Quotes with tone
In the theater, you can get away with a very large, very grand phrase. For the microphone, you have to tone it down.
A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful; but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health, it limits one's chance of indulging in nice simple pleasures, and in many cases it lowers the whole moral tone.
The Crow's Nest (1921)
In OK Computer, the guitar was already moving towards a tone generator as well as a riff generator.
The image is to be seized without hesitation, so that the representation does not suffer. If the ink is too rich, it loses its expressive quality; if too weak in tone, it fails to achieve a proper vigour.
Oratory... consists of serious pleading, not mimicry. There is, therefore, good reason for the condemnation passed on a delivery which entails the continual alteration of facial expression, annoying restlessness of gesture and gusty changes of tone. ... There is too much 'business' in such delivery.