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Colin R. Davis Quotes and Sayings

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Conducting has more to do with singing and breathing than with piano-playing.
- Colin R. Davis

To lose your temper is only useful once a year.
- Colin R. Davis

Everyone wants immediate success, immediate celebrity,
and that doesn't produce what used to be artists.
- Colin R. Davis

Mozart is expressing something that is more than human.
- Colin R. Davis

 

All the conductor has to do is stand back and try not to get in the way.
Mozart is doing all the work.
- Colin R. Davis

The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.
- Colin R. Davis

The real art of conducting consists in transitions.
- Gustav Mahler

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I never use a score when conducting my orchestra.
Does a lion tamer enter a cage with a book on how to tame a lion?
- Dimitri Mitropoulos

The Iraqi forces are conducting the Mother of all Retreats.
- Dick Cheney

My music wouldn't sound the way it does if I hadn't
had the experience of conducting.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

When I first was conducting as guest conductor in Europe 25 years ago,
I would propose doing American pieces and grudgingly
it would be accepted from time to time.
- Michael Tilson Thomas

I don't think that anybody should be ruling in or ruling
out anything while we are conducting diplomacy.
- Douglas Feith

Players have a great deal of flexibility when conducting
diplomatic relations with their allies.
- Mike Simpson

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

One of the most important elements in teaching,
conducting, and performing, all three,
is listening.
- Itzhak Perlman

Once you start to look into the guts of climate change
you find that just about every scientific institution
in the world is conducting research on the issue.
- Peter Garrett

Phones rang constantly, as if the White House was conducting
some kind of pardon telethon.
- Barbara Olson

The actor is concerned with his own bit of it,
but the director's somehow trying to work the whole
thing into a much bigger picture.
It's like conducting an orchestra.
- Roland Joffe

Our government declared that it is conducting some kind of great reforms.
In reality, no real reforms were begun and no one at
any point has declared a coherent programme.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

This conducting thing happened.
In 1983 I was sucked into this international career,
which was a very scary experience.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

In symphonic music, when you are conducting,
you do the same thing.
You are feeling the whole orchestra,
thinking ahead so you can prepare for a change.
- David Amram

The difficulties of conducting espionage against the
Soviet Union in the Soviet Union were such that historically
the Agency had backed away from the task.
- Aldrich Ames

At the time when I was conducting my research there
was no known method for taking the guinea pig's temperature.
I demonstrated a technique which is now widely used.
- Charles Jules Henry Nicole

The act of conducting in itself, of waving my arms
in the air and being in charge,
I didn't miss.
I missed the sensual pleasure of being in contact with music.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

That is basically me, and although I have done many things in my life -
conducting,
playing piano, and so on - what is fundamental is my being a composer.
- Morton Gould

There will have to be times when I'm not conducting because I'm composing.
I haven't solved that problem, and perhaps I never will.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

My idea was to go to Vienna to study conducting and
perhaps play in an orchestra first,
so I thought before I got to Vienna I could do with
a little training in Paris.
- Harry Mathews

I've been a woman for a little over 50 years and have
gotten over my initial astonishment.
As for conducting an orchestra, that's a job where
I don't think sex plays much part.
- Nadia Boulanger

The choice is not between conducting the stem cell
research or not conducting it.
That is not the choice.
- Roger Wicker

I will prove that a great conducting career is expecting me.
- Placido Domingo

The beginning of Book Three is the last one that I drew,
where V's conducting the 1812 overture.
- David Lloyd

But when you get a bit older, and I hate to use the word,
quite a bit more established, people take more notice
and conducting becomes a great deal easier.
You don't have battles like you had before.
- Peter Maxwell Davies

That policy was abandoned very quickly,
and the military police were tagged with the responsibility of conducting training,
which they did.
We were not equipped or set up with personnel to recruit new Iraqi guards.
- Janis Karpinski

This resolution simply says Israel has the right to defend itself.
This includes conducting operations both inside its
borders and in the territory of nations that threaten it,
which is in accordance with international law.
- John Boehner

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

Well, the reports are correct that we're conducting
very robust military operations on the Afghan side
of the border in areas where we think al-Qaida is operating
and Taliban remnants are.
- John Abizaid

I did the one concert, and I was not bitten by the conducting bug,
and I thought I was done, but then the phone started to ring,
and gradually, over time, I started conducting more and more.
Now a third of my performances are with orchestras.
- Bobby McFerrin

It's no accident many accuse me of conducting public
affairs with my heart instead of my head.
Well, what if I do? Those who don't know how to weep
with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.
- Golda Meir

While some of them acknowledge the obligation of natural
morality in their mode of conducting their cases,
and preserve their individual character as gentlemen,
there are others who acknowledge no law,
human or divine, but the law of Scotland.
- George Combe

What is the possible benefit? Can this material save
lives? Can it improve the quality of life in Iraq?
Can it tend to shape our perceptions of how war should
and should not be conducted? Can it shape our perceptions
of who should be conducting war and in what manner?
And the answer to that is a clear yes.
- Julian Assange

My job in space will be to observe and write a journal.
I am also going to be teaching a class for students
on earth about life in space and on the space shuttle
and conducting experiments.
- Christa McAuliffe

I'm now doing three things: concerts,
conducting, and teaching, and they each support each other.
I learn to see things from different perspectives and
listen with different ears.
The most important thing that you need to do is really listen.
- Itzhak Perlman

We seriously suspect the agents of the Americans and
Israelis in conducting such horrendous terrorist acts
and cannot believe the people who kidnap Philippines nationals,
for instance, or behead U.S.
nationals are Muslims.
- Ayatollah Khamenei

It is to be feared that those who emigrate to New South Wales,
generally anticipate too great facility in their future
operations and certainty of success in conducting them;
but they should recollect that competency cannot be obtained without labour.
- Charles Sturt

A good example of how it must have been is today's world of conducting,
which is still utterly dominated by men,
and the prejudice the few female conductors have to
battle even today is astounding.
- Lara St.
John

Well, I started conducting kind of by accident.
I wanted to give myself a special birthday present
for my fortieth birthday,
and I was living in San Francisco at the time and I
started attending some of the concerts and then simply dropping hints.
- Bobby McFerrin

Conducting, I tried it once off the cuff,
and quickly realized there were subtle aspects that I was missing.
There is a lot more to it that I was able to grasp
simply by watching conductors.
- Carter Burwell

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles

All that is real is seen with the heart.
- Vivian Greene

Life's real lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Real love is accepting other people the way they are
without trying to change them.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Society is a masked ball,
where every one hides his real character,
and reveals it by hiding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is real is beyond all reach.
- Julian Green

Our real problem, then, is not our strength today;
it is rather the vital necessity of action today
to ensure our strength tomorrow.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We tell the real truth of our life
by the stories we repeatedly tell.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Each one has to find his peace from within.
And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We know nothing at all.
All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren.
The real nature of things we shall never know.
- Albert Einstein

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
- Confucius

Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
- Pema Chodron

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
- The Buddha

Love: if you have to ask,
it's not the real thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The real lessons from the book of life
are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

Where ignorance is our master,
there is no possibility of real peace.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

It is health that is real wealth,
and not pieces of gold and silver.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion,
for the real and for the truth.
- Abraham Maslow

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
- Napoleon Hill (author of the classic Think and Grow Rich)

Life is a Book of Riddles,
with the Real Lessons Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Smell the smells, feel the fear,
and smile at the incoherent way
life runs us in circles
while inscribing the real lessons
in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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