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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 our reveries, and the convulsive movements of our consciences? This obsessive ideal springs above all from frequent contact with enormous cities, from the junction of their innumerable connections.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Work on good prose has three steps: a musical stage when it is composed, an architectonic one when it is built, and a textile one when it is woven.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I want to do a musical movie. Like Evita, but with good music.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Just as certain selections of music will nourish your physical body and your emotional layer, so other musical works will bring greater health to your mind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The new sound-sphere is global. It ripples at great speed across languages, ideologies, frontiers and races. The economics of this musical Esperanto is staggering. Rock and pop breed concentric worlds of fashion, setting and life-style. Popular music has brought with it sociologies of private and public manner, of group solidarity. The politics of Eden come loud.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I think no woman I have had ever gave me so sweet a moment, or at so light a price, as the moment I owe to a newly heard musical phrase.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself anything less than a god.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Susie: Beth, I may regret saying this, but how dare you usurp my authority as producer...
Ben: Hmph!
Susie: ...director slash choreographer of the talent show. I need you to know I have been busting my BALLS woman! I am telling you the musical numbers are a mess, my kids are a bunch of amateurs, and the last thing I need today is some diabetic freak prancing around on stage making my life a living HELL! (long pause, now calm) All right, I'll put him on last.
Beth: Good. (walks away)
Susie: Oh she always wins!More [12/30/2005 12:12:00]
A musical would be fantastic. The soundtrack would be great and I'd like to do acting.More [03/20/2006 12:03:00]
I want to work on my character. I think it's in there, a good person. I don't believe in just doing good things, I want to feed my demon as well. One should learn to live both the demon and the angel, you know? But I have a way to go. People excite me, they turn me on. A new person can trigger things in you that you didn't even know you had. If it's musical that's even better The unknown turns me on.More [04/04/2006 12:04:00]
I mean, I did a film, a musical of 'Scrooge', in '70, and the tricks were done by flat clothes and mirrors. I hope that the day will come when we don't have to turn up at all.More [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
I am not a classical actor; I am an entertainer. I fell into classical acting by mistake and actually started out as a singer. I wrote the music for a musical play and it transferred to London and I sang the songs in London.More [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
I went to American Musical Dramatic Academy in NYC, and I had to take dramtic movement, jazz, ballet-it came along with the program. You have to know how to move.More [05/08/2006 12:05:00]
great ... I never wanted to go longer than five years off the stage. Not necessarily musicals, but just doing a play or something. I don't know if my agent was particularly thrilled about the 12-month contract I've signed, but still. It's thrilling. It's such a dream to go to Broadway and do the first Australian musical ever to go there, and playing a character who I have huge, huge admiration for. So, I'm really looking forward to it. I'm probably more excited about that than I've been in a while.More [05/11/2006 12:05:00]
Who would have ever thought I would win in the comedy and musical category?More [05/19/2006 12:05:00]
“That's certainly what I grew up with-ballet and musical comedy. My mother taught ballroom dancing and, I think, would have liked to have been a dancer herself. So she pushed me a lot when I was very young, but I loved it. All I really wanted to be was a dancer. There's a discipline in dance that you don't get anywhere else.”More [08/15/2006 12:08:00]
I sang in one band called Fellow Johnson when I was 15. They needed a singer so I did a couple clubs with them. I was more into musical theatre, dance troupes and stuff. So I really put aside the music for awhile but people who wanted to do a record with me kept coming to me and I kept saying no.More [08/20/2006 12:08:00]
I have always been intrigued with singing and I actually started my career in musical comedies.More [08/28/2006 12:08:00]
“From my opinion, 'geisha' means a woman skilled in the arts, like dancing, singing and playing musical instruments,”More [10/18/2006 12:10:00]
I haven't really changed musical direction, but broadened my influences.More [11/05/2006 12:11:00]
I think it's his perception of knowing how to make a record build, keeping the integrity of the song in the music and really adding a lot of musical elements to compliment my voice and to compliment the song.More [11/09/2006 12:11:00]
Woody is so musical in his filmmaking. I've never worked with anyone I've trusted so completely. He won't let you hit a false note.More [11/11/2006 12:11:00]
“ Johnny Cash transcends all musical boundaries and is one of the original outlaws .”More [11/13/2006 12:11:00]
“[Womack also shares Musical Event of the Year nominations with label mate George Strait for their] Good News, Bad News ... I'll Never Be Free.”More [11/13/2006 12:11:00]
“I was a jazz major in high school, in an all-jazz band. No matter what I do, it features my musical influences.”More [11/13/2006 12:11:00]
I also believe my musical abilities are a true gift from God.More [11/14/2006 12:11:00]
“I considered the years in Hollywood nothing but an interim. What I always wanted was to be was a musical comedy star.”More [12/25/2006 12:12:00]
“My family's a musical family”More [02/05/2007 12:02:00]
Sam: There's a big concert at the end of the term, and Joanna's going to be in it. I thought, maybe if I was in the band, and played absolutely superbly, there's a chance she might actually fall in love with me. What do you think?
Daniel: I think it's brilliant! It's stellar! Uh, apart from the one little, obvious, tiny, little baby hiccup...
Sam: That I don't play a musical instrument.
Daniel: Yessir.
Sam: A tiny, insignificant detail.More [04/03/2007 12:04:00]
I am currently writing a musical based on themyth of Psyche and Cupid. And this year at my daughter's school I wrote the song for graduation. I am SO psyched about that!!.More [04/15/2007 12:04:00]
[Commenting on Boingo's musical number]
The Wolf: The song was catchy, but the choreography was terrible.More [04/28/2007 12:04:00]
Stan: Dude, we don't have any musical talent.
Cartman: That didn't stop any of the other boy bands, dumbass!More [05/02/2007 12:05:00]
Fender: I know that sounds bad, but I'm just doing musical arm farts. You know how to do those? They're hard to do because we're made of metal, but that's where the skill comes in.More [05/24/2007 12:05:00]
Midge: I talked to the woman in musical therapy, and she said that Mozart's the boy for you.More [05/28/2007 12:05:00]
It’s a musical I’ve never seen, but I’ve loved the music for some time, … This is a great, wonderful contrast from making movies.More [06/17/2007 12:06:00]
[Willy Wonka claps enthusiastically as his special musical showpiece goes up in flames]
Willy Wonka: Ha ha ha, wasn't that just magnificent? I thought it was getting a little dodgy in the middle part, but that finale... Wow!More [07/11/2007 12:07:00]
David Seville: [after the Chipmunks and Chipettes have performed a rocking musical number] I could've sworn... No, it couldn't be. The boys wouldn't... Would they?More [07/19/2007 12:07:00]
Cole Porter: Champagne? Or how do you want to play this? Comedy? Tragedy? Musical Comedy? Farce?
Linda Porter: Why don't we just... play?More [08/22/2007 12:08:00]
Betty Caldicott: Meet the musical little creatures that hide among the flowers.More [09/16/2007 12:09:00]
A lot of people told me that I'm committing musical suicide with my sound.More [10/09/2007 12:10:00]
“Definitely a scenario of musical chairs. Anybody who's the last guy sitting can be champ that day.”More [10/13/2007 12:10:00]
Rayette: I'm gonna play it again.
Bobby: You play that thing one more time, I'm gonna melt it down into hairspray.
Rayette: Let me play the other side then.
Bobby: No, Rayette, it's not a question of sides. It's a question of musical integrity.More [11/11/2007 12:11:00]
Mark: A musical Julius Ceasar is quite possibly the worst idea I've heard since New Coke.
Robert: Jesus Christ, no kidding. My girlfriend bails on me and then I find out that the man I've idolized since I was two turns out to be a raving loon! I can't believe my life.
Mark: I usually can't believe your life either. But Shatner's dementia is no reason to give up the gospel of the original series!
Robert: Ok the man that we just met is not the man who invented the Corbomite Manuever, or the man who almost died defeating the Doomsday Machine.
Mark: Let it go. Separate the art from the artist. This is L.A., nobody's ever who they appear to be. Other than John Tesh, who's probably exactly who he appears to be.
Robert: No, no no, I'm sorry. Shatner is, was and ever shall be Kirk to me. I need my hero.
Mark: What you need is a bank account.More [11/28/2007 12:11:00]
Paula McFadden: Is that it? Is that the last chorus?
Elliot Garfield: I am in a blissful state so don't bug me.
Paula McFadden: Is this going to be a regular routine? I mean, guitars at night. Humming in the morning. I've been in musicals that didn't have this much music.
Elliot Garfield: Miss McFadden, this morning I start rehearsals for my very first New York play. Probably the most important day of my life. Am I nervous? No, I am not nervous. Because I have meditated I am relaxed, I am calm, I am confident. You, on the other hand, have not meditated. Therefore you are a pain in the ass.
Paula McFadden: This happens to be a very important day for me, too. I am auditioning for a new musical this morning. I slept 17 minutes last night thanks to you and with the bags I have under my eyes unless this musical is about little old ladies I don't stand a chance in hell. Are you listening to me?
Elliot Garfield: Uh-huh.
Paula McFadden: What is that slop you are putting into my dishes?
Elliot Garfield: Granola, wheat germ, soya, lecithin, natural honey. My body is a temple, Miss McFadden, and I am worshiping it. It's what gives me my energy, my vitality and my natural disposition. I'm 63 years old Miss McFadden and look at me. May I fix you a bowl?
Paula McFadden: This is not going to work. I mean, I don't know you well enough to truly dislike you but you are just too weird to live with. Why don't you find yourself another apartment and I will pay you the $600.00 as soon as I get a job.
Elliot Garfield: You are forgetting that this is my apartment. You are living here on an Elliot Garfield grant. You really ought to try some of this, you know? It's got whole bran in it. My feeling is that your whole problem stems irregularity.More [01/01/2008 12:01:00]
Katie: No, the allusion was to the stage which used to be my profession.
Headmaster: Indeed.
Headmaster's Wife: You're an actress, Mrs. Chipping?
Katie: Well, not even my best friends would call me that.
Headmaster's Wife: [snidely] Aw, and what would they call you?
Katie: A soubrette. That's the girl in musical comedy who sings the big number and, in the end, loses the man.
Katie: In real life, they nearly always end up the wives of earls. I nearly did. But luckily... I met Chips.More [01/03/2008 12:01:00]
T.V. Director: Now, look. If you think I'm unsuitable, let's have it out in the open. I can't stand these backstage politics.
John: Aren't you tending to black-and-white the situation somewhat?
T.V. Director: Well, quite honestly, I wasn't expecting a musical arranger to question my ability picture-wise.
John: [to the others] I could listen to him for hours.More [02/03/2008 12:02:00]
Grandfather: Hey, Paulie, they're trying to fob you off with this musical charlatan. But I gave him the test.
T.V. Director: I'm quite happy to be replaced.
Grandfather: He's a typical buck-passer.More [02/03/2008 12:02:00]
Randolph Van Cleve: Believe me Bertha, I never knew what a musical comedy girl looked like.
Bertha Van Cleve: Well what can he possibly devine from their company?
Randolph Van Cleve: To me they were creatures from another planet. To this day I wouldn't know how to find the stage entrance to a theatre.
Hugo Van Cleve: Its always around the back, in an alleyway, there's a sign above the door 'Stage Entrance', you can't miss it.More [02/26/2008 12:02:00]
Rob: How does he do it, you ask. How does
[stops, whispers]
Rob: how does an average guy like me become the number one lover-man in his particular postal district? He's grumpy, he's broke, he hangs out with the musical moron twins...
[shrugs]More [03/12/2008 12:03:00]
Barry: Rob, top five musical crimes perpetuated by Stevie Wonder in the '80s and '90s. Go. Sub-question: is it in fact unfair to criticize a formerly great artist for his latter day sins, is it better to burn out or fade away?More [03/12/2008 12:03:00]
Samantha James: You and I are gonna be the greatest musical manager team since Jessica Simpson and her father only you and I get to "mreow" and they can't, 'cause it's illegal. I looked it up.More [05/19/2008 12:05:00]
When you hear someone from the very north of Scotland speaking, I think its nice, very musical and harmonious.More [08/17/2008 12:08:00]
Dr. Parker:
I proclaim with pride, gentlemen, that we possess the most potent of panaceas for a plague-ridden people, and the most musical minstrels that ever mangled a melody.

If you didn't have the latter, you wouldn't sell much of the former!

Dr. Parker:
I resent that, sir! It's unbecoming a gentleman, a scholar and a good bassoon player.

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[In a hospital, in a room with a microphone connected to the loudspeaker, hits the three skulls to make a musical jingle then hits Curly on the head] Hello, everybody, we just brought the moon over the mountain.

Hello, Ma. Hello, Pa. It wasn't much of a fight. I stood like that. But not for long.

[Moe hits him on the head]

Quiet. This broadcast comes to you through the courtesy of Brighto. And it's six delicious flavors. Chocolate, Vanilla, Cranberry, Strawberry.

And raspberry.

[Moe slaps him]

Ow. It's still raspberry.

[Sticks his tongue out, Moe hits him on the head]


Now keep quiet or I'll sock you again.

Are you listening. V-v-v-voo. V-v-v-voo. V-v-v...

[Moe hits him with a backhand punch in the face]

Now, don't go away, gentlemen. We'll soon be with you.

Moe, Larry, Curly:
Zheee. Boom! Cuckoo!

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Boris? Miss Henderson speaking. Look, someone upstairs is playing musical chairs with an elephant. Move one of them out, will you? I want to get some sleep.

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Eugene 'Gene' Gibbons:
[seeing a waiter put two drinks on the table] Fine, fine! I no longer have to order drinks. I just attract them. He shall have liquor wherever he goes!

[to Engle]

Eugene 'Gene' Gibbons:
As I understand from your communication, Mr. Engle, you're on the brink of self-destruction. May I shake your hand? A brilliant idea! I speak as one who has destroyed himself a score of times. I am, Mr. Engle, a veteran corpse. We are all corpses here! This rendezvous is one of the musical graveyards of the town. Caters to zombies hopping around with dead hearts and price tags for souls. Hmmmp!

[offering him one of the drinks]

Eugene 'Gene' Gibbons:
Will you join me, sir? It is the custom here for the dead to drink - heavily!


Eugene 'Gene' Gibbons:
Allow me to present my credentials as a fellow cadaver. I'm being divorced by my wife whom I love dearly in my own nasty way. I was disemboweled by another woman. I have written three bad plays in a row, and next year I'll write a worse one. I have neither a home, a single hope, nor a shred of curiosity left. Bankrupt and broke, I've destroyed myself, sir, in becoming famous. I am no longer a man, Mr. Engle, I'm an epitaph over an ash can! And now, sir, what's your story?

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
[longer introduction to "The Pastoral Symphony"]

The symphony that Beethoven called the "Pastoral", his sixth, is one of the few pieces of music he ever wrote that tells something like a definite story. He was a great nature lover, and in this symphony, he paints a musical picture of a day in the country. Of course, the country that Beethoven described was the countryside with which he was familar. But his music covers a much wider field than that, and so Walt Disney has given the "Pastoral Symphony" a mythological setting, and the setting is of Mount Olympus, the abode of the gods. And here, first of all, we meet a group of fabulous creatures of the field and forest: unicorns, fawns, Pegasus the flying horse and his entire family, the centaurs, those strange creatures that are half man and half horse, and their girlfriends, the centaurettes. Later on, we meet our old friend Bacchus, the god of wine, presiding over a bacchanal. The party did interrupted by a storm, and now we see Vulcan forging thunderbolts and handing them over to the king of all the gods, Zeus, who play darts with them. As the storm clears, we see Iris, the goddess of the rainbow, and Apollo, driving his sun chariot across the sky. And then Morpheus, the god of sleep, covers everything with his cloak of night as Diana, using the new moon as a bowl shoots and arrow of fire that sprangles the sky with stars.

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Dr. Alec Harvey:
[hearing a trio playing in the restaurant] There should be a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Musical Instruments.

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Dr. John H. Watson:
I don't understand, Holmes! She seems such a nice girl! She sings charmingly!

Sherlock Holmes:
My dear fellow, musical talent is hardly evidence of innocence. Moriarity was a virtuoso on the bassoon.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]

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