65 Note Quotes On Success In Life

These note quotes will inspire you. Note a short piece of writing that is used to help someone remember something or a short informal letter or written message.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging note quotes, note sayings, and note proverbs.

Best Note Quotes

  1. “Yesterday is a canceled check. Today is cash on the line. Tomorrow is a promissory note.” Hank Stram
  2. “A U.S. dollar is an IOU from the Federal Reserve Bank. It’s a promissory note that doesn’t actually promise anything. It’s not backed by gold or silver.” P. J. O’Rourke
  3. “I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realizes an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don’t have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.” Virginia Woolf
  4. “Jazz is the only music in which the same note can be played night after night but differently each time.” Ornette Coleman

  5. “I wish to note that intellectual property theft by a government represents the very essence of organized crime.” Howard Berman
  6. “I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note – torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.” Henry Ward Beecher
  7. “Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate… but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins.” Franz Kafka
  8. “If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.” Edgar Allan Poe

  9. “I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included.” Bernard Manning
  10. “I keep trying to write happy endings, but my books always end on more of a bittersweet note of ambiguity.” Stephen McCauley
  11. “Write something, even if it’s just a suicide note.” Gore Vidal
  12. “Note to self: Never ride a motorcycle in stilettos and a miniskirt.” Maggie Grace

  13. “Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.” Ludwig Wittgenstein
  14. “Live honestly to a higher note. Life is too short. So, do the best you can and live your life to a higher note.” Kimora Lee Simmons
  15. “I think it would be cool if you were writing a ransom note on your computer, if the paper clip popped up and said, ‘Looks like you’re writing a ransom note. Need help? You should use more forceful language, you’ll get more money.’ ” Demetri Martin
  16. “My notion of a wife at 40 is that a man should be able to change her, like a banknote, for two 20s.” Warren Beatty

  17. “That’s why I loved Dinah Washington. She sung jazz, but they called her the Queen of the Blues. She had the control and sophistication of jazz in her note selection and how to attack a song or certain lines, but then attacked it with a painful force of blues behind it. That’s why I admired her so much, because of that versatility.” Andra Day
  18. “I know a girl who cries when she practices violin because each note sounds so pure it just cuts into her, and then the melody comes pouring out her eyes. Now, to me, everything else just sounds like a lie.” Conor Oberst
  19. “If you think you’ve hit a false note, sing loud. When in doubt, sing loud.” Robert Merrill
  20. “I’m always asked how my husband is feeling about my success with a note of concern. He feels great. It’s not hard to feel good about your spouse making money.” Ali Wong

  21. “Humans are imperfect. That’s one of the reasons that classical and jazz are in trouble. We’re on the quest for the perfect performance and every note has to be right. Man, every note is not right in life.” Branford Marsalis
  22. “I know that all good things must come to an end and I’ve had an incredible ride. I just want to end it on the right note.” Alonzo Mourning
  23. “A great deal of creativity is about pattern recognition, and what you need to discern patterns is tons of data. Your mind collects that data by taking note of random details and anomalies easily seen every day: quirks and changes that, eventually, add up to insights.” Margaret Heffernan
  24. “I wanted to be positive. I have good sportsmanship. You leave everything on a good note, you just smile and shake hands.” Vernon Davis

  25. “When I was 10 years old, I threw a bottle with a note in it in the ocean in Massachusetts, and Harrison Salisbury found it and contacted me. We began a correspondence that lasted for years, and I eventually met him when I was 18.” Amor Towles
  26. “No disrespect to people that don’t use music theory or don’t know it. It does help to be able to figure out what key a song is in, even though with your scales you can figure it out so you can set your Auto-Tune right. So many songs with Auto-Tune are off or have the wrong note playing on the 808. And they pass it off as being hood.” Mike Dean
  27. “On a personal note: I have contracted an outstanding case of breast cancer, from which I intend to recover. I don’t need get-well cards, but I would like the beloved women readers to do something for me: Go. Get. The. Damn.” Mammogram. Done.” Molly Ivins
  28. “Let us note that art – even on an abstract level – has never been confined to ‘idea’; art has always been the ‘realized’ expression of equilibrium.” Piet Mondrian

  29. “Let me say this on a personal note. Without the United States of America, I would in all probably not be able to stand here before you today.” Angela Merkel
  30. “What I’ve learned is there’s a scientifically proven phenomenon that’s attached to gratitude, and that if you consciously take note of what is good in your life, quantifiable benefits happen.” Deborah Norville
  31. “To play sweep arpeggios correctly, you have to mute each note with the left hand immediately after picking it.” John Petrucci
  32. “Love, hope, fear, faith – these make humanity; These are its sign and note and character.” Robert Browning

  33. “When I wanted the CEO of Starbucks to keep me in mind for their board, I sent him a note rather than calling. I call it dripping: You don’t want to be like a faucet full-on; you want to drip just enough that they don’t forget about you.” Mellody Hobson
  34. “I make a note, set it aside, and hope it makes sense when the time comes to look at it again.” Donald E. Westlake
  35. “I’ve had something sort of like angel cards where you pull out an angel card that turns out, like, grandmother was watching over me. And I believe, in some way, I haven’t been brave enough to engage with tarot cards mostly because they always end on a bad note. I’m sure if I understood tarot cards more I wouldn’t be as fearful.” Sarah Snook
  36. “I can hold a note as long as the Chase National Bank.” Ethel Merman

  37. “Shortly after assuming the role of senior adviser in the Trump White House, world leaders began to take note of Ivanka Trump’s ability to engage in diplomacy effectively – a skill she has consistently used to help benefit women in the workplace.” Kayleigh McEnany
  38. “Take a sound from whatever source, a note on a violin, a scream, a moan, a creaking door, and there is always this symmetry between the sound basis, which is complex and has numerous characteristics which emerge through a process of comparison within our perception.” Pierre Schaeffer
  39. “You can be creative and not addictive, or addictive and not creative. Most addicted people do not produce anything of remarkable note.” Anne Roiphe
  40. “It’s not about retro or modern, it’s about this note or that note, which sounds better?” Dan Hicks

  41. “To me it’s no accident that all the symphony orchestras around the world tune-up to the note A. And A is 440 cycles, except in Germany where it’s 444. But the universe is 450 cycles. So what I’m trying to say is, I think it’s God’s voice, melody especially. Counterpoint, retrograde inversion, harmony… that’s the science and the craft.” Quincy Jones
  42. “I did once shatter a chandelier. I was singing with my college choir in Wales. I was the soloist and I hit the high note and there was this massive bang and all this glass came down from the ceiling. I’d like that to be my party trick if I can perfect it.” Katherine Jenkins
  43. “Singing harmony is not the same as singing a part in a choral group, where you know you’re going to have to hit this note and then that note. There are nuances that change every day. Maybe today you have a slight cold or voice fatigue, or you’ve done something and there’s a slight difference in your breathing.” Phil Everly
  44. “Let us lose none of their humble words, let us note their slightest gestures, and tell me, tell me that we will think of them together, now and later, when we realize the misery of the times and the magnitude of their sacrifice.” Georges Duhamel

  45. “Brain extenders are anything that get information out of our heads and into the physical world: calendars, key hooks by the front door, note pads, ‘to do’ lists.” Daniel Levitin
  46. “I’ve found that in places where women have not really been afforded full rights yet – for instance, in the Middle East – even very conservative politicians in the region will say, ‘You know, my daughter would really like to meet you,’ or, ‘Would you send a note to my granddaughter?’ ” Condoleezza Rice
  47. “When I was young, I had an ‘aha’ moment in church. There was a thing called testimony service, and somebody would sing a song, and everyone else would join in, finding a note where they fit. During one of those, a light went on in my head. In that moment, I heard everything – Parliament, the Staple Singers, Curtis Mayfield, Prince – in there.” D’Angelo
  48. “If there was a wrong note, it didn’t matter as long as it was rocking.” Malcolm Young

  49. “That’s the thing about the blues: It’s one thing to hit a note on a guitar. To make it matter is something else altogether.” Joe Bonamassa
  50. “In the end, I hope there’s a little note somewhere that says I designed a good computer.” Steve Wozniak
  51. “Not a day passes over the earth, but men and women of no note do great deeds, speak great words and suffer noble sorrows.” Charles Reade
  52. “First of all, we must note that the universe is spherical.” Nicolaus Copernicus

  53. “Listen to the great guitarists of the Fifties. They didn’t do that nasty sort of industrial distortion. They played musical compositions as solos – Scotty Moore, Cliff Gallup, Django Reinhardt. There wasn’t a bad note in any of those solos. I listened to that and stayed with those rules.” Jeff Beck
  54. “As a little kid, I used to lock myself in my room and put on my Whitney Houston CD’s and pretend to be her and try and hit every single note that she hit. I used to dream that one day that would be me.” Ricki-Lee Coulter
  55. “If you have someone in your life that you are grateful for – someone to whom you want to write another heartfelt, slanted, misspelled thank you note – do it. Tell them they made you feel loved and supported. That they made you feel like you belonged somewhere and that you were not a freak. Tell them all of that. Tell them today.” Lisa Jakub , Note quotes love
  56. “As a child, you respond physically, tactically. You’re delighted by sound, you’re delighted by recognizing something. It’s like hide and seek. Is it there? Is it not there? Is it this note? Is it not this note? It’s one fantastic game.” Yo-Yo Ma

  57. “I hate the natural sound of the trumpet, but I think I’m naturally set up to be a trumpet player. I know that sounds weird. But pretty much anytime I play a note, I’m uncomfortable in a general sense.” Christian Scott
  58. “But we should be mindful as we argue about our differences that so much more unites than divides us. We should also note that our differences, when compared with those in many, if not most, other countries, are smaller than we sometimes imagine them to be.” John McCain
  59. “I want to be there for the last note of ‘Freebird’ when that happens.” Johnny Van Zant
  60. “NBC has not once given me a music note. I get the freedom to do what I want, and that’s kind of amazing.” Brian Reitzell

  61. “The important thing to note is that it is not important whether Malala was shot or not – Malala is not asking for personal favors or support. She is asking for support with girls’ education and women’s rights. So don’t support Malala, support her campaign for girls’ education and women’s rights.” Malala Yousafzai
  62. “You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen, it said ‘Parking Fine.’ So that was nice.” Tim Vine
  63. “When you make his sandwiches, put a sexy or loving note in his lunch box.” Anne Rice

  64. “I think we could jam a bit more in our coffins than we do. I’m going to have some books, some I haven’t finished or haven’t read, some feathers and nice bits and pieces, the odd note. Just on the journey for the next bit.” Joanna Lumley
  65. “When you get back from a trip, make a note of what you didn’t wear. This will avoid packing it unnecessarily next time.” Robert Powell

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