Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music is the silence between the notes.
If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.
This is what I want in heaven... words to become notes and conversations to be symphonies.
I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.
If this is what you came for, then I didn't send for you. Kafka (note to himself in journal)
When I was in Van Halen I was hitting notes that were out of my range. I never went for those registers before until Eddie pulled it out of me.
Sometimes that's a year, sometimes it's 18 months, where all I'm doing is taking notes. I'm reconstructing the story from the back to the front so that I know where the front is.
A lot of young filmmakers bring their movies to my dad because he always gives lots of good editing ideas and notes. He'd be a good film professor.
The notes are right, but if I listened they would be wrong.
I wanted to play piano, and that slid quickly into writing - it wasn't enough to play other people's notes: I had to write notes too.
Silk Road to Ruin has all the analysis and it's structured very well. I rely on my notes more and I use direct quotes. But there's nothing like writing about it right away.
It's impossible to play a run with as much feeling as a single note. I've never been so much into runs as making single notes cry.
Right now, my voice is better than ever. It changed. I have better low notes than I had before.
It is not hard to compose, but what is fabulously hard is to leave the superfluous notes under the table.
A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair.
The notes I have made are not a diary in the ordinary sense, but partly lengthy records of my spiritual experiences, and partly poems in prose.
If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.
There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; its what we do with them that's important.
The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides.
The great leaders are like the best conductors - they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players..
I adore art...when I am alone with my notes, my heart pounds and the tears stream from my eyes, and my emotion and my joys are too much to bear.
What I've learned is there's a scientifically proven phenomenon that's attached to gratitude, and that if you consciously take note of what is good in your life, quantifiable benefits happen.
When I sing, it's the most solitary state: just me, and the microphone, and the holy spirit. It's not about notes or scales, it's all about emotion.
Session work makes you more strict. You can't hit notes all over the place. You've got to make each one really count.
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