Rubinstein was wonderful. For three days he spent hours playing the piano in my room, and then asking me what I thought of this and that. After a while he told my mother that I had talent and he thought I should be a musician.
Over the Piano was printed a notice: 'Please do not shoot the pianist. He is doing his best.'1883 Impressions of America: Leadville.
Most of the time I sit down with my guitar or at the Piano, and I play for awhile until I get a new riff or groove that I like a lot. Then I'll concentrate on building around that line of thought by adding words and textures. At first I'm only trying to please myself, and hopefully what I like will appeal to others.jackie deshannon
I am interested in other keyboard sounds, but basically I'm an acoustic pianist. I’ve been happy to use the Fender-Rhodes to add a little colour to certain performances but only as an adjunct [...] It's hard for people to recognize individuals on an electric Piano. Because it is an electric instrument, it's hard for a personality to come through.bill evans
Poetry is a bad medium for philosophy. Everything in the philosophical poem has to satisfy irreconcilable requirements: for instance, the last demand that we should make of philosophy (that it be interesting) is the first we make of a poem; the philosophical poet has an elevated and methodical, but forlorn and absurd air as he works away at his flying tank, his sewing-machine that also plays the Piano.Randall Jarrell
...are almost within hearing of a Piano , and never show the slightest emotion at the soundDr. Arthur Straddling on his snakes in p.526
You can play the Piano with the white keys only or you can play it with only the black keys. But for harmony you must use the black and the white keys.On the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), December 2007 
Sometimes I can only groan, and suffer, and pour out my despair at the Piano!Frédéric Chopin, as quoted in Jorgensen's Chopin and the Swedish Nightingale (2003), p. 26
The Piano has been drinking, not me.Tom Waits, from his 1977 album Small Change
I play only classical music. My pianos are my only big indulgence, but they're a necessity. When I'm playing the Piano is literally the only time I can be completely abstract and disconnected from the regular world and yet be connected to my music.Rafael Vinoly in: Robin Finn, Classical Piano and Modern Design, The New York Times, 11 November 2011
If one compares the sequence of amino acids that go to form the protein haemoglobin, it becomes apparent that humans and chimps are identical and do not differ in a single site ... nevertheless, as I never tire of pointing out to my students in Cambridge, chimpanzees do not play the Piano, drink dry martinis, or erect temples to glorify the Creator.simon conway morris
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