Leonard Bernstein Quotes

Top 37 wise famous quotes and sayings by Leonard Bernstein

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Leonard Bernstein quotes: Life without music is unthinkable. Life without music is academic. That is why my contact with music is a total embrace. Life without music is unthinkable. Life without music is academic. That is why my contact with music is a total embrace.
Leonard Bernstein quotes: Success is all very well as long as you don't inhale. Success is all very well as long as you don't inhale.
Leonard Bernstein quotes: In the olden days, everybody sang. You were expected to sing as well as talk. It was a mark of the cultured man to sing. In the olden days, everybody sang. You were expected to sing as well as talk. It was a mark of the cultured man to sing.
Leonard Bernstein quotes: I have two answers to everything and one answer to nothing. I have two answers to everything and one answer to nothing.
Leonard Bernstein quotes: We can all shut-up and go back to our caves. We can all shut-up and go back to our caves.
Leonard Bernstein quotes: To be a success as a Broadway composer, you must be Jewish or gay. I'm both. To be a success as a Broadway composer, you must be Jewish or gay. I'm both.
Leonard Bernstein quotes: A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
Leonard Bernstein quotes: Life without music is unthinkable. Life without music is unthinkable.
Leonard Bernstein quotes: I've been all over the world and I've never seen a statue of a critic. I've been all over the world and I've never seen a statue of a critic.
Leonard Bernstein quotes: From New Year's on the outlook brightens; good humor lost in a mood of failure returns. I resolve to stop complaining. From New Year's on the outlook brightens; good humor lost in a mood of failure returns. I resolve to stop complaining.
Leonard Bernstein quotes: Wine snobbery, of course, is part showmanship, part sophistication, part knowledge, and part bluff Wine snobbery, of course, is part showmanship, part sophistication, part knowledge, and part bluff
Leonard Bernstein quotes: Conducting is like making love to a hundred people at the same time. Conducting is like making love to a hundred people at the same time.
Leonard Bernstein quotes: Bernstein has been disclosing musical secrets that have been well known for over 400 years. Bernstein has been disclosing musical secrets that have been well known for over 400 years.
Leonard Bernstein quotes: I'm no longer quite sure what the question is, but I do know that the answer is Yes. I'm no longer quite sure what the question is, but I do know that the answer is Yes.
Leonard Bernstein quotes: A work of art does not answer questions, it provokes them; and its essential meaning is in the tension between the contradictory answers. A work of art does not answer questions, it provokes them; and its essential meaning is in the tension between the contradictory answers.
Leonard Bernstein quotes: When the study of the arts leads to the adoration of the formula (heaven forbid), we shall be lost. When the study of the arts leads to the adoration of the formula (heaven forbid), we shall be lost.
Leonard Bernstein quotes: The 20th century has been a badly written drama, from the beginning. The 20th century has been a badly written drama, from the beginning.
Leonard Bernstein quotes: Technique is communication: the two words are synonymous in conductors. Technique is communication: the two words are synonymous in conductors.
Leonard Bernstein quotes: The second fiddle. I can get plenty of first violinists, but to find someone who can play the second fiddle with enthusiasm The second fiddle. I can get plenty of first violinists, but to find someone who can play the second fiddle with enthusiasm
Leonard Bernstein quotes: Two things are necessary for great achievement: a plan and not quite enough time. Two things are necessary for great achievement: a plan and not quite enough time.
Leonard Bernstein quotes: It is hard to think of another composer who so perfectly marries form and passion. It is hard to think of another composer who so perfectly marries form and passion.
Leonard Bernstein quotes: Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of the time ... The wait is simply too long. Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of the time ... The wait is simply too long.
Leonard Bernstein quotes: This will be our reply to violence:to make music more intensely,more beautifully,more devotedly than ever before. This will be our reply to violence:
to make music more intensely,
more beautifully,
more devotedly than ever before.
Leonard Bernstein quotes: I hate you, Richard Wagner ... but I hate you on my knees. I hate you, Richard Wagner ... but I hate you on my knees.
Leonard Bernstein quotes: I can't live one day without hearing music, playing it , studying it , or thinking about it . I can't live one day without hearing music, playing it , studying it , or thinking about it .
Leonard Bernstein quotes: Mozart's music is constantly escaping from its frame, because it cannot be contained in it. Mozart's music is constantly escaping from its frame, because it cannot be contained in it.