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Ruggiero Ricci Quotes and Sayings

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Every violinist has a different style,
so it's important to be able to recognise their styles.
You don't have to like everyone's style but you have to know these styles.
- Ruggiero Ricci

Well, rhythm is 90 percent of the interpretation.
- Ruggiero Ricci

You have to do a lot of listening, you don't just learn out of yourself.
- Ruggiero Ricci

A specialist is someone who does everything else worse.
- Ruggiero Ricci

 

When you can hear a violinist, that is better than you,
then you learn from him, because if you play with somebody who is worse than you,
then you go down.
- Ruggiero Ricci

It would be easier to say, what was the difference
in style from many years ago.
Many years ago, the old violinists, they also had a good technique,
they were not tonally as good.
- Ruggiero Ricci

Colour does not make so much difference.
Look at the Bach Chaconne: There is not one dynamic
mark in the whole Bach Chaconne.
Colours do not make so much difference.
- Ruggiero Ricci

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A good interpreter can take a piece of bad music and
make it sound pretty decent,
while a bad interpreter can take good music and make it sound cheap.
I can tell that some people have a bad taste,
and unlike on the piano, they smear around a lot,
that is bad taste.
- Ruggiero Ricci

I don't have favourites, I think, when you play,
you have to be like a prostitute, you have to love
the piece you are playing.
Even if you don't like it, you have to play it as if you would like it.
Then you are a good interpreter.
- Ruggiero Ricci

So, first you have to be able to play with a metronome.
Then you take your freedom.
If you play in an orchestra, you got to watch the conductor,
he is like a metronome, but it is more difficult because he can change rhythms.
- Ruggiero Ricci

Of course the most difficult thing on the violin is always intonation.
The second one is rhythm.
If you play in tune, in time with a good sound that's already high level.
Those three are the main things.
- Ruggiero Ricci

It is as absurd to say that a man can't love one woman
all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs
several violins to play the same piece of music.
- Honore de Balzac

Remember always that the composer's pen is still mightier
than the bow of the violinist;
in you lie all the possibilities of the creation of beauty.
- John Philip Sousa

Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

That process by which you become a writer is a pretty lonely one.
We don't have a group apprenticeship like a violinist
might training for an orchestra.
- Anne Rice

A lot of my joy this year has been to give away awards to young people,
no matter of race, creed or color, because they were
a terrific violinist or a terrific dancer.
- Sally Kirkland

I'm one of the boys, no better than the last second violinist.
I'm just the lucky one to be standing in the center,
telling them how to play.
- Eugene Ormandy

At the end of '69 I did a gig with Jean Luc Ponty here in L.A.
He was an electric violinist.
- George Duke

I am not the world's greatest Negro violinist.
I am the greatest violinist in the world!
- Will M. Cook

The violinist is that peculiarly human phenomenon distilled to a rare potency -
half tiger,
half poet.
- Yehudi Menuhin

The violinist must possess the poet's gift of piercing
the protective hide which grows on propagandists,
stockbrokers and slave traders, to penetrate the deeper truth which lies within.
- Yehudi Menuhin

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
- Voltaire

People will do anything, no matter how absurd,
to avoid facing their own souls.
- Carl Jung

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself.
Everybody should try it.
- Barbara Pym

Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more
absurd than to increase our provisions for the road
the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

It's come to the point where you have people saying
it's our Christian duty to embrace the homosexual movement.
This is absurd.
- Randall Terry

Only she who attempts the absurd can achieve the impossible.
- Robin Morgan

There have been no sects in the Christian world,
however absurd, which have not endeavoured to support
their opinions by arguments drawn from Scripture.
- Laurence Sterne

The logic of the heart is absurd.
- Julie de Lespinasse

Life may be not only meaningless but absurd.
- Thomas Nagel

Firing off 1,000 or 500 or 2,000 nuclear warheads on
a few minutes' consideration has always struck me as
an absurd way to go to war.
- William Odom

I became intrigued with colour theory.
The absurd pronouncements of the Colour Institute,
a group that decides what colours are hot each year or season,
amused me.
- John Barton

The film business is absurd.
Stars don't last very long.
It's much more interesting to be a proper actor.
- Tom Courtenay

For centuries many of the world's distinguished philosophers
have assaulted Christianity as being irrational,
superstitious and absurd.
- Josh McDowell

The absurd consequences of neglecting structure but
using the concept of order just the same are evident
if one examines the present terminology of information theory.
- Rudolf Arnheim

The best mannered people make the most absurd lovers.
- Denis Diderot

In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
- Miguel de Cervantes

My husband does so many romantic things for me,
it's absurd.
- Jennifer Beals

I don't know.
I think it's funny!
I think it's funny!
I go, what? It's so absurd.
I'm alone.
- Danny DeVito

The history of thought may be summed up in these words:
it is absurd by what it seeks and great by what it finds.
- Paul Valery

Libraries keep the records on behalf of all humanity.
the unique and the absurd, the wise and the fragments of stupidity.
- Vartan Gregorian

In the best farce to-day we start with some absurd
premise as to character or situation,
but if the premises be once granted we move logically enough to the ending.
- George P. Baker

I have too much respect for the idea of God to make
it responsible for such an absurd world.
- Georges Duhamel

How absurd men are!
They never use the liberties they have,
they demand those they do not have.
They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A Republic without parties is a complete anomaly.
The histories of all popular governments show absurd
is the idea of their attempting to exist without parties.
- Franklin Pierce

What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men
who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder
one another in cold blood.
- Aldous Huxley

Most of the basic truths of life sound absurd at first hearing.
- Elizabeth Goudge

It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them,
into believing.
- John Henry Newman

Success is an absurd, erratic thing.
She arrives when one least expects her and after she
has come may depart again almost because of a whim.
- Alice Foote MacDougall

You oughtn't to yield to temptation.
Well, somebody must, or the thing becomes absurd.
- Anthony Hope

It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.
- Anatole France

The entrance into Jerusalem has all the elements of
the theatre of the absurd:
the poor king;
truth comes riding on a donkey; symbolic actions -
even parading without a permit!
- David Kirk

I thought it completely absurd to mention my name in
the same breath as the presidency.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view,
that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then.
- Lord Byron

I find it hard to take rock groups very seriously or treat them with respect.
There is something absurd about these gloomy young
men getting together and banging away.
- Robert Wyatt

Now it would be as absurd to deny the existence of God,
because we cannot see him, as it would be to deny the
existence of the air or wind,
because we cannot see it.
- Adam Clarke

To believe in God is impossible not to believe in Him is absurd.
- Voltaire

Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible.
I think it's in my basement...
let me go upstairs and check.
- M. C. Escher

That thing of hell and eternal punishment is the most absurd,
as well as the most disagreeable thought that ever
entered into the head of mortal man.
- George Berkeley

Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason,
and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.
- Baruch Spinoza

Rock 'n' roll is ridiculous. It's absurd.
In the past, U2 was trying to duck that.
Now we're wrapping our arms around it and giving it a great big kiss.
- Bono

Love is free; to promise for ever to love the same
woman is not less absurd than to promise to believe the same creed;
such a vow in both cases excludes us from all inquiry.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

I don't think life is absurd.
I think we are all here for a huge purpose.
I think we shrink from the immensity of the purpose we are here for.
- Norman Mailer

I'm the end of the line; absurd and appalling as it may seem,
serious New York theater has died in my lifetime.
- Arthur Miller

There's so much absurdity.
Poverty is so absurd.
- Frank McCourt

After 50, the rock 'n' roll road is a little absurd.
It's very difficult to play these little places.
You're out there on a rickety old bus with no place to shower.
- Nancy Sinatra

I was always ready to leave England for some absurd reason.
- Claire Forlani

Most Americans would agree that Plowshares is a Theatre of the Absurd.
- Daniel Berrigan

I think somehow you need to get to a certain point
in your life where the notion of failure is absurd.
- Jeff Tweedy

It's absolutely absurd to even consider voting on Sunday alcohol sales.
I am opposed to alcohol period.
It doesn't do anybody any good in the long run.
It's a dangerous drug.
- John Hunter


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