Instrument Quotes

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Calvin Coolidge
“Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped.”
Calvin Coolidge

Johann Sebastian Bach
“It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.”
Johann Sebastian Bach

“The true mission of the violin is to imitate the accents of the human voice, a noble mission that has earned for the violin the glory of being called the king of instruments”
Charles-Auguste de Beriot

Malcolm Gladwell
“Some people look like they sound better than they actually sound, because they look confident and have good posture," once musician, a veteran of many auditions, says. "Other people look awful when they play but sound great. Other people have that belabored look when they play, but you can't hear it in the sound. There is always this dissonance between what you see and hear" (p.251).”
Malcolm Gladwell, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

Robert A. Rice Jr.
“An entrepreneur without funding is a musician without an instrument.”
Robert A. Rice Jr.

Toba Beta
“The brain is a harmonic instrument.
It vibrates to the same wavelength.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Charlie Parker
“First you learn the instrument, then you learn the music, then you forget all that s**t and just play.”
Charlie Parker

“When the heart is beautiful, its light shines though the eyes, vocal tones and actions of its owner.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Steven Magee
“The insane human mind is the greatest scientific instrument known to mankind.”
Steven Magee

“Work is an instrument through which you carry out your life mandate”
Sunday Adelaja

Paul Bamikole
“It is in the time of peace that the instruments of war are built.”
Paul Bamikole

Patrick Rothfuss
“Asking to hold a musician's instrument is roughly similar to asking to kiss a man's wife. Nonmusicians don't understand. An instrument is like a companion and a lover.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I am far too weak to help you. But God is not too weak to use me to help you.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Sensuality is essentially the only instrument I know how play best, but with a listener who understands nothing or does not wish to understand and who does not feel with me in what I am playing, all my pleasure, let alone effort, is spoiled.”
Lebo Grand, Sensual Lifestyle

“Sensuality is essentially the only instrument I know how to play (though yes, I do know how to play the keys), but with a listener who understands nothing or does not wish to understand and who does not feel with me in what I am playing, all my pleasure, let alone effort, is spoiled”
Lebo Grand, Sensual Lifestyle

“Work is an instrument through which you bring yourself to fulfillment”
Sunday Adelaja

“The desire of the people should be the major instrument used to draw them closer to God”
Sunday Adelaja

“Always yearn to be an instrument for the Kingdom”
Sunday Adelaja

Deke Sharon
“The human voice was the first instrument and remains the most powerful and effective method of musical creation and emotional transference.”
Deke Sharon, The Heart of Vocal Harmony: Emotional Expression in Group Singing

Dada Bhagwan
“Mantras are to be recited together. Mantras are an instrument to please the celestial deities.”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“In this life, you only need to do this much: You must know that the other person is instrument (nimit, in bringing you the results of your own karmas) so you must remain silent. Do not let the mind spoil in the slightest. If it does, then ask for forgiveness: ‘Dear Instrument! You are simply an instrument. I ask for forgiveness for spoiling my mind.’ You have to do only this much! That is the effort [purusharth]!”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“Everyone is born with the nimit (karmic evidentiary instruments). I too, am born with nimit. With this body, so and so number of tasks [work] will be done by him, such is the nimit!”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“You can remain faultless only when you constantly remain as a nimit [instrument, one of the doer and not the whole and sole doer] and remain in the intent of being an instrument [intent that I am one of the doer of many scientific circumstantial evidences]”
Dada Bhagwan

“The only instrument through which time could be converted to yield greatness is the instrumentality of work.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

“The instrument through which time is converted is called work.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“When I got back to my billet I found my farmer at table with his wife and niece.
“Tell me,” I said to him; “how many instruments do you think a pilot has to look after?”
“How should I know? Not my trade,” he answered. “Must be some missing, though, to my way of thinking. The ones you win a war with. Have some supper?”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Must be some missing, though, to my way of thinking. The ones you win a war with. Have some supper?”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras

Pete Hamill
“I discovered very early that my instrument wasn't my voice," he said to me once. "It was the microphone.”
Pete Hamill, Why Sinatra Matters

Steve  Madison
“Existence is mathematical music, and all of us are the instruments playing the cosmic symphony. Our task is simple - to arrive not at any old music, but the finest music that can possibly be played. The ideal music is reached when every player is in perfect harmony with every other player, and not a single discordant note is played.”
Steve Madison, The Musical Theory of Existence: Hearing the Music of the Spheres

“That's because the guitar is speaking to you, bringing your senses alive. Music is an age-old language. It speaks to everyone, young and old. It lifts the spirit and touches the heart, when it stops it lives on inside you, making you richer in mind and spirit.”
Josephine Cox, Three Letters

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