Sometimes I can only groan, and suffer, and pour out my despair at the piano!
One needs only to study a certain positioning of the hand in relation to the keys to obtain with ease the most beautiful quality of sound , to know how to play long notes and short notes and [to attain] unlimited dexterity ... A well-formed technique, it seems to me, [is one] that can control and vary [ bien nuancer ] a beautiful sound quality.frédéric chopin
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.
I learned to play the Piano on my mother's knee - that was before we got a Piano.victor borge
The first Piano was built long after they didn't have any at all.victor borge
My responsibility as an artist is to turn up at the page or the Piano or the microphone. The rest is up to God.nick cave
Chopin has done for the Piano what Schubert has done for the voice.frédéric chopin
The Piano is always true to me. In times of despair, happiness, and joy, its mood is always my own.bradley joseph
It seems that a lot of people, who haven’t known of me as a pianist, think I’ve just started off as a comedian. And so for them the Piano was something extra. But, of course, playing the Piano was something that came before all of what’s happened now.dudley moore
"Oh, son, I wish you hadn’t become a scenario writer!" she sniffled."Aw, now, Moms," I comforted her, "it’s no worse than playing the Piano in a call house."s. j. perelman
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.arthur rubinstein
A football team is like a Piano. You need eight men to carry it and three who can play the damn thing.bill shankly
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
So, I broke into the palace
With a sponge and a rusty spanner
She said : "Eh, I know you, and you cannot sing"
I said : "That's nothing - you should hear me play Piano"
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.
[T]he Piano is the social instrument par excellence. It is drawing-room furniture, a sign of bourgeois prosperity, the most massive of the devices by which the young are tortured in the name of education and the grown-up in the name of entertainment.jacques barzun
Sometimes I can only groan, and suffer, and pour out my despair at the Piano!frédéric chopin
I was a strange, loud little kid who could sit at the Piano and kill a Beethoven piece.
The object of the Piano is to substitute one performer for a whole orchestra.
Life is like a Piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it.
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