam Rich

    #Thinking #Trying #Sound

  • Listen ... With faint dry sound, Like steps of passing ghosts, The leaves, frost-crisp'd, break free from the trees And fall.
    -- Adelaide Crapsey

    #Fall #Tree #Sound

  • I was left with an urge to make the guitar sound like things it shouldn't be able to sound like.
    -- Adrian Belew

    #Guitar #Sound #Able

  • I am in total silence when I write - I don't even like the sound of the dryer going - I like the quiet.
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Writing #Silence #Sound

  • I knew that as a DJ from 1970 on up that I would eventually come with this sound. I brought out all these other break beats that you hear so much on a lot of these records.
    -- Afrika Bambaataa

    #Break Up #Sound #Records

  • The thing that's good about Hip Hop is that it has experimented with a lot of different sounds and music.
    -- Afrika Bambaataa

    #Hip Hop #Sound #Different

  • My remarks are, as always, apt, sound, and to the point. (Hercule Poirot)
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Sound #Hercule Poirot

  • the tea-hour is the hour of peace ... strife is lost in the hissing of the kettle - a tranquilizing sound, second only to the purring of a cat.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Cat #Tea #Sound

  • With one of the most bewitching sounds in the world, its purr, the cat persuades us that it thinks we are wonderful.
    -- Akif Pirincci

    #Cat #Thinking #Sound

  • I've always felt that I'm in a spontaneous business and if you script something, if you plan something, it will sound that way.
    -- Al Michaels

    #Sound #Way #Scripts

  • Intention is the measure for rendering actions true, so that, where intention is sound, action is sound, and where it is corrupt, then action is corrupt
    -- Al-Nawawi

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Sound

  • The first matter that the slave will be brought to account for on the Day of Judgment is the prayer. If it is sound, then the rest of his deeds will be sound. And if it is bad, then the rest of his deeds will be bad.
    -- Al-Tabarani

    #Prayer #Sound #Deeds

  • We are homesick for places, we are reminded of places, it is the sounds and smells and sights of places which haunt us and against which we often measure our present.
    -- Alan Gussow

    #Sight #Smell #Sound

  • The composer...joins Heaven and Earth with threads of sounds.
    -- Alan Hovhaness

    #Heaven #Sound #Earth

  • Back home everyone said I didn't have any talent. They might be saying the same thing here but it sounds better in French.
    -- Alan Jay Lerner

    #Home #Sound #Might

  • I was 17 and just learning what high fidelity was, what good sound was, and learning the mechanics of tape machines. It was a real education, going right from the consumer end to the record factory.
    -- Alan Parsons

    #Real #Sound #Tape

  • That's why so much of the music today sounds so much alike, because there's no in-between. So it's kind of nice to still turn some buttons every now and then.
    -- Alan Vega

    #Nice #Buttons #Sound

  • That's a waste of time. If you really understand Zen... you can use any book. You could use the Bible. You could use Alice in Wonderland. You could use the dictionary, because... the sound of the rain needs no translation.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Rain #Book #Sound

  • An athlete must have a sound and trained body, and only after, indulge in sport he prefers.
    -- Albert Azaryan

    #Sports #Athlete #Sound

  • Bureaucracy is the death of all sound work.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Sound #Bureaucracy

  • Keep fighting until the last buzzer sounds.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Fighting #Sound #Buzzers

  • The emotionally sound person should be able to take risks, to ask himself what he really would like to do in life, and then to try to do this, even though he has to risk defeat or failure. He should be adventurous (though not necessarily foolhardy); be willing to try almost anything once, just to see how he likes it; and look forward to some breaks in his usual life routines.
    -- Albert Ellis

    #Risk #Trying #Sound

  • Useless knowledge can be made directly contributory to a force of sound and disinterested public opinion.
    -- Albert J. Nock

    #Useless #Sound #Public Opinion

  • ... all of the great sounds that James Burton and Jimmy Bryant were getting, came out of Telecasters
    -- Albert Lee

    #Music #Sound #Jimmy

  • How difficult it is to sound persuasive at the top of one's voice!
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Voice #Sound #Persuasive

  • Hearing the faraway sounds of children at recess makes me understand that I am no longer life's main character.
    -- Alec Sulkin

    #Children #Character #Sound

  • Usually, impersonations come out of something you dig, because you're listening to it over and over. And you kind of start developing... You're really trying to emulate them, then you realize, 'I sound ridiculous doing this. Oh, hey, maybe this is a funny impersonation.
    -- Alex Borstein

    #Listening #Trying #Sound

  • I carry a lot of scars. I like the way that sounds. I carry a LOT of scars.
    -- Alex Garland

    #Sound #Way #Scar

  • Grand telegraphic discovery today … Transmitted vocal sounds for the first time ... With some further modification I hope we may be enabled to distinguish … the “timbre” of the sound. Should this be so, conversation viva voce by telegraph will be a fait accompli.
    -- Alexander Graham Bell

    #Discovery #Sound #Viva

  • Watson, ... if I can get a mechanism which will make a current of electricity vary in its intensity, as the air varies in density when a sound is passing through it, I can telegraph any sound, even the sound of speech.
    -- Alexander Graham Bell

    #Air #Sound #Density

  • The truth is that the general genius of a government is all that can be substantially relied upon for permanent effects. Particular provisions, though not altogether useless, have far less virtue and efficacy than are commonly ascribed to them; and the want of them will never be with men of sound discernment a decisive objection to any plan which exhibits the leading characters of a good government.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Character #Men #Sound

  • I think if you watch most of my films with the sound off, you could still tell what's going on.
    -- Alexander Payne

    #Thinking #Sound #Watches

  • The sound must seem an echo to the sense.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Echoes #Sound

  • And soften'd sounds along the waters die: Smooth flow the waves, the zephyrs gently play.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Play #Water #Sound

  • And empty heads console with empty sound.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Sound #Speech #Empty

  • Moscow... how many strains are fusing in that one sound, for Russian hearts! what store of riches it imparts!
    -- Alexander Pushkin

    #Heart #Sound #Moscow

  • Go with your instinct and your gut. It sounds cliché, but never give up and just keep on. If you really believe in it, you have to just dive in and go for it.
    -- Alexander Wang

    #Giving Up #Believe #Sound

  • Can you at least tell us what these Sevens look like?" He said "could we pick one out in a crowd?" "A long time ago, they used to appear wearing robes and golden girtles," Ivy explained. "They sound like losers," Xavier muttered.
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Ivy #Long #Sound

  • What about this?" I held up a battered copy of Beauty and the Beast. "It sounds romantic." Xavier wrinkled his nose. "Disney... I don't think so." "Why not?" "Because if anyone found out, I'd never live it down." "I won't tell if you don't," I pleaded, and Xavier shook his head in defeat. "The things I do for you," He said with an exaggerated sigh.
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Thinking #Sound #Why Not

  • There is nothing truly serious in life. All words sound hollow when one listens to them carefully.
    -- Alexandra David-Neel

    #Sound #Serious

  • All things are aggregations of atoms that dance & by their movement produce sound. When the rhythm of the dance changes, the sound it produces also changes... Each atom perpetually sings its song, and the sound at every moment creates dense subtle forms.
    -- Alexandra David-Neel

    #Song #Inspiration #Sound

  • I think we love bacon because it has all the qualities of an amazing sensory experience. When we cook it, the sizzling sound is so appetizing, the aroma is maddening, the crunch of the texture is so gratifying and the taste delivers every time.
    -- Alexandra Guarnaschelli

    #Thinking #Quality #Sound

  • And like a soprano shattering glass, Juliet heard something snap deep inside. It was the sound of her heart breaking.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Heart #Glasses #Sound

  • Historically, there is a fight between the sound designer and the composer. You see them in the mixing room and they're always fighting because the composer wants the music to be heard and the sound designer wants the sound to be heard.
    -- Alfonso Cuaron

    #Fighting #Mixing #Sound

  • My virgin sense of sound was steeped In the music of young streams; And roses through the casement peeped, And scented all my dreams.
    -- Alfred Austin

    #Dream #Rose #Sound

  • The first among mankind will always be those who make something imperishable out of a sheet of paper, a canvas, a piece of marble, or a few sounds
    -- Alfred de Vigny

    #Paper #Firsts #Sound

  • If it's a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on.
    -- Alfred Hitchcock

    #Ideas #Good Movie #Sound

  • I go where the sound of thunder is.
    -- Alfred M. Gray

    #Sound #Thunder

  • We wanted it more live and raw. We didn't want a studio sound.
    -- Alice Cooper

    #Sound #Want #Wanted

  • I have known some grim bells, with not a single joyous note in the whole peal, so forced to hurry for a human festival, with their harshness made light of, as though the Bishop of Hereford had again been forced to dance in his boots by a merry highwayman.
    -- Alice Meynell

    #Light #Sound #Bishops

  • It's impossible to make a record when you're ill because it affects how you listen to things. You can't make decisions. It all sounds terrible.
    -- Alison Krauss

    #Decision #Sound #Records

  • That's when I heard the sounds of a certified genius spinning around in circles like a dog chasing its tail.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Dog #Circles #Sound

  • Molecular gastronomy is not bad... but without sound, basic culinary technique, it is useless.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Technique #Sound #Useless

  • If you're not willing to sound stupid you don't deserve to be in love.
    -- Amanda Peet

    #Stupid #Sound #Willing

  • I loved music, and in my ninth year at MIT, I decided to buy a hi-fi set. I figured that all I needed to do was look at the specifications. So I bought what looked like the best one, turned it on, and turned it off in five minutes, the sound was so poor.
    -- Amar Bose

    #Years #Sound #Looks

  • Miss: A title with which we brand unmarried women to indicate that they are in the market. Miss, Misses (Mrs.) and Mister (Mr.) are the three most distinctly disagreeable words in the language, in sound and sense.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Missing #Sound #Titles

  • Japanese women live in fear of making the least sound in a bathroom stall. Japanese men pay no attention to the subject whatsoever.
    -- Amelie Nothomb

    #Men #Sound #Attention

  • The more one endeavors to sound the depths of his ignorance the deeper the chasm appears.
    -- Amos Bronson Alcott

    #Ignorance #Sound #Depth

  • He sounds like someone who might best be loved from a distance.
    -- Amy Dickinson

    #Women #Distance #Sound

  • Every so often you might have an outburst in the gallery. That's one of the most exciting things that happen because then you can say, 'Unless there's order we will call the Sergeant at Arms.' And that sounds really scary.
    -- Amy Klobuchar

    #Order #Scary #Sound

  • I'd love to do a costume drama movie. For no other reason, except that it sounds fun to me.
    -- Amy Ryan

    #Fun #Drama #Sound

  • I'm a big music person. I compare a lot of my emotions to how something sounds.
    -- Analeigh Tipton

    #Sound #Emotion #Bigs

  • The finest words in the world are only vain sounds if you can't understand them. The best sentence? The shortest.
    -- Anatole France

    #Writing #Sound #World

  • Children can take lessons in that school via the Internet and can score extra points like e.g. in Geography or History. That sounds very promising and is a fantastic basis for future steps
    -- Anatoly Karpov

    #Children #School #Sound

  • Everybody should have his personal sounds to listen for - sounds that will make him exhilarated and alive or quiet and calm.
    -- Andre Kostelanetz

    #Sound #Alive #Calm

  • One of the greatest sounds of them all-and to me it is a sound-is utter, complete silence.
    -- Andre Kostelanetz

    #Silence #Sound

  • To us, it's vey natural. Initially, it sounded kind of strange to people, because it is different to put traditional Irish music in a pop and rock mode. But they get used to it -- it is our sound.
    -- Andrea Corr

    #Rocks #People #Sound

  • If a tree fell in the forest, and you were the only one there to hear it; if its fall to the ground didn’t make a sound, would you panic in fear that you didn’t exist, or would you bask in the bliss of your nothingness?
    -- Andrea Gibson

    #Fall #Tree #Sound

  • Above all, I feel that the sounds of this world are so beautiful in themselves that if only we could listen to them properly, cinema would have no need for music at all.
    -- Andrei Tarkovsky

    #Beautiful #Sound #Needs

  • Playing the violin and singing and whistling are just three different ways of making sound.
    -- Andrew Bird

    #Singing #Sound #Different

  • The first notes I still play when I start a sound check are classical. Those are my roots.
    -- Andrew Bird

    #Play #Roots #Sound

  • The Government's business is in sound condition.
    -- Andrew Mellon

    #Government #Sound #Great Depression

  • It is impossible for any culture to be sound and healthy without a proper respect and proper regard for the soil.
    -- Andrew Nelson Lytle

    #Garden #Healthy #Sound

  • When I'm manic, I'm so awake and alert, that my eyelashes fluttering on the pillow sound like thunder.
    -- Andy Behrman

    #Eyelashes #Sound #Thunder

  • I start by using Chinese and many of the sounds of other languages are similar.
    -- Andy Lau

    #Chinese #Sound #Language

  • My favorite sounds are the high, spacey ones that are very ambient.
    -- Andy Summers

    #Sound #My Favorite #Ambient

  • Im better for it and I prefer to keep things simple and see what sounds I can get out of my head and hands rather than relying on a sound that someone else created.
    -- Andy Summers

    #Simple #Hands #Sound

  • If I'm playing a violin thing, for instance, I tend to respond to that sound with the way I finger.
    -- Andy Summers

    #Sound #Violin #Way

  • The most obvious thing you can't do with a guitar synthesizer is to really sound like a guitar.
    -- Andy Summers

    #Guitar #Sound #Corny

  • I never tried to sing like anybody else, fortunately I didn't sound like anybody else. It just happened.
    -- Andy Williams


  • He seems determined to make a trumpet sound like a tin whistle.
    -- Aneurin Bevan

    #Sound #Tin #Determined

  • The Sound of Music was just such an honour to be in, because it was a movie that appeals to so many people, and they just loved it so much and they still love it to this day.
    -- Angela Cartwright

    #People #Sound #Appeals

  • I'm sick to death of people saying we've made 11 albums that sounds exactly the same, Infact, we've made 12 albums that sound exactly the same.
    -- Angus Young

    #People #Sick #Sound

  • A lot of times you'll hear bands and it's a different sound coming out than what's on stage. Because you can clean it up through a PA and make it sound completely different than what they really sound like.
    -- Angus Young

    #Sound #Different #Band

  • Some people say we have thirteen albums that all sound the same. That isn't true. We have fourteen albums that all sound the same.
    -- Angus Young

    #People #Sound #Albums

  • I wonder what you look like under your t-shirt. I wonder what you sound like when you're not wearing words. I wonder what we have when we're not pretending...
    -- Ani DiFranco

    #Sound #Looks #Wonder

  • You have to figure out who the right person is to tell the story. And often, people who are very self-aware will only sound as if they are pontificating if they tell the story.
    -- Ann Beattie

    #Self #People #Sound

  • We are doing everything we can to protect the food supply. And I can tell you that we're making decisions based upon sound science and good public policy, given the circumstances that we are now in.
    -- Ann Veneman

    #Science #Decision #Sound

  • I don't think we'll ever use the same sound techniques.
    -- Ann Wilson

    #Thinking #Technique #Sound