Famous Quotes About Melodie

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1. "The music of revelation announces itself to the reader in somber brooding tones or in melodies light as air and one is invited to dance with the most captivating of partners: poetry."
Author: Aberjhani
2. "Every time I get up in the morning, melodies occur to me and I start trying to shape lyrics to melodies."
Author: Andrew Bird
3. "I often think of random melodies. And I pretty much hear in my head what I want to do with the orchestra as I'm writing on the piano."
Author: Andrew Lloyd Webber
4. "Set aside the old traditional notion of female as nurturer and male as leader; set aside, too, the new traditional notion of female as superwoman and male as oppressor. Begin with that most frightening of all things, a clean slate. And then look, every day, at the choices you are making, and when you ask yourself why you are making them, find this answer: Because they are what I want, or wish for. Because they reflect who and what I am.This is the hard work of life in the world, to acknowledge within yourself the introvert, the clown, the artist, the homebody, the goofball, the thinker. Look inside. That way lies dancing to the melodies spun out by your own heart."
Author: Anna Quindlen
5. "I started classical and operatic lessons when I was 8 and become an operatic singer and went to competition. I write my own music. A lot of the songs, growing up, I was into writing dark stories and poems, and one day I started putting melodies to them."
Author: Cassie Steele
6. "Down the violet wind slid syrinx melodies, wild as foxes, mad as love, strange as wakening."
Author: Cecilia Dart Thornton
7. "The more melodies and chord changes, the less good it is for the clubs, but the better it is for radio, because it makes it really emotional."
Author: David Guetta
8. "The anarch nurtures no expectations. He stakes on no one but himself. Basically, people remain pied pipers, whatever melodies they play to introduce themselves. And as for the rats - that is a chapter unto itself."
Author: Ernst Jünger
9. "I have no want or desire to solo. I'd rather create melodies and accompanying parts."
Author: Frank Iero
10. "I think my melodies are superior to my lyrics."
Author: Freddie Mercury
11. "Das Leben besteht aus seltenen einzelnen Momenten von höchster Bedeutsamkeit und unzählig vielen Intervallen, in denen uns besten Falls die Schattenbilder jener Momente umschweben. Die Liebe, der Frühling, jede schöne Melodie, das Gebirge, der Mond, das Meer - Alles redet nur einmal ganz zum Herzen: wenn es überhaupt je ganz zu Worte kommt. Denn viele Menschen haben jene Momente gar nicht und sind selber Intervalle und Pausen in der Symphonie des wirklichen Lebens."
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
12. "I was growing up listening to Queen. Freddie Mercury threw those incredible melodies into his songs."
Author: Gary Cherone
13. "I am moved more by melodies, song structure, and evocative textures."
Author: Geddy Lee
14. "Hip-hop is getting to the point now where they are going to start sounding like Al Jarreau or Bobby McFerrin or some of the other poets. Some of the better rappers can rap real fast without even melodies. It'll get to that same point."
Author: George Clinton
15. "It's as though there were two melodies going on simultaneously: one for private exploitation and the other for the public ear. The whole struggle is to squeeze into the public record some tiny essence of the perpetual inner melody."
Author: Henry Miller
16. "Then the voices of the Ainur, like unto harps and lutes, and pipes and trumpets, and viols and organs, and like unto countless choirs singing with words, began to fashipn the theme of Iluvatar to a great music; and a sound arose of endless interchanging melodies woven in harmony that passed beyond hearing into the depths and into the heights, and the places of the dwelling of Iluvatar were filled to overflowing, and the music and the echo of the music went out into the Void, and it was not void."
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
17. "You know what, I am not gonna lie, that Taylor Swift 'Trouble' song? I can't resist that song. Her melodies are very catchy."
Author: Jacob Artist
18. "But Contra la Puerta was done mostly in the opposite way, starting with sounds and melodies."
Author: Jim Coleman
19. "Ig didn't speak but went to the rack of CDs and studied his Beatles collection, trying to decide where Lee ought to start. First he thought Sgt. Pepper and pulled it out. But then he wondered if Lee would really enjoy it or if he'd find all the horns and accordions and sitars disorienting, if he'd be turned off by the lunatic mix of styles, rock jams turning into English pub sing-alongs turning into mellow jazz. He'd probably want something easier to digest, a collection of clear, catchy melodies, something recognizable as rock 'n' roll. The White Album, then. Except coming in at The White Album was like walking into a movie in the last twenty minutes. You'd get action, but you wouldn't know who the characters were or why you were supposed to care. Really, the Beatles were a story. Listening to them was like reading a book. You had to start with "Please, Please Me."
Author: Joe Hill
20. "Fairy SongShed no tear! oh, shed no tear!The flower will bloom another year.Weep no more! oh, weep no more!Young buds sleep in the root's white core.Dry your eyes! oh, dry your eyes!For I was taught in ParadiseTo ease my breast of melodies,— Shed no tear.Overhead! look overhead!‘Mong the blossoms white and red—Look up, look up! I flutter nowOn this fresh pomegranate bough.See me! 'tis this silvery billEver cures the good man's ill.Shed no tear! oh, shed no tear!The flower will bloom another year.Adieu, adieu—I fly—adieu!I vanish in the heaven's blue,— Adieu, adieu!"
Author: John Keats
21. "Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter."
Author: John Keats
22. "He would have admired one of those fantastic visions, those magic apparitions one sometimes sees in the great theaters of Europe, in which the deafening melodies of an orchestra are made to appear among a deluge of light, a torrent of oriental diamonds and gold surrounded by a diaphanous mist, from which a deity, a sylph comes forward, her feet barely touching the floor encircled and accompanied by a luminous cloud. In her wake flowers shoot forth, a dance bursts out, harmonies awaken, and choirs of devils, nymphs, satyrs, spirits, country maidens, angels, and shepherds dance, shake tambourines gesticulate wildly, and lay tribute at the goddess's feet."
Author: José Rizal
23. "When melodies and chord changes are masterfully combined, a grand movement takes over our entire body, awakening heart, nerves, and emotions with a primitive force. One can see it in the ancient dance of the enchantress: her hypnotic jingling of costume, her trance to appease the gods."
Author: Joshua Emmet
24. "Singing in Spanish is much more honest, much closer to my roots. For me, Spanish is essential. I still think in Spanish, dream in Spanish. It's the melodies and arrangements that transmit meaning."
Author: Juanes
25. "Unless you're singing something that's kind of in rhythm with the bass, the melodies, it's just difficult."
Author: Kim Gordon
26. "I learned that music comes from the voice, the rhythm and the heart of each person, and that the musicality of those unrecorded melodies could lift the curtain of fog, pass through windows and screens to waken us as gently as a morning lullaby."
Author: Kim Thúy
27. "But my role is to just apply the skills I've learned over the years: you listen to the guitar, you listen to the vocal melodies, you listen to the rhythm, and you come up with something that helps you take the song somewhere."
Author: Krist Novoselic
28. "Trout sat back and thought about the conversation. He shaped it into a story, which he never got around to writing until he was an old, old man. It was about a planet where the language kept turning into pure music, because the creatures there were so enchanted by sounds. Words became musical notes. Sentences became melodies. They were useless as conveyors of information, because nobody knew or cares what the meanings of words were anymore. So leaders in government and commerce, in order to function, had to invent new and much uglier vocabularies and sentence structures all the time, which would resist being transmuted to music."
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
29. "When I found somebody who I fell in love with, it made me feel different than I felt the rest of the day. It was electrifying. That's what inspired the 'Off to the Races' melodies. That's one of the times when you're feeling electrified by someone else and they make you happy to be alive."
Author: Lana Del Rey
30. "So much of my career has been about saying things the way people say them, using melodies not that I can sing but that the people can sing."
Author: Lionel Richie
31. "Life's like the piano and the violin, it's about how smart you could play the melodies to make a good harmony."
Author: Lucy 'Aisy
32. "Dying is the fastest route to fame for an aspiring rock star. The dead man's melodies become profound, acquiring deep mystery and rising into a realm beyond the reach of human criticism. In the stopping of a heartbeat, the rocker is transformed from decadent, depraved hedonist into misunderstood genius. Aye, death and musical stardom go together like Scotland and rain."
Author: Mark Rice
33. "Singing beautiful melodies is one thing, but to deliver the text so that the people understand it, even in a foreign language, has to be worked at very hard."
Author: Maureen Forrester
34. "I have a very strange melodic gift: melodies come to me effortlessly."
Author: Michel Legrand
35. "There is no roles. No one is keeping any roles. The drummer is also answering everybody and everything. So it is a constant conversation and communication between musicians on an extremely high level with extremely valuable material, motifs, and melodies."
Author: Miroslav Vitous
36. "At times I have a beat first and then I write. Sometimes I have a melody in my head and I pick up the guitar to develop the song. Other times I just write without any melodies, and I end up using those lyrics when I think I have the appropriate instrumental that would bring out and depict the emotions of what I have written."
Author: Nneka
37. "The ‘secret' of Shostakovich, it was suggested—by a Chinese neurologist, Dr Dajue Wang—was the presence of a metallic splinter, a mobile shell-fragment, in his brain, in the temporal horn of the left ventricle. Shostakovich was very reluctant, apparently, tohave this removed:Since the fragment had been there, he said, each time he leaned his head to one side he could hear music. His head was filled with melodies—different each time—which he then made use of whencomposing.X-rays allegedly showed the fragment moving around when Shostakovich moved his head, pressing against his ‘musical' temporal lobe, when he tilted, producing an infinity of melodies which his geniuscould use."
Author: Oliver Sacks
38. "By the end of it, you never know how it's going to turn out. Hopefully if I pick the right songs and put the right melodies on it and all the collaboration works out. it's a win-win situation."
Author: Paul Taylor
39. "His Majesty, may he live forever and prosper greatly...His Majesty, may sun finches warble sweet melodies in his ear...His Majesty, may orchids bloom in the wake of his passing...His Majesty, may minstrels compose epics at the sound of his glorious name...His Majesty, may his magnificent sword shatter the breasts of his enemies..."
Author: Rae Carson
40. "The dilemma of the eighth-grade dance is that boys and girls use music in different ways. Girls enjoy music they can dance to, music with strong vocals and catchy melodies. Boys, on the other hand, enjoy music they can improve by making up filthy new lyrics."
Author: Rob Sheffield
41. "I like to hear melodies that go from one extreme to the next- saxophone to a bell to a whistle, for instance."
Author: Roscoe Mitchell
42. "When I hear someone, instantaneously, I'm like, 'Who's singing?' You're giving people so much of yourself, and my voice is the most natural, distinctive tool I have. It's up to me to express myself on a wider scale than just writing vocal melodies and lyrics."
Author: Sampha
43. "A paint brush is the only tool I use extensively in my works, to push paint on canvas and conduct melodies. And that's exactly what Garden Avenue is, and all of my projects after that."
Author: Shawn Lukas
44. "My creative process is quite slow. I hear melodies in my head while I'm washing the dishes and I allow my subconscious to do the work."
Author: Sinead O'Connor
45. "If we are exhorted to play simple melodies with beauty rather than difficult ones with error, the same should be applied to writing; simple words greater effect."
Author: Sonia Rumzi
46. "I like to come up with the melodies, and I have a lot of ideas as far as structure goes."
Author: Steven Tyler
47. "O femeie aparte seamana c-o melodie catchy: e greu sa ti-o mai scoti din cap, odata ce ti-a intrat."
Author: Teodor Burnar
48. "He took in the squeaky music, the vulgar and pining melodies, because passion immobilizes good taste and seriously considers what soberly would be thought of as funny and to be resented."
Author: Thomas Mann
49. "I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things."
Author: Tom Waits
50. "Some things remain fragments, just the lyrics and melodies or a line or two or a verse."
Author: Tracy Chapman

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Paul Broca, for example, was a famous French craniologist in the nineteenth century whose name is given to Broca's area, the part of the frontal lobe involved in the generation of speech (which is wiped out in many stroke victims). Among his other interests, Broca used to measure brains, and he was always rather perturbed by the fact that the German brains came out a hundred grams heavier than French brains. So he decided that other factors, such as overall body weight, should also be taken into account when measuring brain size: this explained the larger Germanic brains to his satisfaction. But for his prominent work on how men have larger brains than women, he didn't make any such adjustments. Whether by accident or by design, it's a kludge."
Author: Ben Goldacre

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