In string theory, all particles are vibrations on a tiny rubber band; physics is the harmonies on the string; chemistry is the melodies we play on vibrating strings; the universe is a symphony of strings, and the "Mind of God" is cosmic music resonating in 11 dimensional hyperspace.— Michio Kaku
Empowering Melodies quotations
The only thing that I miss lately in all music is somebody that will put out a melody that you can whistle. It doesn't seem like there's anything happening like that.
Sometimes I need to reject the music proposed for my songs because the musicians misunderstand that the Fanny Crosby who once wrote for the people in the saloons has merely changed the lyrics. Oh my no. The church must never sing it's songs to the melodies of the world.
What is the universe? The universe is a symphony of vibrating strings.
..we are nothing but melodies. We are nothing but cosmic music played out on vibrating strings and membranes.
Silence is a profound melody, for those who can hear it above all the noise.
I want to be a tuneswept fiddle string that feels the master melody, and snaps.
From the glow of enthusiasm I let the melody escape.
I pursue it. Breathless I catch up with it. It flies again, it disappears, it plunges into a chaos of diverse emotions. I catch it again, I seize it, I embrace it with delight... I multiply it by modulations, and at last I triumph in the first theme. There is the whole symphony.
I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things.
The song is ended, but the melody lingers on.
Life's piano can only produce melodies of brotherhood (and sisterhood) when it is recognized that the black keys are as basic, necessary and beautiful as the white keys.
Its a combination of melody and lyrics, not one without the other.
Its a confluence of these different elements that makes something powerful.
Country music to me is heartfelt music that speaks to the common man.
It is about real life stories with rather simple melodies that the average person can follow. Country music should speak directly and simply about the highs and lows of life. Something that anyone can relate to.
You should do what we do, stack chips like *Hebrews* Don't let the melody intrigue you (uh-uh) Cause I leave you, I'm only here For that green paper which lead you
Melody and harmony are like lines and colors in pictures.
A simple linear picture may be completely beautiful; the introduction of color may make it vague and insignificant. Yet color may, by combination with lines, create great pictures, so long as it does not smother and destroy their value.
My school life was very much a wandering experience.
I was having trouble in school and I was not making a lot of friends. So coming home and actually improvising on the piano and just coming up with melodies was an escape for me.
Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.
After all my years of doing instrumental music I still like just a simple instrumental song with a nice catchy melody and an opportunity to play a solo over a harmonic structure.
It's hard - some people get inspired by a feeling, but I'm mostly inspired by melodies.
Musically I try to connect a common bridge between such exhilarating feelings as performing at the Acropolis, to the emotions each and every one of us feel everyday. In the end, a good melody will always stand the test of time.
In Hungary all native music, in its origin, is divided naturally into melody destined for song or melody for the dance.
When I wrote a song, it would have to be from something I was really excited about, or a melody that's been haunting me for weeks, or a message I wanted to convey lyrically. So it would have to start from something I felt very strongly about.
Melody is the essence of music. I compare a good melodist to a fine racer, and counterpointists to hack post-horses; therefore be advised, let well alone and remember the old Italian proverb: Chi sa più, meno sa Who knows most, knows least.
Music is the soundtrack to life. It plays the melody of our being.
Folk melodies are the embodiment of an artistic perfection of the highest order;
in fact, they are models of the way in which a musical idea can be expressed with utmost perfection in terms of brevity of form and simplicity of means.
I will point ye out the right path of a virtuous and noble Education;
laborious indeed at first ascent, but else so smooth, so green, so full of goodly prospect, and melodious sounds on every side, that the harp of Orpheus was not more charming.
It's funny how the littlest things can make you feel larger than life;
the right lyric, the most heartfelt melody, the clearest message. Love.
I have never doubted the importance of melody.
I like melody very much, and I consider it the most important element in music, and I labour many years on the improvement of its quality in my compositions.
The marsh, to him who enters it in a receptive mood, holds, besides mosquitoes and stagnation, melody, the mystery of unknown waters, and the sweetness of Nature undisturbed by man.
A lot of Woody Guthrie's songs were taken from other songs.
He would rework the melody and lyrics, and all of a sudden it was a Woody Guthrie song.
For me, the most difficult thing is that I am learning melodies on guitar from some songs whose melodies were not meant to be played on guitar. Ever. They were intended mostly for keyboards or melodic percussion.
Saying a camera takes nice pictures is like saying a guitar plays nice melodies.
We human beings are tuned such that we crave great melody and great lyrics.
And if somebody writes a great song, it's timeless that we as humans are going to feel something for that and there's going to be a real appreciation.
Melodies are just honest. They can only be what they are. Words have the capacity for deception. Theyre all full of subtext, and some of them are cliche and overused and vernacular. Theyre tricky. All I can say is, words are tricky.
I loved Debussy, Stravinsky, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, anything with romantic melodies, especially the nocturnes. Nietzsche was a hero, especially with Thus Spoke Zarathustra. He gets a bad rap; hes very misunderstood. Hes a maker of individuals, and he was a teacher of teachers.
I'm definitely a fan of juxtaposition.
Using the most beautiful line to say the most horrific thing - I think one of the main things in songwriting is definitely friction between the words and the melody.