Quotes for my classroom

Discussion in 'Community Board' started by Help Please!, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. Help  Please!

    Help Please! Mouseketeer

    Jan 8, 2009
    Hi. :wave2: I teach elementary music. I have a very high ceiling and a lot of high wall space that is empty. I want to get large canvases and paint a few inspirational quotes to put up there. Trying to pick the perfect ones is hard! Here's what I'm looking for

    -Something to encourage kids who do not have a lot of support at home, something to remind them that they are unique and special

    -Something about perseverance/ not giving up/ doing hard things (like playing the violin! ha!)

    -Something about kindness/ always doing the right thing/ etc

    -Something related to music

    I usually love looking up this kind of stuff, but for some reason I am just DONE tonight! Anyone want to help out with their favorite quotes, or ideas? I'd appreciate it! :)
  2. Jaya

    Jaya DIS Veteran

    Apr 24, 2012
    Music can change the world
    because it can change people."
    ~ Bono, U2~
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  4. Conservative Hippie

    Conservative Hippie Ravenclaw

    Apr 26, 2006
    This might be over their heads but one of my favorite music quotes is:

    I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning." -Plato
  5. Ava83

    Ava83 Mouseketeer<br><font color=red>I must have Diet Co

    Jun 11, 2005
    I thought this one was good.

    "Where words fail, music speaks." Hans Christian Andersen
  6. Mel522

    Mel522 DIS Veteran

    Feb 3, 2012
    I don't know how well this would work for kids, but here are some.

    “I don’t sing because I’m happy, I’m happy because I sing.” – William James
    “If everyone started off the day singing, just think how happy they’d be.” – Lauren Myracle
    “Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.” – Emory Austin
    “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” –Victor Hugo
    “If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.” – J.M. Barrie
    “The only thing better than singing, is more singing.” –Ella Fitzgerald
    “Why fit in when you were born to stand out.” – Dr Seuss
    “All our dreams can come true… if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
  7. Riverhill

    Riverhill DIS Veteran

    Aug 17, 2007
    I get by with a little help from my friends. - The Beatles, Little Help From My Friends
  8. dakcp2001

    dakcp2001 <font color=darkorchid>Am I wrong to want a cashie

    Jun 8, 2007
    I don't care too much for money, money can't buy me love. The Beatles

    My way - Sinatra. There are a few good verses you void quote.

    “All you need is love.”
    ― John Lennon

    I get by with a little help from my friends. John Lennon

    “You may say I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one.”
    ― John Lennon

    “You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.”

    ― John Lennon
  9. Wendy31

    Wendy31 DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2005
    "And even if the whole world has forgotten, the song remembers when." ("The Song Remembers When", Trisha Yearwood)

    “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”
    (Albert Einstein)

    “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” (Plato)
  10. Neesy228

    Neesy228 DIS Veteran

    Apr 9, 2008
    "Promise me you'll always remember: you're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think" - A.A. Milne

    "If you dream it, you can do it" - Walt Disney

    "It's kind of fun to do the impossible" - Disney

    "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." - Suess

    "When words leave off, music begins" - Heinrich Heine
  11. runsandjumps

    runsandjumps DIS Veteran

    Aug 31, 2012
    There are no shortcuts to any place worth going - Helen Keller

    William Barclay
    There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why.

    It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
    e. e. cummings

    10. The best way to predict your future is to create it.  Abraham Lincoln

    Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled This could change your life.
    -Helen Exley

  12. Malibustyle23

    Malibustyle23 DIS Veteran

    Apr 5, 2006
    I love quotes and I love quote threads. Whenever I am looking for quotes I somehow always end up finding Dr. Seuss!

    “I’m glad we had the times together just to laugh and sing a song, seems like we just got started and then before you know it, the times we had together were gone.”
    ― Dr. Seuss

    "A person's a person, no matter how small.”
    ― Dr. Seuss, Horton Hears a Who!

    “You are you. Now, isn't that pleasant?”
    ― Dr. Seuss

    “To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.”
    ― Dr. Seuss

    "Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway."

    "Those who wish to sing always find a song."

    "It's not how good you are. It's how good you want to be."
    Paul Arden

    "“I don't want to live in the kind of world where we don't look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I cant change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit.”
    ― Charles de Lint

    “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”
    ― Booker T. Washington

    "It's not about being the best, it's about being better than you were yesterday."

    "Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud."

    "Before you talk, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you quit, try."

    "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I'm possible!"

    "An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail."

    "Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you ever imagined."
  13. Tinijocaro

    Tinijocaro DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2005
    This a great website for music bulletin boards. I teach beginning strings and feel there are many quotes aimed and different age groups.

  14. AverageDiser

    AverageDiser 'Cause we can't all be perfect

    Jul 3, 2011
    Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. Thomas A. Edison

    I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed. Robert H. Schuller

    Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th. Julie Andrews

    Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired. Martha Graham
  15. Mkrop

    Mkrop I just cant go on demand

    Feb 26, 2007
    How about the Mily Cyrus song "The Climb"

    There's always gonna be another mountain
    I'm always gonna wanna make it move
    Always gonna be a uphill battle
    Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
    Ain't about how fast I get there
    Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
    It's the climb
  16. anniemae

    anniemae Either she is eating a delicious

    Jul 31, 2007
    nothing to do with music, but one of my favs is:

    Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Confucius.
  17. ten6mom

    ten6mom DIS Veteran

    Aug 28, 2012
    We are the music makers
    And we are the dreamers of dreams

    Arthur O'Shaughnessy
  18. SLK1

    SLK1 DIS Veteran

    Aug 3, 2008
    From Do-Re-Mi: "Let's start at the very beginning, a very good place to start"

    Darn...I had a bunch in my head when I started this reply and now I've forgotten them!! I'll think more...:scratchin
  19. mom2AidanAndEli

    mom2AidanAndEli DIS Veteran

    Apr 19, 2013
    Not related to music, but I think great inspiration for kids:

    “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." - Dr. Seuss
  20. Feralpeg

    Feralpeg Living and Loving Windermere!

    Dec 29, 2000
    My daughter is a middle school teacher. She just put up a poster that said:

    Every day, in every way, I am responsible for me!
  21. Help  Please!

    Help Please! Mouseketeer

    Jan 8, 2009
    Wow, you all are amazing!!! :thumbsup2 I haven't even read all of the responses yet, but the ones I have read are great! Some of the quotes I am familiar with, but there are many that I haven't seen before or didn't think of. I have my posterboard and giant markers ready, I'm going to put them on white posterboard with a black border, and a big colorful picture that ties into the quote on each poster.

    I'm going to go back and read all of your ideas now...I'm so excited! :woohoo::hug::banana::goodvibes

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