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Daniel Barenboim Quotes and Sayings

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Tradition demands that we not speak poorly of the dead.
- Daniel Barenboim

Related topics: Death

Anti-Semitism has no historical, political and certainly
no philosophical origins.
Anti-Semitism is a disease.
- Daniel Barenboim

US presidents can make all the commitments and declarations
they want until they are blue in the face,
in the Muslim world they will always be perceived as partisan.
- Daniel Barenboim

The tempo is the suitcase.
If the suitcase is too small, everything is completely wrinkled.
If the tempo is too fast, everything becomes so scrambled you can't understand it.
- Daniel Barenboim

 

In the beginning, there was silence.
And out of the silence came the sound.
The sound is not here.
- Daniel Barenboim

There are many types of silence.
There is a silence before the note, there is a silence
at the end and there is a silence in the middle.
- Daniel Barenboim

Sound is often talked about in a very subjective way,
as if it had a colour.
This is a bright sound, this is a dark sound.
I don't believe in that because I think that is much too subjective.
- Daniel Barenboim

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Jewish intellectuals contributed a great deal to insure
that Europe became a continent of humanism,
and it is with these humanist ideals that Europe must
now intervene in the Middle East conflict.
- Daniel Barenboim

Now the first step has to be taken, the step towards democracy.
This step is full of risks, and requires trust on all sides.
We don't know where it will lead.
But if we just stand still, we will have no chance
of escaping the violence.
- Daniel Barenboim

Nothing is ever absolutely "wrong."
"Wrong" is in the cultural tradition of the beholder.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Honor tradition AND question tradition.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Most people don't CHOOSE their value system -
they simply inherit the beliefs of their parents and community.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When men are easy in their circumstances,
they are naturally enemies to innovations.
- Joseph Addison

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

Every generation laughs at the old fashions,
but follows religiously the new.
- Henry David Thoreau

Before moving on, you have to clear away your cherished beliefs.
- Dick Raymond

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

Decide questions without regard for tradition -
one way or the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The most erroneous stories are those
we think we know best -
and therefore never scrutinize or question.
- Stephen Jay Gould

The inherent nature of God
is not changed by our individual beliefs,
our religious institutions,
or our communal traditions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Are creeds such simple things like the clothes
which a man can change at will - and put on at will?
Creeds are such for which people live for ages and ages.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

This overcoming of all the usual barriers
between the individual and the Absolute
is the great mystic achievement.
In mystic states we both become one with the Absolute
and we become aware of our oneness.
This is the everlasting and triumphant mystical tradition,
hardly altered by differences of clime or creed.
- William James

We shape our dwellings, and afterwards
our dwellings shape us.
- Winston Churchill

Tradition is the illusion of permanence.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

Trumpet in a herd of elephants;
crow in the company of cocks;
bleat in a flock of goats.
- Malayan Proverb

Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition
of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.
- Scott Adams

Mankind are more disposed to suffer,
while evils are sufferable,
than to right themselves by abolishing
the forms to which they are accustomed.
- Thomas Jefferson

Science and technology revolutionize our lives,
but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.
- Arthur M. Schlesinger

It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
- Henry James

Tradition is like a second-hand store.
It is best to sort carefully
between the treasures and the trash.
See everything with new eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not let spacious plans for a new world
divert your energies from saving
what is left of the old.
- Winston Churchill

Customs do not concern themselves
with right or wrong or reason.
But they have to be obeyed;
one reasons all around them until he is tired,
but he must not transgress them, it is sternly forbidden.
- Mark Twain

I like narrative storytelling as being part of a tradition,
a folk tradition.
- Bruce Springsteen

That's why we're doing this, to defend our traditions a little.
I don't have anything against it (Halloween),
but it's not our tradition.
- Fernando Flores

The trouble with the performance poets is that they
don't seem to have read anything.
So there is not a real sense of the poetic tradition in their work.
- Peter Davison

We are all part of a tradition, at least we depend on the past.
- Klaus Schulze

Anybody who had come up with a new concept would have
been under suspicion for being out of step with the
tradition or out of step with the teachings of the church.
- John Templeton

Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.
- W. Somerset Maugham

There's probably more in the American tradition than
people give the place credit for.
- Donald Judd

The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power,
and if I didn't betray it I'd be ashamed of myself.
- Noam Chomsky

I was brought up in the great tradition of the late nineteenth century:
that a writer never complains,
never explains and never disdains.
- James A. Michener

Not a single man on earth knows from his own experience
the how and where of his birth,
only from tradition, which is often very uncertain.
- E. T. A. Hoffmann

Anonymous sources are a practice of American journalism
in the 20th and 21st century,
a relatively recent practice.
The literary tradition of anonymity goes back to the Bible.
- Joe Klein

To the extent that I come from a deeply religious tradition
and have been contending with those beginnings all of my life -
that constitutes the subject of much of my early fiction.
- Chaim Potok

We use a Native American tradition of the talking stick.
You sit and pass it around and whoever has the stick has to talk.
Some people just hold it.
Others really share.
- Lisa Bonet

Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

As a Member of Congress, I've continued my family's
tradition of focusing on education.
- Mark Kennedy

I like the catholicity in time: our tradition is one of 2,000 years.
- Hans Kung

There has always been quite a strong black and white
art tradition in Australia,
with quite a large contingent of cartoonists,
given the size of the population.
- Pat Oliphant

In Europe, there is so much tradition,
and everyone has established ideas as to what art should
be and what it has always been.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

I keep up the tradition, the zydeco.
- Boozoo Chavis

Because the more you write the more you're aware of
the weight of your tradition and the difficulties of
the form and the more you have already done that you do not want to do again.
- Tobias Wolff

But, I don't want to assume that our tradition of excellence
is a guarantee of future excellence.
- Dave Heineman

Everywhere, authority and tradition have to justify
themselves in the face of questions.
- Gustav Heinemann

Almost every venerable tradition at a men's club starts out as a joke.
- Joe Bob Briggs

Whatever your relationship is to your sacred tradition in the West,
you have some relationship to the Bible if only through
the names of the characters.
- Anita Diament

I always wanted to be a farmer.
There is a tradition of that in my family.
- Bjork

In 1978, the tradition of running from village to village
with a message was revived.
that first run was from Davis to Los Angeles,
a distance of 500 miles.
- Dennis Banks

Tradition wears a snowy beard, romance is always young.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes,
our ancestors.
It is the democracy of the dead.
Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy
who merely happen to be walking around.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton


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