Sound Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old sound quotes, sound sayings, and sound proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Sound is the vocabulary of nature. Pierre Schaeffer
A sound like a sound of thunder rolled, and the heart of a nation stirred William Ross Wallace
All the sounds of the earth are like music. Oscar Hammerstein
The sound of the orchestra is one of the most magnificent musical sounds that has ever existed. Chick Corea
The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness. Milan Kundera
Sound unbound by nature becomes bounded by art. Dejan Stojanovic
Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue. Plato
Sound is the most absorbent medium of all, soaking up histories and philosophical systems and physical surroundings and encoding them in something so slight as a single vocal quaver or icy harpsichord interjection. Geoffrey O'Brien
The sound circulated like an autonomous being whose tentacles needed to experience a sensitive awareness of the terrain Ondjaki
Sound is the force of creation, the true whole. Music then, becomes the voice of the great cosmic oneness and therefore the optimal way to reach this final state of healing. Hazrat Inayat Khan
Rhythm and sounds are born with syllables. Jean Philippe Rameau
Sound strategy starts with having the right goal. Michael Porter
Music or sound in a film is a character as important as another character. Melvin Van Peebles
Sound is a movement which is handed on from atom to atom in a gas through which the sound is passing, just as a chain of workers pass buckets of water to a fire. The quicker the workers move their hands and arms, the quicker the water moves. William Henry Bragg
Sound is a huge influence on people's attention. Walter Murch
Sound will be the medicine of the future. Edgar Cayce
The sound is the key; audiences will accept visual discontinuity much more easily than they'll accept jumps in the sound. If the track makes sense, you can do almost anything visually. Paul Hirsch
Sound is one of the best most powerful tools. All the ancient traditions confirm that in the beginning was the word. Sound sort of predates form. MC Yogi
The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach. Henry Beston
Nature is sound in many forms and states of existence. Joao Mendes
Sound travels farthest as music; the most telling form of truth is poetry. George Iles
Sound intelligence promises victory in every battle. Chuang Tzu
Divine sound is the cause of all manifestation. The knower of the mystery of sound knows the mystery of the whole universe. Hazrat Inayat Khan
Sounds mean nothing without music. Jerry Goldsmith
Every mood of the wind, every change in the day's weather, every phase of the tide—all these have subtle sea musics all their own. Henry Beston
The sound of the sea is the most time-effacing sound there is. The centuries reroll in a cloud and the earth becomes green again when you listen, with eyes shut, to the sea. E.B. White
The sound of the windlass pawls always thrills me— it's the sound of getting underway; maybe to far places, adventure, what the whole thing is about. R.D. Culler
Sound works enormously, deeply, and it doesn't always travel through the intellect. It's a poetic way to speak to someone. Yves Yersin
Sound is only an element of the spectator's regard. But the sound, paradoxically, has a rapport with the regard. Benoit Jacquot
Sounds are bubbles on the surface of silence. Trinh T. Minh-ha