Quotation Explorer - 'Notes'

Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up. - Jane Yolen
The highest activities of consciousness have their origins in physical occurrences of the brain just as the loveliest melodies are not too sublime to be expressed by notes. - W. Somerset Maugham
A farm is an irregular patch of nettles bounded by short-term notes, containing a fool and his wife who didn't know enough to stay in the city.
Those who have assets must withdraw them from the markets of loans. Do not accept notes of loan on speculation. The time will soon come when you will gain no profits from the market of loans, and your wealth will be taken by the very few. - Compton Gage
I have notes in my bathroom, yellow notes, and I stick 'em on the mirror, things that happened that were uplifting boosters for me. Notes that say, "Today is special, make today count." And then I have one note on the mirror in the middle that says, "Look at the other notes. - Burt Bacharach
The piano ain't got no wrong notes. - Thelonious Monk
He honestly believed, for an instant, that what he'd heard was music-a tune piped, a burble of notes, a little scrap of melody floating by on wind and breaking his heart. - Anne Tyler
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness. - Maya Angelou
Don’t know what I’m talking about? Don’t know what I’m talking about! My shout hit notes that normally only Wagnerian sopranos can reach. You think you’re a freaking leprechaun, but I don’t know what I’m talking about? - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
He was making music - Howells, Finzi, Holst - so you could see the sounds in the serried air.Serried. Then just as suddenly empty when his sound-proof right hand closed off the notes. - Craig Raine
One can only ask to play as well as possible the notes one is given. - Peter Høeg
There are only a few notes. Just variations on a theme. - John Lennon
Music is the space between the notes as much as the notes themselves; it's defined as much by silence as by sound. - James McKean
The slinky and post-it notes are both products that came from mistakes. Don’t forget that mishaps can be turned into triumphs. - Adam Smith
I write letters to my right brain all the time. They're just little notes. And right brain, who likes to get little notes from me, will often come through within a day or two. - Sue Grafton
We are all an instrument with a special notation to our individual identity. When you incorporate many beautiful notes together, you envelop a harmonious orchestra. - Steven Cuoco
Love notes to my husband, Jeremiah Nii Mama Akita; I will always love you. I am grateful for a blessed life shared with you. - Lailah Gifty Akita
If I have done great things it's because I was standing in the closet of smart men taking notes and then publishing their ideas as my own. - Isaac Newton
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
Quotes and notes to self Find your inner peace!Don’tbe caught up in your outer world.Paygreater attention to your inner world - Allan Rufus
One of our professors described a lecture as 'a mystical process by which the notes on the pad of the lecturer pass on to the pad of the student, without passing through the mind of either'. - John Cleese
Sometimes I don't even know why I'm writing what I'm writing...I'm just following these people around and taking notes. - P. Anastasia
If I can get on to my sofa and occupy myself for four hours, at intervals through the day, scribbling my notes, and able to read the books that belong to me, in that they clarify the density, and shape the formless mass within, life seems inconceivably rich... - Alice James
I don't like the sound of all those lists he's making - it's like taking too many notes at school; you feel you've achieved something when you haven't. - Dodie Smith
The roses, the lovely notes, the dining and dancing are all welcome and splendid. But when the Godiva is gone, the gift of real love is having someone who'll go the distance with you. Someone who, when the wedding day limo breaks down, is willing to share a seat on the bus. - Oprah Winfrey
All I'm saying is that there is more to life than the main story. Check out the notes in the margins because maybe they're even more important. - Isabelle Rowan
He listens well who takes notes. - Dante Alighieri
I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music. - Joan Miró
Life sure gives us serious lessons, but I refuse to sit down and take notes. I can pretty well do that walking! - Marie Abanga
There are those who dance the notes and those who dance the music. - Eva Ibbotson
The notes I can handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes-ah, that is where the art resides. - Artur Schnabel
The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes--ah, that is where the art resides! - Arthur Schnabel
The English philosopher Michael Oakeshott notes that one of the signs of being cold today is that one knows what one doesn't have to know. - Joseph Epstein
Ideas can come from anywhere and at any time. The problem with making mental notes is that the ink fades very rapidly. - Rolf Smith
Those who love you the most, let yo bend your notes - Paresh Shah
I would rather write 10,000 notes than a single letter of the alphabet. - Ludwig van Beethoven
In the defense of our nation, a president must be a clear-eyed realist. There are limits to the smiles and scowls of diplomacy. Armies and missiles are not stopped by stiff notes of condemnation. They are held in check by strength and purpose and the promise of swift punishment. - George W. Bush
I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music.
Those who love you the most, let you bend your notes - Paresh Shah
The prelude to Tristan and Isolde sounded as if a bomb had fallen into a large music factory and had thrown all the notes into confusion.
To reach the high notes in life, you must open your heart to sing. - Caron Kamps Widden
And then the finale, its four modest notes. Do, re, fa, mi: half a jumbled scale. Too simple to be called invented. But the thing spills out into the world like one of those African antelopes that fall from the womb, still wet with afterbirth but already running. - Richard Powers
Book:Sharing of life and experiences with other people.This is lifetime notes for all generations. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Silence between notes produces music. Silence between thoughts produces wisdom. - Dr. Asoka Jinadasa
By the time the last few notes fade, his hope will be restored, but each time he's force to resort to the Adagio it becomes harder, and he knows its effect is finite. There are only a certain number of Adagios left in him, and he will not recklessly spend this precious currency. - Steven Galloway
Music is the silence between the notes. - Claude Debussy
Do we not each dream of dreams? Do we not dance on the notes of lostmemories? Then are we not each dreamers of tomorrow and yesterday, since dreamsplay when time is askew? Are we not all adrift in the constant sea of trial and when all is done, do we not all yearn for ships to carry us home? - Nathan Reese Maher
The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides. - Artur Schnabel
I used to think of them as prolegomena for a book; now I would see a book as prolegomena for the notes. - Jeff Nunokawa
This is a party that used to embrace freedom but now they've abandoned the principles of Thomas Jefferson and adopted the tactics of Joseph Stalin.' he says. And he, (Eric O'Keefe) notes that those tactics are even aimed at fellow Democrats who don't fall in line. - Kimberly Strassel
If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together. - Richard M. Nixon
Caveman used to be a hunter-gatherer...Modern man hunts for jobs(if he wants to be an employee) and for heads (if he is an employer), and later gathers paper in the form of currency notes, contracts, policies or shares. - Ankala V Subbarao
Good deeds are the highest notes in life's symphony. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Be aware of the high notes, of the blissful faces and their soft messages, and listen for the silent message of a highly decorated gift. - Dejan Stojanovic
We are musical notes emanating from the quantum string section of a grand symphonic orchestra. - Kane Freeman
Read. As much as you can. As deeply and widely and nourishingly and ­irritatingly as you can. And the good things will make you remember them, so you won't need to take notes. - A.L. Kennedy
The best way to waste your life, is by taking notes. The easiest way to avoid living is to just watch. Look for the details. Report. Don't participate. - Chuck Palahniuk
For me, Chanel is like music. There are certain notes and you have to make another tune with them - Karl Lagerfeld
Is the ash in trees, babies, flowers, and visions of Godbetter than the visions themselves? Then you think,none of this is tangible or concrete. So you have another cigaretteand think about the (not one) but many ghosts you keep tucked away,under sheets, under beds, in notes, within other ghosts. - Derek Keck
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