Instrument Quotes

"In [the ’70s], you had to learn how to play your instrument. Nowadays, you can just loop a guita...

"In [the ’70s], you had to learn how to play your instrument. Nowadays, you can just loop a guitar from somebody else and you’ve done nothing to create that sound, except steal it. I don’t like that. I like to get in there and play the friggin’ thing. It’s not real if you didn’t play it." - Lemmy
📅︎ Feb 03
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"The state is nothing but an instrument of opress...

"The state is nothing but an instrument of opression of one class by another - no less so in a democratic republic than in a monarchy." - Friedrich Engels
📅︎ Jan 26
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“It’s easy to play an instrument; all you have to...

“It’s easy to play an instrument; all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time, and the instrument will play itself.” -Johann Sebastian Bach
📅︎ Dec 09
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"The great threat to freedom is the concentration of power. Government is necessary to p...

"The great threat to freedom is the concentration of power. Government is necessary to preserve our freedom, it is an instrument through which we can exercise our freedom; yet by concentrating power in political hands, it is also a threat to freedom." -- Milton Friedman
📅︎ Oct 23
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“Men dig their graves with their own teeth, and ...

“Men dig their graves with their own teeth, and die more by those instruments than by all weapons of their enemies.” Pythagoras of Samos, ca. 530 B.C.E.
📅︎ Nov 05
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“Sometimes I wanna write down the wo...

“Sometimes I wanna write down the words for instrumental songs. But alas, their voice is bigger than words.” Myself
📅︎ Nov 26
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"Musicians smash your...

"Musicians smash your blind instruments on the stage" - Tristan Tzara
📅︎ Aug 07
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"Circumstances are the rulers of th...

"Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise." ― Samuel Lover, Rory O'More
📅︎ Jul 25
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The instrument has yet to be devi...

The instrument has yet to be devised that can test my indifferene to that remark. —Hawkeye Pierce, M*A*S*H
📅︎ Jul 14
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"Barometer, n.: An ingenious instr...

"Barometer, n.: An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having." — Ambrose Bierce
📅︎ Jun 10
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Believe me, Baldric: Eternity in the company of Beelzebub with ...

Believe me, Baldric: Eternity in the company of Beelzebub with all his hellish instruments of death will seem like a picnic compared to five minutes with me... And THIS PENCIL. -Edmund Blackadder
📅︎ Apr 23
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"If we confine something to one place, it will only get ruined. If we b...

"If we confine something to one place, it will only get ruined. If we bring it out and make it beneficial for others as well, that art form would exist forever." - P. K. Narayanan Nambiar (Mizhavu Instrument Grandmaster)
📅︎ Jan 01
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"Barometer, n.: An ingenious instr...

"Barometer, n.: An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having." — Ambrose Bierce
📅︎ Jan 13
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" Life is like playing a violin ...

" Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. "_ Samuel Butler
📅︎ Sep 13
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Life is like playing a violin ...

Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. Samuel Butler
📅︎ Nov 04
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“Too many talented people string an...

“Too many talented people string and unstring their instruments without ever playing their music.” — Ken Standley
📅︎ Sep 07
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"The body of the American people is substantially republican. But their virtuous feelings have be...

"The body of the American people is substantially republican. But their virtuous feelings have been played on by some fact with more fiction; they have been the dupes of artful manœuvres, & made for a moment to be willing instruments in forging chains for themselves." — Thomas Jefferson, 1799
📅︎ Aug 23
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Your mind is your ins...

Your mind is your instrument. Learn to be its master and not its slave.
📅︎ Apr 30
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"The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly...

"The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately...you usually don't use it at all. It uses you." - Eckhart Tolle
📅︎ Mar 30
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"Lord, make me an instrument of...

"Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love."Francis of Assisi
📅︎ Mar 07
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‘Drink loosens the tongue. But it also opens the ...

‘Drink loosens the tongue. But it also opens the heart wide, and it is a vehicle instrumental to a moral quality, that is, openheartedness’ - Immanuel Kant
📅︎ Mar 17
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"I play the baritone horn- which is like a mini tube, and is the le...

"I play the baritone horn- which is like a mini tube, and is the least sexy instrument you can choose. And I generally say I don't play one so I don't have to acknowledge it. I also play fife." -Steve Carell
📅︎ Jun 19
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Sometimes extraordinary and exciting new genres of music are invent...

Sometimes extraordinary and exciting new genres of music are invented by people on drugs who never learned how to properly play their instruments. - Markus Almond (Motivational Quotes To Get The Blood Moving)
📅︎ Feb 27
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“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrai...

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” ― Patrick Henry
📅︎ May 19
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"Life is like playing a violin so...

"Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on." - Samuel Butler
📅︎ Dec 05
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With software there are only two possibilities: either the users control the pr...

With software there are only two possibilities: either the users control the program or the program controls the users. If the program controls the users, and the developer controls the program, then the program is an instrument of unjust power.
📅︎ Jun 08
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Extraordinary and exciting new genres of music are invented by p...

Extraordinary and exciting new genres of music are invented by people on drugs who never learned how to properly play their instruments. - Markus Almond (Motivational Quotes To Get The Blood Moving)
📅︎ Sep 21
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Sometimes extraordinary and exciting new genres of music are invent...

Sometimes extraordinary and exciting new genres of music are invented by people on drugs who never learned how to properly play their instruments. - Markus Almond (Motivational Quotes To Get The Blood Moving)
📅︎ Dec 22
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"If a poem is written well, it was written with the poet's voice and for a voic...

"If a poem is written well, it was written with the poet's voice and for a voice. Reading a poem silently instead of saying a poem is like the difference between staring at sheet music and actually humming or playing the music on an instrument."
📅︎ Dec 10
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“The means of defence against foreign danger have bee...

“The means of defence against foreign danger have been always the instruments of tyranny at home." ― James Madison, Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787
📅︎ Apr 07
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I am an eager instr...

I am an eager instrument for your passions. Play me. - Narayanna
📅︎ May 13
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I do not use a storyboard,...

I do not use a storyboard, I think it is an instrument of the cowards.—Werner Herzog
📅︎ Jul 30
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"Enjoy your body, use it every way you can. Don’t be...

"Enjoy your body, use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own." - Kurt Vonnegut
📅︎ Jan 21
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"That language is an instrument of human reason...

"That language is an instrument of human reason, and not merely a medium for the expression of thought, is a truth generally admitted." - Paul Graham
📅︎ Oct 18
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Every weapon of mass destructio...

Every weapon of mass destruction can also be used as an instrument of mass creation. --Ben Rayfield
📅︎ Oct 04
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"Challenges make you discover things about yourself tha...

"Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch — what makes you go beyond the norm." – Cicely Tyson
📅︎ Apr 05
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"No one can take less pains than to hold his tongue. Hear much, a...

"No one can take less pains than to hold his tongue. Hear much, and speak little; for the tongue is the instrument of the greatest good and greatest evil that is done in the world." -Walter Raleigh, Sr.
📅︎ Aug 21
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"An ignorant people is th...

"An ignorant people is the blind instrument of its own destruction" - Simon Bolivar
📅︎ May 03
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"Veiled by the instrumentality of busy, tightly integrated itineraries –wh...

"Veiled by the instrumentality of busy, tightly integrated itineraries –which are always at hand to provide the rationale for our actions –we can glimpse needs for ontological re-affirmation: ‘It’s me, I’m here’." - John Tomlinson
📅︎ Apr 17
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"What we call Man's power over Nature turns o...

"What we call Man's power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument." -C. S. Lewis
📅︎ Mar 14
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"We have been slave too long to ideology, tran...

"We have been slave too long to ideology, transmitted hierarchically, and based on a tremendously alienating instrumentality." - Terence McKenna
📅︎ Nov 18
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"If that condition of mind and soul which we call inspiration lasted long with...

"If that condition of mind and soul which we call inspiration lasted long without intermission, no artist could survive it. The strings would break and the instrument be shattered into fragments." - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer
📅︎ May 08
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