quote by Duke Ellington

Put it this way: Jazz is a good barometer of freedom... In its beginnings, the United States of America spawned certain ideals of freedom and independence through which, eventually, jazz was evolved, and the music is so free that many people say it is the only unhampered, unhindered expression of complete freedom yet produced in this country.

— Duke Ellington

Astounding Barometer quotations

Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul's weather to all who can read it.


I had known, number one, that there would never be any role for me in the leadership capacity with SCLC. Why? First, I'm a woman. Also, I'm not a minister. And second, I am a person that feels that I have to maintain some degree of personal integrity and be my own barometer of what is important and what is not.

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As I and the rest of my Pittsburgh Steelers teammates prepared that week in late December 1974, we knew one thing: The road to the Super Bowl in the AFC went through Oakland. To achieve your dreams as a team, you had to slay the Oakland Raiders. They were the barometer of what it took to be a championship team.

Sudden resolutions, like the sudden rise of mercury in a barometer, indicate little else than the variability of the weather.

Keep in mind that the tendency to be judgmental - toward yourself or another person - is a good barometer of how anxious or stressed out you are. Judging others is simply the flip side of judging yourself.


I can't say this strongly enough, but our feelings about ourselves are actually the most important barometer for determining the condition of our lives!

Before speaking, consult your inner-truth barometer, and resist the temptation to tell people only what they want to hear.

You believe what you want to believe

Our tolerance for forms of religious expression we disagree with is a precise barometer of our own spiritual security.

The information highway is being sold to us as delivering information, but what it's really delivering is data... Unlike data, information has utility, timeliness, accuracy, a pedigree... Editors serve as barometers of quality, and most of an editor's time is spent saying no.


Twenty-five, 30 years ago, the barometer of human rights in the United States were black people. That is no longer true. The barometer for judging the character of people in regard to human rights is now those who consider themselves gay, homosexual, lesbian.

Money is the barometer of a society's virtue.

A true barometer of intelligence is an effective, happy life lived each day and each present moment of the day.

Age is a convenient barometer of what a person is capable of, but it is only one.

It's very important for me to really use this body as a barometer of a certain kind of knowledge--to take the personal risk of exposing my own body in a certain kind of way. I can't ask anybody else to do something that I don't do first myself.


Jazz is a good barometer of freedom.

The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress.

When you play a character that is so emotionally closed there are times when you ask yourself if you are doing enough and if it's reading. That is where you have a director, who is the barometer of what you are doing.

My recollection of the higher school certificate, which involved a practical exam in physics, was being confronted with an experiment involving a sort of barometer arrangement, wondering why I couldn't make it work.

Behavior is a much better barometer of what you are than words.


I can assure you that everyone that talks to me doesn't share my views.

I seem to be a barometer of public opinion.

Aristotle may be regarded as the cultural barometer of Western history.

Whenever his influence dominated the scene, it paved the way for one of history's brilliant eras; whenever it fell, so did mankind.

He who floats with the current, who does not guide himself according to higher principles, who has no ideal, no convictions-such a man is . . . a thing moved, instead of a living and moving being-an echo, not a voice. The man who has no inner-life is a slave of his surroundings as the barometer is the obedient servant of the air.

Winning is not always the barometer of getting better.

Jealousy is not a barometer by which the depth of love can be read, it merely records the degree of the lover's insecurity.


The poet may be used as a barometer, but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather.

Barometer, n.: An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having.

Our response to temptation is an accurate barometer of our love for God.

The man who has no inner life is a slave of his surroundings, as the barometer is the obedient servant of the air.

If you don't believe in God, then where is your moral barometer?


Your own barometer is all you have to go by, and often what makes a good director is knowing when not to say something. On occasions you can find yourself on a film set where the person who is wearing the director's hat is only trying to justify his position.

I've had different opportunities in my life, but I've tried to maintain the spirit of an amateur. Our culture roots everything in the barometer of success and how much money you make. But if you really just aspire to a life in the arts, it's really not a barometer at all.

My body and its condition are a barometer that is always trying to tell me which direction to go for my maximum creativity, health and fulfillment. And, because I'm human, I get off track now and again but I can always get back on.

The audience is the barometer of the truth.