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Quotes About Piano

Claudia Miclaus May 13, 2019
"Life is like a piano, what you get out of it depends on how you play it." This story mentions famous quotes related to the piano.
The piano is considered as a unique and valuable musical instrument as. It has a keyboard that usually encompasses as much as 8 octaves, it can differ in shape, height, length but its sound remains inimitable due to its calming reverberation that invites relaxation. It also makes a great companion for other solo instruments like violin, flute, guitar, etc.
● "No other acoustic instrument can match the piano's expressive range, and no electric instrument can match its mystery." ― Kenneth Miller
● "The piano has been drinking, not me." ― Tom Waits
● "I see the player piano as the grandfather of the computer, the ancestor of the entire nightmare we live in, the birth of the binary world where there is no option other than yes or no and where there is no refuge." ― William Gaddis
● "A lawyer's relationship to justice and wisdom is on a par with a piano tuner's relationship to a concert. He neither composes the music, nor interprets it-he merely keeps the machinery running." ― Lucille Kallen
● "The piano is the social instrument par excellence... drawing-room furniture, a sign of bourgeois prosperity, the most massive of the devices by which the young are tortured in the name of education and the grown-up in the name of entertainment." ― Jacques Barzun
● "PIANO, n. A parlor utensil for subduing the impenitent visitor. It is operated by pressing the keys of the machine and the spirits of the audience." ― Ambrose Bierce
● "The indefatigable pursuit of an unattainable perfection, even though it consists in nothing more than the pounding of an old piano, is what alone gives meaning to our life on this unavailing star" ― Logan Pearsall Smith
● "The public is like a piano. You just have to know what keys to poke." ― Al Capp
● "We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising. I still believe that one can learn to play the piano by mail and that mud will give you a perfect complexion." ― Zelda Fitzgerald
● "One man gets nothing but discord out of a piano; another gets harmony. No one claims the piano is at fault. Life is about the same. The discord is there, and the harmony is there. Study to play it correctly, and it will give forth the beauty; play it falsely, and it will give forth the ugliness. Life is not at fault." ― Anonymous
● "[The piano is] able to communicate the subtlest universal truths by means of wood, metal and vibrating air." ― Kenneth Miller
● "My choice early in life was either to be a piano-player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference." ― Harry S Truman
● "Fundamentally I feel that there is as much difference between the stage and the films as between a piano and a violin. Normally you can't become a virtuoso in both." ― Ethel Barrymore
● "One gets tired of the role critics are supposed to have in this culture: It's like being the piano player in a whorehouse; you don't have any control over the action going on upstairs." ― Robert Hughes
● "If I hadn't been President of the United States, I probably would have ended up a piano player in a bawdy house." ― Harry S Truman
● "On television I feel like a man playing piano in a brothel; every now and again he solaces himself by playing 'Abide with Me' in the hope of edifying both the clients and the inmates" ― Malcolm Muggeridge
● "Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart." ― Anonymous
● "Love is a piano dropped from a fourth story window, and you were in the wrong place at the wrong time." ― Ani Difranco
● "Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist." ― Michael Levine
● "The piano's world encompasses glass-nerved virtuos and stomping barrel-housers in fedoras; it is a world of pasture and storm, of perfumed smoke, of liquid mathematics." ― Kenneth Miller
● "To say to the painter that Nature is to be taken as she is, is to say to the player that he may sit on the piano." ― James Whistler