Top 606 Instrument Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Instrument Quotes from famous people such as Elton John, Julian Bream, Brian Tyree Henry, Victoria Legrand, Stefon Harris, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

When Little Richard used to stand up and play it was ju

When Little Richard used to stand up and play it was just fabulous, and Liberace had the candlesticks and the rings and the gift of the gab. The piano’s is the most ungainly rock’ n’ roll instrument of all time but those two people transcended it, as did Jerry Lee Lewis.
Elton John
The cult of the instrument is O.K. for people who are mad about the guitar. But I love music. The guitar is just the instrument I happen to play.
Julian Bream
My school had the dopest arts program – the dopest show choir, the dopest marching band. I couldn’t sing or play an instrument a lick, but I was just going to fake it till I make it.
Brian Tyree Henry
I think the voice is an underrated instrument these days and it’s easy to make up for lack of ability with effects. I think sometimes people are more wowed with effects than core craftsmanship. Strong voices are not as common as they used to be.
Victoria Legrand
If you listen to the way I speak, I have a lot of rhythm, use a lot of accents. When I’m playing my instrument, that concept comes through very clearly.
Stefon Harris
At no time during the period intervening between the ratification of the Constitution and the inauguration of the new government were the leaders in Federalism certain that the agrarian party, which had opposed the Constitution, might not render the instrument ineffectual by securing possession of Congress.
Charles A. Beard
Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.
Mahatma Gandhi
If there were an exact and universal scale of punishments and crimes, we would have a fairly reliable and shared instrument to measure the degree of tyranny and liberty, of the basic humanity or malice of the different nations.
Cesare Beccaria
I’m not here to battle anybody. In the end it’s just an instrument. That shouldn’t be a concept.
Eric San
My solo music started as a way to really look inwards, and to spend time completely by myself with an instrument, without any outside dialogue.
Hildur Gudnadottir
I have always stood in awe of the camera. I recognize it for the instrument it is, part Stradivarius, part scalpel.
Irving Penn
Music itself is a great source of relaxation. Parts of it anyway. Working in the studio, that’s not relaxing, but playing an instrument that I don’t know how to play is unbelievably relaxing, because I don’t have any pressure on me.
Jackson Browne
Music is an important thing of energy. And there are a lot of wonderful aspects that come with it and vibrations, the physical vibrations, the movement of notes through an instrument and creating a wave that resonates into our spirit.
Ali Shaheed Muhammad
I enjoy encouraging and inspiring people to pursue their purpose in the arts. To help cultivate and develop their instrument.
Tasha Smith
Television is an instrument which can paralyze this country.
William Westmoreland
My central quest was to have a piece played on the saxophone sound like more than one instrument, exploiting different registers and wide interval leaps.
Roscoe Mitchell
My identity has everything to do with me and my instrument. It doesn’t have to do with what production style I use, or how many people played on it, whether it’s sparse or grandiose or whatever. And I’m social, frankly.
Liz Phair
Essentially, your voice is an instrument; it’s a muscle, and you have to treat it like a muscle, and so you have to work it.
Kevin Spacey
SoftBank is not a specialist on any instrument. We did not invent any instrument. Not the best player. But we would like to be a conductor of this information revolution.
Masayoshi Son
I don’t play an instrument – I just write in my head, and I usually hear fully formed songs. ‘We Are Young’ turned out so much like it was in my head. But it also exceeded all my expectations.
Nate Ruess
If you are a musician, you practise your instrument every day, but actors can’t be on a set every day. Theatre is a way for me to keep practising my art form.
Kalki Koechlin
As human beings we’re visual creatures, and it’s so easy to play the guitar by looking at it. It’s a real challenge to go from that visual way of perceiving the guitar to getting back to that pure sound connecting to the instrument.
Paul Gilbert
Human memory is a marvelous but fallacious instrument. The memories which lie within us are not carved in stone; not only do they tend to become erased as the years go by, but often they change, or even increase by incorporating extraneous features.
Primo Levi
The voice will guide you-will tell you what to do. In order to do that, you must be quite sensitive with the instrument and accept this daily conversation with your voice.
Cecilia Bartoli
The regime of globalization promotes an unfettered marketplace as the dynamic instrument organizing international relations.
William Greider
The best way to do that is to pick up a new instrument or an instrument that you don’t typically write on and see where it takes you. Whether it’s using an acoustic guitar, or piano, or electronics as tools, all of these lead to creating different types of songs and I used all of these methods for this record.
Serj Tankian
We really were a very musical family. Father managed to buy us a small pump organ, and I just loved this instrument.
Lawrence Welk
It’s pretty traumatic knowing that your instrument that’s your career isn’t working, and you’ve got to have an operation.
Jess Glynne
I think John Williams, him and his team, have been incredible orchestrators. By that, I mean how he chooses which instrument plays which note.
David Newman
The Marshall guitar amplifier doesn’t just get louder when you turn it up. It distorts the sound to produce a whole range of new harmonics, effectively turning a plucked string instrument into a bowed one.
Brian Eno
An house is of a double nature, viz., one, wherein it is a way and means of expence, the other as it is an instrument and tool of gain.
William Petty
I like to believe that the voice is the most powerful,

I like to believe that the voice is the most powerful, expressive instrument. And you can use it to fit most any style.
Mitch Grassi
I want the Congress to become an instrument for dialogue among the Indian people – all of us, from all corners of our great country, all religions, all ethnicities, all ages, genders and people – and for our dialogue to always be led by love and affection.
Rahul Gandhi
Musically, I didn’t relate to Berlin. There seemed to be a lot of machine music made there – I don’t think I saw a stringed instrument in two years.
My voice is an instrument.
David Coverdale
The overwhelming public sentiment in India was that no meaningful dialogue can be held with Pakistan until it abandons the use of terrorism as an instrument of its foreign policy.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
People don’t think of cello as a rock instrument, really, and we want people to know all the possibilities that the cello can offer.
Luka Sulic
Egyptian drumming happens to be a favorite of mine. It’s a really simple instrument, but it’s really difficult to play. You can take it anywhere with you – you can play it in your room, in an airport. It’s very quiet, so you explore the quiet side.
Mickey Hart
The banjo is my chosen instrument – it’s what I write my music on.
Rhiannon Giddens
I don’t know if subconsciously there was some reaction going on, if there was something in me that didn’t want to learn an instrument – because I couldn’t have been that incompetent!
Duncan Jones
An important instrument of economic policy-making in a market economy is credible, consistent, and timely communication.
Sanjaya Baru
I feel like you’re not a real musician or entertainer if you can’t go into a room, pick up an instrument and entertain people.
Chris Cornell
I remember watching my dad work on PCs, and I remember using Texas Instrument calculators in school. It was a bit nostalgic.
Scott Michael Foster
Well, you know, the original banjos were all handmade instruments. Gourd – it would be made with gourds and whatever, you know, materials would have been around. And, you know, first hundred years of its existence, the banjo’s known as a plantation instrument, as a black instrument, you know?
Rhiannon Giddens
Music has always been in my family, but it was mainly keyboards. I learned to play classical piano, but when I first heard the amazing bass guitar of James Jamerson, who played on all the big Motown hits of the ’60s and ’70s, I knew bass guitar was my instrument.
Suzi Quatro
The collective conscience of a hundred musicians is no light burden. Think for a moment of what it would mean to a pianist if by some miracle every key of his instrument should suddenly become a living thing.
Charles Munch
A guitar is a very personal extension of the person playing it. You have to be emotionally and spiritually connected to your instrument. I’m very brutal on my instruments, but not all the time.
Eddie Van Halen
The name of my ailment was longing, and it was not cured till I finally went to the department store and counted out the money in small coins before the dismayed clerk. When I came to the house, I held up the instrument before the eyes of the astonished household.
William Christopher Handy
I feel like piano is my main instrument. I’m most comfortable on the piano.
My belief is that when the military is used as the sole instrument of power, that never has a good outcome. If there’s no one to take ownership and develop that failed state, human suffering can be even worse than that created by the conflict itself.
Martin Dempsey
I’m very interested in music, but I was not born musical. I honestly do think some people have the knack. I can’t play an instrument. I’m a terrible singer. I’m not about to launch my album!
Georgia May Jagger
Charlie Parker and Art Tatum to me were genius, and I’m right below that. I did, in my own way, do something different on the instrument, and that’s the way I’d like to be remembered.
Buddy DeFranco