Monday, October 28, 2013

Today's quotes: 8 quotes from Fryderyk Franciszek "Frederic" Chopin (1 March 1810 – 17 October 1849)

Chopin, Polish pianist and composer. Born in 1810 in Poland (Zelazowa Wola) and perhaps the greatest composer for piano ever. He grew up on the countryside outside of Warsaw as the only son among three children, he being the second oldest. The family was not rich but neither poor and music was always present as both parents were musically gifted. It is told that Chopin's mother was a decent piano player and his father could bring out spellbinding melodies. He started playing piano at the age of 5 and diagnosed with tuberculosis early in his life. He died at the age of 39 (17 October 1849).

"Sometimes I can only groan, and suffer, and pour out my despair at the piano!"
-Frederic Chopin

"Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art."
-Frederic Chopin


"I wish i could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness, but it take a kind of pleasure in indulging them."
-Frederic Chopin

"I'm a revolutionary, money means nothing to me."
-Frederic Chopin

"Here you doubtless observe my tendency to do wrong against my will."
-Frederic Chopin



"How great a joy I feel in my heart. That a day so pleasant, so dear and glorious begins, a day that I greet with the wish. That long years may pass in happiness. In health and vigour, peacefully, successfully. May the gift of heaven fall richly upon you."
-Frederic Chopin

"As something has involuntarily crept into my head through my eyes,I love to indulge it, even though it may be all wrong." 
-Frederic Chopin

"Play Mozart in memory of me— and I will hear you."
-Frederic Chopin




              Sunday, October 27, 2013

              Today’s quotes: 7 quotes from Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994)

              American musician and artist, best known as the lead singer, guitarist and primary songwriter of the grunge band, Nirvana. Cobain formed Nirvana with Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, WA in 1985 and established it as part of Seattle music scene. On April 8, 1994, Cobain's body was discovered at his Lake Washington home. It was predicted that his death was actually on April 5, 1994 with a high concentration of heroin and traces of diazepam were also found in his body.

              "I'd rather be hated for who i am, than loved for who i'm not."
              -Kurt Cobain

              "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."

              -Kurt Cobain

              "The worst crime is faking it."
              -Kurt Cobain

              "We're so trendy we can't escape ourselves."
              -Kurt Cobain

              "I'm too busy acting like i'm not Naive. I've seen it all, i was here first."
              -Kurt Cobain

              "I was looking for something a lot heavier, yet melodic at the same time. Something different from heavy metal, a different attitude."
              -Kurt Cobain

              "I really haven't had that exciting of a life. There are a lots of things i wish i would have done, instead of just sitting around and complaining about having a boring life. So i pretty much like to make it up. I'd rather tell a story about somebody else."
              -Kurt Cobain

              Wednesday, October 10, 2012

              Today's quotes: 7 Quotes from Nesta Robert 'Bob" Marley (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981)

              He is a Jamaica musician and remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music.

              "My music will go on forever. Maybe it's a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever"
               -Bob Marley

              "The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively"
              -Bob Marley

              "Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight"
              -Bob Marley

              “The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.”
              -Bob Marley

              "When one door is closed, don't you know, another is open."
              -Bob Marley

              “Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I’m not perfect -and I don’t live to be- but before you start pointing fingers… make sure you hands are clean!”
              -Bob Marley

              "Rastafari not a culture, it's a reality"
              -Bob Marley


              Tuesday, October 9, 2012

              Today's quotes: 6 Quotes from John Winston Lennon (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980)


              Celebrating John Lennon 72th Birthday, Happy Birthday John! :)

              "Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans."
              - John Lennon
               
              "Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one."
              - John Lennon
               
              "I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I'm one of those people."
              - John Lennon 
               
              "Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it."
              - John Lennon 

              "I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong."
              - John Lennon

              "I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?"
              - John Lennon

              Wednesday, February 29, 2012

              Today's 2nd quotes: 5 quotes from Gioachino Rossini (29 February 1792 – 13 November 1868)


              "Every kind of music is good, except the boring kind."
              -Gioachino Rossini

              "Give me a laundry-list and I'll set it to music."
              -Gioachino Rossini

              "One can't judge Wagner's opera Lohengrin after a first hearing, and I certainly don't intend to hear it a second time."
              -Gioachino Rossini

              "Wagner has lovely moments but awful quarters of an hour."
              -Gioachino Rossini

              "Wagner is a composer who has beautiful moments but awful quarter hours."
              -Gioachino Rossini

              Today's quotes: 10 quotes from Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

              "And I remember going to the record studio and there was a park across the street and I'd see all the children playing and I would cry because it would make me sad that I would have to work instead."
              -Michael Jackson

              "Because I think every child star suffers through this period because you're not the cute and charming child that you were. You start to grow, and they want to keep you little forever."
              -Michael Jackson



              "Because I wanted to have a place that I could create everything that I that I never had as a child. So, you see rides. You see animals. There's a movie theater."
              -Michael Jackson

              "Because parents have power over children. They feel they have to do what their parents say. But the love of money is the root of all evil. And this is a sweet child. And to see him turn like this, this isn't him. This is not him."
              -Michael Jackson


              "Before I would hurt a child, I would slit my wrists."
              -Michael Jackson

              "But I will never stop helping and loving people the way Jesus said to."
              -Michael Jackson

              "Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone. This simple goodness shines straight from their hearts and only asks to be lived."
              -Michael Jackson

              "Elizabeth Taylor is gorgeous, beautiful, and she still is today, I'm crazy about her."
              -Michael Jackson

              "Everyone who knows me will know the truth, which is that my children come first in my life and that I would never harm any child."
              -Michael Jackson



              "Everything that I love is behind those gates. We have elephants, and giraffes, and crocodiles, and every kind of tigers and lions. And - and we have bus loads of kids, who don't get to see those things. They come up sick children, and enjoy it."
              -Michael Jackson

              Tuesday, March 1, 2011

              Today's quotes : 6 quotes from Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

              “Never look at the trombones. You'll only encourage them.”
              -Richard Strauss

              “No one wants to quit when he's losing and no one wants to quit when he's winning.”
              -Richard Strauss

              “I may not be a first-rate composer, but I am a first-class second-rate composer.”
              -Richard Strauss

              “The human voice is the most beautiful instrument of all, but it is the most difficult to play.”
              -Richard Strauss

              “Building brand name is key. That's what America is all about,”
              -Richard Strauss

              “It's a wonderful networking opportunity. I've definitely furthered deals. I meet high-level and influential people here, and it's a good way to touch base.”
              -Richard Strauss