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Charles Gounod Quotes and Sayings

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Musical ideas sprang to my mind like a flight of butterflies,
and all I had to do was to stretch out my hand to catch them.
- Charles Gounod

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)

My music had roots which I'd dug up from my own childhood,
musical roots buried in the darkest soil.
- Ray Charles

Justice is sweet and musical; but injustice is harsh and discordant.
- Henry David Thoreau

 

We don't have a language for the senses.
Feelings are images,
sensations are like musical sounds.
- Anais Nin

I'll come in with a string of riffs and direct the musical ideas.
But you still need a band and their input to make the ideas come alive.
You can't underestimate band chemistry.
- Billy Corgan

Our musical alphabet is poor and illogical.
- Edgard Varese

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To me, Bill's musical heart is in Earthworks,
in the jazz they are playing, in the acoustic kit.
- Robert Fripp

I was so frustrated in Sabbath after the last few albums.
I just didn't like the musical direction Sabbath was going in.
- Geezer Butler

The extras are a nice bonus feature,
but the main incentive is the musical experience.
- Aaron Neville

I've seen the Mass For The End Of Time in concert but
my brother's the more musical one really.
- Colin Greenwood

My operas usually come from musical ideas rather than
ideas about subject matter.
- Harrison Birtwistle

I wore goofy hats to school and did musical theater.
Most people thought I was a dork.
But if you have a sense of humor about it,
no one can bring you down.
- Zac Efron

If you're dealing with a musical in which you're trying to tell a story,
it's got to sound like speech.
At the same time it's got to be a song.
- Stephen Sondheim

Look, I'm 40, I'm single, and I work in musical theater -
you do the math!
- Nathan Lane

And when I met Cecil Taylor it was a complete transformation of musical identities.
All the tenets that I had grown up with were thrown out the window.
- Archie Shepp

Woody is so musical in his filmmaking.
I've never worked with anyone I've trusted so completely.
He won't let you hit a false note.
- Dianne Wiest

I had my own musical ideas that Mick helped me with as well.
- Lou Gramm

Scales played in the correct musical way are very exciting and rewarding.
- James Galway

I did a long concert tour in England and Denmark and Sweden,
and I also sang for the Soviet people,
one of the finest musical audiences in the world.
- Paul Robeson

Composers love to write for symphony orchestras because
the symphony is the Rolls Royce of musical instruments.
- David Del Tredici

I wouldn't say no to other kinds of musical opportunities.
I guess that it just depends on what it was or what it required me to do,
and if I felt that it compromised my own soul.
- Joan Jett

My career at Warner Brothers consisted of one musical short subject.
I was running around in a bear skin.
Very chic.
- Ethel Merman

Work on good prose has three steps: a musical stage when it is composed,
an architectonic one when it is built,
and a textile one when it is woven.
- Walter Benjamin

I've never had any feeling of disconnection between the classical theater,
or the contemporary theater, or musical theater,
or the thing that we call opera.
- Trevor Nunn

Setting my mind on a musical instrument was like falling in love.
All the world seemed bright and changed.
- William Christopher Handy

I don't ever balk at being considered a Motown person,
because Motown is the greatest musical event that ever
happened in the history of music.
- Smokey Robinson

I think no woman I have had ever gave me so sweet a moment,
or at so light a price, as the moment I owe to a newly heard musical phrase.
- Stendhal

To me, the musical is best when it's a musical comedy.
So if you have a very, very funny show,
and very good, funny songs, that's what the musical does best.
- Eric Idle

I marched back then - I was in a civil-rights musical,
Fly Blackbird, and we met Martin Luther King.
- George Takei

It's a very tough time for the playwright.
Broadway has become almost a musical comedy theme park
with all these long-running shows.
- John Lithgow

In contrast, traditional classical music starts from
an abstract musical schema.
This is then notated and only expressed in concrete sound as a last stage,
when it is performed.
- Pierre Schaeffer

The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all
further forms of expression,
whether they are paintings, sculptures,
tragedies, or musical compositions.
- Paul Klee

We really were a very musical family.
Father managed to buy us a small pump organ,
and I just loved this instrument.
- Lawrence Welk

Like, I kind of developed my musical style in a vacuum.
Even though I listen to a lot of stuff,
the way I wrote was in my bedroom, really privately.
It's still the way I write, actually.
- Liz Phair

Control of vibrato helps your musical expression.
- James Galway

I have ambitions to do a Broadway record one of these
days and get in the studio with like,
a real orchestra.
I'm a big musical theatre geek.
- Mandy Moore

The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation
of what is possible in the musical language.
- Robert Fripp

I hear many extra-musical things somehow in Coltrane.
- Lee Konitz

High School Musical is definitely the best thing that's
happened to my career and I walked away with great friends from it.
- Monique Coleman

The experience awakened 'my tremendous musical ambition,
which has never subsided to this day.
- Georg Solti

I tried to pay some small tribute to A Man and a Woman
(1966) with the recurring musical theme.
- Dwight Yoakam

The many sounds of Memphis shaped my early musical
career and continue to be an inspiration to this day.
- Justin Timberlake

I would like to involve myself in some black music.
I would like to do some blues and some gospel music.
I want to try stuff from other genres and try to widen my musical base.
- Greg Lake

The film was fair to his musical achievement and gave
him every opportunity to explain himself.
- Martin Bashir

Yeah, well I've always played comedy.
My background is musical comedy theatre and that's
really where my training is.
As an actor, that's my training.
- Christopher Walken

One of the interesting things about having little musical
knowledge is that you generate surprising results sometimes;
you move to places you wouldn't if you knew better.
- Brian Eno

All my musical foundations go back to the age of 3.
My family tell me that I used to listen to the old crystal set,
then go to the piano and pick out the tune that I just heard.
- George Shearing

A musical would be fantastic.
The soundtrack would be great and I'd like to do acting.
- Melanie Chisholm

The ear disapproves but tolerates certain musical pieces;
transfer them into the domain of our nose,
and we will be forced to flee.
- Jean Cocteau

We went for the best overall feel on each song.
There are no musical overdubs at all.
It's a true live record; it's one of the few true live records out there.
- Ben Harper

No one should be allowed to make music as if he were made of wood.
One must reproduce the musical text exactly,
but not play like a stone.
- Olivier Messiaen

By 1969, when I celebrated 45 years in the music business,
I also had 45 people in our musical family.
- Lawrence Welk

I'm trying to bring a new generation into the musical
theater and to create a new audience.
- Jerry Herman

Essentially my contribution was to introduce repetition
into Western music as the main ingredient without any melody over it,
without anything just repeated patterns,
musical patterns.
- Terry Riley

The lines of poetry, the period of prose,
and even the texts of Scripture most frequently recollected and quoted,
are those which are felt to be preeminently musical.
- William Shenstone

That creates the magic, and that's the wonderment of
the musical process and how precious that is.
- Mick Fleetwood

I play a musical instrument a little,
but only for my own amazement.
- Fred Allen

The problem is that I don't want to add another record
to the world that is not necessary to be published,
except to make some business.
There has to be a musical reason.
- Eberhard Weber

How many chances to you get to make a musical about
a serial killer? The minute Tim Burton approached me,
I was in.
- Johnny Depp

The way I look at it, they're all part of my musical diary,
and I can listen to any one of them and it will bring
up memories of what was going on at that time.
- John Mayall

There are so few directors who are musical who appreciate music.
- Alex North

I like Rufus Wainwright a whole lot.
He makes me wanna be even more musical.
- Edie Brickell

As always in a musical collaboration:
One has to like each other.
As simple as that.
- Klaus Schulze

If you elect a matinee idol mayor, you're going to
have a musical comedy administration.
- Robert Moses

I grew up in a very musical family, my father was a
musician and a big band leader and made records.
- Billy Sherwood

When you hear someone from the very north of Scotland speaking,
I think its nice, very musical and harmonious.
- Sean Connery

When you shoot a musical, you're shooting to lipsynch tracks,
so we had to figure out our choreography and work out
what we wanted to do with each number before we did it.
- Norman Jewison

In no instance is there to be a musical or opera of
Inherit the Wind because it doesn't sing.
It's an intellectual play.
- Jerome Lawrence

The French are the wittiest, the most charming,
and up to the present, at all events,
the least musical race on Earth.
- Stendhal

The human voice is the first and most natural musical instrument,
also the most emotional.
- Klaus Schulze


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