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Sound Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Sound.

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

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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

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

 

True friendship is like sound health;
the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
- Charles Caleb Colton

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

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

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He has the finest, fundamentally sound golf swing I've ever seen.
- Jack Nicklaus

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

Music is what feelings sound like.
- Anonymous

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

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

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for
the education of its virtue.
- Plato

The sound is the key; audiences will accept visual
discontinuity much more easily than they'll accept jumps in the sound.
If the track makes sense, you can do almost anything visually.
- Paul Hirsch

Sound science must be a basis to governing our trade
relations around the globe.
- Bill Frist

My music wouldn't sound the way it does if I hadn't
had the experience of conducting.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

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

Well, you know it was so different from when you rehearsed.
You're out there with your guitar and trying to get a sound,
but it doesn't sound anything like what you expect!
- Jonathan Richman

We have closely monitored the ups and downs of recruiting
and retention trends for many years and have been quick
to sound the alarm when challenges came into view.
- John M. McHugh

What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound
anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that
as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I like music that's more offensive.
I like it to sound like nails on a blackboard,
get me wild.
- Iggy Pop

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

The media works in sound bites.
They can make you look like a genius or stupid.
- Kato Kaelin

A lot of people told me that I'm committing musical suicide with my sound.
- Kid Rock

When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound,
rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
- Napolean Hill

It is always sound business to take any obtainable net gain,
at any cost and at any risk to the rest of the community.
- Thorstein Veblen

We can't afford big symphonies but we commission works
that sound rich and symphonic because of the nature
of the instrumentation and the people we work with.
- Graeme Murphy

I go where the sound of thunder is.
- Alfred M. Gray

Around '75 when the recession hit, club owners started
going to disco because it was cheaper for them to just
buy a sound system than it was to hire a band.
- Tommy Shaw

The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain,
the sound of wind in a primeval wood,
and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.
- Henry Beston

My philosophy is the thicker the wood the thicker the sound,
the bigger the string the bigger the sound.
My smallest string is a 14 gauge.
- Dick Dale

I mean, it didn't matter to me that there were people,
it didn't matter that I was shy Just the sound was
so captivating that it helped me to get rid of those inhibitions.
- Eric Clapton

I like the construction of sentences and the juxtaposition
of words-not just how they sound or what they mean,
but even what they look like.
- Don DeLillo

It's never been more important for borrowers to arm
themselves with knowledge and build sound financial-management skills.
- Robert Manning

The Apple has the fewest bells and whistles.
It has simple sound and few graphics special effects.
In a way, that is a weakness because markets for the
other machines are getting bigger.
- Bill Budge

Each environment has its own signature.
Sound tells a story: You make choices about what you're hearing,
where to look, how you want to feel about what's going on.
- Stephen Hopkins

What I'm dealing with is sound.
I don't pretend to be dealing with music.
I'm just dealing with sound elements,
textures and sounds.
- Bill Laswell

In my experience, problems most frequently arise from
those who report for television,
with little field experience in your area but an insatiable
appetite for a sound bite.
- Alvin Adams

I used my mother's radio as a PA system.
I'd take the telephone, the speaking part,
and take those two leads off and lead them into the
radio and the sound would come out of the speaker.
- Les Paul

The Sound of Music was just such an honour to be in,
because it was a movie that appeals to so many people,
and they just loved it so much and they still love it to this day.
- Angela Cartwright

One of the greatest sounds of them all -
and to me it is a sound -
is utter,
complete silence.
- Andre Kostelanetz

There's something about the sound of a train that's
very romantic and nostalgic and hopeful.
- Paul Simon

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

I don't like the sound of all the lists he's making.
- Ben Stein

It doesn't take a majority to make a rebellion;
it takes only a few determined leaders and a sound cause.
- H. L. Mencken

My style is a very universal sound, which is very close to where I grew up.
- Jon Secada

Composition gives proper meaning to the natural streams
of sound that penetrate the world.
- Toru Takemitsu

If we are to perpetuate the state, we must not only produce citizens,
but good citizens - men and women of sound bodies,
clear minds and clean souls.
- Arthur Capper

The sound of 'gentle stillness' after all the thunder
and wind have passed will the ultimate Word from God.
- Jim Elliot

The first album is a classic record and I think the
prototype of a sound that no one else does.
- Kathy Valentine

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

Sound is the first thing that we tune into.
- Lee Konitz

It was rehearsing in the studio, at which point they
were setting up the sound,
and once we'd got the thing together they'd actually record it,
without us knowing sometimes!
- Noel Redding

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

It was very difficult to startle or surprise someone
with a particular sound during the family computer era.
- Nobuo Uematsu

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

It's precisely the disappointing stories,
which have no proper ending and therefore no proper meaning,
that sound true to life.
- Max Frisch

My dark sound could be heard across a room clearer
than somebody with a reedy sound.
It had more projection.
My sound always seemed to fill a room.
- Stan Getz

The poem, for me, is simply the first sound realized
in the modality of being.
- Charles Olson

He seems determined to make a trumpet sound like a tin whistle.
- Aneurin Bevan

That Mississippi sound, that Delta sound is in them old records.
You can hear it all the way through.
- Muddy Waters

You get a heck of a sound from the church.
Can't you hear it in my voice?
- Muddy Waters

What's important for me is to communicate the vision
that I have in sound with the audience that's hearing it.
- John Eaton

Modern instruments were designed to throw sound all in one direction.
- Marc Ribot

Since light travels faster than sound,
some people appear to be bright until you hear them speak.
- Brian Williams

I had always said to myself that forty was the cut
off point of my apprenticeship which may for some people
sound like a very long one,
but the novel as art is a middle-aged art.
- Jane Rule

Kids now are so used to surround sound and the power in theater speakers,
that the concert hall is a disappointment to them.
- David Ogden Stiers

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

If it's a good movie, the sound could go off and the
audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on.
- Alfred Hitchcock

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

I don't even know what sound is, much less what it's for.
It isn't to make money that's for sure.
I've never made any.
- Don Van Vliet


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