„The guitar is a miniature orchestra in itself.“

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German Romantic composer 1770 - 1827

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„The very day I purchased it,
I christened my guitar
as my monophonic symphony,
six string orchestra.“

—  Harry Chapin American musician 1942 - 1981

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„Every human being is a world in miniature.“

—  Karl G. Maeser prominent Utah educator and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1828 - 1901

School and Fireside (1898) https://archive.org/stream/schoolfireside00maesrich#page/n9/mode/2up
Context: Every human being is a world in miniature. It has its own centre of observation, its own way of forming concepts and of arriving at conclusions, its own degree of sensibility, its own life's work to do, and its own destiny to reach. All these features may be encompassed by general conditions, governed by general laws, and subject to unforeseen influences and incidents, but within the sphere of their own activity, they constitute that great principle which we call individuality.

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„Orchestra: Anagram of carthorse.“

—  Peter Greenaway British film director 1942

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„Pardon me for loitering in front of an orchestra.“

—  John Goodman American actor, voice artist, and comedian 1952

As quoted in "Oprah's Early Father's Day" by Stephen M. Siolverman, in People magazine (5 May 2003) http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,626113,00.html

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„I often conduct an orchestra in my sleep; my orchestras are so huge that the back desks of the violas vanish into the horizon. And everything is so wonderful.“

—  Jean Sibelius Finnish composer of the late Romantic period 1865 - 1957

To Jussi Jalas, August 27, 1943. http://www.sibelius.fi/english/omin_sanoin/ominsanoin_13.htm

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„Some people are like "Oh, I hate guitars." How can you hate a guitar? It makes no sense. It's just an instrument.“

—  Andrew Sega musician from America 1975

AeschTunes interview with Iris http://www.angelfire.com/music5/aeschtunes/interviews/iris.html

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„…Is the greatest guitar player in the world.“

—  Joe Satriani American guitar player 1956

Steve Vai about Satriani, as quoted in Joe Satriani : The Satch Tapes (1993).

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„Ziggy played guitar.“

—  David Bowie British musician, actor, record producer and arranger 1947 - 2016

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Song lyrics, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972)

Nancy Wilson photo

„A lot of women play guitar very respectfully, and they play with the guitar; they don't play it—they play with it.“

—  Nancy Wilson American rock musician, member of Heart 1954

On female guitarists, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8EKTGlQp-c, 2016

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„One man is equivalent to all Creation. One man is a World in miniature.“

—  Albert Pike Confederate States Army general and Freemason 1809 - 1891

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„I'm full of dust and guitars…“

—  Syd Barrett English musician 1946 - 2006

Rolling Stone, December 1971

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„The blue guitar
And I are one.“

—  Wallace Stevens American poet 1879 - 1955

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