Glimpse through these sound and noise quotes and know what famous men had to opine about auditory roller coaster. For more on famous sound and noise quotations and sayings, read on.

Sound & Noise Quotes

Sound is all around us and exists is various forms. But at times when the decibels hit enormously high, sound loses its sweetness and comes across as a ruckus to the ears. Think fire drill or shrill ring tone! Noise can be very taxing and can take its toll on your eardrums. There is nothing harmonious about unexpected, undesirable and sporadic sounds that just splits our eardrums and makes us bang our heads in irritation. Here is a list of famous sound and noise quotations and sayings by famous men to help you understand the thin line between sound and noise.

Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud.

- Herman Hesse

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

- Voltaire

Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.

- Alfred Hitchcock

People are going deaf because music is played louder and louder, but because they're going deaf, it has to be played louder still.

- Milan Kundera

If it's a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on.

- Alfred Hitchcock

I can't moan about any of it. I had a great time in the goldfish bow.

- Robert Plant

A "scream" is always just that - a noise and not music.

- Carl Jung

My vocal style I haven't tried to copy from anyone. It just developed until it became the girlish whine it is today.

- Robert Plant

In school, I could hear the leaves rustle and go on a journey.

- Clint Eastwood

Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.

- Noam Chomsky

He whom the gods love dies young, while he is in health, has his senses and his judgments sound.

- Titus

El Salvador is a democracy so it's not surprising that there are many voices to be heard here. Yet in my conversations with Salvadorans... I have heard a single voice.

- Dan Quayle

Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.

- George Orwell

All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.

- Homage to Catalonia , George Orwell

I think they should have a Barbie with a buzz cut .

- Ellen DeGeneres

Chicago sounds rough to the maker of verse. One comfort we have - Cincinnati sounds worse.

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Perhaps it sounds ridiculous, but the best thing that young filmmakers should do is to get hold of a camera and some film and make a movie of any kind at all.

- Stanley Kubrick

Names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth's marvels, beneath the dust of habit.

- The Satanic Verses , Salman Rushdie

My first recollection is that of a bugle call.

- Douglas MacArthur

I fell off my pink cloud with a thud.

- Elizabeth Taylor

Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is... the highway to success.

- Og Mandino

I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.

- Bill Hicks

I think there's something strangely musical about noise.

- Trent Reznor

We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.

- Abigail Adams

How about a little noise. How do you expect a man to putt?

- Babe Ruth

I want every girl in the world to pick up a guitar and start screaming.

- Courtney Love

Of course, I also attribute some of my hearing loss to being in the infantry in World War II. It's probably a combination of heredity and noise exposure.

- George Kennedy

The sound of 'gentle stillness' after all the thunder and wind have passed will the ultimate Word from God.

- Jim Elliot

I get terrible butterflies. Before I go onstage, I'll have to freak out for five minutes. I scream. It seems to help!

- Josh Groban

I like music that's more offensive. I like it to sound like nails on a blackboard, get me wild.

- Iggy Pop

Those who have virtue always in their mouths, and neglect it in practice, are like a harp, which emits a sound pleasing to others, while itself is insensible of the music.

- Diogenes

He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense.

- Joseph Conrad

It was a wrong number that started it, the telephone ringing three times in the dead of night, and the voice on the other end asking for someone he was not.

- Paul Auster

We are busy planning the launch of the channel. I am busy planning all kinds of events that go on the channel without me. I have started producing a sound for the channel.

- Howard Gardner

Darkness is to space what silence is to sound, i.e., the interval.

- Marshall McLuhan

The movie Spinal Tap rocked my world. It's for rock what The Sound of Music was for hills. They really nailed how dumb rock can be.

- Jack Black

Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves.

- The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition , Lewis Carroll

When I'm trying to go to sleep and there are little noises, like a clock ticking or a fan squeaking, it drives me completely insane.

- James Lafferty

I mean, the sound of an amplified guitar in a room full of people was so hypnotic and addictive to me, that I could cross any kind of border to get on there.

- Eric Clapton

The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls and tenements halls and whispered in the sounds of silence.

- Paul Simon

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