Drum Quotes

[wpsm_quote author=”Adam Clayton” float=”none” width=”100%”]The drums tell me everything. Everything else registers a millisecond later.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”African Proverb” float=”none” width=”100%”]He that beats the drum for the mad man to dance is no better than the mad man himself.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”African Proverb” float=”none” width=”100%”]Untouched drums are silent.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Albert Pike” float=”none” width=”100%”]Less glory is more liberty. When the drum is silent, reason sometimes speaks.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Andy Hertzfeld” float=”none” width=”100%”]Part of Steve’s job was to drum into us how important what we were doing actually would be to the world. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Archie Shepp” float=”none” width=”100%”]In rap music, even though the element of poetry is very strong, so is the element of the drum, the implication of the dance. Without the beat, its commercial value would certainly be more tenuous.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Arthur Koestler” float=”none” width=”100%”]The most persistent sound which reverberates through man’s history is the beating of war drums.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Billy Higgins” float=”none” width=”100%”]You know the drum was the first instrument besides the human voice.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Bob Newhart” float=”none” width=”100%”]When you’re going for a joke, you’re stuck out there if it doesn’t work. There’s nowhere to go. You’ve done the drum role and the cymbal clash and you’re out on the end of the plank.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Buddha” float=”none” width=”100%”]In a world become blind, I beat the drum of the Deathless.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Buddy Rich” float=”none” width=”100%”]But, I don’t think any arranger should ever write a drum part for a drummer because if a drummer can’t create his own Interpretation of the chart and he plays everything that’s written, he becomes mechanical; he has no freedom.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Chad Smith” float=”none” width=”100%”]Drums all have their own particulars – each drum has a place where they sound the best – where they ring out and resonate the best, and the head surface isn’t too loose or too tight, mainly so you get a good rebound off of the head.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Charles Baudelaire” float=”none” width=”100%”]To the solemn graves, near a lonely cemetery, my heart like a muffled drum is beating funeral marches.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Charles Wolfe” float=”none” width=”100%”]Not a drum was heard, not a funeral note, As his corse to the rampart we hurried.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Chet Baker” float=”none” width=”100%”]It takes a pretty good drummer to be better than no drummer at all.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Chick Corea” float=”none” width=”100%”]I enjoy playing the band as the band. I be the whole band and I’m playing the drums, I’m playing the guitar, I’m playing the saxophone. To me, the most wonderful thing about playing music is that.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Chinese Proverb” float=”none” width=”100%”]A good drum does not require hard beating. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Chinese Proverb” float=”none” width=”100%”]Beat your drum inside the house to spare the neighbors. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Chinua Achebe” float=”none” width=”100%”]There was a saying in Umuofia that as a man danced so the drums were beaten for him.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Chinua Achebe” float=”none” width=”100%”]Whatever music you beat on your drum there is somebody who can dance to it.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Christopher Marlowe” float=”none” width=”100%”]Strike up the drum and march courageously.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Cyndi Lauper” float=”none” width=”100%”]Secrets stolen from deep inside….the drum beats out of time.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Damien Chazelle” float=”none” width=”100%”]My version of a stress dream is, really, showing up on a concert stage with a drum set and not knowing the chart.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Don Henley” float=”none” width=”100%”]Some records with drum machines on them sound phony and plastic. It all depends on how you use the tools. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”E. E. Cummings” float=”none” width=”100%”]There is no music unless the drum and the drummer are one.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Eugene Field” float=”none” width=”100%”]With big tin trumpet and little red drum, / Marching like soldiers, the children come! / It ‘s this way and that way they circle and file— / My! but that music of theirs is fine! / This way and that way, and after a while / They march straight into this heart of mine![/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Evelyn Glennie” float=”none” width=”100%”]It’s the things that you notice when you’re not actually with your instrument that, in fact, become so interesting, and that you – you want to explore, through this tiny tiny surface of a drum.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Evelyn Glennie” float=”none” width=”100%”]My favorite instrument is the snare drum. In Scotland, the snare drum is very prominent in Highland bands. The Scottish style of playing is in my blood. It’s a very powerful instrument, but it can also be soothing, like velvet. It’s a real challenge for composers.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Fiona Apple” float=”none” width=”100%”]What’s really good is African drum music. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Fran Lebowitz” float=”none” width=”100%”]If thine enemy offends thee, give his child a drum. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Francis Arinze” float=”none” width=”100%”]There is no dogma that the organ or harmonium can be used in church, but not the drum.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”George M. Cohan” float=”none” width=”100%”]Over there, over there, / Send the word, send the word over there / That the Yanks are coming, the Yanks are coming, / The drums rum-tumming everywhere. / So prepare, say a prayer, / Send the word, send the word to beware. / We’ll be over, we’re coming over / And we won’t come back till it’s over, over there. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Gillian Zinser” float=”none” width=”100%”]I’m inspired by anyone who’s honest in their own expression, people who truly beat to the rhythm of their own drum. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Henry David Thoreau” float=”none” width=”100%”]If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Isabel Yosito” float=”none” width=”100%”]The heart jungle drum beat finds its voice in love and matchsticks. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”James Whitcomb Riley” float=”none” width=”100%”]O the drum! / There is some / Intonation in thy grum / Monotony of utterance that strikes the spirit dumb, / As we hear / Through the clear / And unclouded atmosphere, / Thy palpitating syllables roll in upon the ear![/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Janna Levin” float=”none” width=”100%”]Black holes can bang against space-time as mallets on a drum and have a very characteristic song. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jean Giraudoux” float=”none” width=”100%”]As soon as war is declared it will be impossible to hold the poets back. Rhyme is still the most effective drum.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Joseph Joubert” float=”none” width=”100%”]The sound of the drum drives out thought; for that very reason it is the most military of instruments. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jungle Jim” float=”none” width=”100%”]In the jungle, drums are newspapers, radio, telephone and Western Union all wrapped up in one.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Kahlil Gibran” float=”none” width=”100%”]You can muffle the drum, and you can loosen the strings of the lyre, but who shall command the skylark not to sing. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Keith Moon” float=”none” width=”100%”]To get your playing more forceful, hit the drums harder.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ken Kesey” float=”none” width=”100%”]He who marches out of line hears another drum.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Korean Proverb” float=”none” width=”100%”]A big drum makes a big sound. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Levon Helm” float=”none” width=”100%”]Drums usually seem to tune themselves.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Levon Helm” float=”none” width=”100%”]With horns and a full rhythm section, the drums always looked like the best seat in the house.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Malin Akerman” float=”none” width=”100%”]How can you not love a man banging on the drums? He knows how to keep a rhythm.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Michael Franti” float=”none” width=”100%”]The harder they hit us, the louder we become, kind of like the skin on a drum.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Neil Peart” float=”none” width=”100%”]If you’ve got a problem, take it out on a drum.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Neil Peart” float=”none” width=”100%”]When Mr. Ludwig invented the bass-drum pedal, that’s what made the drum set possible. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Nick Cave” float=”none” width=”100%”]There are methods to creating a mayhem that sounds different from your usual mayhem. Because mayhem and a heavy drum backbeat end up sounding like Green Day or something. But if you put a different beat within it to create some air and lightness, the chaos comes through better.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Pharrell Williams” float=”none” width=”100%”]Alber Elbaz is just a genius. He’ll be in a dinner jacket and he doesn’t care what time of day it is: I love that about him. He just marches to the beat of his own drum.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Philip Selway” float=”none” width=”100%”]Anything that broadens your musicality always moves the way you write drum or guitar parts. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”PROVERBS” float=”none” width=”100%”]The big drum only sounds well from afar.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Shannon L. Alder” float=”none” width=”100%”]Music is the beat of a drum that keeps time with our emotions.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Sid” float=”none” width=”100%”]Drum is the most seductive musical instrument. Its rhythm reminds us of our beating heart. Its sound clears our mind. We let go of our rational self. Drumstick up – the heart flutters. Drumstick down – the mind awakens.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Simon Sinek” float=”none” width=”100%”]Don’t quit. Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can’t see it. Listen to your drum and your drum only. It’s the one that makes the sweetest sound. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Stephen Marley” float=”none” width=”100%”]Music is like a conversation. One person says one thing that speaks with a harmonica, with a bass, with a drum. They’re all conversating, and we’re just trying to find a way to make conversation rather than blah, blah, blah. But it’s not really so hard a thing to do if you know the way to approach it.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Steven Adler” float=”none” width=”100%”]The golden rule of drums is hands clapping and feet tapping, and when you are in and out of consciousness, you can’t do that to best of your ability.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Susannah Centlivre” float=”none” width=”100%”]He is as melancholy as an unbraced drum.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Thomas Carlyle” float=”none” width=”100%”]The insignificant, the empty, is usually the loud; and after the manner of a drum, is louder even because of its emptiness. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Thomas Morell” float=”none” width=”100%”]See, the conquering hero comes! / Sound the trumpets, beat the drums![/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Tom Althouse” float=”none” width=”100%”]Life follows a rhythm and we hold the drum. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Tom Springfield” float=”none” width=”100%”]Like a drum my heart was beating, And your kiss was sweet as wine, But the joys of love are fleeting For Pierrot and Columbine.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Tom Stoppard” float=”none” width=”100%”]When you write, it’s making a certain kind of music in your head. There’s a rhythm to it, a pulse, and on the whole, I’m writing to that drum rather than the psychological process.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Tommy Lee” float=”none” width=”100%”]The drums are about gravity. Your hand naturally falls down on the drums as you hit them.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Tommy Lee” float=”none” width=”100%”]The quad toms are a completely different animal than the standard drum set/trap kit. Playing wise and stylistically, they are two different beasts. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”unknown” float=”none” width=”100%”]A drummer is never late nor is he early he hits his count precisely when he means to.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Xun Zi” float=”none” width=”100%”]The drum is surely the lord of music, is it not?[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Yoruga Proverb” float=”none” width=”100%”]The day the drum begins to beat the drummer is the day he should seek another employment. [/wpsm_quote]