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Trumpet Quotes

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

Trumpet in a herd of elephants;
crow in the company of cocks;
bleat in a flock of goats.
- Malayan Proverb

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Trumpet players see each other, and it's like we're
getting ready to square off or get into a fight or something.
- Wynton Marsalis

I got my first trumpet when I was six years old,
from Al Hirt.
My father was playing in Al Hirt's band at that time.
- Wynton Marsalis

The first time I ever played the trumpet in public,
I played the Marine Hymn.
I sounded terrible.
- Wynton Marsalis


With the pride of the artist, you must blow against
the walls of every power that exists the small trumpet of your defiance.
- Norman Mailer

We suspect Dr. Clutterbuck's sense of hearing must be injured:
for him the 'ear trumpet' magnifies but distorts sound,
rendering it less distinct than before.
- Robert James Graves

I enjoy singing, and the instruments which truly move me are the horn,
the trumpet and the cello.
- Roger Bannister

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I'm a terrible trumpet player.
- Ray Stevens

I've always wanted a C trumpet on top,
to have that same kind of facility without shouting.
- Gerry Mulligan

Clifford Brown was in the jazz circles considered to
be probably the greatest trumpet player who ever lived.
- Herb Alpert

I played the trumpet a bit like a porker,
I think.
- Boris Vian

When I started to play trumpet I was fortunate to learn very quickly.
- Frankie Avalon

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

My older brother Mike is an excellent trumpet player.
By the time he was 12, he was playing around Kansas
City in classical situations.
He was already an amazing talent.
- Pat Metheny

I didn't want to get that ring around my lips from practicing the trumpet,
because I thought the girls wouldn't like me.
So I never practiced.
- Wynton Marsalis

Matisse was very clear about saying that you have to
blow your own trumpet and explain yourself,
which I think has been slightly forgotten.
- Howard Hodgkin

Life is something like a trumpet.
If you don't put anything in, you won't get anything out.
- William Christopher Handy

I play drums, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet,
french horn, piano.
- Norman Wisdom

The nerves are a problem on trumpet,
because when you mess up everyone can hear it.
Just remember most people are too polite to say anything about it.
That should calm your nerves.
- Wynton Marsalis

We decided to do some of Merle's things with modern instrumentation.
We used a flute, a bass clarinet, a trumpet,
a clarinet, drums, a guitar, vibes and a piano.
- Tennessee Ernie Ford

There are those who wrap themselves in flags and blow
the tinny trumpet of patriotism as a means of fooling the people.
- George Galloway

I started playing the trumpet when I was about eight.
- Jackson Browne

You start way down on a low B flat on the tuba and
you have a chromatic scale;
you can match the colours all the way up,
till you get to the top of the trumpet.
- Gerry Mulligan

I just learned my lyrics and tried not to bump into the trumpet player.
That was my philosophy.
- Jo Stafford

I play piano and trumpet.
I studied classical guitar.
- Mike Figgis

The trumpet is forceful.
- Lester Bowie

So I had a couple of years of playing trumpet.
I really enjoyed it, but it was not the kind of instrument
you could whip out at a party.
Let's face it.
- Jackson Browne

I still play jazz, and I've always got that trumpet very handy,
but I'm coming to feel the classical venues are where my main focus is,
in the realm of symphonic pops.
- Doc Severinsen

Louis Armstrong playing trumpet on the Judgment Day.
- Al Stewart

Life is like a trumpet - if you don't put anything into it,
you don't get anything out of it.
- William Christopher Handy

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

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision.
You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
- Theodore Hesburgh

If you wish in this world to advance your merits you're bound to enhance;
You must stir it and stump it,
and blow your own trumpet, Or, trust me,
you haven't a chance.
- William Gilbert

The trumpet was not a lyrical singing instrument.
- Herb Alpert

A superb tenor voice, like a silver trumpet muffled in silk.
- Alec Guinness

On those long notes behind the trumpet solo,
if anyone lets his mind wander for a minute he is dead.
- Don Ellis

Leadership is an opportunity to serve.
It is not a trumpet call to self-importance.
- J. Donald Walters

And my dad wanted me to play the trumpet because that's what he liked.
His idol was Louis Armstrong.
My dad thought my teeth came together in a way that
was perfect for playing the trumpet.
- Jackson Browne

Well, my sister played trumpet.
Can you imagine having a sister blowing the trumpet around the house,
Fred? And my brother, he played piano.
Everybody was playing some kind of music,
so it was natural for me to get into it.
- Freddie Hubbard

I've never taken vocal lessons.
My early trumpet training and a fortunate talent for
singing has always been enough for me.
In the case of rock singing, I've always felt it was
better to remain a bit untrained to maintain your individuality.
- Ronnie James Dio

I used to look at these pictures of trumpeters pointing
their instrument to the ceiling.
Stunning pictures, but if you play the trumpet and point it upwards,
all the spit comes back into your mouth!
- Humphrey Lyttelton

I spend a lot of time copying saxophone players and trumpet players.
Not to say that it is not important to listen to guitar players,
but there's so much music out there and so many possibilities.
I like anyone who plays any instrument.
- Bill Frisell

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

I can play every instrument there is,
every horn, I've played all the saxes and trumpets
and everything and keyboards.
- Dick Dale

All murderers are punished unless they kill in large
numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
- Voltaire

No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made.
Destiny is made known silently.
- Agnes de Mille

Time has no divisions to mark its passage,
there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets
to announce the beginning of a new month or year.
Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals
who ring bells and fire off pistols.
- Thomas Mann

There is no credible evidence of the current exceptional
global warming trumpeted by the IPCC.
The IPCC is no longer behaving as an investigative
scientific organization or pretending to be one.
Their leaders betrayed the trust of the world community.
- Grant Miles

My trumpeting sounds like a goose farting in the fog.
- Alex O'Loughlin

For example, after developing a sound similar to an elephant trumpeting,
I wrote the song Elephant Talk which gave my elephant
sound an appropriate place to live.
- Adrian Belew

Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom,
no longer lend your strength to that
which you wish to be free from.
Fill your life with love and bravery,
and you shall live a life uncommon.
- Jewel

Take care of the sense
and the sounds will take care of themselves.
- Lewis Carroll

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Self confident independent thinker -
sounds like the makings of a hero.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I love power.
But it is as an artist that I love it.
I love it as a musician loves his violin,
to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Our world faces a true planetary emergency.
I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it's a
challenge to the moral imagination.
- Al Gore

Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.
- Thomas Fuller

We don't have a language for the senses.
Feelings are images,
sensations are like musical sounds.
- Anais Nin

There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated,
totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.
- Aimee Mann

A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things,
a poet in words, a musician by sounds.
- Henry Moore

I don't care much about music.
What I like is sounds.
- Dizzy Gillespie

Years ago, I thought up the name Queen.
It's just a name.
But it's regal, obviously, and -sounds splendid.
- Freddie Mercury

An adventure game is nothing more than a good story
set with engaging puzzles that fit seamlessly in with
the story and the characters,
and looks and sounds beautiful.
- Roberta Williams

If the prime directives were followed a little more
accurately here on earth,
I mean it sounds somewhat Pollyanna,
but I think people would certainly get along better.
- Jonathan Frakes

I take sounds and change them into words.
- Brian Eno

I'm trying to learn how to tap into the power of my own being.
I know it sounds corny.
- Lucinda Williams

He was making all kinds of sounds apparently with his mouth,
and shaking his head and I thought, gosh,
is he trying to stop the orchestra? Is it all wrong?
It was just unbelievable.
- Robert Ripley

Even in moments of tranquility, Murray Walker sounds
like a man whose trousers are on fire.
- Clive James

It sounds really stupid, I hate making cosmic comments like this but,
I just let it do what it wants to do.
- Danny Elfman

Generally, I've got to say that all sounds,
musics, noises since conception are bound to have influenced me.
- Hugh Hopper

The radio makes hideous sounds.
- Bob Dylan

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