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Keyboard Quotes


"The keyboard is my journal." - Pharrell Williams

"Error, no keyboard. Press F1 to continue." - Woody Allen

"I don't like sitting at a keyboard." - Owsley Stanley

"Smash forehead on keyboard to continue." - Anonymous

"I am not a keyboard person. The mouse is better." - Jerry Garcia

"I'm a bit of a gunner on the QWERTY keyboard." - Jay Watson

"How do you type it? With your keyboard." - Larry Wall

"WARNING: Keyboard Not Attached. Press F10 to Continue." - Anonymous

"I was the Specials' founder, main songwriter and keyboard player." - Jerry Dammers

"I play the keyboard, piano - I like making beats." - Abbie Cornish

"I love playing. The keyboard is my journal." - Pharrell Williams

"So, I really don't consider myself a fabulous keyboard player." - Geddy Lee

"I either write songs on guitar, or... I don't ever have a keyboard with me, but like, my keyboard on the laptop." - Jay Watson

"Writing is not just the technical act of your fingers on the keyboard. Writing is living." - Melissa Marr

"Keep your head in the clouds and your hands on the keyboard." - Marissa Meyer

"Dark forces dragged me away from the keyboard, swirling forces of irresistible intensity and power." - Boris Johnson

"Everyone wants to be an "expert" on social media and share their opinion behind the keyboard." - Ashley Graham

"A mouse and a keyboard is not a good performance instrument." - Pauline Oliveros

"Just moving one keyboard or synth is a pain in the ass." - Prefuse 73

"On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the escape key." - Scott Adams

"My daughter plays keyboard very well, and my son plays guitar, and they're totally into music." - Al Madrigal

"But I find that the keyboard is the complete instrument you know?" - Mick Ralphs

"I can play just about any keyboard but I can't read or write a note." - John Carpenter

"Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play." - Joseph Goebbels

"That it's a lot harder to make a keyboard sound not-cheesy than a guitar." - Julian Casablancas

"I wish we hadn't used all the keys on the keyboard." - Bill Joy

"I detest flying anywhere. Left to my own devices, I'd never leave my keyboard." - Kage Baker

"I think sitting behind a keyboard can be a security blanket." - Lia Ices

"I'm kind of a one-note at a time, one finger keyboard player." - Matt Sharp

"So in one sense you don't have the classic keyboard player in Yes." - Billy Sherwood

"I got private lessons in keyboard at Julliard, before New England Conservatory of Music in Boston." - Bernie Worrell

"Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"There's a clip where he had someone miming me running around from keyboard to keyboard. Oh dear, I am sure a lot of people didn't know what he was going on about." - Keith Emerson

"Even though there are some great keyboard players on the album, there are a number of songs with no keyboard on them and the backing is all guitar oriented. This is first time I've ever done this actually." - Lee Ritenour

"I've always been into guitars... we want to put keyboards on, but keyboard players don't look cool onstage, they just keep their heads down. There has never been a cool keyboard player, apart from Elton John." - Noel Gallagher

"I'm basically a keyboard player, so if it's got a keyboard on it, I'll give it a shot. I played a lot of organ in the early days. I can make a few chords on guitar, but that's about it." - Ray Stevens

"Color is the keyboard. The eye is the hammer. The soul is the piano, with its many strings." - Wassily Kandinsky

"Without the beat in the background, Jazz basically sounds like an armadillo was let loose on the keyboard" - Bill Bailey

"I'm starting to play all the melodies with kind of keyboard sound but playing it from the bass guitar." - Squarepusher

"Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony, side by side on my keyboard piano, oh Lord, why don't we?" - Paul Mccartney

"Sometimes I just hit the keyboard in a way I'd like the rhythm of the tracks to sound." - Aphex Twin

"I always make sure that the lid over the keyboard is open before I start to play." - Artur Schnabel

"The telkine growled and muttered as he tapped on his keyboard. Maybe he was messaging his friends on" - Rick Riordan

"Mozart encompasses the entire domain of musical creation, but I've got only the keyboard in my poor head." - Frederic Chopin

"Sometimes I just hit the keyboard in a way I'd like the rhythm of the tracks to sound." - Richard D James

"When I'm not at the keyboard, I'm generally reading, practicing tai chi or middle eastern dance, or cooking." - Sarah Zettel

"I often write in pencil on paper and then type up later. It's much quicker than using a keyboard." - Catherine Fisher

"You can be many miles away and press a button on a keyboard, and it can cause devastation." - Chris Pine

"When I'm online, I'm alone in a room, tapping on a keyboard, staring at a cathode-ray tube." - Clifford Stoll

"You just can't be good in bed anymore. You have to be good at the keyboard too." - Xaviera Hollander

"Because of the nature of my brand, it's so important our readers know it really is me behind my keyboard." - Brit Morin

"I'm starting to play all the melodies with kind of keyboard sound but playing it from the bass guitar." - Tom Jenkinson

"The keyboard is my whole life. My life is centered around either sitting at my keyboard or driving my car. Those are the two most important things, more than anything else. Being at my keyboard, it's the happiest time for me." - Brian Wilson

"Sit me at the keyboard of any computer in the world with access to the Internet, and in just 24 hours I'll earn at least $24,000 in cash." - Robert G Allen

"About 70 percent of everything is really sketched out on my keyboard beforehand, because I do want accidents to happen in the studio." - Scott Walker

"I drink tea pretty much continuously at a rate of around 1 imperial pint/hour, which sort of enforces screen/keyboard breaks." - Charles Stross

"I don't want to permanently damage myself! On the other hand, a couple of days off the keyboard tends to make things somewhat better." - Charles Stross

"Sometimes writing is running downhill, your fingers jerking behind you on the keyboard the way your legs do when they can't quite keep up with gravity." - Rainbow Rowell

"Do Mom and Dad know you're dating a homicidal lunatic? (Madaug) No, and if you tell them, I"ll superglue your fingertips to your keyboard. (Eric)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Do Mom and Dad know you're dating a homicidal lunatic? (Madaug) No, and if you tell them, I'll superglue your fingertips to your keyboard. (Eric)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"... but every person who does serious time with a keyboard is attempting to translate his version of the world into words so that he might be understood." - Betsy Lerner

"One of the saddest sights to me has always been a human at a keyboard doing something by hand that could be automated. It's sad but hilarious." - Boris Beizer

"It has always been my ambition to die in harness with my head face down on a keyboard and my nose caught between two of the keys." - Isaac Asimov

"The truth is, the family is much more creatively nourishing because you're playing on a full keyboard. Whereas when you're single, you're just playing the upbeat jazzy tunes." - Jerry Seinfeld

"Still being ambitious to want to play on the record, I was a mediocre keyboard player. And uh, I seized the opportunity and played the organ." - Al Kooper

"It is horrible to sit in front of the keyboard and write those scenes because you're losing too. You lose somebody you enjoy working with." - Scott M Gimple

"Once you begin deliberating about where your fingers are jumping on the piano keyboard, you can no longer pull off the piece." - David Eagleman

"There is nothing like having your hands on a keyboard. Or an acoustic piano. Those are the things you can't really replace." - Geoff Downes

"With just one musician, you can really do an unlimited number of things on the inside of the piano, if you have at your disposal an exploded keyboard." - John Cage

"I had more of a vocal range. If you wanted to play a keyboard song, like "Love Walks In," I can do it." - Sammy Hagar

"We can acquire as much knowledge as we would like with a few taps on our keyboard. That's extremely valuable, but wisdom comes again from some different dimension." - Roger Housden

"I definitely feel that my brain works differently, and words come out differently, if I have a pencil in my hand, rather than if I have a keyboard." - Lily King

"There's nothing more humbling than seeing your best quotes in a list, and thinking they could have been written by a coma patient with a keyboard and spasms." - Scott Adams

"Though patented in 1932, the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard was written off. QWERTY survives due to the high costs of changing user behavior.
" - Hooked

"Sometimes writing is running downhill, your fingers jerking behind you on the keyboard the way your legs do when they ca' quite keep up with gravity." - Rainbow Rowell

"There's nothing more humbling than seeing your best quotes in a list, and thinking they could have been written by a coma patient with a keyboard and spasms." - Scott Adams

"This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done. It's that easy, and that hard." - Neil Gaiman

"Whoever came up with "hold the shift key for eight seconds to turn on 'your keyboard is buggered' mode" should be shot." - Linus Torvalds

"It should be possible, in a 'debreviation' mode, to type 'clr' on the keyboard and have 'The Council on Library Resources, Inc.' appear on the display." - J. C. R. Licklider

"Life is too sweet and too short to express our affection with just our thumbs. Touch is meant for more than a keyboard." - Kristin Armstrong

"I know I love sexy surf guitars, I know I love loud snare. I love really simple repeating bass lines, and I love weird mad scientist keyboard sounds." - Kathleen Hanna

"I do love using keyboards and I love writing keyboard parts, but I am not a player in the true sense of the word." - Geddy Lee

"If I can sit down at my keyboard and have a melody that says something that I can't with words, that's a really beautiful thing." - Mary Lambert

"Sit me at the keyboard of any computer in the world with access to the Internet, and in just 24 hours I'll earn at least $24,000 in cash." - Robert G Allen

"Web sites are designed to keep young people from using the keyboard, except to enter in their parents' credit card information." - Douglas Rushkoff

"I like producing beats, and I like rapping, too. I have a program for the PC, and I can hook my keyboard to it." - Jamie Waylett

"From time to time, I've experimented with sculpture or metal design. It's a good break from just sitting behind the keyboard." - Chad Hurley

"With the help of modern technology, I can compose intricate keyboard parts and then I have to go back and learn them in order to perform them properly." - Geddy Lee

"You treat the air as a canvas and the paint is the chords that come through your fingers, out of the keyboard." - Pharrell Williams

"My brother Carl taught me how to play bass. I'm a self-taught keyboard player, though - I figured out our harmonies at the piano." - Brian Wilson

"When I'm writing a lyric, I totally forget about the music. I'm just looking at the lyric and thinking about it almost as a separate entity. And then I'll go to my keyboard with all the lyrics printed out and try to think of how to make this a complete musical thing. I've got a very basic keyboard with some presets." - Scott Walker

"The program I use is called MED Soundstudio. It's basically a column of numbers that relate to pitch, duration, the type of sound. If I want to play a chord, I have to press keys on a keyboard - like a computer keyboard, on my Amiga - that relate to sharps and flats, note by note." - Max Tundra

"You are talking to a man who can only play a plastic keyboard. Give me anything weighted and I've had it. I haven't got the strength in my fingers to push them down. So I don't get a lot of expression on the keyboard." - Midge Ure

"At the beginning of this album I discovered the computer and had great fun playing with the thing. And I realized that, not being a good keyboard player, I could write things in very small sections, give them a certain feel and mess about with bends on the keyboard." - Midge Ure

"I can play songs that I hear from a movie and just play it a few times on the keyboard. I will hit all the notes on the keyboard until I find the right key, and then I will play the rest of the song." - Callan Mcauliffe

"Some sounds are coming from the keyboard and they are very important in the writing process, but on the other hand, we have melody and we have the song before, so if the keyboard sound fits very well, it takes its artistic direction. We play the machines and the machines play us." - Nicolas Godin

"500 dollars? Fully subsidized? With a plan? I said that is the most expensive phone in the world. And it doesn't appeal to business customers because it doesn't have a keyboard. Which makes it not a very good email machine." - Steve Ballmer

"In the age of revolution you have to be able to imagine revolutionary alternatives to the status quo. If you can't, you'll be relegated to the swollen ranks of keyboard-pounding automatons." - Gary Hamel

"Now I see that all relationships are virtual, even those that take place in person. Whether we use our bodies or a keyboard, it all comes down to two minds crying out from their solitude." - Roger Ebert

"Something in the movement of fingers on the keyboard enhances thought. Fingers pull your thoughts forward. Fingers are in some way an extension of your brain, with a lot of cortex associations at their trigger. Get them going!" - Josip Novakovich

"It can't be any new note. When you look at the keyboard, all the notes are there already. But if you mean a note enough, it will sound different. You got to pick the notes you really mean!" - Thelonious Monk

"Like Elmore Leonard and Donald Westlake and Robert B. Parker and oh so many others, I want to die with my boots on, facedown on my keyboard if possible, in the middle of a sentence." - Kristine Kathryn Rusch

"I borrowed $2,000 to set up the company. I knew nothing about personal computers or e-mails. I had never touched a keyboard before that. That's why I call myself "blind man riding on the back of a blind tiger."" - Jack Ma

"As for the piano, the faster her fingers flew over it, the more he marveled. She struck the keys with aplomb and ran from one end of the keyboard to the other without a stop." - Gustave Flaubert

"I feel like a novice, just as I felt before I knew anything of the keyboard. It is far too original, and I shall end up not being able to learn it myself." - Frederic Chopin

"You know, I'm a big believer in touch and digital reading, but I still think that some mixture of voice, the pen and a real keyboard - in other words a netbook - will be the mainstream on that." - Bill Gates

"Windows 2000 already contains features such as the human discipline component, where the PC can send an electric shock through the keyboard if the human does something that does not please Windows." - Bill Gates

"If you truly are going to be a writer, there must be somewhere within you the drive, the desire, to put pen to paper, fingers to keyboard, and actually write." - Kaye Dacus

"I started playing instruments. Writing didn't come until later. I didn't know how to play a keyboard but I'd listen to hits off the radio, learn them, then my hands would be ready to play." - Amanda Perez

"Sit me at the keyboard of any computer in the world with access to the Internet, and in just 24 hours I"ll earn at least $24,000 in cash." - Robert G Allen

"I do enjoy my solo time ... I want to stay home and do soundtracks and watch TV in my underwear with a keyboard on my lap and just be a couch potato." - Ariel Pink

"Usually now a song starts just in my head with a melody or a lyric idea coming first.Then typically I'll go to a guitar, unless it's a instrumental then I'll usually build it on a keyboard instrument." - Eliot Lewis

"The guy who sits at the keyboard and types is so much smarter than I am. I think I got into writing so that I could spend as much time with that guy as possible." - Marc Guggenheim

"I can't really deal with buttons. And that's what I keep saying, "Okay, I can't push buttons, because that means I have to take my hands off the keyboard or the buttons or whatever. Don't you understand!" ." - Pauline Oliveros

"I have an elaborate wind-down ritual, which combines reading, ESPN, movies, and jamming the blues on my keyboard. There's still a part of me that's a little kid who is psyched because I no longer have a bedtime!" - Tohoru Masamune

"Not only was I fiddling around at the keyboard but there were all these other children of all backgrounds wanting to play every sort of music bits of classical, jazz, pop, improvisation. The Guardian - 26/05/2000" - Joanna MacGregor

"Quite frankly, several of the people who contributed to the article should be banned from coming near a keyboard until they have learned to engage in proper encyclopedia writing." - Jimmy Wales

"You know, I'm a big believer in touch and digital reading, but I still think that some mixture of voice, the pen and a real keyboard - in other words a netbook - will be the mainstream on that. quoted in" - Bill Gates

"Colour is a power which directly influences the soul. Colour is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammer, the soul is the strings.The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul." - Wassily Kandinsky

"Colour is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hands which plays touching one key or another purposively to cause vibrations in the Soul." - Wassily Kandinsky

"The irrepressible spirit that made his playing seem like good conversation is the Rubinstein legacy for pianists, if they can pick up their heads from the keyboard long enough to claim it." - Donal Henahan

"Critics first discounted Twitter's 140-character message limitation as gimmicky and restrictive. But little did they realize the constraint actually increased users' ability to create. A few keyboard taps and users were sharing.
" - Hooked

"After I write a sequence, I just open the script and then sit at the piano keyboard and "play" the script. (And because I also draw and paint, sometimes I sketch out the action as well.)" - Jeff Britting

"Music always turns into music. As soon as I play a key, push a key down, there's no theory any more. When I go and I hear a sound on the keyboard, all theories go out the window." - Keith Jarrett

"Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul." - Wassily Kandinsky

"First of all you are a writer, a writer is what you are, so it doesn't actually stop the moment you leave your desk, your computer, your keyboard, whatever. Something is operating the back of your mind." - Terry Pratchett

"Whenever I try to map things out they inevitably change. Which doesn't mean I don't map them out ? I just try to embrace the better ideas that come along as my fingers are flying around the keyboard mid-draft!" - Ransom Riggs

"The only bad days as a writer are the ones when you are too cowardly or too lazy to sit down at the keyboard and give it everything you have." - Chris Cleave

"I used to do all my programming on a BBC computer. It was limited to 16 tracks, and you used the keyboard, not a mouse, to input, but I was using it so long, I got quite fast at it." - Vince Clarke

"IM is interesting because you look at your buddy list and, at a glance, see what your friends are listening to, what they're working on, what they're doing. The problem was that you were bound to the computer keyboard." - Jack Dorsey

"I've always been fascinated with the juxtaposition of technology in music, not only in recording, but in the keyboard. It's amazing the way you can apply technology to an art form." - Geoff Downes

"On an iPhone, you touch on the digital keyboard and you know how the letter pops up and shows up bigger so you're making sure you're touching the correct letter? That's Nokia innovation." - Stephen Elop

"When Maurice touched a keyboard, it was like something from a movie, magical. He would always give you something from a movie, and you'd go, what did you just play... immediately inspirational writings, amazing. That's what we're going to miss." - Robin Gibb

"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

"After moving to England I did some recording and eventually formed an English band, this was together for quite a few years with only a keyboard replacement. The band had no name, just my name." - Suzi Quatro

"I learned to play piano in a rock n' roll context or band context from country records - you know, Floyd Cramer - and from the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and Stax. And none of those are keyboard records." - Benmont Tench

"My writing regimen is not very regimented. I tend to be a binge writer, working sometimes in the morning and sometimes all night. When I get going I like to hunch over the keyboard until I feel totally played out." - Jess Walter

"My desk is an antique with bookshelves built into the side. I've turned the drawer over to hold a keyboard. We live in a 100-year-old house, and I work in an apartment above the carriage house." - Jess Walter

"Never angrily rant into your web cam. While smashing a keyboard in half over a game of 'World of Warcraft' may seem totally justified in your head, to the rest of the known universe you look like a raging psychopath." - Ray William Johnson

"And I think it's a real challenge to be up there sometimes with only a keyboard if they don't have a grand piano... and to try to win people over that way. It's really hard." - Chantal Kreviazuk

"I'm basically a cocktail jazz kind of pianist. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a very good keyboard player. People think I think I'm good. I think I'm a very poor piano player." - Ray Manzarek

"One of my earliest memories is of bashing the keyboard with my hands, my chubby little baby hands, and I remember the sound hitting my face. It became my toy." - Christian Mckay

"Every so often, I'll get an idea from a dream, but most of the time, ideas come to me while I'm toiling away at the keyboard just like every other writer." - Jeaniene Frost

"I do music because I can just pick up my guitar and sing, and completely satisfy, instant gratification. I don't need a script, I don't people, I don't need anything, cameras, I just have myself and my guitar, or keyboard." - Jeremy Renner

"It's not easy to strap yourself down to a desk and bash on a keyboard when you know you can direct lots of films, because directing films is fun and interactive and gregarious. Writing isn't." - Guy Ritchie

"It's great if you can afford to carry a string section on the road with you, but most people are used to the idea of just a keyboard player creating those string sounds." - Todd Rundgren

"Beyond the hype, style, and speculation, the truth is that the iPad is really just another tablet device. A really big PDA, where a touchscreen does what a laptop's keyboard used to do." - Douglas Rushkoff

"I've learned you can't write on a computer on a bus. It jiggles too much, especially an Apple. The keyboard jiggles around too much, and there are too many typos." - Stephen Stills

"I compose my own stuff. I've been writing songs with words. I've been playing more on the keyboard because I can transpose it to sheet music on the computer." - Alicia Witt

"I like to start with an idea, but then again, I might be sitting at the keyboard, and just playing a bunch of chords that sound cool together, and something just inspires an idea from that." - Diane Warren



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