quote by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

I cannot write in verse, for I am no poet. I cannot arrange the parts of speech with such art as to produce effects of light and shade, for I am no painter. Even by signs and gestures I cannot express my thoughts and feelings, for I am no dancer. But I can do so by means of sounds, for I am a musician.

— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Uplifting Gestural quotations

Gestural quote Don't lose sight of ordinary people with extraordinary hearts.
Don't lose sight of ordinary people with extraordinary hearts.

Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self-worth. It is sad that so many parents don't realize what messages they are sending.

If language was given to men to conceal their thoughts, then gesture's purpose was to disclose them.

Gestural quote A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.
A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.

Don't underestimate your own strength.

To persevere. To make it through the most difficult of times. And, JUST as importantly, don't underestimate your ability to help someone ELSE during THEIR most difficult times. Sometimes all it takes is a kind word, or gesture, to help someone make it through their day.

I remember very clearly someone saying, 'Don't shake hands with the cactus,' and I thought, 'Well, why not? What could possibly go wrong?' Shaking hands is a friendly gesture.


Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference.

Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice.

Typographical design should perform optically what the speaker creates through voice and gesture of his thoughts.

With one kind gesture you can change a life. One person at a time you can change the world. One day at a time we can change everything.

You must have this charm to reach the pinnacle.

It is made of everything and of nothing, the striving will, the look, the walk, the proportions of the body, the sound of the voice, the ease of the gestures. It is not at all necessary to be handsome or to be pretty; all that is needful is charm.


Shape without form, shade without color, Paralyzed force, gesture without motion; Those who have crossed With direct eyes, to death's other Kingdom Remember us-if at all-not as lost Violent souls, but only As the hollow men The stuffed men.

I am interested in a political art, that is to say an art of ambiguity, contradiction, uncompleted gestures and uncertain ending - an art (and a politics) in which optimism is kept in check, and nihilism at bay.

The secret of attraction is to love yourself.

Attractive people judge neither themselves nor others. They are open to gestures of love. They think about love, and express their love in every action. They know that love is not a mere sentiment, but the ultimate truth at the heart of the universe.

I can't do the same thing every night, the same gestures.

.. it's like putting on dirty panties every day.

Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity.

It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life . . .


The first gesture of an architect is to draw a perimeter;

in other words, to separate the microclimate from the macro space outside. This in itself is a sacred act. Architecture in itself conveys this idea of limiting space. It's a limit between the finite and the infinite. From this point of view, all architecture is sacred.

Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.

Throughout the years, many Christian women have told me of their great respect for the bravery and courage evident in my work, perhaps even gesturing to their own Isis earrings or a Nile River Goddess pendants.

I was worried in the '80s that the best abstract painting had become obsessed with materiality, and painterly gestures and materiality were up against the wall.

What you do for yourself, any gesture of kindness, any gesture of gentleness, any gesture of honesty and clear seeing toward yourself, will affect how you experience your world. In fact, it will transform how you experience the world. What you do for yourself, you’re doing for others, and what you do for others, you’re doing for yourself.


We walked outside, Ben-Gurion accompanying us.

Allon repeated his question, What is to be done with the Palestinian population?' Ben-Gurion waved his hand in a gesture which said 'Drive them out!

We will glorify war-the world's only hygiene, milliterism, patriotism , the destructive gesture of freedom-bringers, beautiful ideas worth dying for, and scorn for woman

The theater, which is in no thing, but makes use of everything - gestures, sounds, words, screams, light, darkness - rediscovers itself at precisely the point where the mind requires a language to express its manifestations.... To break through language in order to touch life is to create or recreate the theatre.

What could be more convincing, moreover, than the gesture of laying one's cards face up on the table?

Perfume is a form of writing, an ink, a choice made in the first person, the dot on the i, a weapon, a courteous gesture, part of the instant, a consequence.


In drawing, I don't erase. I believe the original gesture has to be the best.

Grief is neither a disorder nor a healing process;

it is a sign of health itself, a whole and natural gesture of love. Nor must we see grief as a step toward something better. No matter how much it hurts-and it may be the greatest pain in life-grief can be an end in itself, a pure expression of love.

To break through language in order to touch life is to create or re-create the theater.

I come from a place that likes grandeur;

it likes large gestures; it is not inhibited by flourish; it is a rhetorical society; it is a society of physical performance; it is a society of style.

O my brother Futurists ! All of you, look at yourselves! In the name of that Human Pride we so adore, I proclaim that the hour is nigh when men with broad temples and steel chins will give birth magnificently, with a single trust of their bulging will, to giants with flawless gestures.


Streets crowded with people strolling, or sitting at outdoor cafes.

And always, talking, gesturing, singing, laughing. I liked Rome immediately.Everybody was a performer.

And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.

What I've come to learn is that the world is never saved in grand messianic gestures, but in the simple accumulation of gentle, soft, almost invisible acts of compassion.

Everybody uses mime and gesture in real life, though we don't realize it.

It's very useful as a performance technique, though it can be boring to watch on its own.

Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is.

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