Top 35 Flute Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Flute Quotes from famous people such as Cynthia Robinson, Simon McBurney, Rachel Weisz, Jonas Blue, Nile Rodgers, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I played the flute in elementary school, but when I got

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
‘The Magic Flute,’ I think, is fundamentally asking what is it to change people’s consciousness.
Simon McBurney
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
When I was seven years old I played the flute, then by 11 I quit being a musician and got into Djing.
Jonas Blue
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
I have never received a flute from them for free and I would not accept such a gift from any manufacturer.
James Galway
My father started me out on the flute and I began going to teachers.
Henry Mancini
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 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
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
Bassoon is not an easy instrument to play and to pick it up and play it like a flute or a saxophone is quite an accomplishment.
Henry Mancini
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 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 used to raise the devil when my father made me practice the flute and my mother made me take piano lessons.
Henry Mancini
My training in music has been very eclectic – as first a flute player from classical chamber music to jazz, Greek, Brazilian and African music to contemporary concert music.
Alexandre Desplat
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
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
My 22-minute film, which I called ‘The Sword and the Flute’, turned out to be a romantic film about India made by someone who had never been to India, but who already had very romantic feelings about everything Indian.
James Ivory
I feel like it’s probably very out of character for Anthony to break into song. I feel like he might play the flute or something, like a really weird European cinema moment where it gets really odd and he serenades his love in music. You never know with Bridgerton.’
Jonathan Bailey
I remember my sisters, they loved a movie called ‘The Naked Island.’ And the flute was actually playing the main theme. A Japanese movie. A beautiful movie from 1961. I remember hearing this music with a flute many, many times a day at home.
Alexandre Desplat
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
I found that the flute was too limiting. Soon I bought a microphone, then loudspeakers, then an echo, then a synthesiser. Much later I threw the flute away; it was a sort of process.
Florian Schneider
The sarangi, the ney flute are pretty ancient instruments.
Howard Shore
I started off with the flute and French horn, and then I was playing trumpet in the jazz band.
KiKi Layne
I played piano, flute, and guitar.
The tonality of the flute almost has a mystic element to me.
Ramin Djawadi
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 played piano and was always in the choir. I tried to play flute because all the pretty girls played flute.
Abigail Washburn
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
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
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 never have met any heroes - except one. The exception

I never have met any heroes – except one. The exception is Ian Anderson, flute player extraordinaire, creative musical talent for more than 40 years, and the man most associated with the band Jethro Tull.
Gavin Esler
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
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.
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