Can Tone Deaf People Play Instruments

Famous quotes containing the words instruments, play, tone, deaf and/or people:

    We are all instruments endowed with feeling and memory. Our senses are so many strings that are struck by surrounding objects and that also frequently strike themselves.
    Denis Diderot (1713–84)

    Let me play the fool,
    With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Self-confidence is apt to address itself to an imaginary dullness in others; as people who are well off speak in a cajoling tone to the poor.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)

    We may have civilized bodies and yet barbarous souls. We are blind to the real sights of this world; deaf to its voice; and dead to its death. And not till we know, that one grief outweighs ten thousand joys will we become what Christianity is striving to make us.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    Writers aren’t people exactly. Or, if they’re any good, they’re a whole lot of people trying so hard to be one person. It’s like actors, who try so pathetically not to look in mirrors. Who lean backward trying—only to see their faces in the reflecting chandeliers.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940)