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Tone Quotes

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"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

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The whole tone now of TV is under 35 and directed toward males.
- Sharon Gless

The quietness of his tone italicized the malice of his reply.
- Truman Capote

I don't intend for this to take on a political tone.
I'm just here for the drugs.
- Nancy Reagan

 

I look at myself and pick out the things I don't like.
No matter how much I work out, I never get muscle tone in my butt and hip area.
- Tyra Banks

The first 20 stories written about a public figure
set the tone for the next 2,000 and it is almost impossible to reverse it.
- Charles W. Colson

Or like in the early 70's when we had the reaction
against acid rock and all the fuzz tone,
and feedback, and the noise.
And you had James Taylor and everyone went acoustic and that.
- Lester Bangs

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With the black and white films, one was concerned with tone.
- Julie Harris

Periods of wholesome laziness, after days of energetic effort,
will wonderfully tone up the mind and body.
- Grenville Kleiser

Tone can be as important as text.
- Edward Koch

I think the tone of the show has certainly changed over the years,
because it's really, really hard to do something different
when you have a show going on as long as this has.
- Dan Castellaneta

My kitchen's pink, like skin-tone pink,
and I lowered my spice rack so it's eye level -
it's true!
- and my phone, so I can reach it when I fall,
it's right there.
- Amy Sedaris

We have hardly an adequate idea how all-powerful law
is in forming public opinion,
in giving tone and character to the mass of society.
- Ernestine Rose

Actually I did, because I saw the film like everyone else,
ten years ago and I remembered some of it.
I just wanted to see it, to kind of remember the tone a little bit.
- Julianne Moore

Levi is one of the best authors I've ever read.
It's hard not to have an immediate personal response to his work.
He has such a quiet tone.
- John Turturro

The written tone and the spoken tone change and the
reporters' disbelief in the veracity of the government
spreads to the readers and the viewers.
- Roger Mudd

Inspiration is enough to give expression to the tone in singing,
especially when the song is without words.
- Franz Liszt

If I take a less defensive tone, I'd admit that I couldn't
write today a very jazzy,
contemporary look at America as I did in 1979 in States of Desire.
- Edmund White

The whole tone of Church teaching in regard to women is,
to the last degree, contemptuous and degrading.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Actually, I think the average voice is like 70 percent
tone and 30 percent noise.
My voice is 95 percent noise.
- Harvey Fierstein

Tech Jacket shares the same tone as Invincible,
but the subject matter is very different.
Where Invincible is about perfection,
Tech Jacket is about flaws.
- Robert Kirkman

The title always comes last.
What I really work hard on is the beginning.
Where do you begin? In what tone do you begin? I almost
have to have a scene in my mind.
- David McCullough

I don't want my body to look like a man's.
I just want to tone my body.
- Sherilyn Fenn

We are not won by arguments that we can analyse but by tone and temper,
by the manner which is the man himself.
- Samuel Butler

There is something magical in seeing what you can do,
what texture and tone and colour you can produce merely
with a pen point and a bottle of ink.
- Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

Unlike the majority of the writers of his age,
La Rochefoucauld was an aristocrat; and this fact gives
a peculiar tone to his work.
- Lytton Strachey

There has been only a civil rights movement,
whose tone of voice was adapted to an audience of liberal whites.
- Stokely Carmichael

I never plot out my novels in terms of the tone of the book.
Hopefully, once a story is begun it reveals itself.
- Alice Hoffman

Candor is a proof of both a just frame of mind,
and of a good tone of breeding.
It is a quality that belongs equally to the honest
man and to the gentleman.
- James F. Cooper

Well, I actually wrote her a letter a couple of days ago congratulating her.
The tone I tried to convey in the letter is,
look, you are a part of a great American historical process.
- Bruce Babbitt

The tone did take on a negativity that I didn't like
and when you make the decision to go the other way
as we did it very directly had an impact,
you can see it with the tracking.
- Scott McCallum

The more gifted and talkative one's characters are,
the greater the chances of their resembling the author in tone or tint of mind.
- Vladimir Nabokov

We are not won by arguments that we can analyze,
but by tone and temper; by the manner,
which is the man himself.
- Louis D. Brandeis

You had to make sure that the tone of your dress was
not the same tone as the curtains,
for instance.
- Julie Harris

When I spoke, I was listened to; and I was at a loss
to know how I had so easily acquired the art of commanding attention,
and giving the tone to the conversation.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

In OK Computer, the guitar was already moving towards
a tone generator as well as a riff generator.
- Colin Greenwood

Everything we did we were setting the tone for the world.
- Steve Wozniak

Beauty and fullness of tone can be achieved by having
the whole orchestra play with high clarinets and a
carefully selected number of piccolos.
- Gustav Mahler

It all begins with the initial tone coming from the cabinet,
but EQ at the board is very important.
- Daisy Berkowitz

Since I was there in the very beginning,
I know the history of the characters.
So, I make comments about the tone and sometimes remind
the writers that we've done that before.
- Matt Groening

The director calmed me down and told me I was being too hard on myself.
He went on to say that I wasn't quite as bad as I thought,
but needed to tone things down a bit.
- Dwight Schultz

This CD became something of a personal journey for me.
The tone of the whole CD is uplifting and inspirational.
It's an upper.
We have enough downers in the world.
- Roma Downey

In the execution of Presidential decisions work to be true to his views,
in fact and tone.
- Donald Rumsfeld

I think the Chainsaw remake is very good and captures
the spirit of the original film.
It's true to the tone of the original,
to the point that it's almost a companion piece.
- Tobe Hooper

The Indian Summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad,
like the season, and infinite in wealth and depth of tone,
but never hustled.
- Henry Adams

Tone is up for grabs in what we do -
what's the tone of the scene.
- James L. Brooks

In Tim's films, more than most, if you miss the tone,
you don't get the film.
- Danny Elfman

I went pretty much for one tone, and I knew at that
time that I wanted to play a Rickenbacker.
- John Fogerty

And the greeter is what sets the tone for this company
and I've been on TV a little bit this morning.
- Lee Scott

There is a tone of morality throughout the rural districts of England,
which is unhappily wanting in the large towns and the
centres of particular manufactures.
- Henry Mayhew

Nevertheless, one doesn't have time to think,
oh, well, this is a quarter tone sharp,
or flat.
- John Eaton

Tone on jazz guitars is a real tough issue.
- Mark White

When I want to show the kind of meanness people are capable of,
to make it believable I find I have to tone it down.
It's in real life that people are over the top.
- Todd Solondz

Doctor Who is like any long-running series in that
the cast tend to look to the star to set the general tone.
Rehearsals and filming could be a lot of fun.
- Sarah Sutton

Tone has the living soul.
- Shinichi Suzuki

Take the tone of the company you are in.
- Lord Chesterfield

I think good radio often uses the techniques of fiction:
characters,
scenes, a big urgent emotional question.
And as in the best fiction, tone counts for a lot.
- Ira Glass

It's like spicy food - sometimes you have to tone it
down so more people can enjoy it.
- Kenneth Edmonds

I am really looking for a chance to direct.
I feel like that's kind of the next frontier for me.
I know that it's really hard to do, but I feel like
I want to have a chance to try and translate something
I've written and try and get a tone across.
- Dana Fox

The only place we were really told to tone it down -
where other people would use the word censorship,
but I wouldn't - was when we did MTV right after the
Beavis and Butt-head thing.
- Penn Jillette

If any imagine from the literary tone of the preceding
remarks that we are indifferent to the radical movement
for the benefit of the masses which is the crowning
glory of the nineteenth century,
they will soon discover their egregious mistake.
- George Ripley

I mean, you have a general tone of it but it's pretty
much you get to come in and you're going to flip this
car and it's going to blow up and you're going to come
out on fire and you go oh,
that's cool, and then you get paid a lot of money.
- David R. Ellis

I mean I'll be retired from rap, so what I'll be doin' in rap will be for fun.
- Tone Loc

Dull would be the man who should merely tolerate this plan of social industry.
Weak would be the position of him who should take an
apologetic tone in defending it,
or present its claims in a merely negative way,
by exposing the evils and perils of the socialistic plan.
- John Bates Clark

To this day, I get rewrite offers where they say:
'We feel this script needs work with character,
dialogue, plot and tone,' and when you ask what's left,
they say: 'Well, the typing is very good.'
- John Sayles

When you have an acoustic bass in the ensemble it really
changes the dynamic of the record because it kind of
forces everybody to play with a greater degree of sensitivity
and nuance because it just has a different kind of
tone and spectrum than the electric bass.
- David Sanborn

Dance with a girl three times, and if you like the
light of her eye and the tone of voice with which she,
breathless, answers your little questions about horseflesh
and music about affairs masculine and feminine,
then take the leap in the dark.
- Anthony Trollope

Sometimes, in certain stories, I think we know at the
outset essentially what the tone is going to be,
or it becomes important that we're groping toward some
kind of story with a certain kind of tone that we both get somehow.
But I don't think how that's combined with other elements
is ever in any way overtly discussed.
- Joel Coen

The number of strokes to the inch controls the pitch of the note:
the more,
the higher the pitch; the fewer, the lower the pitch,
the size of the stroke controls the loudness...
the tone quality is the most difficult element to control,
it is made by the shape of the strokes.
- Norman McLaren

By giving the public a rich and full melody,
distinctly arranged and well played,
all the time creating new tone colors and patterns,
I feel we have a better chance of being successful.
I want a kick to my band, but I don't want the rhythm to hog the spotlight.
- Glenn Miller

I shared guitars before I actually got one of my own
and played a guy's Silver tone and played another guys
Danelectro 12 string and it was at about age 17 that
I actually started playing.
- Ronnie Montrose


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