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Quotes of instruments

  1. Something that has so much power must have life. Instruments have life. – Laurie Anderson
  2. We didn't have any instruments so I had to use my guitar. – Maybelle Carter
  3. Right now my mind is on the people who stole our instruments and, specifically, the person with my guitar, which will no doubt end its days having Green Day songs worked out on it. A better fate was deserved- and while the reverence given to guitars annoys me, I shall miss it. – Jonny Greenwood
  4. Other, far fewer, directors are more like the composer- conceptualizing the piece, scoring it, distributing its musical lines among a range of registers, chords, and instruments – Thomas Harrison
  5. The Reformers, therefore, as instruments in the hands of God, in delivering the Church from bondage to prelates, did not make it a tumultuous multitude, in which every man was a law to himself, free to believe, and free to do what he pleased. – Charles Hodge
  6. Most Beethoven symphonies require 80 or more instruments and the late romantics even more. – Neville Marriner
  7. I definitely don't subscribe to the theory that more instruments or more vocal tracks, harmony, or double tracking the voice, is a good thing. People do their early albums very stripped down, then each album becomes bloated. – Joanna Newsom
  8. The advice I am giving always to all my students is above all to study the music profoundly... music is like the ocean, and the instruments are little or bigger islands, very beautiful for the flowers and trees. – Andres Segovia
  9. In our culture we have such respect for musical instruments they are like part of God. – Ravi Shankar
  10. I'm not the kind of guy who deserves to play a vintage guitar because I'm too rough on instruments – Tommy Shaw
  11. I didn't follow the standard rules of bass playing, and many musicians on many different instruments who became noteworthy for their unique or particular style did a very similar thing. – Billy Sheehan
  12. I write on all instruments – Billy Sherwood
  13. I had been playing for about a year and a half when the Beach Boys formed. When our folks went to Mexico on business, we would take the food money they had left us and we would rent instruments – Carl Wilson
  14. A symphony is a stage play with the parts written for instruments instead of for actors. – Colin Henry Wilson
  15. The idea to do the album only on keyboards kind of happened by accident. I was quite happy with the sound and felt it really didn't need more instruments so I didn't use them. – Gary Wright

Usage examples for instruments

  1. He let it warm up, watching his instruments – The Golden Skull by John Blaine
  2. Such charges pass me like the idle wind; A man who has right work in mind Must choose the instruments most fitting. – Faust by Goethe
  3. Unable to stand on the hot floor, unable to escape from the room in which he had become trapped, he had lain down on the instruments and his writhings near the key had sent those tangled messages that the operator on the Itasca had not been able to understand. – The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  4. It is to be remembered, too, that he always wrought with inferior instruments – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  5. That's why the chair has to have all those funny instruments built into it. – Anything You Can Do ... by Gordon Randall Garrett
  6. Bohetzad, shaken in his resolution by this discourse, ordered the instruments of death to be again removed, and the minister to be conducted back to prison. – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various
  7. Chinese Musical Instruments date from that time. – Seven Maids of Far Cathay by Bing Ding, Ed.
  8. We are only instruments in his hands, which he may lay aside, or use according to his good pleasure. – Letters of Madam Guyon by P. L. Upham
  9. " The instruments MacFife said, pointing. – Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet by Harold Leland Goodwin
  10. No doubt they were fortunate in their choice of instruments – A Preface to Politics by Walter Lippmann
  11. What was lacking were the instruments of leadership. – The Black Experience in America The Immigrant Heritage of America by Norman Coombs
  12. Tennyson considers the chief instruments of human progress to be a vast increase of knowledge and of political organization. – Browning's Shorter Poems by Robert Browning
  13. Then, my master made strange passes about the instruments and the village was shown in the ball. – Indirection by Everett B. Cole
  14. There among the flowers were hundreds of tiny beings, some playing on tiny reed instruments and flower horns, while others sang. – Raggedy Ann Stories by Johnny Gruelle
  15. It is, like these instruments a means and not an end. – Definitions by Henry Seidel Canby
  16. The high tones of the instruments and voices I do not hear if I am a little way off. – Beethoven: A Memoir (2nd Ed.) by Elliott Graeme
  17. I cannot confirm it, because I can confirm the character of none of Mr. Hastings's instruments – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) by Edmund Burke
  18. Patients refuse it, partly because of the imperfection of the instruments but I have at last improved them. – Catherine de' Medici by Honore de Balzac
  19. And he had prepared not merely the special instruments of war, but also the tributary business on this scale of modern magnitude: he had converted his state into a powerful war machine. – The World Decision by Robert Herrick
  20. " Right on course, unless those instruments are haywire, which of course they're not," he murmured. – Dave Dawson at Casablanca by Robert Sydney Bowen