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Jane Smiley Quotes and Sayings

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Oh, that sound? I'm in the hot tub, reading a novel.
- Jane Smiley

Your sons weren't made to like you.
That's what grandchildren are for.
- Jane Smiley

I loved the house the way you would any new house,
because it is populated by your future,
the family of children who will fill it with noise
or chaos and satisfying busy pleasures.
- Jane Smiley

In my experience, there is only one motivation,
and that is desire.
No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.
- Jane Smiley

 

A child who is protected from all controversial ideas
is as vulnerable as a child who is protected from every germ.
The infection, when it comes- and it will come-
may overwhelm the system,
be it the immune system or the belief system.
- Jane Smiley

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished.
Let the image of your success play on the giant screen
in full color with surround sound -
so real you can smell and taste it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

What is the Sound of One Hand Clapping?
- Traditional Zen Koan

True friendship is like sound health;
the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
- Charles Caleb Colton

The primal rhythmic power
and resonant sound of waves on the shore
are like the earth's heartbeat,
and become our connection with the body of nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It couldn't sound like a dog, because K9 isn't a dog,
but I made it sound as mechanical as possible.
- John Leeson

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for
the education of its virtue.
- Plato

He has the finest, fundamentally sound golf swing I've ever seen.
- Jack Nicklaus

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are
punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
- Voltaire

Music is what feelings sound like.
- Anonymous

Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
- Mary Pickford

Creationists make it sound as though a "theory'
is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.
- Isaac Asimov

As usual the Liberals offer a mixture of sound and original ideas.
Unfortunately none of the sound ideas is original and
none of the original ideas is sound.
- Harold MacMillan

In the beginning, there was silence.
And out of the silence came the sound.
The sound is not here.
- Daniel Barenboim

Hillary Clinton bothers me a lot.
I realized the other day that her thoughts sound a lot like Karl Marx.
She hangs around a lot of Marxists.
All her friends are Marxists.
- Dick Armey

The sibilant s is the most difficult sound to correct.
- Christine Baranski

But if people will laugh at my work and keep a sound roof over my head,
who am I to complain?
- Billie Burke

Pianos tend to get better as they age,
the more you play them.
They grow into their sound.
- Alicia Witt

You sound like a man with a vision.
Care to pass that bong over this way?
- Paul Vixie

I love deadlines.
I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
- Douglas Adams

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

Well, you know it was so different from when you rehearsed.
You're out there with your guitar and trying to get a sound,
but it doesn't sound anything like what you expect!
- Jonathan Richman

If you're not Prince, you're never going to sound like Prince.
- Gwen Stefani

When we started the band, it was because we were waiting
for a sound that never happened.
We got tired of waiting, and we decided to just do it ourselves.
- Mike Shinoda

So I like that sound, but I am not interested in being retro.
- Stephan Jenkins

The last sound on the worthless earth will be two human
beings trying to launch a homemade spaceship and already
quarreling about where they are going next.
- William Faulkner

The most persistent sound which reverberates through
man's history is the beating of war drums.
- Arthur Koestler

I never try and sound like Sabbath.
- Geezer Butler

When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound,
rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
- Napolean Hill

I'm definitely going to miss hearing the sound of that gun.
- Bonnie Blair

Shania Twain brought a whole other fan base to country music with her sound,
the way the videos were produced.
- Faith Hill

Too many of these writers in the music papers,
they are misunderstanding everything.
The disco sound is not art or anything so serious.
- Giorgio Moroder

Sound strategy starts with having the right goal.
- Michael Porter

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

There is a lot of melody and things that sound familiar in hundreds of songs.
- Wayne Coyne

We are busy planning the launch of the channel.
I am busy planning all kinds of events that go on the channel without me.
I have started producing a sound for the channel.
- Howard Stern

One often thinks that using 2 different things like
visual and sound lead to 2 different conclusions -
to a different content -
but in in my case it is all one.
- Alva Noto

I agree with the rest of the band, that a truly synthesized
sound isn't really what I would want to go for.
- Mike Gordon

A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot
be too careful of his reading.
- C. S. Lewis

Some people just come in, do it and they know it's right.
It turns out better than you imagined it was going to sound.
When that happens, you take it as a gift.
- Jules Shear

The Telecaster doesn't really sound that good for the
kind of rock and roll that a lot of people played.
- John Fogerty

In the last analysis sound judgment will prevail.
- Joseph Cannon

It's clear to me that there is no good reason for many
philosophy books to sound as complicated as they do.
- Alain de Botton

Thus the slogan should be reversed: Catholics taught
the world what music is supposed to sound like,
and, more importantly, what it is supposed to mean.
- Richard Morris

I know guys in my hometown that drive by feel and sound.
- Evel Knievel

That strategy of buy and hold, which is the sound and
sensible one for the individual,
can have very dangerous and perverse effects for the market as a whole.
- Ron Chernow

When I see a colour or hear a sound,
I am aware of something,
and not of nothing.
- Charles D. Broad

This sounds like my autobiography, but I thought this
would be a good time to sound off about myself,
as I think that I have been silent too long about my views and opinions.
- Bob Kane

It's the group sound that's important,
even when you're playing a solo.
- Oscar Peterson

It has a sound and rational circulating medium,
a real and definite representative of wealth.
- Josiah Warren

Still others want a traditional guitar sound if they call you for guitar.
- Mark White

Every band had their own distinctive sound,
but it was pretty much dancing music and rhythmic music
with a tremendous emphasis on copying the Cuban models.
- Ruben Blades

We wanted to get everyone back focused on the fact
we are playing live again.
It really does sound great.
- Andy Taylor

The poem, for me, is simply the first sound realized
in the modality of being.
- Charles Olson

You can't find the sound if you just love sleep.
- Dennis Brown

I started working on trying to sound like June from the very beginning.
- Reese Witherspoon

Fortunately, as we all know, it's impossible for anybody
but Jimmy Smith to really sound like Jimmy Smith.
- Benmont Tench

There is just a major difference between the sound
of analog tape and digital tape.
- Kenny W. Shepherd

They made me sound as if I'd been castrated.
- Tallulah Bankhead

All your travelling is together, you eat together,
you're on stage as a band together, when you get to
the sound-check the band and the crew are all together.
- Joan Armatrading

It's sometimes better to pretend I don't hear the sound
of somebody in the nearby woods with a shotgun.
- Dashiell Hammett

Independent media can go to where the silence is and break the sound barrier,
doing what the corporate networks refuse to do.
- Amy Goodman

From the first moment on the set I was consumed with
curiousity about the technical side of shooting a sound picture.
- Gloria Swanson

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

It's really the sound of the voices,
the sound of the words,
the sound of the sound that we're interested in.
- Anne Dudley


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