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Tom Chapin Quotes and Sayings

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The sound has grown and sweetened over the years as well,
and you can hear it on many of my recordings and,
most likely, will see and hear me playing it if you come to a live show.
- Tom Chapin

Then on to all the terrific american songwriters,
from Tin Pan Alley to the Beatles, from Bob Dylan to Paul Simon.
Whoever wrote and sang in the song form I have appreciated.
- Tom Chapin

My musical heroes are people like Pete Seeger and Woody
Guthrie who wrote and sang real songs for real people;
for everyone,
old, young, and in between.
- Tom Chapin

Mine is not a traditional music, but it comes from a tradition.
- Tom Chapin

 

I was 12 when I started playing guitar with my brothers.
- Tom Chapin

It was 1988, I believe, that I met Grit.
We were both appearing in a Canadian Folk Festival
and as we sat backstage he handed me his guitar.
I played it, loved it, and then found out that he'd made it himself.
- Tom Chapin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 what feelings sound like.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

When I first came out, like a lot of the artists at that time,
I had a very polished, very overproduced sound.
- Taylor Dayne

Theaters are great.
They're designed to sound good, not for basketball.
- Les Claypool

I always got a kick out of it when they called it the
California Sound because it really came out of Liverpool and Greenwich Village.
- Roger McGuinn

Kids now are so used to surround sound and the power in theater speakers,
that the concert hall is a disappointment to them.
- David Ogden Stiers

Gene Autry was the most.
It may sound like a joke - Go and have a look in my bedroom,
It's covered with Gene Autry posters.
He was my first musical influence.
- Ringo Starr

Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.
- W. H. Auden

The sense organs experience the external light,
sound, etc.
with difficulty; the different sense organs only have
a so-called specific receptivity for particular stimuli.
- Johannes P. Muller

Generally speaking, when a woman offers unsolicited
advice or tries to help a man,
she has no idea of how critical and unloving he may sound to him.
- John Gray

I am consciously trying not to make it sound Celtic or African.
- Joanna Newsom

I was singing about six notes higher than I had to,
in a range that kept me up in a bubblegum sound.
- Nancy Sinatra

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

I'm not trying to sound pretentious,
but we did sell 12 million records on the first album,
so we did get paid a little bit.
- Justin Timberlake

If I could find a white man who had the Negro sound and the Negro feel,
I could make a billion dollars.
- Sam Phillips

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

People do not want words - they want the sound of battle -
the battle of destiny.
- Gamal Abdel Nasser

I've always been a big fan of the American soul sound.
- Jose Carreras

I'm not Mr. Debonair Suave.
I'm just a regular boy who goofs around,
pulls pranks, and makes jokes.
That doesn't sound very hot to me.
- Jensen Ackles

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

It seems that if one is working from the point of view
of getting beauty in one's equations,
and if one has really a sound insight,
one is on a sure line of progress.
- Paul Dirac

You listen to Handel operas, right? And there are a thousand of them,
right? And they all sound alike.
If I look back on my work, maybe it's the same thing.
- Isaac Mizrahi

Audiences always sound like they're glad to see me,
and I'm damned glad to see them.
- Claudette Colbert

To me, there is nothing better than me going into the
studio with a live band and hearing those violins and
that echo and that sound.
I mean I loved it.
- Bobby Vinton

Listen to the sound of silence.
- Paul Simon

I don't try to make 15 musicians sound like two each.
- Les Baxter

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

Whether I sound like Sammy or not is purely coincidence.
You have got to hand it to him, he sings his ass off.
There is no moss on that stone.
- Gary Cherone

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

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

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

No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made.
Destiny is made known silently.
- Agnes de Mille

I agree totally with Metheny regarding the sound influencing the way you play.
- Mark White

The real menace in dealing with a five-year-old is
that in no time at all you begin to sound like a five-year-old.
- Jean Kerr

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

Universal suffrage is sound in principle.
The radical element is right.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

We're approaching things quite differently this time,
but it will still sound like Marilyn Manson.
- Daisy Berkowitz

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

Punk is not just the sound, the music.
Punk is a lifestyle.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

You can't, in sound morals, condemn a man for taking
care of his own integrity.
It is his clear duty.
- Joseph Conrad

For my part, if I consider poetry as an object,
I maintain that it is born of the necessity of adding
a vocal sound (speech) to the hammering of the first tribal music.
- Eugenio Montale

I wonder what all those Chinese poets sound like in Chinese.
I like their distilled quality.
- Tom Verlaine

Watching the scenes out of New Orleans,
if you turn down the sound it could be the Sudan or any Third World country.
But it's not.
it's the United States of America.
- Al Roker

The Apple has the fewest bells and whistles.
It has simple sound and few graphics special effects.
In a way, that is a weakness because markets for the
other machines are getting bigger.
- Bill Budge

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

The heavy guitars are the ones that sound good.
They are not that comfortable, but they do sound great.
- Neil Schon

I've learned to look like I'm listening to long confusing
plots of cartoons and comic books when I'm actually
sound asleep or making grocery shopping lists in my head.
- Patricia Heaton

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

I had a vision how it should sound and I put all my
knowledge into this product and it is a fantastic product.
People still tell me that I have the best musical thing there.
- Miroslav Vitous

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

It's very important to go through periods where you
sound just rotten and you know it,
and you have to persevere or give up.
- Steve Lacy

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

You have to sound sad first of all, then maybe later you can sound good.
- Steve Lacy


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