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Anton Seidl Quotes and Sayings

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It is simple nonsense to speak of the fixed tempo of
any particular vocal phrase.
Each voice has its peculiarities.
- Anton Seidl

Conducting!
A subject, truly, concerning which much might be written,
yet scarcely anything of real importance is to be found in books.
- Anton Seidl

Musical practice is too young an art in America to
warrant a search for men with a conductor's gift.
- Anton Seidl

The conductor's gift does not always go hand in hand
with that of composition;
indeed,
the union is found much more seldom than is popularly believed.
- Anton Seidl

 

Composers are not all good conductors.
- Anton Seidl

The ability to conduct is a gift of God with which
few have been endowed in full measure.
- Anton Seidl

Of course, experience strengthens one later.
- Anton Seidl

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America does not need gorgeous halls and concert rooms
for its musical development,
but music schools with competent teachers,
and many, very many, free scholarships for talented
young disciples who are unable to pay the expense of study.
- Anton Seidl

It always makes me sad when I think of how I saw Wagner wasting his vitality,
not only by singing their parts to some of his artists,
but acting out the smallest details,
and of how few they were who were responsive to his wishes.
- Anton Seidl

I learned, too, how it was possible with the help of
the picture and action to transform an apparently insignificant
violin passage into an incident,
and to lift a simple horn call into a thing of stupendous
significance by means of scenic emphasis.
- Anton Seidl

The composers could no longer direct all performances in person,
and so the responsibility of interpreting their works
in the spirit in which they had been conceived was placed upon conductors.
- Anton Seidl

I have often heard the statement made by foreign singers,
as a demonstrated fact, that the German artists are
artists in feeling indeed,
and serious in their devotion, but that their singing is crude.
- Anton Seidl

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

He is richest who is content with the least,
for content is the wealth of nature.
- Socrates PHOTO

Simple living is the way to happy living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius PHOTO

The invariable mark of wisdom is to
see the miraculous in the common.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.
- Amelia Barr

Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life
are not only not indispensable,
but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
- Henry David Thoreau

The key to happiness is not to have what you want
but to want what you have.
- Anonymous

As every divided kingdom falls,
so every mind divided between
many studies confounds and saps itself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste
that they hurry past it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
- Henry David Thoreau

We hardly ever realize that we can
cut anything out of our lives,
anytime, in the blink of an eye.
- Carlos Castaneda

The more you expect, the more you get disappointed in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

He who can give thanks for little
will always find he has enough.
- Anonymous

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato

Whoever does not regard what he has
as most ample wealth, is unhappy,
though he be master of the world.
- Epictetus

We never repent of having eaten too little.
- Thomas Jefferson

We can never get enough of what we don't really need.
- Matthew Kelly

Ask yourself to slow down.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

We never NEED anything; we never NEED to do something.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that the essence of life is not
in the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything deep is also simple
and can be reproduced simply
as long as its reference
to the whole truth is maintained.
But what matters is not what is witty
but what is true.
- Albert Schweitzer

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The man who is awakened, lives in such a way
that he leaves no footprints.
- Osho quoting The Buddha

The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace.
A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being
that places harmony in one's life.
- Peace Pilgrim

The sage does not hoard.
The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself,
Having bestowed all he has on others, he has yet more;
having given all he has to others, he is richer still.
- Lao Tzu

Your children need your presence
more than your presents.
- Jesse Jackson

This day boldness is manifested in a simple grace: gratitude.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The moment you become miserly you are closed
to the basic phenomenon of life: expansion, sharing.
The moment you start clinging to things,
you have missed the target.
Because things are not the target,
you, your innermost being, is the target -
not a beautiful house, but a beautiful you;
not much money, but a rich you;
not many things, but an open being,
available to millions of things.
- Osho

Success has a simple formula:
do your best, and people may like it.
- Sam Ewing

The greatest power is often simple patience.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
- Albert Einstein

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

It is neither wealth nor splendor;
but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson

I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life
is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
- Albert Einstein

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu

What is happiness except the simple harmony
between a man and the life he leads?
- Albert Camus

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple:
you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities
but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
- Quentin Crisp

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

You just have to have a simple faith.
- Jimmy Carter

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

God is a metaphor for that which transcends
all levels of intellectual thought.
It's as simple as that.
- Joseph Campbell

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you,
if the simple things in nature have a message you understand,
Rejoice, for your soul is alive.
- Eleanora Duse

You can always do one thing less than you think you can.
- Anonymous

Life only appears complicated when one is worrying.
Relax, and life becomes simple again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Maybe life isn't really as complicated
as we make it out to be.
Perhaps a simple child-like attitude would create
a less stressful and happier life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When the solution is simple, God is answering.
- Albert Einstein

Life is pretty simple:
You do some stuff.
Most fails. Some works.
You do more of what works.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The sculptor produces the beautiful statue
by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed -
it is a process of elimination.
- Elbert Hubbard

All the Buddhas of all the ages have been
telling you a very simple fact:
Be - don't try to become.
Within these two words, be and becoming,
your whole life is contained.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

This is my simple religion.
There is no need for temples;
no need for complicated philosophy.
Our own brain, our own heart is our temple;
the philosophy is kindness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama


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