Best Quotes About Flute

When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music. Which of you would be a reed, dumb and silent, when all else sings together in unison? -Khalil Gibran

I can never make up my mind if I'm happy being a flute player, or if I wish I were Eric Clapton. -Ian Anderson

Any professional knows that the flute and the piano is a boring combination. All you've got to arrive at is a kind of typical gestural crap, right? You might agree, though you wouldn't call it gestural crap. -Morton Feldman

For me it's the instrument. If I want to think of a flute and the state of the arts I hear a vibrato; I don't know what a flute is unless the person plays it for me. -Morton Feldman

You got to play the flute as a flute, like that. You can't play like a tenor concept on soprano; it sounds wrong. But some guys do it, and they think it's O.K., but not so! -Jerome Richardson

My sense of divine brings with it a strange sound of music with its glories, a marvellous melody sounding like a multitude of flutes. -Paul Twitchell

I have never received a flute from them for free and I would not accept such a gift from any manufacturer. -James Galway

I have to report to those of you who think diamonds make a difference that I cannot tell what it is. Seriously, as you all know, they make no difference at all. They just make the flute look a little more special. -James Galway

I do not consider my self as having mastered the flute, but I get a real kick out of trying. -James Galway

Everyone who plays the flute should learn singing. -James Galway

It's just an ice bucket with a bottle in it. The two flute glasses are little tray. I got to shut the curtains. I'm in my boxer shorts and shirt. I'm going to take a bath and go to bed. But I want to shut the blinds so it's really dark in the room. -Danny DeVito

This big part flies off on the floor. The other part goes like this and lands in my foot! Standing up! It's standing in my foot! Right in the side of my foot. The flute glass. I think I'm like in one of my own pictures. -Danny DeVito

We decided to do some of Merle's things with modern instrumentation. We used a flute, a bass clarinet, a trumpet, a clarinet, drums, a guitar, vibes and a piano. -Tennessee Ernie Ford

The soprano has all those other instruments in it. It's got the soprano song voice, flute, violin, clarinet, and tenor elements and can even approach the baritone in intensity. -Steve Lacy

I had a number of very strong personalities in my family. My father was a concert flutist, the solo flute for Toscanini. -Francis Ford Coppola

Then when I was in grammar school I played the clarinet, and then, after clarinet I played the flute in college orchestra – besides singing in the college chorus and things like that. -Bobby McFerrin

My real fantasy if I was to drop out would be to live in a mobile home and be a hippie and drive around festivals and have millions of children – children with dreadlocks and nose rings – and play the flute. -Rachel Weisz

I've played every instrument you could possibly think of for 10 minutes. So I'm mediocre at everything. I can play drums, guitar, piano, violin, saxophone, clarinet, flute… Just not well. -Kat Dennings

The only good political movement I've seen lately was Occupy Wall Street. They had no leaders, which was genius. But unfortunately it always ends up with some hippy playing a flute. -John Lydon

When I was a freshman in high school, I got a letterman jacket, which you'd think would be great stock. The jacket had the big S on it, for Santa Monica. But rather than having a football or a baseball on the S, I had a little nine iron. Girls thought it was a flute. -Carson Daly

I've not been an admirer of contemporary music since punk rock went off the boil in 1977, but once a year I'll listen to 'Spiral Scratch' by the Buzzcocks, or 'Hippy Hippy Shake' by the Swinging Blue Jeans. Otherwise, I can put up with Chopin or shakuhachi flute in the background. -Billy Childish

Danzon is my favorite Cuban music, played by a traditional string orchestra with flute and piano. It's very formally structured but romantic music, which derives from the French-Haitian contradance. -Rachel Kushner

I took lessons for about everything you could imagine – gymnastics to karate to flute and piano. My mom always definitely kept me in some kind of class or program, but for guitar, I kinda gave up on then kinda just taught myself. Same thing with piano. I've never been good with following lessons. -Elle Varner

I used to play flute and clarinet at school, and although I wasn't thinking about making a living or getting a pay cheque, I already knew I was going to play music all my life. -Nile Rodgers

It's very important for me to try to relax when I'm travelling, and playing my flute helps me to unwind. -Andrea Bocelli

Ours was a very progressive Protestant family, but my parents were God-loving rather than God-fearing. We went to church, and I still go with my mum and dad when I return home – it's a family thing. I played flute in my dad's marching band, but I had an integrated upbringing. We had a lot of Catholic friends. -James Nesbitt

The flute was an alternative to being a small fish in an increasingly bigger pool filled with a number of great guitar players. -Ian Anderson

I was not a great guitarist, so I sold my 1960 Fender Stratocaster in exchange for a Shure Microphone, made in Chicago, and a flute. -Ian Anderson

All the time I was playing the flute, the lines, the solos, the riffs, the construction, were based on my guitar skills. I did not play the flute to exploit its natural faculties, but I used it as a surrogate guitar. -Ian Anderson

When I was a teenager, I really didn't like loud rock music. I listened to jazz and blues and folk music. I've always preferred acoustic music. And it was only, I suppose, by the time Jethro Tull was getting underway that we did let the music begin to have a harder edge, in particular with the electric guitar being alongside the flute. -Ian Anderson

I also always carry my flute. It's very important for me to try to relax when I'm travelling, and playing my flute helps me to unwind. -Andrea Bocelli

I played piano and was always in the choir. I tried to play flute because all the pretty girls played flute. -Abigail Washburn

I would prefer to live forever in perfect health, but if I must at some time leave this life, I would like to do so ensconced on a chaise longue, perfumed, wearing a velvet robe and pearl earrings, with a flute of champagne beside me and having just discovered the answer to the last problem in a British cryptic crossword. -Olivia De Havilland

Although cover notes for classical music albums tend to say that the trill of flutes suggests mountain streams and so on, I don't think anybody listens to music with the expectation that they're going to be presented with a sort of landscape painting. -Brian Eno

I can play the flute. Music was my favourite A-level, and I used to love composing my and stylising my voice to sound like 90's singing sensation Tori Amos. -Erin O'Connor

The sarangi, the ney flute are pretty ancient instruments. -Howard Shore

I learned that the first technology appeared in the form of stone tools, 2.6 million years ago. First entertainment comes evidence from flutes that are 35,000 years old. And evidence for first design comes 75,000 years old – beads. And you can do the same with your genes and track them back in time. -Zeresenay Alemseged

The Woodstock dove on the iconic poster is really a catbird. And it was originally perched on a flute. -Shawn Amos

Basically, I like to pick up my flute, which is a pretty instrument, and play pretty on it. -Paul Horn

Even back when I played 'straight-ahead,' I mixed it up. I played some free-form, classical adaptations, solo flute stuff. It was New Age in its own way. -Paul Horn

After I came out of surgery – I was in the hospital for five weeks – I found that I gravitated toward very gentle sounds: chant music, solo bamboo flute sounds, a laid-back record of my own called 'Inside.' And the music became a very real part of my recovery process. -Paul Horn

Writing in the electronic world, you imagine a sound, and then you have to go and find it. It's not like imagining a flute and then making that sound materialize. That's easy! -Christopher Young

I started calling myself the Pied Piper, when I started using the flute sound in my music. -R. Kelly

I don't really know the story of the Pied Piper. I don't read stories, first of all. I just remember either a rabbit or a rat leading people out of the village with a flute. That's all I can tell you. -R. Kelly

When I was signing up for the University of Southern California's music program, I flipped a coin to decide my major. If it came up heads, it would be flute – tails would be voice. -Sondra Radvanovsky

When I talk of primordial innocence, I hear it in Sufi music with the nay flute. I see it in Coptic icons, in most traditional art, particularly art of the American Indian. I find the texts extraordinarily beautiful and very childlike and very simple. I've been particularly interested in American Indian texts. -John Tavener

I played the flute in elementary school, but when I got into high school, they didn't have any flutes; they gave me a clarinet and said, 'Play it in the same way, just hold in a different position.' I really didn't care much for it. -Cynthia Robinson

I played piano, flute, and guitar. -Kiiara

Indigenous people in films, it's all, like, nose flutes and panpipes and, you know, people talking to ghosts… which I hate. -Taika Waititi

Yachting may call to mind champagne flutes and seersucker, but danger and risk have always been a part of the America's Cup. -Mary Pilon

I worked with Jack Nitzsche for 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,' and we'd booked a symphony orchestra. He dismissed them and came with a little man who poured water into glasses of different sizes to make a glass harmonica. And most of the music for the film was that – with some Indian flutes and some drums. -Milos Forman

My family is all musicians – my dad plays drums, my mom plays flute, my older brother plays drums, my little brother plays drums and piano. For some reason, I didn't get the memo, so I just play bass. -Thundercat

Producing isn't just making beats on a beat machine. It's bringing together these string players with this flute player and this singer, and telling them to all work in the key of C major… You bring these people together and let them all cook. -Logic

Hip-hop and jazz have always been intertwined. Even the G-funk thing. You listen to 'The Chronic,' there's flute solos and everything. It's always been there. -Kamasi Washington

Growing up, flute riffs was big in rap back then. It's what I listened to. -Metro Boomin

The tonality of the flute almost has a mystic element to me. -Ramin Djawadi

I am classically trained in piano, flute, and voice. -Julie Payette

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