The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time (2005)
Kate's spirits sank to the very bottom of her being and began to prowl around there making a low growling noise.douglas adams
Insects are what neurosis would sound like, if neurosis could make a noise with its nose.Martin Louis Amis
As virtuous men pass mildly away, And whisper to their souls, to go, Whilst some of their sad friends do say, The breath goes now, and some say, no: 280 So let us melt, and make no noise, No tear-floods, nor sigh-tempests move; 'Twere profanation of our joys To tell the laity of our love.john donne
What I tell my students is there are three places where poems must happen and a poem must happen in these three places simultaneously for it to be a good poem. It happens between the ears, that's intelligence; behind the left nipple, heart and feeling; between the tongue and teeth, the noise it makes.Douglas Eaglesham Dunn
Lord Hailsham said the other day that the machinery of Government was creaking. My Lords, it is not even moving sufficiently to emit a noise of any kind.
Now, as discord is allowable, and even necessarily opposed to concord, why may not noise, or a seeming jargon, be opposed to fixed sounds and harmonical proportion? Some of the discords in modern music, unknown till this century, are what the ear can but just bear, but have a very good effect as to contrast. The severe laws of preparing and resolving discord, may be too much adhered to for great effect; I am convinced that provided the ear be at length made amends, there are few dissonances too strong for it.charles burney
A loud noise at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.ronald knox
He who seeks truth must be content with a lonely, little-trodden path. If he cannot worship her till she has been canonized by the shouts of the multitude, he must take his place with the members of that wretched crowd who shouted for two long hours, "Great is Diana of the Ephesians!" till truth, reason, and calmness were all drowned in noise.frederick william robertson
Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
An empty vessel makes the most noise. (Speake, 2009)
We must not always judge of the generality of the opinion by the noise of the acclamation.Edmund Burke
I believe that the use of noise to make music will continue and increase until we reach a music produced through the use of electrical instruments which will make available for musical purposes any and all sounds that can be heard. Photoelectric, film and mechanical mediums for the synthetic production of music will be explored.john cage
Sweet bird, that shunn'st the noise of folly, Most musical, most melancholy!john milton
Ego is a social institution with no physical reality. The ego is simply your symbol of yourself. Just as the word " water " is a noise that symbolizes a certain liquid without being it, so too the idea of ego symbolizes the role you play, who you are, but it is not the same as your living organism.alan watts
Then I cast loose my buff coat, each halter let fall, Shook off both my jack-boots, let go belt and all, Stood up in the stirrup, leaned, patted his ear, Called my Roland his pet name, my horse without peer; Clapped my hands, laughed and sang, any noise bad or good, 'Til at length into Aix Roland galloped and stood.Robert Browning
Sweet bird that shunn'st the noise of folly, Most musical, most melancholy! Thee, chauntress, oft, the woods among, I woo, to hear thy even-song.john milton
Green little vaulter, in the sunny grass, Catching your heart up at the feel of June, Sole noise that's heard amidst the lazy noon, When ev"n the bees lag at the summoning brass.leigh hunt
It is loneliness that makes the loudest noise. This is as true of men as of dogs.Eric Hoffer
The role of television is the illusion of company, noise. I call it the fifth wall and the second window: the window of illusion.mumia abu-jamal
Then bless thy secret growth, nor catch At noise, but thrive unseen and dumb; Keep clean, be as fruit, earn life, and watch, Till the white-winged reapers come.Henry Vaughan
"Rock" [music]... is the expression of elemental passions, and at rock festivals it assumes a cultic character, a form of worship, in fact, in opposition to Christian worship. People are, so to speak, released from themselves by the experience of being part of a crowd and by the emotional shock of rhythm, noise, and special lighting effects. However, in the ecstasy of having all their defenses torn down, the participants sink, as it were, beneath the elemental force of the universe.
Ego is a social institution with no physical reality. The ego is simply your symbol of yourself. Just as the word " water " is a noise that symbolizes a certain liquid without being it, so too the idea of ego symbolizes the role you play, who you are, but it is not the same as your living organism.
Sphere Music — Some sounds seem to reverberate along the plain, and then settle to earth again like dust; such are noise, Discord, Jargon. But such only as spring heavenward, and I may catch from steeples and hilltops in their upward course, which are the more refined parts of the former, are the true sphere music — pure, unmixed music — in which no wail mingles.Henry David Thoreau
noise pollution is a relative thing. In a city it's a jet plane taking off. In a monastery it's a pen that scratches.robert orben
noise is the most impertinent of all forms of interruption. It is not only an interruption, but also a disruption of thought.Arthur Schopenhauer