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Young Piper

Learning to play bagpipes - a breath of fresh air

Young Piper thanks to Bob McLaren

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Keep calm and bagpipe on. - Unknown

Where words fail, music speaks. - Hans Christian Anderson

Music is the shorthand of emotion. - Leo Tolstoy

He has Van Gogh's ear for music. - Billy Wilder

Inspiration is remembering the future. - Unknown

Canned music is like audible wallpaper. - Alistair Cooke

Extraordinary how potent cheap music is. - Noel Coward

Music is a means of rapid transportation. - John Cage

Wagner's music is better than it sounds. - Mark Twain

Country music is three chords and the truth. - Harlan Howard

Music is a higher revelation than philosophy. - Ludwig Van Beethoven

Music is well said to be the speech of angels. - Thomas Carlyle

Inspiration exists, but it must find you working. - Pablo Picasso

Without music, life is a journey through a desert. - Pat Conroy

I like your opera. I think I will set it to music. - Ludwig van Beethoven

Twelve highlanders and a bagpipe make a rebellion. - Scottish Proverb

Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music. - Ronald Reagan

You can't touch music, but music can touch you. - Mordecai

My dad's Irish music was such a huge influence. - Dido Armstrong

Life exists for the love of music or beautiful things. - G K Chesterton

Inspiration fires you up; motivation keeps you burning. - Stuart Aken

Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory. - Oscar Wilde

After Rossini dies, who will there be to promote his music? - Richard Wagner

My theory is that all of Scottish cuisine is based on a dare. - Mike Myers

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music. - Groucho Marx

The sweetest music in the world to every person is his own name. - Unknown

No one was ever great without some portion of divine inspiration. - Cicero

People haven't always been there for me, but music always has. - Taylor Swift

We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out. - Unknown

Amateurs wait for inspiration. The real pros get up and go to work. - Harvey Mackay

Country music has always been the best shrink that 15 bucks can buy. - Dierks Bentley

All music is folk music. I ain't never heard no horse sing a song. - Louis Armstrong

My metabolism stinks. I can gain weight just listening to dinner music. - Ron Dentinger

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. - Jack London

Amateurs wait for inspiration. The rest of us just get up and go to work. - Chuck Close

Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music. - William Stafford

My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Vladimir Nabokov

The trouble with dancing naked is that not everything stops when the music does. - Unknown

Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try. - Mary Kay Ash

Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity. - Bo Bennett

As far as single payer, it works in Canada. It works incredibly well in Scotland. - Donald Trump

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. - William Congreve

Film is one of the three universal languages, the other two: mathematics and music. - Frank Capra

My advice would be if you want to pursue a career in the music business, don't. - Simon Cowell

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. - Victor Hugo

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf. - Walter Lippmann

Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration? - George Eliot

Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it. - John Lennon

I have a difficult time doing an Irish accent; even now, it kind of fades slowly into Scottish. - Robin Williams

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

It is simply my life, music. I live it, breathe it, talk with it. I am almost unconscious of it. - Arthur Rubinstein

I think of inspiration as desire infused with spirit and topped with an almost reckless optimism. - Fred White

Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration. - Evan Esar

The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scotts as a joke, but the Scotts haven't seen the joke yet. - Oliver Herford

Whatever music sounds like, I am glad to say that it does not sound in the smallest degree like German. - Oscar Wilde

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything. - Plato

I have drawn inspiration from the Marine Corps, the Jewish struggle in Palestine and Israel, and the Irish. - Leon Uris

In a weird kind of way, music has afforded me an idealism and perfectionism that I could never attain as me. - Billy Corgan

Inspiration comes unawares, from unaccountable sources that have nothing to do with planning or intelligence. - Maurice Chevalier

What sounds to you like a big load of trashy noise... is in fact... the brilliant music of a genius... myself. - Iggy Pop

I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense. - Robert Frost

Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. - Charlie Parker

Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid. - Frank Zappa

Morals are an acquirement - like music, like a foreign language, like piety, poker, paralysis - no man is born with them. - Mark Twain

Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks. - Johann Gottfried Von Herder

Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common. - Sarah Dessen

If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of twenty-two, it would have changed the history of music... and of aviation. - Tom Stoppard

It is quite untrue that British people don't appreciate music. They may not understand it but they absolutely love the noise it makes. - Sir Thomas Beecham

Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words. - Franz Liszt

I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means put down. - Bob Newhart


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