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Take Notes Quotes


"Take notes. Everything is copy." - Nora Ephron

"When your heart speaks, take good notes." - Judith Exner

"When your heart speaks, take good notes." - Judith Campbell

"I take notes like some people take drugs..." - Tim Ferriss

"A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair." - Robert Frost

"Consider what a romantic expedition you are on; take notes." - Anne Boyd

"I gotta take notes when things occur to me." - Jeff Bridges

"Relax and take notes while I take tokes of the marijuana smoke" - The Notorious Big

"Your job is to take notes, my job is to make that impossible." - Peter Rollins

"You should take notes whenever you hear interesting or original language." - Randa Abdel-Fattah

"What's the trick to writing a genuinely funny comedy? The trick is therapy. Take notes." - Lake Bell

"You should take notes whenever you hear interesting or original language." - Randa Abdelfattah

"When a regular person gets sick, they take an aspirin. When a writer gets sick, they take notes...." - Chuck Palahniuk

"I keep a journal and just kind of take notes. I don't really so much sit down and write songs - I just take a lot of notes, and sometimes I sit down and put them all together." - Courtney Barnett

"I feel like the great filmmakers who have a true voice, yeah they take the notes, they understand the notes, but it's really about the notes underneath the notes. When you do a test screening and somebody says, 'Well, I didn't like the love story,' but it was probably just too long." - Louis Leterrier

"Cincinnati needs to take notes from Houston. Houston fans are among the top five fans in the game." - Adam Dunn

"Hey 'Bachelor,' take notes! Trusting one another and sharing a journey to health leads to lasting relationships!" - Alison Sweeney

"I think whenever you're around Kanye [West], you gotta take notes. The advice is taking notes, because everything he does and everything he says is very detailed and very up front. He's always one hundred what he says." - Tyga

"There are notes between notes, you know." - Sarah Vaughan

"It's like telling Mozart that there are too many notes in an opera. Which one do you want us to take out?" - Gordon Bethune

"The worst letters come from retired high school English teachers. They will literally take a book and pick it to pieces and send me 14 pages of notes." - John Grisham

"There is plenty of time to argue with new ideas later. They key is to take careful notes first and debate second." - Jim Rohn

"DAGUERREOTYPE Will take the place of painting. (See PHOTOGRAPHY.) (From The Dictionary of Received Ideas, assembled from notes Flaubert made in the 1870s.)" - Gustave Flaubert

"One who in accordance with these notes will take pains in selecting his method of construction, may count upon having something that will last." - Vitruvius

"God not only sends special angels into our lives, but sometimes He even sends them back again if we forget to take notes the first time!" - Eileen Elias Freeman

"I probably got your mommy strung, niggas hear me and take more notes than conny chung, my clan plans to get julieanni hung." - Big L

"I don't go to games as much as I used to because of the NFL's Sunday Ticket. So I'll watch the games, take notes." - Steve Sabol

"I take almost no notes when I write. I have one notebook - this old green leather notebook that my dad gave me a decade ago." - Nicole Krauss

"I've been poked fun of throughout my career by fellow actors for my notes that I take. I have spiral notebooks that I carry with me on every project I do, and I take notes just so that if I have to relive a scene, if I have to go back, I know what I did." - Anna Chlumsky

"I take it so seriously as far as meditation, notes, visualization, preparation, everything. I take it a lot more serious than a lot of people that play this sport. I'm obsessed with the game that I play." - Jon Jones

"Don't play the notes. Play the meaning of the notes." - Pablo Casals

"Dont play any notes. Notes are for babies." - Sir Richard Bishop

"There are no wrong notes." - Miles Davis

"Composers combine notes, that's all." - Igor Stravinsky

"They say an elephant never forgets. Well, you are not an elephant. Take notes, constantly. Save interesting thoughts, quotations, films, technologies...the medium doesn't matter, so long as it inspires you. When you're stumped, go to your notes like a wizard to his spellbook. Mash those thoughts together. Extend them in every direction until they meet." - Aaron Koblin

"Poets, on the face of it, have either got to be easier or to write their own notes; readers have either got to take more trouble over reading or cease to regard notes as pretentious and a sign of bad poetry" - William Empson

"I'm not sure that I could give notes to someone that I revere. That's a general challenge of directing, giving notes to someone you revere. The other big contribution to this, which most people I show footage to take note of is Mauro Fiore's cinematography is unbelievable." - Shawn Anthony Levy

"They say an elephant never forgets. Well, you are not an elephant. Take notes, constantly. Save interesting thoughts, quotations, films, technologies...the medium doesn't matter, so long as it inspires you. When you're stumped, go to your notes like a wizard to his spellbook. Mash those thoughts together. Extend them in every direction until they meet." - Aaron Koblin

"'A Fair Maiden' existed in notes and sketches for perhaps a year. When I traveled, I would take along with me my folder of notes - 'ideas for stories.' Eventually, I began to write it and wrote it fairly swiftly - in perhaps two months of fairly intense writing and rewriting. Most of my time writing is really re-writing." - Joyce Carol Oates

"I work a lot; I love to compose, ponder, and take notes when preparing for a role. I cut all the scenes, collate the images, form the character and shape its personality, then I make meticulous notes and transcribe each scene on my notebook." - Julie Gayet

"To me, the biggest notes and the longest notes are the easiest notes." - Jennifer Hudson

"Read. As much as you can. As deeply and widely and nourishingly and -irritatingly as you can. And the good things will make you remember them, so you won't need to take notes." - A.L. Kennedy

"The U.S. should take notes: Government overspending and a campaign of alienating investors and small business isn't really the best way to boost the economy or overcome massive unemployment." - Oliver DeMille

"If you owe too much on American Express, and your Diner's Club notes are too hard, take a loan on your Visa, and pay it off with your MasterCard!" - Nipsey Russell

"If you owe too much on American Express, and your Diner's Club notes are too hard, take a loan on your Visa, and pay it off with your MasterCard!" - Nipsey Russell

"When we ever invited the beast to dinner he didn't come in and swipe the napkins and start taking notes on the tablecloth 'bout how to take over the whole house?" - Toni Cade Bambara

"For me, when I watch something without music, I'm instantly thinking, "Okay, what am I going to do here? How am I going to convey this?" I take notes and really think about that." - Joseph Trapanese

"If a piece requires some specific inflection, I'll record it. I take a lot of notes, and later categorize them, combining them alongside existing ideas, and eventually put a piece together." - George Carlin

"There is nothing to be done. Just make sure nothing is wasted. Take notes. Remember it all, every insult, every tear. Tattoo it on the inside of your mind." - Janet Finch

"Why it's okay for people to tape the shows? Because even so, there's no way you can bottle up the experience. You can take the notes home, but that experience is one you have to be there." - Jerry Garcia

"Read. As much as you can. As deeply and widely and nourishingly and irritatingly as you can. And the good things will make you remember them, so you won't need to take notes." - A.L. Kennedy

"Too often we take notes on writing, we think about writing but never do it. I want you to walk into the heart of the storm, written words dripping off hair, eyelids, hanging from hands." - Natalie Goldberg

"Here, class attendance is expected and students are required to take notes, which they are tested on. What is missing, it seems to me, is the use of knowledge, the practical training." - Harrison Salisbury

"I was not allowed to take notes but my friend and I memorised those two and a half pages. Most people talked to me because of the warning. They knew this book was not going to be the official line." - Jung Chang

"Mozart wrote so many works in his thirty-five years that it would take a lifetime just to write out the notes. We literally do not know how he did it." - Lukas Foss

"Sometimes songwriters and singers forget that. They get a melody in their head and the notes will take precedence, so that they wind up forcing a word onto a melody. It doesn't ring true." - Don Henley

"They say an elephant never forgets. Well, you are not an elephant. Take notes, constantly. Save interesting thoughts, quotations, films, technologies... the medium doesn't matter, so long as it inspires you." - Aaron Koblin

"When I am reading for research and making notes, I use a cleverly designed curved lap-desk, and I sit up dutifully, mindful of ergonomics and suchlike concepts. When reading for pleasure, I take advantage of the 'recline' in recliner." - Guy Gavriel Kay

"I really consider myself a writer, and a writer who is sometimes a social critic. I'm not an ideologue, I don't join a party. I follow along and take notes. Sometimes I throw in my two cents." - Anne Roiphe

"Why take notes? The obvious reason is to remember. Visual note-taking translates what we hear into pictures that give context, color, and meaning. By adding symbols, visual metaphors, likenesses of people, and room layouts, we add several dimensions." - Tom Wujec

"I never take any notes or draw charts or make elaborate diagrams, but I hold an image of the shape of a book in my head and work from that mental hologram." - Jonathan Lethem

"You take the pen, and the lines dance. You take the flute and the notes shimmer. You take the brush, and the colors sing. So all things have meaning and beauty in that space beyond time where you are. How, then, can I hold back anything from you?" - Dag Hammarskjold

"When employees tell you about their good ideas for the business, don't limit your response to asking questions, taking notes and following up. If you can, ask those people to lead their projects and take responsibility for them. From those experiences, they will then have built the confidence to take on more and you can take a further step back." - Richard Branson

"I feel guilty when people say I'm the greatest on the scene. What's good or bad doesn't matter to me; what does matter is feeling and not feeling. If only people would take more of a true view and think in terms of feelings. Your name doesn't mean a damn, it's your talents and feelings that matter. You've got to know much more than just the technicalities of notes; you've got to know what goes between the notes." - Jimi Hendrix

"When you can sit down with a plain sheet of paper in front of you and make some notes, and, little by little, you see it take shape and become a concept for a movie or a TV show. That's a real thrill. You watch it go from notes on a paper to a meeting with writers and directors and actors. I can't think of anything that's more exciting." - Stan Lee

"I played the wrong wrong notes." - Thelonious Monk

"Notes are expensive... spend them wisely" - B B King

"The piano ain't got no wrong notes." - Thelonious Monk

"Music is the space between the notes." - Claude Debussy

"Music is the silence between the notes." - Claude Debussy

"He listens well who takes notes." - Dante Alighieri

"I'm known for my handwritten notes." - Pamela Anderson

"When mayors get together they probably have better conversations and have better notes to share about running different cities, and just do what suits. Basically, like when you combine all the religions and take the best bits, you should be able to combine all the cities and take the best bits, the information, the tried and tested things." - Mia

"Pretty much, the writer's in charge in theater. Of course you're in charge with the director, but no one can change your words. People can give you notes, but you don't have to take them. In Hollywood you take them and you cash your check and that's your job. It's very different." - David Lindsayabaire

"The silence between two notes is as beautiful and meaningful as the notes themselves." - Joseph Curiale

"You can't speak Music with notes alone, but you can speak Music without notes at all!" - Victor Wooten

"Silence is very important. The silence between the notes are as important as the notes themselves." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"It's not the notes you play, it's the notes you don't play." - Miles Davis

"There are no wrong notes in jazz: only notes in the wrong places." - Miles Davis

"People don't take trips . . . trips take people." - John Steinbeck

"I sit down and watch videos. I take notes. That's when that inspiration comes - the moment that makes sense of my profession. The instant I know, for sure, that I've got it. I know how to win. It's the moment that my job becomes truly meaningful." - Pep Guardiola

"I don't take notes; I don't outline, I don't do anything like that. I just flail away at the goddamn thing. I'm a salami writer. I try to write good salami, but salami is salami. You can't sell it as caviar." - Stephen King

"It's too bad failures don't give seminars. Wouldn't that be valuable? If you meet a guy who has messed up his life for forty years, you've just got to say, 'John, if I bring my journal and promise to take good notes, would you spend a day with me?'" - Jim Rohn

"You do a draft and you get more notes. You start to get the feeling that this either isn't going to happen or it is going to take a really long time to happen, and I never felt that with this [the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo]." - Steven Zaillian

"I am thankful for small mercies. I compared notes with one of my friends who expect everything of the universe, and is disappointed when anything is less than the best, and I found that I begin at the other extreme, expecting nothing, and am always full of thanks for moderate good. . . . If we will take the good we find, . . . we shall have heaping measures. . . ." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"When I take up a book I have read before, I know what to expect; the satisfaction is not lessened by being anticipated. I shake hands with, and look our old tried and valued friend in the face, - compare notes and chat the hour away." - William Hazlitt

"Shout now! The months with loud acclaim, Take up the cry and send it forth; May breathing sweet her Spring perfumes, November thundering from the North. With hands upraised, as with one voice, They join their notes in grand accord; Hail to December! say they all, It gave to Earth our Christ the Lord!" - J. K. Hoyt

"The music is used as a backdrop. I take the kundalini and I play against the notes with it. I do a light show inwardly and outwardly with the vortexes of energy as you sit there. It's no big deal. It's just what I do." - Frederick Lenz

"Dan Reynolds isn't ashamed to admit he hears 'things' others cannot. It has haunted his every walking moment for years. He doesn't like to talk about it much, but the voices in his head have become his constant companion. And when his inner muse speaks, Reynolds is quick to take notes." - David Dunn

"Too many musicians rush through everything with too many notes. I need time to take the picture. A ballad should be a ballad. It's important to understand what the song is saying, and learn how to tell the story. It takes time. I can't rush it. I really can't rush it." - Shirley Horn

"Among the social sciences, economists are the snobs. Economics, with its numbers and graphs and curves, at least has the coloration and paraphernalia of a hard science. It's not just putting on sandals and trekking out to take notes on some tribe." - Michael Kinsley

"If your going to learn to play lead guitar, get an electric guitar .. it doesn't have to be an expensive one .. acoustic guitars aren't good for learning lead, because you can't play up very high on the neck and they take heavier-gauge strings which makes it hard to bend notes" - Eddie Van Halen

"When I take up a book I have read before, I know what to expect; the satisfaction is not lessened by being anticipated. I shake hands with, and look our old tried and valued friend in the face,-compare notes and chat the hour away." - William Hazlitt

"I didn't drink in the essence of the classroom. I didn't take legible notes or dance all night. I thought I would marry my boyfriend and grow old and sick of him. I thought I would keep my friends, and we'd make different, new memories. None of that happened. Better things happened." - Lena Dunham

"The writer who is a mother should, I think, record everything she can: make notes, keep journals, take photographs, use a tape recorder, and remind herself that there is a subject so incalculably vast significance to humanity, about which virtually nothing is known because writers have not been mothers." - Alicia Ostriker

"A lot of the musicians asked me if when I hit my high-Cs on the records I had a clarinet take the notes. Some [thought] I had invented some kind of gadget so I could play high register. They weren't satisfied until they handed me a trumpet that they had with them and had me swing it. Then they cheered." - Louis Armstrong

"Your mission is to document and observe the world around you as if you've never seen it before. Take notes. Collect things you find on your travels. Document your findings. Notice patterns. Copy. Trace. Focus on one thing at a time. Record what you are drawn to." - Keri Smith

"When I'm talking to somebody, I'll put a piece of paper on the table and I'll write what I call a conversation summary - notes about the conversation on the piece of paper. At the end of the conversation, I'll take a picture on my phone and give the other person the original piece of paper." - Edward Boyden

"It's one of my favorite times of day. I'll have an array of notes, things that I want to think about. Something will start to take shape, and I'll play around with it. It's not usually an intense time. It's sort of a playful time. But it's when some really good thoughts arise." - Lynne Rae Perkins

"I try to take notes of things that happen that I think are important or interesting or just little tidbits here and there that happen in life. And some of it's even just one line or like a saying and I just go off that." - Courtney Barnett

"I didn't use anybody's story. I used the context and the structure of the situation. People were so, so desperate to tell their story and begin to digest their experience - like turning it into a story - that after the fist few weeks I could go with a pad and pencil and take notes. People didn't seem at all bothered by that." - Chuck Palahniuk

"I'm learning how to work my voice. I got some songs that you probably wouldn't even know it's me singing on there. I will sit there and take 20 takes until I hit that note right. It's different on stage - you've got to hit the notes that one time." - Dreezy

"I'm not an amazing trumpet player. It's mostly smoke and mirrors. You shake the trumpet and it starts to vibrate in a ridiculous drunken way, or you flop notes at the right time and you don't have to play stuff that would take seven years to learn." - Zach Condon

"I don't think that if I had spent the time that I was in, say, Belgrade, writing about my time in Trieste, which is where I had just been, that would have been productive. I told myself: take extensive notes while you're there, do the research part of it, and then pray, pray, the muses will be available when the actual 'ready' happens." - Jessa Crispin

"Don Donald was clearly accustomed to addressing people whose only way of responding was to nod worshipfully and take notes. He did not, in other words, leave a lot of breaks in his testimony to allow for discussion. For the moment, that was fine, since it made it easier for Richard to drink." - Neal Stephenson

"Sometimes I just listen to classical pieces of music to take me away from my work. That's what I kind of do to wash away the notes that I've been working on all day. As human beings we need to sleep so that's kind of one of my little tricks." - Aaron Zigman

"But do you know that every day there are people that are literally leaving their children at the doors of the Greek Orthodox Church, with notes around their necks saying, 'We cannot afford to feed or look after these children, please take them from us.' Can you imagine that?" - Nigel Farage

"The beauty of having a studio is I can go in and record any time I want to, so you can always put down your ideas or whatever. You use your voice recorder and, you know, take your voice notes down and just preserve all the little jewels and gems when you're in there, putting that song together." - Big Boi

"Love After Love all your life, whom you have ignored for another, who knows you by heart. Take down the love letters from the bookshelf, the photographs, the desperate notes, peel your own image from the mirror. Sit. Feast on your life." - Derek Walcott

"You may want to keep a commonplace book which is a notebook where you can copy parts of books you think are in code, or take notes on a series of events you may have observed that are suspicious, unfortunate, or very dull. Keep your commonplace book in a safe place, such as underneath your bed, or at a nearby dairy." - Daniel Handler

"Do not let yourself get in your own way. Don't judge yourself and knock yourself down. There is enough of that out there already. Remember: you are an artist, and you bring something special to this craft. Take in notes and criticism, but don't let them define you. Don't try to become a watered down version of yourself." - Valerie Azlynn

"Truman Capote famously claimed to have nearly absolute recall of dialogue and used his prodigious memory as an excuse never to take notes or use a tape recorder, but I suspect his memory claims were just a useful cover to invent dialogue whole cloth." - Joshua Foer

"When I start getting close to the end of a novel, something registers in the back of my mind for the next novel, so that I usually don't write, or take notes. And I certainly don't begin. I just allow things to percolate for a while." - Richard Russo

"When an attacker fails with one person, they often go to another person. The key is to report the attack to other departments. Workers should know to act like they are going along with what the hacker wants and take copious notes so the company will know what the hacker is trying to find." - Kevin Mitnick

"When you're creating a fragrance, you're always thinking about what you want that first smell to be, that first reaction. It's a sensation, like a symphony with all of those layers and notes. I love the way it changes and the way it dries down. The fun thing about scent is that it's unique to everyone; pheromones take on a new scent." - Lwren Scott

"I love jotting down ideas for my blog, so I doodle or take notes on all kinds of stuff that inspires me: the people I meet, boutiques I visit, a florist that just gave me a great idea for an interior-design project, things like that." - Maria Sharapova

"I don't take notes. I don't have any notebooks. I keep on trying to do that because it seems like a very writerly thing to do, but my mind doesn't work that way. I tend to get the idea for a novel in a big splash." - Zadie Smith

"To me, the newspaper business was a way to learn about life and how things worked in the real world and how people spoke. You learn all the skills - you learn to listen, you learn to take notes - everything you use later as a novelist was valuable training in the newspaper world. But I always wanted to write novels." - Carl Hiaasen

"I used to take formal notes in lines of blue, and underline the key words in red, and I realised I needed only the key words and the idea. Then to bring in connections, I drew arrows and put in images and codes. It was a picture outside my head of what was inside my head - 'mind map' is the language my brain spoke." - Tony Buzan

"I don't have a drawer full of ideas. I kind of look around and take notes and wonder what could actually be a whole movie. And each time, I think I'm going to do it more commercial this time; I'm going to get a big budget and make it. But I always come up with some small idea." - Nicole Holofcener

"I must tell you I take terrible risks. Because my playing is very clear, when I make a mistake you hear it. If you want me to play only the notes without any specific dynamics, I will never make one mistake. Never be afraid to dare." - Vladimir Horowitz

"Most of us live for the critic, and he lives on us. He doesn't sacrifice himself. He gets so much a line for writing a criticism. If the birds should read the newspapers, they would all take to changing their notes. The parrots would exchange with the nightingales, and what a farce it would be!" - William Morris Hunt

"After my husband died, I could not write much - I could not concentrate. I was too exhausted most of the time even to contemplate writing. But I did take notes - not for fiction, but for a journal, or diary, of this terrible time. I did not think that I would ever survive this interlude." - Joyce Carol Oates

"Everyone you meet has a part to play in your story. And while some may take a chapter, others a paragraph, and most will be no more than scribbled notes in the margins, someday, you'll meet someone who will become so integral to your life, you'll put their name in the title." - Unknown

"Take calculated risks." - George S Patton

"Be unfashionable. Take risks." - Paul Arden

"Champions take responsibility." - Billie Jean King

"Take my prostate, please!" - Bill Allred

"I take vitamins." - Hillary Clinton

"Music has seven letters, writing has twenty-six notes" - Joseph Joubert

"If you stopped playing notes, Music would still exist." - Victor Wooten

"Thy liquid notes that close the eye of day." - John Milton

"Some people are heroes. And some people jot down notes." - Terry Pratchett

"Pound notes are the best religion in the world." - Brendan Behan

"A child playing air guitar plays no wrong notes" - Victor Wooten

"You've got to know what goes between the notes." - Jimi Hendrix

"[On the music of Richard Strauss:] Too many notes!" - Nadia Boulanger

"False notes can be forgiven, false music cannot." - Nadia Boulanger

"The only notes that matter come in a wad" - John Lydon

"I choose such notes that love one another." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"Always look out for the little notes?like minorities." - William Boughton

"Music is in the space between the notes." - Claude Debussy

"I'm a pretty romantic person, I love little notes." - Shailene Woodley

"Hunter Thompson wrote suicide notes all his life." - William McKeen

"Silence is the fabric upon which the notes are woven." - Lawrence Duncan

"I read a lot of 'Spark Notes' in high school." - Lauren Conrad

"Sometimes I write notes that I have difficulty singing." - Elvis Costello

"I never use notes, they interfere with me." - Ken Blanchard

"Over the years with movies, I've given directors notes." - Harvey Weinstein

"Definition of lecture: An art of transmitting Information from the notes of the lecturer to the notes of students without passing through the minds of either. Definition of conference: The confusion of one man multiplied by the number present Definition of office: A place where you can relax after your strenuous home life. "What people say about me behind my back is none of my business."" - RuPaul



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