As for the piano, the faster her fingers flew over it, the more he marveled. She struck the keys with aplomb and ran from one end of the keyboard to the other without a stop.”
A colossal bore? I feel I could write something like it tomorrow, if my cat inspired me by walking over the Piano. See Gounod 365:26.1861Of Wagner's opera Tannha« user, after the disastrous premi e' re of its revised version at the Paris Ope ra,13 Mar. Quoted in Joanna Richardson La Vie Parisienne (1971), p.262.
Over the Piano was printed a notice: 'Please do not shoot the pianist. He is doing his best.'1883 Impressions of America: Leadville.
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 
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
I phoned Prince out of the blue, hummed a melody, and he listened," ... "I hung up, and he came over within the hour. He listened again, and I said, 'Do you hate it?' He said, 'No,' and walked over to the synthesizers that were set up, was absolutely brilliant for about twenty five minutes, and then left. He was so uncanny, so wild, he spoiled me for every band I've ever had because nobody can exactly re-create not even with two Piano players-what Prince did all by his little self.stevie nicks
...are almost within hearing of a Piano , and never show the slightest emotion at the soundDr. Arthur Straddling on his snakes in p.526
The object of the Piano is to substitute one performer for a whole orchestra.William Dean Howells, in Modern Italian Poets (1866), Volume 1, p. 373
Life is like a Piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it.Tom Lehrer, as quoted in Quotes about Life and Living, p. 45
Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony Side by side on my Piano keyboard, oh lord why don't we?Paul McCartney, song Ebony And Ivory (1982).
The Piano ain't got no wrong notes.Thelonious Monk, in response to a guest expert who said he, Monk, created extraordinary music, in spite of "playing the wrong notes on the piano" (March 1976), as quoted in Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original (Kelley, 2009), p. 444
The Piano has been drinking, not me.Tom Waits, from his 1977 album Small Change
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