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A guitar is a very personal extension of the person playing it. You have to be emotionally and spiritually connected to your instrument. I'm very brutal on my instruments, but not all the time.
Eddie Van Halen
The state is nothing but an instrument of opression of one class by another - no less so in a democratic republic than in a monarchy.
I want to sound like an instrument. I want my voice and my words to marry the beat. I go with the rhythm of it and the words start to come to my mind and those words could be based on things that's been on my mind for the past year, the past month, the past week, whatever; I write it.
Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious instrument in the attainment of the historic, universal, aims of humanity.
Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life.
Henry Ward Beecher
Some photographers take reality... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation.
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately... you usually don't use it at all. It uses you.
Piano playing is a dying art. I love the fact that I can be one guy with one instrument evoking an emotional and musical experience.
Jon Bon Jovi
I play a musical instrument a little, but only for my own amazement.
The instrument that I never learned how to play was my fans. You know, they are the part of the story that nobody teaches you. I just want to do the right thing; I want to be a voice with them, among them.
Desire is creation, is the magical element in that process. If there were an instrument by which to measure desire, one could foretell achievement.
The camera is no more an instrument of preservation, the image is.
A baseball swing is a very finely tuned instrument. It is repetition, and more repetition, then a little more after that.
A lot of drummers get sidetracked by the instrument. It can engulf you.
In the heat of the Russian summer a sleeping car is the most horrible instrument of martyrdom imaginable.
Manfred von Richthofen
The saxophone is an imperfect instrument, especially the tenor and soprano, as far as intonation goes. The challenge is to sing on an imperfect instrument that is outside of your body.
I like guitar. It just turned out that it's the instrument I learned to play. I have a lot of respect for it, and I'm learning more and more every day. For me, the classic band setup - guitars, drums, bass - will stay fresh forever. I don't know. I'm still into it.
War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
An actor is supposed to be a sensitive instrument.
An actor is supposed to be a sensitive instrument. Isaac Stern takes good care of his violin. What if everybody jumped on his violin?
The fibers of all things have their tension and are strained like the strings of an instrument.
Henry David Thoreau
You have to have a certain realism that government is a pretty blunt instrument, and without the constant attention of highly qualified people with the right metrics, it will fall into not doing things very well.
Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped.
Every reader finds himself. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.
Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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