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James Levine Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Change

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

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

 

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

Art has never been a popularity contest.
- James Levine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Everybody blames the culture without taking responsibility.
- James Levine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

Choose! If it's worth doing, do it today.
If it's not worth doing today, save yourself a lot
of worry and regret by choosing to permanently
erase it from your to-do list.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Instead of comparing our lot with that
of those who are more fortunate than we are,
we should compare it with the lot
of the great majority of our fellow men.
It then appears that we are among the privileged.
- Helen Keller

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

When was the last time you took
a different route to work ... just because?
Consider shaking up your life a little (or a lot) ...
for no reason, except to do it.
Let your life be an adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My definition of success is to live your life in a way
that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain -
and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel
a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
- Tony Robbins

Just remember, after they foreclose on your mortgage,
you get a lot more sunshine in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
- John Lennon

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Love interrupts, if you like,
the consequences of your actions,
which in my case is very good news indeed,
because I've done a lot of stupid stuff.
- Bono

Time goes by a lot slower when you miss the one you love.
- Anonymous

You can observe a lot by just watching.
- Yogi Berra

A lot of people are afraid of heights.
Not me, I'm afraid of widths.
- Steven Wright

Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos
taste a hell of a lot better.
- Robert Redford

For a lot of people, the weekly paycheck is 'take-home
pay' because home is the only place they can afford to go with it.
- Charles A. Jaffe

If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club,
they'd starve to death.
- Sam Snead

The triple is the most exciting play in baseball.
Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood
why fans are so obsessed with them.
- Hank Aaron

There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world,
and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
- Winston Churchill

I have a lot of very close girlfriends and sisters -
I'm from an all female family.
My father often quips that even the cat was neutered!
- Shirley Manson

It costs a lot to sue a magazine, and it's too bad
that we don't have a system where the losing team has
to pay the winning team's lawyers.
- Carol Burnett

Both young children and old people have a lot of time on their hands.
That's probably why they get along so well.
- Jonathan Carroll

Don't judge me.
I made a lot of money.
- Samantha Bee

I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars.
The rest I just squandered.
- George Best

We've got to put a lot of money into changing behavior.
- Bill Gates

As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly.
Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime.
That's the toughest part of the day.
- Michael Jordan

There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated,
totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.
- Aimee Mann

Procrastination is like a credit card:
it's a lot of fun until you get the bill.
- Christopher Parker

Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
- Groucho Marx

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
- Erma Bombeck

Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys,
and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination -
think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
- Terry Brooks


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