Both parents were very encouraging - especially my father.
My father thought the sun rose and set with me. Neither one had a musical background or any musical talent. They liked classical music, but neither could carry a tune.
I've performed solo for 20 years now, but I don't do much of it, because if you only play alone, you go crazy and out of tune and play foolish music.
The Angels were all singing out of tune, and hoarse with having little else to do, excepting to wind up the sun and moon or curb a runaway young star or two.
If you are more fortunate than others, it is better to build a longer table than a taller fence.
When force of circumstance upsets your equanimity, lose no time in recovering your self-control, and do not remain out of tune longer than you can help. Habitual recurrence to the harmony will increase your mastery of it.
Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little bird That kept so many warm. I've heard it in the chillest land And on the strangest sea, Yet never, in extremity, It asked a crumb of me.
His Labor is a Chant -- his Idleness -- a Tune -- oh, for a Bee's experience of Clovers, and of Noon!
A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.
I am not going to spend any time whatsoever in attacking the Foreign Secretary.
If we complain about the tune, there is no reason to attack the monkey when the organ grinder is present.
Oh, how cruelly sweet are the echoes that start when memory plays an old tune on the heart!
It is a wise tune that knows its own father, and I like my music to be the legitimate offspring of respectable parents.
Fortune favors the bold.
When Mozart was composing at the end of the eighteenth century, the city of Vienna was so quiet that fire alarms could be given verbally, by a shouting watchman mounted on top of St. Stefan's Cathedral. In twentieth-century society, the noise level is such that it keeps knocking our bodies out of tune and out of their natural rhythms. This ever-increasing assault of sound upon our ears, minds, and bodies adds to the stress load of civilized beings trying to live in a highly complex environment.
Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
There once was a brainy baboon who always breathed down a bassoon for he said, It appears that in billions of years I shall certainly hit on a tune.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
It is my contention that civil disobediences are nothing but the latest form of voluntary association, and that they are thus quite in tune with the oldest traditions of the country.
The poets did well to conjoin music and medicine, because the office of medicine is but to tune the curious harp of man's body.
Only a life built into God's place can succeed.
Half of our discouragements are due to the fact that we are not in tune with the infinite harmony of the Great Power, We should be helpers in building the city of God. A city that will endure when all earthly
Every man is the smith of his own fortune.
My advice to people today is as follows: If you take the game of life seriously, if you take your nervous system seriously, if you take your sense organs seriously, if you take the energy process seriously, you must turn on, tune in, and drop out.
Values are tapes we play on the Walkman of the mind: any tune we choose so long as it does not disturb others.
[South African musicians] don't read music.
They trust their ears. You can teach a bunch of South Africans a tune in about five seconds flat. Then, as if by magic, they will spontaneously improvise a load of harmony around that tune.
If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
I'm a huge fan of Canadian rock-and-roll.
When I was growing up, Rush came out with a record called Hemispheres, and I must have listened to that record for two years straight. Even when I was asleep I had it on. So, yeah, whenever I hear a Rush tune, the first thing I think of is Toronto.
It's not like we have a formula, but I think one of the reasons this show has survived is that it has a big heart at its center. Other cartoon shows have people crap on each other and make racist jokes. But I don't think people tune in for that. I just don't think a show lasts for 10 years without a heart.
I love watching a good, freaky horror movie.
I love it. It's one of my favorite things to do, to go and see at the cinema. Just to tune out and be freaked out.
In your silence, when there are no words, no language, nobody else is present, you are getting in tune with existence.
I was a really picky eater as a child.
Because I was obsessed by Popeye, my mum and aunts would put my food in a can to represent spinach and we'd hum the Popeye tune and then I'd happily eat it.
Sometimes I'll have sections that I'm not quite sure how they fit in the puzzle of a tune, they'll get moved around; what I think was originally a verse ends up becoming the chorus, or what's an intro gets dropped as a hook, things get shifted around a lot.
The first time I had sat down to a meal I had grown on my own, along with a bottle of wine that we had made, I burst into tears. To be in touch and be in tune with that is an extraordinary gift.
If a black cat crosses your path, it signifies that the animal is going somewhere.
There's certainly pressure to find your audience early.
You need to paint the picture, but it's tough trying to find the balance between a show that people can tune in on any given week while still grabbing the people who are there every week.
I tune everything out.
Dancing for the length of time that I did, it centered me in such a way to be really in tune with my body, and I just feel like I'm physically able to do things because of my ballet background. Without ballet, I don't think I'd look graceful at all on screen.
Audentis fortuna iuvat. / Fortune favors the brave.
I keep guitars that are, you know, the neck's a little bit bent and it's a little bit out of tune. I want to work and battle it and conquer it and make it express whatever attitude I have at that moment. I want it to be a struggle.
Television has created a nation of news junkies who tune in every night to get their fix on the world.
Christianity helps us face the music even when we don't like the tune.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; But great minds rise above it.
It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune.
Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.
Ambivalence is a wonderful tune to dance to. It has a rhythm all its own.