Note Quotes

“If you hit the wrong note, it...

“If you hit the wrong note, it’s the next note that determines if it’s good or bad.”—Miles Davis
📅︎ Jan 29
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“Almost everyone is born a geni...

“Almost everyone is born a genius and buried an idiot.” - Charles Bukowski, Notes of a Dirty Old Man
📅︎ Jan 31
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If an alien visited Earth, they would take some note of humans, but prob...

If an alien visited Earth, they would take some note of humans, but probably spend most of their time trying to understand the dominant form of life on our planet - microorganisms like bacteria and viruses. ...Nathan Wolfe
📅︎ Mar 11
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Note to self...

Note to self: Let yourself do stupid things.
📅︎ Mar 09
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“Life is for the living, death is fo...

“Life is for the living, death is for the dead. Let life be like music, and death a note unsaid.” - Langston Hughes
📅︎ Feb 20
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“If you wish to forget anything on ...

“If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.” ― Edgar Allan Poe
📅︎ Jan 31
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Vachel Lin...

Vachel Lindsay's one line Suicide Note
📅︎ Feb 22
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“Anybody can play. The note is only 20 ...

“Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent.” ― Miles Davis
📅︎ Jan 29
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“There are reflections even in singing. The high notes are the same as the...

“There are reflections even in singing. The high notes are the same as the low notes. The difference lies only in pitch. If you cannot sing high, sing low. If you cannot sing low, sing high. There is freedom even in singing.” Cr.
📅︎ Jan 03
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"In the meantime, cling tooth and nail to the following rule: not to ...

"In the meantime, cling tooth and nail to the following rule: not to give in to adversity, not to trust prosperity, and always take full note of fortune's habit of behaving just as she pleases." --Seneca the Younger
📅︎ Nov 25
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I LOVED HER... SHE HATES ME..NOT...

I LOVED HER... SHE HATES ME..NOTE THAT 'LOVED' IS PAST TENSE AND 'HATES' IS INDEFINITE PRESENT TENSE...
📅︎ Nov 29
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Clean imprints on people's minds ...

Clean imprints on people's minds is more valuable than dirty fingerprints on currency notes ~InfiniteRadius
📅︎ Sep 14
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"To play a wrong note is insigni...

"To play a wrong note is insignificant. To play without passion is inexcusable." ​-Ludwig van Beethoven
📅︎ Nov 15
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Positive words left unsaid are like sachets of currency notes burnt in va...

Positive words left unsaid are like sachets of currency notes burnt in vain. Positive deeds left undone are like deep wells filled with soil to the brim. Do the undone, say the unsaid and turn the unturned. ― Israelmore Ayivor
📅︎ May 21
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“Music is the sp...

“Music is the space between the notes” -Claude Debussy
📅︎ May 20
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“The only difference b...

“The only difference between messing around and science is taking notes.”
📅︎ May 19
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“Note to self: An e...

“Note to self: An easy life will never build you” -Steffi Sharma
📅︎ Apr 30
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“Life is for the living. Death is for the d...

“Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.” ― Langston Hughes, The Collected Poems
📅︎ Apr 24
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"Life is a dangerous thing. Insecurity is the price of livin...

"Life is a dangerous thing. Insecurity is the price of living. Only those who died and those who will never be born are absolutely safe." —Alija Izetbegović, Notes from Prison, 1983-1988.
📅︎ Feb 25
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If you wish to forget anything on ...

If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered. ~Edgar Allan Poe
📅︎ Mar 06
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"I say let the world go to hell, ...

"I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea" Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground
📅︎ Feb 17
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“I can forgive ,but I cannot forget.” is only another way of saying “I wi...

“I can forgive ,but I cannot forget.” is only another way of saying “I will not forgive.” Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note —torn in two and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.—Henry Ward Beecher
📅︎ Jan 20
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"Life is one big lesson. You hav...

"Life is one big lesson. You have to know when to take notes, and when to prepare for the tests." -Me-
📅︎ Mar 15
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"Whenever anybody would come by, I would ...

"Whenever anybody would come by, I would cram my notes into my desk drawer and pretend to work on my office work." Albert Einstein
📅︎ Jan 06
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"The music is not in the n...

"The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
📅︎ Nov 26
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"Being alone is better...

"Being alone is better than being with the wrong person." -L, Death Note
📅︎ Sep 05
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“ During my time in prison, I never noticed a drop in my will to live, but I often realized that ...

“ During my time in prison, I never noticed a drop in my will to live, but I often realized that I was finding relief in the fact that I was old enough to know that death was not too far away. This thought brought me comfort. I treasured it like a big secret ” ―Alija Izetbegović, Notes From Prison.
📅︎ Nov 09
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"Music is the si...

"Music is the silence between the notes". Claude Debussy
📅︎ Jun 03
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Yesterday is a canceled check: Forget it. T...

Yesterday is a canceled check: Forget it. Tomorrow is a promissory note: Don't count on it. Today is ready cash: Use it!. -Edwin C Bliss
📅︎ Aug 20
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I hold the palette, with coloured notes co...

I hold the palette, with coloured notes composed through a soulless ballad, resonating on a ferocious planet. -Melanin 9, Magna Carta.
📅︎ Oct 21
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"What serious function does a butterfly have? What economic value? A little pollination here a...

"What serious function does a butterfly have? What economic value? A little pollination here and there for what? Milkweed? And yet, how extraordinary is it that child and adult alike note nearly every arrival of a butterfly on a plant or its path floating across a yard." -William McDonough
📅︎ Jul 11
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"I'm not mad at anyone. This is just some...

"I'm not mad at anyone. This is just something I wanted to do for myself". ~ Comedian Garry Shandling on what his suicide note says
📅︎ Apr 30
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The music is not in the no...

The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.” ~Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
📅︎ Aug 31
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"In overlooking, denying, evading his complexity we are diminished and we perish; only w...

"In overlooking, denying, evading his complexity we are diminished and we perish; only within the web of ambiguity, paradox, this hunger, danger, darkness, can we find at once ourselves and the power that will free us from ourselves"- James Baldwin, Notes Of a Native Son
📅︎ May 27
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"Everyone you meet has a part to play in your story. And while some may take a chapter, others...

"Everyone you meet has a part to play in your story. And while some may take a chapter, others a paragraph, and most will be no more than scribbled notes in the margins, someday, you'll meet someone who will become so integral to your life, you'll put their name in the title." -Beau Taplin
📅︎ Jan 17
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"Scientists say a huge asteroid will hit us som...

"Scientists say a huge asteroid will hit us some day, causing massive destruction. Note to self: Start building escape rocket ship." ~ T.E. Mansfield
📅︎ May 31
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"Catch a 'lerminattus?? That's easy -- they love to sing songs about how much they don't care. C...

"Catch a 'lerminattus?? That's easy -- they love to sing songs about how much they don't care. Can't get enough of it. They are very much concerned, of course, else they wouldn't be singing, but rest assured they'll be in the mix somewhere freestyling to the empty spaces between notes." ~ Tatrus
📅︎ Apr 25
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Displace one note and there would be dimi...

Displace one note and there would be diminishment, displace one phrase and the structure would fall. ~ Salieri of Amadeus's music
📅︎ Apr 04
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“I'll tell you a little secret about the blues: ...

“I'll tell you a little secret about the blues: it's not enough to know which notes to play; you gotta know why they need to be played.” - George Carlin
📅︎ Nov 26
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"...for the whole work of man really seems to consist in ...

"...for the whole work of man really seems to consist in nothing but proving to himself every minute that he is a man and not a piano-key!" - Dostoievski, Notes From Underground
📅︎ Feb 25
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"It is important to note that Internet access is not a necessity in the day...

"It is important to note that Internet access is not a necessity in the day-to-day lives of Americans and doesn’t even come close to the threshold to be considered a basic human right." - Michael O'Rielly, FCC Commissioner, June 2015
📅︎ Dec 15
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The regret of my life is ...

The regret of my life is that I have note said 'I love you' often enough. -Yoko Ono
📅︎ Feb 15
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"Chords that vibrate the swe...

"Chords that vibrate the sweetest pleasure, Thrill the deepest notes of woe." - Robert Burns
📅︎ Oct 13
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“People always feel compelled to sum you up, to presume that they have...

“People always feel compelled to sum you up, to presume that they have you and can describe you. That’s fine. But there are many stories inside of me and a lot I want to achieve outside of one flat note.” -Heath Ledger
📅︎ Apr 29
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“The music is not in the n...

“The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.” ― Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
📅︎ Jun 08
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"You don't get harmon...

"You don't get harmony when everyone sings the same note."- Doug Floyd
📅︎ Oct 21
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"You do not know the first note...

"You do not know the first note of the music that moves me" -Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind)
📅︎ Dec 08
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"To play a wrong note is insigni...

"To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable." -Ludwig van Beethoven
📅︎ Nov 13
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"I live from one tentative conclusion to the next, thinking eac...

"I live from one tentative conclusion to the next, thinking each one is final. The only thing I know for sure is that I am confused." - Hugh Prather, Notes to Myself: My Struggle to Become a Person
📅︎ Jul 09
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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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"The smell of your skin, a wall in the road. Piano sust...

"The smell of your skin, a wall in the road. Piano sustains, all of your notes. You are enticing, I'm not embracing" -Marcus Burch (from the song 'destination [your eyes]')
📅︎ Nov 15
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"Even the thought of a possibility can shake and transform us; it ...

"Even the thought of a possibility can shake and transform us; it is not merely sensations or particular expectations that do that! Note how effective the possibility of eternal damnation was!"- Nietzsche
📅︎ Jun 17
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“One has to belong to the intelligentsia to believe something like that. No ordinary man coul...

“One has to belong to the intelligentsia to believe something like that. No ordinary man could be such a fool.” George Orwell (on a left-wing rumor that America had entered World War II to crush a budding English socialist revolution.) ("Notes on Nationalism" [Polemic magazine]) (1945)
📅︎ Feb 23
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Stop acting goo...

Stop acting good. Start being good. - a note to self
📅︎ Jan 31
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“Life is for the living. Death is for the d...

“Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.” ― Langston Hughes, The Collected Poems
📅︎ Nov 17
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What's the difference ...

What's the difference between a love letter and a suicide note? - TUMBLR
📅︎ Jan 20
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"Music is the sp...

"Music is the space between the notes" -Claude Debussy
📅︎ Nov 20
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My home is in the wor...

My home is in the words you sing Every letter of the note you bring...
📅︎ Sep 04
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“When you feel happy, really happy, it somehow seems that you’ve always been happy and t...

“When you feel happy, really happy, it somehow seems that you’ve always been happy and that you’ll always be happy. The same is often true when you feel sad, or lonely, or depressed, or broke, or sick, or scared. Something, perhaps, to remember.” ~ Notes From the Universe
📅︎ Jun 19
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