Each individual work serves as an expression of our most personal state of mind at that particular moment and of the inescapable, imperative need for release by means of an appropriate act of creation: in the rhythm, form, colour and mood of a picture.Lyonel Feininger
I got rhythm, I got music, I got my man Who could ask for anything more.1930 'I Got Music', featured in the film Girl Crazy (music by George Gershwin).
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.richard aldington
rhythm includes metre, but metre is a relatively small part of rhythm.marjorie boulton
He struck me as the type of guy who would stand at the back of the dance hall and just move his shoulders. He has got no rhythm. He looked like the kind of guy who would be an embarrassing uncle.david cameron
My ego only needs a good rhythm section.miles davis
He taught himself to write, retyping books by writers he admired: Steinbeck, Hemingway, Faulkner... the usual heavyweights. He said he wanted to get inside the rhythm of their language and find his own stlye.william mckeen
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.jacques plante
I came from a family where my people didn't like rhythm and blues. Bing Crosby - "Pennies from Heaven" - Ella Fitzgerald, was all I heard.little richard
A certain ambiguity of rhythm is one of the beauties of a poemThe Anatomy of Poetry, Marjoie Boulton, Routledge & Kegan, London 1953
They praised the Mighty Forgiver, They washed their sins in the river, Cold water, well it made them wanna shiver. And that's how rhythm was born.nat burton
Every sound perceived by the acute ear in the rhythm of the world about us can be represented musically. Some people wish above all to conform to the rules, I wish only to render what I can hear.claude debussy
“ All life is a rhythm,” she said as I sat up. “All death is rhythm suspended, a syncopation before life resumes.”samuel r. delany
It does not follow from the separation of planning and doing in the analysis of work that the planner and the doer should be two different people. It does not follow that the industrial world should be divided into two classes of people: a few who decide what is to be done, design the job, set the pace, rhythm and motions, and order others about; and the many who do what and as they are told.Peter Drucker
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.hans hofmann
Space expands or contracts in the tensions and functions through which it exists. Space is not a static, inert thing. Space is alive; space is dynamic; space is imbued with movement expressed by forces and counterforces; space vibrates and resounds with color, light and form in the rhythm of life.hans hofmann
Mother, though my song's measure is like your surf-beat's ancient rhythm I never learned it of you. Before there was any water there were tides of fire, both our tones flow from the older fountain.robinson jeffers
It was so easy living day by day Out of touch with the rhythm and blues But now I need a little give and take The New York Times, The Daily News.Billy Joel
If we can take the time to mute the noise we’ve build around ourselves the rhythm of the heartbeats and the purpose may be clear.dawud wharnsby
He could not be captured, He could not be bought, His running was rhythm, His standing was thought ; With one eye on sorrow And one eye on mirth, He galloped in heaven And gambolled on earth . And only the poet With wings to his brain Can mount him and ride him Without any rein, The stallion of heaven, The steed of the skies , The horse of the singer Who sings as he flies .Eleanor Farjeon, in "Pegasus", St. 3 & 4, from The New Book of Days (1961), p. 181
That the sweetly intoxicating three-four rhythm which took hold of hand & foot, necessarily eclipsed great & serious music & made the audience unfit for any intellectual effort goes without saying.Quoted by Long Beach Opera Co. (Sourced)
Bharata Natyam is an art which consecrates the body which is considered to be in itself of no value. The Yogi by controlling his breath and by modifying his body acquires the halo of sanctity. Even so, the dancer who dissolves her identity in rhythm and music makes her body an instrument at least for the duration of the dance for the experience and expression of the spirit.Dr T. Balasaraswathi quoted in Kali Prasad Goswami (2000). Devad?s?: Dancing Damsel. APH Publishing. p. 45. ISBN 978-81-7648-130-4.
Soul [is] music that arose out of the black experience in America through the transmutation of gospel and rhythm & blues into a form of funky , secular testifying.Otis Redding biography at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Lucy's sign is a Chinese dragon. Oh, oh, she's got luck The rhythm of life is the force of habit Oh, oh, the rhythm of life.Oleta Adams, in Rhythm of Life, the first track of Circle of One (1990) · YouTube video
Papa, Nago, Arada and other slaves who commonly are brought here under the name Fida [Ouidah] slaves, have introduced certain devilish practices into their dancing, which they have transposed to all other slaves ; when a certain rhythm is played... they are possessed by their god, which is generally called Watramama.J. Nepveu (c. 1775), "Annotaties op het boek van J. D. Herlein 'Beschryvinge van de volkplantinge Zuriname'". Quoted in van Stipriaan 327-8. Emphasis in original.
Alpine skiers look like their feet are stuck in cement. Telly skiing is about mobility, rhythm, and balance.Interview with Outside Magazine (February 1996) 
Music and politics are in essence about communication . Without over-stretching the analogy I do feel a sense of rhythm is important in getting your message across.Charles Kennedy, in Charles Kennedy:Leader, MP for Ross, Skye and Inverness West, Liberal Democrat (15 April 2005)
All God's Chillum Got rhythm. 454Gus Kahn
rhythm and blues used to be called race music. ... This music was going on for years, but nobody paid any attention to it.ray charles
She [then nine-year-old daughter Emily] grew up with 'The rhythm is Gonna Get You,' Well . . . It got her!gloria estefan