„There are, one presumes, tone-deaf readers.“

—  Robertson Davies, livro A Voice from the Attic

A Voice from the Attic (1960)

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Robertson Davies
1913 - 1995

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„Do deaf people have alarm clocks? I asked a deaf guy that one time, the sumbitch just stared at me.“

—  Larry the Cable Guy American stand-up comedian, actor, country music artist, voice artist 1963

Tailgate Party (2009)

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„On the one hand it is inexorable to the cries and lamentations of the prisoners; on the other it is deaf, deaf as an adder, to the clamors of the populace.“

—  John Adams 2nd President of the United States 1735 - 1826

1770s, Boston Massacre trial (1770)
Contexto: The law no passion can disturb. 'Tis void of desire and fear, lust and anger. 'Tis mens sine affectu, written reason, retaining some measure of the divine perfection. It does not enjoin that which pleases a weak, frail man, but, without any regard to persons, commands that which is good and punishes evil in all, whether rich or poor, high or low. 'Tis deaf, inexorable, inflexible. On the one hand it is inexorable to the cries and lamentations of the prisoners; on the other it is deaf, deaf as an adder, to the clamors of the populace.

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„Deaf? If you are near there, no wonder you are deaf.“

—  Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh member of the British Royal Family, consort to Queen Elizabeth II 1921

On a visit to the new National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff, said to a group of deaf children standing next to a Jamaican steel drum band, as quoted in "Deaf insulted by duke's remark", BBC News (27 May 1999) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/354666.stm
1990s

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„Rap — so many words, so little said. What rap did that was impressive was to show there are so many tone-deaf people out there. All they need is a drum beat and somebody yelling over it and they're happy. There’s an enormous market for people who can't tell one note from another.“

—  Keith Richards British rock musician, member of The Rolling Stones 1943

Reported in Jon Blistein, " Keith Richards: Rap Is for 'Tone-Deaf People' http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/keith-richards-rap-is-for-tone-deaf-people-20150903", Rolling Stone (September 3, 2015).

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„Do not despair: one thief was saved. Do not presume: one thief was damned.“

—  Aurelius Augustinus early Christian theologian and philosopher 354 - 430

Attributed to St. Augustine in The Repentance of Robert Greene, Master of Arts http://www.oxford-shakespeare.com/Greene/Repentance_Robert_Greene.pdf (1592) by Robert Greene.
Disputed
Variante: Do not despair; one of the thieves was saved. Do not presume; one of the thieves was damned.

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„Never explain- your reader is as smart as you. Your reader is not just any reader, but is the rare one with ears in his head.“

—  Basil Bunting Poet 1900 - 1985

I SUGGEST Advice to Young Poets Basili Bunting Poetry Archive, Durham University Library 190
I SUGGEST Advice to Young Poets

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„Of the three primary colors, the three binary ones are formed. If you add to one of these the primary tone that is its opposite, it cancels it out. This means that you produce the required half-tone. Therefore, adding black is not adding a half-tone, it is soiling the tone whose true half-tone resides in this opposite me have just described. Hence the green shadows found in red. The heads of the two little peasants. The yellow one had purple shadows; the redder and more sanguine one had green ones.“

—  Paul Signac French painter 1863 - 1935

Quoted by Maria Buszek, online - note 19 http://mariabuszek.com/mariabuszek/kcai/Expressionism/Readings/SignacDelaNeo.pdf
The notebook where this sentence appears was only published, in facsimile, in 1913 by J. Guiffrey. Signac therefore must have consulted it at the Conde Museum, in Chantilly. This Moroccan travel document was bought at the Delacroix sale by the painter Dauzats for the Duc of Aumale.
From Delacroix to Neo-Impressionism, 1899

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„Pedants and snobs are fond of declaring that only accomplished French speakers can catch Proust's tone. That might be so, but the tone is only one of the things to be caught.“

—  Clive James Australian author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist 1939 - 2019

'Marcel Proust', p. 579
Essays and reviews, Cultural Amnesia: Notes in the Margin of My Time (2007)

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„Fate, and the dooming gods, are deaf to tears.“

—  John Dryden English poet and playwright of the XVIIth century 1631 - 1700

Aeneis, Book VI, line 512.
The Works of Virgil (1697)

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„Grip eloquence by the throat and squeeze
It to death. And while you're about it
You might corral that runaway, Rhyme,
Or you'll get Rhyme Without End, Amen.
Who will denounce that criminal, Rhyme?
Tone-deaf children or crazed foreigners
No doubt fashioned its paste jewellery,
Tinplate on top, hollow underneath.“

—  Paul Verlaine French poet 1844 - 1896

Prends l'éloquence et tords-lui son cou!
Tu feras bien, en train d'énergie,
Du rendre un peu la Rime assagie.
Si l'on n’y veille, elle ira jusqu’où?
Ô qui dira les torts de la Rime!
Quel enfant sourd ou quel nègre fou
Nous a forgé ce bijou d'un sou
Qui sonne creux et faux sous la lime?
Line 21; Sorrell p. 125
"Art poétique", from Jadis et naguère (1884)

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