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Tunes Quotes by Paul Zollo, Emily Dickinson, Robert Hunter, Celestine Sibley, Chris Cheney, Marvin Hamlisch and many others.

Any quick analysis of a Beatles tune or a Cole Porter tune will reveal often simple but unexpected chords, chords that chromatically shift between keys, or between major and minor.
Paul Zollo
His Labor is a Chant – His Idleness -a Tune – Oh, for a Bee’s experience Of Clovers, and of Noon!
Emily Dickinson
If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine
And my tunes were played on the harp unstrung
Would you hear my voice come through the music
Would you hold it near as it were your own?
Robert Hunter
A woman who rides a motorcycle is in tune with the universe, a candidate for high adventure.
Celestine Sibley
Buddy Holly was the geekiest looking guy in the world, but he had some really rockin tunes.
Chris Cheney
From the time I could play the piano, I remember trying to write tunes. They were in my head, and I would just sit down and start noodling. Next thing I knew, I had written a melody.
Marvin Hamlisch
I’m just really old [in Doctor Strange]. Just really, really old. There is I suppose a sort of theme tune which I’m really interested in.
Tilda Swinton
Pastry is different from cooking because you have to consider the chemistry, beauty and flavor. It’s not just sugar and eggs thrown together. I tell my pastry chefs to be in tune for all of this. You have to be challenged by using secret or unusual ingredients.
Ron Ben-Israel
Man, the Beatles were so high, they let Ringo sing a coupla tunes. Tell me they weren’t partyin’.
Bill Hicks
It sounded nothing like the classic “That’s all folks” that the character did. So everytime I’m asked to do it – and nine out of ten “Looney Tunes” shows ends with Porky coming out saying “That’s all folks” – I’ll say to them, which one do you want?
Bob Bergen
Man is whole when he is in tune with the winds, the stars, and the hills… Being in tune with the universe is the entire secrets.
William O. Douglas
If you play a tune and a person don’t tap their feet, don’t play the tune.
Count Basie
Anything too far out of tune with our attitude is lost, either in the ears themselves or somewhere beyond, but it is lost.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
In this country, particularly, actually in times that are difficult, or from corners of America where you least expect it, unbelievable pure creativity has welled up. Generally because of the cross-fertilization… a Scott Joplin tune becomes jazz, becomes blues, and becomes rock ‘n’ roll.
Baz Luhrmann
A little man is running a jewelry store. A man runs in saying, Okay, take my watch, put on a new band, install a new battery, clean the case, install a new crystal, and tune it up. I will be back in a half hour for it. Thanks! and runs out the door. The little jeweler says, C-C-C-Come in?
Henny Youngman
I was going through some emotional turmoil. You can tell by the tunes on the album that I was going through a break-up of my marriage. It was the only way I could express myself.
Isaac Hayes
A nice definition of an awakened person: a person who no longer marches to the drums of society, a person who dances to the tune of the music that springs up from within.
Anthony de Mello
Climbing is my lifelong journey. And in the same way you go running and you have days where you really feel in tune, you have some days where you don’t feel that good. It’s this never-ending process. Accepting that and enjoying that for what it is, that’s really where the life of climbing is.
Chris Sharma
I remember when I first rocked in it was a great big dance hall and Tommy Young was blowing trombone and Louis [Armstrong] was singing a tune and it was just Satchmo and you could hear it resounding through the dance hall and people were dancing. It was a highlight.
Gordon Lightfoot
I like minor tunes.
Marian McPartland
Paste just might be my favorite music magazine. They have shed light on many incredible, under-appreciated folks over the years, helping me find new tunes to accompany me through life. We were honored to give a song in return.
Jon Foreman
Working in bars back then, in the ’50s, to get a job you had to play all kinds of music. There’d be customers come in and yell jazz tunes at you and yell rock ‘n’ roll tunes at you and polkas and rhythm and blues and country music.
J. J. Cale
I do like a lot of things that a lot of adults would scoff at. ‘SpongeBob SquarePants,’ ‘Looney Tunes.’
R. L. Stine
Fro and to in my dreams to you To the haunting tune of the harp For the price I paid when you died that day I paid that day with my heart Fro and to in my dreams to you With the breaking of my heart Ne’er more again will I sing this song Ne’er more will I hear the harp.
Maggie Stiefvater
I have often photographed when I am not in tune with nature but the photographs look as if I had been. So I conclude that something in nature says, ‘Come and take my photograph.’ So I do, regardless of how I feel.
Minor White
Church always seemed the same. Jess could tune it out the same way he tuned out school, with his body standing up and sitting down in unison with the rest of the congregation but his mind numb and floating, not really thinking or dreaming but at least free.
Katherine Paterson
The very common error of young or unconfident cooks is to keep putting more of their own personal ideology into a plate until there’s so much noise that you really can’t even hear a tune. You can say more in an empty space than you can in a crowded one.
Mario Batali
One thing all the way through the show to me is boring. I don’t care how great the artist is. I find that if my audience is very young, and they want to hear very young songs, my show will be dominated by that. But there’ll be some ballads here and there and some swing tunes.
George Benson
Tune your television to any channel it doesn’t receive and about 1 percent of the dancing static you see is accounted for by this ancient remnant of the Big Bang. The next time you complain that there is nothing on, remember that you can always watch the birth of the universe.
Bill Bryson
When we first started playing we did a lot of rehearsing. We used to write out everything. In fact, that’s the way everybody rehearses: we play the tunes and improvise.
Charlie Haden
Close your eyes. You might try saying. . . something like this: “The sun is shining overhead. The sky is blue and sparkling. Nature is calm and in control of the world-and I, as nature’s child, am in tune with the Universe.” Or-better still-pray!
Dale Carnegie
I never learned how to tune a harp, or play upon a lute; but I know how to raise a small and obscure city to glory and greatness…whereto all kindreds of the earth will pilgrim.
We’re just musically and rhythmically retarded. We play so hard that we can’t tune our guitars fast enough. People can relate to that.
Kurt Cobain
Nearly every night before I go to bed I ask myself, “Have I vibrated in tune with the Infinite today, or have I failed?
Don Marquis
It is a wise tune that knows its own father, and I like my music to be the legitimate offspring of respectable parents.
Samuel Butler
As a composer, I only give directors tunes I’m happy with.
Vijay Antony
The fact is there are few more popular subjects than mathematics. Most people have some appreciation of mathematics, just as most people can enjoy a pleasant tune.
G. H. Hardy
And wheresoever, in his rich creation,
Sweet music breathes–in wave, or bird, or soul–
‘Tis but the faint and far reverberation
Of that great tune to which the planets roll!
Frances Sargent Osgood
Companies have to take risks to get new knowledge, in a manner similar to how jazz musicians take risks when they go after a new approach to a tune or a performance.
John Kao
I had the title poet, and maybe I was one for a while. Also, the title singer was kindly accorded me, even though I could barely carry a tune.
Leonard Cohen
Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.
Wayne Dyer
I’m pretty in tune with everything that happens on the PGA TOUR. Jordan Spieth is my guy. I love watching him play.
Stephen Curry
I think music will always be a big part of my life. I can’t go five minutes without singing, sometimes unconsciously. And people stare at me, and I’m wondering why they’re staring, and then I’m realizing that I’m belting out a tune.
Justin Timberlake
There’s only one cook in the kitchen, only one chef. I let the soloists do their thing – you’ve gotta let a man do a solo the way he wants – but as far as picking the tunes and working on the arrangements, I take full responsibility for it.
Gregg Allman
I’m one of the culprits who keeps turning stuff around, shaking up original tunes and trying to stand the canon on its ear. But sometimes, you just need to sing the song.
Kurt Elling
I am a drunkard from another kind of tavern. I dance to a silent tune. I am the symphony of stars.
For me, Chanel is like music. There are certain notes and you have to make another tune with them.
Karl Lagerfeld
Anyone I have musical chemistry with, I recruit, and we do shows and create drum kits together and make tunes for the SoundCloud.
Be still and quiet, tune in with the Infinite Intelligence, and continue in right thought, right feeling, and right action, and you will arrive at your goal.
Joseph Murphy
We’re [with Robbie Robertson ] jazz musicians. The context may be rock ‘n’ roll but it’s still jazz. It’s jazz and that means improvization…you play a tune the way it feels and you play it differently every time. It can never be the same.
Van Morrison
I was aware of it but I think I was aware of it abstractly, theoretically. You know I understood who Edward Snowden was and what he did but I didn’t really see the relevance that it bore in my life and doing film changed that tune pretty quick.
Zachary Quinto
Obama won the presidency on the strength of his message and the skills of the messenger. Now the talk of hope and change feels out of tune when so many Americans are out of work, over-mortgaged, and worried that life will be even tougher for their children.
Ron Fournier
For a person as obsessed with music as I am, I always hear a song in the back of my head, all the time, and that usually is my own tune. I’ve done that all my life.
The sporting houses needed professors, and we had so many different styles that… it wouldn’t make any difference that you just came from . . . whatever your tunes were over there, we played them in New Orleans.
Jelly Roll Morton
Ninety percent of the people don’t realize that there is anything below the head. They think that the head is carried around by something very mysterious, and they’re not aware that it’s the body, something they should be in tune with.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
This is where the guys who copy me are planted: I do not use auto-tune, I sing. That’s my advice!
Young Thug
If you can tune into the fantasy life of an 11-year-old girl, you can make a fortune in this business.
George Lucas
To see her is a picture- To hear her is a tune- To know her an Intemperance As innocent as June- To know her not-Affliction- To own her for a Friend A warmth as near as if the the Sun Were shining in your Hand.
Emily Dickinson
Yoga is anything which reveals or reflects the wholeness that we truly are, and the world is anything that makes us feel that we are fragmented, dissected, cut into pieces and out of tune with ourselves.
Krishnananda Saraswati
Sometimes great tunes happen to bad times, and when the bad time is over, not all the tunes get to move on with you.
Rob Sheffield
Open offices keep everyone in tune with what is going on and keep the energy up. If an employee is about privacy, show him or her how to use the lock on the bathroom.
Mark Cuban
I have to work at tunes to get them to come out. Sometimes I’ll sit there for four or five hours and get absolutely nothing.
John Scofield
Cinema, which is influenced by every single part of life, is direct and reaches you immediately. And writing – the best writing is complex ideas communicated concisely. And music – if it’s a good tune, make sure people can bloody hear it!
Alex Kapranos
As a kid, I would listen to anything that had a live orchestra or ensemble playing, so that covered everything from show tunes to eclectic jazz things to film soundtracks to classical music. They’re all inspiring to me.
Michael Giacchino
I think acting has made me very in tune with human behavior and myself as well.
Scoot McNairy
Usually, I create tunes that are fragmented. I think the biggest obstacle for people with their creativity is that they feel they have to sit down and create this finished, polished product.
Jeff Mangum
Producing is important because if there is no one making the tunes, there is nothing for the DJs to play, and nothing for the people to dance to.
John Norman
I, of course, wanted to play real jazz. When we played pop tunes, and naturally we had to, I wanted those pops to kick! Not loud and fast, understand, but smoothly and with a definite punch.
Count Basie
It’s a pity to shoot the pianist when the piano is out of tune.
Rene Coty
If you can’t play all the instruments in the orchestra of story, no matter what music may be in your imagination, you’re condemned to hum the same old tune.
Robert McKee
A leader is the one who can outline the broad vision and the direction, and say here’s where we are going to go, here’s why we need to go there, and here’s how we are going to get there. A manager is the one who actually gets up under the hood and tunes the carburetor.
Mike Huckabee
We are all frustrated with computers, all the time… But we also always develop a relationship with computers these days – something my parents never had… there%u2018s always a kind of negotiation, sometimes you are in tune with it and other times you are fighting with it.
Wade Guyton
They didn’t dictate to me as to what kind of music that they wanted me to play or what tunes, what musicians that I was going to use. They let me do my thing. That’s one reason I stayed there for twenty-eight years.
Horace Silver
I began by tinkering around with some old tunes I knew. Then, just to try something different, I set to putting some music to the rhythm that I used in jerking ice-cream sodas at the Poodle Dog. I fooled around with the tune more and more until at last, lo and behold, I had completed my first piece of finished music.
Duke Ellington
Jesse Tyler Ferguson is probably one of the funniest people I’ve ever met in my life. Everything the kid does is funny. I think he tunes his life to being funny.
Jesse L. Martin
Magne Furuholmen is a very dear friend of mine. A-ha are a classic pop band and they’ve got some brilliant songs. I’d say ‘The Living Daylights’ was one of my favourite Bond tunes: regardless of it being a Bond song, it stands alone as a great piece of music.
Guy Berryman
I am officially a doctor, and believe it or not, I can save lives and tune certain instruments and can beat peasants with a stick.
Sanjeev Bhaskar
The kirtana of Madhava has an almost magnetic influence. The mind and heart get totally attracted, then drawn into the inside world where one can meet the soul of the universe. Tune in and you will have a deeply rewarding, spiritual experience.
Sacinandana Swami
Meditation is nothing but putting the mind aside, putting the mind out of the way, and bringing a witnessing which is always there but hidden underneath the mind. This witnessing will reach to your center, and once you have become enlightened, then there is no problem. Then bring the mind in tune with you
Then it evolved into more of a ballad style singer/songwriter thing. And there was a conflict in trying to merge the two styles with the same band behind me. ‘Cause the musicians that I would need to do ballad-oriented tunes would require musicians who were more into jazz.
Van Morrison
I have never felt in tune with the whole rock industry.
Robert Wyatt
One of the really nice things about having the time to do a movie is that you can fine tune it. With TV, you really need A-level people to make a good TV show because it’s moving so fast.
Joel Surnow
I keep guitars that are, you know, the neck’s a little bit bent and it’s a little bit out of tune. I want to work and battle it and conquer it and make it express whatever attitude I have at that moment. I want it to be a struggle.
Jack White
I think my iTunes is a kind of strange and embarrassing mix of show tunes and artists that I have no perception of whether or not they’re huge or not, you know? I’m the kind of person who doesn’t realize that The Arcade Fire is a big deal, but then I expect everybody to know Cocoon, and people tend to not know Cocoon.
Anna Kendrick
Political leaders in capitalist countries who cheer the collapse of socialism in other countries continue to favor socialist solutions in their own. They know the words, but they have not learned the tune.
Milton Friedman
As a therapist, I am a companion. I try to help people tune into their own wisdom.
Virginia Satir
Keep in mind, you can use Auto-Tune and you can know how to work it perfectly, but you still have to know how to write a good song.
Being spiritual is a far more intelligent way to exist. It means being in tune with the intelligence of the Creator.
Jaggi Vasudev
It’s not like we have a formula, but I think one of the reasons this show has survived is that it has a big heart at its center. Other cartoon shows have people crap on each other and make racist jokes. But I don’t think people tune in for that. I just don’t think a show lasts for 10 years without a heart.
Trey Parker
I would get records by Earl Scruggs… I would tune my banjo down and I’d pick out the songs note by note. Learned how to play that way. I persevered. There was a book written by Pete Seeger, who showed you some basic strumming and some basic picking… And I kind of worked out my own style of playing.
Steve Martin
I think we’re tremendously different than the series, if they were to tune in to the series after seeing the movie they might be disappointed. That there was, you know, that they might have some kind of adverse reaction.
Gillian Anderson
And my singing, I don’t think I could sing Wagner or opera, but I could probably carry a tune. I was in a musical once, but it was never performed.
Wallace Shawn
A soul living in tune with its internal purpose is bound to create utter magic.
Drew Chadwick
The way jazz works is that we take a theme, and then we write using the same structure, same chord changes, and then we can do different tunes.
Tommy Chong
I’m spiritual! You know what spiritual means! Me and God has a good relationship. I’m in tune with the universe, the sun, moon, and stars. I’m in tune with the jinns that are all around us.
Ghostface Killah
I want a bigger band with higher highs, a bigger ladder. And I want more bottom – I want an incredible amount of bottom. I want more noise. When I do a rock tune I want it to be so HUGE.
Janis Joplin
I ordered a coffee and a little something to eat and savored the warmth and dryness. Somewhere in the background Nat King Cole sang a perky tune. I watched the rain beat down on the road outside and told myself that one day this would be twenty years ago.
Bill Bryson
Your mind, emotions and body are instruments and the way you align and tune them determines how well you play life.
Harbhajan Singh Yogi
I hate straight singing. I have to change a tune to my own way of doing it. That’s all I know.
Billie Holiday
There aren’t any labels – all jazz means is improvization and you can never play a tune the same way twice. So jazz spills over into everything.
Van Morrison
If you can tune into your purpose and really align with it, setting goals so that your vision is an expression of that purpose, then life flows much more easily.
Jack Canfield
I grew up listening to show tunes in the back of the car.
Daniel Radcliffe
Long afterward Amory thought of sophomore spring as the happiest time of his life. His ideas were in tune with life as he found it; he wanted no more than to drift and dream and enjoy a dozen new-found friendships through the April afternoons.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Drums usually seem to tune themselves.
Levon Helm
The Woody Guthrie ‘Dust Bowl’ tunes were really fascinating.
Ry Cooder
That was my challenge as a composer. Like with anything, to keep yourself interested in doing what you do, you set yourself challenges. So I said, Okay, I’ll try to write a hundred tunes in a year.
John Zorn
I like hearing the sort of harmonies people get into in different parts of the world. I love music that has a sense of allure to it, and exotic tunes. That’s what I’m drawn to.
Bria Skonberg
For they (art and music) are not the thing itself; they are only the scent of a flower we have not found, the echo of a tune we have not heard, news from a country we have never yet visited.
C. S. Lewis
I feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment. Everything is in tune: the voice, the type of music, who I am and who people think I am.
Sarah Brightman
I’d rather work on my radio show, which no one hears but I put about eight hours of programming and writing into it for those 30 people who do tune in.
Henry Rollins
Music is a permanent art, it will always go through phases where you like it and are in tune with it, but saying that music “got bad” is infantile. The same is true with your life.
John Darnielle
He adored New York City. He idolized it all out of proportion… no, make that: he – he romanticized it all out of proportion. Yes. To him, no matter what the season was, this was still a town that existed in black and white and pulsated to the great tunes of George Gershwin.
Woody Allen
There rise her timeless capitals of empires daily born, whose plinths are laid at midnight and whose streets are packed at morn; and here come tired youths and maids that feign to love or sin in tones like rusty razor blades to tunes like smitten tin.
Rudyard Kipling
We tune because you care.
Herb Pedersen
I always stayed in tune with my own ambitions and attitudes and I’m still my intractable old self, for better or worse.
LeRoy Neiman
Being an actress is to be in tune with the fantasies of a man. What woman never dreamt of that?
Jeanne Moreau
Ambivalence is a wonderful tune to dance to. It has a rhythm all its own.
Erica Jong
Part of [having uncommon sense] is being able to tune out folly, as opposed to recognizing wisdom. If you bat away many things, you don’t clutter yourself.
Charlie Munger
To learn a belief without the belief is to sing a song without the tune.
Ursula K. Le Guin
When you dance with the devil, you don’t get to pick the tune.
Sherrilyn Kenyon
I see God as a song-and-dance man. If I had my way, he’d be able to carry a tune, too. Preferably, one of mine.
Kevin Kline
I heard your song the moment we were born. And years later, it dragged me back from the lake of the half-dead when all I wanted to do was die. Each time someone tried to kill me, it sang its tune and gave me hope.
Melina Marchetta
When I found out that I could carry a tune, well, I came to realize that I had a gift, that it was a kind of a blessing. And I think if you’re given something special, you ought to try and give that something back. If you don’t, it’s a sin. No question.
Howard Keel
My father used to sing to me in my mother’s womb. I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
Yancy Butler
I hate how all the hip hop bands of today will put crazy sound effects into their songs. You know what I mean, like a police or ambulance siren in a tune? Because I could own the CD, I could listen to it 50 gamillion times in my car – I still fall for it every time.
Doug Benson
Miracles and angels are a part of our lives, so anticipateВ them and tune in through your quiet mind.
Bernie Siegel
Real data is messy. …It’s all very noisy out there. Very hard to spot the tune. Like a piano in the next room, it’s playing your song, but unfortunately it’s out of whack, some of the strings are missing, and the pianist is tone deaf and drunk- I mean, the noise! Impossible!
Tom Stoppard
I been in the game for 10 years making rap tunes…
Ever since honeys was wearing Sassoons.
Dr. Dre
I suppose, counting back, if the Beatles had been influenced by music in the same length of time ago – you’d have to put that into better English for me, thank you – they would have been like a banjo orchestra. They would have been doing show tunes.
Jonny Greenwood
In his musicals with Garland, Rooney was the sparkplug for prodigious entrepreneurship – that era’s predecessor of the garage band, but with Gershwin tunes and an all-star cast.
Richard Corliss
Evaluation and coaching get tangled together. When this occurs, the noise of evaluation drowns out coaching efforts. Think of this like a term paper. When you get your assignment grade back (evaluation) you tend to tune out the professor notes in the margins (coaching) if the grade is higher or lower than expected.
Sheila Heen
When you accept yourself completely you do not have to maintain a phony front, drive yourself to ”achieve” or feel insecure if people tune-in to you and what you are doing.
Ken Keyes Jr.
I have never used Auto-Tune in a live television performance, and I have never used Auto-Tune in any of my concerts. That is a promise.
Taylor Swift
There’s many a good tune played by an old banjo.
Anthony Hopkins
Instead of thinking that’s a nice tune, you start thinking is it the right pace, is it the right tempo? That is the death nell for artists.
Alison Moyet
I think more influential than Emily Dickinson or Coleridge or Wordsworth on my imagination were Warner Brothers, Merrie Melodies, and Loony Tunes cartoons.
Billy Collins
Don’t go running off at the mouth. Let the picture tell the story. No one tunes in to hear you broadcast the game, except maybe your mother or your wife.
Marty Glickman
I was on tour with Little Dragon with the Gorillaz. She’s got an amazing voice and is a lovely girl. Her vibe is fresh pressed and harmless fun with a tinge of the dark side if you look in the right bits of the tunes.
Neneh Cherry
The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.
Pope Paul VI
This Congress has promised all manner of border security and port security to the tune of billions of dollars… yet we have – to date – funded our promises for port security at only $900 million. That’s quite a distance between what we say and what we actually do.
Solomon Ortiz
There once was a brainy baboon,
Who always breathed down a bassoon,
For he said, It appears
That in billions of years
I shall certainly hit on a tune.
Arthur Eddington
Frank Sinatra said this great thing, that singing isn’t about singing in tune, or great technical singing. It’s about making people believe in the story you’re telling.
Marc Almond
The reason why we do maths is because it’s like poetry. It’s about patterns, and that really turned me on. It made me feel that maths was in tune with the other things I liked doing.
Marcus du Sautoy
When I was composing for ‘The Villain,’ I looked at it as a fan and came up with tunes accordingly.
Arjun Janya
Flaubert was right when he said that our use of language is like a cracked kettle on which we bang out tunes for bears to dance to, while all the time we need to move the very stars to pity.
Christopher Hitchens
The publisher is a middleman, he calls the tune to which the whole rest of the trade dances; and he does so because he pays the piper.
Geoffrey Faber
My involvement in the Simpson criminal trial was a personal matter and did not involve Movie Tunes, its distributors or exhibitors.
Robert Kardashian
I tend to worry about the minutiae of life. But living in the mountains of Idaho and having retreated from fame, I am more in tune with life.
Pamela Sue Martin
If I’m in a bar and I gotta be sitting next to some clown who’s like, “It’s my tune,” I don’t want to hear you belt out Bruce Springsteen. That’s why we have jukeboxes! Let’s let Bruce be Bruce.
Jake M. Johnson
It always seemed to me they’re sort of alike … magic and music. Spells and tunes. For one thing, you have to get them just exactly right.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Pickup lines are a major turn-off, they don’t work on me and I tune them out. It’s better to just be honest.
Kim Smith
We’re not like pop musicians who have to perform the same top ten tunes every night of a tour.
Oscar Peterson
Sweet is the day of sacred rest;
No mortal cares shall seize my breast;
O may my heart in tune be found
Like David’s harp of solemn sound.
Isaac Watts
I try not to talk during the day when I have a show that night. My voice is my instrument, just like a saxophonist’s instrument is his saxophone, plus also his voice, if he’s the one between tunes that makes announcements.
Emo Philips
I know only two tunes: one of them is ‘Yankee Doodle’, and the other isn’t.
Ulysses S. Grant
I started out as a pianist and singer in gay and piano bars – they were the only places I could get a job singing show tunes.
Michael Feinstein
In fact, I love singing. I just have a small problem with pitch, tune, melody, and lyrics. But that’s never stopped me.
Kevin Daniels
Rock ‘n’ roll is about music. Music. Music. Music. It’s not about you, it’s not about me, it’s not about Oasis. It’s about the tunes.
Noel Gallagher
Reading was such a formative part of my childhood (along with ‘Loony Tunes’), that it is difficult to pin point the most influential book. But, under an interrogation light I would probably have to say ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Bronte.
Ann-Marie MacDonald
I heard the opening bar of ‘Help’ as I headed down Polk Street. Every single time I’ve heard that tune I’ve taken it as some message from God, a warning of things to come, a perfect description of my mashed-potato character
Oscar Zeta Acosta
That’s something Mary Lou Williams used to tell me: If you’re not feeling right about what you’re doing and you play a minor tune it all comes back, falls into place. I don’t know if that’s true, but I do it.
Marian McPartland
The harp sounds at each passing breeze, but that does not mean the tune is masterfully played.
Jacqueline Carey
A genuinely free and educated man should be able to tune himself, as one tunes a musical instrument, absolutely arbitrarily, at his convenience at any time and to any degree, philosophically or philologically, critically or poetically, historically or rhetorically, in ancient or modern form.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
The music on the radio is fine, it’s just not my type of music. You don’t play an instrument, and you don’t need to be able to sing. You just need to be able to make a beat and use auto-tune. It’s crazy!
Elizabeth Gillies
I don’t know what any of my tunes are about, they’re just out there. I’m not good with words. I just say the first thing that comes into my head
Liam Gallagher
You’re very in tune with, because actors are all different, and it’s very tricky when you throw us all together because we all work differently. You want to get the best work out of every individual actor.
Charlize Theron
I play a little guitar, write a few tunes, make a few movies, but none of that’s really me. The real me is something else.
George Harrison
I watched a lot of YouTube videos of cute geeky girls playing ’80s cover tunes on ukuleles. Technically, this wasn’t part of my research, but I had a serious cute-geeky-girls-playing-ukuleles fetish that I can neither explain nor defend.
Ernest Cline
There’s cleanliness to how I eat now. I’m much more in tune with my body, so now that I’m so in tune based on having become a semivegan, I can tell what foods affect energy levels. I can tell when I’ve been eating particularly high nutrient foods or I can tell when my glycemic levels are all over the place.
Alanis Morissette
Too few of us, perhaps, feel that breaking of bread, the sharing of salt, the common dipping into one bowl, mean more than satisfaction of a need. We make such primal things as casual as tunes heard over a radio, forgetting the mystery and strength in both.
M. F. K. Fisher
We Irish prefer embroideries to plain cloth. To us Irish, memory is a canvas–stretched, primed, and ready for painting on. We love the “story” part of the word “history,” and we love it trimmed out with color and drama, ribbons and bows. Listen to our tunes, observe a Celtic scroll: we always decorate our essence.
Frank Delaney
I had this knack of writing opening lines to my tunes. This helped in making an instant impression.
Anu Malik
The loveliest tune imaginable becomes vulgar and insupportable as soon as the public begins to hum it and the hurdy-gurdies make it their own.
Joris-Karl Huysmans
Grace comes free of charge to people who do not deserve it and I am one of those people… Now I am trying in my own small way to pipe the tune of grace. I do so because I know, more surely than I know anything, that any pang of healing or forgiveness or goodness I have ever felt comes solely from the grace of God.
Philip Yancey
Cheap little rhymes A cheap little tune Are sometimes as dangerous As a sliver of the moon.
Langston Hughes
Hats off, gentlemen – a genius! If the mighty autocrat of the north knew what a dangerous enemy threatened him in Chopin’s works in the simple tunes of his mazurkas, he would forbid this music. Chopin’s works are canons buried in flowers.
Frederic Chopin
I still maintain that Looney Tunes is the funniest program ever made.
Lolly Adefope
All night have the roses heard
The flute, violin, bassoon;
All night has the casement jessamine stirr’d
To the dancers dancing in tune;
Till a silence fell with the waking bird,
And a hush with the setting moon.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
I even think that, sentimentally, I am disposed to harmony. But organically I am incapable of a tune.
Charles Lamb
I’m not that fluid when it comes to scales and modes. I just pick up the guitar and play. It’s all about exploration: just tune the guitar any way you want and start playing.
Alex Lifeson
We will be in tune with our bodies only if we truly love and honor them. We can’t be in good communication with the enemy.
Harriet Lerner
If you possess happiness you possess everything: to be happy is to be in tune with God.
Paramahansa Yogananda
In the long run, most of us spend about fifteen minutes total in the entanglements of passion, and the rest of our days looking back on it, humming the tune.
Barbara Kingsolver
Reality whistles a different tune underwater.
Tom Robbins
Writers are idolized not because they love their fellow men, which is never a recommendation and in extreme instances leads to crucifixion, but because their self-love is in tune with current fears and desires, and in giving it expression they are speaking for an inarticulate multitude.
Hugh Kingsmill
I really cherish the memories I have of my trips. For some reason, when you travel, it’s like your mind picks up on the fact that this is something uncharacteristic, so it tunes in more acutely and remembers better.
Jennette McCurdy
I started writing “Peace Trail” here in Colorado, then I went back to California. I had a few other tunes going around in my head, so I had a couple of them finished after a few days and then I wanted to go into the studio.
Neil Young
I do play the guitar, and I can sing, but just enough to carry a tune.
Cameron Monaghan
When you know the lyrics to a tune, you have some kind of insight as to it’s composition. If you don’t understand what it’s about, you’re depriving yourself of being really able to communicate this poem.
Dexter Gordon
In the course of an average lifetime anyone growing up in a house with such a clock will hear the tune over a million times.
Dudley Moore
When I was a kid, ‘Scooby Doo’ was, hands down, my favorite cartoon. Even when I was older, when I was in college studying and I needed to tune out for a while, I’d watch ‘Scooby Doo.
Linda Cardellini
I’m in tune with the right vibrations in the universe when I’m in the process of working.
Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
Don’t try to fine-tune somebody else’s view.
George H. W. Bush
You’ve been listening to the adagio from Beethoven’s 7th Symphony. I think Ludwig pretty much summed up death in this one. You know, he had lost just about all his hearing when he wrote it, and I’ve often wondered if that didn’t help him tune into the final silence of the great beyond.
Andrew Schneider
When you tune your guitar in a different way, it lends itself to a new way of looking at your songwriting.
Sheryl Crow
I’ve got a song on every album, two songs as a matter of fact on every album without Auto-Tune, and that’s the song that nobody talks about. It’s weird.
For a heart without love is a song with no words And a tune to which no one is listening So your heart must give love and you’ll find that You shine like rain on the leaves you’ll be glistening.
Andy Partridge
I gazed upon the glorious sky
And the green mountains round,
And thought that when I came to lie
At rest within the ground,
‘Twere pleasant, that in flowery June
When brooks send up a cheerful tune,
And groves a joyous sound,
The sexton’s hand, my grave to make,
The rich, green mountain-turf should break.
William C. Bryant
I sit around and play acoustic guitar – usually acoustic, sometimes electric, occasionally piano, but more often guitar, just trying to come up with tunes. Ideas kind of pop into your head.
Colin Hay
Composers should write tunes that chauffeurs and errand boys can whistle.
Thomas Beecham
Get into the habit of singing a tune. It will give you new life and fill you with joy. Get into the habit of dancing. It will displace depression and dispel hardship.
Nachman of Breslov
Yet the companions of the Muses
will keep their collective nose in my books
And weary with historical data, they will turn to my dance tune.
Ezra Pound
In nothing more is the English genius for domesticity more notably declared than in the institution of this festival-almost one may call it-of afternoon tea…the mere chink of cups and saucers tunes the mind to happy repose.
George Gissing
Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.
Gustave Flaubert
I am deeply spiritual; I revel in those things that make for good – the things that we can do to shed a little light, to help place an oft-dissonant universe back in tune with itself… Long live art, long live friendship, long live the joy of life!
Jessye Norman
It depends on the material. Sometimes I sound like him, sometimes not. There are certain tunes we do that are so familiar to the audience that to perform them without making them sound like Frank Sinatra would be wrong.
Frank Sinatra Jr.
I used to sneak gospel tunes into my old records, just as kind of a personal thing.
Ry Cooder
The comic is today’s western, so many movies, and I think that if actors want to optimize their longevity, it’s important for them to meet the fans because those fans are so loyal and will show up at any movie or tune in to any television show they’re on.
Erin Gray
There’s really never any sort of master plan. I find if I’ve got a couple of tunes that I think are possibilities, I phone everyone up and get them into the studio and we’ll have a go at recording them.
Nick Lowe
I like me some of Wayne stuff. I think he’s the one exception as far as the auto-tune thing goes.
Dance music-as I keep saying, you can dance to a windshield wiper… a windshield wiper that’s fairly steady gives you a beat and all you need is an out-of-tune playing ‘Melancholy Baby’ and you’ve got dance music.
Artie Shaw
I do catch myself driving around singing tunes, but I don’t know if it’s necessarily show tunes.
Bryan Clay
An actor is like an instrument, tune them, play them the right way.
Ricky Schroder
I had given up the guitar between ’75 and ’78. I completely lost interest. I was sick of hearing other guitar players and I was tired of my tunes.
Ritchie Blackmore
A tune’s like a staircase – walk up on it.
Ma Rainey
I love melodic tunes and I think Kannada listeners have an ear for romantic songs.
Mani Sharma
I tried several times to get the song right. The tune and the chords that I started with, there really wasn’t anywhere else it could go. I stopped fighting it and let it take me away.
Nik Kershaw
I’m trying to play tunes in a new way, using all the same scales, harmonies, structures, but twist everything a little bit so that it comes out sounding different.
Allan Holdsworth
To step away from the world isn’t to draw back; it’s actually a way to tune in.
Pico Iyer
Because it’s one thing when you – oh, I love this tune. But then when you go to sing it, it’s got to have something really personal. Then down to 25, and then to pick the final ones I just picked the ones that were more personal, that had something to do with my life.
Gloria Estefan
Some people can carry a tune, but they seem to stagger under the load.
Richard Armour
Of course the most difficult thing on the violin is always intonation. The second one is rhythm. If you play in tune, in time with a good sound that’s already high level. Those three are the main things.
Ruggiero Ricci
Part of that, I think, is being able to tune out folly, as distinguished from recognizing wisdom. You’ve got whole categories of things you just bat away so your brain isn’t cluttered with them. That way, you’re better able to pick up a few sensible things to do.
Charlie Munger
Religious teachings and teachers have conditioned us to think of faith as a magic catalyst that makes God work for us. In no way does faith make God work nor does it release some kind of miracle power. Faith simply tunes into and turns on the divine flow that has always been present
Eric Butterworth
I love rearranging and reimagining tunes, so I want my audience to enjoy hearing songs in a new way and make their own discoveries.
Brian Stokes Mitchell
I did Bronislaw Kaper’s tune. He wrote “On Green Dolphin Street.” I mean, I did all those ballads, all them ballads from South America. All those tunes – the guitar concerto on Sketches Of Spain. All those are Spanish melodies. Some of them we made up ourselves.
Miles Davis
I thought, when I came to Nashville, I was going to hook up with some of the top country writers in town and write some country tunes.
Chris Carmack
It took me 20 years to learn I couldn’t tune too well. В And by that time I was too rich to care.
Chet Atkins
My advice for climbers or photographers is to really tune into your own passions and not just what other people are doing or aren’t doing. Figure out what works for you, what turns you on, what gives you the greatest amount of energy and feeling of satisfaction.
Galen Rowell
In our universe we are tuned into the frequency that corresponds to physical reality. But there are an infinite number of parallel realities coexisting with us in the same room, although we cannot tune into them.
Steven Weinberg
The most recent incarnation of [Bob] Dylan has been the traveling journeyman/ charlatan who sings roots music, snarls dark lyrics that make “All Along the Watchtower” sound like a Disney tune, hosts an old-school radio show, and turns up in some unusual places, like ads for Chrysler and Victoria’s Secret.
Jay Michaelson
A friend and I flew south with our children. During the week we spent together I took off my shoes, let down my hair, took apart my psyche, cleaned the pieces, and put them together again in much improved condition. I feel like a car that’s just had a tune-up. Only another woman could have acted as the mechanic.
Anna Quindlen
Improvisation in the jazz sense – like the business sense – is not formless. It is built on a skill set. Jazz, for example, involves selecting a tune.
John Kao
Harpists spend 90 percent of their lives tuning their harps and 10 percent playing out of tune.
Igor Stravinsky
Tunes have notes and tempos and rules. If the tune is “All the Things You Are,” you have to adhere to its structure and to the tradition behind that structure.
John Kao
If you look at a lot of the songs I’ve been involved in, there’s always been this retro vibe. I started getting worried that I wasn’t moving forward very much, nor was I even in tune with the music today. I almost scoffed at it.
Nate Ruess
I start at the beginning, mentally screaming every obscenity I can in alphabetical order. Then I start setting them to the tune of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Kiersten White
I know only two tunes: one of them is “Yankee Doodle” and the other isn’t.
Ulysses S. Grant
Bill Charlap and I recorded a tune that Jack [Montrose] wrote and had brought to a date with Bob that was untitled. Bob [Gordon] really loved it and asked if he would mind if they dedicated it to Sue and call it “For Sue.”
Jon Gordon
I’m bad at a ton of things. I’m bad at sitting still. I’m bad at basketball. My worst habit is that while people are talking, I will already be thinking three other things. It’s rude. Sometimes if the person is very in tune and they notice, they’re like “Where are you right now?”
Jennifer Lopez
O Autumn, laden with fruit, and stained With the blood of the grape, pass not, but sit Beneath my shady roof; there thou may’st rest, And tune thy jolly voice to my fresh pipe; And all the daughters of the year shall dance! Sing now the lusty song of fruit and flowers.
William Blake
The truth is, the family is much more creatively nourishing because you’re playing on a full keyboard. Whereas when you’re single, you’re just playing the upbeat jazzy tunes.
Jerry Seinfeld
The more you write tunes, the better they will become. The more you do gigs, the better you will become. It’s just kind of like the facts of life; the practice makes perfect thing. Keep your fingers crossed, start from the bottom and work your way up.
Ed Sheeran
…When a choice will make a real difference in our lives—obvious or not—and when we are living in tune with the Spirit and seeking his guidance, we can be sure we will receive the guidance we need to attain our goal.
Dallin H. Oaks
I just take a tune and play it the only way I can. That’s it. I don’t really dwell on it very much. Some people probably do. I can only say I play it the way I feel it.
Zoot Sims
Television has created a nation of news junkies who tune in every night to get their fix on the world.
Robert MacNeil
I’m fairly in tune with what’s private with my husband and with me.
Star Jones
The spirit of advaita is not to keep away from anything, but to keep in tune with everything
Chinmayananda Saraswati
The tune was sad, as the best of Ireland was, melancholy and lovely as a lover’s tears.
Nora Roberts
Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
Kin Hubbard
David Cameron’s message of change, optimism and hope is in tune with what Britain wants today
Francis Maude
I’m very sensitive. It’s always been something I’m very in tune with. I am very emotional. Sometimes to the point of where I just want to hide away, because I can’t get a handle on myself.
Tyler Blackburn
Real men don’t dance to other people’s tune, instead, they play for others to dance.
Michael Bassey
I must be mad, or very tired, When the curve of a blue bay beyond a railroad track Is shrill and sweet to me like the sudden springing of a tune, And the sight of a white church above thin trees in a city square Amazes my eyes as though it were the Parthenon.
Amy Lowell
I’ve always been a fan of Drake’s. I wouldn’t say I listen to all of his music, but I would say that I pick tunes out of his that I love and then put them on repeat.
Kyla Reid
When you dance, your body just wants to find its natural weight. I’m naturally a lot more Tommy Tune than I am Wolverine.
Hugh Jackman
I bet Maurice Gibb’s heart monitor was singing the tune of Stayin’ Alive.
Graham Norton
There are few times that I feel more at peace, more in tune, more Zen, if you will, than when I force myself to unplug.
Harlan Coben
When films are so hero centric, and directors are dancing to the tunes of the hero, where is the Kannada voice or song?
I think Barry Gibb would be a wonderful person to work with. Because he just writes good tunes.
Tim Rice
My big fear was that my guitar would go out of tune.
Bob Dylan
To execute a vision, good or bad, you’ve got to tune out the noise.
Jonathan Adler
Every time a man is begotten and born, the clock of human life is wound up anew to repeat once more its same old tune that has already been played innumerable times, movement by movement and measure by measure, with insignificant variations.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Is the devil to have all the passions as well as all the good tunes?
George Bernard Shaw
As a teacher with over thirty years of experience, I’ve found that students are hungry for material that goes beyond simply learning tune after tune. In fact, my students suggested a good portion of the material presented here. This lesson should be an indispensable aid to the aspiring bluegrass banjoist.
Tony Trischka
Looking back, I had a great lockdown – the vibe of my family got me through it. Every night we’d cook, play tunes and dance.
Miquita Oliver
I didn’t want tunes that preach heaven: you know, life on Earth is bad and heaven is the only hope we have. I don’t quite care for that. I mean, when people sing that stuff, it’s good when they do it, but I didn’t want to do it.
Ry Cooder
A lot of my songs deal with spirituality and God, and I guess if you’re in tune with that, you’ll read into it.
Lenny Kravitz
I am not going to spend any time whatsoever in attacking the Foreign Secretary. If we complain about the tune, there is no reason to attack the monkey when the organ grinder is present.
Aneurin Bevan
I mean, I don’t think I would call Claus to do an album of big band tunes. You know, just like arrangers write for the artist they have in mind; you have to keep in mind if you’re going to work with Claus Ogerman. You invite him to do what he does.
Diana Krall
And it’s all just from word of mouth. No big marketing. That means the folk who come to the gigs are there ’cause they love their tunes. That means it’s real.
Gerry Cinnamon
If, for example, a conspiratorially minded elite is so powerful, has at its fingertips such multiple and delicate instruments with which to fine-tune accumulation, then how can the periodic headlong slides into crisis be explained?
David Harvey
This is the beauty of popular music, that it is based on simple and memorable tunes.
Ludovico Einaudi
I have two children and it’s amazing how in tune they are with nature, with light, with smells, with time.
Hugh Jackman
I never write a tune before the lyrics. I get the lyrics and then I write around them. Some people write music and the lyrics come along and they say, ‘Oh yeah, I’ve got something to fit that.’ If that’s the way people write songs, I feel like you might as well just go to the supermarket.
James Dean Bradfield
I just do a random roulette wheel version of what I’ve recorded or sometimes tunes I haven’t recorded. It’s a collection of whatever happens, happens.
Leon Redbone
I do very few standards. Hardly any. Other people’s tunes that I do are usually obscure tunes, for the most part, although I do a couple of Duke Ellington tunes that are well known.
Mose Allison
Believe me, you can have anything you want-and in abundance-when you learn to tune into the power within, an infinitely greater power than electricity, a power you have had from the beginning.
Roger McDonald
Love birds don’t always sing pretty tunes.
Nora Roberts
The devil should not be allowed to keep all the best tunes for himself.
Martin Luther
Sometimes people say unkind or thoughtless things, and when they do, it is best to be a little hard of hearing — to tune out and not snap back in anger or impatience.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
I learned to tune a guitar by ear. That method has served me pretty well.
Charley Pride
The age of a woman doesn’t mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I was playing guitar before I heard The Beatles, but as I got older and listened to their tunes I realized they were amazing. They inspire me more now than they did when I was a kid and are still the greatest.
Noel Gallagher
I’ve known my lady (for she loves a tune) For fevers take an opera in June: And, though perhaps you’ll think the practice bold, A midnight park is sov’reign for a cold.
Edward Young
Pride, on the other hand, is the mother of all sins, and the original sin of lucifer…. An instrument strung, but preferring to play itself because it thinks it knows the tune better than the Musician
C. S. Lewis
Blues purists never cared for me. I don’t worry about it. I think if it this way: When I made ‘Three O’ Clock Blues,’ they were not there. The people out there made the tune. And blues purists just wrote about it. The people is who I’m trying to satisfy.
B. B. King
My tunes and numbers are here. They have filled my years, the years when I refused to die. And in order to do that I wrote, I wrote, I wrote, at noon or 3:00 A.M. So as not to be dead.
Ray Bradbury
The ensemble playing is as clean as a whistle. The band plays in tune and with dynamics. Also, there is some fine arranging and orchestrating going on here, and the soloists perform at top level.
Horace Silver
I came in with a completely new perspective. I would write songs and they would pick tunes they felt were in the Purple vein.
Tommy Bolin
In snowbound, voiceless, mountain depths, to herald spring, pine trees sound in tune.
Princess Shikishi
I love music. I’ve just been putting studios together, here and at my house in New Jersey and so I can always make music and express my ideas and work with people to fine tune them to where they need to be.
Queen Latifah
As the waves of perfume, heliotrope, rose,
Float in the garden when no wind blows,
Come to us, go from us, whence no one knows;
So the old tunes float in my mind,
And go from me leaving no trace behind,
Like fragrance borne on the hush of the wind.
Sara Teasdale
Hymn tunes are the nearest we’ve got to English folk music.
John Betjeman
You might measure your approach to a horse the same way as your approach to people because there are going to be some horses, like some people, who might be inclined to tune you out.
Buck Brannaman
I’m very comfortable in Argentina. I was raised there as a baby and stayed there until I was 11 years old, so the first decade of my life or my formative years were spent in Argentina. I stayed in tune with the food, music and language.
Viggo Mortensen
The solution to depression, among other things, is to go within and see if you can tune into more of what might want to come forth out of you. Then take action to follow the path of what attracts you. Reach out, read a book, call a friend, join an organization. Go toward that which attracts you.
Barbara Marx Hubbard
I don’t look at people’s expressions, because I still get nervous when I play, especially when I first put the harp up there. I just try to tune – it takes me a half-hour to tune, and I get nervous if I look at anybody when I do it.
Joanna Newsom
I have the soul of a singer and do splendidly in the shower but the world will never hear it. Basically, I’m the only Irish person who can’t carry a tune.
Roma Downey
You have to give the electorate a tune they can whistle.
Enoch Powell
My mother was a jazz fanatic and she wanted me to play the piano so I could play jazz tunes. I wish I had learned but I was too busy getting into trouble!
Etta James
Over at the Olivia Pope & Associates set, we’re like middle school children. Every time there’s a cut in the action, we joke and dance around; there’s show tunes and fart noises.
Darby Stanchfield
Kids love Lady Gaga because she’s a freak, and she’s one of the few people doing that, but unfortunately, Lady Gaga hasn’t got the tunes. She’s not David Bowie or Roxy Music.
Noel Fielding
Experience shows that Being is the essential, basic nature of the mind; but, since It commonly remains in tune with the senses projecting outwards toward the manifested realms of creation, the mind misses or fails to appreciate its own essential nature, just as the eyes are unable to see themselves.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
I have a girlfriend. I give my heart to her. She’s around, she’s everywhere, we travel together. She’s beautiful, she’s gorgeous, she’s everything you want in a woman. She doesn’t complain.. but I can tune her out just enough.
The Miz
If we had about 100 years, that sort of slow cultural conversion would be exactly the thing to do. But physics is calling the tune here. We’ve got to respond to a timetable that physics has set for us.
Bill McKibben
To discipline ourselves through fasting brings us in tune with God, and fast day provides an occasion to set aside the temporal so that we might enjoy the higher qualities of the spiritual. As we fast on that day we learn and better understand the needs of those who are less fortunate.
Howard W. Hunter
Counting stars by candlelight all are dim but one is bright; the spiral light of Venus rising first and shining best, from the northwest corner of a brand-new crescent moon crickets and cicadas sing a rare and different tune.
Robert Hunter
… The Anarchists’ [national] anthem is an international anthem that consists of 365 raspberries blown in very quick succession to the tune of Camptown Races. Nobody has to stand up for it, nobody has to listen to it, and, even better, nobody has to play it.
Mike Harding
I’ve started a little independent record label called ‘Six String Productions’ and recorded a couple of tunes, and I hope to do some more with some future artists next year. It’s a real passion project of mine.
Tom Felton
Hearing ‘This Is How It Feels’ on the radio was an amazing feeling, like starting again. But I believe that, in the end, my name will be bigger then the Verve because of all those great tunes and the power of what I stand for.
Richard Ashcroft
I’ve done a couple of tunes with Kaytranada. ‘Got It Good’ has had such a great response.
Craig David
I love to go and mingle with the young
In the gay festal room–when every heart
Is beating faster than the merry tune,
And their blue eyes are restless, and their lips
Parted with eager joy, and their round cheeks
Flush’d with the beautiful motion of the dance.
Nathaniel Parker Willis
When I was working with David Cassidy at the Rio, I made an album of updated versions of some 1970s disco tunes. I had a blast.
Sheena Easton
Any asshole can write a tone-row. It takes a composer to write a tune.
Leonard Bernstein
The oboe’s a horn made of wood.
I’d play you a tune if I could,
But the reeds are a pain,
And the fingering’s insane.
It’s the ill wind that no one blows good.
Ogden Nash
Popular culture is a place where pity is called compassion, flattery is called love, propaganda is called knowledge, tension is called peace, gossip is called news, and auto-tune is called singing.
Criss Jami
Frankly I don’t listen to lyrics (a problem in that I apparently work in musical theatre) I just want a good tune that doesn’t require the use of too much grey matter.
Christian Campbell
If you’re behind the times, they won’t notice you. If you’re right in tune with them, you’re no better than they are, so they won’t care much for you. Be just a little ahead of them.
Shel Silverstein
It seems to me as a woman’s face doesna want flowers; it’s almost like a flower itself…. It’s like when a man’s singing a good tune, you don’t want t’ hear bells tinkling and interfering wi’ the sound.
George Eliot
The Indian audience is so passionate, they know all the tunes and love to party. The atmosphere is always electric.
Songs that aren’t even remotely connected to Christmas are now officially canonized Christmas tunes. ‘Frosty the Snowman,’ ‘Jingle Bells’ and ‘Winter Wonderland’ never mention anything religious but are still notches in Christmas’ belt of musical dominance.
I don’t really have a favorite pop artist – I just listen to some pop songs here and there. Mostly, though, it’s Beyonce and show tunes.
Lilla Crawford
A person understands other’s language only in tune with his attitude with most people all the time, so it’s wise to act nice with individuals only in proportion with the truth cherished in their lives.
You owe it to yourself to keep fit. No matter how busy or how involved you are, you should have some type of physical program to keep the body in tune.
Marvin J. Ashton
Tune as the sitthar, neither high nor low, and we will dance away the hearts of men.
Gautama Buddha
I liked Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, and that is the kind of character that I would like to have played. That would have been more in tune with who I really was.
Keith Thibodeaux
A real common problem with a lot of animals is that guys are bad, hate to say it, but they will tune into some big feature like the glasses, maybe the beard, baseball hats, you know some unique feature like that. And they’ll generalize like, “Okay! All people with baseball hats or black rimmed glasses are bad.”
Temple Grandin
Just from being with my grandmother, my maturity escalated. And now I’m in tune to the needs of people. It was a large responsibility, taking care of a human being.
Steve Garvey
We’re going to develop – what we want to do is to provide the viewers with what they want from CNN and that is the news. So when people tune in, they’ll get the latest news, but they’ll also get the biggest story of the day in depth, as CNN does so well
Connie Chung
A work of art must make the rules: rules do not make a work of art…I tell people I am not a musician; I work with rhythms, frequencies and intensities…tunes are merely the gossips of music.
Edgard Varese
The best tunes are songs with a face. You recognize them. You know them. It’s like a person. They have a face that’s outstanding. Other songs don’t have a face. You just hear them, that’s all. The really good ones are few and far between.
Cindy Walker
AND what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days; Then Heaven tries earth if it be in tune, And over it softly her warm ear lays; Whether we look, or whether we listen, We hear life murmur, or see it glisten.
James Russell Lowell
Our life contains a thousand springs,
And dies if one be gone.
Strange! that a harp of thousand strings
Should keep in tune so long.
Isaac Watts
A noise like of a hidden brook In the leafy month of June, That to the sleeping woods all night Singeth a quiet tune.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
That’s what sailing is, a dance, and your partner is the sea. And with the sea you never take liberties. You ask her, you don’t tell her. You have to remember always that she’s the leader, not you. You and your boat are dancing to her tune.
Michael Morpurgo
But… we will always be drawn together. We’ll always crave each other. We’ll always be in tune with each other, physically and mentally. There is nothing that can change or break that. And even if there was, I wouldn’t want to. Not for the world.
Shelly Crane
I kept being asked by corporations to do corporate gigs. And I said, ‘I don’t have anything. I’m not a stand-up. You want me to come sing show tunes for you? I don’t think so.’
Jason Alexander
I can carry a tune with a three-note range. Once I’m out of that range, I’m in trouble.
Jennifer Weiner
I might not be able to hold my drink or my man, but what I can hold, is a tune. Point me in the right direction and give me a bloody mic.
Lindsey Kelk
For a songwriter, you don’t really go to songwriting school; you learn by listening to tunes. And you try to understand them and take them apart and see what they’re made of, and wonder if you can make one, too.
Tom Waits
I feel like some of my baby fat is going away, and that’s not just physically, it’s psychologically. I think that your body is in tune with your mind and your spirituality and your heart. If things are going better, I just think you look better.
Drew Barrymore
The clouds are scudding across the moon,
A misty light is on the sea;
The wind in the shrouds has a wintry tune,
And the foam is flying free.
Bayard Taylor
As for those whose role it is to love us – I mean, relatives and in-laws (what a word)- It’s a different tune. They find the right word, but it’s usually the one that wounds.
Albert Camus
The regular rhythm and upbeat tunes of military music or marching bands positively affect your mood even if you don’t actually ‘enjoy’ listening to it.
Liz Miller
For the record, I am not an admitted homosexual, nor am I a homosexual, though I do know the lyrics to every show tune ever written, which might perhaps account for the confusion.
John Podhoretz
I’ve outdone anyone you can name – Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Strauss. Irving Berlin, he wrote 1,001 tunes. I wrote 5,500.
James Brown
There’s a certain slant of light, On winter afternoons, That oppresses, like the weight Of cathedral tunes.
Emily Dickinson
Sometimes you find an old tune so good you can use it several times for different purposes.
Pete Seeger
I think PSP is going to be the most successful handheld entertainment device ever. What it will do in terms of the versatility, obviously you can download music to it, and you’ll be able to enjoy all your great tunes on it.
Ian Jackson
India is full of varied cultures that have introduced different kinds of folk tunes to us.
Tulsi Kumar
I meet young people who know me and are familiar with my stuff. They know the package. They might have cherry-picked five or six key tunes. That’s how it seems to work. I sometimes wonder if they realise they are not getting the whole context.
David Byrne
The Irish are great for their tunes, but all their lovesongs are sad and their warsongs happy.
Colum McCann
In the studio you can auto tune vocals, and with drums, you can put them on a grid and make them perfect. I hate that sound. When someone hands me a record and the drums are perfectly gridded and the vocals are perfectly auto tuned, I throw it out the window. I have no interest in rock music being like that.
Taylor Hawkins
What’s the newest grief? Each minute tunes a new one.
William Shakespeare
The Bible is like a bull fiddle, you can play almost any tune you want on it.
Tommy Douglas
[Kyle Chandler] taught me how to listen very well and reacting. There’s a lot of improv. And to be able to do that on the spot you really have to be in tune with what the other person is saying instead of just waiting for your cue line or waiting for a word for you to deliver your next line.
Michael B. Jordan
They-” He stopped and just blinked at me for a minute. “You know, people are always saying that you’re cuckoo. Looney Tunes. Off the freaking edge. But I tell ’em, no, she’s okay. She’s got some…anger management issues. But you know what? They’re right. You’re nuts.
Karen Chance
Unfortunately, the heart played its own tune, and it was deaf to what the head tried to tell it.’ – Abigail
Sherrilyn Kenyon
To be contemplative we must become converted to the consciousness that makes us one with the universe, in tune with the cosmic voice of God.
Joan D. Chittister
The power of nature is what all art strives to be. The more we can get in tune with the harmony of the planet, the more our art can benefit from that relationship.
Rick Rubin
Anybody who tunes into Rush Limabaugh already knows what he’s going to say and is already inclined to agree. So it winds up creating tribes.
George A. Romero
I’m an American songbook guy, though I’ve got eclectic tastes. I really love the American songbook. I’ve taken up the ukulele, and so you can play ‘Five Foot Two’ and Hawaiian music, but you can also do some of the great tunes, like ‘You Go to My Head,’ ‘I Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry,’ ‘Taking a Chance on Love.’
Tony Danza
When I write, it is always the melody that comes first, and it just happens to be the case that the most beautiful tunes are sad, and the lyrics follow the mood of the melody.
Francoise Hardy
Some people find it easier to picture the stream of inspiration as being like radio waves of all sorts being broadcast at all times. With practice, we learn to hear the desired frequency on request. We tune in to the frequency we want.
Julia Cameron
A bird half wakened in the lunar noon
Sang halfway through its little inborn tune.
Robert Frost
If you know you’re going to be outside, you have to be a little bit more in tune, so that you don’t get distracted by what’s going on and focus better.
George Dzundza
I know you know the tale of Baby June You know the way she could deliver a tune She was a killer in a petticoat A little bit of everyone you adore… And if your baby let you down at night, Well Baby June would make it up alright And I was never happier Than in the arms and charms of her
Terry Moore
I rode an elevator with a guy who was whistling the tune of ‘this is the song that never ends’. Putting that on me? Come on dude.
Taylor Swift
For me, when I want to be emotionally moved by a vocal, I don’t want to hear auto tune on it, I want to hear the beautiful imperfections.
Eric Benet
Thats been hard being away from the family, because Washington can be lonely. When you tune out of all the activity, thats like, youre alone.
Erik Paulsen
In a jazz atmosphere, the audience members were so quiet and respectful of the musicians that you felt you were almost part of a meeting at a church or a temple, where everyone was completely in tune with the sermon and what the whole event was about.
David Amram
Some people make tunes, but it is lines that run like moving messages through my head. Whatever else I am saying and doing often has no bearing on this inner, verbal life.
Susan Hill
Government does not have a revenue problem; government has a spending problem. Government does not have a revenue problem; government has a priority problem. It is time that we begin to fine tune our focus and decide what the priority of government ought to be.
Marsha Blackburn
Close to the Edge by Yes. Such a fun tune to play on bass.
Brian Acton
Chess problems are the hymn-tunes of mathematics.
G. H. Hardy
I don’t really watch a lot of TV, but I do watch ‘Adventure Time’, ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’, and ‘Looney Tunes’ and old classic cartoons.
Ty Simpkins
You have got to keep autistic children engaged with the world. You cannot let them tune out.
Temple Grandin
When you feel the need for a spiritual lift, try getting to bed early and get up early to have a quiet time at dawn. Then carry the serene ‘in tune’ feeling that comes to you into your day, no matter what you may be doing.
Peace Pilgrim
I’m doing super quality control. I’ll have five tunes that I think are all good – before I would’ve put out all five tunes but now I’m just putting out that one out of the five that I think is the banger.
AJ Tracey
You can be Mitt Romney with three marriages and a disastrous speakership, kicked out of the speakership, being reprimanded by the House of Representatives and fined and all that stuff, it doesn`t matter if you sing the right tune with the right tone these days.
Chris Matthews
I used to sing Chaka Khan tunes in the car with my mum when I was eight years old.
Sam Smith
I think a lot of tunes can suffer from being so simple, so either they get over-complicated or their simplicity means the simple way to lay them down becomes the difficulty.
Thom Yorke
You can take a bad singer and make them sound decent; you couldn’t do that in the past… With things like Pro Tools and all the other things you have available; like auto tune, and pitch correction you can make someone who can’t sing into someone who can.
Michael Sweet
All musical talent is absent in me, to the point of being unable to play board games that require you to hum a tune while others guess what it is, since all my humming sounds the same. Musical instruments have always seemed like alien artifacts to me, even as I really admire anyone who can play one.
Jeff VanderMeer
You’ll change your tune quickly enough when some banshee’s sucking your soul out through your pupils.
Ari Marmell
I tell stories to music and, thank God, in tune.
Pearl Bailey
Both parents were very encouraging – especially my father. My father thought the sun rose and set with me. Neither one had a musical background or any musical talent. They liked classical music, but neither could carry a tune.
Gordon Getty
I casually listen to mixes, but I don’t know all the names of the tunes and the producers and stuff. It’s hard to keep up with.
Jamie Woon
Most people remember me for a couple of tunes.
Colin Hay
I thought some of the stories were neat; I liked some of the liturgy and some of the songs. If you’re a writer you have some inclination to pay attention. I didn’t just tune it out and think about baseball. So, it had an effect on me.
John Irving
My favorite thing to hear from people is, ‘I left the theater and couldn’t stop thinking about it.’ You want your work to have an impact after they leave the theater. It’s the equivalent of leaving a musical humming a show tune.
Marin Ireland
I like to work with people who have a sense of putting a song over, and can sing in tune, and with passion. With technology you can polish a turd, but there’s still no button you can press for passion.
Tony Visconti
Since art exists for humanity it is not unreasonable to assume that humanity has some rights in the matter. Who pays the piper calls the tune. An artist cannot be at once a rebel and a comfortable citizen.
Walter J. Phillips
The early Stones were adolescent rockers. They were self-conscious in an obvious and unpretentious way. And they were committed to a musical style that needed no justification because it came so naturally to them. As they grew musically the mere repetition of old rock and blues tunes became increasingly less satisfying.
Jon Landau
I listen to 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Stereophonics, Arctic Monkeys; also the musical Oliver – I can sing every tune.
Wayne Rooney
You must be in tune with the times and prepared to break with tradition.
James Agee
When I first toured with Wings things that were said about me were true – I did sing out of tune.
Linda McCartney
You can’t teach the old maestro a new tune.
Jack Kerouac
Some men are very entertaining for a first interview, but after that they are exhausted, and run out; on a second meeting we shall find them flat and monotonous; like hand-organs, we have heard all their tunes.
Charles Caleb Colton
While listening, to things like western swing, for instance, I’d work something out in my head, then play it on my National; not the same song, but one that captured the feeling of the original tune.
Mark Knopfler
I know this one pusher walks around humming a tune and everybody he passes takes it up. He is so grey and spectral and anonymous they don’t see him and think it is their own mind humming the tune.
William S. Burroughs
My favorite music to sing would be my own songs, my original songs, just because I know them, you know I write the tunes, so my favorite songs are the newest ones that I write. That’s what I like to sing the most, because it means something, it’s real, it comes from me.
Paul McDonald
There is not a moment when I do not feel the presence of a Witness whose eye misses nothing and with whom I strive to keep in tune.
Mahatma Gandhi
I got on a bit of a rollercoaster looking into how Herbie Hancock used to make his tunes, and I remember a picture of Jean-Michel Jarre at one of his concerts and seeing the Memorymoog. When I heard the sound it I was like, ‘Arrrgh, I really need that.’
Jonas Blue
The one way to discover about aliens is to tune your radio telescope and listen to the signals.
Garik Israelian
When you think about a post-swim snack at the local pool, you’d be forgiven for thinking ham and cheese toasties, finger buns and red frogs before cassava fries, arepas and Latin tunes.
Melissa Leong
When you see the trees swaying to the tune of a gentle breeze… think of it as a dance in your honor.
Marjolein Bastin
Back in the ’90s, we saw prominent non-film artists like the Bombay Vikings do a splendid job on old classics and people danced to those new tunes without ever feeling that the song had been spoiled. We slowly saw this trend creeping into mainstream cinema.
Amaal Mallik
Most British people are keen to remain in a European free trade zone; and most EU states are keen to keep us there, because we buy from them more than we sell to them to the tune of ВЈ40 million per day.
Daniel Hannan
The only thing that makes sense to me that I’ve learnt over the years is knocking tunes together.
Pete Doherty
I was a barmaid for my mum for years, as we lived above a pub. I still can’t hear the Heartbeat theme tune without breaking into a cold sweat, as it used to start at the same time as my shift.
Sara Cox
The gymnastic events are really what I tune into the Summer Olympics for.
Johnny Weir
Every time there’s a cut in the action, we joke and dance around, there’s show tunes and fart noises.
Darby Stanchfield
You’re not getting the b-level tunes. Our most recent producer, Danger Mouse, was quite sure about that. So you’re getting the best of the best, the cream of the cream of what we have to offer.
Anthony Kiedis
Since his childhood, Bappa has observed me singing and practicing and is well aware of all sorts of recording and singing arrangements. I have a studio at my home, so whenever he needs my help I make sure I stand by him. I often sing for the tunes that he composes.
Bappi Lahiri
When I start a film, I can sort of shut my eyes, sit somewhere quiet and imagine the movie finished. I can imagine the camera angles, I can even imagine the type of music. Without knowing the tune, I can imagine the type of music it needs to be.
Peter Jackson
There’s no new direction. It’s not more poppy or more rocky. They’re just rock’n’roll tunes. I’ll never change the music I write.
Noel Gallagher
Women should not have to adopt masculine traits in order to succeed. You should be able to stay as a woman, and in tune with your femininity, and still be equal.
Isla Fisher
When Gimme Shelter was recorded, early ’69 or something, it was a time of war and tension, so that’s reflected in this tune. It’s still wheeled out when big storms happen, as they did the other week. It’s been used a lot to evoke natural disaster.
Mick Jagger
The level of consciousness you choose to tune in to each moment of each day will determine the quality of your experience of the world.
Debbie Ford
I only choose musicians who I think will emerge, can emerge, with their own character, while still going along with the tune in question.
Robert Wyatt
Don’t need to say please to no man for a happy tune.
Neil Diamond
Our biological rhythms are the symphony of the cosmos, music embedded deep within us to which we dance, even when we can’t name the tune.
Deepak Chopra
My advice to people today is as follows: if you take the game of life seriously, if you take your nervous system seriously, if you take your sense organs seriously, if you take the energy process seriously, you must turn on, tune in, and drop out.
Timothy Leary
Grab a guitar, put some kind of strings on it, a banjo string, then a violin string, then a guitar string, tune it any way you want, and make some noise, and see what you get. And work on it until you get something that you think is interesting. That’s all there is to art for me.
Buffy Sainte-Marie
I fluffed off the guy who kept requesting tunes all night, then found out he was the King’s son.
Duke Ellington
I don’t like to be my own audience, I find that being my own audience, being in the audience, makes me self-conscious, basically. So I tune in sometimes, with the sound off, to check it out and I back up to it. In the future I will look at it when some time has passed.
Madeline Kahn
I never stopped writing music, I just stopped writing songs. I’ve been writing music continually ever since the last album of original tunes, “River Of Dreams” in ’93.
Billy Joel
But every job I’ve had I just end up writing tunes and skiving – so everything has been leading up to it, but I’ve never had any ambition of getting big.
Gerry Cinnamon
When I was a kid, you would tune in to “The Tonight Show” before you went to sleep. Johnny Carson. A big treat. I know it’s a privilege of mine to be able to be in people’s homes. So I hope I make everyone proud, including my parents, and do a good job in this.
Jimmy Fallon
Life is water, dancing to the tune of solids.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
I know colors like some people know a melody. And the tunes of my favorite musicians energizes me when I work.
Peter Max
You either have it or you don’t. You play your horn just like you sing a song or a hymn. If it’s in your heart, you express yourself in the tune.
Louis Armstrong
During our first year, we were playing Priest and Maiden cover tunes all the time while we figured out what we wanted to do as a band. At the time I was getting out of metal and into punk. That’s how Slayer’s sound came together – it’s the speed of punk combined with the big riffs of metal.
Jeff Hanneman
Who doesn’t like to play Black Sabbath tunes!
Dimebag Darrell
I just love feeling myself, and moving, flexing, jumping, expressing, dancing and doing movement. I’m in tune with it. I like to express myself with my body, more so than intellectually. But, I am a geek.
Michelle Rodriguez
It’s great when somebody is able to communicate an actual shot sequence to you and you know the world you’re inhabiting with that. It’s literally a haunting tune.
Dan Stevens
I think every band is a little cautious when the drummer starts to write tunes.
Matt Cameron
Both of my parents have been actors; there were a lot of show tunes on in the car all of the time. I grew up with that.
Daniel Radcliffe
At a very early age I began to thump on the piano alone, and it was not long before I was able to pick out a few tunes? I also learned the names of the notes in both clefs, but I preferred not be hampered by notes.
James Weldon Johnson
The Moral Law tells us the tune we have to play: our instincts are merely the keys.
C. S. Lewis
Hear the mellow wedding bells, Golden bells! What a world of happiness their harmony foretells Through the balmy air of night How they ring out their delight! From the molten golden notes, And all in tune What a liquid ditty floats To the turtle-dove that listens while she gloats On the moon!
Edgar Allan Poe
A lot of the television industry is so cookie-cutter. In general, there are so many shows that are easy and bland to watch. You can tune in at any time and know exactly where you are in the story arc because it’s pretty much the same every week.
Adam Baldwin
Two years of close association with some of the best (as well as some of the worst) tunes in the world was a better musical education than any amount of sonatas and fugues.
Ralph Vaughan Williams
With Ghost Tunes, you just try to do what’s right. And what’s right is whatever the copyright owner wants to do with their music, they do it.
Garth Brooks
You need to tune your instrument, which is your body and your mind, and your soul.
Abby Brammell
Even when we turn around, there are no footprints behind us… Nor the road we came along, nor the tune we hummed… When we die, No-one will know it’s happened
Kazuya Minekura
Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans. When that’s where you left your heart. The moonlight on the bayou a creole tune that fills the air. I dream about magnolias in bloom and I’m wishin’ I was there.
Louis Armstrong
Adjustment, that synonym for conformity that comes more easily to the modern tongue, is the theme of our swan song, the piper’s tune to which we dance on the brink of the abyss, the siren’s melody that destroys our senses and paralyzes our wills.
Robert M. Lindner
If the air is jam-full of sounds which we tune in with, why should it not also be full of feels and smells and things seen through the spirit, drawing particles from us to them and them to us like magnets?
Emily Carr
As this New Year begins, ask God to help you tune your life every day to His Word, so you can bring harmony and joy to those around you.
Billy Graham
It’s totally freeing when I stay in tune with scripture. I don’t have to worry if I miss a dive. I go into competition and it’s like, “Praise God no matter what.”
David Boudia
When times are good, we have tunes to dance to; when times are tough, we’re supposed to talk about it. That’s country music.
Marty Stuart
Actions which are conscious expressions of the turn-on, tune-in, drop-out rhythm are religious.The wise person devotes his life exclusively to the religious search – for therein is found the only ecstasy, the only meaning. Anything else is a competitive quarrel over (or Hollywood-love sharing of) studio props.
Timothy Leary