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I grew up in an era where an orchestra was like a treasure chest. ...
by James Levine

I grew up in an era where an orchestra was like a treasure chest.
- James Levine

Most people treat the office manual the way they treat a software manual.
They never look at it.
- James Levine

Employee fathers need to step up to the plate and put
their family needs on the table.
- James Levine

A lot of people get impatient with the pace of change.
- James Levine

 

I think this orchestra's strengths involve drama and voice.
- James Levine

I thought I'd write one book and the world would change overnight.
- James Levine

There is no relationship between the gestures and what an orchestra will do.
- James Levine

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You try on purpose to get players with different qualities
which will rub off on one another.
- James Levine

But the important thing is to lie down and fall asleep.
That little nap means you wake up fresh again and can continue.
- James Levine

I can imagine wanting to work with this ensemble and this company always.
- James Levine

I have a big problem with conductors who gesture a lot.
- James Levine

Where my tastes in music are concerned,
I'm a real maximalist.
- James Levine

We're in the midst of an evolution, not a revolution.
- James Levine

I was lucky that I met the right mentors and teachers at the right moment.
- James Levine

My hunch is that probably men are doing more both outside
the home and inside the home.
- James Levine

And, over the last thirty years we have seen men's
participation in both housework and childcare has increased
and women's have stayed at about the same.
- James Levine

The invisible dilemma is that men face the very real
problem that they don't feel comfortable bringing these
issues up and they tend not to be acknowledged at work.
- James Levine

Art has never been a popularity contest.
- James Levine

When they are performing in front of the public,
they ought to have a sensation that's relatively easy,
if the technical and the interpretive work was done before.
- James Levine

We found that when people put this issue on the table,
it turns out that men acknowledge the issue,
and employers and employees can work out solutions
just as working mothers do.
- James Levine

It wasn't that I ever knew I'd be at the Met for 20 years,
or 30 years, or 40 years, or anything like that.
- James Levine

We do not seem to be finding tomorrow's Toscas.
- James Levine

They've really got to recognize that all of us bring
some of our family issues to work and our work home.
- James Levine

Second, if you're the boss, just because they don't
ask doesn't mean your employees don't have needs.
- James Levine

Working mothers do an hour more per day than working
fathers do and working mothers do on average an hour
more per day with the kids than working fathers do.
- James Levine

At my age, you are naturally inclined towards teaching.
- James Levine

It was just that we had this phenomenal honeymoon relationship that just kept on going.
- James Levine

As major orchestras around the world are gripped in
various kinds of crises and upheaval,
we need to be sure that we are bringing up this new generation.
- James Levine

Everybody blames the culture without taking responsibility.
- James Levine

Women tend to have recognition and peer group support -
recognition from friends and family that this has to
be a big issue in their lives.
They're more comfortable expressing the need for support and receiving it.
- James Levine

So, the total number of hours spent on the stuff you
have to do to take care of a family,
working and caring for stuff at home,
the total number of hours is actually about the same for mothers and fathers.
- James Levine

It's just that, when the orchestra look at me,
I want them to see a completely involved person who
reflects what we rehearsed,
and whose function is to make it possible for them to do it.
- James Levine

It has to be able to play at the maximum expression
and communication in every style,
and the only way you can do that is -
like Verdi said -
working with a file,
every day, little by little, until the orchestra's
collective qualities emerge.
- James Levine

More and more couples are having this negotiation or discussion,
but I'm still amazed at the number who aren't and where
the cultural norm sort of kicks in and they just assume
that mom's got to be the one who stays home,
not dad.
- James Levine

Great cataclysmic things can go by and neither the
orchestra nor the conductor are under the delusion
that whether they make this or that gesture is going
to be the deciding factor in how it comes out.
- James Levine

What's interesting is that both men and women are struggling
with this issue in remarkably similar percentages,
but the big difference is that women tend to talk about
this when men keep it silent.
- James Levine

And so, little by little, I gradually divested myself
of pretty nearly all of the guest conducting I used to do,
because I was at the same time working in the places like the Met,
where I could work in this sort of depth.
- James Levine

If you factor in not just who's doing what at home,
but how much more time working fathers are spending
on work outside the home,
on average they spend two hours more per day outside the home.
- James Levine

We did not change as we grew older;
we just became more clearly ourselves.
- Lynn Hall

I grew up in a very religious family.
I could read the Qu'ran easily at the age of five.
- Akhmad Kadyrov

There'll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them,
and I am a poet of memory.
- Philip Levine

I would be most content if my children grew up to be
the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly
of building enough bookshelves.
- Anna Quindlen

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around,
and I definitely want to have children as well.
- Heidi Klum

I grew up in a household where everybody lived at the top of his lungs.
- Frank Langella

I grew up in a family in which political issues were often discussed,
and debated intensely.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to
go to school every day and do my homework.
- Constance Baker Motley

During the 1950s, Aristotle Onassis and I formed what
grew to be a close friendship and association in several business ventures.
- Paul Getty

The party in power, like Jonah's gourd,
grew up quickly, and will quickly fall.
- Davy Crockett

Bernstein grew up in my building in New York.
He's a very, very fine player.
When he was a kid, he came by to find out what was
going on in the world of jazz.
- Lee Konitz

I was born in Taunton, Massachusetts on June 1,
1917, but I actually grew up in nearby New Bedford.
- William Standish Knowles

I grew up on a dirt road with brothers.
- Josh Holloway

My mother's been married many, many times and grew
up believing in love like that.
It's remarkable.
- Sherilyn Fenn

I grew up listening to old soul.
- Erykah Badu

I grew up in a very large family in a very small house.
I never slept alone until after I was married.
- Lewis Grizzard

I don't blame my own parents for the way I grew up,
as quite often there is little choice in these issues.
- Peter Garrett

I grew up with brothers.
I love men.
Of course it's hard to be a woman in a man's world.
- Allison Janney

I've always had a certain fascination.
It's basically paint what you know, and this is what I grew up with.
- Martin Mull

Did people think I sounded black? Totally,
but that was a marketing tool as well,
but also this is how I grew up and these are my influences.
- Taylor Dayne

I grew up in the time of Germany after the war.
- Bernhard Langer

I grew up on cricket and I think Australian kids are getting so Americanized,
you know?
- Rachel Griffiths

I was amazed at the house that I grew up in;
it looks practically identical to the way it was,
but I couldn't recognize it because of the size of the trees.
- Jim Fowler

I was born in 1940 in Minnesota and grew up in the country...
dirt roads, swamps, lakes, woods.
- Terry Gilliam

He ate and drank the precious Words,
his Spirit grew robust; He knew no more that he was poor,
nor that his frame was Dust.
- Emily Dickinson

I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago.
- James Iha

Working on a film, you don't get time to develop rivalries,
but the theatre is like a little village,
and the differences between me, Lionel and Georgia grew.
- Ron Moody

I was a girl from Massapequa, New York.
I grew up in Massapequa.
I lived in a basement with one window.
- Jessica Hahn

But some things are the same.
My mother still owns the house I grew up in,
on what would now be called a cul de sac,
but which the sign on the corner called a dead end street.
- Mink Stole

From that date the abandonment of the older State proceeded
with a rapidity never before known,
and with it grew the domestic slave trade and the pro-slavery feeling.
- Henry Charles Carey

Even though I grew up as a Sephardic Jew in Brooklyn
where we ate Syrian food and went to temple,
it was still America.
- Isaac Mizrahi

I grew up wanting to be a writer for theatre.
- Christopher Durang


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