Don’t you love the Oxford Dictionary? When I first read it, I thought it was a really really long poem about everything.— David Bowie
Famous Reading Music quotations
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
The vibrations on the air are the breath of God speaking to man's soul.
Music is the language of God. We musicians are as close to God as man can be. We hear his voice, we read his lips, we give birth to the children of God, who sing his praise. That's what musicians are.
You don't make a photograph just with a camera.
You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.
Behind every girl's favorite song there is an untold story.
My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
Learning to read music in Braille and play by ear helped me develop a damn good memory.
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
It's like a novelist writing far out things. If it makes a point and makes sense, then people like to read that. But if it's off in left field and goes over the edge, you lose it. The same with musical talent, I think.
I was improvising before I was reading music.
I was just trying to play things on the clarinet by ear. I think my ear is one of my greatest assets.
My free time at home is usually spent emailing, listening to music, reading and talking on the phone. I wish I was on the phone less, but I have been fortunate to stay in touch with so many incredible friends.
Reading is dreaming with open eyes.
I was in every band class I could get in, like after school jazz band and marching band, and that's where I really learned to read music from elementary all the way through junior high and high school.
Beethoven’s music always struck me.
Always. He had this fire you know. I remember reading this story of him going deaf and pushing himself into self-isolation and that’s where he became himself. And to me that was, wow. Don’t let anything poison your individuality. Be away, break away and look in not outward.
There is nothing is more musical than a sunset.
He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which, alas, musicians read but too little - the book of Nature.
Don't just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.
There are many ways to calm a negative energy without suppressing or fighting it. You recognize it, you smile to it, and you invite something nicer to come up and replace it; you read some inspiring words, you listen to a piece of beautiful music, you go somewhere in nature, or you do some walking meditation.
A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.
I can't read sheet music, I have to just listen to it, and then just go for it.
You only live once. You don't want your tombstone to read: Played it safe.
Film music should have the same relationship to the film drama that somebody's piano playing in my living room has on the book I am reading.
In noise can be read the codes of life, the relations among men.
Clamour, Melody, Dissonance, Harmony; when it is fashioned by man with specific tools, when it invades man’s time, when it becomes sound, noise is the source of the purpose and power, of the dream – Music.
A lot of people think that if they learn to read music they are gonna lose their feel or their groove or something. It's the stupidest thing I have ever heard.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about.
I’ll read my books and I’ll drink coffee and I’ll listen to music, and I’ll bolt the door.
Sometimes I sensed that the books I read in rapid succession had set up some sort of murmur among themselves, transforming my head into an orchestra pit where different musical instruments sounded out, and I would realize that I could endure this life because of these musicales going on in my head.
Today begins a new saga in my life which I expect to strengthen me and allow me time for reflection... I plan to write music while in prison, read and pray regularly and will come out a stronger, more confident woman.
Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.
If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.
In terms of brain development, musical performance is every bit as important educationally as reading or writing.
I never had any lessons. When I first started playing I used to read music. I was very interested in music. But when I started playing in groups I did a silly thing and dropped it. It's great if you can write things down.
Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
We pass the word around; we ponder how the case is put by different people, we read the poetry; we meditate over the literature; we play the music; we change our minds; we reach an understanding. Society evolves this way, not by shouting each other down, but by the unique capacity of unique, individual human beings to comprehend each other.
I remember when I was very young, I read an article by Fats Domino which has really influenced me. He said, 'You should never sing the lyrics out very clearly.
It's what the Pixies always said about music - they were writing songs and just trying not to be boring. That was their main motivation and it worked for them. I remember reading that and thinking that was the way to do it.
The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think.
Guitarists shouldn't get too riled up about all of the great players that were left off of 'Rolling Stone Magazines' list of the Greatest Guitar Players of all Time' ... Rolling Stone is published for people who read the magazine because they don't know what to wear.
The bookstore was a parking lot for used graveyards.
Thousands of graveyards were parked in rows like cars. Most of the books were out of print, and no one wanted to read them any more and the people who had read the books had died or forgotten about them, but through the organic process of music the books had become virgins again.
I adore watching movies; movie marathons are my favorite pastime. I can watch up to five movies back to back. I also love music and like reading whenever I get the time.
A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.
I have got to do something that makes me focus on one thing, and so I will sit and listen to music, or I will read, or I will go and make ammunition in my workshop. I have just got to keep myself busy.
Why are we rock stars? Because we're morons.
We sleep all day, we play music at night and very rarely do we sit around reading the Washington Journal.
A musicologist is a man who can read music but cannot hear it.
To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching.
To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song.
Fashion intersects a lot with art and film and music, and that was appealing to me. I read a bunch of fashion blogs and wanted to be part of the community.