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sounds Quotes

15 of the best book quotes about sounds
  1. #1
    “Sully strains to say his phrases,
    sickened by the sounds he raises,
    strings of thoughts come out in knots,
    he solves his sentences like mazes.
    At night, he writes his thoughts instead
    and sighs as they steadily rush from his head.”
  2. #2
    “The Sages gave to the Supreme the name A-U-M which stands as the root of all language. The first letter ‘A’ is the mother-sound, being the natural sound uttered by every creature when the throat is opened, and no sound can be made without opening the throat. The last letter ‘M,’ spoken by closing the lips, terminates all articulation. As one carries the sound from the throat to the lips, it passes through the sound ‘U.’ These three sounds therefore cover the whole field of possible articulate sound. Their combination is called the Akshara or the imperishable word, the Sound-Brahman or the Word God, because it is the most universal name which can be given to the Supreme.”
  3. #3
    “‘Not a sound but the wind,’ he said. ‘There are no goblins near, or my ears are made of wood.’”
  4. #4
    “It was a low, dull, quick sound – much such a sound as a watch makes when enveloped in cotton.”
  5. #5
    “Read this to yourself. Read it silently.
    Don’t move your lips. Don’t make a sound.
    Listen to yourself. Listen without hearing anything.
    What a wonderfully weird thing, huh?”
  6. #6
    “I am the rest between two notes
    which, struck together, sound discordantly,
    because death’s note would claim a higher key.
    But in the dark pause, trembling, the notes meet,
    harmonious.
    And the song continues sweet.”
  7. #7
    “I stood in that room for a long time, watching the sunlight and listening to the sounds on the street outside. I stood there, tasting the room and the sunlight and the sounds, and thinking of the long hospital ward. . . Somehow everything had changed. I had spent five days in a hospital and the world around seemed sharpened now and pulsing with life.”
  1. #8
    “He thought: Peaceful sound. Peaceful place…. He thought: Best of an island is once you get there—you can’t go any farther … you’ve come to the end of things…. He knew, suddenly, that he didn’t want to leave the island.”
  2. #9
    “Some people look like they sound better than they actually sound, because they look confident and have good posture.”
  3. #10
    “When you’re falling in a forest and there’s nobody around
    Do you ever really crash, or even make a sound?”
  4. #11
    “It was barely audible, yet it stopped them dead, so that they stood paralyzed on the trail with their jaws hanging slackly.”
  5. #12
    “Sutra 1.27: tasya vâcakah prañavah”
    Translation: Isvara is the Sanskrit word for pure awareness, and is represented by the sound of OM, the universal vibration that connects us all.
  6. #13
    “She laughed and the ringing bells in her laugh had a hard metallic sound.”
  7. #14
    “And then Kino’s brain cleared from its red concentration and he knew the sound – the keening, moaning, rising hysterical cry from the little cave in the side of the stone mountain, the cry of death.”
  8. #15
    “Your soul once sat on an easel on my knee.
    For ages I have been sketching you
    With myriad shapes of sounds and light;”

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