You don't have to practice everyday
only on the days you eat.

– Shinichi Suzuki

Whether you think you can, or you think you can't you're right

– Henry Ford

The past is unchangeable, the future is unknown,
and now is a gift, that’s why it’s called the present.

– Author Unknown

The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.

– Juma Ikangaa
(after winning the NY Marathon)

You have to continue to get Better or you will begin to get Worse.

– Author Unknown

Music begins where words are powerless.
Music is made for the inexpressible.

– Claude Debussy

The difficult always grows easier by overcoming the
more difficult

– Sigfrid Karg-Elert

Fast passages
are just
Slow passages
sped up

– Dr. Richard Soule

It is much harder to break a bad habit
than it is to

– Tina Hadley

In music our deafened lives may regain a sense of inward motion and temperance
of individual being, and our societies something of a lost vision of human accord.

– George Steine

There is always music amongst the trees in the garden,
but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.

– M. Aumonier

Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.

– E.Y. Harburg (Edgar Yipsel) (1898 - 1981)

Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.

– Anais Nin

Music that gentlier on the spirit lies Than tired eyelids upon tired eyes.

– Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Without music, life is a journey through a desert

~Pat Conroy

Music creates order out of chaos: for rhythm imposes unanimity upon the divergent, melody imposes continuity upon the disjointed, and harmony imposes compatibility upon the incongruous.

– Yehudi Menuhin

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

Approach your guitar intelligently, and if there are limits, don't deny them. Work within your restrictions. Somethings you can do better than others, some things you can't do as well. So accentuate the positive.

– Chet Atkins
(June 20, 1924 - June 30, 2001)
Mister Guitar in Zen Guitar

It takes a lot of devotion and work, or maybe I should say play, because if you love it, that's what it amounts to I haven't found any shortcuts, and I've been looking for a long time.

– Chet Atkins
(June 20, 1924 - June 30, 2001)
Mister Guitar in Zen Guitar

It is only by introducing the young to great literature, drama and music, and to the excitement of great science that we open to them the possibilities that lie within the human spirit -- enable them to see visions and dream dreams.

– Eric Anderson

It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is
touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.

– J.S. Bach

Most of us go to our grave with our music still inside of us.

– Unknown

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.

– Albert Schweitzer (01/14/1875-1965)

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.

– Victor Hugo

Where words fail, music speaks.

– Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) Danish short-story writer, poet

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.

– Maya Angelou

All the sounds of the earth are like music.

– Oscar Hammerstein (1895-1960)

It had never occurred to me before that music and thinking are so much alike. In fact you could say music is another way of thinking, or maybe thinking is another kind of music.

– Ursula K. Le Guin

In music one must think with the heart and feel with the brain.

~George Szell

never Bb never B# always Bnatural
– Unknown

You are the music while the music lasts.

– T. S. Eliot

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.

– Beverly Sills Chairman of the Board,
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., and opera singer

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters
compared to what lies within us.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.

– Robert Louis Stevenson

Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.

– Unknown

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind.

– Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?

– Robert Browning

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

– Mahatma Gandhi

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.

– Sir Winston Churchill

To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world

– Unknown

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too, can become great.

– Mark Twain


A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.

– Erin Majors

The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see, and knows what the mind cannot understand.

– Robert Vallett

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

– Eleanor Roosevelt

In the Midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.

– Deepak Chopra

When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get them, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either.

– Leo Burnett

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, 'Press on,' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race

– Calvin Coolidge

Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?

– Mary Manin Morrissey author

If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing.

– Albert Schweitzer

Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away.

– Unknown

If what you're working for really matters, you'll give it all you've got.

– Nido Qubein

Kites rise highest against the wind -- not with it.

– Sir Winston Churchill

People prefer to follow those who help them, not those who intimidate them.

– C. Gene Wilkes

Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.

– Harriet Braiker

You are what you think. You are what you go for. You are what you do!

– Bob Richards

I've always felt it was not up to anyone else to make me give my best.

– Akeem Olajuwon

Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

– Frank Outlaw

Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.

– John Wooden

To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.

– Donald Laird

You cannot raise a man up by calling him down.

– William Boetcker

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

– Unknown

If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

– Sir John Lubbock

The most important thing about motivation is goal setting. You should always have a goal.

– Francie Larrieu Smith

This time like all times is a very good one if we but know what to do with it

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching.

– George Van Valkenburg

Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things.

– Frank A. Clark

Practice Slow;
Slow enough to play it Perfect every time

– Tina Hadley

Technique is not about speed.

– Mary Pluenneke

Manage your time
To reflect your priorities;
Prioritize your time
To reflect your Values;
Value your time
To reflect your gratitude.