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Read our inspirational drum quotes and sayings from famous authors and how the beat of rhythm expresses the joy and celebration of life.
From ancient times, the tribal people have used drums as part of their folklore to convey messages of goodness in togetherness and shared happiness as part of a clan.
And in some traditions and cultures, drums are seen as a connecting spiritual instrument between heaven and earth.
One of the inspiring beats to your drum quotes from Gillian Zinser says, ‘ I am inspired by anyone who’s honest in their own expression, people who truly beat to the rhythm of their drum.
We hope you love reading our drum quotes collection.
Best Drum Quotes and Sayings
The big drum only sounds well from afar.
There was a saying in Umuofia that as a man danced so the drums were beaten for him.
– Chinua Achebe
What’s really good is African drum music.
– Fiona Apple
I’m inspired by anyone who’s honest in their own expression, people who truly beat to the rhythm of their own drum.
– Gillian Zinser
The heart jungle drum beat finds its voice in love and matchsticks.
– Isabel Yosito
Music is the beat of a drum that keeps time with our emotions.
– Shannon L. Alder
With horns and a full rhythm section, the drums always looked like the best seat in the house.
– Levon Helm
He is as melancholy as an unbraced drum.
– Susannah Centlivre
Don’t quit. Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can’t see it. Listen to your drum and your drum only. It’s the one that makes the sweetest sound.
– Simon Sinek
As soon as war is declared it will be impossible to hold the poets back. Rhyme is still the most effective drum.
– Jean Giraudoux
How can you not love a man banging on the drums? He knows how to keep a rhythm.
– Malin Akerman
The most persistent sound which reverberates through man’s history is the beating of war drums.
– Arthur Koestler
A drummer is never late nor is he early he hits his count precisely when he means to.
Music is like a conversation. One person says one thing that speaks with a harmonica, with a bass, with a drum. They’re all conversating, and we’re just trying to find a way to make conversation rather than blah, blah, blah. But it’s not really so hard a thing to do if you know the way to approach it.
– Stephen Marley
When Mr. Ludwig invented the bass-drum pedal, that’s what made the drum set possible.
– Neil Peart
My version of a stress dream is, really, showing up on a concert stage with a drum set and not knowing the chart.
– Damien Chazelle
To the solemn graves, near a lonely cemetery, my heart like a muffled drum is beating funeral marches.
– Charles Baudelaire
The quad toms are a completely different animal than the standard drum set/trap kit. Playing wise and stylistically, they are two different beasts.
– Tommy Lee
Drums usually seem to tune themselves.
– Levon Helm
Some records with drum machines on them sound phony and plastic. It all depends on how you use the tools.
– Don Henley
There is no dogma that the organ or harmonium can be used in church, but not the drum.
– Francis Arinze
He who marches out of line hears another drum.
– Ken Kesey
Love Drum Quotes And Sayings
Less glory is more liberty. When the drum is silent, reason sometimes speaks.
– Albert Pike
It’s the things that you notice when you’re not actually with your instrument that, in fact, become so interesting, and that you – you want to explore, through this tiny tiny surface of a drum.
– Evelyn Glennie
The insignificant, the empty, is usually the loud; and after the manner of a drum, is louder even because of its emptiness.
– Thomas Carlyle
Secrets stolen from deep inside, the drum beats out of time.
– Cyndi Lauper
The golden rule of drums is hands clapping and feet tapping, and when you are in and out of consciousness, you can’t do that to best of your ability.
– Steven Adler
When you write, it’s making a certain kind of music in your head. There’s a rhythm to it, a pulse, and on the whole, I’m writing to that drum rather than the psychological process.
– Tom Stoppard
Drums all have their own particulars – each drum has a place where they sound the best – where they ring out and resonate the best, and the head surface isn’t too loose or too tight, mainly so you get a good rebound off of the head.
– Chad Smith
In rap music, even though the element of poetry is very strong, so is the element of the drum, the implication of the dance. Without the beat, its commercial value would certainly be more tenuous.
– Archie Shepp
Alber Elbaz is just a genius. He’ll be in a dinner jacket and he doesn’t care what time of day it is: I love that about him. He just marches to the beat of his own drum.
– Pharrell Williams
Not a drum was heard, not a funeral note, As his corse to the rampart we hurried.
– Charles Wolfe
You know the drum was the first instrument besides the human voice.
– Billy Higgins
Inspiring Drum Quotes And Sayings
When you’re going for a joke, you’re stuck out there if it doesn’t work. There’s nowhere to go. You’ve done the drum role and the cymbal clash and you’re out on the end of the plank.
– Bob Newhart
In a world become blind, I beat the drum of the Deathless.
Part of Steve’s job was to drum into us how important what we were doing actually would be to the world.
– Andy Hertzfeld
The sound of the drum drives out thought; for that very reason it is the most military of instruments.
– Joseph Joubert
The harder they hit us, the louder we become, kind of like the skin on a drum.
– Michael Franti
Anything that broadens your musicality always moves the way you write drum or guitar parts.
– Philip Selway
There are methods to creating a mayhem that sounds different from your usual mayhem. Because mayhem and a heavy drum backbeat end up sounding like Green Day or something. But if you put a different beat within it to create some air and lightness, the chaos comes through better.
– Nick Cave
Black holes can bang against space-time as mallets on a drum and have a very characteristic song.
– Janna Levin
Like a drum my heart was beating, And your kiss was sweet as wine, But the joys of love are fleeting For Pierrot and Columbine.
– Tom Springfield
If you’ve got a problem, take it out on a drum.
– Neil Peart
The drums tell me everything. Everything else registers a millisecond later.
– Adam Clayton
The drums are about gravity. Your hand naturally falls down on the drums as you hit them.
– Tommy Lee
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