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Conductors must give unmistakable and suggestive signals to the orchestra-not choreography to the audience.
Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it. It would not leave them narrow-minded and bigoted.
The harmony of a concert, to which you listen with delight, must have on certain classes of minute animals the effect of terrible thunder; perhaps it kills them.
I mean jazz. I don't mean rock and roll. I mean the never-the-same-way-twice music the American black people gave the world.
There are songs that come free from the blue-eyed grass, from the dust of a thousand country roads.
Muzak pervades Las Vegas from the time you walk into the airport upon landing to the last time you leave the casinos.
Believe it or not, there are places in the world where music is important. There are places in the world where all the arts are a matter of national pride.
"Conducting" is when you draw "designs" in the nowhere-with a stick, or with your hands-which are interpreted as "instructional messages" by guys wearing bow ties who wish they were fishing.
Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
Music is too idealistic a thing to permit itself to be bound to concrete references. You cannot have a white horse in music.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
You cannot wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
The strongest evidence of love is sacrifice.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.