Quotes and Sayings about Echo



"It seems that laughter needs an echo."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Echo, Laughter, Needs)

"An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: Fear, Echo)

"Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning."
- Giotto di Bondone
(Related: Rome, Yearning)

"As individuals and as a nation, we now suffer from social narcissism. The beloved Echo of our ancestors, the virgin America, has been abandoned. We have fallen in love with our own image, with images of our making, which turn out to be images of ourselves."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Love, America, Echo, Nation, Now)

"Translation is at best an echo."
- George Borrow
(Related: Echo)

"The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Heart, Inspiration, Thoughts, Being, Mind, Succeed, Will)

"Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Virtue, Echo, Remorse)

"When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with it fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Oak, Silence)

"I don't like to talk much with people who always agree with me. It is amusing to coquette with an echo for a little while, but one soon tires of it."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: People, Echo, Talk)

"Ennui is the echo in us of time tearing itself apart."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Time, Echo)

"People always seem to see echoes of their own lives in my films."
- Jill Clayburgh
(Related: People)

"How cruelly sweet are the echoes that start, When memory plays an old tune on the heart."
- Eliza Cook
(Related: Heart, Memory, Old)

"Even Echo speaks not on these radiant moors."
- Barry Cornwall
(Related: Echo)

"My romantically favorite era is 78, 79 listening to Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 4, the live tapes, echo chamber and break beats."
- Kool Moe Dee
(Related: Echo, Favorite, Listening)

"What passes for real debate in Washington often seems more like an echo chamber, with politicians talking at politicians."
- Bill Delahunt
(Related: Debate, Echo, Politicians, Talking, Washington)

"My most resolute opponents believe that I am too visible, that I am a little too alive, that my name echoes too much in the texts which they nevertheless claim to be inaccessible."
- Jacques Derrida
(Related: Name, Opponents)

"Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes."
- Norman Douglas
(Related: Education, State)

"Sometimes the world seems like a big hole. You spend all your life shouting down it and all you hear are echoes of some idiot yelling nonsense down a hole."
- Adam Duritz
(Related: Life, Nonsense, World)

"If you're in a forest, the quality of the echo is very strange because echoes back off so many surfaces of all those trees that you get this strange, itchy ricochet effect."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Quality, Echo, Effect, Trees)

"You know what happened, you know, in 1938: France, England, you know, just sold out Czechoslovakia to Hitler."
- Milos Forman
(Related: EnglFrance)

"Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them to the world, save that the echo repeats only the last art, but fame relates all, and often more than all."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Art, Actions, Echo, Fame, World)

"It's disturbing at my age to look at a young woman's destructive behaviour and hear the echoes of it, of one's own destructiveness in youth."
- Helen Garner
(Related: Age, Woman, Youth)

"I will offer a choice, not an echo."
- Barry Goldwater
(Related: Choice, Echo, Will)

"We are the party of the Czechoslovak proletariat and our general headquarters are in Moscow."
- Klement Gottwald
(Related: Party)

"I take it for granted that you do not wish to hear an echo from the pulpit nor from the theological class-room."
- Asa Gray
(Related: Class, Echo)

"Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air."
- Henry Anatole Grunwald
(Related: Virtue, Fault, Horror, Journalism, Wonder)

"We incorporate various electronic devices - the echo plugs and things like that. Actually, all we're trying to do is make that sound musical. As opposed to just making sounds, we do musical things with them."
- Chico Hamilton
(Related: Echo, Sound, Trying)

"Aaron Echolls is one of the best characters that I've ever played."
- Harry Hamlin
"It is not so much the example of others we imitate as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Echo, Example, Eyes, Reflection, Words)

"The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Kiss, Echo, Sound)

"Nothing is so beautiful as spring - when weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush's eggs look little low heavens, and thrush through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring the ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing."
- Gerard Manley Hopkins
(Related: Nothing, Spring)

"What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: History, Echo, Future, Past)

"The intention was to shoot short films that can exist as shorts independently, but when I put them all together, there are things that echo through them like the dialogue repeats; the situation is always the same, the way they're shot is very simple and the same."
- Jim Jarmusch
(Related: Echo, Intention)

"The Pact of Munich is signed. Czechoslovakia as a power is out."
- Alfred Jodl
(Related: Power)

"Heaven is dumb, echoing only the dumb."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Dumb, Heaven)

"By the time I returned to Czechoslovakia, I had an understanding of the principles of the market."
- Vaclav Klaus
(Related: Time, Principles, Understanding)

"There is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels for someone, for someone, pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echos."
- Milan Kundera
(Related: Imagination, Compassion, Nothing, Pain)

"The sports world is an echo chamber. All it takes is one quote from a general manager and a thousand sports columns bloom."
- Michael Lewis
(Related: Sports, Manager, Echo, World)

"Sublimity is the echo of great mind."
- Longinus
(Related: Echo, Mind)

"Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo."
- Don Marquis
(Related: Echo, Publishing, Waiting)

"Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo."
- Don Marquis
(Related: Poetry, Echo, Waiting, Writing)

"Music is the harmonious voice of creation; an echo of the invisible world."
- Giuseppe Mazzini
(Related: Music, Creation, Echo, Voice, World)

"You arrive at a village, and in this calm environment, one starts to hear echo."
- Yannick Noah
(Related: Echo, Environment)

"Any effects created before 1975 were done with either tape or echo chambers or some kind of acoustic treatment. No magic black boxes!"
- Alan Parsons
(Related: Echo, Magic, Treatment)

"But bread is different. I come from Czechoslovakia, where we eat lots of it, so it's hard to say no. I can't even have one piece, because when I start, I don't stop."
- Daniela Pestova
"Seated one day at the organ, I was weary and ill at ease, and my fingers wandered idly over the noisy keys. It seemed the harmonious echo from our discordant life."
- Adelaide Anne Procter
(Related: Life, Day, Echo)

"Without centuries of Christian antisemitism, Hitler's passionate hatred would never have been so fervently echoed."
- Robert Runcie
(Related: Christian, Hatred)

"And my generation in Brazil was influenced by Cinema Novo. So we're echoing what's been done way in the past."
- Walter Salles
(Related: Brazil, Cinema, Past)

"Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: Poetry, Dance, Echo, Shadow)

"When there is an original sound in the world, it makes a hundred echoes."
- John A. Shedd
(Related: Sound, World)

"And now, once again, I bid my hideous progeny go forth and prosper. I have an affection for it, for it was the offspring of happy days, when death and grief were but words, which found no true echo in my heart."
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
(Related: Death, Heart, Affection, Echo, Grief, Now, Words)

"Most people read poetry listening for echoes because the echoes are familiar to them. They wade through it the way a boy wades through water, feeling with his toes for the bottom: The echoes are the bottom."
- Wallace Stevens
(Related: Poetry, People, Feeling, Listening, Water)

"It is the folly of too many to mistake the echo of a London coffee-house for the voice of the kingdom."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Mistake, Coffee, Echo, Folly, London, Voice)

"When you're singing you can hear the echo of people in the audience singing every single word with you, and that was that big dream that I had for myself. It's happening."
- Taylor Swift
(Related: People, Dream, Echo, Singing, Word)

"What would it profit thee to be the first Of echoes, tho thy tongue should live forever, A thing that answers, but hath not a thought As lasting but as senseless as a stone."
- Frederick Tennyson
(Related: Thought, Answers, First, Profit, Tongue)

"To me, there is nothing better than me going into the studio with a live band and hearing those violins and that echo and that sound. I mean I loved it."
- Bobby Vinton
(Related: Echo, Hearing, Nothing, Sound)

"This is Port of Spain to me, a city ideal in its commercial and human proportions, where a citizen is a walker and not a pedestrian, and this is how Athens may have been before it became a cultural echo."
- Derek Walcott
(Related: Athens, Echo, May, Spain)

"This inevitability of conflict motivates us today and echoes the reminder that freedom is not given away and our national security is not achieved without sacrifice."
- Jim Walsh
(Related: Sacrifice, Conflict, Freedom, National security, Today)

"The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts."
- John Greenleaf Whittier
(Related: Music, Thought, Charm)

"Marriage has a unique place because it speaks of an absolute faithfulness, a covenant between radically different persons, male and female; and so it echoes the absolute covenant of God with his chosen, a covenant between radically different partners."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: Marriage, God, Faithfulness)

"Knowledge is soon changed, then lost in the mist, an echo half-heard."
- Gene Wolfe
(Related: Knowledge, Echo)

"I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all."
- Richard Wright
(Related: Life, Darkness, Echo, Fight, Hunger, March, Sense, Words)