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Rhythms Quotes

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As we rise higher in the understanding of ourselves,
the national and racial dissonances will be forgotten
in the universal rhythms of Truth and Love.
- Ruth St.

Because I don't play guitar any more,
African harmonies and rhythms have been an inspiration to me.
I love the raw origin of the sound.
It complements my voice and words naturally.
- Cat Stevens

Certain rhythms just have certain moods.
- Dennis Brown

In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the
images and rhythms with all your capacity to love anything at all.
- Wallace Stevens


Gospel music rhythms are not African in origin,
although I know that's what the jazz experts say.
- Mahalia Jackson

I use rock and jazz and blues rhythms because I love that music.
I hope my poetry has a relationship with good-time rock'n roll.
- Adrian Mitchell

If there was no black man there would be no Rock'n'Roll.
The beat, the rhythms of Africa are what created Rock'n'Roll and Jazz.
- Ray Manzarek

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I give bird songs to those who dwell in cities and have never heard them,
make rhythms for those who know only military marches or jazz,
and paint colors for those who see none.
- Olivier Messiaen

The so-called commercialism includes elements like story,
plots, rhythms and large big scenes.
- Zhang Yimou

Composers in the old days used to keep strictly to the base of the theme,
as their real subject.
Beethoven varies the melody, harmony and rhythms so beautifully.
- Johannes Brahms

Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap
crude rhythms for bears to dance to,
while we long to make music that will melt the stars.
- Gustave Flaubert

In a broader sense, the rhythms of nature,
large and small - the sounds of wind and water,
the sounds of birds and insects - must inevitably find
their analogues in music.
- George Crumb

I could tell you which writer's rhythms I am imitating.
It's not exactly plagiarism, it's falling in love with
good language and trying to imitate it.
- Charles Kuralt

The tunes, rhythms, and messages are drawn mainly from secular culture.
- Richard Morris

Repetition is based on body rhythms,
so we identify with the heartbeat,
or with walking, or with breathing.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen

I continued studying by myself in the field of jazz
with my own technique of improvisation,
walking bass lines, rhythms, all kinds of stuff,
which I created for myself.
- Miroslav Vitous

To make the bloody thing talk the way I do when I'm on a verbal roll,
in my idioms and rhythms.
- Gary Lucas

I spent my last year of high school in Latin America,
and there's a edge of salsa under all of my rhythms.
- Stephen Stills

I used to write sonnets and various things,
and moved from there into writing prose,
which, incidentally, is a lot more interesting than poetry,
including the rhythms of prose.
- Shelby Foote

There's a couple of tracks on the new record which
is sort of using similar sort of rhythms as the drum
and bass tracks but playing it all live.
It's a new approach to it.
- Tom Jenkinson

The whole universe is based on rhythms.
Everything happens in circles, in spirals.
- John Hartford

On the mountains mistakes are fatal.
In politics, mistakes are wounding emotionally,
but you recover.
Personally, wilderness helps me get back in touch with natural rhythms,
helps me reflect and, in the process,
restore my creativity.
- Mark Udall

I wanted to get to that aesthetic proposition that
comes out of learning the human elements of a world,
so that those notes and rhythms mean something to you
besides just the academic way in which they fall in place.
- Stanley Crouch

So, first you have to be able to play with a metronome.
Then you take your freedom.
If you play in an orchestra, you got to watch the conductor,
he is like a metronome, but it is more difficult because he can change rhythms.
- Ruggiero Ricci

Writing is a question of finding a certain rhythm.
I compare it to the rhythms of jazz.
Much of the time life is a sort of rhythmic progression of three characters.
If one tells oneself that life is like that,
one feels it less arbitrary.
- Francoise Sagan

Set Life's Rhythm with Your Heart-Drum
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to paint life in bold colors;
set today's rhythm with your heart-drum;
walk today's march with courage;
create today as your celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything has rhythm. everything dances.
- Maya Angelou

I set today's life-rhythm with my heart-drum.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is like dancing.
If we have a big floor, many people will dance.
Some will get angry when the rhythm changes.
But life is changing all the time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Today is my day to paint in bold colors,
set today's rhythm with my heart-drum,
walk today's march with courage,
create today as my celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Music and rhythm find their way
into the secret places of the soul.
- Plato

Vision is the true creative rhythm.
- Robert Delaunay

Rap is rhythm and poetry.
Hip-hop is storytelling and poetry as well.
- Ajay Naidu

Ambivalence is a wonderful tune to dance to.
It has a rhythm all its own.
- Erica Jong

I took several years of dance lessons that included ballet,
tap and jazz.
They helped a great deal with body control,
balance, a sense of rhythm, and timing.
- Lynn Swann

Insane sects grow with the same rhythm as big organizations.
It is the rhythm of total destruction.
- Theodor Adorno

With horns and a full rhythm section,
the drums always looked like the best seat in the house.
- Levon Helm

I think the way I play the guitar is very percussive.
I play a lot of rhythm chops as though I were playing congas or something.
- Tommy Bolin

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance,
order, rhythm and harmony.
- Thomas Merton

Rhythm is the life of space of time danced through.
- Cecil Taylor

I wanna show that gospel, country, blues,
rhythm and blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll are all just really one thing.
Those are the American music and that is the American culture.
- Etta James

I am exceedingly lucky that my voice,
along with perfect pitch and perfect rhythm,
was given me at birth.
- Kate Smith

All the records I've made have pretty much been big club turntable records.
You need to feel the rhythm.
- Jermaine Dupri

I enjoy working with complicated equipment.
A lot of my things started just with a rhythm box,
but I feed it through so many things that what comes
out sounds very complex and rich.
- Brian Eno

It seems to me monstrous that anyone should believe
that the jazz rhythm expresses America.
Jazz rhythm expresses the primitive savage.
- Isadora Duncan

For me Brazilian music is the perfect mix of melody and rhythm.
It just bubbles rhythmically.
If I had to pick just one music style to play if would be Brazilian.
- Herbie Mann

I painted the picture, and in the colors the rhythm of the music quivers.
I painted the colors I saw.
- Edvard Munch

There are so many similarities between a startup venture
and a political campaign -
the rhythm,
the tempo, the hours, the intensity.
- Mike McCurry

With my guys and with the way that we live out there,
we work out a lot and try to eat right,
but we try to basically keep it our own rhythm and our own world.
- Brad Paisley

I always say that I am very proud of the work that
I did with the Rolling Stones and that I am also proud
of what I have done with the Rhythm Kings.
- Bill Wyman

Comedy is ridiculously hard.
And if the rhythm is not right, if the music or the line is not right,
it's not funny.
- Julianne Moore

Simultaneity in light is harmony, the rhythm of colors
which creates the Vision of Man.
- Robert Delaunay

The people themselves, and only the people,
determine the rhythm of our fight.
- Frederica Montseny

There's not much music I'll listen to if it doesn't have pretty heavy swing.
Rhythm is so important.
Punk rock would have more power and feeling if it had swing.
- Greg Ginn

And I like messing around in the engine room of music.
Seeing what happens in the rhythm section area.
- Bill Bruford

Apart from a few simple principles, the sound and rhythm
of English prose seem to me matters where both writers
and readers should trust not so much to rules as to their ears.
- F. L. Lucas

Rhythm and sounds are born with syllables.
- Jean Philippe Rameau

I found out was, by the rhythm of my chewing,
how I chewed fast, slow or what have you,
I could tell the audience what my character was thinking and feeling.
- Rod Steiger

I believe the term modulation denotes in music the
uninterrupted shift from one key to another:
I do not know the term for change of rhythm without change of measure.
- Allen Tate

I can play rhythm guitar.
I know how to hold a guitar and strum it.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

The mathematics of rhythm are universal.
They don't belong to any particular culture.
- John McLaughlin

But since the middle of the century in particular,
the music has become very irregular in rhythm.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen

I always write lyrics first and the rhythm and the
melody come from the lyrics.
It always comes from the lyrics: words have rhythm and words have melody.
- Ken Hensley

The end is the beginning of all things,
Suppressed and hidden, Awaiting to be released through
the rhythm Of pain and pleasure.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

Our repertoire consisted of rhythm and blues,
sort of country rhythm and blues, Sonny Terry things.
- Ray Davies

Jazz is rhythm and meaning.
- Henri Matisse

In Buddhism there are words you can say...
as you say the words with rhythm the conscious tells the subconscious.
- Tina Turner

A jazz beat is a dynamic changing rhythm.
- Ken Burns

I took the rhythm place, which a lot of people didn't
know how to do the way I could,
and this was really the first time that Johnny had a rhythm guitar player.
- Rick Derringer

Rhythm is something you either have or don't have,
but when you have it, you have it all over.
- Elvis Presley

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