Quotes with instruments
For a moment or two the old man didn't reply. He was staring at the instruments with the air of one who is trying to convert Fahrenheit to centigrade in his head while his house is burning down.
Life, the Universe and Everything (1982)
Religious discord has lost her sting; the cumbrous weapons of theological warfare are antiquated: the field of politics supplies the alchymists of our times with materials of more fatal explosion, and the butchers of mankind no longer travel to another world for instruments of cruelty and destruction.
Oration at Plymouth (December 22, 1802)
I sang in a choir when I was 10 or 11, and learned to sightread single lines, but other than that I don't have a formal education. I picked up the guitar initially, playing folk tunes – Dylan – then I graduated to piano when I got interested in jazz, listening to people like Oscar Peterson, Dave Brubeck, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, and so on. The first electronic instruments started to become accessible in the mid-70s and I got my hands on a kit built synthesizer and never looked back.
Interview in 2012.
The historian’s first duties are sacrilege and the mocking of false gods. They are his indispensable instruments for establishing truth.
Thought and language are to the artist instruments of an art.
The Preface To ‘The Picture Of Dorian Gray’, 1891