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Quote Left Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, gear on up, it's bobsled time! Quote Right
Quote Left The future is ever a misted landscape, no man foreknows it, but at cyclical turns There is a change felt in the rhythm of events: Quote Right
Quote Left Who among us has not, in moments of ambition, dreamt of the miracle of a form of poetic prose, musical but without rhythm and rhyme, both supple and staccato enough to adapt itself to the lyrical movements of our souls, the undulating movements of ou Quote Right
Quote Left Rap is rhythm and poetry. Hip-hop is storytelling and poetry as well. Quote Right
Quote Left Music has often been compared with language itself, and the comparison is quite legitimate. While it combines easily with actual language, it also speaks a language of its own, which it has become a platitude to call universal. To understand the significance of the organizing factors of rhythm, melody, harmony, tone color and form, the analogy of a familiar language is helpful. Music has its own alphabet of only seven letters, as compared with the twenty-six of the English alphabet. Each of these letters represents a note, and just as certain letters are complete words in themselves, so certain notes may stand alone, with the force of a whole word. Generally, however, a note of music implies a certain harmony, and in most modern music the notes take the form of actual chords. So it may be said that a chord in music is analogous to a word in language. Several words form a phrase, and several phrases a complete sentence, and the same thing is true in music. Measured music corresponds to poetry, while the old unmeasured plain-song might be compared with prose. Quote Right
Quote Left I lay on the bowsprit, with the water foaming into spume under me, the masts with every sail white in the moonlight towering above me. I became drunk with the beauty and singing rhythm of it, and for a moment lost myself- actually lost my life. I was set free... dissolved in the sea, became white sails and flying spray, became beauty and rhythm and the high dim-starred sky... I belonged within a unity and joy to life itself. Quote Right
Quote Left Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity. Quote Right
Quote Left It will be hard to discover a better [method of education] than that which the experience of so many ages has already discovered, and this may be summed up as consisting in gymnastics for the body, and _music_ for the soul... For this reason is a musical education so essential; since it causes Rhythm and Harmony to penetrate most intimately into the soul, taking the strongest hold upon it, filling it with _beauty_ and making the man _beautiful-minded_. Quote Right
Quote Left Highly important in poetry is Rhythm, but the word means merely 'flow,' so that rhythm belongs to prose as well as to poetry. Good rhythm is merely a pleasing succession of sounds. Meter, the distinguishing formal mark of poetry and all verse, is merely rhythm which is regular in certainfundamental respects, roughly speaking is rhythm in which the recurrence of stressed syllables or of feet with definite time-values is regular. There is no proper connection either in spelling or in meaning between rhythm and rime (which is generally misspelled 'rhyme'). The adjective derived from'rhythm' is 'rhythmical'; there is no adjective from 'rime' except 'rimed.' The word 'verse' in its general sense includes all writing in meter. Poetry is that verse which has real literary merit. Quote Right
Quote Left Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul, on which they mightily fasten imparting grace. Quote Right
Quote Left I say in my book that a lot of the music our forebears created was written for rich, snotty, snobby people who had enough money to buy theatre tickets. There was a great deal of trivia, a shallow quality to things ... ... You know, that 'I've got rhythm, I've got ...', there's something about it that's not very serious, and at least popular music during our generation began crossing over into an area where it was saying something about the conditions that prevailed. Quote Right
Quote Left I don't feel at any point of the match that I really had any rhythm. I don't think I got nearly as many returns in today. ... It was a much more erratic match, where the points were just going fast. I didn't know quite what was going to happen. Quote Right
Quote Left What I so like about Poussin and Cezanne is their sense of organization. Ilike the way in which they develop space and shape in architecturalcontinuity - the rhythm across their paintings. When I paint a landscape, Iget the greatest pleasure out of composing it. As I paint, I try to work outa visual sonata form or a fugue, with realistic images. Quote Right
Quote Left My brain sang a rhythm I never dreamt to sing, "I will be gay and laugh and sing, he is going away." Quote Right
Quote Left Protestantism came and gave a great blow to the religious and ritualistic rhythm of the year, in human life. Non-conformity almost finished th... Quote Right
Quote Left Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It's the rhythm of your life. Its the expression in time and movement, in happiness, joy, sadness and envy.' Quote Right
Quote Left There is a rhythm to the ending of a marriage just like the rhythm of a courtship --only backward. You try to start again but get into blaming over and over. Finally you are both worn out, exhausted, hopeless. Then lawyers are called in to pick clean the corpses. The death has occurred much earlier. Quote Right
Quote Left Rhythm is the basis of life, not steady forward progress. The forces of creation, destruction, and preservation have a whirling, dynamic interaction. Quote Right
Quote Left The direct effect on our mind is achieved by the words, the text, the thought, which arouse consideration. Our will is directly affected by the super-objective, by other objectives, by a through line of action. Our feelings are directly worked upon by tempo-rhythm. Quote Right
Quote Left In our rhythm of earthly life we tire of light. We are glad when the day ends, when the play ends; and ecstasy is too much pain. Quote Right
Quote Left We grown-up people think that we appreciate music, but if we realized the sense that an infant has brought with it of appreciating sound and rhythm, we would never boast of knowing music. The infant is music itself. In the cradle it in moving its little arms and legs in a certain rhythm. And when our music falls on the ears of an infant it is of the lowest character compared with the music it is accustomed to. Quote Right
Quote Left There are periods in history when change is necessary, and other periods when it is better to keep everything for the time as it is. The art of life is to be in the rhythm of your age. Quote Right
Quote Left They came out and they zoned up and they trapped and they doubled, and we just continued to move the ball. It took me three quarters to kind of get the rhythm down on what they were trying to do defensively so I could go into attack mode in the fourth quarter. Quote Right
Quote Left Coming to terms with the rhythms of women's lives means coming to terms with life itself, accepting the imperatives of the body rather than the imperatives of an artificial, man-made, perhaps transcendentally beautiful civilization. Emphasis on the male work-rhythm is an emphasis on infinite possibilities; emphasis on the female rhythms is an emphasis on a defined pattern, on limitation. Quote Right
Quote Left It seems to me monstrous that anyone should believe that the jazz rhythm expresses America. Jazz rhythm expresses the primitive savage. Quote Right
Quote Left Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time. Quote Right
Quote Left To translate, one must have a style of his own, for otherwise the translation will have no rhythm or nuance, which come from the process of artistically thinking through and molding the sentences; they cannot be reconstituted by piecemeal imitation. The problem of translation is to retreat to a simpler tenor of one's own style and creatively adjust this to one's author. Quote Right
Quote Left The rhythm of the weekend, with its birth, its planned gaieties, and its announced end, followed the rhythm of life and was a substitute for it. Quote Right
Quote Left My brain sang a rhythm I never dreamt to sing, 'I will be gay and laugh and sing, he is going away.' Quote Right
Quote Left If Lamar plays like that in the playoffs, it will make us very difficult to beat. When he is taking his shots in rhythm, he is a handful. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Rhythm

Quote Left OPEN VERSE imagery,assonance,rhythm,sound symbolism of an intuitive of the self conscious in a crystallised convergence of the moment ,with punctuation implied by the form, interpretation by the reader changing according to mood, thus essentially fluid and inherently variable. Quote Right
Quote Left people that can't write poetry say it's either easy or they can't read with rhythm Quote Right
Quote Left Poetry is ambrosia for the human spirit, not just a rhyme and rhythm of words. Quote Right
Quote Left MUSIC is the rhythm of the earth, the voice of the heavens, and the universal language of the heart. Quote Right
Quote Left On life's rhythm... me thinks, tis not the notes that make my music, tis the pauses in between. Quote Right
Quote Left Poetry is every emotion you feel, every thought you think, everything you examine , every thing you witness ,just confined in the alluring , beautiful and rhythmic words Quote Right
Quote Left Where there is rhythm, there is life. Quote Right
Quote Left Poets are multi-tasked artisans--painting, sculpturing, writing, singing, playing and dancing with rhythm words the stage of creative truths. Quote Right
Quote Left Poetry has a rhythm like music. Everything in life has a rhythm. Quote Right
Quote Left When there is no way to return, no way to stay in this present, and taking too long to reach the future just put on the sunglasses of your Reality, look upwards, inhale the Beauty of the moment, exhale the ugliness in Evil and feel One with the Sacred Rhythm of Nature Quote Right