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Brian May Quotes

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Astronomy's much more fun when you're not an astronomer.
- Brian May

The biggest emotion in creation is the bridge to optimism.
- Brian May

Mantovani was a great influence on me.
- Brian May

The Wedding March has a bit of a death march in it.
- Brian May

 

The guitar was my weapon, my shield to hide behind.
- Brian May

A good video can make all the difference.
- Brian May

Sanctions always hurt the poor, the weak,
the children.
- Brian May

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The guitar has a kind of grit and excitement possessed by nothing else.
- Brian May

There's nothing I'm embarrassed about.
- Brian May

I don't think anybody comes close to The Beatles,
including Oasis.
- Brian May

We do play to our audience.
It's very important.
You can't create music in a vacuum.
- Brian May

There are times when I flick through magazines and
think I'm in danger of becoming a prisoner of my own hair.
- Brian May

For a time I didn't want to answer any questions about Queen.
I'd like to be viewed as something alive and relevant,
not some fossil.
- Brian May

There are a lot of things in Queen albums that you don't expect;
that's why we threw them in.
- Brian May

I spent 20 years of my life building up Queen,
and now I'm spending years of my life trying to get away from it.
- Brian May

Everybody thought I was a bit of an eccentric for wanting
to be out there looking at the stars,
but I still do.
- Brian May

Each gig should be unique.
You're always treading that line between keeping yourself
fresh and giving people something they want to hear.
- Brian May

At the moment the Queen stuff does sell really well,
but there's no guarantee it'll go on forever.
- Brian May

Einstein got most of the things right about black holes.
I'm not an expert, I must admit.
- Brian May

I was actually perfectly happy when I had no money,
which lasted right up until we had a hit with Killer Queen,
in 1974.
I never wanted for anything.
- Brian May

I had this big thing about guitar harmonies.
I wanted to be the first to put proper three-part harmonies onto a record.
That was an achievement.
- Brian May

I like to go for a walk or swimming or in the garden when I can.
It's a busy kind of life, but I guess I'm lucky.
- Brian May

Every time I listen to Jeff Beck my whole view of guitar changes radically.
He's way, way out, doing things you never expect.
- Brian May

I go through major crises every few months,
but then I have great peaks of belief and creativity.
I'm a weird kind of animal.
- Brian May

I don't surf the net in general.
I have someone do it for me instead,
because I find it sluggish.
- Brian May

I just want to be able to play as fast as my brain goes,
and my brain doesn't go all that fast.
- Brian May

I never took sheet music seriously.
I could do better myself just by listening to other
people and using my own intuition.
- Brian May

I'm pretty basic as far as technique is concerned.
I don't use many gadgets, and I like the sound my guitar makes,
anyway.
- Brian May

From the beginning of Queen there was such momentum
that I never had any time to do anything else.
My energy was 95% focused on the band.
- Brian May

There is no way that you can ever really repeat something.
I have this great belief that the magic of the moment can never be recaptured.
- Brian May

I despise the Lottery.
There's less chance of you becoming a millionaire than
there is of getting hit on the head by a passing asteroid.
- Brian May

The first nine albums there was never a Synthesiser,
never any Orchestra.
There was never any other player except us on the albums.
- Brian May

I really thought I was pretty good before I saw Hendrix,
and then I thought: Yeah, not so good.
- Brian May

Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
- Edsger Dijkstra

I love biomedical science, I love astronomy,
and you can't really do much with those in a fantasy setting.
- Elizabeth Moon

Most people today still believe, perhaps unconsciously,
in the heliocentric universe every newspaper in the
land has a section on astrology,
yet few have anything at all on astronomy.
- Hannes Alfven

Astronomy teaches the correct use of the sun and the planets.
- Stephen Leacock

This is very similar to astronomy where different magnitudes
are assigned to the brightness of an astronomical object,
depending on the range of wavelengths being measured.
- Charles Francis Richter

Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy
the mad daughter of a wise mother.
These daughters have too long dominated the earth.
- Voltaire

But when researchers at Bell Labs discovered that static
tends to come from particular places in the sky,
the whole field of radio astronomy opened up.
- Murray Gell-Mann

Medicine rests upon four pillars - philosophy,
astronomy, alchemy, and ethics.
- Paracelsus

The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons.
- Edwin Powell Hubble

It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events
compels the soul to look upwards,
and draws it from the things of this world to the other.
- Plato

We are probably nearing the limit of all we can know about astronomy.
- Simon Newcomb

Here I was into astronomy, and here into anthropology,
and there I go into geology.
It was much more fun to be able to research and write
about whatever I wanted to.
- Octavia Butler

My amateur interest in astronomy brought out the term 'magnitude,'
which is used for the brightness of a star.
- Charles Francis Richter

This sight...
is by far the noblest astronomy affords.
- Edmond Halley

In 1959 the University recognized our work by appointing
me to a new Chair of Radio Astronomy.
- Martin Ryle

I'm interested in astrology and astronomy.
- Emm Gryner

Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads
us from this world to another.
- Plato

I liked math - that was my favorite subject -
and I was very interested in astronomy and in physical science.
- Sally Ride

Before a war military science seems a real science,
like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology.
- Rebecca West

It's like having astronomy without knowing where the stars are.
- E. O. Wilson

So fantasy was fine early on, and when I discovered science fiction,
I was very happy with it, because my first interest
in science fiction came with an interest in astronomy.
- Octavia Butler

But my most favourite pursuit, after my daily exertions at the Foundry,
was Astronomy.
There were frequently clear nights when the glorious
objects in the Heavens were seen in most attractive beauty and brilliancy.
- James Nasmyth

Similarly, many a young man, hearing for the first
time of the refraction of stellar light,
has thought that doubt was cast on the whole of astronomy,
whereas nothing is required but an easily effected
and unimportant correction to put everything right again.
- Ernst Mach

You will certainly not doubt the necessity of studying astronomy and physics,
if you are desirous of comprehending the relation between
the world and Providence as it is in reality,
and not according to imagination.
- Maimonides

So far as hypotheses are concerned, let no one expect
anything certain from astronomy,
which cannot furnish it, lest he accept as the truth
ideas conceived for another purpose,
and depart from this study a greater fool than when he entered it.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

I went to the University of Washington as a physics and astronomy major.
My other interest, of course, was aviation.
I always wanted to be a pilot.
And if you're going to fly airplanes,
the best place to be is the Air Force.
- Michael P. Anderson

Science Fiction is not just about the future of space
ships travelling to other planets,
it is fiction based on science and I am using science
as my basis for my fiction,
but it's the science of prehistory -
palaeontology and archaeology -
rather than astronomy or physics.
- Jean M. Auel

I turned my attention for a while to gamma ray astronomy
and soon began the first in a continous series of experiments
at the Savannah River site to study the properties of the neutrino.
- Frederick Reines

Until very recently, the heavenly bodies have been
investigated only with reference to their position
and their laws of motion,
and a quarter of a century ago astronomy was little
more than celestial topography.
- George Phillips Bond

A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen,
is that you can take it to bed with you.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program
winning the world chess championship.
Humanity needs a lesson in humility.
- Richard Dawkins

The power of the computer is starting to spread.
- Bill Budge

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things
no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving
America a new sense of purpose.
- Andy Rooney

The computer is a moron.
- Peter Drucker

It was a black and white only computer at the time,
but it kept me fascinated.
- Buffy Sainte-Marie

Bill Gates is the pope of the personal computer industry.
He decides who's going to build.
- Larry Ellison

I am not the only person who uses his computer mainly
for the purpose of diddling with his computer.
- Dave Barry

I got up with my wife, I sat down at the computer when she went to work,
and I didn't stop until she got home.
- George Stephen


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