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Quotes About Piano

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“The pianokeys are black and white
but they sound like a million colors in your mind”
Maria Cristina Mena, The Collected Stories of Maria Cristina Mena

Jarod Kintz
“If I ever go to China, I’m going to find a piano and play “Chopsticks”--only not with my fingers, but rather I’ll be using two forks.”
Jarod Kintz, Great Listener Series Mute Women

Jarod Kintz
“When I’m lonely I stand in the corner and play my saxophone and feel sorry for myself. I would ask you to accompany me on the piano, but if I did that I wouldn’t be lonely, would I? And what’s the point of a saxophone if not to celebrate despair?
”
Jarod Kintz, How to construct a coffin with six karate chops

Robert Schumann
“When you play, never mind who listens to you.”
Robert Schumann

Jarod Kintz
“I want to be in the Guinness Book of World Record’s for something ridiculous like juggling poison-tipped porcupines, playing the piano blindfolded while tightrope walking in tights, or throwing a rubber ball in a circular rim adorned with a dangling white nylon net.”
Jarod Kintz, I Want Two apply for a job at our country's largest funeral home, and then wear a suit and noose to the job interview.

Thelonious Monk
“The piano ain't got no wrong notes.”
Thelonious Monk

Jarod Kintz
“If love played an instrument, I’ll bet it would be the piano. 88 keys, double infinity, and the ability to chop down trees with a sharpened mustache. 
”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

E.M. Forster
“The kingdom of music is not the kingdom of this world; it will accept those whom breeding and intellect and culture have alike rejected. The commonplace person begins to play, and shoots into the empyrean without effort, whilst we look up, marvelling how he has escaped us, and thinking how we could worship him and love him, would he but translate his visions into human words, and his experiences into human actions. Perhaps he cannot; certainly he does not, or does so very seldom.”
E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

Artur Schnabel
“The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides.”
Artur Schnabel

Robert Schumann
“Play always as if in the presence of a master.”
Robert Schumann

Anna Goldsworthy
“I tell you a secret about Chopin, piano is his best friend. More. He tells piano all his secrets.” - piano teacher Eleanora Sivan.”
Anna Goldsworthy, Piano Lessons: A Memoir

Francesca Lia Block
“Pianos, unlike people, sing when you give them your every growl. They know how to dive into the pit of your stomach and harmonize with your roars when you’ve split yourself open. And when they see you, guts shining, brain pulsing, heart right there exposed in a rhythm that beats need need, need need, need need, pianos do not run. And so she plays.”
Francesca Lia Block, Love Magick

Beth Fantaskey
“On the stage Tristen bent over the piano, his fingers swift and sure, his blond hair gleaming under the spotlight. I glanced around at the audience, watching their faces, gratified that they were as captivated as I was by the dark, thunderous song that Tristen conjured.”
Beth Fantaskey, Jekel Loves Hyde

Tori Amos
“Everybody told me this 'girl on the piano' thing was never going to work.”
Tori Amos

Bob Hope
“When she started to play, Steinway came down personally and rubbed his name off the piano. ”
Bob Hope

Edith Sitwell
“I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent.”
Edith Sitwell

Robert Schumann
“If, while at the piano, you attempt to form little melodies, that is very well; but if they come into your mind of themselves, when you are not practising, you may be still more pleased; for the internal organ of music is then roused in you. The fingers must do what the head desires; not the contrary.”
Robert Schumann

Jarod Kintz
“If a piano fell from the sky, my first reaction would be, Oh my God! I hope it didn’t crush my bag of chips I left lying on the ground.”
Jarod Kintz, A Story That Talks about Talking Is Like Chatter to Chattering Teeth, and Every Set of Dentures Can Attest to the Fact That No..

Debra Anastasia
“Listening to him play was like discovering an eagle in the wild. It was tumblingly bewitching. She could feel and hear genius she knew it.”
Debra Anastasia, Poughkeepsie

Victor Borge
“(Referring to the piano's natural shape) Isn't it a shame when those big fat opera singers lean against the pianos and bend them?”
Victor Borge

Jarod Kintz
“Love isn’t stackable and interlocking, like boxes or Legos. Love is like a one-legged man standing on a three-legged chair that is placed on top of a two-legged piano. I should know, because I’m the guy trying to tune that piano, fix that chair, and affix a prosthetic leg to that guy—who happens to be my piano teacher. Mr. Balloonky, you get down from there now!
”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Title is Invisible

Gustave Flaubert
“As for the piano, the faster her fingers flew over it, the more he marveled. She struck the keys with aplomb and ran from one end of the keyboard to the other without a stop.”
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

Jarod Kintz
“If I had four fingers growing out of my forehead, I wouldn't try to play the piano with my nose.”
Jarod Kintz

“I tried to play it on the piano, but then I realized... I can't play the piano...”
― Nick about his attempt to figure out how his song goes

Frederick Weisel
“Do you know what the essential problem of the piano is?” he asked. He held me so his head was a few inches from my own. His eyes darted back and forth. “It is impossible to play continuously on a piano string like a violin. The problem is to sustain a note.”
Frederick Weisel, Teller

Jarod Kintz
“I had a dream about you. You were learning to compose music like Mozart, and I was learning to listen like Beethoven. He was deaf, and you were blind to the fact that you had no musical talent. Still, I wore my ear plugs and I clapped and cheered while you banged away on the piano.”
Jarod Kintz, Dreaming is for lovers

Chaim Potok
“Someone was playing piano nearby and the music drifted slowly in and out of my mind like the ebb and flow of ocean surf. i almost recognized the melody, but i could not be sure, it slipped like a cool and silken wind from my grasp.”
Chaim Potok, The Chosen

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Learn to look up now and then, just in case a piano is falling from overhead.”
Richelle E. Goodrich

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