Rhythm Quotes by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Michael B. Jordan, Joe Perry, David Anthony Durham, Kobe Bryant, Sean Penn and many others.
When you’re dealing with a constant rhythm, no matter how great your lyrics are, if you don’t switch it up, people’s heads are going to start bobbing. And they’re going to stop listening to what you’re saying, so consistently keep the ear fresh and keep the audience surprised.
I was born with rhythm but I don’t know if – I’m not a break dancer.
Berry’s On TopВ is probably my favorite record of all time; it defines rock and roll. A lot of people have done Chuck Berry songs, but to get that feel is really hard. It’s the rock and roll thing-the push-pull and the rhythm of it.
One must find rhythms others’ ears don’t hear.
He [Phil Jackson] is such a basketball genius in terms of the details of the game, the little nuances of the game and the rhythm of the game.
I live in the energy and rhythm of the character. To some degree, that’s true of every actor I’ve worked with.
When poetry separates from song, then the words have to carry all the rhythm themselves; they have to do all the work. They can’t rely on the singing voice.
Humor is the hardest thing to do. Action is so much easier, because you’re just trying to establish the mood, and a pacing, and a rhythm, and an energy. Where, in humor, comedy is so subjective.
Poetry has the ability to create entire moments with just a few choice words. The spacing and line breaks create rhythm, a helpful musicality, a natural flow. The separate stanzas aid in perpetuating a kind of incremental reading, one small chunk at a time.
Filming is so much to do with rhythm, as is music, and if it isn’t there then you know in the end nobody can save it really, they can’t.
I have thus decided to make a certain film and now begins the complicated and difficult-to-master work. To transfer rhythms, moods, atmosphere, tensions, sequences, tones and scents into words and sentences in a readable or at least understandable script. This is difficult but not impossible.
I set my own rhythm, and I do believe it was usually a little faster than most other people’s.
I wanna show that gospel, country, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll are all just really one thing. Those are the American music and that is the American culture.
A supreme love, a motive that gives a sublime rhythm to a woman’s life, and exalts habit into partnership with the soul’s highest needs, is not to be had where and how she wills.
Songs should have an infectious melody and rhythm and, I think, should elicit an emotion of happiness or of celebration or of sadness or of sorrow or of love or laughter, whatever.
I’m never going to dance again. Guilty feet have got no rhythm.
Russians understand the rhythm of despair.
New York seems conducted by jazz, animated by it. It is essentially a city of rhythm.
Sometimes, we need an obstacle to challenge us and push us further than we would if things were always status quo. I’d say one example is the market crashing. It’s like, just when we started to get into a rhythm, everything changed! But, it taught us a great deal about how we do business and how we can improve.
I just enjoy the sound as I hear it in everything around me. The high and low frequencies of sound bewitch me. Whether I am in a shop, in the bathroom or listening to noise that my fans make… everything is music to my ears and drives me. I just put all these things in rhythm when I’m playing.
It’s not getting from A to B. It’s not the beginning or the destination that counts. It’s the ride in between…This train is alive with things that should be seen and heard. It’s a living, breathing something — you just have to want to learn its rhythm.
When we strike a balance between the challenge of an activity and our skill at performing it, when the rhythm of the work itself feels in sync with our pulse, when we know that what we’re doing matters, we can get totally absorbed in our task. That is happiness.
Number is the Word but is not utterance it is wave and light, though no one sees it it is rhythm and music, though no one hears it. Its variations are limitless and yet it is immutable. Each form of life is a particular reverberation of Number.
I like working in series, so instead of just doing one separate body of work, what if I come up with a different rhythm, instead of every week, what if I make it every year? And so I’m still setting up a series, a repetition, but it’s a completely different work flow.
Even before I wrote any songs, I had this idea of a triangle where the voice was at the top, some sort of guitar element on one side, and then some sort of really basic rhythm on the other side. That’s where I started from in the recording process.
Eventually, you know the rhythm of your character, of the set of the piece. It takes less energy for you to hit that point, and then everything resonates. But initially, it takes a tremendous amount of energy. You just hope it’s gonna be okay and you don’t forget your lines and those cameras.
I’m learning so much, I’m surprising myself everyday with the things that are happening, the rhythms. I’m very happy and very excited.
The best way to learn is through the powerful force of rhythm.
I love form, but I’m not interested in forms. I’ve never written a sonnet or villanelle or sestina or any of that. For me, it’s a kind of line. It’s a rhythm. It’s something musical.
I’m so envious of certain actors that have that natural facility to hear a cadence and the rhythm of an accent, that it goes into their brain and just comes out. Chameleon voices.
In poetry, rhythm is a priority above everything else.
Maybe life was like a sea, and all the people were like boats … Everybody who was born was cast into the sea. Winds would blow them in all directions. Tides would rise and turn, in their own rhythm. And the boats – they just went along as best they could, trying to find a harbor.
It’s like a puzzle or a painting or music. When I ski, it’s like a song. I can hear the rhythm in my head, and when I start to ski that rhythm and I start to really link my turns together, all of a sudden there’s so much flow and power that I just can’t help but feel amazing. That’s where the joy comes from.
Each human personality is like a piece of music, having an individual tone and a rhythm of its own.
It is the silence between sounds that create Rhythm.
Guitarists should be able to pick up the guitar and play music on it for an hour, without a rhythm section or anything.
I’ve never been a big soloist; I just put in what needs to be there. I’m more of a rhythm player who plays lead – or tries to play lead.
I’m no different than anyone. If you get more games, you’re in the rhythm; that gives you confidence.
I feel my spot is somewhere between a bass player and a rhythm guitar player. I play with a pick. I play very aggressively. I always have a distortion pedal in line, and I play less melodies and do more stuff against the guitars that create melodies.
I try to do things in one take, but doubling rhythm parts is always difficult, especially if you want things to cut the way I want them to cut.
I can put a hip-hop beat to reggae. That is, I can have real reggae in the drums and in the rhythm, and on top of it I can put The Rolling Stones’ feeling, anyone’s feeling on top. Nobody has ever done this before, man.
Rhythm and blues started even before phonograph records were being produced because black people entertained themselves. It wasn’t done for money. It was done for entertainment. Most white people didn’t know anything about this because prejudice kept them from ever seeing what was going on.
I invented the colors of the vowels!–A black, E white, I red, O blue, U green–I made rules for the form and movement of each consonant, and, and with instinctive rhythms, I flattered myself that I had created a poetic language accessible, some day, to all the senses.
The biggest challenge for me was Get Rhythm. I don’t know why.
I wanted to get to that aesthetic proposition that comes out of learning the human elements of a world, so that those notes and rhythms mean something to you besides just the academic way in which they fall in place.
You do a straight play for three months, four months, maybe. It’s so brief. And then you’re on to the next thing. I loved that. I love that rhythm and that pace.
Rap is rhythm and poetry. Hip-hop is storytelling and poetry as well.
I like trains. I like their rhythm, and I like the freedom of being suspended between two places, all anxieties of purpose taken care of: for this moment I know where I am going.
As we rise higher in the understanding of ourselves, the national and racial dissonances will be forgotten in the universal rhythms of Truth and Love
Why am I afraid to dance, I who love music and rhythm and grace and song and laughter? Why am I afraid to live, I who love life and the beauty of flesh and the living colors of the earth and sky and sea? Why am I afraid to love, I who love love?
Somewhere along the line the rhythms and tonalities of music elided in my brain with the sounds that words make and the rhythm that sentences have.
I always say that I am very proud of the work that I did with the Rolling Stones and that I am also proud of what I have done with the Rhythm Kings.
When you have caught the rhythm of Africa, you find out that it is the same in all her music.
Once the game begins, I play to that song in my head. I run to rhythm, and that allows my mind to be free.
Rhythm and melody enter into the soul of the well-instructed youth and produce there a certain mental harmony hardly obtainable in any other way. . . . thus music, too, is concerned with the principles of love in their application to harmony and rhythm.
Rhythm is one of the principal translators between dream and reality. Rhythm might be described as, to the world of sound, what light is to the world of sight. It shapes and gives new meaning. Rhythm was described by Schopenhauer as melody deprived of its pitch.
Punctuation is biological. It is the physical indication of the body-rhythms which the reader is to acknowledge.
In my head, scenes are shot from certain angles; there are camera pans, all of that kind of stuff. Converting those visuals to comic format was mostly a matter of adapting them to the rhythm of paneling.
The language of soul. . . possesses a pronounced lyrical quality which is frequently incompatible to any music other than that ceaseless and relentlessly driving rhythm that flows from poignantly spent ideas.
I’ve tried as much as possible to avoid the standard nine-to-five thing. I’ve tried to organize my life so that I can move around, change the rhythm and the tempo.
The cool thing about writing is that there is really never a typical day. Sometimes I get a rhythm going and head off to work every morning and come home at night. Sometimes I’ll write for two days straight and then be utterly blank for the next two.
I’m never looking for excuses. However, you need to get in a rhythm to be effective at QB on a consistent basis. So being pulled from a game and then inserted back in won’t always be beneficial or enhance your performance level.
And the people listened, and their faces were quiet with listening. The story tellers, gathering attention into their tales, spoke in great rhythms, spoke in great words because the tales were great, and the listeners became great through them.
The same stream of life that runs through the world runs through my veins night and day.
Music cannot be called otherwise than the sister of painting, for she is dependent upon hearing, a sense second to sight, and her harmony is composed of the union of its proportional parts sounded simultaneously, rising and falling in one or more harmonic rhythms.
The Gaelic language itself depends very much on ear and rhythm, and when those who are thinking in Gaelic speak in English, they get the same rhythm.
I won’t give up swimming, even if it kills me. I love the rhythm of it.
The rhythm of the water, the sunset over the horizon, and the freedom of the ocean reminds me of how simply beautiful life can be. When you move too fast you can miss the things that mean the most. My love for th ocean reminds me of my love for the snow, and my love for life. So enjoy all that life has to offer.
His blood coursed through my veins sweeter than life itself. And as it did, Lestats words made sense to me. I knew peace only when I killed and when I heard his heart in that terrible rhythm, I knew again what peace could be.
Though my poems are about evenly split between traditionally formal work that uses rhyme and meter and classical structure, and work that is freer, I feel that the music of language remains at the core of it all. Sound, rhythm, repetition, compression – these elements of my poetry are also elements of my prose.
We drummers all know that our mother’s heartbeat was the first instrument we heard. As a race, we’ve all been trying to get back to that womb. That’s why rhythm makes us move… dance.
I dream of instruments obedient to my thought and which with their contribution of a whole new world of unsuspected sounds, will lend themselves to the exigencies of my inner rhythm.
The way one perceives a book and a film are totally different. You read a book in the privacy of your room. You are the boss; you set the pace and rhythm of your reading. In the movie house, you can’t do that.
One of us… One of them… One of us… One of them… A rhythm playing like train wheels on a circular track — never ending but going nowhere.
Because music is a language unto itself, when I’m writing, I need silence. I need to hear the music and the rhythms of the words inside my thoughts.
As far as I’m concerned, it’s no good being able to wail out smokin’ leads if your rhythm chops hugg!
The principle of the design – the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
I think it is interesting to think about the absolute animal relish young people have for rhythm and rhyme.
Rock music is quite big in India – but it mostly just replaces all the intricacies of Indian rhythms and Indian melody with lumpen rock drumming and power chords.
I took the rhythm place, which a lot of people didn’t know how to do the way I could, and this was really the first time that Johnny had a rhythm guitar player.
Once I start writing, I am a huge reviser. To me writing is revising. I probably turn over every sentence that I write, to see if I have the rhythm right. That’s why my first drafts take a really long time.
And I like messing around in the engine room of music. Seeing what happens in the rhythm section area.
I’ve been doing long-distance backpacking since 2002 when I hiked the Appalachian Trail. You start to calm down and relax and get into the slower rhythm of nature.
As a shooter, you always want to be in a rhythm.
Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.
After decades spent in rewrite rooms surrounded by other shouting writers, I discovered that I work best alone. I like being in charge of my time, working out the problems according to my own rhythms and being able to nap. That’s a big one, the napping on demand!
an uneasy rhythm of life is more life like than an easy death
Rhythm is God. I think, without rhythm, you can’t create – there is no art.
The domain of rhythm extends from the spiritual to the carnal.
I think a good study of music would be indispensable to the animators – a realization on their part of how primitive music is, how natural it is for people to want to go to music – a study of rhythm, the dance – the various rhythms enter into our lives every day.
A tale begun in other days, When summer suns were glowing – A simple chime, that served to time The rhythm of your rowing – Whose echoes live in memory yet, Though envious years would say ‘forget.
Music is a safe type of high. It’s more the way it was supposed to be. That’s where highness came, I guess, from anyway. It’s nothing but rhythm and motion.
Five hours’ New York jet lag and Cayce Pollard wakes in Camden Town to the dire and ever-circling wolves of disrupted circadian rhythm.
I grew up singing Mexican music, and that’s based on indigenous Mexican rhythms. Mexican music also has an overlay of West African music, based on huapango drums, and it’s kind of like a 6/8 time signature, but it really is a very syncopated 6/8. And that’s how I attack vocals.
I noticed a lot of guitar players neglected the rhythm part of rhythm guitar and decided I would try to focus in that. As my skill and knowledge of the instrument grew, I found lead started to come naturally. Sometimes I play guitar like a frustrated drummer. Ha ha!
Part of being an actor is being able to contribute to a character’s rhythms. If there’s room to explore, you find a happy medium. We almost always get it as written, and then, we throw some improvs in or some alternatives.
Show me your sun. The rhythm of your eyes. Love is not as certain as this hypnotic time.
On the off days, you have to come in and try to maintain your rhythm, just try to keep everything together. I sometimes come by myself, or some of my boys, get up a few shots, not too much, before or after practice. I always find time to get some shots up.
Everybody started calling my music rock and roll, but it wasn’t anything but the same rhythm and blues I’d been playing down in New Orleans.
I pay a lot of attention to whitespace. I pay a lot of attention to the rhythm of words together.
I have a West Coast rhythm section and a New York rhythm section. I’ve got them spread out all over the place.
Sometimes it’s a bit hard for a person to get the rhythm of music from the ear to the feet, but that’s a matter of coordination.
My buddy Tim Bass he’s a-workin’ pumpin gas, and he makes two fifty for an hour. He’s got rhythm in his hands as he’s tappin’ on the cans, sings rock and roll in the shower.
I mean, in the course of an evening, people will take a solo here and there, but generally it’s all about the rhythm of that music. Dealing with the rhythm with everything. That’s essentially at least my concept of what that group is.
There’s usually a rhythm and a melody in my head, and that creates an emotional state.
A short story relies on those values that make poetry and jazz what they are: tension, rhythms, inner beat, into unforeseen within foreseen parameters
In nature nothing is at standstill, everything pulsates, appears and disappears. Heart, breath, digestion, sleep and waking – birth and death – everything comes and goes in waves. Rhythm, periodicity, harmonious alternation of extremes is the rule. No use rebelling against the very pattern of life.
There’s a great deal of mystery in film editing, and that’s because you’re not supposed to see a lot of it. You’re supposed to feel that a film has pace and rhythm and drama, but you’re not necessarily supposed to be worried about how that was accomplished.
I think I can keep a rhythm to a beat, but there are quite a few people who would argue with me.
They use the simple back and forth, the same, old rhythm That a baby can pick up, and join, right with ’em. But their rhymes are pathetic, they think they copacetic Using nursery terms, at least not poetic.
A British actor will savour every syllable of a Shakespearean line, while a French actor will drive to the end of a sentence or a speech with a propulsive rhythm: the thing you never say to a French actor is, ‘Take your time.’
There can be a lot of mind games going on between the players. When you’re about to serve, people will try to throw you off your rhythm by taking a walk. If you’re tired, you can’t show that at all to an opponent.
My heart is burning with love. All I can see is this flame. My heart is burning with passion, like waves on an ocean. I’m at home, wherever I am. And in the room of lovers, I can see with closed eyes the beauty that dances. Behind the veils, intoxicated with love, I too dance the rhythm of this moving world.
I struggle with playing low minutes and trying to keep a rhythm. I’ve just never been able to do it.
There are periods in history when change is necessary, and other periods when it is better to keep everything for the time as it is. The art of life is to be in the rhythm of your age.
One of the primary differences for me between fiction and poetry is that fiction uses every sort of tool that poetry does but hides it much, much more. Fiction doesn’t necessarily reveal what it’s doing with rhythm and sound and patterning.
As a director, the biggest job is to discern the imperfections in emotional tone and then view it in the global picture of what you’re trying to do, if that makes sense. It’s a rhythm, like music is a rhythm or composition and art is a rhythm. Dialogue is a rhythm as well.
One could always do more, faster and cleverer, but democracy has its own rhythm.
Harmonising your biological rhythms with the rhythms of nature minimises entropy and reverses aging.
Nobody knows what either sleep or waking consciousness is, even though these two have long been seen as the two sides of being: part of life’s unvarying diurnal rhythm.
Where Snah [Hans Magnus Ryan] is a melody and texture man, I am more of a riff, rhythm and concept guy. I am much better than him in certain fields, and he surely wipes the floor with me in others, and we both know it’s like that.
I think my prose – mine and that of others – sometimes slips into a cadence or rhythm that can replicate or come close to the music in a wonderful poem, and then it returns to the sound of prose.
I didn’t think of myself as a lead player, especially when we did live shows, because me and Keith used to switch around all the time. He’d take a lead, I’d play rhythm. Sometimes even within one song. It wasn’t strict and regimented.
When I start writing for the day, I usually read aloud the chapter I’m working on. It gets me into it and illuminates mistakes. I’m very rhythm conscious and I do enjoy repetition.
We don’t often talk about the fact that writing is all about rhythm. When you get too up in your head, you can lose a lot of your writing. Sometimes what a writer really needs to do is go dancing.
The stillness in stillness is not the real stillness; only when there is stillness in movement does the universal rhythm manifest.
We’ve created an unnatural form of running. It’s not just the shoes, but we run on artificial surfaces – straight ahead, hard and steady – instead of speeding up and slowing down, reacting to the terrain with changes of pace and rhythm.
I feel like there are a lot of positives in my swing. I’m really going to work around the rhythm of my swing, being able to keep my rhythm and being more consistent. Consistency is what I’m looking for, performance-wise.
Songs are easy to remember because they have rhythm and music.
An important part of being in a band is the rhythm section.
I always write from rhythm first, so if I need a song fast, I have to start there. Then I just threw some electric guitar at it.
The chief contribution made by white men of the Americas to the folk songs of the world вЂ”вЂ”- the cowboy songs of Texas and the West вЂ”вЂ”- are rhythmed to the walk, the trot, and the gallop of horses.
Everything is a subject. Every subject has a rhythm. To feel it is the raison detre. The photograph is a fixed moment of such a raison detre, which lives on in itself.
I have exactly as much rhythm as you think I have.
I began to write what I called ‘rhythms’ ie unrhymed pieces with no formal metrical scheme where the rhythm was created by a kind if inner chant… Later I was told I was writing ‘free verse’ or Vers libre.
Moving to Dubai at age 9 and then the Congo, they were two completely opposite countries. But that brought me to music and taught me things that I never would have learned otherwise. And it was always about the rhythm in those two countries – that’s why I love them.
Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul
Sometimes I just hit the keyboard in a way I’d like the rhythm of the tracks to sound.
I also like to follow nature’s rhythm. In times or places, they have their own rhythm. So you cannot push it. So we must accept that as well. Wherever we’re born at this time, we just live it.
It’s funny: I look at songs, and I guess they each tell a story, and the different songs talk about different things. But they’re unified by the rhythm underneath and the way that we decided to arrange and play them.
Spanish and English have such different music, and in my own poetry I feel much less drawn to fluid sounds than I do toward the hard sounds and rhythms that come out of the Anglo-Saxon roots of English.
The third note in a chord is what depicts whether it’s major or minor. Rhythm and Blues hardly ever uses it because it means that the melody is free to move between major and minor because you’re not clashing with the third being depicted one way or the other.
When I was a little kid, I took tap and ballet. I’ve always loved to dance. I’m a rhythm machine.
When I started out, even though you had your rhythm section, they were big horn sections, strings, live people laying on every part of the floor in the studio waiting for their chance to get on that one little track.
I was determined to create my own identity. My first hits, in fact, were straight-up rhythm and blues. My voice was compared to Aretha Franklin’s – though, for my money, no one compares to Aretha.
The great directors, I’ve learned, have a great sense of rhythm.
There are two phases of enjoyment in journeying through an unknown country – the eager phase of wondering interest in every detail, and the relaxed phase when one feels no longer an observer of the exotic, but a participator in the rhythm of daily life.
I can play rhythm guitar. I know how to hold a guitar and strum it.
I grew up doing tap, jazz, and ballet, so I understand rhythm and movement and performing.
The impulse of nature, fused through the personality of the artist by laws arising from the particular nature of the medium, produces the rhythm and the personal expression of a work. Then the life of the composition becomes a spiritual unity.
My nails are my rhythm section when I’m writing a song all alone. Some day, I may cut an album, just me and my nails.
Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It’s the rhythm of your life. It’s the expression in time and movement,in happiness, joy, sadness and envy.
I grew up next to the ocean, on the coast, and would dance the salsa all day, so I just learned those rhythms and knew how to move my body when I was very little.
I can tell by the way somebody walks if they can dance or not. Just by the rhythm.
As an author, you think you know where the good parts and the bad parts are. And then you read to a group of children, and you learn when you’re boring them, and you hurry through those sections to get to the parts where they’re interested again. You start to get a sense of your story’s rhythm and flow.
As comedy presents the vital rhythm of self-preservation, tragedy exhibits that of self-consummation.
So, first you have to be able to play with a metronome. Then you take your freedom. If you play in an orchestra, you got to watch the conductor, he is like a metronome, but it is more difficult because he can change rhythms.
And at dawn, the drums still beat on the sleepless plain like an unstoppable heart.
I always look for a “rhythm” in my writing. A cadence to the sentences. Sometimes I think of pieces I write in a song writing infrastructure – i.e., a verse, a chorus that I return to, a bridge that’s something differenct, a chorus that I return to.
Music and comedy are so linked. The rhythm of comedy is conВnected to the rhythm of music. TheyвЂ™re both about creating tension and knowing when to let it go. IвЂ™m always surprised when somebody funny is not musical.
A lot of the issues of rhythm in film are found in the editing because it’s very rare that any sequence is the sequence that is shot.
We are a terrible defensive team right now. We’re not putting forth the maximum effort that we need to put forth, especially in our position. You’d think that we’d put forth that maximum effort to not only win the game, but to get a good rhythm to get into the playoffs.
It’s important for me not to peak before I hit the stage. In other words, I save all of my creative and physical energy for when I walk on stage. If I can get 45 minutes of just easy going, playing rhythm, songs, stuff like that, then that’s what I do to make sure that I’m all stretched out and ready.
What I used to play was rhythm guitar before I saw Jack Bruce. I said, That’s what I want to do in life. He was definitely the main influence.
So someone who is a child usually goes to bed about 8:00 or 9:00 at night, but then when they have a circadian rhythm shift, it shifts later. And this is natural. And they start to go to bed at 11:00, 12:00, 1:00 and they want to sleep later. So we see this a lot in teens.
Each picture has some sort of rhythm which only the director can give it. He has to be like the captain of a ship.
Watch for the high tides of yourself and flow up with them; when the inevitable low tides come, either rest or meditate. You cannot escape rhythm. You transcend it by working with it.
I grew up listening to popular music. My father was a Peruvian folk singer. He played the guitar at home. He sang songs with a waltzing rhythm, yet you can still hear the Spanish influences. I accompanied him to his performances.
From Satan or from God, what matter? Angel or Siren,
What matter, if you make – fairy with velvet eyes,
Rhythm, perfume, light, o my only queen –
The universe less hideous, each moment less strained?
What matter, if you make – fairy with velvet eyes,
Rhythm, perfume, light, o my only queen –
The universe less hideous, each moment less strained?
On the roads, I can see truth revealed whole without thought or reason. There I experience the sudden understanding that comes unasked, unbidden. I simply rest, rest within myself, rest within the pure rhythm of my running. And I wait.
Alice Walker’s words have such rhythm and scream music.
Live, be, move, rejoice — you are alive! Without the heart’s wise rhythm, we could not exist.
Our bodies hold our minds hostage to their whims and rhythms.
I was addicted to rhythm ‘n’ blues pretty much directly into folk music. I had my little 45s of mostly black artists. That was as close as I got. I’ve never listened to heavy rock or stuff that jangles my nerves, because I’m already jangled.
You apply the skills you use to produce your own book to make an anthology. Shaping. Rhythm.
Our bodies like rhythm and our brains like melody and harmony.
It’s probably the first type of music we had, rhythm, whether it’s poetry or tapping.
I wanted to play the drums, but I had no rhythm.
For all forms, writing dialogue is almost like writing music. I pay close attention to rhythms and tones.
Composers in the old days used to keep strictly to the base of the theme, as their real subject. Beethoven varies the melody, harmony and rhythms so beautifully.
Working in bars back then, in the ’50s, to get a job you had to play all kinds of music. There’d be customers come in and yell jazz tunes at you and yell rock ‘n’ roll tunes at you and polkas and rhythm and blues and country music.
My brother Alex fell in love with rhythm and blues early and gave me a strong dose of it.
Once I throw, I immediately know how well I have done, or how badly, from the effort I have put in and the way the rhythm and technique comes together.
I did a lot of theater, so especially as an on-camera camera actor, there are so many things that aren’t in your toolbox. They’re somebody else’s job. You think about editors and rhythm. Volume isn’t even in your control.
Pythagoras based musical education in the first place on certain melodies and rhythm that exercised a healing, a purifying influence on the human actions and passions, restoring ‘Pristine Harmony’ of the souls’ faculties. He applied the same means to the curing of diseases of both body and mind.
If you’ve got a verse with a lot of rhythm, you want to pair it with something that doesn’t.
I never find words right away. Poems for me always begin with images and rhythms, shapes, feelings, forms, dances in the back of my mind.
I have found no better way than to value and savor the sacredness of daily living, to rely on repetition, the humdrum rhythm which heals and steadies.
You gain know-how from playing matches because every moment of a football match has its own rhythm.
Interspirituality is the world music of religion; borrowing, fusing, blending and bouncing rhythms and riffs off one another not to create a homogenized spirituality, but to birth a radical new sound embedded in the ancient and timeless silence. This doesn’t impact or deepen my life-it is my life.
She [then nine-year-old daughter Emily] grew up with ‘The Rhythm is Gonna Get You,’ Well . . . It got her!
I think going into ‘New Moon,’ I knew the characters better. I knew the world better and I knew the actors who would be playing these roles. I had a sense of their rhythms and tones. ‘Twilight’ I was writing in a vacuum. We hadn’t cast it yet.
If God is the DJ, then Life is the dance floor; Love is the rhythm and You are the music.
Playing the guitar, you kind of lock into a rhythm and a groove, and then it relaxes me to make up lyrics and sing.
It’s cool how to see how my creative juices have shown themselves when they’re not being used for ‘Euphoria’ every day. I’m trying to find a new rhythm as to how I’m going to externalize my artistic energies. It’s a moment of re-formation.
No composer has yet caught this rhythm of America – it is too mighty for the ears of most.
I listened to birds and crickets, looking for the ways that rhythm appears most naturally in the world. I listened to the Smithsonian’s field recordings of pygmy choirs from Africa.
I write anywhere. I’m always banging around on the dashboard. Whatever I’m doing. I can make music out of anything. Whenever a song hits me, I’ll pick some sort of melody or rhythm out on it, and kind of enhance the song.
Art itself is female – it is full of graciousness, cadence, color, rhythm. It’s full of love and grace.
I got rhythm, I got music, I got my man- Who could ask for anything more?
My impression is that a sense of rhythm, which has no analog in language, is unique and that its correlation with movement is unique to human beings. Why else would children start to dance when they’re two or three? Chimpanzees don’t dance.
For I realize today that it is a mortal sin to violate the great laws of nature. We should not hurry, we should not be impatient, but we should confidently obey the eternal rhythm.
Well, rhythm is 90 percent of the interpretation.
I want to sound like an instrument. I want my voice and my words to marry the beat. I go with the rhythm of it and the words start to come to my mind and those words could be based on things that’s been on my mind for the past year, the past month, the past week, whatever; I write it.
Rock & Roll is feeling, and after you know most of the basics … chords, rhythm, scales and bends … getting that feeling is just about the most important aspect of playing guitar
A speech is poetry: cadence, rhythm, imagery, sweep! A speech reminds us that words, like children, have the power to make dance the dullest beanbag of a heart.
But my role is to just apply the skills I’ve learned over the years: you listen to the guitar, you listen to the vocal melodies, you listen to the rhythm, and you come up with something that helps you take the song somewhere.
I’m not that type of fighter that fights one or two times a year. Staying out makes you lose focus, lose rhythm. I have to fight.
No matter how wonderful the story, it has to move on something, and that is language. The words that I use, the pace, the rhythm and cadences all need to be there. If they’re not there, the story is like a boat that just sits there and doesn’t move on the ocean.
When Americans look out on the world, they see nothing but dark and menacing strangers who appear to have no sense of rhythm at all, nor any respect or affection for white people; and white Americans really do not know what to make of all this, except to increase the defense budget.
I’m more akin to things like Sigur Ros, Mogwai, possibly. But when I’m making solo electronic music, techno stuff is just the most exciting form of rhythm.
Let my inspiration flow, in token lines suggesting rhythm, that will not forsake me, till my tale is told and done.
Rhythm is best expressed in any swing directed at a cigar stump or a dandelion head.
When Indian musicians play a raga it’s very restrictive. But, in a way these restraints are essential to liberate yourself through them, if that makes sense. I’m very much of this school of rhythm, it’s the direction I’m drawn in when I’m writing and improvising.
There is a musical rhythm to great writing, especially if it’s performed correctly.
Rhythm and harmony enter most powerfully into the inner most part of the soul and lay forcible hands upon it, bearing grace with them, so making graceful him who is rightly trained.
The giant white cube is now impeding rather than enhancing the rhythms of art. It preprograms a viewer’s journey, shifts the emphasis from process to product, and lacks individuality and openness. It’s not that art should be seen only in rutty bombed-out environments, but it should seem alive.
The regular rhythm and upbeat tunes of military music or marching bands positively affect your mood even if you don’t actually ‘enjoy’ listening to it.
I have a lot of my mother in me, but I was just born with the same parts as my father. I don’t sound like him. I mean, I can do an impression of him right now, and I do not sound like him. I sound like me. My sense of rhythm I learned from my mother. My melodies, I think sometimes, I get from my mother.
Apart from a few simple principles, the sound and rhythm of English prose seem to me matters where both writers and readers should trust not so much to rules as to their ears.
There’s a rhythm to the legislative session and there are rhythms to legislative sessions. So I think that’s very important to take into consideration when you are deciding what to do when.
I’ve always really liked the rhythm element of songs.
Time and rhythm are the most important elements in music. If both aren’t well conceived, organized, and executed, no amount of notes will make the piece a meaningful artistic experience.
On the mountains mistakes are fatal. In politics, mistakes are wounding emotionally, but you recover. Personally, wilderness helps me get back in touch with natural rhythms, helps me reflect and, in the process, restore my creativity.
Shooting a movie can be so tedious. You’re trying to get 20 different angles on the same swing. You never get into a rhythm. But I took it very seriously.
I like to find music that shares a rhythm with the sentences I’m working on. And though I’ll probably regret saying this, I think some songs actually don’t sound too bad when they’re played through lousy speakers.
Our biological rhythms are the symphony of the cosmos.
Without birth and death, and without the perpetual transmutation of all the forms of life, the world would be static, rhythm-less, undancing, mummified.
The more you move in rhythm with someone, the closer you become with that person.
At the root of all power and motion, at the burning center of existence itself, there is music and rhythm.
I, who thought to sink, was caught up into love, and taught the whole of life in a new rhythm.
I feel like a lot of runners in the NFL: the more they get the ball, the more they get into a rhythm.
What I most cherish is the observation of the movement of colors. Only in this have I found the laws of those simultaneous and complementary color contrasts that nourish the actual rhythm of my vision. In this I find the actual essence, an essence which is not born out of an a priori system or theory.
Women don’t realize how much store men set on the regularity of their habits. We absorb their comings and goings into our bodies, their rhythms into our bones.
I’ve always been a jazz fan, but I don’t write much about jazz, because I don’t have the chops. But it’s really, really hard to write about improvised instrumental music when you don’t have a good knowledge of harmony and can’t identify rhythm signatures very easily either.
There’s art in rhythm playing. Just find it. Make your own art. Find your place, and when it’s your time to solo, it’s your time to shine.
Closer to a fight, I can really feel my heartbeat in my chest. I can hear it beat through my mouth, this ‘gunk, gunk, gunk’ rhythm.
The first lesson I’ve learned is that no matter what you do in your life, you have to figure out your own internal rhythms – I mean, what works for you doesn’t necessarily work for your friend.
Everything moves, and everything moves to a rhythm. And everything that moves to a rhythm creates a sound. At this moment, the same thing is happening here and everywhere else in the world.
I’ve never been much of a guitarist. I mean, I’ve played forever, but I was always more of a rhythm kind of guy. I don’t read music.
I welcome the autumnal chill in the air. There is a stimulation about it. Life moves to a different rhythm. There is a sense of change in the atmosphere and change is good inasmuch as it prevents stagnation. We should grow weary of a summer that never ended.
I think the problem with a lot of the fusion music is that its extremely predictable, its a rock rhythm and the solos all play the same stuff and they play it over and over again and theres a certain musical virtuosity involved in it.
I Got Rhythm really put me on the map.
I hated sport, but at 13, I went to an aerobics class and the teacher thought I had natural rhythm. She suggested formal dance classes, and that’s when I finally found something I was really good at.
An old man, having retired from active life, regains the gaity and irresponsibility of childhood. He is ready to play, he cannot run with his son, but he can totter with his grandson. Our first and last steps have the same rhythm.
Ryan Reynolds and I can be doing a scene facing the camera and somehow our back and forth and our rhythm, we know when to stop and when to volley, when to make the sound. It’s like music.
I dance. A lot. I work grief and sadness out of my body when I dance, and I bring in joy and rhythm.
I don’t want to be a lead player. I don’t want to shred and play fast licks. I just want to be the best rhythm section ever.
If you’re making comedies, they have to have a fun and a rhythm to them.
of rhythm is image / of image is knowing / of knowing there is / a construct
Never use an adverb to modify the verb ‘said’ . . . he admonished gravely. To use an adverb this way (or almost any way) is a mortal sin. The writer is now exposing himself in earnest, using a word that distracts and can interrupt the rhythm of the exchange.
Is as if the music is another character or as if it was a part of this great opera. I also through about this project as a structure or as a sculpture made out of colors, rhythm, characters, and brush strokes, but with every single one of these always supporting one another.
I had the house rhythm section at a club called the Sundown in Hartford. Stan Getz came up and played with us.
All God’s Chillun got Rhythm.
Cities are a melting pot for different ideas, and diversity brings a high-energy rhythm that I don’t think we’d know was gone until it was too late.
What is it about meter and cadence and rhythm that makes their makers mad?
I did ballet, jazz, and all that, but I think hip-hop is really where I learned rhythm and groove, which has helped me in music.
Guy Pearce is very precise and clear about understanding the rhythm and the music of a scene.
There are all kinds of things that can be done. You can change rhythms, you can change chords, you can change whole concepts. But it will only work, on a record or in a performance, if you can make the people buy it.
Whenever I think about movies, I always look at that art process as having the best of a lot of worlds. Because if you watch a great film, you have a musical element to it, not just on the scoring, but in the way that the shots are edited – that has music and rhythm and time.
I’m singing the way that I love to sing, which is like old soul, like old Al Green. I grew up about an hour from Memphis. So all that music that I grew up with – the Stax music and early rhythm n’ blues – I’m doing that. I’m actually getting out from behind my guitar and I’m singing.
In college, I got better at playing the 2, kind of got a feel for it coming off screens, found my rhythm. Before that I was a natural point guard.
With ‘Black Rain,’ I spent a lot of time with homicide detectives, and I spent a lot of time with different brokers on ‘Wall Street.’ It helps get the rhythm of the piece and the tone, and how overplayed or underplayed it might be. That’s also the magic of movies: You get to hang out and live these different lives.
Your rhythm is what matters to you so much that when you miss it you’re resentful of your work…So find your rhythm, understand what makes you resentful, and protect it.
This profession has no rhythm to it – you’re either busy enough to fall down, or nothing’s happening!
Read it aloud to yourself because that’s the only way to be sure the rhythms of the sentences are OK.
I’ve learned things in Italy at the age of 31. Some of the passing drills are so complicated you need a high level of concentration and if you mess up the rhythm, believe me you are told!
There is no one part of the brain which recognizes or responds emotionally to music. Instead, there are many different parts responding to different aspects of music: to pitch, to frequency, to timbre, to tonal intervals, to consonance, to dissonance, to rhythm, to melodic contour, to harmony.
One should always act from one’s inner sense of rhythm.
Poetry is not an issue of form and enjambments. Poetry, as the word is classically used, has to do with sound and sense. It can be rhyme. It can be rhythm, pace, breath.
I have all the rhythm in my left hand, and I use the rhythms that Gene Krupa did on his drums.
The hardest thing for a musician to learn is how to play WITH people. That’s what made the Basie rhythm section.
I’ve always spent a lot of time on my records with what I think were unique rhythmic approaches… but no one ever writes about your rhythm playing
I spent my last year of high school in Latin America, and there’s a edge of salsa under all of my rhythms
I would never write a sentence that didn’t have a nice rhythm, or at least I wouldn’t leave it to be published like that. It seems to me that prose mustn’t be prosaic.
No harmony. No melody. No rhythm. No bullshit.
The Beatles and The Stones were basically inspired by American Rhythm and Blues
Demagogues are so easy to identify. They gesture a lot and speak with pulpit rhythms, using words that ring of religious fervour and god-fearing sincerity. Sincerity with nothing behind it takes so much practice. The practice can always be detected. Repetition. Great attempts to keep your attention on words.
Shooting is all about rhythm and confidence, and sometimes those are the last things that get there.
My ego only needs a good rhythm section
I’m terrified by young people who are doing what they think is film making. What they’re really doing is taking that convulsed, fast rhythm of commercials. It’s not film making.
I was brought up in Florence, a beautiful medieval town whose rhythm is completely in antiquity.
Everything… has to be resolved through rhythms. You’re constantly massaging each form, trying to get it home, pushing further and further until these all coalesce into a marvellous kind of rhythm that reveals the life of the painting.
Of course the most difficult thing on the violin is always intonation. The second one is rhythm. If you play in tune, in time with a good sound that’s already high level. Those three are the main things.
The Righteous Brothers were purely rhythm and blues, black music.
Patience is…clearly not fatalistic, shoulder-shrugging resignation. It is the acceptance of a divine rhythm to life; it is obedience prolonged. Patience stoutly resists pulling up the daisies to see how the roots are doing.
I put out ‘Rhythm & Bricks,’ which showed my versatility, and I had a lot of melodic songs on there, then I had a lot of street songs on there, and I just wanted to know what everybody wanted from me. I did put that out so that everybody could get a feel, so ‘Cut It’ just happened to come out of there.
I find that jazz loosens up the deep place of my mind, lets me find my own strange rhythms. Generally, I find the knottier the jazz, the better. Anything with singing is a distraction. Listening to classical music tends to have the unconscious effect of making my writing too smooth.
My films have sort of amateur elements, a naive quality, yet they have some sophisticated quality, sometimes the rhythm is kinda elegant.
We need improvement in the style of performance. There is no more advantage in a musician who plays and conducts than in one who is only a beater of rhythm.
On the offensive end you can work yourself into a rhythm, but on the defensive end you have to be aware of everything. That’s not measured by shots made or missed, it’s measured by heart and determination to get out and play somebody. That’s how you win on defense.
It’s hard to transfer one person’s type of comic timing or approach to another person’s. It’s something you innately hear like a rhythm in your ear.
I think Aaron Sorkin is like Shakespeare. When you go through it, there is a rhythm and clues all over the place of how it should be played.
The direction and rhythm of human progress do not depend on the masses, even when they add up to hundreds of millions; they depend on superior minorities.
Style is a very simple matter; it is all rhythm. Once you get that, you can’t use the wrong words.
It’s always been my dream to have a monster rhythm section that’s just all groove and pocket.
My kids will find me walking around the house talking to myself and think I’m going crazy. I like to read the scripts out loud and really get the rhythm for the dialogue.
In a soundtrack, you are in a way always relating with… a combination of different languages. It has to have the same path and same rhythm. Sometimes it’s a polyphony of languages that have to work together in some way. With musical projects alone, you can be more free.
When you’re in nature, when you’re going to bed when the sun goes down and getting up when the sun rises, and you get into that rhythm, your body just really responds positively to it.
I love to play smaller crowds with the Rhythm Kings.
You can lose confidence when you’re not in the rhythm.
I’m a rhythm player. I need to set people up, I need to be in the flow of the game.
There’s a certain groove you pick that makes the music flow, and when you have it it’s in your pocket. It’s the feeling behind the rhythm… to me, the hardest thing to strive for is that feeling, behind the groove.
I love being in the editing room and playing with tempo and with the rhythm of shots.
I’m no dancer. I got rhythm, I can dance if I need to, but I’m not Chris Brown. He’s an amazing dancer. If I’m not going to be amazing at it, I’m not gon’ do it. I’m gonna do what works for me, and you’re going to feel it ’cause it’s me.
The thing about tennis is if you stay off for two weeks, or just for three days, you can lose your rhythm quickly. So it’s just a question of constant diligence and vigilance.
I bowl my best when I am fittest and the best way to get fit is to bowl. That’s how you get your rhythm. You cannot really find a rhythm by bowling in the nets.
Acting is constricted because you have the lines. But I improvise with it and what I learn on the set. I improvise rhythms and just changes.
The New Orleans bands, you see, didn’t play with a flat sound. They’d shade the music. After the band had played with the two or three horns blowing, they’d let the rhythm have it.
I remember the stink of the liverwurst.
How I was put on a platter and laid
between the mayonnaise and the bacon.
The rhythm of the refrigerator
had been disturbed.
How I was put on a platter and laid
between the mayonnaise and the bacon.
The rhythm of the refrigerator
had been disturbed.
I make very involved drawings, even little structures, and try using design to figure out the rhythm of a plot. If there are several narrators then a clue has to pop up in the first line. There have to be certain grammatical clues, or distinctive names.
Rhythm, that’s an essential part of cooking. The sound of a lovely song and the smell of some dish in the oven are equally evocative.
I am not someone who does a lot of exercise, so I attempt to maintain some sort of rhythm, and I think the jump rope is the funnest way. It’s easy, you can do it in your room or anywhere.
Yesterday I sat in a field of violets for a long time perfectly still, until I really sank into it – into the rhythm of the place, I mean – then when I got up to go home I couldn’t walk quickly or evenly because I was still in time with the field.
It’s about timing and rhythm. But who could be better than Chaplin or Keaton?
The rhythm is below me, the rhythm of the heat. The rhythm is around me, the rhythm has control. The rhythm is inside me, the rhythm has my soul.
Basketball for me has always been a matter of rhythm – what you do bouncing the ball, how you bounce the ball, how you run, how you receive the ball to be in rhythm.
I use both instruments with their strengths in mind. Mandolin – no sustain and attack of the right hand, for rhythm. Fiddle – use sustain of the bow and the ability to slide the non-fretted notes, like singing.
It seems at times I should be a composer of sounds, not only of rhythms and colors. Walking under the trees, I felt as if the color made sound.
Hockey is an art. It requires speed, precision, and strength like other sports, but it also demands an extraordinary intelligence to develop a logical sequence of movements, a technique which is smooth, graceful and in rhythm with the rest of the game.
The earth moves in a certain rhythm, a certain sound, a certain note. When the music stops the earth will stop and everything upon it will die.
When I retired in 2006, I stayed for a further two years in England. I stayed because I wanted to be in England without being a footballer, without the rhythm. I wanted to enjoy the city.
I’m never happier than when I’m part of an ensemble. The rhythm of working in a group and the dynamic of each individual relationship within that group coming together is such a special thing.
Identification of rhythm as the casual counterpart of life; wherever there is some life, only perceptible to us when the analogies are sufficiently close.
When I see grace in a woman, that’s very sexy. You can tell by how someone moves or their rhythm.
A lot of my work is like picking potatoes; you have to get into the rhythm of it. It is different than patience. It is not thinking. It is working with the rhythm.
So when it comes to circadian rhythms, it’s a clock that’s basically programmed in our body. So if you think back to times when people lived on farms and we didn’t have electricity.
I personally love electronic music specifically because it has the rhythm, the kick, the thump – it has energy.
Writing is so much about rhythm. If you’ve got another rhythm in the room, it spoils the rhythm of the words.
Order is repetition of units.
Chaos is multiplicity without rhythm.
Chaos is multiplicity without rhythm.
I began by tinkering around with some old tunes I knew. Then, just to try something different, I set to putting some music to the rhythm that I used in jerking ice-cream sodas at the Poodle Dog. I fooled around with the tune more and more until at last, lo and behold, I had completed my first piece of finished music.
I like a certain style of show, I like a certain pace, I like a rhythm, I like a lot of comedy in with my drama.
Of course, it’s not the technique that makes the music; it’s the sensitivity of the musician and his ability to be able to fuse his life with the rhythm of the times. This is the essence of music.
Life is about rhythm. We vibrate, our hearts are pumping blood, we are a rhythm machine, that’s what we are.
Time is rhythm: the insect rhythm of a warm humid night, brain ripple, breathing, the drum in my templeвЂ”these are our faithful timekeepers; and reason corrects the feverish beat.
Music is basically melody, harmony, and rhythm. But people can do much more with music than that. It can be very descriptive in all kinds of ways, all walks of life.
Charlie Patton, who was born in 1891, recorded some of the very first blues. In ‘Pony Blues’ and ‘Peavine Blues,’ he manages to pile dense layers of rhythms one upon the other.
The most exciting rhythms seem unexpected and complex, the most beautiful melodies simple and inevitable.
I string sounds together. But to string them I have to remember a bunch of old ones I heard somewhere and then juggle them into a new rhythm and shape.
Other than rhythm, the only thing I could say is that I take a great deal of pride in every single sound I use. I’m always making sure that I’m not using a pre-set or something that everyone else has done.
I think that when you’re first shaping the play and trying to find a character, the initial actors that develop it end up imprinting on it – you hear their voices, you hear their rhythms. You can’t help but to begin to write toward them during the rehearsal process.
The secret of ‘fusion’ is the fact that the artist’s eye sees in nature… an inexhaustible wealth of tension, rhythms, continuities, and contrasts which can be rendered in line and color.
When we turn to our innate wisdom for the harmony of mind and gut, we heal the entrance to the heart as it seeks to beat in rhythm with the world.
That’s that Dungeon Family ethos: being able to reinvent yourself, stand out and stand alone. Having your own character and having your own image, no matter what they say about you. I want to show my versatility and how diverse I am, how I approach the track, my rhythm, my melodies. It’s something different.
I think that too many people think too much about my lyrics. I am more a person who works with the sound of a word than with its meaning. Often I just choose the words because of the rhythm not because of the meaning.
The more you play, you get a better rhythm and play better.
your morse code interferes with my heart beat. I had a steady heart before you, I replied upon it, it had seen active service and grown strong. Now you alter its pace with your own rhythm you play upon me, drumming me taught.
I am happy to have played a match and break the rhythm of daily training.