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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.

Courtney Love

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

Jon Stewart

I can't sing. Never been able to sing. I can't do voices very well. Every impression I do sounds the same. I can't dunk. Man, would I give anything to dunk. Just once.

W. H. Auden

Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.

Douglas MacArthur

My first recollection is that of a bugle call.

Lewis Carroll

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


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

Dan Quayle

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.

Carl Jung

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

Joseph Conrad

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.

Terri Guillemets

The best kind of alarm clock is the purring kind.

Charles Bukowski

Well, people got attatched. Once you cut the umbilical cord they attatched to the other things. Sight, sound, sex, money, mirages, mothers, masturbation, murder, and Monday morning hangovers.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Billy Joel

Musicians want to be the loud voice for so many quiet hearts.