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Instrument Quotes

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Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St Francis of Assisi

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)

Gardening is an instrument of grace.
- May Sarton

 

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
...
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
- attributed to St. Francis of Assisi

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning
the instrument as one goes on.
- Samuel Butler

There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated,
totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.
- Aimee Mann

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Every contrivance of man, every tool,
every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use,
of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings.
- Robert Collier

The fibers of all things have their tension
and are strained like the strings of an instrument.
- Henry David Thoreau

Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power
to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
- Ambrose Bierce

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart.
The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.
- Carlos Santana

Prayer:
Lord God, Holy Spirit, Giver of All Light,
Bless and Keep All Those of This World.
Grant Us Your Peace, Your Light, Your Love.
Grant Us Complete Renewal of Body, Mind and Spirit -
Continual Rebirth in Newness of Life.
Let Your Light Shine Upon Us and Be Gracious to Us.
Grant to Each and Every One of Us:
Health, Comfort, Joy, Peace Within Ourselves,
Peace Within Our Families, Peace Within Our Communities,
and Peace among All those This World.
Grant That I May Be an Instrument of Thy Peace.
Grant That I May Radiate Thy Peace, Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Healing, Thy Comfort, Thy Joy,
to All Those Around Me and All Those in My Thoughts
This Day and Ever More. AMEN.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything that slows us down and forces patience,
everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature,
is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
- May Sarton

I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument.
He told me to knock myself out.
- Jay London

I think my first instrument was a ukulele that they gave me.
I used to know how to play that pretty well.
- Don Henley

Whenever you face a man who's playing your instrument,
there's a competition.
- Wynton Marsalis

The United Nations system is still the best instrument
for making the world less fragile.
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

With Connery, he does act.
He is in complete command.
He completely trusts the person first,
then the instrument.
I've worked with his son also, on a picture in Russia.
- F. Murray Abraham

I didn't want to get attached to one guitar;
I didn't want to have an instrument that was irreplaceable.
- Robin Trower

What a man does for pay is of little significance.
What he is, as a sensitive instrument responsive to the world's beauty,
is everything!
- H. P. Lovecraft

If you like an instrument that sings,
play the saxophone.
At its best it's like the human voice.
- Stan Getz

The only sliding I did was on the kind of instrument
that you put on your lap;
no Spanish electrics.
- John Fogerty

Occasionally, when I run into a great bass backstage
at a festival I'll play a few notes on the low E string,
just to feel the instrument vibrate against my belly.
- Steve Swallow

I got into television because I hated it so.
I thought, there's some way of using this fabulous
instrument to be of nurture to those who would watch and listen.
- Jeff Greenfield

Money is the kind of instrument which is very speedily produced.
- Anatoly Chubais

Some people say there was no jazz tenor before me.
All I know is I just had a way of playing and I didn't
think in terms of any other instrument but the tenor.
- Coleman Hawkins

The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- although attributed to St. Francis of Assisi,
this prayer first appeared (written in French) in 1912

The harmonica is a great instrument.
- Toots Thielemans

At last a dream come true.
The Instrument of Instruments.
- Mick Fleetwood

I believe in using the entire piano as a single instrument
capable of expressing every possible musical idea.
- Oscar Peterson

Memory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theatre.
It is the medium of past experience,
as the ground is the medium in which dead cities lie interred.
- Walter Benjamin

The voice is an instrument that you really must take time to develop.
It's like a good red wine Give it time.
- Cecilia Bartoli

The camera is no more an instrument of preservation,
the image is.
- Berenice Abbott

Facetiousness is allowable when it is the most proper
instrument of exposing things apparently base and vile to due contempt.
- Isaac Barrow

If you're a guitarist, you should not be intimidated
by using your instrument as a synthesizer,
but you shouldn't feel that you have to own one,
either.
- Andy Summers

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

In the heat of the Russian summer a sleeping car is
the most horrible instrument of martyrdom imaginable.
- Manfred von Richthofen

My home studio is my private instrument for me only.
It's not intended to record anyone but me.
- Billy Sheehan

I like to use the audience as my color palette,
my instrument.
- Bobby McFerrin

As a people of faith, we know that prayer is a powerful instrument.
And as one Nation under God, we know that many times
our most powerful tool is prayer.
- Nick Rahall

The cello is such a melancholy instrument,
such an isolated, miserable instrument.
- Ritchie Blackmore

For governments at war, the media is an instrument
of war or an element in war that is to be controlled.
- Bruce Jackson

Everything vanishes around me, and works are born as if out of the void.
Ripe, graphic fruits fall off.
My hand has become the obedient instrument of a remote will.
- Paul Klee

Words should be employed as the means,
not the end; language is the instrument,
conviction is the work.
- Joshua Reynolds

A singer starts by having his instrument as a gift from God...
When you have been given something in a moment of grace,
it is sacrilegious to be greedy.
- Marian Anderson

It is at least 10 times more difficult to get a good
synthesiser sound than on an acoustic instrument.
- Giorgio Moroder

So, for instance, if you came to me,
I'd ask,'Do you want to write? Do you want to improvise?
Why do you want to play this instrument? What do you want to do?'
- Ornette Coleman

Every faculty and virtue I possess can be used as an
instrument with which to worry myself.
- Mark Rutherford

My dad loved black singers.
So listening to New Orleans music, eventually I wanted to play an instrument.
- Bill Kreutzmann

So I had a couple of years of playing trumpet.
I really enjoyed it, but it was not the kind of instrument
you could whip out at a party.
Let's face it.
- Jackson Browne

People have said to me, You can't write songs.
You can't play an instrument.
But I've got 10 gold records.
- Sonny Bono

I found it liberating of necessity to devise my own
style and my own tactics and to look for a voice on
the instrument because there weren't really any that impacted strongly on me.
- Steve Swallow

Fork: An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of
putting dead animals into the mouth.
- Ambrose Bierce

Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship.
The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.
- Peter Drucker

You must have the music to justify an instrument's extensive use.
- Steve Lacy

There was a subtlety about Peggy Lee.
It was powerful.
There was a valuable use of space.
Everything was not cluttered.
Her voice was out front and was the key instrument.
- Rita Coolidge

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

You've got to learn your instrument.
Then, you practice, practice, practice.
And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand,
forget all that and just wail.
- Charlie Parker

So the whole basis for jazz music is based on the fact
that the bass player could not play his instrument.
- Miroslav Vitous

I was a singer professionally when I was four years old,
and I did not really begin to play any instrument -
the first one,
of course, was drums - till I was about nine years old.
- Mel Torme

I wish I played an instrument, but I could never decide which one,
and I ended up playing nothing.
- Nastassja Kinski

This led me to understand that trade unionism,
the instrument of working-class liberation and of social change could,
and indeed should, be also an instrument of industrial progress.
- Leon Jouhaux

Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy,
ought never to be the system of a regular government.
- Jeremy Bentham

Barometer, n.: An ingenious instrument which indicates
what kind of weather we are having.
- Ambrose Bierce

Challenges make you discover things about yourself
that you never really knew.
They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
- Cicely Tyson

But the guitar is my favorite, first and foremost instrument.
- Midge Ure

Singing instrumental music is most important because,
while you play an instrument, you are singing through the instrument...
actually, you are singing inside.
- Ali Akbar Khan

I probably wrote three-quarters of the songs without
an instrument in my hands.
- Richard Thompson

In theory it may seem all right to some,
but when it comes to being made the instrument of the Lord's vengeance,
I myself don't like it.
- Robert Gould Shaw

For me, the guitar synthesizer is a great writing instrument.
- Andy Summers

The state is nothing but an instrument of opression
of one class by another -
no less so in a democratic republic than in a monarchy.
- Friedrich Engels


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