Quotes of Trumpet

“ I enjoy singing, and the instruments which truly move me are the horn, the trumpet and the cello. ”

- Roger Bannister

“ On those long notes behind the trumpet solo, if anyone lets his mind wander for a minute he is dead. ”

- Don Ellis

“ If you wish in this world to advance your merits you're bound to enhance; You must stir it and stump it, and blow your own trumpet, Or, trust me, you haven't a chance. ”

- William Gilbert

“ A superb tenor voice, like a silver trumpet muffled in silk. ”

- Alec Guinness

“ Life is something like a trumpet. If you don't put anything in, you won't get anything out. ”

- William Christopher Handy

“ The nerves are a problem on trumpet, because when you mess up everyone can hear it. Just remember most people are too polite to say anything about it. That should calm your nerves. ”

- Wynton Marsalis

“ Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance. ”

- J. Donald Walters

“ I stole everything I ever heard, but mostly I stole from the horns. ”

- Ella Fitzgerald

“ The pen became a clarion. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ Bang-whang-whang goes the drum, tootle-tetootle the fife; No keeping one's haunches still: it's the greatest pleasure in life. ”

- Robert Browning

“ I remember once when I told Lindsay Anderson at a party that acting was just a sophisticated way of playing cowboys and Indians he almost had a fit. ”

- John Hurt

“ The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet. ”

- Theodore Hesburgh

“ If you wish in this world to advance, your merits you're bound to enhance; You must stir it and stump it, and blow your own trumpet, or trust me, you haven't a chance. ”

- W. S. Gilbert

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

- Voltaire

“ It's forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished, unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. ”

- Voltaire

“ Someday they're gonna write a blues song just for fighters. It'll be for slow guitar, soft trumpet, and a bell. ”

- Sonny Liston

“ He that is proud eats up himself; pride is his own glass, his own trumpet, his own chronicle. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently. ”

- Agnes de Mille

“ He seems determined to make a trumpet sound like a tin whistle. ”

- Aneurin Bevan

“ It is forbidden to kill — and thus, all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers, and with the background of trumpets playing. ”

- Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire

“ Nothing arouses ambition so much as the trumpet clang of another's fame. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

“ I can see why many people would not want to wear the 'stereotypical' hearing aids of the bygone era, such as the hearing tube that looked like a trumpet coming out of your ear, or the wires and cords - but a lot of men nowadays have hearing loss. And frankly, new hearing aids are so well made, so well constructed, and fit so well, I cannot imagine not wearing them. ”

- George Kennedy

“ The dead have been awakened — shall I sleep? The world's at war with tyrants — shall I crouch? the harvest's ripe — and shall I pause to reap? I slumber not; the thorn is in my couch; Each day a trumpet soundeth in mine ear, its echo in my heart. ”

- Lord Byron

“ There are obstinate and unknown braves who defend themselves inch by inch in the shadows against the fatal invasion of want and turpitude. There are noble and mysterious triumphs which no eye sees. No renown rewards, and no flourish of trumpets salutes… ”

- Victor Hugo

“ Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth. ”

- The Holy Bible

“ I spend a lot of time copying saxophone players and trumpet players. Not to say that it is not important to listen to guitar players, but there's so much music out there and so many possibilities. I like anyone who plays any instrument. ”

- Bill Frisell

“ Our dead brothers still live for us and bid us think of life, not death — of life to which in their youth they lent the passion and glory of Spring. As I listen, the great chorus of life and joy begins again, and amid the awful orchestra of seen and unseen powers and destinies of good and evil, our trumpets, sound once more a note of daring, hope, and will. ”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

“ There is no need to sally forth, for it remains true that those things which make us human are, curiously enough, always close at hand. Resolve then, that on this very ground, with small flags waving and tiny blasts of tiny trumpets, we have met the enemy, and not only may he be ours, he may be us. ”

- Walt Kelly

“ Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols. ”

- Thomas Mann

“ A strange thing has happened — while all the other arts were born naked, this, the youngest, has been born fully-clothed. It can say everything before it has anything to say. It is as if the savage tribe, instead of finding two bars of iron to play with, had found scattering the seashore fiddles, flutes, saxophones, trumpets, grand pianos by Erhard and Bechstein, and had begun with incredible energy, but without knowing a note of music, to hammer and thump upon them all at the same time. ”

- Virginia Woolf
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