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Famous Quotes About Piano

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Piano quotes by Jack Kornfield
#1. Meditation takes discipline, just like learning how to play piano. If you want to learn how to play the piano, it takes more than a few minutes a day, once a while, here and there. If you really want to learn any important skill, whether it is playing piano or meditation, it grows with perseverance, patience, and systematic training. #Quote by Jack Kornfield
Piano quotes by Deborah Meyler
#2. That thing that Hamlet says - "there is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so". Not quite true if you are stuck under a grand piano, not quite true for genocide, but surely it must be true about love? #Quote by Deborah Meyler
Piano quotes by Ignacy Jan Paderewski
#3. Piano playing is more difficult than statesmanship. It is harder to awake emotions in ivory keys than it is in human beings. #Quote by Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Piano quotes by Kelvin Yu
#4. My upbringing was definitely piano lessons and homework, just as much as the next Asian kid. #Quote by Kelvin Yu
Piano quotes by Karen Quan
#5. I'm gonna go put my earplugs in and practice piano for hours until my fingers bleed. I practice the piano with the focus of Helen Keller - and nothing can distract me from the scent of the music.
-Karen Quan and Jarod Kintz #Quote by Karen Quan
Piano quotes by Esperanza Spalding
#6. I write at the piano, so I write things that fit comfortably under my hands, and I'm not thinking in terms of any specific compositional methods. I'm just seeking sounds. #Quote by Esperanza Spalding
Piano quotes by Leila Sales
#7. It was a ridiculous question. Did I _love_ Char? Did I feel about Char the same way I feel about the Beatles, string instruments in pop songs, the way Little Anthony sang high notes, the way Jerry Lee Lewis played piano? #Quote by Leila Sales
Piano quotes by Charles Lee
#8. I could feel everything. From the tragic cellos, to the tender sounds of the piano giving awe to my touch. My body slowly swayed to the sweet feel of the air sweeping over me. I felt myself being taken away as the hearts of my fans soared with me. #Quote by Charles Lee
Piano quotes by Laura Mvula
#9. I remember listening to Miles Davis in the car with my dad. I had just done my Grade 5 piano exam, and I was quite cocky. I said, 'It sounds like he's played the wrong note there.' I remember the look of horror on my dad's face, and thinking, 'Wow, I have to figure out why that is not acceptable.' #Quote by Laura Mvula
Piano quotes by Victor Borge
#10. Many people have asked me why there are three pedals in these grand pianos. Well the pedal in the middle is there to separate the two other pedals. #Quote by Victor Borge
Piano quotes by Robert Hughes
#11. One gets tired of the role critics are supposed to have in this culture: It's like being the piano player in a whorehouse; you don't have any control over the action going on upstairs. #Quote by Robert Hughes
Piano quotes by Godfrey Hounsfield
#12. Apart from my work, my greatest pleasures have been mainly out-of-doors, and although I no longer ski, I greatly enjoy walking in the mountains and leading country rambles. I am fond of music, whether light or classical, and play the piano in a self-taught way. In company, I enjoy lively, way-out discussions. #Quote by Godfrey Hounsfield
Piano quotes by Zelda Fitzgerald
#13. We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising. I still believe that one can learn to play the piano by mail and that mud will give you a perfect complexion. #Quote by Zelda Fitzgerald
Piano quotes by Walter Russell
#14. Your body is merely a machine made to express the thoughts that flow through you and nothing more. It is but an instrument for you to express your imagings just as a piano is an instrument for a musician to express his imagings. Just as the piano is not the musician, so, likewise, your body is not you. #Quote by Walter Russell
Piano quotes by Jarod Kintz
#15. When I'm lonely I stand in the corner and play my saxophone and feel sorry for myself. I would ask you to accompany me on the piano, but if I did that I wouldn't be lonely, would I? And what's the point of a saxophone if not to celebrate despair? #Quote by Jarod Kintz
Piano quotes by TheBakaViolinist
#16. Who needs to be a Phoenix for rebirth? One simply requires themselves and an instrument to clean the slate and start over, perhaps create their own world where everything is better.. #Quote by TheBakaViolinist
Piano quotes by Arthur Rimbaud
#17. Madame X set up a piano in the Alps. #Quote by Arthur Rimbaud
Piano quotes by Anthony Hopkins
#18. We have a Boesendorfer piano that I play every day. It keeps my brain and my fingers active. #Quote by Anthony Hopkins
Piano quotes by Annie Dillard
#19. Father had stretched out his long legs and was tilting back in his chair. Mother sat with her knees crossed, in blue slacks, smoking a Chesterfield. The dessert dishes were still on the table. My sisters were nowhere in evidence. It was a warm evening; the big dining-room windows gave onto blooming rhododendrons.

Mother regarded me warmly. She gave me to understand that she was glad I had found what I had been looking for, but that she and father were happy to sit with their coffee, and would not be coming down.

She did not say, but I understood at once, that they had their pursuits (coffee?) and I had mine. She did not say, but I began to understand then, that you do what you do out of your private passion for the thing itself.

I had essentially been handed my own life. In subsequent years my parents would praise my drawings and poems, and supply me with books, art supplies, and sports equipment, and listen to my troubles and enthusiasms, and supervise my hours, and discuss and inform, but they would not get involved with my detective work, nor hear about my reading, nor inquire about my homework or term papers or exams, nor visit the salamanders I caught, nor listen to me play the piano, nor attend my field hockey games, nor fuss over my insect collection with me, or my poetry collection or stamp collection or rock collection. My days and nights were my own to plan and fill. #Quote by Annie Dillard
Piano quotes by Victor Borge
#20. I learned to play the piano on my mother's knee - that was before we got a piano. #Quote by Victor Borge
Piano quotes by Esa-Pekka Salonen
#21. Of course, if you think of a European or American household in the '50s, so what were the things that when people started climbing up the ladder, what did they buy? A fridge, a TV, I think piano was the number three item in say '53 or '54. #Quote by Esa-Pekka Salonen
Piano quotes by Zora Neale Hurston
#22. Ah'll clean 'em, you fry 'em and let's eat,' he said with the assurance of not being refused. They went out into the kitchen and fixed up the hot fish and corn muffins and ate. Then Tea Cake went to the piano without so much as asking and began playing blues and singing, and throwing grins over his shoulder. The sounds lulled Janie to soft slumber and she woke up with Tea Cake combing her hair and scratching the dandruff from her scalp. It made her more comfortable and drowsy. #Quote by Zora Neale Hurston
Piano quotes by Tom Stoppard
#23. Real data is messy ... It's all very noisy out there. Very hard to spot the tune. Like a piano in the next room, it's playing your song, but unfortunately it's out of whack, some of the strings are missing, and the pianist is tone deaf and drunk- I mean, the noise! Impossible! #Quote by Tom Stoppard
Piano quotes by Marcel Proust
#24. He knew that the very memory of the piano falsified still further the perspective in which he saw the elements of music, that the field open to the musician is not a miserable stave of seven notes, but an immeasurable keyboard (still almost entirely unknown) on which, here and there only, separated by the thick darkness of its unexplored tracts, some few among the millions of keys of tenderness, of passion, of courage, of serenity, which compose it, each one differing from all the rest as one universe differs from another, have been discovered by a few great artists who do us the service, when they awaken in us the emotion corresponding to the theme they have discovered, of showing us what richness, what variety lies hidden, unknown to us, in that vast, unfathomed and forbidding night of our soul which we take to be an impenetrable void. #Quote by Marcel Proust
Piano quotes by Kenneth R. Miller
#25. The piano's world encompasses glass-nerved virtuos and stomping barrel-housers in fedoras; it is a world of pasture and storm, of perfumed smoke, of liquid mathematics. #Quote by Kenneth R. Miller
Piano quotes by Rachel Trachtenburg
#26. I'm learning to play piano. And also the musical saw. #Quote by Rachel Trachtenburg
Piano quotes by Gayle Forman
#27. It's like the piano and the cello are being poured into my body, the same way the IV and blood transfusions are. And the memories of my life as it was, and the flashes of it as it might be, are coming so fast and furious. I feel like I can no longer keep up with them but they keep coming and everything is colliding, until I cannot take anymore. Until I cannot be like this a second longer. #Quote by Gayle Forman
Piano quotes by Michael Ondaatje
#28. In Canada pianos needed water. You opened up the back and left a full glass of water, and a month later the glass would be empty. Her father had told her about the dwarfs who drank only at pianos, never in bars. #Quote by Michael Ondaatje
Piano quotes by Walter Savage Landor
#29. Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven. #Quote by Walter Savage Landor
Piano quotes by Sophie Kinsella
#30. The first story is all about the president washing his piano. At least I'm pretty sure that's what presidente and lavoro pieno must mean #Quote by Sophie Kinsella
Piano quotes by Mickey Mantle
#31. Bravery is a complicated thing to describe. You can't say it's three feet long and two feet wide and that it weighs four hundred pounds or that it's colored bright blue or that it sounds like a piano or that it smells like roses. It's a quality, not a thing. #Quote by Mickey Mantle
Piano quotes by Franny Billingsley
#32. When Rose takes to screaming, she starts loud, continues loud, and ends loud. Rose has a very good ear and always screams on the same note. I'd tested her before I burnt the library, and our piano along with it.
Rose screams on the note B flat.
We don't need a piano anymore now that we have a human tuning fork. #Quote by Franny Billingsley
Piano quotes by Dr. John
#33. When I was a little kid wanting to play music, it was because of people like Pete Johnson, Huey Smith, Allen Toussaint, Professor Longhair, James Booker, Art Neville ... there was so many piano players I loved in New Orleans. Then there was guys from out of town that would come cut there a lot. There was so many great bebop piano players, so many great jazz piano players, so many great Latin piano players, so many great blues piano players. Some of those Afro-Cuban bands had some killer piano players. There was so many different things going on musically, and it was all of interest to me. #Quote by Dr. John
Piano quotes by Harry Connick, Jr.
#34. I'm able to sometimes express things even more articulately on the piano than I am with singing. #Quote by Harry Connick, Jr.
Piano quotes by Tom Robbins
#35. No. No, it was a lonely writer I met one stormy day in Laguna Beach. He had a poem about Thelonious Monk that he sealed in a tin can and labeled Campbell's Cream of Piano Soup. Later I hear he killed himself to avoid the draft. #Quote by Tom Robbins
Piano quotes by Terry Pratchett
#36. It was quite impossible to describe.
Here is what it looked like.
It looked like a piano sounds shortly after being dropped down a well. It tasted yellow, and it felt Paisley. It smelled like the total eclipse of the moon. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Piano quotes by Kim Basinger
#37. My dad had even hired an accompanist to play for me on a piano. But he had never pushed me to music because I don't think he wanted me to be hurt as much as he was if it didn't work. #Quote by Kim Basinger
Piano quotes by Tod Machover
#38. My work on hyper instruments started with simple instruments, like the piano. #Quote by Tod Machover
Piano quotes by Ike Turner
#39. The music I listened to when I was a kid was Sonny Boy Williams and Pinetop Perkins. He was the one who had the most influence on my playing. I saw him through a window playing piano and I thought it was unbelievable somebody could move their fingers that fast. And this is how I got interested in piano. #Quote by Ike Turner
Piano quotes by Brendon Urie
#40. Could I imagine being a piano? That'd be awesome. I'd throw a D-minor at you to make you sad, then an F-major to make you happy! #Quote by Brendon Urie
Piano quotes by Alastair Reynolds
#41. You've found a way to stay sane, Renfew--even if that means admitting a tiny piece of piano-playing madness into your world. But there's a cost to that sanity, and it isn't moi. the cost is you can't ever allow yourself an instant of hope, because hope is something that will always be crushed, crushed utterly, and in the crushing of hope you will be weakened forever, just as surely as if you'd mainlined some slow-acting poison."
~"Understanding Space & Time #Quote by Alastair Reynolds
Piano quotes by A.E. Via
#42. Baby," Day said softly, his throat still sore from being choked.

God turned around slowly and faced him. Day choked up at the pained expression on his man's face. He could see that God's eyes were moist and red-rimmed. Day inched toward him and didn't stop until he was pressed against that broad chest. God's strong arms came around him and squeezed him hard. The guttural moan the man released against his temple made Day's heart seize.

God pulled back and gripped a handful of Day's hair pulling so that he was looking up at him. God bent down and oh so gently grazed his soft lips across his. Day's body vibrated from the sensual feeling. God rubbed his face all over Day's as if he was marking him with his scent. God's grip tightened in his hair and he moaned again. Day could feel God's body trembling and Day didn't know at that moment if the shaking was from residual fear or need, so he didn't move as he let his lover do what he needed to do.

God released the punishing grip and his large palms shook as they ghosted over Day's face. His chin was tilted up by firm fingers and again was blessed with feathery-soft kisses. God leaned back in and draped his arms completely around him and Day embraced him back. The soft piano from the album serenaded them and God just barely rocked their bodies back and forth in a very slow dance. Every few seconds he'd stop to place kisses on his forehead before leaning back in. #Quote by A.E. Via
Piano quotes by Ella Henderson
#43. There's always been a piano around the house, and I've grown up around it. It's a massive part of my life and always has been. #Quote by Ella Henderson
Piano quotes by Mark Steyn
#44. I was once on a BBC current-affairs show and the sneering host produced a Solzhenitsyn quote designed to demonstrate that my view of American pre-eminence was all hooey, and rounded it out with a snide "I take it you've heard of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn?" "Oh, sure," I said. "We have the same piano tuner." Which we did. #Quote by Mark Steyn
Piano quotes by Tim Minchin
#45. If anyone can show me one example in the history of the world of a single spiritual person who has been able to show either empirically or logically the existence of a higher power with any consciousness or interest in the human race or ability to punish or reward humans for their moral choices or that there is any reason other than fear to believe in any version of an afterlife, I will give you my piano, one of my legs and my wife. #Quote by Tim Minchin
Piano quotes by Max Schneider
#46. I started playing piano; I picked up a ukulele, and I loved it and kept playing that. I play a bit of guitar, and some African drums from back in the day. #Quote by Max Schneider
Piano quotes by Kristi Cook
#47. I'll tell you about Ryder. He's the star quarter back of our Division 1A state championship football team. Top student in our class, he doesn't even have to work for it. He plays the piano like some kind of freaking prodigy, and I wouldn't be surprised if he composed sonatas or something in his spare time.
Oh, and did I mention that he's gorgeous? Of course he is. Six foot four, two hundred ten pounds of swoon-worthy good looks. Spiky dark hair, chocolate brown eyes, and full-on dimples. #Quote by Kristi Cook
Piano quotes by Gyorgy Ligeti
#48. In my piano concerto I developed this polyphony to much higher complexity. #Quote by Gyorgy Ligeti
Piano quotes by Richard Matheson
#49. She felt all right. Her heart was like a drum hanging from piano wire in her chest, slowly, slowly beaten. Her hands and feet were numb, not with cold but with a sultry torpor. Thoughts moved with a tranquil lethargy, her brain a leisurely machine imbedded in swaths of woolly packing.
She felt all right. #Quote by Richard Matheson
Piano quotes by Stephanie Laurens
#50. Delicate, hauntingly uncertain music floated out of the house. Vane heard it as he walked up from the stables. The lilting strains reached him, then wrapped about him, about his mind, sinking into his senses. They were a siren's song- and he knew precisely who was singing.
Halting on the graveled drive before the stable arch, he listened to the moody air. It drew him- he could feel the tug as if it was physical. The music spoke- of need, of restless frustration, of underlying rebellion. #Quote by Stephanie Laurens
Piano quotes by Lady Gaga
#51. I was a strange, loud little kid who could sit at the piano and kill a Beethoven piece. #Quote by Lady Gaga
Piano quotes by Hugh Laurie
#52. Some people are drawn naturally - there are natural guitarists, and there are natural piano players, and I think guitar implies travel, a sort of footloose gypsy existence. You grab your bag and you go to the next town. #Quote by Hugh Laurie
Piano quotes by Terry Teachout
#53. Century-old records are the closest thing we have to a time machine. To listen to the voice of Theodore Roosevelt or the piano playing of Claude Debussy is to feel the years falling away like autumn leaves from a maple tree. #Quote by Terry Teachout
Piano quotes by Jarod Kintz
#54. A zebra is the piano of the animal kingdom. And I am the flute at the nudist colony, if you know what I mean. #Quote by Jarod Kintz
Piano quotes by John Sandford
#55. Did he ever ask you . . . or suggest to you . . . that he might want to pull some kind of dirty trick on Senator Smalls?" "Oh, no, he would never have done that," Fey said. "I mean, he might have tried to pull a dirty trick, but he wouldn't have spoken to me about it. I like Senator Smalls and Robert knew that. The senator and I have common interests. He likes classical piano and he likes Postimpressionist art. If Robert had asked me to do a dirty trick on Senator Smalls, I would have refused and I would have told Senator Smalls. Robert teased me about that. About me being loyal. #Quote by John Sandford
Piano quotes by Trevor Rabin
#56. I never actually had a guitar lesson. I taught myself the guitar from piano exercise books, which led me to have a pretty good technique on the guitar and allowed me to find different ways to do things. #Quote by Trevor Rabin
Piano quotes by FKA Twigs
#57. I love my music, so I want to produce, write, and serve my music. I've had to learn about EQ frequencies and programming and space and clutter and how to be a better piano or bass player - everything. #Quote by FKA Twigs
Piano quotes by Nicholas Haslam
#58. Having photographs around the house is fine - if they're royal and on the grand piano. #Quote by Nicholas Haslam
Piano quotes by Richard Meale
#59. I've always worked at the piano; I like to hear what I'm doing, I like the sound, to hear the actual sound. I get bored just looking at a manuscript. #Quote by Richard Meale
Piano quotes by Jenny B. Jones
#60. I slipped into the music room and, with my backpack still in my lap like a shield. I took a seat at a piano old enough to have been carried over the ark. The room was small, quiet.
A sanctuary.
It was always this way for me. Teh stored instruments in the closets called out like old friends. The bent and scratched black music stands welcomed me to thier home. The oily smell, a perfume. It was like ... church. #Quote by Jenny B. Jones
Piano quotes by Nat Wolff
#61. I've been playing my instrument since I was about three or four. That's when I started banging around on the piano, trying to be like The Beatles. #Quote by Nat Wolff
Piano quotes by Frank Schoonmaker
#62. Taste and smell are often the beggars among our five senses - they leave no written language and therefore no standards other than wholly personal ones. Tasting a superlative Moselle wine can be an aesthetic experience no less genuine than hearing a Mozart piano concerto or seeing for the first time an original Breughel painting. #Quote by Frank Schoonmaker
Piano quotes by Suzi Quatro
#63. Music has always been in my family, but it was mainly keyboards. I learned to play classical piano, but when I first heard the amazing bass guitar of James Jamerson, who played on all the big Motown hits of the '60s and '70s, I knew bass guitar was my instrument. #Quote by Suzi Quatro
Piano quotes by Condoleezza Rice
#64. I studied piano from the age of three. My grandmother taught piano. I stayed at her house during the day while my parents worked. I obviously wanted to learn to play. And so she asked if she could teach me, and my mother said don't you think she's too young. My grandmother apparently said no. So I could read music before I could read, and I really don't remember learning to read music. So for me it's like a native language. When I look at a sheet of music, it just makes sense. #Quote by Condoleezza Rice
Piano quotes by Rebecca West
#65. There is, of course, no reason for the existence of the male sex except that sometimes one needs help with moving the piano. #Quote by Rebecca West
Piano quotes by Marsha Norman
#66. I grew up at the piano, and I longed to write musicals. #Quote by Marsha Norman
Piano quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#67. He remembered his cry of the night before: We must meet in the middle of the Bridge! #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Piano quotes by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
#68. Why not just tell my parents the boarding school thing wasn't working out, and go home? That offer had been on the table from the beginning, after all. I could live at home forever, growing white-haired and teaching piano and taking in stray cats until the neighborhood children started weaving tales of my tragic past and my story was adapted for Lifetime Television. #Quote by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Piano quotes by Jonathan Gould
#69. It is the sound of the crowd that can be heard in the second, crescendoing rush of the orchestra that follows the final verse, rising from a hum to a gasp to a shout... fusing at last to a shriek (its similarity to the sound of the crowds at Beatle concerts is surely no accident). The onrushing sound of the orchestra at the end of "A Day in the Life" has transcended more than the conventions of Sgt. Pepper's Band. It is the nightmare resolution of the Beatles' show within a show. It is the sound in the eras of the high-wire artist as the ground rushes up from below. There is a blinding flash of silence, then the stunning impact of a tremendous E major piano chord that hangs in the air for a small eternity, slowly fading away, a forty-second meditation on finality that leaves each member if the audience listening with a new kind of attention and awareness to the sound of nothing at all. #Quote by Jonathan Gould
Piano quotes by Adam Zagajewski
#70. Music heard with you
at home or in the car
or even while strolling
didn't always sound as pristine
as piano tuners might wish -
it was sometimes mixed with voices
full of fear and pain,
and then that music
was more than music,
it was our living
and our dying. #Quote by Adam Zagajewski
Piano quotes by James Horner
#71. To me, writing and composing are much more like painting, about colors and brushes; I don't use a computer when I write, and I don't use a piano. I'm at a desk writing, and it's very broad strokes and notes as colors on a palette. #Quote by James Horner
Piano quotes by Future
#72. If you want to play piano, you just gotta love piano, and I loved the way that music sounded from the beginning. Always did - everything about an instrument I loved. #Quote by Future
Piano quotes by Neko Case
#73. I really wanted to find a piano for the farm house. There were so many free pianos on Craigslist, I thought, 'Let's get as many free pianos as we can and stick them all in the barn.' I got eight in a short period of time, only six of which were tunable, but it's still quite funny. #Quote by Neko Case
Piano quotes by Jacqueline Emerson
#74. I started piano lessons when I was four; I was being classically trained at the Colburn School. #Quote by Jacqueline Emerson
Piano quotes by Jerry Hunt
#75. I taught myself to play the piano. I've always been able to play, the minute I could get my hands up. I've always wanted to play the piano. It's the only instrument I've ever really liked, and it's the only one that's ever interested me. #Quote by Jerry Hunt
Piano quotes by Jane Campion
#76. 'The Piano Lesson' is very sophisticated, easily the most adult or complex material I've attempted. It's the first film I've written that has a proper story, and it was a big struggle for me to write. It meant I had to admit the power of narrative. #Quote by Jane Campion
Piano quotes by Blake Crouch
#77. That he could play the piano. And #Quote by Blake Crouch
Piano quotes by Sheri L. Dew
#78. My progress on the piano and my motivation to practice increased dramatically when I caught a vision of my potential. #Quote by Sheri L. Dew
Piano quotes by D.H. Lawrence
#79. Piano
Softly, in the dusk, a woman is singing to me;
Taking me back down the vista of years, till I see
A child sitting under the piano, in the boom of the tingling strings
And pressing the small, poised feet of a mother who smiles as she sings.
In spite of myself, the insidious mastery of song
Betrays me back, till the heart of me weeps to belong
To the old Sunday evenings at home, with winter outside
And hymns in the cosy parlour, the tinkling piano our guide.
So now it is vain for the singer to burst into clamour
With the great black piano appassionato. The glamour
Of childish days is upon me, my manhood is cast
Down in the flood of remembrance, I weep like a child for the past. #Quote by D.H. Lawrence
Piano quotes by Bryan Ferry
#80. I very rarely play the piano at home. Deliberately, so that when I do play it, I love it. #Quote by Bryan Ferry
Piano quotes by Bill Bryson
#81. It has sometimes been said that prudery reached such a height in the nineteenth century that people took to dressing their piano legs in little skirts lest they rouse anyone to untimely passion. Thomas #Quote by Bill Bryson
Piano quotes by John Leguizamo
#82. Self-expression is something that you've crafted, something that you've found. You've practiced on that piano for hours, you didn't hang out with your buddies, you didn't go after the girls, you stayed in your own little geeky room or you wrote for hours. #Quote by John Leguizamo
Piano quotes by David Bayles
#83. In essence, art lies embedded in the conceptual leap between pieces, not in the pieces themselves. And simply put, there's a greater conceptual jump from one work of art to the next than from one work of craft to the next. The net result is that art is less polished - but more innovative - than craft. The differences between five Steinway grand pianos - demonstrably works of consummate craftsmanship - are small compared to the differences between the five Beethoven Piano concerti you might perform on those instruments. A #Quote by David Bayles
Piano quotes by Milan Kundera
#84. Tomas turned the key and switched on the ceiling light. Teraza saw two beds pushed together, one of them flanked by a bedside table and a lamp. Up out of the lampshade, startled by the overhead light, flew a large nocturnal butterfly that began circling the room. The strains of the piano and violin rose up weakly from below. #Quote by Milan Kundera
Piano quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#85. Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Piano quotes by Marjoe Gortner
#86. I really don't put it down. I never have. It's just that I analyze it and look at it from a very rational point of view. I don't see it as coming from God and say that at a certain point the Holy Spirit zaps you with a super whammy on the head and you've "gone for tongues" and there is it. Tongues is a process that people build up to. Then, as you start to do something, just as when you practice the scales on the piano, you get better at it. #Quote by Marjoe Gortner
Piano quotes by Marie Rutkoski
#87. Arin remmembered seeing her hand in Javelin's mane, curling into the coarse strands. This made him remember the almost freakish lenghth between her littlest finger and thumb as her hand spanned piano keys. The black star of the birth-mark. He saw her again in the imperial palace. Her music room. He'd seen that room only once. About a month ago, right before Firstsummer. Her blue sleeves were fastened at the wrist.
Something tugged inside him. A flutter of unease.
Do you sing? Those had been her first words to him, the day she had bought him. A band of nausea circled Arin's throat, just as it had when she had asked him that question, in part for the same reason. She'd had no trace of an accent. She had spoken in perfect, natural, mother-taught Herrani. #Quote by Marie Rutkoski
Piano quotes by Andy Peebles
#88. The Rolling Stones suffered a great loss with the death of Ian Stewart, the man who had for so many years played piano quietly and silently with them on stage. #Quote by Andy Peebles
Piano quotes by Carl Andre
#89. I didn't study the piano - the piano studied me. #Quote by Carl Andre
Piano quotes by Phil Cousineau
#90. Reading old travel books or novels set in faraway places, spinning globes, unfolding maps, playing world music, eating in ethnic restaurants, meeting friends in cafes ... all these things are part of never-ending travel practice, not unlike doing scales on a piano, shooting free-throws, or meditating. #Quote by Phil Cousineau
Piano quotes by Maceo Parker
#91. I was a piano player. I love piano playing. I just love all music. #Quote by Maceo Parker
Piano quotes by Joe Ducie
#92. I could do anything - be anything.
I could be a blackberry farmer.
I could worry about phone bills and nipping out to the corner shop for milk and bread of a morning.
Little Declan Jr. could learn to walk and talk with his real father, alive and well, and I could teach him how to wear a waistcoat with just the right amount of tragic charm, take him to school in a few years, maybe makehim a little sister to look out for, someone to keep him on his toes. He could play a sport - tennis, maybe, or football. I'd attend parent-teacher meetings and have after-work drinks with the neighbors, talking about how well so-and-so is doing, and why yes, Declan Jr. is learning to play the piano. Top of his class, you know - he has his mother's grace…
I could see all of that, as clear in my mind as sunlight on fresh snow, and so much more.
Just living day to day. One morning we could have picnics, my family and I, next to blue glacial lakes. One afternoon my son would be old enough to meet a girl, get in a fight, need to shave. One evening his sister will need help with her homework, and he'll complain, but he'll help.
And then one day the Elder Gods would descend from a blood-red sky in chariots lashed together from bone and flame and take away all my blackberries. #Quote by Joe Ducie
Piano quotes by Gary Oldman
#93. I got obsessed with classical music, I got obsessed with Chopin, with playing the piano. #Quote by Gary Oldman
Piano quotes by Matthew Sweet
#94. He wanted to play accordion on something of mine and I said you can play accordion, but I want you to play piano and organ on some stuff. He came over a couple times a week for two weeks and gave me therapy as to whether I should do The Thorns or not. #Quote by Matthew Sweet
Piano quotes by Helen DeWitt
#95. His youngest sister, Linda, wanted to be a singer and she had now refused point-blank to go to secretarial college; his father had refused pointblank to let her study music. Linda had gone to the piano and begun to play Chopin's Prelude No. 24 in D minor, a bitter piece of music which gains in tragic intensity when played 40 times in a row. #Quote by Helen DeWitt
Piano quotes by Avicii
#96. I always just sit down at the piano and make the main hook - what I want the track to be about melodically - and then I'll build everything else around that. But growing up, I did not play any instruments. #Quote by Avicii
Piano quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#97. I became a so-called science fiction writer when someone decreed that I was a science fiction writer. I did not want to be classified as one, so I wondered in what way I'd offended that I would not get credit for being a serious writer. I decided that it was because I wrote about technology, and most fine American writers know nothing about technology. I got classified as a science fiction writer simply because I wrote about Schenectady, New York. My first book, Player Piano, was about Schenectady. There are huge factories in Schenectady and nothing else. I and my associates were engineers, physicists, chemists, and mathematicians. And when I wrote about the General Electric Company and Schenectady, it seemed a fantasy of the future to critics who had never seen the place. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Piano quotes by Thelonious Monk
#98. I guess, you know, if I didn't make it with the piano, I guess I would've been the biggest bum. #Quote by Thelonious Monk
Piano quotes by Mike Figgis
#99. I might have a guitar or a piano on set to play something for the actors. #Quote by Mike Figgis
Piano quotes by John Ciardi
#100. Translator's Note: When the violin repeats what the piano has just played, it cannot make the same sounds and it can only approximate the same chords. It can, however, make recognizably the same "music", the same air. But it can do so only when it is as faithful to the self-logic of the violin as it is to the self-logic of the piano. #Quote by John Ciardi
Piano quotes by Charles Bukowski
#101. He was bursting with enthusiasms. He probably loved many things: the hawk in flight, the god-damned ocean, full moon, Balzac, bridges, stage plays, the Pulitzer Prize, the piano, the god-damned Bible. #Quote by Charles Bukowski
Piano quotes by Victor De Laprade
#102. It is incontestable that music induces in us a sense of the infinite and the contemplation of the invisible. #Quote by Victor De Laprade
Piano quotes by Heather King
#103. Prayer is like practicing the piano or ballet or writing: you have to bring your body for a very long time, in spite of your body's frailties and conflicts and general revolt, and then one day your body is not separate any more. You've in a sense become the piano or the dance or the word or the prayer. The prayer is in your heart. The prayer is your heart. #Quote by Heather King
Piano quotes by Charles Bukowski
#104. Marvin bongo drums and a piano and some grass #Quote by Charles Bukowski
Piano quotes by Harry Connick, Jr.
#105. I'm a natural piano player. So all the practicing I do at this point is in my head. If I don't play for a year, my chops aren't going to get any worse. I've spent my time playing scales, and I don't necessarily want to play any faster than I play. So everything I do at this point is more philosophical. #Quote by Harry Connick, Jr.
Piano quotes by Elizabeth Lesser
#106. Meditation practice is like piano scales, basketball drills, ballroom dance class. Practice requires discipline; it can be tedious; it is necessary. After you have practiced enough, you become more skilled at the art form itself. You do not practice to become a great scale player or drill champion. You practice to become a musician or athlete. Likewise, one does not practice meditation to become a great meditator. We meditate to wake up and live, to become skilled at the art of living. #Quote by Elizabeth Lesser
Piano quotes by Alanis Morissette
#107. I started playing piano when I was 6. And I knew that wanted to be involved in that form of expression, whether it was through music, or acting, or dancing, or painting, or writing. #Quote by Alanis Morissette
Piano quotes by W. Somerset Maugham
#108. The first time he talked in that way he said something that I've never forgotten, because it horrified me; he said that the world isn't a creation, for out of nothing nothing comes, but a manifestation of the eternal nature; well, that was all right, but then he added that evil is as direct a manifestation of the divine as good. They were strange words to hear in that sordid, noisy café, to the accompaniment of dance tunes on the mechanical piano. #Quote by W. Somerset Maugham
Piano quotes by Jamie Foxx
#109. Then I was playing the piano at eight, and that helps you learn about women because most of the people I was playing for were women. #Quote by Jamie Foxx
Piano quotes by Alexa Chung
#110. When I was thirteen I spent a lot of time pretending to like dance music because everyone at my school seemed to love it. If only I'd known it was OK to have different tastes to others and that one day my mind would be blown open by an older man who would introduce me to The Smiths, The Cure, Buzzcocks, Talking Heads and almost every other band I adore to this day. I also wish I'd been reassured that one day, yes, a boy would actually fancy me in spite and potentially, deliberately, FOR my zero boob/skinny legs combo. But mainly I wish I'd listened to my mother when she said learning to play the piano might come in handy in the future and would actually be something I would thank her for forcing me to do. Every Wednesday we would drive to Mrs Batten's house listening to The ArchersI, with me in the passenger seat trying desperately to think up excuses for why I hadn't practiced that week. Though it seemed very unlikely at the time, I am thankful for those piano lessons every time I manage to impress a boy by hammering out some Chopin when drunk (swot up, kids!). #Quote by Alexa Chung
Piano quotes by Clement Mok
#111. Remember the music is not in the piano. #Quote by Clement Mok
Piano quotes by Billy Sunday
#112. Some homes need a hickory switch a good deal more than they do a piano. #Quote by Billy Sunday
Piano quotes by Karen Hesse
#113. Daddy named me Billie Jo. He wanted a boy. Instead, he got a long legged girl with a wide mouth with cheekbones like bicycle handles. He got a redheaded, freckle faced, narrow-hipped girl with a fondness for apples and hunger for playing fierce piano. #Quote by Karen Hesse
Piano quotes by Peter Campbell
#114. The notion of children being "kindergarten ready" is a bizarre oxymoron. It's like saying you have to know how to play the piano before you can learn how to play the piano. #Quote by Peter Campbell
Piano quotes by Henry James
#115. Take things more easily. Don't ask yourself so much whether this or that is good for you. Don't question your conscience so much - it will get out of tune, like a strummed piano. Keep it for great occasions. Don't try so much to form your character - it's like trying to pull open a rosebud. Live as you like best, and your character will form itself. #Quote by Henry James
Piano quotes by Gerard Cox
#116. I come from a musical family. Mom was a piano teacher for a large portion of her life, and Dad is a saxophone hobbyist who grew up in England during the heyday of Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott. I started taking piano lessons from my Mom, but it's too easy to slack off with your parent, so she passed me on to a friend of hers, where I got more motivated to play music by playing pop hits and TV themes. I did some classical training, but I was always more into the really thematic stuff. #Quote by Gerard Cox
Piano quotes by Bobby McFerrin
#117. I prepared five songs, I sang them, and he hired me. I started working about a month later at the piano bar. #Quote by Bobby McFerrin
Piano quotes by Sydney J. Harris
#118. The commonest fallacy among women is that simply having children makes them a mother - which is as absurd as believing that having a piano makes one a musician. #Quote by Sydney J. Harris
Piano quotes by Mark Salling
#119. I decided I wanted to be a musician when I saw the movie 'Amadeus' around 1987. I was five years old, so it was a good time to start piano lessons after seeing Tom Hulce who played Mozart play the harpsichord on his back with his hands crossed. Such a great movie to inspire a five-year-old. #Quote by Mark Salling
Piano quotes by Edgar Winter
#120. When I was first starting out, you'd have to bang an old upright piano and stick a mike in it and it would always feed back and you could never turn it up loud enough to be heard and I would beat my hands black and blue and bloody. #Quote by Edgar Winter
Piano quotes by Renzo Piano
#121. One of the great beauties of architecture is that each time, it is like life starting all over again. #Quote by Renzo Piano
Piano quotes by Rufus Wainwright
#122. My mother had a lot of parties when I was a child. There'd always be a moment when she would place me on the upright piano and have me sing Somewhere 'Over the Rainbow'. #Quote by Rufus Wainwright
Piano quotes by Liam Howlett
#123. I went through eight years of classical piano lessons without being able to read notes. I only have to hear a melody to be able to play it. It used to freak my piano teacher out when he finally noticed that notes don't make any sense to me and that I played by ear. #Quote by Liam Howlett
Piano quotes by E. M. Forster
#124. Yet complicated people were getting wet - not only the shepherds. For instance, the piano-tuner was sopping. So was the vicar's wife. So were the lieutenant and the peevish damsels in his Battlesden car. Gallantry, charity, and art pursued their various missions, perspiring and muddy, while out on the slopes beyond them stood the eternal man and the eternal dog, guarding eternal sheep until the world is vegetarian. #Quote by E. M. Forster
Piano quotes by Magda Alexander
#125. I've always had an ear for music so one day I sat at the piano and picked out some notes. I tried to improve, but without formal instruction, there was only so much I could learn. When I went off to school, I demanded my studies include piano lessons. By the time I was ten, I could play Mozart concertos. #Quote by Magda Alexander
Piano quotes by Anna Quindlen
#126. In the woods it was not so much that it was quiet as that the few sounds were loud and distinct, not the orchestra tuning-up of the city but individual grace notes. Birdcalls broken into pieces like a piano exercise, a tree branch snapping sharp and then swishing down and thump on the ground, the hiss of water coming off the mountain. #Quote by Anna Quindlen
Piano quotes by Steve Harvey
#127. You can take lessons to become almost anything: flying lessons, piano lessons, skydiving lessons, acting lessons, race car driving lessons, singing lessons. But there's no class for comedy. You have to be born with it. God has to give you this gift. #Quote by Steve Harvey
Piano quotes by Keith Emerson
#128. They were keen for me still to play the piano, which I was going to, but 45 minutes of piano would be extremely boring. I like a bit of light and shade. #Quote by Keith Emerson
Piano quotes by Lisa Marie Presley
#129. I remember him watching me through the crack of a door singing with a hairbrush. I was in front of his mirror. I think he wanted me to sing. He would get me on the table and make me sing sometimes or play the piano. He was very encouraging on that front. #Quote by Lisa Marie Presley
Piano quotes by Jeff Foxworthy
#130. I'm having my house repainted and we have a piano in the corner and the painter says, Is that y'all's piano? I said, No, that's our coffee table; it just has buck teeth. Here's Your Sign. #Quote by Jeff Foxworthy
Piano quotes by Katherine Catmull
#131. The bird music sank into her, like a song you used to know but forgot long ago. You hear a piano play it some day, and for a minute you feel a happy pain, but you don't know why. Bird felt like that. #Quote by Katherine Catmull
Piano quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#132. You know, it's the same thing as the question of free will and destiny, the question of creativity - you, the artist, you're not the puppet of the piano, you're not the puppet of the muse, but you're not its master, either. It's a relationship, it's a conversation, and all it wants is to be treated with respect and dignity - and it will return ten thousand times over. #Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert
Piano quotes by Julia Quinn
#133. I thought that I needed a church and hundreds of guests and music that
actually sounded like music, but I was wrong.
What I needed was a drunken priest, irreverent guests, and a companion
who learned to play piano from a goat."
"Then you got exactly what you needed."
"I suppose so. But then again, all I really needed was you. #Quote by Julia Quinn
Piano quotes by Billy Joel
#134. The piano sounds like a carnival and the microphone smells like a beer. And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar and say, man, what are you doing here? #Quote by Billy Joel
Piano quotes by Burt Bacharach
#135. I started playing piano with a little band in high school. I was terrible. I thought I had absolutely no talent. I couldn't keep time. I only got into McGill, which was a lousy music school, because they were taking American music students. #Quote by Burt Bacharach
Piano quotes by Condola Rashad
#136. I wasn't even a theater kid in high school. I studied classical piano, and I ran track. #Quote by Condola Rashad
Piano quotes by John Tesh
#137. I grew up with the Woodstock generation. I went to Woodstock, and like everybody in my school, I wanted to be in a rock-and-roll band, and most of us were. But I also grew up with a lot of piano lessons and a lot of classical music training. #Quote by John Tesh
Piano quotes by Taylor Jenkins Reid
#138. I am stronger than when I knew them. I stand straighter. I am more patient. I hold fewer grudges. I am more thankful for what I have, less resentful for what I don't. I am less restless. I read a lot more books. I play the piano. I'm engaged. #Quote by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Piano quotes by Jackson Guthy
#139. I got started at a really young age. I was about two years old when I started playing the piano and around seven or eight when I started writing my own chords and putting words together. #Quote by Jackson Guthy
Piano quotes by Keith Jarrett
#140. I grew up with the piano. I learned its language as I learned to speak. #Quote by Keith Jarrett
Piano quotes by Francis Crick
#141. Trying to determine the structure of a protein by UV spectroscopy was like trying to determine the structure of a piano by listening to the sound it made while being dropped down a flight of stairs. #Quote by Francis Crick
Piano quotes by Adam Baker
#142. Kill me," he said. "Do it clean."
He sat at a cocktail piano. He played 'I Get a Kick Out of You'. Rye stood behind him.
"You're pretty good," said Rye.
"Yeah. Always wished I'd gone professional."
Rye killed him halfway through the third verse. #Quote by Adam Baker
Piano quotes by John Legend
#143. You know, my family is very musical, I was surrounded by it. And from four years old I was the one that asked my mother could I take piano lessons. #Quote by John Legend
Piano quotes by E.F. Benson
#144. She ran her hands, butterfly fashion, over the keys.

"A little morsel of Stravinski?" she said.

It was in the middle of the morsel that Adele came in and found Lucia playing Stravinski to Mr. Greatorex. The position seemed to be away, away beyond her orbit altogether, and she merely waited with undiminished faith in Lucia, to see what would happen when Lucia became aware to whom she was playing. . . . It was a longish morsel, too: more like a meal than a morsel, and it was also remarkably like a muddle. Finally, Lucia made an optimistic attempt at the double chromatic scale in divergent directions which brought it to an end, and laughed gaily.

"My poor fingers," she said. "Delicious piano, dear Adele. I love a Bechstein; that was a little morsel of Stravinski. Hectic perhaps, do you think? But so true to the modern idea: little feverish excursions: little bits of tunes, and nothing worked out. But I always say that there is something in Stravinski, if you study him. How I worked at that little piece, and I'm afraid it's far from perfect yet."

Lucia played one more little run with her right hand, while she cudgelled her brain to remember where she had seen this man before, and turned round on the music-stool. She felt sure he was an artist of some kind, and she did not want to ask Adele to introduce him, for that would look as if she did not know everybody. She tried pictures next.

"In Art I always think that the Stravinsk #Quote by E.F. Benson
Piano quotes by Lisa Genova
Piano quotes by Beverley Nichols
#146. Where the piano is, there is one's treasure, as far as I am concerned....nothing, surely, is more delightful than sitting down at the piano on a summer day, and playing Chopin or Debussy while the natural sunlight drifts over one's shoulders through the vines outside, creating a filigree of shadow in the printed page...a shifting pattern of ghostly leaf and blossom that dances to the mood of the music. #Quote by Beverley Nichols
Piano quotes by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
#147. He crossed the stage, pushed the bench back and sat, hands resting on the keyboard cover. After a moment, he took off the cloth, and uncovered the keyboard. He rested his fingers on the keys, but didn't depress them, simply sitting there for a moment, in the dark and silent auditorium, and closed his eyes.
He belonged here. Not on a stage, but with a piano. It was the only place he felt alive. The groupies, the concerts, the strangely worshipful perks of fame, none of them made him feel complete like these moments alone did. #Quote by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Piano quotes by Kenneth R. Miller
#148. The piano is able to communicate the subtlest universal truths by means of wood, metal and vibrating air. #Quote by Kenneth R. Miller
Piano quotes by Kiana Tom
#149. I play the piano and have been playing since I was 7, mainly classical Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart. #Quote by Kiana Tom
Piano quotes by Burton Cummings
#150. When I'm not touring, I sing at home, either at the piano or I'll pick up my guitar, singing old Buck Owens songs. #Quote by Burton Cummings
Piano quotes by Condola Rashad
#151. I started playing piano when I was around four; that's my first passion. #Quote by Condola Rashad
Piano quotes by Joan Didion
#152. Grammar is a piano I play by ear, since I seem to have been out of school the year the rules were mentioned. All I know about grammar is its infinite power. To shift the structure of a sentence alters the meaning of that sentence, as definitely and inflexibly as the position of a camera alters the meaning of the object photographed. Many people know about camera angles now, but not so many know about sentences. The arrangement of the words matters, and the arrangement you want can be found in the picture in your mind. The picture dictates the arrangement. The picture dictates whether this will be a sentence with or without clauses, a sentence that ends hard or a dying-fall sentence, long or short, active or passive. The picture tells you how to arrange the words and the arrangement of the words tells you, or tells me, what's going on in the picture. Nota bene.
It tells you.
You don't tell it. #Quote by Joan Didion
Piano quotes by Ellen Hollman
#153. I actually play piano and violin, but I don't have a passion for it. It didn't make me wake up in the morning wanting to do it, or go to bed thinking about it. #Quote by Ellen Hollman
Piano quotes by Zakk Wylde
#154. All my writing, I always do it in the studio, 'cause everything sounds good. The piano's there, the keyboards; if you want to put strings on something ... And everything sounds good when it's in the cans; it sounds killer. #Quote by Zakk Wylde
Piano quotes by Vienna Teng
#155. So I always liked to sing, and apparently when I was about four or five I also started to be attracted to pianos and musical instruments. Whenever we went to a friend's house, I vaguely recall climbing up on the piano, plunking on it, and trying to figure it out. So my parents figured I was interested and asked me if I wanted to take piano lessons. I said sure. #Quote by Vienna Teng
Piano quotes by James Thurber
#156. He had as much fun in the water as any person I have known. You didn't have to throw a stick in the water to get him to go in. Of course, he would bring back a stick to you if you did throw one in. He would even have brought back a piano if you had thrown one in. #Quote by James Thurber
Piano quotes by Jeff Cardoni
#157. I was trained at classical piano as a youngster back in PA. To rebel, I bought a drum set and played in some rock & roll bands. In college I picked up a guitar and became obsessed with practicing which led to playing guitar in indie rock bands in the mid 90's. Which led me to Los Angeles. #Quote by Jeff Cardoni
Piano quotes by Lucas Grabeel
#158. I play, like, 12 instruments. Guitar, piano, harmonica, African drums ... I'm working on mastering the accordion. #Quote by Lucas Grabeel
Piano quotes by Jane Austen
#159. James Benwick is rather too piano for me; #Quote by Jane Austen
Piano quotes by Gordon Lightfoot
#160. My parents got my sister and I to go to church and have piano lessons. We were keen and they could see that. #Quote by Gordon Lightfoot
Piano quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#161. If piano is the opposite of forte, graceful chitchat with strangers is definitely my piano. #Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin
Piano quotes by Renzo Piano
#162. There is something about giving everything to your profession. In Italian, an obsession is not necessarily negative. It's the art of putting all your energy into one thing; it's the art of transforming even what you eat for lunch into architecture. #Quote by Renzo Piano
Piano quotes by Brian Wilson
#163. My brother Carl taught me how to play bass. I'm a self-taught keyboard player, though - I figured out our harmonies at the piano. #Quote by Brian Wilson
Piano quotes by Arthur C. Clarke
#164. But most of the time, with a contented resignation that comes normally to a man only at the end of a long and busy life, he sat before the keyboard and filled the air with his beloved Bach.
Perhaps he was deceiving himself, perhaps this was some merciful trick of the mind but now it seemed to Jan that this what he had always wished to do. His secret ambition had at last dared to emerge into the full light of consciousness.
Jan had always been a good pianist, and now he was the finest in the world. #Quote by Arthur C. Clarke
Piano quotes by Jennifer Estep
#165. Can you play the piano like Beethoven? Or sing like Carly Simon? Can you take fie pages' worth of quotes and turn them into a usable story ten minutes before deadline? I don't think so, unless you have more hidden talents I don't know about. We all have our special sills. They don't make us better or worse than each other. Just different #Quote by Jennifer Estep
Piano quotes by Jane Seymour
#166. I don't let the children watch TV on weeknights. They practice playing musical instruments instead. Both my sons play piano, drums and guitar, so my husband and I listen to them in the evening. #Quote by Jane Seymour
Piano quotes by R.X. Bird
#167. My face is shaped like a face, and my body like a body, but my thoughts are very unusual. Piano from the third floor. Daisies on a roof. #Quote by R.X. Bird
Piano quotes by Anonymous
#168. That's why signing kids up for piano lessons or sports is so important. It has nothing to do with creating a good musician or a five-year-old soccer star," said Heatherton. "When you learn to force yourself to practice for an hour or run fifteen laps, you start building self-regulatory strength. A five-year-old who can follow the ball for ten minutes becomes a sixth grader who can start his homework on time."5.13 #Quote by Anonymous
Piano quotes by Joan Armatrading
#169. My mother bought a piano, put it in the front room, and I just started writing my songs. #Quote by Joan Armatrading
Piano quotes by Ray Manzarek
#170. I think I'm a very poor piano player. #Quote by Ray Manzarek
Piano quotes by Scott Disick
#171. I didn't buy the piano to play it, I bought it because it looks nice. #Quote by Scott Disick
Piano quotes by Mariska Hargitay
#172. Eric Lewis doesn't play the piano, he devours it. He doesn't play music, he channels the divine. #Quote by Mariska Hargitay
Piano quotes by Hiromi
#173. I have always liked black and white! It is simple and the colour of the piano. #Quote by Hiromi
Piano quotes by Audra McDonald
#174. I certainly miss playing piano, and I really wish I did it more - it's really a very therapeutic thing to do for me. I just need to be home for more than a few minutes to be able to play more, I guess. #Quote by Audra McDonald
Piano quotes by Rufus Wainwright
#175. One day you will come to Montauk and see your dad playing the piano And see your other dad wearing glasses Hope that you will want to stay for a while Don't worry I know you'll have to go #Quote by Rufus Wainwright
Piano quotes by Elle Fanning
#176. I make movies the same way other kids play tennis or go to piano lessons. I'm trying to get better at what I want to do, just like other kids are trying to get better at what they want to do. #Quote by Elle Fanning
Piano quotes by Katie Cassidy
#177. When I was younger, playing piano and guitar were all things that I wanted to do for a short period of time, like any kid. #Quote by Katie Cassidy
Piano quotes by Garrison Keillor
#178. The teacher was asking her students what their parents did for a living, and Timmy stood up and said, "My daddy's a doctor and my mommy's a doctor too." And little Sarah stood up and said, "My mommy's an engineer and my daddy's an accountant." And then little Billy stands up and says, "My mommy's a writer and my daddy plays the piano in a whorehouse." The teacher was horrified and later she called Billy's father, and said, "Why would you ever tell your child a thing like that?" And the father said, "Well, actually I'm a defense lawyer. But how do you explain a thing like that to a seven-year-old? #Quote by Garrison Keillor
Piano quotes by Elton John
#179. I've always wanted to smash a guitar over someone's head. You just can't do that with a piano. #Quote by Elton John
Piano quotes by Adam Selzer
#180. Following the footnotes of a Lincoln book can drive you towards madness. But it also gives you the chance to spend days trying to determine whether Lincoln might have actually taken a ride on a flying piano, and that's a damned interesting way to spend one's working life. #Quote by Adam Selzer
Piano quotes by Alicia Vikander
#181. I love films that make me react emotionally and physically when you walk out of the cinema. Two of my favorite films however have got to be 'The Tree Of Life' and 'The Piano Teacher,' which also stars one of my favourite actresses Isabelle Huppert. #Quote by Alicia Vikander
Piano quotes by Bjorn Ulvaeus
#182. Mostly, in song writing, my experience is that there isn't so much inspiration as hard work. You sit there for hours, days and weeks with a guitar and piano until something good comes. But the urge to write is something you have to have. A conviction, an ambition to write and never stop until you think, 'This is the best I can do.' #Quote by Bjorn Ulvaeus
Piano quotes by Kaitlyn Dever
#183. I do write. I actually do want to start my music as well. My sister and I are starting a band. I've been playing a guitar for nine years, and she plays piano, and we sing together. We're going to start up something soon. I mostly am writing songs right now actually, but I would love to write a script someday. #Quote by Kaitlyn Dever
Piano quotes by Jamie Cullum
#184. When I was at school, I wanted to play a piano, and they said, 'No, that's for the classical students.' There's always been this air around pianos, which can very often discourage a young person from having a go. #Quote by Jamie Cullum
Piano quotes by Wayward Son, Rainbow Rowell
#185. He looks away from me, covering his mouth.
"What are you laughing at."
He looks down, but waves his hand at me. "You - your - "
I refuse to look down at myself. "My what, Snow?"
"Your hair."
I refuse to touch my hair.
"You look like that guy, with the wig - " He mimes playing the piano. "Duh, duh, duh, duhhh."
"I don't know his name. With the big wig. There was a film about him."
"Mozart. You're saying I look like Mozart."
"You've got to look, Baz, it's a scream. #Quote by Wayward Son, Rainbow Rowell
Piano quotes by Christopher Egan
#186. I love playing the piano. I have one in my apartment, and I learnt by ear. I sing a lot of Coldplay, but do my own stuff too. #Quote by Christopher Egan
Piano quotes by Pete Seeger
#187. My mother playing the violin and my father and grandfather playing the piano, classical stuff. #Quote by Pete Seeger
Piano quotes by Thomas Mann
#188. He had a way of entering I shall never forget: Offering a casual greeting and sometimes not even taking off his hat and coat, he would walk straight to the piano, his face strained with concentration, as if this had been the real point of his having come, and then with a strong attack would sound knotted chords and, his eyebrows raised high as he emphasized each modulating note, try out the preparations and resolutions he might have been considering on his way there. But this rush for the piano also had about it something of a yearning to find some hold, some shelter, as if the room and those filling it frightened him and he were seeking refuge there
and in himself as well, really
from the confusing and alien world into which he had strayed. #Quote by Thomas Mann
Piano quotes by Josie Riviera
#189. You don't have to be brave for me, Noelle," Gabe said quietly. #Quote by Josie Riviera
Piano quotes by Charlemagne Palestine
#190. I don't like the piano player music of the movies, the Michael Nyman, and sometimes that piano music makes me puke. It's not really romantic. It's just trying to get your Pavlovian juices flowing because it's a technique now. #Quote by Charlemagne Palestine
Piano quotes by Ottorino Respighi
#191. A review of his work: His music soon spread throughout Europe, and he was invited to America were he performed the Piano Concerto. He would have wished that he would be remembered as an opera composer, but it was to be his orchestral extravaganzas, mainly the trilogy of Roman pictures that has made his name famous. #Quote by Ottorino Respighi
Piano quotes by Meredith Duran
#192. Now, when he sat at the piano, he did not play music for the company the notes provided him. He played the music so she might hear it, and come a little closer to him as she listened. #Quote by Meredith Duran
Piano quotes by Anne Boleyn
#193. I took piano lessons when I was real little. And you know ... I hated it.
But by the time I was in junior high, I had some kind of knowledge of the keyboards. In my very early years I played keyboards and bass. #Quote by Anne Boleyn
Piano quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#194. It is wonderful how soon a piano gets into a log-hut on the frontier. You would think they found it under a pine-stump. With it comes a Latin grammar, and one of those tow-head boys has written a hymn on Sunday. Now let colleges, now let senates take heed! for here is one who, opening these fine tastes on the basis of the pioneer's iron constitution, will gather all their laurels in his strong hands. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Piano quotes by Dick Dale
#195. My aunt played the piano and I used to sit and listen to it. #Quote by Dick Dale
Piano quotes by Vladimir Horowitz
#196. The piano is an orchestra with 88 ... things, you know #Quote by Vladimir Horowitz
Piano quotes by Bruce Forsyth
#197. Once you've experienced the warmth of an audience, the achievement of getting your first laugh, and entertaining them, singing or playing piano, it just keeps it all going. #Quote by Bruce Forsyth
Piano quotes by Kina Grannis
#198. However, it [singing] wasn't until halfway through high school that it dawned on me that singing wasn't just a hobby, it was something I had a growing need for in my life, and that was about when I adopted the neglected guitar I found under our piano and started singing about all the things I could never say. #Quote by Kina Grannis
Piano quotes by William Golding
#199. I play the piano passionately and inaccurately. Indeed, I worked out the other day that of my seventy-five years; I have spent at least one year sitting on a piano stool. #Quote by William Golding
Piano quotes by Miranda Leek
#200. I really enjoy playing the piano. I took lessons throughout middle school, but I had to drop the lessons. I actually got too busy, but I hope to pick up the lessons when I'm in college if I can. #Quote by Miranda Leek

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