Minor Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Minor Quotes from famous persons: Dimebag Darrell, Lee Konitz, Sachin Tendulkar, Curtis Sittenfeld, Avril Lavigne. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Minor Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

Sometimes it's cool to play major third and minor third

Sometimes it’s cool to play major third and minor third diads back-to-back, or a minor third followed by a root/fifth diad – whatever combo sounds good.
I could stop and say, Well that was a D minor, G seven, but I really don’t want to know that. I just want to know that there’s a combination of notes that makes a sound.
Lee Konitz
Before coming here I had a minor back problem and I thought whenever I play Pakistan I get a back problem.
In general, when any of us get outraged by relatively minor pop-cultural phenomena, I suspect it’s a way of relaxing and not focussing on more daunting and intractable problems, whether personal or social.
I liked being a minor because you can’t get into trouble. Now I just have to try and behave myself.
I don’t know how the ‘Richie’ started. My name is Richard, and they called me Dick in the minor leagues.
Richie Allen
Throughout history, Hanukkah was a relatively minor festival, but it’s become very popular in America due to its proximity to Christmas.
The major tragedies in life, there’s just no compensation. But the minor ones you can always write about. It’s my way of dealing, and it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than psychiatrists. The story, you see, will get you through.
You would get some fantastic syntactical phenomena. You would hear people talking in Barbados in the exact melody as a minor character in Shakespeare. Because here you have a thing that was not immured and preserved and mummified, but a voluble language, very active, very swift, very sharp.
I know a lot of actors talk about the importance of wardrobe, and it always seems like it’s kind of a cop-out, maybe, because it seems like a minor detail to some people. But I think it’s hugely important.
Probably a concern to either a major or minor degree with most actors if they’re really motivated to kind of make a significant difference in the business is the ‘pigeon-holing’ thing.
I once stayed at a Ritz in D.C., paid for by a client, and when I asked to change rooms because mine smelled of smoke, the hotel immediately found me a better room, then paid for my dinner and drinks and even threw in a free massage to compensate me for the very minor inconvenience.
That’s something Mary Lou Williams used to tell me: If you’re not feeling right about what you’re doing and you play a minor tune it all comes back, falls into place. I don’t know if that’s true, but I do it.
Marian McPartland
Maureen O’Sullivan didHannah and Her Sisters‘ with Mia Farrow, her daughter, but O’Sullivan had a very minor role.
I think several generations of my family had novels in the drawer. You know the montage in ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ where each character has produced some sort of minor work? It was like having a magician in the household.
I don’t understand why Europeans and South Americans can take more sophistication. Why is it that Americans need to hear their happiness major and their tragedy minor, and as jazzy as they can handle is a seventh chord? Are they not experiencing complex emotions?
There was very little art in my childhood. I was raised in South Carolina; I wasn’t aware of any art in South Carolina. There was a minor museum in Charleston, which had nothing of interest in it. It showed local artists, paintings of birds.
Is the minor convenience of allowing the present generation the luxury of doubling its energy consumption every 10 years worth the major hazard of exposing the next 20,000 generations to this lethal waste?
We have characters in Western television shows who are in full health with shiny hair and shiny teeth, and they go about their lives having minor problems.
On acoustic guitar I tend to stay in the key of D for some reason. On electric guitar I keep basic: C, G, D, and A. The key of D minor is also real good for me.
A clever man commits no minor blunders.
I worked on the workshop of ‘Topdog/Underdogbefore it went to Broadway. My minor in school was theater, so I’m based in that, and then I moved to Los Angeles.
A true leader must strive towards a grand vision of human progress, but remember that the minor details of her everyday life really matter to those who look up to her as a role model.
I knew I was Chinese, but growing up, it never occurred to me that that had any particular implication or that it should differentiate me in any way. I thought it was a minor detail, like having red hair.
Traveling, I’ve met Ghanaian people who have seen me in minor stuff, but they see the name Ato Essandoh, and they recognize it as a Ghanaian name. They come up to me and are always so excited. You don’t think about it, but they really absorb American culture.
The third note in a chord is what depicts whether it’s major or minor. Rhythm and Blues hardly ever uses it because it means that the melody is free to move between major and minor because you’re not clashing with the third being depicted one way or the other.
So is civil society prepared for the future? Probably not. Most organisations have to live hand to mouth, juggling short-term funding and perpetual minor crises. Even the bigger ones rarely get much time to stand back and look at the bigger picture. Many are on a treadmill chasing after contracts and new funding.
I think there is a value in leaving the world a little better off, and movies can do that in a minor way.
The one thing I didn’t understand was the Minor Leagues, how that part of the business works. I’d see Todd Hollandsworth out there one game, and the next game he wouldn’t be there, and I didn’t understand.
Little details about young footballers catch your eye when you have been around a big club for a long time. At first, it can be minor things, like the way certain young players stand out from the group when the academy lads cross paths with the senior team on their way to training in the morning.
There’s a great need to convene at the table with family and friends. People are feeling it and wanting it. For me to be a minor player in helping with that, it makes me so happy.
I think about fanaticismoblivion awaits, especially for minor writers, so you have to be a fanatic; you have to be a crank to keep going, but on the other hand, what else would you do with the rest of your life? You gotta do something.
I wrote some serious stuff in high school; however, I hadn’t been exposed to any of the major poets, not even the minor ones… I read nothing but Sara Teasdale.
Anne Sexton
Coming from a great college program like F.S.U., everybody had one common goal, and that was to win. You get into the minor leagues, and whether it’s right or wrong, it’s a selfish game.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child’s world and thus a world event.
Gaston Bachelard
Minor writers think style is all.
A Minor is one of my all-time favorite keys to play in. It’s a very moody key, and also ‘A’ is the first letter of my name. It just represents the songs through my eyes.
After some minor pieces of theoretical study that I worked on, a student in my statistical mechanics class brought to my attention a problem in polyelectrolytes.
Rudolph A. Marcus
I’d love to have a 19th Century Russian book club where all the members had to act like the pretentious minor noblemen they were reading about.
Look at the Coen brothers. All their minor characters are as interesting as their protagonists. If the smaller characters are well-written, the whole world of the film becomes enriched. It’s not the size of the thing, but the detail.
There was a minor burst of macho nuttiness after ‘Jaws’ came out, in which people would go off in shark tournaments and come back holding the bloody heads of these animals and say, ‘Look what I did.’ But they’ve been doing that for hundreds of thousands of years anyway.
In the past, whistleblowers have had their desks moved to break rooms, broom closets, and basements. It’s a clever punishment, good-government activists say, that exploits a gray area in the law. The whole thing can look minor on paper. They moved your office. So what?
Something even minor I do is going to be reported because of things that have happened in the past. You have to be aware of that.
There are bands that I got into when I was 15, when I was mad at my dad and just wanted to be different. I don’t think I’d give those bands half a chance now. But I hold some kind of nostalgia for them that I won’t let go. Bands like Minor Threat and Black Flag.
Amendments occupy a great deal of most legislators‘ time, particularly those lawmakers in the minority. Members of Congress do author major bills, but more commonly they make minor adjustments to the bigger bill.
When I was in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade, Green Day was my formative entry to punk. I wish I could say I was listening to Minor Threat and Black Flag, but I wasn’t. Bay Area punk bands were doing it right.
It’s my observation that gardeners and gardening for a very long time have had to take a back seat. Architects are very famous; they’ve got huge projects. What goes on in and around them has been relegated to a very minor role.
Robert Irwin
I want to see somebody go to jail over the financial crisis and not just black, brown and poor whites over humbles and minor drug beefs.
Schooling after the second grade plays only a minor role in creating or reducing gaps.
If you turn a blind eye to fare evasion, if you accustom people to getting away with minor crime, you are making it more likely that they will go on to commit more serious crimes. That is why we have so much disorder in London. It is a disgrace.
I don’t get a sense of American pride. I just get a sense that everyone is here, battling the same thing – that around the world everybody’s after the same thing, just some minor piece of happiness each day.
Do you know why we pay trainers and nutritionists? Because having to muster interest in the minor successes of someone else’s journey toward pedestrian-ass healthiness is taxing and should be compensated.
I wanted to go to school for public relations, and I also wanted to minor in dance. And Hofstra had two really good programs for both of those, so that’s why I ended up there.
I find littering very annoying. It’s a minor but also a major thing: a society that litters is one that also has so little respect for the environment and, consequently, other people. If we had clean streets, a lot of other things would be fixed almost effortlessly.
To be a very, very minor, eighth-tier celebrity, you realize, ‘Hey, celebrities are just like us.’
I’ve long been interested in the role of ‘minor characters’ in major events. This has been the focus of a lot of the fiction and nonfiction I’ve written.
In Canada, we didn’t really pay attention to American hardcore outside of maybe Minor Threat. It was all about British punk.
Gavin McInnes
If you are used to going five innings and then go six or seven, you won’t have your good stuff. They need to start that from the minor leagues and give pitchers strong arms.
Juan Marichal
Wilde is an invaluable acquaintance. Often, in situations where I am required to appear witty, I simply steal large chunks from his works and attempt to pass them off as my own with minor modifications.
I did a B.A. with a major in fine arts and a minor in psychology. I wanted to become a teacher or do art therapy for the elderly. But then I realised I wanted to travel instead.
Often the starting point for characters, for me, is finding a little, most minor detail, and I’ll go from there.
I think sex is a very minor part of most romance novels.
I guess I like minor chords better than major ones, in general.
I always considered myself a minor writer. My province is small, and I try to explore it very, very thoroughly.
Sometimes it feels as if I major in activism and minor in university.
Some people thought I was using my popularity as a singer to sell my first novel. For others, it was almost a sacrilege: a practitioner of a minor art daring to enter the field of high art.
Chico Buarque
The FSB’s invisible presence continued; the agency became an intangible part of my Moscow life – sometimes loudly, sometimes quietly, with someone in a back room clearly turning the volume of minor persecution up and down.
I suspect the real reason the N.F.L. and N.B.A. don’t want high schoolers and college underclassmen to play with their ball is that they don’t want to jeopardize their relationship with National Collegiate Athletic Association, which serves as a sort of free minor league and unpaid promotional department for the pros.
I’m a minor player in my own life story.
Tony Wilson
I can’t grumble. I’ve been very content with the way things have gone. I may have minor quibbles as we all have, but I’m still working at 70.
Public housing officials are free to discriminate against you on the basis of criminal records, including arrest records. And so, you know, what you find is that even for these extremely minor offenses, people find themselves trapped in a permanent second-class status and struggling to survive.
The right wing has had a radio apparatus for years and years, so they’ve had minor leagues – they’ve had local rightwing guys who’ve become national rightwing guys, and who build slowly, and that’s how it goes. We haven‘t had that. It isn’t like we have a farm team.
The spectacle of a good bar fight, properly executed and healthily ended, is not merely annoying boorishness. The best of them – an admittedly minor slice – are shaded with the elements of high art.
I don’t know how old I was when I first started going to shows, maybe 14 or 15, but very quickly, I discovered Dischord Records in D.C. and loved all the music on that catalog. I was a big Rites of Spring fan, Minor Threat, of course.
I double majored in English education and theater with a musical theater minor. Teaching is the only thing that makes me as happy as performing.
If you look at poker as a sport like baseball, then I’d be maybe a minor league or high school ballplayer. But I play with T-ballers.
As with early internet startups, some token models don’t make sense. For every 1 huge hit, there will be 3 minor successes and 100 failures, so we shouldn’t be surprised when some fail.
Only a tiny portion of music history involves a singer and a lyric. Songs in music are generally thought to be a minor form.
I’ve always been a fan of the 19th century novel, of the novel that is plotted, character-driven, and where the passage of time is almost as central to the novel as a major minor character, the passage of time and its effect on the characters in the story.
In minor crises, the preacher can extract himself emotionally and allow others to express grief and fear and doubt while he remains strong.
James A. Forbes
We’re going to have more kids playing, and we’re going to have a better chance of finding those players Minor sports in a community is for fun and recreation. For everyone.
Anyone interested in becoming a professional umpire and becoming eligible to work in the minor leagues must attend one of the two umpire schools sanctioned by Major League Baseball.
To be fair to the Inquisition, they only used confessions extracted after the torture had ended, which let them claim that admissions had been freely given; the fact that the torture would have started again if they hadn’t confessed was a minor detail.
It is clear from all these data that the interests of teenagers are not focused around studies, and that scholastic achievement is at most of minor importance in giving status or prestige to an adolescent in the eyes of other adolescents.
James S. Coleman
I get anxiety from a noise or some scuffling at the side of the stage. I hear stories all the time, from as minor as Dillon Francis getting smacked in the head with a flying beer can to Dimebag Darrell.
Only one man ever betrayed my confidence, and that only in a minor matter.
When it comes to culture, I’m sort of like Nostradamus if he’d been a handsome, witty minor celebrity with a great head of hair instead of a crusty old dude from the olden days.
Actors usually respond to minor aspects of their own character or things that even feel disparate from themselves.
Jeff Perry
I had a minor back surgery, as minor as it’s going to get.
The inconveniences we faced within this state are minor compared to… New Orleans.
I knew after being drafted in the 57th round that I would be swiftly replaced if I wasn’t able to play through a considerable amount of pain in the minor leagues, and ultimately until I established myself as a productive, stable member of MLB.
I am involved in minor league baseball. I go around the country speaking to troubled youths, trying to help them understand that whatever path they choose, they’ll need to really pay attention to it.
Any time you’re in the coaching business or managing in the minor leagues, when you see a player who has made it to the major leagues, you get a thrill out of that.
When you’ve already experienced great challenges in your career, it gives minor setbacks a different perspective.
I’m concerned about the future of football, because we have paid a lot of attention to concussions. We are more aware of concussions. But it’s really the repetitive minor injuries, the ones that are asymptomatic that occur on almost every play of the game, the sub-concussive hits: that’s the big problem for football.
This was truly guerilla filmmaking. We shot out in the middle of nowhere in a place called Delta Flats, where basically every day was some new minor catastrophe.
For every criminal case, the judge must construct a perfect syllogism: the major premise must be the general law; the minor premise, whether or not the action in question is in compliance with the law; and the conclusion, acquittal or punishment.
I would really love to go back to college, if there’s any way I could to do it, and maybe minor in business.
Disenchantment, whether it is a minor disappointment or a major shock, is the signal that things are moving into transition in our lives.
William Throsby Bridges
Will I switch to E-reading? I won’t, mainly because I love the look and feel of books – particularly hardbacks. I love them enough to put up with the minor hassles of lugging them around and maneuvering them in my lap and having to set them aside while I eat my cheeseburger.
I had trouble with my temper all the way through the minor leagues.
Border collies predate the British Kennel Club. They’ve been bred consistently for 100 years. They’re the last working dogs in the world, with some minor exceptions. Bench shows, dog shows have ruined the other breeds, like the hunting dogs. Border collies are peasant dogs, and that’s protected them.
I would always contend that talent is an element, but over the long run, ultimately, a minor part of it all; it is mostly hard work.
One of the first things I learned from veteran teammates – as a minor league player in the Detroit Tigers organization – was that you do everything in your power to stay out of the training room. It’s a survival of the fittest thing.
When I was growing up, I always had the dream of being an analyst for a minor league baseball team or something like that.
We must give up Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem and return to the core of the territory that is the State of Israel prior to 1967, with minor corrections dictated by the reality created since then.
That was my pride and joy – that I made it through all those years of minor hockey without losing any of my teeth; then, I ended up losing them in a car accident in New York when I was riding in a taxi. So, I end up losing my teeth, but not in the glamorous fashion I envisioned.
Tom Glavine
Nothing is a hobby – each discipline is its own world with its own high standards. Of course, every artist has ‘minor works’ that they do, but I don’t think I have any ‘minor disciplines.’
Minor league umpires are evaluated in their respective leagues each year and rated numerically. This enables umpires to know where they stand and helps them make prudent career decisions.
We were at a beach one summer, and I had a bathing suit on. My wife looked at me and said: ‘Boy, you are skinny, aren’t you?’ I said: ‘Honey, I’d like to remind you that it was minor defects like this that kept me from getting a better wife.’
Each player, it will be observed, has eight superior Pieces or officers, and eight minor ones which are called Pawns; and, for the purpose of distinction, the Pieces and Pawns of one party are of a different color from those of the other.
While writing ‘Half of a Yellow Sun,’ I enjoyed playing with minor things: inventing a train station in a town that has none, placing towns closer to each other than they are, changing the chronology of conquered cities. Yet I did not play with the central events of that time.
TV producers want ratings and are willing to do nearly anything to get them. They gin up artificial conflicts and create an urgency for even the most minor of economic data points.
I like being in control of making all the major decisions pertaining to my projects. That’s something that you don’t get to do in a group. Everything has to be voted on – every minor decision.
Bobby Brown
We’re raising a generation of kids who are being overly praised for incredibly minor accomplishments. I think it’s counter-productive.
I know all the guys in NXT have a lot of talent, and that’s the reason why they are there. But in this sport, you can see guys with a lot of talent in the minor leagues, when they move into the major leagues, they become irrelevant.
Everybody in the minor leagues – if you’re a player, an announcer, whatever – wants to be in the big leagues.
At my growing years of 18 to 21 years old in the Minor Leagues, I dreamed of being a Philadelphia Phillie.
God, great principle of all minor principles, God, who is Himself without a principle, could not conceive Himself, if, in order to do it, He required to know His own principle.
I love Monk’s song, ‘Just a Gigolo.’ It’s probably a minor song for him, but whenever I hear a recording of him playing it, I’m mesmerized because Monk clearly loved pop music. He took it very seriously and made an amazing thing out of it.
Some people bear great burdens with grace; others suffer minor inconveniences in misery.
When you break glass ceilings, you’re going to get minor scrapes by a shard or two from the glass.
Young pitchers don’t throw enough in the minor leagues, and when they get to the majors, they don’t have the stamina; their arms haven’t been built up.
Bruce Sutter
I like minor tunes.
Marian McPartland
Athletes who take to the classroom naturally or are encouraged to focus on grades should be able to do well in the classroom. I believe the reason you go to college is to get your degree. It’s not a minor league or an audition for the pros.
Rebecca Lobo
I’ve never understood people who treat their loved ones worse and with less respect than they would a total stranger or minor acquaintance.
I keep a lot of things inside. I don’t like showing too much emotion. Early in the minor leagues, they wanted me to show more emotion, but it wasn’t me.
Vernon Wells
I had a minor in Russian history, and this was at the time when the big Cold War was going on.
As fame becomes more democratized, we might all have to start struggling with the powers, anxieties, and responsibilities of being a minor celeb.
At first, I was able to use a Bunsen burner attached to my mother‘s gas stove, but the use of the kitchen as a laboratory came to an abrupt end when a minor explosion involving hydrogen sulphide spattered the newly painted decor and changed the colour from blue to dirty green!
John Vane
We are not a minor power in the Middle East; we are a significant player.
The point of my work is to show that culture and education aren’t simply hobbies or minor influences. They are hugely important in the affirmation of differences between groups and social classes and in the reproduction of those differences.
Pierre Bourdieu
The film, ‘Aftershock,’ for me is really about how the minor problems in life that we think are so major ultimately mean nothing when a tragedy happens, when a real problem happens.
Football, I thought, would be a tough sport to make a living in. There is no minor league. You either make it to the NFL or you don’t.
I’ve been living with the minor second all my life and I finally found a way to handle it.
Morton Feldman
I want to do just minor, trivial stuff, things that I can do without worrying about the eyes of others.
I’ve never seen radio as the minor leagues, where I’m just really preparing to be in the show that really counts, namely, television, which is, I think, what people often assume. I’ve never felt that way.
Terry Gross
People don’t know major and minor chords; they know what they like. I feel the same way.
I will refine somebody in a minor way, but I don’t want to totally change them. I don’t want them to look like plastic dolls.
Douglas Kirkland
If I’ve got one thing that I really believe about fiction and life, it’s that there are no minor characters.
Jane Gardam
I kept listening in the minor leagues, and even earlier than that, people would say, ‘If you don’t hit the fastball, you’re not going to get to the big leagues.’ Every game, you’re going to get a fastball.
In film or on stage, in reflecting life through art, an actor has a second take or another day with his or her performance if something goes wrong. Bullfighters are spies crossing into enemy lines. Any mistake, no matter how minor or trivial, is potentially fatal.
I’m sure that no matter what I’m involved in, I’ll always be doing comics, at least in some minor capacity.
Joe Madureira
We’ve had such thorough training, we’ve had an excellent team on the ground. With the minor glitches that have occurred, we’ve been able to take care of them. And the teams on the ground are getting tons of incredible data.
The products I review are typically lent to me by their manufacturers for a few weeks or months. I return any products I am lent for review, except for items of minor value that companies typically don’t want back. In the case of these items, I either discard them or give them away to charity.
For a country to have a great writer is like having a second government. That is why no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones.
I can remember going to see the minor league Orioles. Until I was 15 years old, we’d go down with 3,000 people to watch them play the Syracuse Chiefs or the Jersey City Little Giants. That’s what passed for Baltimore sports.
If kids like a picture book, they’re going to read it at least 50 times, and their parents are going to have to read it with them. Read anything that often, and even minor imperfections start to feel like gravel in the bed.
Movies require a minor miracle to get made.
I think I have minor obsessive compulsive disorder. Everything has to be tidy and just right.
Bobby Davro
In addition, the bill passed by the House requires a person performing an abortion on a minor from a different state to notify one parent in the home state.
I played good ball in the minor leagues, and that’s why they called me up to the major leagues.
Save for minor ailments and accident, my battalion is practically immune from sickness; colds come and go as a matter of course, sprains and cuts claim momentary attention, but otherwise the health of the battalion is perfect.
Patrick MacGill
Football, played at its highest level, is catastrophic. Even relatively minor afflictions are grotesque and bookworthy.
Being on tour, it’s really easy to stop knowing people that you want to know, because you’re not sharing experiences; you’re not existing in the minor moments of somebody’s life.
You can’t go up to girls and start talking about minor 7ths and expect to pull. It’s not going to work.
You know, I was once named Minor League Player of the Year… unfortunately, I had been in the majors for two years at the time.
What was once a comparatively minor threat – people hacking for fun or for bragging rights – has turned into full-blown economic espionage and extremely lucrative cyber crime.
People are swept into the criminal justice system – particularly in poor communities of color – at very early ages… typically for fairly minor, nonviolent crimes.
I enjoyed hitting in the Major Leagues more than in the Minor Leagues. I didn’t want to tell anybody it was easier, because I didn’t want to sound cocky. But Major League pitchers had better control, and most of them were around the plate.
Willie McCovey
I wanted to be in the big leagues, not stuck in the minor leagues.
What people need to know is that asthma isn’t a minor ‘wheeze-disease.’ It kills over five thousand people in America every year, and I could’ve been one of them.
My message to a lot of guys is, if you like school and you like education, baseball is gonna be there, and you can get some of the same great competition in college that you do in the low minor leagues.
Barry Larkin
I thought that, post-apartheid, there would be absolutely no interest in South Africa. That has been both true and untrue. The major writers like Gordimer and Coetzee have produced major books. But some of the more minor writers have drifted away.
I was a scholarship minor public school day boy at Ardingly College and later Whitgift School. Then, straight into work as a journalist – a wonderful thing for a writer.
We have a telescope that takes images, and we use a very nice computer program to isolate the moving images. And then, every potentially new asteroid is vetted by eye, so we take a look at each one, and then we send our observations to the Minor Planet Center.
I had two concussions that were of major concern, what I would term very significant. As far as head injury goes, I would say all of the others were pretty minor and inconsequential.
Everybody is excited to play so I think who plays with whom is a minor thing at this point.
Mats Sundin
I love the tradition of Dickens, where even the most minor walk-on characters are twitching and particular and alive.
There’s no shortage of orphans in 19th-century literature, but it’s hard to find a single happy, communicative, functional parental relationship in the whole of ‘Great Expectations,’ even among the minor characters.
The main concern of the study is with the outline of a theoretical system. Its minor variations from writer to writer are not a matter of concern to this analysis.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
The fighting in the NHL, especially, and, I think, in some of the minor leagues, it’s usually the loudest and the most excited the crowd gets during the entire the game.
John Branch
Everything alters and changes with time. Some things that are considered triumphs, and 10 years later, they’re considered minor.
When Ronald Reagan was elected I was on a bus traveling with a band in France. I wrote a little arrangement of The Star Spangled Banner in a minor key.
Carla Bley