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lyric ::: 1. Having the form and musical quality of a song. 2. Characterized by or expressing direct feeling. 3. A high and light singing voice. 4. Often plural, the words of a song. :::

lyrically ::: adv. --> In a lyrical manner.

lyrical ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to a lyre or harp.
Fitted to be sung to the lyre; hence, also, appropriate for song; -- said especially of poetry which expresses the individual emotions of the poet.

lyricism ::: n. --> A lyric composition.

lyric ::: a. --> Alt. of Lyrical ::: n. --> A lyric poem; a lyrical composition.
A composer of lyric poems.
A verse of the kind usually employed in lyric poetry; -- used chiefly in the plural.

Lyric: a. Literary genre pertaining to the absolute uniqueness of poets' sensations,

Language for Your Remote Instruction by Computer. A {CAI}
language implemented as a {Fortran} {preprocessor}.
["Computer Assisted Instruction: Specification of Attributes
for CAI Programs and Programmers", G.M. Silvern et al, Proc
ACM 21st Natl Conf (1966)].

lyrically ::: adv. --> In a lyrical manner.

lyrical ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to a lyre or harp.
Fitted to be sung to the lyre; hence, also, appropriate for song; -- said especially of poetry which expresses the individual emotions of the poet.

lyricism ::: n. --> A lyric composition.

lyric ::: a. --> Alt. of Lyrical ::: n. --> A lyric poem; a lyrical composition.
A composer of lyric poems.
A verse of the kind usually employed in lyric poetry; -- used chiefly in the plural.

LYRIC ::: Language for Your Remote Instruction by Computer. A CAI language implemented as a Fortran preprocessor.[Computer Assisted Instruction: Specification of Attributes for CAI Programs and Programmers, G.M. Silvern et al, Proc ACM 21st Natl Conf (1966)]. (1994-10-12)

lyric: A brief poem with repeating stanzas often set to music.

lyric poetry: Poetry with an emotional, song-like quality, different from narrative or dramatic poetry.

lyric ::: 1. Having the form and musical quality of a song. 2. Characterized by or expressing direct feeling. 3. A high and light singing voice. 4. Often plural, the words of a song. :::

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   5 Sri Aurobindo
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   7 Stephen Malkmus
   6 Brian Eno
   5 Nicholas Sparks
   5 Frank Zappa
   5 Eminem
   5 David Bowie
   4 Thom Yorke
   4 Maya Banks
   3 Phil Collins
   3 Paul McCartney
   3 Neil Diamond
   3 Mike Stud
   3 Lou Reed
   3 Julie Andrews
   3 Jessica Sorensen
   3 James Taylor
   3 Girl Talk
   3 Courtney Love
   3 Colleen Hoover
   3 Cass McCombs
   3 Carlos Ruiz Zaf n
   3 Andrew Bird
   2 Yannis Philippakis
   2 Utada Hikaru
   2 Talib Kweli
   2 Stephin Merritt
   2 Stephen Sondheim
   2 Stephen Mallinder
   2 Stephen King
   2 Seamus Heaney
   2 Sammy Hagar
   2 Robert Browning
   2 Patti LaBelle
   2 Nina Hagen
   2 Nikki Sixx
   2 Miley Cyrus
   2 Michel Foucault
   2 Meredith Brooks
   2 Mason Cooley
   2 Mark Hoppus
   2 L J Shen
   2 Lindsay Lohan
   2 Kurt Cobain
   2 King Krule
   2 Kate Bush
   2 Jonny Lang
   2 Jon Foreman
   2 John Legend
   2 Jodi Picoult
   2 Joan Jett
   2 Jim Capaldi
   2 Ice T
   2 Herb Alpert
   2 Henry Rollins
   2 Gary Wright
   2 Freddie Mercury
   2 Frank Ocean
   2 Frank Iero
   2 Etgar Keret
   2 Ernest Cline
   2 Elton John
   2 Craig Finn
   2 Courtney C Stevens
   2 Chaz Bundick
   2 Carole King
   2 Carlos Ruiz Zafon
   2 Bob Dylan
   2 Ben Folds
   2 Barry Mann
   2 Anonymous
   2 Anais Nin
   2 Amy Ray
   2 Aloe Blacc
   2 Alice Cooper
   2 Alex Gaskarth
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   2 Adam Rich
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1:The lyric is a moment of heightened soul experience. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry The Form and the Spirit,
2:The lyric which is poetry’s native expression. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry The Course of English Poetry - II,
3:The lyrical impulse is the original and spontaneous creator of the poetic form, ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry The Form and the Spirit,
4:There is also a third kind of madness, which is possession by the Muses, enters into a delicate and virgin soul, and there inspiring frenzy, awakens lyric....But he, who, not being inspired and having no touch of madness in his soul, comes to the door and thinks he will get into the temple by the help of art--he, I say, and his poetry are not admitted; the sane man is nowhere at all when he enters into rivalry with the madman. ~ Plato,
5:1st row Homer, Shakespeare, Valmiki2nd row Dante, Kalidasa, Aeschylus, Virgil, Milton3rd row Goethe...I am not prepared to classify all the poets in the universe - it was the front bench or benches you asked for. By others I meant poets like Lucretius, Euripides, Calderon, Corneille, Hugo. Euripides (Medea, Bacchae and other plays) is a greater poet than Racine whom you want to put in the first ranks. If you want only the very greatest, none of these can enter - only Vyasa and Sophocles. Vyasa could very well claim a place beside Valmiki, Sophocles beside Aeschylus. The rest, if you like, you can send into the third row with Goethe, but it is something of a promotion about which one can feel some qualms. Spenser too, if you like; it is difficult to draw a line.Shelley, Keats and Wordsworth have not been brought into consideration although their best work is as fine poetry as any written, but they have written nothing on a larger scale which would place them among the greatest creators. If Keats had finished Hyperion (without spoiling it), if Shelley had lived, or if Wordsworth had not petered out like a motor car with insufficient petrol, it might be different, but we have to take things as they are. As it is, all began magnificently, but none of them finished, and what work they did, except a few lyrics, sonnets, short pieces and narratives, is often flawed and unequal. If they had to be admitted, what about at least fifty others in Europe and Asia? ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Poetry And Art ,
6:Musa Spiritus ::: O Word concealed in the upper fire, Thou who hast lingered through centuries, Descend from thy rapt white desire, Plunging through gold eternities. Into the gulfs of our nature leap, Voice of the spaces, call of the Light! Break the seals of Matter's sleep, Break the trance of the unseen height. In the uncertain glow of human mind, Its waste of unharmonied thronging thoughts, Carve thy epic mountain-lined Crowded with deep prophetic grots. Let thy hue-winged lyrics hover like birds Over the swirl of the heart's sea. Touch into sight with thy fire-words The blind indwelling deity. O Muse of the Silence, the wideness make In the unplumbed stillness that hears thy voice, In the vast mute heavens of the spirit awake Where thy eagles of Power flame and rejoice. Out, out with the mind and its candles flares, Light, light the suns that never die. For my ear the cry of the seraph stars And the forms of the Gods for my naked eye! Let the little troubled life-god within Cast his veils from the still soul, His tiger-stripes of virtue and sin, His clamour and glamour and thole and dole; All make tranquil, all make free. Let my heart-beats measure the footsteps of God As He comes from His timeless infinity To build in their rapture His burning abode. Weave from my life His poem of days, His calm pure dawns and His noons of force. My acts for the grooves of His chariot-race, My thoughts for the tramp of His great steeds' course! ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems ,

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1:You're mine, Lyric. ~ Maya Banks,
2:Lyricists play with words. ~ Paul McCartney,
3:Not follow me but follow the lyrics. ~ Rakim,
4:Lyrics are weak, like clock radio speakers. ~ GZA,
5:Every song with lyrics is lyrical. ~ Vince Staples,
6:Lyrical lecture, word architecture, ~ Lord Finesse,
7:I'm not psychic, but my lyrics are. ~ Courtney Love,
8:Music is first, lyrics are secondary. ~ Kurt Cobain,
9:O lyric love! half angel half bird ~ Robert Browning,
10:Identified more with lyrics than people ~ Larry Smith,
11:You're beautiful just as you are, Lyric. ~ Maya Banks,
12:Beauty is lyrical. Ugliness is elegiac. ~ Mason Cooley,
13:I'm the lyrical vendor, hip-hop is my shop ~ Lil Wayne,
14:Did you write the words, or the lyrics? ~ Bruce Forsyth,
15:I really wanted to work hard on my lyrics. ~ Brody Dalle,
16:Man is lyrical, woman epic, marriage dramatic. ~ Novalis,
17:All the lyrical rappers I know is broke. ~ French Montana,
18:Are you tired of lyrical liars, passing fliers, ~ KRS One,
19:I like to write my lyrics on clay tablets. ~ Randy Newman,
20:I might lie a lot but never in my lyrics. ~ Courtney Love,
21:My lyrics are a big pile of contradictions. ~ Kurt Cobain,
22:Every single lyric I've ever written I meant. ~ John Lydon,
23:All the best lyrics are written in ten minutes. ~ Brian Eno,
24:We had to google the lyrics to our own song ~ Alex Gaskarth,
25:Lyrically, I personally lean towards venting. ~ Patrick Stump,
26:Lyrics are always the last thing to get done. ~ Jeff Hanneman,
27:Sexuality is the lyricism of the masses. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
28:I don't write lyrics, the lyrics write Thom Yorke ~ Thom Yorke,
29:I try not get too self-aware when writing lyrics. ~ Win Butler,
30:This is business: they don't care about your lyrics; ~ Cormega,
31:You can be a permanent fixture in my lyrical mixture. ~ Eminem,
32:I'm not tryin' to come off as the best lyricist. ~ Missy Elliot,
33:I'm used to getting sexy sometimes in the lyrics. ~ John Legend,
34:The trumpet was not a lyrical singing instrument. ~ Herb Alpert,
35:I think my melodies are superior to my lyrics. ~ Freddie Mercury,
36:When the lyrical muse sings the creative pen dances. ~ Aberjhani,
37:A good idea for lyrics and a melody to expand on. ~ Gordon Waller,
38:I actually find a lot of pleasure in writing lyrics. ~ King Krule,
39:I'm not saying I'm God. But as far as lyrics, I'm God MC. ~ Jay Z,
40:I've always seen my drumming as lyrical anyway. ~ Jimmy Chamberlin,
41:I would always write lyrics and songs on the piano. ~ Reggie Watts,
42:A lot of people don't listen to the lyrics, really. ~ Lenny Kravitz,
43:If your life had lyrics, would they be any good? ~ Douglas Coupland,
44:I love lyrics. They help me to figure things out. ~ Colleen Saidman,
45:Lyrics (Taylor Engineering) - Your Bookmark on Location ~ Anonymous,
46:Many of my lyrics are about having sex with prostitutes. ~ Kid Rock,
47:It's really important that my lyrics are truthful. ~ Lianne La Havas,
48:the lyrics aren't literature. they're just part of the story. ~ Bono,
49:Lyrics are my racket; music is play - the fluff stuff. ~ Cass McCombs,
50:One man's vulgarity is another man's lyric. ~ John Marshall Harlan II,
51:I just don't write musically, but lyrically, yeah I write. ~ Tom Araya,
52:I'm a lyric man - I'm always looking for meaningful songs. ~ Tom Jones,
53:Most of the songs that I appreciate are lyrically vague. ~ Andrew Bird,
54:People have no discrepancy for me or my lyrics or the song. ~ Jadakiss,
55:You can't ask me to explain the lyrics because I won't do it. ~ Lou Reed,
56:If conversation was the lyrics, laughter was the music, ~ Nicholas Sparks,
57:Don't call my lyrics poetry. It's an insult to real poets. ~ Bernie Taupin,
58:Every song deserves lyrics. Deserves a story to tell. ~ Courtney C Stevens,
59:I want to touch people's lives with my music and my lyrics. ~ Romeo Santos,
60:Making music, creating lyrics comes very naturally to me. ~ Junaid Jamshed,
61:I still to this day get the most inspiration from rap lyrics. ~ Ezra Koenig,
62:Science produces an incomparably lyrical state in this man. ~ Ernest Solvay,
63:Sort of like, I have to make the Japanese lyrics really deep. ~ Utada Hikaru,
64:You have to be a poet to know how to write a song with lyrics. ~ Petra Haden,
65:A lot of the time there is a lot of melancholy in the lyrics. ~ Will Champion,
66:I have way too many songs that have music but don't have lyrics. ~ Jonny Lang,
67:[Jeffrey Lewis is] The best lyricist working in the US today. ~ Jarvis Cocker,
68:I dont want to work on a musical if Im not the lyricist. ~ David Lindsay Abaire,
69:I've gotten to a point where I don't want lyrics to mean anything. ~ Mary Timony,
70:My music and lyrics became an extension of this Indian philosophy. ~ Gary Wright,
71:And I think as long as a song has beautiful lyrics, I'm so happy. ~ Julie Andrews,
72:I don't really usually write sort of a cheerleader-type lyric. ~ Rachael Yamagata,
73:If lyrics make people do things, how come we don't love each other? ~ Frank Zappa,
74:I like hip-hop music, but some of the lyrics make me want to cry. ~ Patti LaBelle,
75:'Tailgate Blues' is kind of a lyrical masterpiece of a country song. ~ Luke Bryan,
76:Are we philosophizing?” asked Harshaw. “Or were those song lyrics? ~ Leigh Bardugo,
77:I have this theory, bands with enigmatic lyrics attract crazies. ~ Michael Azerrad,
78:I'm not crazy about country-western music. But the lyrics are good. ~ Alice Cooper,
79:To me, the lyrics of the song define the kind of style it is. ~ Elizabeth McGovern,
80:Funny how lyrics to a song that held memories for you never went away. ~ Riley Hart,
81:If it’s your song, I don’t need lyrics to know what you’re saying. ~ Meredith Shayne,
82:I suppose I'm saying that defiance is actually part of the lyric job ~ Seamus Heaney,
83:I wish I could write lyrical poems, but I just write the way they come. ~ Tom Paulin,
84:My mind seemed to think in terms of very bad song lyrics these days. ~ Hester Browne,
85:When Blue sang, a lyric became a libation; a song became a sacrament. ~ Pearl Cleage,
86:If you rank me with the lyric poets, my exalted head shall strike the stars. ~ Horace,
87:I love knowing that people are connecting to my lyrics, my music and me. ~ Lee DeWyze,
88:The fact that I'm a performer helps me enormously as a lyricist. ~ Lin Manuel Miranda,
89:I think there's a certain lyricism in the telling of a scientific story. ~ Janna Levin,
90:Lyrically I'm very ironic and silly, but I hope I'll touch your heart ~ Geri Halliwell,
91:Lyrics need to be good, but they don't need to be obvious right away. ~ Matt Berninger,
92:That's one of the main thing with the lyrics - not giving any answers. ~ Mark Tremonti,
93:There is a wonderful Hungarian literature, especially in lyric poetry. ~ Gyorgy Ligeti,
94:Time flies when you're falling down"...(not from a book, it's a lyric) ~ Courtney Love,
95:But you can't hide from me, Lyric. I'm learning you. I want to learn more. ~ Maya Banks,
96:Write whatever you like. If you haven't the facts, substitute lyricism. ~ Anton Chekhov,
97:Logic , like lyrical poetry , is no employment for the middle-aged ~ John Maynard Keynes,
98:As a lyricist, you love to hear other great lyrics or other great concepts. ~ Alicia Keys,
99:Every person had lyrics in their life that were too painful to sing. ~ Brittainy C Cherry,
100:I write hate lyrics really well. It's not every day you can use them, really. ~ Nick Cave,
101:Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up. ~ Hans Christian Andersen,
102:Maybe the key to finding the perfect song is simply rewriting the lyrics. ~ Kandi Steiner,
103:Moving pictures need sound as much as Beethoven symphonies need lyrics. ~ Charlie Chaplin,
104:I don't get into heavy political numbers because I don't find them lyrical. ~ James Taylor,
105:Never get so attached to a poem that you forget truth that lacks lyricism. ~ Joanna Newsom,
106:That’s the thing about song lyrics. You take the parts that speak to you. ~ Lauren Blakely,
107:When you are happy, you enjoy music, when you are sad, you understand lyrics ~ Frank Ocean,
108:choose environmental or ambient music with no lyrics or well-defined melodies. ~ Marie Kond,
109:Sometimes people mishear my lyrics and think a song's about something it isn't. ~ Kate Bush,
110:You can have a great lyric and a so-so melody; it's going to be a tough sell. ~ Herb Alpert,
111:I create my own lyrics. I have a great band. I have a drummer from East Berlin. ~ Nina Hagen,
112:I write my lyrics into the computer and I hum my music into the dictaphone. ~ Sebastian Bach,
113:The lyrics, in English, were meaningless to him, the bass line irresistible. ~ Katherine Boo,
114:Whatever I did lyrically or vocally, just to try and get better at everything. ~ Vic Fuentes,
115:What I love about Blink-128 is that we write catchy melodies with dark lyrics. ~ Mark Hoppus,
116:I'm a great believer in letting lyrics just flow out, wherever they come from. ~ Quincy Jones,
117:Why write a song when no one can play the notes or understand the lyrics? ~ Christopher Moore,
118:Christoph Ptack is associate artistic administrator at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, ~ Anonymous,
119:Human nature provides the lyrics, and we novelists just compose the music. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon,
120:I am a big Pink Floyd fan. That is where a lot of the concept lyrics come from. ~ Gary Cherone,
121:If I was an owl, I would peck your eyes out. Wow this lyric is ****ing brilliant. ~ Thom Yorke,
122:It’s their own fault for not knowing all the Schoolhouse Rock! lyrics by heart. ~ Ernest Cline,
123:O lyric Love, half angel and half bird. And all a wonder and a wild desire. ~ Robert Browning,
124:The best way to compliment an emcee is to say his lyrics. That's how you say, "Hello." ~ Ice T,
125:When I look at the arc of my career, my focus is on lyricism, right? I own that. ~ Talib Kweli,
126:Dean Magraw so liquid, lyrical and effortless it's like listening to a dancer. ~ Steve Tibbetts,
127:I always thought it was important for my lyrics to come from a really honest place. ~ Avey Tare,
128:I think it's one of the things that drive lyric poetry, our sense of mortality. ~ Edward Hirsch,
129:Love lyrics have contributed to the general aura of bad mental health in America. ~ Frank Zappa,
130:Sometimes I'll listen to a lyric and I'll be so pissed off that I didn't write it. ~ King Krule,
131:I stand behind all the lyrics I've ever written; I don't have a problem with that. ~ Ian MacKaye,
132:Life is nothing more than a series of lyric snippets from Bruce Springsteen songs. ~ Brian Keene,
133:The lyric deals with love and sorrow, the aphorism with contradiction and deceit. ~ Mason Cooley,
134:The only thing that exists is torment, lyricism, and the magnificence of language. ~ John Hawkes,
135:Ultimately the air
Is bare sunlight where must be found
The lyric valuable. ~ George Oppen,
136:I felt a kinship with country music, because country has lyrics that tell stories ~ Desmond Child,
137:If lyrics sold then truth be told/I'd probably be just as rich and famous as Jay-Z. ~ Talib Kweli,
138:It's like you know a lyric for a song by heart and suddenly you forget the words. ~ Cecelia Ahern,
139:I was never a 'sit down with a notepad and write lyrics' kind of person. ~ James Vincent McMorrow,
140:Lyrics are the only thing to do with music that haven't been made easier technically. ~ Brian Eno,
141:The deity on purpose [sings] the liveliest of all lyrics through the most miserable poet. ~ Plato,
142:Most of all I like to sing my heart out to lyrics that really speak to people. ~ Christina Grimmie,
143:My heart shattered and I kissed her, hard, as I fell irrevocably in love with Lyric. ~ Ann Mayburn,
144:The problem isn’t with rock lyrics, it’s
with the fabric of this society itself. ~ Jodi Picoult,
145:After all, nothing helps to write lyrics more than to mess around with the language. ~ Joshua Homme,
146:A lyrical, brave and complex novel that takes enormous risks and pulls them all off. ~ Peter Straub,
147:Even in the midst of my darkness, through a storm of pain, Lyric brings me calm. ~ Jessica Sorensen,
148:When you're happy you enjoy the music, but when you're sad you understand the lyrics. ~ Frank Ocean,
149:As a songwriter, I don't rush. I may sit on lyrics for two years before the music hits. ~ Ben Harper,
150:I don't think I'm the best lyricist; it's hard for me to express feelings through words. ~ Ty Segall,
151:The problem isn’t with rock lyrics, it’s with the fabric of this society itself.” Ann ~ Jodi Picoult,
152:I want to make an album with just great beats and big vocals and just amazing lyrics. ~ Tessanne Chin,
153:running the lyrics over and over in my head: “I wanna take you for granted. Well I will. ~ K Bromberg,
154:Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction. ~ Jimi Hendrix,
155:jazz is the expression of America's romantic self, its sensual potency, its lyrical force. ~ Anais Nin,
156:Music's staying power is a function of how timeless the lyrics, song and production are. ~ Gary Wright,
157:Words are what make the song. I get a personal vision about what the lyrics are about. ~ Julie Andrews,
158:If my lyrics mean something special to someone... that's the most important thing to me. ~ Dia Frampton,
159:If you're single, then I'm single?" What's that supposed to be? Lyrics to a pop song? ~ Sophie Kinsella,
160:I think love lyrics have contributed to the general aura of bad mental health in America. ~ Frank Zappa,
161:Loving you is like Listening to a song For the first time And somehow knowing all the lyrics ~ L J Shen,
162:Some things remain fragments, just the lyrics and melodies or a line or two or a verse. ~ Tracy Chapman,
163:I'm quite certain that the audience that I've got for my stuff don't listen to the lyrics. ~ David Bowie,
164:I think what we tried to do lyrically, vocally and musically was to capture a sound. ~ Stephen Mallinder,
165:I've got miracle lyrical capability all in me / With the agility to escape a killer bee colony. ~ Eminem,
166:Even if I'm writing music, it's with a lyric in mind, to communicate some kind of feeling. ~ Cass McCombs,
167:I don't find the songs; they find me. I just strum my guitar and wait for a lyric to come. ~ James Taylor,
168:I'm just worn down and weary of bands whose lyrics are cryptic and self-referential. ~ Yannis Philippakis,
169:In whatever form it takes, life sings because it has a song. The meaning is in the lyrics. ~ Robert Lanza,
170:I used to play guitar for myself and write lyrics and listen to different styles of music. ~ Rokia Traore,
171:I would say I'd rather dig a ditch, you know, do hard, manual labor than write lyrics. ~ Natalie Merchant,
172:My problem with country music is that I try to avoid the very situations the lyrics lament. ~ Sue Grafton,
173:The lyrics are different from Nick Cave songs and lyrics. His songs are very narrative. ~ Stephen Malkmus,
174:A lot of the great songwriters in history have been collaborators, with a separate lyricist. ~ Mike Gordon,
175:For me, naming bands was the forerunner to really writing lyrics, because I work off titles. ~ Jim Capaldi,
176:I understand that transposing a song a half step can effect the believability of a lyric. ~ Trey Anastasio,
177:Poetry is a lyrical insinuation. Often, its melodic subtlety kisses the subconscious mind. ~ Masiela Lusha,
178:Anyone who wants to know who I am can just read my lyrics - I've always written about who I am. ~ Joan Jett,
179:I'd rather sing a good lyric written by someone else than one of my own that is terrible. ~ Vanessa Paradis,
180:If Words are the Lyrics, and Laughter the Melody, then a Relationship becomes a Symphony. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
181:Love. He’d written enough lyrics about it, but did he really have any idea what it meant? ~ Claire Thompson,
182:Singing the songs, writing the lyrics, emotioning the words; that is all I can do for love. ~ M F Moonzajer,
183:Song Sung Blue took a lot of compressing and refining, and it has one of my favorite lyrics. ~ Neil Diamond,
184:Yo, I'm god incarnate. From the grimiest back blocks. Pazienza lyrical equivalent of Sasquatch ~ Vinnie Paz,
185:It's rare when I feel like I can extract a lyrical message out of combining two things together. ~ Girl Talk,
186:I used to sit on the roof of the apartment where Jim Morrison used to write his early lyrics ~ Henry Rollins,
187:Lyrics are always misleading because they make people think that that's what the music is about. ~ Brian Eno,
188:Normally when I'm writing, in the beginning I don't think of lyrics at all. I'm just improvising. ~ St Lucia,
189:There is nothing more comforting than hearing lyrics to a song you could’ve written yourself. ~ Hilary Wynne,
190:When I'm stuck for a closing to a lyric, I will drag out my last resort: overwhelming illogic. ~ David Bowie,
191:and an artist’s armor is full of bullets and cracks. That’s how the lyrics and notes seep through. ~ L J Shen,
192:Courtney Love's name should be right next to Bob Dylan when they say best lyricist of all time. ~ Linda Perry,
193:Cynthia's lyrics always expressed the feelings people felt but they couldn't express themselves. ~ Barry Mann,
194:I don't hate any sort of music but I just think that the lyricism needs to be in the forefront. ~ Joell Ortiz,
195:I don't really plan what comes out of my mouth, and that's what makes most of my lyrics entertaining. ~ Kesha,
196:How easy it is to wax lyrical over despair, to wallow in it, to enjoy it. This too is kitsch ~ Karsten Harries,
197:I had written lyrics to a song called The Silent Extreme, which Alex later renamed Humans Being. ~ Sammy Hagar,
198:I'm always writing lyrics. I have so many lyrics on so many stray pieces of paper. Everywhere. ~ Abbie Cornish,
199:I'm glad that the lyrics reach people and make them understand that we're all the same, really. ~ Phil Collins,
200:I've always been a fan of plain writing. I hate metaphor-laden, heavily larded, lyrical writing. ~ Hank Azaria,
201:Lyrically we tried to just not be the same as a lot of the other crap that is out there right now. ~ Adam Rich,
202:There is so much jasmine and nightshade in the garden that we all wake with lyrical headaches. ~ Frances Mayes,
203:Im not really into the whole lyrics thing; I just like to make music that people like to listen to. ~ Fetty Wap,
204:I rate Morrissey as one of the best lyricists in Britain. For me, he's up there with Bryan Ferry. ~ David Bowie,
205:Blending is just like writing lyrics or finishing up the song, rearranging and arranging. ~ Maynard James Keenan,
206:My lyrics are generated by various peculiar processes. Very random and similar to automatic writing. ~ Brian Eno,
207:She’s like poetry. Like prose and love letters and lyrics, cascading down the center of a page. ~ Colleen Hoover,
208:I probably listen to more instrumental music than music with lyrics, but at the same time I do love both. ~ Flume,
209:I write most of my own lyrics for my album and I am helping to produce some of the songs as well. ~ Lindsay Lohan,
210:A lot of the lyrical ideas do have a lot of meaning in a way, although it is somewhat abstracted. ~ Thurston Moore,
211:Disgust at having to talk about oneself is what distinguishes novelistic talent from lyric talent. ~ Milan Kundera,
212:For me, singing was always about the lyrics. I'm hopeless at singing songs that don't have a core. ~ Julie Andrews,
213:He was enthusiastic about everything, but when she came in with the pie he grew positively lyrical. ~ James M Cain,
214:I was in love with the lyrics, the rhythm, and the way it could sweep me away to another world. ~ Jessica Sorensen,
215:We think we understand a song's lyrics but what makes us believe in them, or not, is the music ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
216:We think we understand a song's lyrics but what makes us believe in them, or not, is the music ~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon,
217:I listen to some of the lyrics I used to write and I say, "Where was my head at when I wrote that?" ~ Ozzy Osbourne,
218:The lyrics are constructed as empirically as the music. I don't set out to say anything very important. ~ Brian Eno,
219:The more I discovered the lyrical quality of our lives, the more my own life became a web of fiction. ~ Azar Nafisi,
220:We think we understand a songs lyrics, but what makes us believe in them, or not, is the music. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
221:Until I can visualise what the lyrics are about and see the story or whatever, I can't hear the melody. ~ Elton John,
222:We think we understand a song’s lyrics, but what makes us believe in them, or not, is the music. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
223:I have found in black metal the lyrics are profoundly beautiful... a pathos and mythos at the same time. ~ Ryan Adams,
224:I take my spoken-word stuff extremely seriously because I feel like that's true writing, true lyricism. ~ Nick Cannon,
225:Lyrical poetry is much the same an every age, as the songs of the nightingales in every spring-time. ~ Heinrich Heine,
226:Lyrics are back, maybe. It seems like there was a bit of an attitude that lyrics are not important. ~ Stephen Malkmus,
227:Plain and simply, a love lyric is one’s soul set in motion. If it’s good, it may do the same to you. ~ Joseph Brodsky,
228:After that, I specifically started writing lyrics. I would like sweat and think and get it all together. ~ Jim Capaldi,
229:Country music isn't a guitar, it isn't a banjo, it isn't a melody, it isn't a lyric. It's a feeling. ~ Waylon Jennings,
230:Everything I do is very visual and very aural, so I don't read music, and I draw as much as I write out lyrics. ~ Mika,
231:Every time I get up in the morning, melodies occur to me and I start trying to shape lyrics to melodies. ~ Andrew Bird,
232:I didn't really start writing music or lyrics or turning them into songs until I went to San Francisco. ~ Jello Biafra,
233:I get a different kind of lyric from someone else that might make me go in a different musical direction. ~ Barry Mann,
234:I think because I was brought up in a Christian home, I was kind of careful not to swear in my lyrics. ~ Avril Lavigne,
235:I wanna be able to stand on the stage and hold out the mic and people sing all the lyrics to my song. ~ Sevyn Streeter,
236:I write lyrics. I play the guitar. If the rest of the band had to do my schedule, they would be dead ~ John Frusciante,
237:What the lyric essay inherits from the public essay is a fact-hungry pursuit of solutions to problems, ~ David Shields,
238:He is a lyric poet . . . aloof from the swirling currents in which many of his colleagues are immersed. ~ Samuel Barber,
239:Most of the lyrics are over a year old, and it doesn't feel like it's about me. Time created a distance. ~ Beth Gibbons,
240:People really listen to your lyrics if you rap. So, I had to make sure that they were clear and concise. ~ Mark Salling,
241:A lot of underground hip-hop will inspire me as far as rhyme patterns - really wordy, intelligent lyrics. ~ Travie McCoy,
242:Barney told me he’d written ‘Liar’ about our manager. I was really shocked when I saw the lyrics. Poor Rob. ~ Peter Hook,
243:Everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence. ~ George Santayana,
244:In fact, in lyric poetry, truthfulness becomes recognizable as a ring of truth within the medium itself. ~ Seamus Heaney,
245:My style of lyric-writing is very specific and has a lot of details, and I think people react most to that. ~ Craig Finn,
246:Sometimes I start just on the piano with a melody or musical idea that kind of leads me to certain lyrics. ~ John Legend,
247:There was a marvelous, dark lyricism in his voice, the kind of defiance that is rooted in deep loneliness. ~ Tom Robbins,
248:If you see it there, darling, then it's there." -Freddie Mercury, when asked the meaning of his lyrics. ~ Freddie Mercury,
249:I have had much to learn from Sweden's poetry and, more especially, from her lyrics of the last generation. ~ Knut Hamsun,
250:I'm not a pop song lyric writer. I can't just focus on one simple meaning or even a double entendre. ~ Julian Casablancas,
251:I wanted people to connect with the lyrics, even if it's in some weird way, because they're all personal. ~ George Clarke,
252:Jax Cassidy is delightful! Her lush, lyrical way with words will draw you in and keep you turning the pages. ~ Sylvia Day,
253:all paradox and enticing mystery, street-tough one moment, then lifted by a lyrical and poetic sensitivity ~ Arthur Miller,
254:The Athanasian Creed is the most splendid ecclesiastical lyric ever poured forth by the genius of man. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
255:I make up new lyrics to well-known lullabies. Mostly because I don't actually know a lot of the lyrics. ~ Alanis Morissette,
256:I'm certainly not a lyricist first. I prefer doing it intuitively and not really thinking about it so much. ~ Daniel Rossen,
257:Ive always written poetry and lyrics. My first husband, who was a musician, we wrote a bunch of songs together. ~ P J Soles,
258:The thing is, in English I'm able to write the lyrics as I'm making the song, once I'm done with the melody. ~ Utada Hikaru,
259:What is the point of singing wonderful lyrics if the audience can't understand what is being said or heard? ~ Frank Sinatra,
260:Basically, no one else gives me any opinions on lyrics. I don't ask for them. If they did, I would listen. ~ Stephen Malkmus,
261:I can't write - out of all the things it takes to make music, lyrics are the thing I'm by far the shittiest at. ~ Jay Watson,
262:I like to move around in the landscape between poetry and prose, between the lyrical and the narrative. ~ Rigoberto Gonzalez,
263:Sometimes I get the feeling that I'm stranded in the wrong time where love is just a lyric in a children's rhyme ~ Bil Keane,
264:I certainly believe you can write a narrative lyric or a lyrical narrative - why not a nyric or a larrative? ~ Matthea Harvey,
265:The country is lyric, the town dramatic. When mingled, they make the most perfect musical drama. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
266:Faithless lyricists I have read
They'd amputate a rose to know a rose
- and patch it a clumsy detection ~ Gregory Corso,
267:If I look at my old lyrics, they seem to be full of rage, but empty. There was an emptiness in my life. ~ Billie Joe Armstrong,
268:If it's the beginning of something - like an album, I'm working on the lyrics and I take a walkman and headset. ~ Phil Collins,
269:My job is to be some sort of music/lyric psychic, to figure out that that's the right song to not fight the lyric. ~ Ben Folds,
270:These so-called entertainers get rich while the kids who emulate their lyrics and attitude destroy themselves. ~ Bill O Reilly,
271:Death left its old tragic heaven and became the lyrical core of man: his invisible truth, his visible secret. ~ Michel Foucault,
272:I mean, you just don't seem like a big fan of words yourself. So I thought you'd appreciate the lack of lyrics. ~ Jasmine Warga,
273:Playing the guitar, you kind of lock into a rhythm and a groove, and then it relaxes me to make up lyrics and sing. ~ Cat Power,
274:Usually [the lyrics] go from one word to the next word - there's no finish line. The music was that way, too. ~ Stephen Malkmus,
275:If you actually dissect the lyrics in 'Motley Crue', you'll notice that there's a lot going on beneath the surface. ~ Nikki Sixx,
276:Your lyrics lack subtlety! You can't just have your characters announce how they feel! That makes me feel angry! ~ Matt Groening,
277:Frank [Zappa] was not a big fan of having lyrics, but sometimes he had things to say that lent themselves to lyrics. ~ Gail Zappa,
278:Industry executives sacrificed art for what sells and mega-stars now saturate the market with the same tired lyrics. ~ Aloe Blacc,
279:My music is basically all about witty punchlines and lyric progression that is aimed to make you laugh or say "Woah." ~ Mike Stud,
280:Dilettantes,’ Art3mis said. ‘It’s their own fault for not knowing all the Schoolhouse Rock! lyrics by heart. ~ Ernest Cline,
281:heavy with The Cure and Depeche Mode, groups with lush instrumentals and heavy-duty lyrics about love, lust and life. ~ Megan Hart,
282:I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. ~ Anais Nin,
283:I love artists who have spirituality. Jonathan Coulton is the man, I love his melodies and lyrics. Chap-hop is the bomb! ~ MC Lars,
284:I think the language of science is highly lyrical and evocative and an important part of our lives in many ways. ~ Pattiann Rogers,
285:My lyrics say I have morals, I have confidence, I have weaknesses, I have strong points, that I am a human being. ~ Kendrick Lamar,
286:Publishing the lyric books, poetry or comics of other musicians I know. That's the thing I really want to break into! ~ Frank Iero,
287:Alot of my lyrics are about beating my children. 'Hit the bottom and escape' is a cry for help. oh god someone stop me ~ Thom Yorke,
288:Fiction and poetry are my first loves, but the really beautiful lyrical essay can do so much that other forms cannot. ~ Chris Abani,
289:Graffiti is linear and it's done with a pencil, and it's like writing on walls. But in my paintings it's more lyrical. ~ Cy Twombly,
290:I'm trying to change the root of funk, trying to make it more progressive, more melodic and more lyrically structured. ~ Rick James,
291:I think the overall mood of the music informs the artwork, but I've found that good lyrics can be inspirational, too. ~ Neil Farber,
292:It was a period when they used to read into our lyrics a lot, used to think there was more in them than there was. ~ Paul McCartney,
293:Shay sometimes talked in a mysterious way, like she was quoting the lyrics of some band no one else listened to. ~ Scott Westerfeld,
294:The ethos and critique are of poetry, which becomes a rich dark with a phosphorescence of lyric as witness. ~ Mei mei Berssenbrugge,
295:There are no words to this music, and that makes me sad. Every song deserves lyrics. Deserves a story to tell. ~ Courtney C Stevens,
296:For all but the sliver of poetry fans, over the past forty years popular song lyrics have been the nation’s poetry. ~ John McWhorter,
297:I'm as good as anybody out there lyrically and conceptually and can go toe to toe with the best of them throughout history. ~ Coolio,
298:I won't hurt you, Lyric. I don't want you to be afraid. I want you to know what it feels like to have someone love you. ~ Maya Banks,
299:Usually for me, the melodic structures come out in the water and the lyrical ideas could come from a book I'm reading. ~ Jon Foreman,
300:With this record [The Colour and the Shape], I started taking the lyrics more seriously. This is a very personal album. ~ Dave Grohl,
301:You have to question the originality of your life when it can be captured perfectly in the lyrics of a rock song. ~ Jonathan Tropper,
302:If a voice is just too nice, without an edge, it kinda all flows by. You forget it. You don't listen to the lyrics. ~ Stephen Malkmus,
303:I feel like I'm still learning a lot with writing lyrics. In the beginning, like the first record, I wasn't so aware. ~ Yukimi Nagano,
304:I feel there is always room for good music. I want to reach people's soul with my lyrics through whatever vessel God chooses. ~ Ne Yo,
305:I know that my fans will probably learn a lot about me by listening to my music, if they really listen to the lyrics. ~ Ariana Grande,
306:I write music all the time. When I talk about having writer's block, it's more to do with lyrics than anything else ~ Sarah McLachlan,
307:When I'm playing guitar, I just try and put those words into lyrics and just try a few things. It's all over the place. ~ George Ezra,
308:Everything on the radio is metaphorical in a bad way. But when I write a lyric, like "bang my box," that's pretty clear. ~ Miley Cyrus,
309:I hate to say this, but I always listen to the music and the instrumentation first, and then grab on to the lyrics later. ~ Elton John,
310:I save my truths, my secrets, for the lyrics of our songs... nobody would ever spot them there, hiding in plain sight. ~ Cathy Cassidy,
311:I tend to get a little quirkier and crazier with my lyrics and come from a different angle when I'm writing for myself. ~ Bonnie McKee,
312:I don't like to get too specific about lyrics. It places limitations on them, and spoils the listeners' interpretation. ~ David Gilmour,
313:If you really look at my lyrics, nobody's exempt. Nobody's exempt from observation, criticism or what I think is correction. ~ Ice Cube,
314:In fact, I love singing. I just have a small problem with pitch, tune, melody, and lyrics. But that's never stopped me. ~ Kevin Daniels,
315:I sing 'All Apologies' with my own lyrics. People want to sing along, but then, oops, they realize it's a different story. ~ Nina Hagen,
316:Outlandish lyrics sung by smiling people in perfect harmony. Has that edge of surprise...a little nuts and really funny. ~ Mick LaSalle,
317:Tristan was the soundtrack of my summer. The beat I walked to. The melody I breathed in and out. The lyrics I lived by. ~ Jessica Brody,
318:I don't really know what inspires me to write the music I do, but usually, the music will set the tone for the lyrics. ~ Eddie Van Halen,
319:If you wanted to, it would be easy to find some crappy lyrics [of Bob Dylan] from the Eighties to undermine the Nobel Prize. ~ Bob Dylan,
320:Jann Arden singing in the background. The strange, voyeuristic lyrics of “Living Under June” touched off thoughts of her own ~ Tami Hoag,
321:You can try and read my lyrics off of this paper before I lay 'em But you won't take the sting out these words before I say 'em ~ Eminem,
322:I like my lyrics to feel conversational and truthful, as if we're having real talk. I don't really like generic lyrics. ~ Meredith Brooks,
323:Percussion is the most adaptable family of instruments. The biggest challenge is to project percussion in a lyrical way. ~ Evelyn Glennie,
324:The music I desire must be supple enough to adapt itself to the lyrical effusions of the soul and the fantasy of dreams. ~ Claude Debussy,
325:Today's records, even though they may be lyrically repetitive and not saying anything particularly heavy, they have energy. ~ Carole King,
326:UNUSED LYRIC I’ve never been to Eden But it’s nice I hear tell When I die I’ll go to heaven ’Cause I’ve done my time in hell ~ Nikki Sixx,
327:When Chaplin found a voice to say what was on his mind, he was like a child of eight writing lyrics for Beethoven's Ninth. ~ Billy Wilder,
328:You know, when I did 'American Idol' the three times, I tried to tell these kids you have to tell the story of the lyric. ~ Barry Manilow,
329:I rate Morrissey (Steven Patrick Morrissey) as one of the best lyricists in Britain. For me, he`s up there with Bryan Ferry. ~ David Bowie,
330:Lyrical content is very important to me. I'm always trying to make sure the lyrics and music complement each other perfectly. ~ Matt Smith,
331:We’d buy brochures of Dylan lyrics and stay up late interpreting them. Dylan’s words struck chords of creative thinking. ~ Walter Isaacson,
332:All lyrical work must, as a whole, be perfectly intelligible, but in some particulars a little unintelligible. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
333:It echoed down the grimy hallways and squandered moments of his life, the answer to every question, the lyric of all songs. ~ Scott Hawkins,
334:[Kino] worked really well as a song title, and to build into a lyric, and also how we embraced mulit-media at the time. ~ Stephen Mallinder,
335:Music was my friend when I was a teenager, and I would inhabit and take comfort in lyrics. That's how I want to write. ~ Yannis Philippakis,
336:Once I went into songwriting, I figured I had to - I couldn't be a hellfire rock 'n' roller. But I could write hellfire lyrics. ~ Bob Dylan,
337:You can try and read my lyrics off of this paper before I lay 'em
But you won't take the sting out these words before I say 'em ~ Eminem,
338:I love the sad songs with their maudlin, self-deprecating, almost funny lyrics. As an Englishman, they make a lot of sense. ~ Teddy Thompson,
339:I never wrote music or arranged songs or lyrics when I was under the influence of anything but coffee. That's not gone away. ~ Chris Cornell,
340:In rap, as in most popular lyrics, a very low standard is set for rhyme; but this was not always the case with popular music. ~ James Fenton,
341:If conversation was the lyrics, laughter was the music, making time spent together a melody that could be replayed over and ~ Nicholas Sparks,
342:I'm a Gemini, so I'm very dual. I love something and I hate it at the same time, so that probably comes out in the lyrics. ~ Victoria Legrand,
343:I saw "Follies" again at thirty, and you know, I had this great appreciation for [Stephen] Sondheim's brilliance, his lyrics. ~ Charles Busch,
344:I tend to write out the first iteration of a lyric here and then go over here and make variations on it, on the page opposite. ~ James Taylor,
345:I think the melody is the first time I hear in a song and if I like the melody, then I'll pay closer attention to the lyrics. ~ George Strait,
346:There's no magic for getting into the groove... just banging away at it. Sometimes the lyrics come first, sometimes the music. ~ Phil Collins,
347:When I first started writing lyrics and stuff, I was writing it to garage, and obviously garage kind of progressed to grime. ~ Lady Sovereign,
348:Writing music and lyrics that mean something personal to me. It's an exciting, intense, cathartic, this-is-who-I-am experience. ~ Mark Hoppus,
349:So much of rock lyrics is just a mirror of real feeling. It doesn't feel dangerous to me. They just feel like "rock lyrics." ~ Stephen Malkmus,
350:The first thing that inspires any song is a chord progression. When I have one I really like, I get into the lyrics even more. ~ Black Francis,
351:You can write very obtuse and abstract lyrics, and if they want to, people are going to find something amazing that you're saying. ~ Girl Talk,
352:I don't think there's a problem. First of all, I don't think music turns people into social liabilities. Because you hear a lyric ~ Frank Zappa,
353:With due deference to an esteemed lyrical authority one may safely say that a sorrow’s crown of sorrow is anticipating unhappier things. ~ Saki,
354:Soon the Boov was in the ghost suit and Pig was in the car, which would be a good lyric for a bluegrass song, now that I think of it. ~ Adam Rex,
355:I have one piece of music, since 1997, and I don't see it having lyrics. Where does it go in this world? So I haven't recorded it. ~ Joni Mitchell,
356:I let the music set the tone of the lyrics.I allowed myself to write more about relationships and emotions, in a girly way almost. ~ Jose Gonzalez,
357:I think I'm better than I was in my younger days, because I'm exploring deep lyrical material, and I've been sober for a while now. ~ Glenn Hughes,
358:The music machine played away - far away - and when I started to understand the lyrics of a Cocteau Twins song, I knew I was wrecked. ~ Iain Banks,
359:I'm no lyrical stylist, you wouldn't pick me for a perfect sentence, and I certainly wouldn't describe my novels as intellectual. ~ Joanna Trollope,
360:I'm not a fast, stream-of-consciousness lyricist at all - I know some guys who are, and if there is one skill I wish I had, it's that. ~ Jonny Lang,
361:I never really liked poetry readings; I liked to read poetry by myself, but I liked singing, chanting my lyrics to this jazz group. ~ Leonard Cohen,
362:I usually start writing stories from tone and not from content - kind of like people who create music and invent the lyrics later on. ~ Etgar Keret,
363:Once we reject lyricism, to blacken a page becomes an ordeal: what’s the use of writing in order to say exactly what we had to say? ~ Emil M Cioran,
364:I change lyrics to the songs all the time, too. I don't know if it matters in a lot of ways because you can take what you want from it. ~ Matt Corby,
365:If I just gave you a piece of paper with the lyrics written down on it, it would mean something to you. It would tell you a story. ~ Smokey Robinson,
366:In my writing, I strive for a lyrical beauty somewhere between Tolkien at his best and Seamus Heaney's translation of Beowulf. ~ Christopher Paolini,
367:I was left to painstakingly deal with the aftermath of my avoidance later in life, in therapy or through the lyrics of my songs. ~ Alanis Morissette,
368:The point about melody and beat and lyric is that they exist to engage you in a very particular way. They want to occupy your attention. ~ Brian Eno,
369:The younger people get into the lyrics in a different way; there's much more of a tactile understanding, which is the way I prefer it. ~ David Bowie,
370:When I pick up the guitar, it's a melody, and that's what drives the lyrics. It's bits and pieces of truth, but it is storytelling. ~ Ray LaMontagne,
371:I always loved rapping ever since Snoop said "1-2-3-4," I was repeating lines, but I didn't start writing my own lyrics until I was twelve. ~ Fashawn,
372:I have a lot of questions and I don't have that many answers. So what better place to exercise those thoughts than the lyrics, I guess. ~ Aaron Bruno,
373:Lyrically, 'less words mean more' is a pretty good rule of thumb. Try to cut out the fat and get to the meat of what you're saying. ~ Chris Stapleton,
374:Pessimism is the night-side of thought, a melodrama of the futility of the brain, a lyricism written in the graveyard of philosophy. ~ Eugene Thacker,
375:To all companies please stop using Xmas songs and inserting your own lyrics. Write your own music. I am boycotting you until you stop. ~ Bill Engvall,
376:What makes a great song - you dont put it into words. You feel it. The perfect lyric. The perfect melody. It makes you feel something. ~ Diane Warren,
377:I don't think lyrics need to be deep - just write whatever comes out of you. You don't need to find intense meaning in everything. ~ Bethany Cosentino,
378:I'm always thinking about songs, I'm thinking of life maybe a little bit more lyrically than a computer programmer or someone like that. ~ Jon Foreman,
379:Most Radiohead songs are actually REM songs, I just have a mentally ill child read the lyrics aloud and then I change the melodies a bit. ~ Thom Yorke,
380:snatch of an old Bob Dylan lyric occurred to him, something about the price you had to pay to keep from going through everything twice. ~ Stephen King,
381:The lyrics aren't simple, either. They're extremely difficult because I'm trying to say complicated things in as few words as possible. ~ Neil Diamond,
382:If you want meaning, you read poetry or a novel or something, you don't read song lyrics. You're supposed to listen to them with music. ~ Roddy Woomble,
383:I like to get a vibe first, then a melody and really beat up the melody for a while, then try and find a lyric that really suits him/her. ~ Matt Squire,
384:I write the lyrics based on what is going on in my life - I'm not going to write about the old hair metal stuff, like castles and stuff. ~ Oliver Sykes,
385:A snatch of an old Bob Dylan lyric occurred to him, something about the price you had to pay to keep from going through everything twice. ~ Stephen King,
386:Reaching deep into the heart of the reader, Cindy Woodsmall pens a beautifully lyrical story in her debut novel When the Heart Cries. ~ Tamera Alexander,
387:There have always been jokes all over our songs; I originally started writing lyrics to make my friends crack a smile, which is difficult. ~ Alex Turner,
388:The simpler songs are just done when the lyric has been stated; the more complex or band-oriented stuff can go in a million directions. ~ Robin Pecknold,
389:def leppard lyric from Rock of Ages: It's better to burn out than fade away. This is not a Curt Cobain quote. He was quoting them !!!!! ~ Victoria Danann,
390:I just like writing lyrics. I find a little satisfaction in performing live, making records. But primarily, I just try to write every day. ~ Cass McCombs,
391:I sit down and draw from my lyric book. I sit down and start looking through it and see if there is anything that strikes me that I've written. ~ Amy Ray,
392:Music is also one of the great heart openers. Sometimes, you hear the lyrics of a song and you dance, laugh, smile, or perhaps even cry. ~ Michael Franti,
393:Music should come crashing out of your speakers and grab you, and the lyrics should challenge whatever preconceived notions that listener has. ~ Lou Reed,
394:When I drive to work, I listen to thuggish rap at a very loud volume even though the lyrics are degrading to women and offend me to my core. ~ Roxane Gay,
395:I detest 'love lyrics.' I think one of the causes of bad mental health in the United States is that people have been raised on 'love lyrics. ~ Frank Zappa,
396:My poetry is not lyric. The epigrams are lyric because they come from my youthful period of lyricism, but my other poetry is not lyric. ~ Ernesto Cardenal,
397:All my lyrics are open to interpretation by the individual and imply many different meanings, therefore their relevance is purely subjective. ~ Ian Curtis,
398:Anytime there is any lyrical meaning or combination in my mixes, it's very blatant. I'm not trying to make any statement or anything like that. ~ Girl Talk,
399:Everything you could want - action, suspense, character and setting, all floating on the easy lyricism of a fine writer at the top of his game. ~ Lee Child,
400:I love all kinds of music. Everybody knows that Nas is my favorite lyricist in the universe. I'd love to collaborate with him on something. ~ Tony Sunshine,
401:I've also been writing for other artists, producing other artists, doing some country stuff. Those lyrics I tend to leave more universal. ~ Meredith Brooks,
402:Personal lyricism is the outcry of prisoner to prisoner from the cell in solitary where each is confined for the duration of his life. ~ Tennessee Williams,
403:Since I was a kid, when I pick up my guitar it's been hard for me to write some sort of bubblegum lyrics. It's not really ever been my route. ~ Aaron Bruno,
404:Trudy Bennett, I love you beyond any lyrics I could ever write, or any words I could ever say. I always have, and I always will. Marry me? ~ Samantha Towle,
405:CD's are amazing because you get the artwork, you get to look at the lyrics, you get to look at the behind-the-scenes photos or something. ~ Richard Patrick,
406:For several centuries what has passed for song in literary circles was any text that looked like the lyrics for a commonplace melodic setting. ~ David Antin,
407:If you listen to old Jerry Lee Lewis records, he'll always - about nine times out of 10 have the lyrics different than the original record is. ~ Chris Isaak,
408:The lyrics, the strings, the chords, everything comes at the moment like a gift that is put right into your head and that's how I hear it. ~ Michael Jackson,
409:When I drive to work, I listen to thuggish rap at a very loud volume, even though the lyrics are degrading to women and offend me to my core. ~ Kelly Jensen,
410:Her happiness floated like waves of ocean along the coast of her life. She found lyrics of her life in his arms but she never sung her song. ~ Santosh Kalwar,
411:I wanted to write some lyrics that had some meaning to them, lyrics that were meaningful to me and hopefully people can take something from that. ~ Adam Rich,
412:I want people to listen to my lyrics and be okay with themselves. The people who have it the roughest are homosexuals who come out of the closet. ~ Ben Folds,
413:When I say a spoken Hebrew sentence, half of it is like the King James Bible and half of it is a hip-hop lyric. It has a roller-coaster effect. ~ Etgar Keret,
414:I can't read music and I'm crap at learning lyrics. Especially since the accident I have memory problems. I can't remember words, names, places. ~ Marc Almond,
415:I have a little dictaphone and if a sound takes my fancy or if a lyric comes to me in the middle of the night I'll just record it there and then. ~ Barry Gibb,
416:It's funny how the littlest things can make you feel larger than life; the right lyric, the most heartfelt melody, the clearest message. Love. ~ Alex Gaskarth,
417:I've actually had a melody on my guitar since the day I learned how to play it, back when I was 7. And for some reason I can't add lyrics to it. ~ Miley Cyrus,
418:Man, that record came out and was real big in Memphis. They started playing it, and it got real big. Don't know why-the lyrics had no meaning. ~ Elvis Presley,
419:Music straightjackets a poem and prevents it from breathing on its own, whereas it liberates a lyric. Poetry doesn't need music; lyrics do. ~ Stephen Sondheim,
420:Now who is the king of these lewd, ludicrous, lucrative lyrics; who could inherit the title, to put the youth in hysterics; using his music as spirit ~ Eminem,
421:Surf is that music which is entirely about evoking something. There's never any vocals, so it's not about the lyrics, it's about the reverb. ~ Stephin Merritt,
422:I have learned to be steady in my course of love, or fear, or loneliness, rather than impulsive in its wasting, either lyrically or emotionally. ~ Rosanne Cash,
423:I've always felt that dark lyrics with dark music is pretty useless. Maybe that's a strong statement - not useless, but for me, it's just boring. ~ Andrew Bird,
424:At first I was laboring under the impression that Chinese lyrics didn't rhyme. That turned out to be untrue - they don't rhyme in translation. ~ Stephin Merritt,
425:I think a domestic situation can change you and your attitudes. I suppose if you did get a bit content, then you might not write savage lyrics. ~ Paul McCartney,
426:I usually have a song in my head. I'm thinking music, I'm thinking lyrics. Music helps me get to those moments. The moments between the moments. ~ Charlie Sheen,
427:When I write lyrics, it's only when I'm angry or hurt or sad. So lyrically it's never really easy going. And the music is always really intense. ~ Henry Rollins,
428:Chelsea Morning is a great Joni Mitchell song and I guess I'm partial to her lyrics because they show me a slightly different perspective on life. ~ Neil Diamond,
429:In her bones, this may still be her country. But she will not touch it with her hands the way I do, trying to lyricize the filth and the decay. ~ Gary Shteyngart,
430:It's crazy to see people having tattooed my lyrics on their body, and quite frankly writing is just an outlet for my voice and getting it out there. ~ Debby Ryan,
431:Sometimes I'll have a whole song done without having a beat - I'll just rap on an instrumental tempo and recreate a whole new song just around the lyrics. ~ Tyga,
432:Songwriters might write cynical, world-wise lyrics and constantly talk about money, but most of us are downright naive when it comes to business. ~ Willie Nelson,
433:I don't think my lyrics go so well when I try to sound poetic. Some people do that really well. If I did that I'd feel like it wouldn't be genuine. ~ Chaz Bundick,
434:If some event happens and it seems really important to me and moving to me, I'll write it down in my lyric book knowing that it will come out in a song. ~ Amy Ray,
435:I said Yo Jay, I can rap. And I spit this rap that said I'm killin' ya'll *****s on this lyrical sh*t, mayonnaise colored benz, I push miracle whips. ~ Kanye West,
436:The music, I think, is just as important as the lyrics; it portrays the emotion of the song. I play the kind of music that I want to listen to. ~ Courtney Barnett,
437:A beautiful woman combining the prospect of happiness and nakedness in the same spoken sentence could achieve the power of the greatest lyric poetry. ~ Nick Hornby,
438:Historically, there are hierarchies of purity. Certain aspects of poetry are very, very pure. The lyric poem can't be anything but the lyric poem. ~ Vijay Seshadri,
439:I'd much rather talk about guitar playing. I hate it when people ask me about my lyrics. I always feel like telling them to just go and read them. ~ James Hetfield,
440:'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,' if you go through the lyrics, is such a haunting melody, and the words are, for a pop song, pretty deep and dark. ~ Jake Epstein,
441:After all, what is lyric but the seamless fusion of formal control and passionate conviction, in the service of the expression of personal experience? ~ Annie Finch,
442:I'm much better at fixing or changing a melody to suit me than I would a lyric. But for me, everything is lyric. It has to be true for me to say it. ~ Alison Krauss,
443:It was so much fun conducting an orchestra and watching the musicians' faces as some of Kanye's lyrics went by. They couldn't believe what was going on. ~ Jon Brion,
444:A lot of Woody Guthrie's songs were taken from other songs. He would rework the melody and lyrics, and all of a sudden it was a Woody Guthrie song. ~ John Mellencamp,
445:Lyrically I like to use themes that make the listener use his or her imagination, and to give a little of the lessons I've learned in my own life. ~ Ronnie James Dio,
446:Something taken off the page can sound great, I guess. Usually it doesn't. It seems like lately Pitchfork is trying to champion lyric writers more. ~ Stephen Malkmus,
447:When I was growing up, Dr. Seuss was really my favorite. There was something about the lyrical nature and the simplicity of his work that really hit me. ~ Tim Burton,
448:At times, it could be a bit difficult to understand everything that's being said when just listening, but I wanted the lyrics to be the first impression. ~ Frank Iero,
449:conversation was the lyrics, laughter was the music, making time spent together a melody that could be replayed over and over without getting stale. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
450:I basically try not to waste any lines in any of my songs, and I think the witty phrases and funny lyrics I have bring a smarter sound to college hip-hop. ~ Mike Stud,
451:I'm not crazy about country-western music. But the lyrics are good. "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy" is pretty clever. ~ Alice Cooper,
452:Obviously, the music and lyrics are in me, but if I let myself get in my own way, I do. I empty out and let it come, and then the music spirits take over. ~ Joan Jett,
453:A great song for me is when I hear it and it's contagious. The lyrics and the melody, if grows on you once and you want to hear it over and over again. ~ Easton Corbin,
454:Drama is not a genre for infant prodigies: I can't think of a dramatist who made a major reputation as early as, say, Keats or Rimbaud in lyric poetry. ~ Northrop Frye,
455:Marian Palaia is a writer of startling grace and sensuous lyricism - reading her, you feel as if you've never heard language this beautiful and this true. ~ Jonis Agee,
456:The best song lyrics seem to me so artful, so brilliant, so warm and humorous, with both passion and wit, that my admiration is matched only by my envy. ~ David Lehman,
457:When I collaborated with Nelly Furtado, the idea for the song structure came from myself, but the lyrics and the ideas behind the songs came from her. ~ Paul Oakenfold,
458:I like mindless disco... they say the lyrics are stupid and repetitious. So what's wrong with that? So is lying in the sun. Not everything has to be serious. ~ Lou Reed,
459:I pay attention to lyrics and I know what rap fans care about. I try to write for the average listener and I'm conscious of the mainstream without selling out. ~ J Cole,
460:I would say it felt like my two favorite things, amplified and thrown together. Like my favorite poetic line mixed into the lyrics of my favorite song. ~ Colleen Hoover,
461:I write a lot of lyrics and I'm involved in the producing process, because it's like, if I'm singing it, I want it to be something that I can relate to. ~ Lindsay Lohan,
462:landscape, that vast still life, invites description, not narration. It is lyric. It has no story: it is the beloved, and asks only to be contemplated. ~ Patricia Hampl,
463:To me, lyrics are harder to write when you have to invent the feelings behind them. That's when lyrics take a lot of thought, when they aren't genuine. ~ Colleen Hoover,
464:Yorke's lyrics make me want to give up. I could never in my wildest dreams find something as beautiful as they find for a single song - let alone album ~ Dave Matthews,
465:You know, I say in my lyrics, "Every word I write will be analyzed by somebody white." It's just that I know that this sh*t is just not gonna fall on deaf ears. ~ Ice T,
466:If conversation was the lyrics, laughter was the music, making time spent together a melody that could be replayed over and over without getting stale. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
467:Illuminated by the same joyful curiosity and erudition, lyric writing, and plain love of life that made a classic of Archie Carr's The Windward Road. ~ Peter Matthiessen,
468:I was babysitting the night High School Musical premiered last year. I watched with the kids and we sang along to the lyrics. I was making $12 an hour. ~ Monique Coleman,
469:Bands that have positive lyrics that give people hope, I applaud them, you know I think we need to see more bands come out like that. I think it is great. ~ Michael Sweet,
470:I am a musical-theater nut. When the lyrics, orchestration, and performance all come together just right, I come alive and can feel every cell in my body. ~ Kelly Stables,
471:I am honored and quite proud that a class is being taught on my sensationalist lyrics, unique style and fashion and leadership role within the hip-hop community. ~ Lil Kim,
472:I stay true to my lyrics. If I go back and look at them in hindsight, the emotions I had when I wrote them have passed. It feels unjustified to change them. ~ Paloma Faith,
473:One difference between poetry and lyrics is that lyrics sort of fade into the background. They fade on the page and live on the stage when set to music. ~ Stephen Sondheim,
474:There's not much longevity in music today. It's so easy to go in, put some pretentious lyrics on, with people saying the same thing over and over and over. ~ Patti LaBelle,
475:Hurston’s mythic realism, lush and dense within a lyrical black idiom, seemed politically retrograde to the proponents of a social or critical realism. ~ Zora Neale Hurston,
476:It was my kind of song: fast and fun and exuberant,the lyrics tumbling out almost faster than my ears could follow them,some times rhyming,sometimes not. . . ~ Anthony Rapp,
477:Jean Prouvaire was timid only in repose. Once excited, he burst forth, a sort of mirth accentuated his enthusiasm, and he was at once both laughing and lyric. ~ Victor Hugo,
478:Rock and roll doesn't necessarily mean a band. It doesn't mean a singer, and it doesn't mean a lyric, really. It's that question of trying to be immortal. ~ Malcolm Mclaren,
479:The lyrics about trying to fix someone you love pull me back in time. Even back then he wanted to fix me, when I didn’t know I was broken. He’s still trying. ~ Alice Feeney,
480:But Lyric isn't sexy. She's fun, ridiculously happy, effortlessly beautiful, life-saving, and mind-blowing amazing. Sexy doesn't even begin to sum her up. ~ Jessica Sorensen,
481:Christmas carols play as I ride the escalator. I want to sing along, adding my own lyrics. Joy to the world/ Your flight is in/ Please don’t for-get your bags. ~ Lila Monroe,
482:I don't have any favourite lyrics. Honestly, all of them I love 'em to death - it's the same with songs. I don't have just one favourite lyric, I love them all. ~ ASAP Rocky,
483:I remember when I was very young, I read an article by Fats Domino which has really influenced me. He said, 'You should never sing the lyrics out very clearly. ~ Mick Jagger,
484:I still love poetic imagery. I love the idea of using surrealist speak to generate lyrical content and I love the way English can be exciting in and of itself. ~ Jeff Tweedy,
485:Maybe one day I'll write my rock album so I can use more obscure references and just be weird. If the lyrics are too crazy, though, then it's not pop anymore. ~ Chaz Bundick,
486:Quite often, lyrics get misunderstood - and I never mind that. I guess what all artists want is for their work to touch someone or for it to bethought provoking. ~ Kate Bush,
487:I write my lyrics the day I sing the song, so even when I have the basic things, I'm thinking what can I change, what can I add, how many harmonies can I do. ~ Kirk Windstein,
488:In Van Halen there were moments, like in some of the ballads, I put my heart and soul into those records. Those lyrics when I sang 'em, I gave myself goosebumps. ~ Sammy Hagar,
489:I write the music because I can't really write lyrics. But I can write chords like Robin's never heard of. So I provide the music for them to add the lyrics to. ~ Maurice Gibb,
490:Music critics think of lyrics first and don't consider melody but so many songs are lyrically depressing but musically great, and that's why they become classics. ~ Aloe Blacc,
491:Ironically, when I was playing in my first band, I would deliberately not write down any lyrics. I have a really good memory and I would just keep them in my head. ~ Craig Finn,
492:I think my voice worked out fine, but it was a lot of work for me. And I was very self-conscious about it. I was a bit self-conscious about writing lyrics too. ~ Jerry Harrison,
493:The lyricism of marginality may find inspiration in the image of the outlaw, the great social nomad, who prowls on the confines of a docile, frightened order. ~ Michel Foucault,
494:There exists a kind of laughter which is worthy to be ranked with the higher lyric emotions and is infinitely different from the twitching of a mean merrymaker. ~ Nikolai Gogol,
495:As I have continued to make music and progress as an artist, I think I am steadily getting better at expanding my lyrical content and defining who I am as an artist. ~ Mike Stud,
496:I don't know if it's my music, my lyrics, my sound and knowing the music business the way I do - all I can say is, my career has lasted way longer than I expected. ~ Barry White,
497:I never find myself even catching lyrics until something in the sound has taken me captive. Thinking about anything else is just the pleasurable byproduct of wow. ~ Greil Marcus,
498:I think it is optimistic and positive - it's quite contradictory in that sense - from the lyrics. Until you actually read them, maybe they can seem contradictory. ~ Faris Badwan,
499:Lyrics always fall short with the amount of energy thrown into the playing. Lyrics to some extent are just the product of a singer's insecurity with singing. ~ Brian Chippendale,
500:Sometimes I get a lyric, and the lyric, you know, comes off the page, and goes into my brain and comes out with a melody. Other times, I may create a melody first. ~ Carole King,

--- IN CHAPTERS (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)


   4 Occultism
   2 Philosophy

   6 Sri Aurobindo
   2 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   2 Aleister Crowley

   7 Savitri
   6 Collected Poems
   2 Liber ABA
   2 Hymns to the Mystic Fire

02.03_-_The_Glory_and_the_Fall_of_Life, #Savitri, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  The voice of Time sang of the Immortal's joy;
  An inspiration and a lyric cry,
  The moments came with ecstasy on their wings;

02.08_-_The_World_of_Falsehood,_the_Mother_of_Evil_and_the_Sons_of_Darkness, #Savitri, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  In the ideographs of the Ineffable
  The lyric of the love that waits through Time
  And the mystic volume of the Book of Bliss

02.09_-_The_Paradise_of_the_Life-Gods, #Savitri, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Pastured his gleaming sun-herds and moon-flocks
  Along the lyric speed of griefless streams
  In fragrance of the unearthly asphodel.

04.03_-_The_Call_to_the_Quest, #Savitri, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  For ever of its one love-note untired
  A lyric col cried among the leaves.
  Away from the terrestrial murmur turned

06.01_-_The_Word_of_Fate, #Savitri, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Lisping and babbling to the splendour of morn
  And cling with lyric laughter round the knees
  Of heaven's daughters dripping magic rain

1.02_-_The_Doctrine_of_the_Mystics, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Such are some of the principal images of the Veda and a very brief and insufficient outline of the teaching of the Forefathers. So understood the Rig Veda ceases to be an obscure, confused and barbarous hymnal; it becomes the high-aspiring Song of Humanity; its chants are episodes of the lyrical epic of the soul in its immortal ascension.

1.02_-_The_Three_European_Worlds, #The Ever-Present Origin, #Jean Gebser, #Integral
  This psychic inner-space breaks forth at the very moment that the Troubadours are writing the first lyric "I"-Poems, the first personal poetry that suddenly opens an abyss between man, as poet, and the world or nature (1250 A.D.). Concurrently at the University of Paris, Thomas Aquinas, following the thought of his teacher Albertus Magnus, asserts the validity of Aristotle, thereby initiating the rational displacement of the predominantly psychic-bound Platonic world.

1.08_-_The_Ladder, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
   its approach is from a different angle. Just as there are various technical methods of Yoga, so there are of Magick.
  I ignore completely, at this stage of exegesis, the charms and amulets which comprise a greater part of such Qabal- istic works as Sepher Ratsiel haMaloch and The Greater Key of King Solomon. My references are in the main directed towards the spiritual thaumaturgy manifested in, for example, The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage and such invocations as " The Bornless One ", " Liber Israfel " ; the latter being an adaptation from the Book of the Dead ; and the powerful fragments of lyrical ritual found in the Dee manuscripts. When a man endeavours to perfect his meditation, the rebellion of the human will and the Ruach is violent, and only by experience can one discover the almost diabolical ingenuity of the mind in attempting to escape from control. There are methods of training that will, by which it is more or less easy to check one's progress. Magical ritual is a mnemonic process devoted to this end. I say mnemonic advisedly, to answer objections to " apparatus " employed by the Practical Qabalist.

1.09_-_SKIRMISHES_IN_A_WAY_WITH_THE_AGE, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  The actor, the mime, the dancer, the musician, and the lyricist, are
  in their instincts fundamentally related; but they have gradually
  specialised in their particular branch, and become separated--even
  to the point of contradiction. The lyricist remained united with the
  musician for the longest period of time; and the actor with the dancer.

11.01_-_The_Eternal_Day_The_Souls_Choice_and_the_Supreme_Consummation, #Savitri, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Breaking through enchantments of the ravished sense,
  The lyric voyage of a divine soul
  Mid spume and laughter tempting with its prow
  As from the harp of some ecstatic god
  There springs a harmony of lyric bliss
  Striving to leave no heavenly joy unsung,

12.01_-_The_Return_to_Earth, #Savitri, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  The brilliance of her rich receding gleam
  A thoughtful prophecy of lyric dawn.

1.26_-_A_general_estimate_of_the_comparative_worth_of_Epic_Poetry_and_Tragedy., #Poetics, #Aristotle, #Christianity
  Now, in the first place, this censure attaches not to the poetic but to the histrionic art; for gesticulation may be equally overdone in epic recitation, as by Sosi-stratus, or in lyrical competition, as by
  Mnasitheus the Opuntian. Next, all action is not to be condemned any more than all dancing--but only that of bad performers. Such was the fault found in Callippides, as also in others of our own day, who are censured for representing degraded women. Again, Tragedy like Epic poetry produces its effect even without action; it reveals its power by mere reading. If, then, in all other respects it is superior, this fault, we say, is not inherent in it.

1.35_-_The_Tao_2, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  From 1905 to 1918 the Tao Teh King was my continual study. I constantly recommended it to my friends as the supreme masterpiece of initiated wisdom, and I was as constantly disappointed when they declared that it did not impress them, especially as my preliminary descriptions of the book had aroused their keenest interest. I thus came to see that the fault lay with Legge's translation, and I felt myself impelled to undertake the task of presenting Lao Tze in language informed by the sympathetic understanding which initiation and spiritual experience had conferred on me. During my Great Magical Retirement on Aesopus Island in the Hudson River during the summer of 1918, I set myself to this work, but I discovered immediately that I was totally incompetent. I therefore appealed to an Adept named Amalantrah, which whom I was at that time in almost daily communication. He came readily to my aid, and exhibited to me a codex of the original, which conveyed to me with absolute certitude the exact significance of the text. I was able to divine without hesitation or doubt the precise manner in which Legge had been deceived. He had translated the Chinese with singular fidelity, yet in almost every verse the interpretation was altogether misleading. There was no need to refer to the text from the point of view of scholarship. I had merely to paraphrase his translation in the light of actual knowledge of the true significance of the terms employed. Any one who cares to take the trouble to compare the two versions will be astounded to see how slight a remodeling of a paragraph is sufficient to disperse the obstinate obscurity of prejudice, and let loose a fountain and a flood of living light; to kindle the gnarled prose of stolid scholarship into the burgeoning blossom of lyrical flame.

2.03_-_Karmayogin_A_Commentary_on_the_Isha_Upanishad, #Isha Upanishad, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  five hundred years before they received a passionately emotional
  and lyrical phrasing in Judaea and were put widely into practice

2.08_-_The_Sword, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  This form of dishonesty reaches its climax in the expurgating of the classics. "The Bible is the Word of God, written by holy men, as they were inspired by the Holy Ghost. But we will cut out those passages which we think unsuitable." "Shakespeare is our greatest poet-but, of course, he is very dreadful." "No one can surpass the lyrics of Shelley, but we must pretend that he was not an atheist."

2.1.02_-_Love_and_Death, #Collected Poems, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Thunder to war, nor bless with cool wide waves
  lyric Saruswathi nations impure."
  He spoke, and the vast tree groaned through its leaves,

3.02_-_The_Great_Secret, #unset, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
    I aimed at uttering the mystery of things; I aimed at making the Sphinx speak out. What lies hidden, what lies sealed, what moves from its secrecy suns and stars and hearts, that I endeavoured to unveil and present in the broad light of day. The labour of things, mundane or supra-mundane, is a dumb and even confused pantomime; I offered speech and consciousness to them. Words appeared to me a most marvellous instrument, the instrument par excellence. It has just the consistency to embody and to express, neither so fluid as to be vague, nor so concrete as to be opaque. The word pertains to two worlds at once. It is of the material world and therefore can give a form of matter: and it is sufficiently immaterial to be in contact with subtle things, forces and vibrations, principles and ideas. It can materialise the immaterial, embody the disembodied; and above all, it can give the meaning of things, the precise sense enclosed in a form.
    In my lyrics I sought to uncover the yearnings of the heart, in man or in nature, what things cry for, what their tears are for. On a larger canvas, through legends and parables, I portrayed the various facets of life's moods and urges, its rare wisdoms and common foolishnesses, gave a pulsating accent and a meaningful concreteness to episodes that constitute history, the history of man's and nature's consciousness. The tragedies and comedies of life I cast in the dramatic form too, and it is not for me to say how pleased you were to see the ancient form serving magnificently the needs and demands of the modern temperament. I moulded in unforgettable individualities figures and characters of living forces. A wider and still more explicit instrument is the novel which is perhaps more agreeable to the scientific and enquiring spirit of the age. For it is both illustrative and explanatory. I have given you the life history of individuals and social aggregates and I have attempted to give you too something of the life history of humanity taken as a whole, the massive aggregate in its circling, coiling, mounting movements. But I knew and I felt that it is not mere extension, largeness - the wide commonalty - that is enough for the human spirit. It needs uplift. It needs the grand style. So I gave you my epic. It was indeed a whole life's labour. Well, many of you do not and did not understand, more were overawed, but all felt its magic vibration. Yes, it was my desperate attempt to tear open the veil.
    I have varied the theme and I have varied the manner. Like a consummate scientist I juggled with my words, I knew how to change their constitution and transmute them as it were, make them carry a new sense, a new tone, a new value. I could command something of the Ciceronian swell, something of the Miltonic amplitude, something of the Racinian suavity; I was not incapable of the simplicity of Wordsworth at his best, nor was even the Shakespearean magic quite unknown to me. The sublimity of Valmiki and the nobility of Vyasa were not peaks too high for me to compass.

3.1.23_-_The_Rishi, #Collected Poems, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Melody swelling note on absolute note,
  A lyric maze,
  Beauty on beauty heaped pell-mell to chain

3.18_-_Of_Clairvoyance_and_the_Body_of_Light, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  1. As the poet puts it: Psyche, beware how thou disclose Thy tricks of toilet to
  Eros, Or let him learn that those love-breathing lyrical lips that whisper, wreathing
  His brows with sense-bewitching gold, Are equally expert to scold; That those

3_-_Commentaries_and_Annotated_Translations, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  this hymn rather indicated than described. The sukta is purely
  lyric in its character, vacho vandaru, an expression of delight and
  adoration, a stoma or stabilising mantra intended to fix in the

4.2.02_-_An_Image, #Collected Poems, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Even as apart in his chamber he played with his beautiful Helen,
  Touching her body rejoiced with a low and lyrical laughter,
  So he laughed as he smote his foemen. Round him the arrows,

5.1.01_-_Ilion, #Collected Poems, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Praying to Pallas the wise that the doom might turn from your mansions,
  Buildings delightful, gracious as rhythms, lyrics in marble,
  Works of the transient gods, and I yearned for the end of the war-din
  Singing the young men with banners marched in their joyous processions,
  Trod in martial measure or dancing with lyrical paces
  Chanted the glory of Troy and the wonderful deeds of their fathers.

7.6.02_-_The_World_Game, #Collected Poems, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  lyrical Poems

7.6.12_-_The_Mother_of_God, #Collected Poems, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  lyrical Poems

class, #unset, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
     4 Manly P Hall
     4 lyrics
     4 log

Evening_Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo, #Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Disciple: It contains the element of nationalism, that is the new strain; as for the rest there is not much that can be called modern. The form at present is mainly lyrical.
  Sri Aurobindo: But the lyric is quite old in Hindi.
  Sri Aurobindo: There is no creative force in it; it is descriptive and expressive. In lyrical poetry it is generally difficult to give that creative force. In sonnet form it is only in a series of sonnets as in Merediths sonnets on modern love, that one can put in creative force.
  Sri Aurobindo: Tagore is essentially a lyrical poet, and has no more creative force in his poetry than in his drama. One of his long poems, debatar grash I remember, was very finely descriptive but it did not create anything.
  Sri Aurobindo: You were asking me about an example of a lyrical poem which had the creative force in it. Well, I can give you two examples from Tagore though it is not usual with him to write such lyrics. His Urvashi and Parash Pathar have got that creative force there he has created something, not a character, but some reality of the inner life of man. What I mean is it is not simply a description. Also Nishikanta in the Gorur Gadi has created something. You see there that the cart is a real cart and man in it is a real man; and yet it is the world-cart and the world-man in it.
  The idea of greatness of poetry is difficult to standardise. The French poet Villon, if you take his poems one by one, is equal in greatness to any other great poet, but if you take his work in a mass you cant justify his greatness. Petrarch has written only sonnets and that on one subject, and yet he is considered a great poet and given a place next to Dante. Simonides has not a single poem complete, he is known by fragments and yet he is regarded as second to Pindar who is called the greatest lyricist. The Hound of Heaven is a far greater poem than any of Oscar Wildes or Chestertons.
  leap out strikingly from the rest. There is no doubt at all that these three lines have simply descended from above without any interruption. Or, his lyric, Take, O take those lips {{0}}away[[Take, O take these lips away.(((D-FOOTNOTE_40_150_0)))That so sweetly were foresworn;(((D-FOOTNOTE_40_150_0)))And these eyes, that the break of day,(((D-FOOTNOTE_40_150_0)))Light that do mislead the morn:(((D-FOOTNOTE_40_150_0)))But my kisses bring again, bring again(((D-FOOTNOTE_40_150_0)))Seals of love, but sealed in vain, sealed in vain.(((D-FOOTNOTE_R_20)))Measure for Measure Act IV. Scene I]] the whole of it has come down from above.
  In his poetry, too, I was rather disappointed, except Book of Thel (journey to Thel) and some of his lyrics his poetry also is not satisfying. It is like his etchings You find it rhetorical Durer also was a great etcher. The claim was that he used to paint or etch these things under inspiration.

LUX.01_-_GNOSIS, #Liber Null, #Peter J Carroll, #Occultism
  Sleeplessness, fasting, and exhaustion: are old monastic favorites. There should be a constant turning of the mind toward the object of the exercise during these practices. Pain, torture, and flagellation have been used by witches, monks, and fakirs to achieve results. Surrender to pain brings eventual ecstasy and the necessary one-pointedness. However, if the organism's resistance to pain is high, needless damage to the body may result before the threshold is crossed.
  Dancing, drumming, and chanting: require careful arranging and preparation to bring the participants to a climax. lyrical exaltation through emotive poetry, incantation, song, prayer, or supplication can also be added. The whole is best controlled by some form of ritual. Over-breathing is sometimes used to supplement the effects of dancing or leaping.
  The right way of walking: is not a technique for achieving immediate results but a meditation which helps the mind to stop thinking. One walks for long stretches without looking at anything directly but by slightly crossing and unfocusing the eyes, maintaining a peripheral view of everything. It should be possible to remain cognizant of everything within a 180 degree arc from side to side and from the tips of he toes to the sky. The fingers should be curled or clasped in unusual positions to draw attention to the arms. The mind should eventually become totally absorbed in its environment and thinking will cease.

Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_1, #unset, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  There is no doubt at all that they have descended from above without
  any interruption. Or look at that lyric of his, beginning "Take, O take those
  lips away"1; the whole of it has come down from above.
  NIRODBARAN: He combines power and delicacy wonderfully well.
  SRI AUROBINDO: Yes, and when he writes lyrics he is superb
  NIRODBARAN: Have you seen Iqbal's poems? Some hold he greater than
  the frozen ice so the swan can't fly.
  SRI AUROBINDO: There is no creative force there. It is descriptive and expressive. In lyrical poetry it is generally difficult to give the creative force. It is
  more expressive and interpretative. In sonnets too there is the difficulty;
  force. He has a lot of it.
  SRI AUROBINDO: Where? Where has he created? He is essentially a lyrical poet
  and has no more creative force in his poetry than in his drama. One of his
  NIRODBARAN: Is X creative?
  SRI AUROBINDO: I don't think he is; he is also lyrical.
  NIRODBARAN: In that poem of his, "Transformation of Nature", doesn't he give
  fragments. But he is ranked as a great poet, second only to Pindar who is the
  greatest Greek lyricist. Nor has Pindar himself written very much. Sappho
  has come down to us in only one complete poem: the rest of her is in mere
  SRI AUROBINDO: Haven't we already dealt with this question? All depends on
  the poem. If a poet has written a few perfect lyrics he can be called great.
  Francis Thompson's "Hound of Heaven" makes him great. We spoke also of

The_Act_of_Creation_text, #The Act of Creation, #Arthur Koestler, #Psychology
  pathetic and ldentdficatory^-or, to put it another way, from *ah
  absurd through an abstract to a tragic or lyric ykw of existence. This
  may look like a basketful of wild generalizations but is meant only as a
  panels of science and art. His homme-automate, man and artefact at the
  same time, has its lyric counterpart in Galatea the ivory statue which
  Pygmalion made, Aphrodite brought to life, and Shaw returned to
  move over to the right-hand panel of the triptych, the man-animal
  undergoes a series of transformations: from the cloying lyricism of
  Bambi to the tragedy of Orwell's Boxer; from the archetypal menace
  Instead of an epic mould, a soft, lyrical one will equally do:
  the first time at a snowflake under a microscope: he will catch his
  breath and wax equally lyrical: 'How strangehow beautiful how
  clever is nature', et cetera. Yet the symmetrical pattern of hexagons
  and it can hardly be said to enter Greek drama save in the Oedipus
  at Colonnus and in some of the lyrical choruses of Euripides. Indeed,
  the continent of nature had to wait for a thorough and minute
  chloroplasts of green-leafed plant-cells) they are 'the power plants of
  all life on earth'. As a physicist has said, waxing lyrical on a biological
  peccadillo, they 'feed on negative entropy and drink orderliness from

The_Coming_Race_Contents, #The Coming Race, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  composition, as whether the new poetry should
  be lyrical or dramatic, popular or'aristocralic,
  metrical or free of metre, and in practical

The_Riddle_of_this_World, #unknown, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  may take up poetry in one or two other lives, but he will certainly not
  write an epic but rather perhaps slight but elegant and beautiful lyrics
  such as he wanted to write, but did not succeed, in Rome. In another

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