We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Scales Quotes from Darren Till, Conor Maynard, Paul Sweeney, Lisa Randall, Charles Jencks. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I hate cutting weight. I hate making weight. I hate dieting. But I’m going to make this weight. I can’t wait to do that when I step on them scales.
I had piano lessons when I was younger, but I quit because I didn’t want to sit and learn the scales.
Self-delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
In the history of physics, every time we’ve looked beyond the scales and energies we were familiar with, we’ve found things that we wouldn’t have thought were there. You look inside the atom, and eventually you discover quarks. Who would have thought that?
Pick up a sunflower and count the florets running into its centre, or count the spiral scales of a pine cone or a pineapple, running from its bottom up its sides to the top, and you will find an extraordinary truth: recurring numbers, ratios and proportions.
I’m a natural piano player. So all the practicing I do at this point is in my head. If I don’t play for a year, my chops aren’t going to get any worse. I’ve spent my time playing scales, and I don’t necessarily want to play any faster than I play. So everything I do at this point is more philosophical.
I don’t practice per se. I learned to play on my own, taught myself how to play. I’ve never really had a lesson, and I don’t read music. So all the stuff that I do doesn’t come from the normal set of disciplines that they teach you where you sit down and run through scales for a particular number of minutes a day.
Whether the medium is ready for consumers is better judged by those consumers. I sometimes read online – but not often. The stigma is attached to pay scales. Much online publication is no pay or small pay.
Get digital scales because, for baking, balance scales just aren’t accurate enough: it’s all in the weighing up.
I tried the Atkins diet in the Seventies when pregnant with my son, as I didn’t want to pile on the pounds. Now, so long as I’m healthy, I don’t care what my scales say.
IBM existed a good 50 years before mainframes – we started with scales.
I don’t really do scales… I mean, I play parts of them, but then I bail and start playing parts of other things. The term ‘scale’ feels very scripted to me because I’m an improv player.
Hamilton had a certain social versatility, and in a way, that is understandable because he’s someone who rises up from the lowest rungs of society and then scales the top. And he gets to know people from every strata along the way.
I’ve learnt new scales through playing different types of music, like Indian raga scales, gipsy scales and harmonically-based jazz scales.
I’ve never been much for theory and scales.
I make documentaries from time to time to remind myself of reality. It’s like musicians doing scales to keep their fingers working: when you’re in the street, listening to people, you’re forced to be in the service of your subject.
I returned from my last L.A. visit to find myself tipping the scales like Homer Simpson when he tries to gain enough weight to qualify as disabled to be allowed to work from home. All I was missing was his kaftan and Fat Guy Hat. So, I decided it was time to diet.
If I pick up a guitar, I don’t practise scales. I never have. I come up with something I haven’t done before, new approaches to chord sequences, riffs, rhythms, so it becomes composition. It’s not like the music I’m doing is just a single thread.
The scales of justice often, in my head, are unbalanced. And so my job is to try to balance out those scales.
By definition, as a company scales rapidly, it adds people quickly.
Scales played in the correct musical way are very exciting and rewarding.
I always say you shouldn’t weigh yourself. I don’t even have a set of scales in my house.
At the fishmonger, choose fish with bright scales and clear eyes.
I’m not technical. When I listen to music, I gravitate more toward the sonic aspect of it. The technical stuff of it, I get bored with it. These long solos? OK, already. You know your scales, big deal. I know it, too, but I don’t want to do that.
Normal is fading away. Governments and industries and schools like normal, because it’s easier, it scales and it’s profitable. But people don’t like it – we want to be who we are, not who some marketer tells us to be.
As a matter of comparative, the U.S. citizens – the Puerto Ricans that live in the United States – have much better incomes, more than twice as much, participate in the labor force of greater scales, have better results in the education system, and so forth.
I’m a huge Cure fan. I love the Cure. The scales being tipped to when they weren’t on a major label compared to when they were seems pretty meaningless. I had the good fortune of having them go before me and seeing their careers, musically at least, lose something. Like a novel written by a dead hand.
I didn’t have to apply my mind to the aspects of scales and playing, and instead, I focused on creativity. I wrote music, but I didn’t ‘practice’ it. So yeah, you can always get better and improve your technique, but hopefully, that comes through being a musician and composing and being a creative individual.
A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print.
I’d like to look like Madonna when I’m her age. I also look at athletes and love their bodies. I’ve always wanted to be muscly, not skinny. A lot of women yo-yo around, but I’m always aware if I’m getting a bit out of shape. I never look at the scales but I can just tell. It goes on my tum and bum.
Although I don’t come from a musical background, I was given piano lessons along with my sisters, but I wasn’t what you would call a good student. I tended to write songs rather than do scales.
I missed out on my teenage years. I led a sheltered life. I was practicing scales instead of playing football.
I think there are advantages to different scales of filmmaking. You wouldn’t want to do just one thing.
I play the piano. I bought an upright piano that is actually electric, so I can practice my scales with headphones on and not make my neighbours’ lives hell!
We benefit, intellectually and personally, from the interplay between different selves, from the balance between long-term contemplation and short-term impulse. We should be wary about tipping the scales too far. The community of selves shouldn’t be a democracy, but it shouldn’t be a dictatorship, either.
I don’t sing operatically, and I sing very intimately, but I still do the scales, and I think in terms of intonation and making sure that I’m hitting the notes right on the head… and having it appear quite effortless.
The only thing that really scales up apart from nuclear is solar power from other people’s deserts.
In traditional 3D printing, the gantry size poses an obvious limitation for the designer who wishes to print in larger scales and achieve structural and material complexity.
We will cut programs, we will try to rein in the size of the bureaucracy. We will bring federal pay scales that have become so exaggerated into line with market rates.
I was a late bloomer, but I realised that people really liked it when I played blues scales and, with the piano, I had that insatiable need to prove myself.
I knew if I wanted to improvise over chord changes, I’d have to figure out all the scales that went with all those chords.
Don’t get stuck in a rut. If you started yesterday’s practice playing arpeggios, start today’s with scales. Also, try to make a song out of what you’re practicing to help break the tedium.
Eric Clapton’s scales – when he comes off a high note and it’s time for a refrain or a little bit of a rest, he peals off scales going downwards that are so good it’s unbelievable.
When you are in deep conflict about something, sometimes the most trivial thing can tip the scales.
Those nations have a very great responsibility at this juncture of the world’s affairs, for by throwing their joint weight into the scales of history on the right side, they may tip the balance decisively in favour of peace.
When I opened my gym, I got rid of the scales! Stepping on a scale empowers an inanimate object – every time you get on it, you turn over the helm of your emotional well being to something that doesn’t care about you.
Yes indeed I have gained a lot out of playing scales and etudes.
To us large creatures, space-time is like the sea seen from an ocean liner, smooth and serene. Up close, though, on tiny scales, it’s waves and bubbles. At extremely fine scales, pockets and bubbles of space-time can form at random, sputtering into being, then dissolving.
I’ve never actually learnt scales. I should someday.
Our computers double in capability on time scales of only a few years. It’s hardly outrageous to believe that we will successfully develop thinking machines within a handful of decades, or at most a century or two. If that happens, these artificial sentients will quickly leave us behind.
The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.
If you can say something special on the guitar, then you’re going to perk my ears up. But if you’re just gonna run through all the scales, then I can always find something else to listen to.
We’ve managed to motion-track the silkworm’s movement as it is building its cocoon. Our aim was to translate the motion-capture data into a 3D printer connected to a robotic arm in order to study the biological structure in larger scales.
As a kid, I took piano lessons, and I didn’t like it. It wasn’t cool. I was into Duran Duran and rock music. I didn’t have any interest in piano. I did it for three years, and because of piano, I learned percussion. I learned scales. I learned how to sing. Piano gives you all of the basics of those things.
When I do a T.V. show, I hear all these artists in their dressing rooms doing scales – I’ve never done it because I’ve never had voice training. What I do to prepare is get in my car and sing along to the radio for about 20 minutes.