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Melody Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Melody

Please enjoy these Melody Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Be the Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Values Inspirational Positive Live-By

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Always Sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Own Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

I am the Melody in the Symphony of My Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.
- Neale Donald Walsch

In Hungary all native music, in its origin,
is divided naturally into melody destined for song or melody for the dance.
- Franz Liszt

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Never be ashamed to write a melody that people remember.
- Burt Bacharach

My voice is my improvisational instrument,
the melody instrument.
The guitar is harmonic structure.
I'm not a good enough guitarist to improvise on it.
- Paul Simon

There is a lot of melody and things that sound familiar in hundreds of songs.
- Wayne Coyne

Because if you've got the wit, you can make anything into a melody,
ultimately.
- Gerry Mulligan

I try to incorporate melody.
Even though I'm screaming, I still like to think I
bring melody into screaming.
- Tom Araya

It's a combination of melody and lyrics,
not one without the other.
It's a confluence of these different elements that
makes something powerful.
- Michael Bolton

The thing is, in English I'm able to write the lyrics as I'm making the song,
once I'm done with the melody.
- Utada Hikaru

Music has a poetry of its own, and that poetry is called melody.
- Joshua Logan

The writing of a melody is an emotional moment;
success doesn't make it easy.
- Enya

I liked the Beatles because there was so much melody.
Jimi Hendrix is still one of my heroes.
- Robert Cray

I still have a passion for the music,
which is such a beautiful thing.
I still wake up in the middle of the night out of a
dream and have a melody in my head,
and run to my piano.
- Teena Marie

Music is about textures as well as melody.
- Ken Hill

One of the dumber things my manager said was,
Stick to the melody.
But I can't.
- Shawn Colvin

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie

I don't really have time to sit down and write.
But when I think of a melody, I call up my answering machine and sing it,
so I won't forget it.
- Britney Spears

After playing now for 60 years, it's still very challenging
for me to play a simple melody and have it clean and
touch the reed at the proper time in the proper way.
- Lee Konitz

I would listen to something on the radio and try to tap out the melody,
then the harmonies.
- Michel Legrand

Melody is a form of remembrance.
It must have a quality of inevitability in our ears.
- Gian Carlo Menotti

For me Brazilian music is the perfect mix of melody and rhythm.
It just bubbles rhythmically.
If I had to pick just one music style to play if would be Brazilian.
- Herbie Mann

For me it's always contingent on getting a sound-the
sound always suggests what kind of melody it should be.
So it's always sound first and then the line afterwards.
- Brian Eno

The heart of the melody can never be put down on paper.
- Pablo Casals

The composition of a single melody is born out of a bit of text,
perhaps the first line, but it can also be the entire strophe;
it can even be the poem's overall form.
- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

After all my years of doing instrumental music I still
like just a simple instrumental song with a nice catchy
melody and an opportunity to play a solo over a harmonic structure.
- Stanley Clarke

In 1973 we moved to the British Isle of Man,
and I put my first band together for one year,
named Melody Fair.
- Andy Gibb

Essentially my contribution was to introduce repetition
into Western music as the main ingredient without any melody over it,
without anything just repeated patterns,
musical patterns.
- Terry Riley

Not every song I write is ecstasy.
And it can happen only one time.
After that, when you sing the same melody and words,
it's pleasure, but you don't get wiped out.
- Paul Simon

Writing a simple melody can take weeks to get it right where I want it,
but I do quite enjoy it.
- Trevor Rabin

I'll have the music, and then I'll just turn the microphone on,
press Play and Record and sing.
And whatever comes out ends up being the melody.
- Phil Collins

Here is how I work: when I think that a film needs
to have a principal theme,
I search for a melody.
- Michel Legrand

We knew we wanted to put a lot of melody into it -
a lot more than what we did on our first album.
- John Otto

All my music is very simple in that melody is usually clearly stated.
- Carter Burwell

A lot of Woody Guthrie's songs were taken from other songs.
He would rework the melody and lyrics,
and all of a sudden it was a Woody Guthrie song.
- John Mellencamp

But when you get to a song, not only do you have to do a vocal melody,
you have to write words and not be redundant and make
some semblance of a story.
- Glenn Danzig

Music is the melody whose text is the world.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

The personal vocabulary, the individual melody whose
metre is one's biography,
joins in that sound, with any luck, and the body moves like a walking,
a waking island.
- Derek Walcott

I'll just start laying out the melody exactly where I want it to fall.
And then I'll go back and fill it out.
Whereas, in other pieces I'm really just going a couple bars at a time.
- Danny Elfman

Sometimes my boyfriend would write the lyrics and I would write the melody,
and other times I would start from scratch.
Or sometimes I would take a local poem and put that to music.
- Carly Simon

You always will be singing a song or humming a line or a melody.
- Dennis Brown

Vivid images are like a beautiful melody that speaks
to you on an emotional level.
It bypasses your logic centers and even your intellect
and goes to a different part of the brain.
- Steven Bochco

In the past, I'd sort of know before Ozzy sang something,
what he was going to sing.
I'd know what sort of way a melody was going to go
'cause of the way he'd approach it.
- Tony Iommi

Great melody over great riffs is, to me,
the secret of it all.
- Steven Tyler

Hopefully people can look at our band and see that we're a heavy rock band.
We're definitely not a metal band, but we're a band
that focuses on meaningful lyrics and melody.
- Adam Rich

As long as I can say what it is that I need to say,
then I'll fit whatever I'm trying to say around a melody.
- Alanis Morissette

They were singing in French, but the melody was freedom
and any American could understand that.
- Audie Murphy

From a very early period of my life I have derived
the highest enjoyment from listening to music,
especially to melody, which is to me the most pleasing form of composition.
- James Nasmyth

Every soul is a melody which needs renewing.
- Stephane Mallarme

Well, I think writing is basically about time and rhythm.
Like with jazz.
You have your basic melody and then you just riff off of it.
And the riffs are about timing.
- Kathy Acker

We knew that we wanted to play heavy music but I hadn't
gotten into melody and things like that.
- Adam Rich

I always begin to compose the melody first.
- Nobuo Uematsu

We stuck the record head so it kept on recording over
and over on top of itself and played keyboard notes
into it to create this ghost repetition melody.
- Colin Greenwood

Hunter can write a melody and stuff like that,
but his forte is lyrics.
He can write a serviceable melody to hang his lyrics on,
and sometimes he comes up with something really nice.
- Jerry Garcia

I always write lyrics first and the rhythm and the
melody come from the lyrics.
It always comes from the lyrics: words have rhythm and words have melody.
- Ken Hensley

I really love writing themes and melody.
- Trevor Rabin

I really believe in melody.
- Aulis Sallinen

If I get an idea for a song, I have a melody for it.
I'm a musician first.
I'm not limited by the fretboard.
- Brad Paisley

A good idea for lyrics and a melody to expand on.
- Gordon Waller

There's usually a rhythm and a melody in my head,
and that creates an emotional state.
- Stephan Jenkins

Composers in the old days used to keep strictly to the base of the theme,
as their real subject.
Beethoven varies the melody, harmony and rhythms so beautifully.
- Johannes Brahms

The musicians recommend that I sing a sing the way
it is written the first time and then start to look
for other notes that aren't in the melody.
- Margaret Whiting

Nobody heard records of you playing whatever the melody
was on those low strings.
It worked out good, you know, about 25 or 26 million records later.
I guess it worked out alright.
- Lee Hazlewood

My sense of divine brings with it a strange sound of music with its glories,
a marvellous melody sounding like a multitude of flutes.
- Paul Twitchell

We cling nervously to the melody, but we don't handle it freely,
we don't really make anything new out of it,
we merely overload it.
- Johannes Brahms

A melody is not merely something you can hum.
- Aaron Copland

The principle of the endless melody is the perpetual
becoming of a music that never had any reason for starting,
any more than it has any reason for ending.
- Igor Stravinsky


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