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Tones Quotes

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

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

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At Bloomington, Indiana, I was invited to listen to
music written in quarter tones for four harps and voices.
I had to go out to be sick.
- Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

And then, of course, most potters, they go in for earth
tones and subdued things,
and I like color.
- Beatrice Wood

Tones sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes.
- Ludwig van Beethoven

 

The tones of gray, pale turquoise and pink will prevail.
- Christian Dior

Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant;
light and shadow are only the relation of two tones.
- Paul Cezanne

The voices on the record, that was trying to treat
my voice like guitar players treat guitar tones.
- Gary Cherone

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Softly the loud peal dies, In passing winds it drowns,
But breathes, like perfect joys, Tender tones.
- Frederick Tennyson

Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind.
It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can.
Of course, I could be wrong.
- Terry Pratchett

Love in all eight tones and all five semitones of the word's full octave.
- Stephen Fry

It is no use speaking in soft, gentle tones if everyone else is shouting.
- Joseph Priestley

Parents should conduct their arguments in quiet,
respectful tones, but in a foreign language.
You'd be surprised what an inducement that is to the education of children.
- Judith Martin

When I was on the air a lot my throat and vocal chords got tired.
If you don't vary your tones you can't get pretty tired of your own voice.
- Alan Ladd

Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies
created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as
exercise conditions the body.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

There are only twelve tones and they need to be treated carefully.
- Paul Hindemith

Male and female gossip also sounds different,
as women use more animated tones, more detail and more feedback.
- Kate Fox

You can't get rid of it with exercise alone.
You can do the most vigorous exercise and only burn
up 300 calories in an hour.
If you've got fat on your body, the exercise firms and tones the muscles.
But when you use that tape measure, what makes it bigger? It's the fat!
- Jack LaLanne

If Bill jumps into something that relies on a lot of cymbals,
I'll jump into something that relies on a lot of skin sounds;
if he goes into metal tones,
I'll go into wood, and so on.
I basically play in his holes.
- Pat Mastelotto

When you are making a record and if you spend too much time over it,
you have to record it a tone lower or cut the tones
lower because you can't reach some of the notes,
I find this.
But when you go on stage, you have to put the key up
and it really changes the whole thing.
- Ray Davies

I'm not good enough to be playin' much acoustic guitar onstage.
Man, you gotta get so right; I mean,
the tones,
the feel, the sound.
Plus, acoustic blues guitar is just that much harder on the fingers.
- Johnny Winter

It was as if all of the happiness, all of the magic
of this blissful hour had flowed together into these stirring,
bittersweet tones and flowed away, becoming temporal
and transitory once more.
- Herman Hesse

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tone can be as important as text.
- Edward Koch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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