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Sound Quotes

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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

Related topics: Values

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Music is what feelings sound like.
- Anonymous

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

I alone of English writers have consciously set myself
to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense.
- Robert Frost

The pull between sound and syntax creates a kind of
musical tension in the language that interests me.
- Marilyn Hacker

Most people say they talk to me and I sound older.
- Michelle Trachtenberg

I sound like Homer.
I mean Winslow Homer.
- Charles Olson

Most government officials are rushing headlong to solve
the problems of 50 years ago,
with their ears assailed by the sound of snails whizzing by.
- Eric Johnston

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

I hope this doesn't sound pompous but I don't think of myself as famous,
whatever fame I've got has come through what I've done
and associations of things I've done.
- Peter Cushing

I'm so used to talk-show hosts just giving you a sound
bite and not really being interested.
- Genevieve Gorder

There's not a moment on it that will sound too familiar,
as soon as it sounds comfortably familiar then we like
to do something with it to take away that comfortable feeling.
- Peter Banks

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

Some artists want a producer to be a kind of svengali -
someone who actually creates a sound for them.
- Jerry Harrison

Now that the 90's are over and more time has gone by,
the 80's sound fresh again.
- Nina Blackwood

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

Most sermons sound to me like commercials -
but I can't make out whether God is the Sponsor or the Product.
- Mignon McLaughlin

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

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

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

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

I don't want to sound facetious, but humour is the key to the soul.
You know what I mean?
- Martin Lawrence

Never play anything that don't sound right.
You might not make any money, but at least you won't
get hostile with yourself.
- Hoagy Carmichael

A man who is "of sound mind" is one who keeps the inner
madman under lock and key.
- Paul Valery

As far as I'm concerned, "whom" is a word that was
invented to make everyone sound like a butler.
- Calvin Trillin

People say that the Beavis voice doesn't sound like me or some other voices.
Butt-Head I think sounds like me.
- Mike Judge

At first I was queasy; I'll never forget the sound
of the scalpel cutting a body open.
But it was so cool trying to work out how these people died.
- Jonathan Davis

Ellington is a writer and arranger, as well as a musician and leader.
He does movie sound tracks.
- Norman Granz

It's rare that scenes last more than 2 or 3 minutes,
so sound helps segue from one scene to another.
- Stephen Hopkins

Depend upon yourself.
Make your judgement trustworthy by trusting it.
You can develop good judgement as you do the muscles of your body -
by judicious,
daily exercise.
To be known as a man of sound judgement will be much in your favor.
- Grantland Rice

Writing poetry makes you intensely conscious of how words sound,
both aloud and inside the head of the reader.
You learn the weight of words and how they sound to the ear.
- Helen Dunmore

When you hear a large symphony orchestra.
for instance, in a concert hall, there's a big,
sweeping sound that just doesn't get on to a record.
- Teddy Wilson

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

My uncle gave me a trumpet, but I loved the Louis Armstrong
sound and the Harry James sound and I played by ear
and I played always soulful or very direct from the gut.
- Dick Dale

I didn't do this for other people; I did this for me.
I fought for this right for me - does that sound selfish?
- Jack Kevorkian

I have witnessed how education opens doors,
and I know that when sound instruction takes place,
students experience the joys of new-found knowledge
and the ability to excel.
- Daniel Akaka

I find it hard to get excited by just a sound.
I have to have a song there, then I'll find what used
I can make of that sound within the song.
- Christine McVie

The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness.
- Milan Kundera

The blues - the sound of a sinner on revival day.
- William Christopher Handy

A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never
making a mistake as by never repeating it.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

I've seen a study in the last year that digital sound
actually induces stress in the listener.
- T-Bone Burnett

Sound is the vocabulary of nature.
- Pierre Schaeffer

I don't like to sound egotistical, but every time I
stepped up to the plate with a bat in my hands,
I couldn't help but feel sorry for the pitcher.
- Rogers Hornsby

A good sacrifice is one that is not necessarily sound
but leaves your opponent dazed and confused.
- Nigel Short

We should be the natural home for young mothers.
But we're not.
Because too often we sound like people who think the
only good mother is a married mother.
- Francis Maude

I don't want to sound smug but I am reasonably satisfied with how it's gone.
I think it's fine.
- Colin Firth

If you write songs you have an idea how they're going to sound.
- Fred Frith

Political language...
is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable,
and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
- George Orwell

I knew that as a DJ from 1970 on up that I would eventually come with this sound.
I brought out all these other break beats that you
hear so much on a lot of these records.
- Afrika Bambaataa

I saw The Sound of Music when I was 10 and thought
that it was the most beautiful singing I had ever heard.
- Lesley Garrett

No matter what policy initiatives we take on,
we are going to need a permanent repository for nuclear
fuel based on the law and sound science.
- Craig Stevens

I only sound intelligent when there's a good script writer around.
- Christian Bale

But to me the actual sound of the words is all important;
I feel always that the words complete the music and
must never be swallowed up in it.
- Lotte Lehmann

People just loved the sound because I kept it simple.
- Dick Dale

I've been listening to a lot of Hollies stuff lately,
and it's beginning to sound pretty good to me.
- Graham Nash

Some actors get fired up by the sound of the audience.
I just want to retreat.
- Francesca Annis

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

What can be more clear and sound in explanation,
than the love of a parent to his child?
- William Godwin

For instance, if you're playing a record with drums -
horns would sound nice to enhance it so you get a record
with horns and slip it in at certain times.
- Grandmaster Flash

I think that those elements - light and sound -
are beyond democratic.
They're into the creative part of life.
- Ornette Coleman

The power of sound to put an audience in a certain
psychological state is vastly undervalued.
And the more you know about music and harmony,
the more you can do with that.
- Mike Figgis


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