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  • We heard the Vienna Symphony.
  • The Seasons are what a symphony ought to be: four perfect movements in harmony with each other.
    Arthur Rubenstein (of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons)
  • A complex system in which everything influences everything else. It’s coordinated like a symphony.
  • Well, you know how we all perform in an orchestra for the final symphony?
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay

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  • I know he’s an excellent player, a magnificently accomplished professional musician, because I saw him playing Beethoven’s Third Symphony.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  I Have a Dream
  • From the way they were pillow talking I was worried I was about to be treated to the symphony of another make-out session.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • As the chorus of "aye" went around the room in a terrible symphony, the gleam made Emma think of the shine of a distress signal far out at sea, where no one could see it, where there was no one to care.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • He was the conductor of the Prague Philharmonic at twentyfour, and now he’s the artistic director for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and runs that very same program in Venezuela that gave him his start.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • The electronic symphony.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave

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  • It was a three-story library, three levels built around an open atrium, everything fashioned in wood and copper and silver, a symphony of muted color.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The steps protested my weight with a symphony of shudders and creaks, but they held, and what I discovered upstairs—compared to the bombed-out ground floor, at least—was like a time capsule.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Everyone was pointing upward at the sky, which was turning. into a symphony of color.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • He glanced around over the heads of the shocked audience, toward the stage where the symphony had gone silent.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Big, booming Beethoven symphonies blast from her CD player all day long.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • As we moved through the foyer of the symphony hall, where clusters of smart people stood with handbags and programs in one hand, gin and tonics in the other, I saw this response pass through them in a gentle ripple that followed us to the stalls.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • I supposed he could distinguish between the sounds of war machines the same way I could pick out an off-tune violin in a Rachmaninoff symphony.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • The occasional solo of the whip added to the symphony of brutality Adarlan had created for its greatest criminals, poorest citizens, and latest conquests.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Symphonies are the large beautiful carpets with all the rhythms and melodies woven in.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • Then early peaches called, crickets in the fields started their nightly symphonies, and Mama came home.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • "Skinny Delivery Boy, you are talking to a very old woman who doesn’t think much good music has been written since Ludwig van Beethoven finished his Ninth Symphony."
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • SHE PLAYED VIOLIN with the Fargo Symphony Orchestra and taught at North Dakota State University until her retirement several years ago.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • The thump-whoosh-thump symphony ceased.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • As soon as I said this, Tim suddenly and with the timing of an experienced ham, let loose with Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Later she played over and over on the phonograph the final movement of that First Symphony of Brahms which he so big-heartedly had allowed her to keep.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • This dress is black, because black is the best thing for such occasions: a simple, sober black dress, like those of the women who play cellos in symphony orchestras.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • A whole symphony of desire.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • "Her specialty was Mozart’s fourteenth symphony."
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Wide Window
  • The ceiling was the deep blue of a summer storm, the wallpaper a symphony of stripes in cornflower and ochre.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Welty was the one who took me to music lessons and to the symphony but Hobie was the one always home, you know, who went upstairs and made me a snack after school and helped me plant marigolds for my science project.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • And her marriage to Edmund, who played bass drum for the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, gave me faith that there was still some hope for the institution.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • The burial ground greets the sun with a symphony.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • We adore the symphony.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • She appears to be conducting a symphony.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • It was all intertwined, a silent symphony echoing the deepest secrets of the Priory of Sion and Leonardo da Vinci.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • I moved at a near sprint, drawn toward a symphony, primitive passion.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • It was a placid explosion of orange and red, a great chromatic symphony, a colour canvas of supernatural proportions, truly a splendid Pacific sunset, quite wasted on me.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • A symphony of breathing, hearty, steady, frail.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • Each performs its own exact function as a unique being, and everything would be a symphony of peace if the hand that wrote all this had stopped on the fifth day of creation.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • He was a composer who wrote old-fashioned scores for motion pictures, and modern symphonies for sparse audiences.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • So I try to make the light in others’ eyes my sun, the music in others’ ears my symphony, the smile on others’ lips my happiness.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • Late at night, Dr. Fujii would come in, crash around, flop down, and break into a sleep-shattering symphony of snores.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • All around me, Coalwood was always busily playing its industrial symphony of rumbling coal cars, spouting locomotives, the tromping of the miners going to and from the mine.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • I remembered I had wanted to listen to a Tchaikovsky symphony on Sunday night, the night of the ball game which I had been so certain we would win.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • Her parents were out at some symphony concert, so we had the house to ourselves to make a frozen pizza and watch movies.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • He stared at the equations until they melded together, and then he began to scrawl furiously, a composer with a symphony moving too fast for his fingers.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • With the brass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world, the blood pounded in his head, and his hands were the hands of some amazing conductor playing all the symphonies of blazing and burning to bring down the tatters and charcoal ruins of history.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • Mack simply sat, Jesus next to him, and inhaled the visual symphony.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • The Germans filmed performances of operetta at the Femina cinema in Leszno Street, and the symphony concerts conducted by Marian Neuteich given at the same venue once a week.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • The multitude, shaken out of its usual symphony-concert calm, quivered with an excitement that was not suppressed.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
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