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Welcome to these Sound Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

Related topics: Values

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished.
Let the image of your success play on the giant screen
in full color with surround sound -
so real you can smell and taste it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are
punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
- Voltaire

 

True friendship is like sound health;
the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
- Charles Caleb Colton

The primal rhythmic power
and resonant sound of waves on the shore
are like the earth's heartbeat,
and become our connection with the body of nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
- Mary Pickford


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Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for
the education of its virtue.
- Plato

Music is what feelings sound like.
- Anonymous

It couldn't sound like a dog, because K9 isn't a dog,
but I made it sound as mechanical as possible.
- John Leeson

He has the finest, fundamentally sound golf swing I've ever seen.
- Jack Nicklaus

What is the Sound of One Hand Clapping?
- Traditional Zen Koan

Presents don't really mean much to me.
I don't want to sound mawkish, but -
it was the realization that I have a great many people
in my life who really love me,
and who I really love.
- Gabriel Byrne

Overwhelm is not a pleasant condition.
The to-do list overflows,
the deadlines appear imminent and immovable.
There are too many demands upon too little of your time.
Does this sound familiar?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Depend upon yourself.
Make your judgement trustworthy by trusting it.
You can develop good judgement as you do the muscles of your body -
by judicious,
daily exercise.
To be known as a man of sound judgement will be much in your favor.
- Grantland Rice

AUM, the most primordial human sound -
and the sound most connected to Spirit,
is pronounced in these three parts:
A (as in mama) - a throat sound
that vibrates in the abdomen - signifies waking.
U (as in who) - a tongue sound
that vibrates in the chest - signifies dreaming.
M (as in mama) - a lip sound
that vibrates in the head - signifies sleeping.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For the sound we produce, everybody is equally important.
Each of us has a very different personality and that
is what keeps Bush alive.
- Gavin Rossdale

If I play anything that sounds like a solo,
it's gonna sound like a lyric.
- Adam Jones

I am a trial lawyer.
Matilda says that at dinner on a good day I sound like an affidavit.
- Mario Cuomo

We decide based on how people look; we decide based on how people sound;
we decide based on how people are dressed.
We decide based on their passion.
- Frank Luntz

I was singing about six notes higher than I had to,
in a range that kept me up in a bubblegum sound.
- Nancy Sinatra

A man who is "of sound mind" is one who keeps the inner
madman under lock and key.
- Paul Valery

I always wondered what hearing one's own obituary might sound like,
and I sort of feel like I may have just heard part of it at least.
- Spencer Abraham

One of my favorites is 'The Sound of Music'.
When Julie Andrews runs through the hills singing her head off,
I always wish that a gust of wind would blow her skirt up.
- Mark Roberts

You do your work as fully as you can,
and the ones who hear the sound join in.
- Lance Henriksen

As a matter of traditional and sound constitutional doctrine,
an amendment to the Constitution should be the last
resort when all other measures have proved inadequate.
- Arlen Specter

And it really is a good feeling to get up there and make that sound.
I'm not stuck in a time warp, because I can use as
many of the old songs as I want to,
just the favorites.
- Dan Hicks

We can't afford big symphonies but we commission works
that sound rich and symphonic because of the nature
of the instrumentation and the people we work with.
- Graeme Murphy

Most people say they talk to me and I sound older.
- Michelle Trachtenberg

I saw The Sound of Music when I was 10 and thought
that it was the most beautiful singing I had ever heard.
- Lesley Garrett

When we started the band, it was because we were waiting
for a sound that never happened.
We got tired of waiting, and we decided to just do it ourselves.
- Mike Shinoda

Oh, that sound? I'm in the hot tub, reading a novel.
- Jane Smiley

If I could find a white man who had the Negro sound and the Negro feel,
I could make a billion dollars.
- Sam Phillips

I know guys in my hometown that drive by feel and sound.
- Evel Knievel

This continuity of sound and form was something that
I became really interested in from working with Ligeti.
He was always going on about how form has to be continuous.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

A bass should sound like a bass with the thump of the finger against the wood,
like it began with stand up.
- Suzi Quatro

I can't record in the morning because I sound like Barry White.
- Toni Braxton

When the picture was finished, they took me into the
sound room and then I screamed more for about five
minutes just steady screaming,
and then they'd cut that in and add it.
- Fay Wray

I just want to do everything.
I don't want to sound soppy or too cliched,
but that's the way it is.
- Kylie Minogue

A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never
making a mistake as by never repeating it.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

To the Master's honor all must turn,
each in its track, without a sound,
forever tracing Newton's ground.
- Albert Einstein

For me it's always contingent on getting a sound-the
sound always suggests what kind of melody it should be.
So it's always sound first and then the line afterwards.
- Brian Eno

Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition
for building up a sound education.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We wanted to get everyone back focused on the fact
we are playing live again.
It really does sound great.
- Andy Taylor

Elvis is not so difficult as Johnny Cash because his voice is so distinctive.
If you try to copy Johnny Cash, it's just going to sound dumb.
- Brian Setzer

I think I was first to do live performances on a modern
electronic sound synthesizer.
- John Eaton

The pull between sound and syntax creates a kind of
musical tension in the language that interests me.
- Marilyn Hacker

I don't like being forced to reduce my thoughts to sound bites.
- Leon Kass

Pianos tend to get better as they age,
the more you play them.
They grow into their sound.
- Alicia Witt

Because I don't play guitar any more,
African harmonies and rhythms have been an inspiration to me.
I love the raw origin of the sound.
It complements my voice and words naturally.
- Cat Stevens

John legend is a nickname that somebody started calling
me a while ago and part of it is 'cos I sound like an old man when I sing.
- John Legend

The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness.
- Milan Kundera

No matter what policy initiatives we take on,
we are going to need a permanent repository for nuclear
fuel based on the law and sound science.
- Craig Stevens

I see no reason to keep silent about my enjoyment of
the sound of my own voice as I work.
- Muriel Spark

If you're dealing with a musical in which you're trying to tell a story,
it's got to sound like speech.
At the same time it's got to be a song.
- Stephen Sondheim

Composition gives proper meaning to the natural streams
of sound that penetrate the world.
- Toru Takemitsu

Nothing makes it easier to resist temptation than a proper bringing-up,
a sound set of values - and witnesses.
- Franklin P. Jones

I mean, it didn't matter to me that there were people,
it didn't matter that I was shy Just the sound was
so captivating that it helped me to get rid of those inhibitions.
- Eric Clapton

Sound strategy starts with having the right goal.
- Michael Porter

No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made.
Destiny is made known silently.
- Agnes de Mille

It's not a very high failure rate if you choose people
that you really like the sound of.
- Bryan Ferry

Never play anything that don't sound right.
You might not make any money, but at least you won't
get hostile with yourself.
- Hoagy Carmichael

I don't want to sound as if I'm doing something tremendously special.
But I am a jazz fan.
- Norman Granz

It's clear to me that there is no good reason for many
philosophy books to sound as complicated as they do.
- Alain de Botton

Some artists want a producer to be a kind of svengali -
someone who actually creates a sound for them.
- Jerry Harrison

Apart from a few simple principles, the sound and rhythm
of English prose seem to me matters where both writers
and readers should trust not so much to rules as to their ears.
- F. L. Lucas

I sounded like myself.
People be saying I sound like Miles or Clifford Brown.
- Wynton Marsalis

I hate the word gothic but I would like to try doing something like that.
A gothic sound, not rock, but gothic.
There's a difference.
- Kelly Osbourne

I enjoy the videos with the sound off,
where you can look at the belly buttons and everything.
Really some pretty girls, but I don't know about the music.
- Merle Haggard

Light travels faster than sound.
This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
- Alan Dundes

One of the greatest sounds of them all -
and to me it is a sound -
is utter,
complete silence.
- Andre Kostelanetz


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