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Vladimir Horowitz Quotes and Sayings

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I am a general.
My soldiers are the keys and I have to command them.
- Vladimir Horowitz

My future is in my past and my past is my present.
I must now make the present my future.
- Vladimir Horowitz

If you want me to play only the notes without any specific dynamics,
I will never make one mistake.
- Vladimir Horowitz

Perfection itself is imperfection.
- Vladimir Horowitz

 

My face is my passport.
- Vladimir Horowitz

I must tell you I take terrible risks.
Because my playing is very clear, when I make a mistake you hear it.
If you want me to play only the notes without any specific dynamics,
I will never make one mistake.
Never be afraid to dare.
- Vladimir Horowitz

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

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Each man is afraid of his neighbor's disapproval -
a thing which, to the general run of the human race,
is more dreaded than wolves and death.
- Mark Twain

Contrary to general belief,
I do not believe that friends are necessarily
the people you like best,
they are merely the people who got there first.
- Peter Ustinov

Our prayers should be for blessings in general,
for God knows best what is good for us.
- Socrates

As a general thing, when a woman wears the pants in a family,
she has a good right to them.
- Josh Billings

The instant formal government is abolished,
society begins to act.
A general association takes place, and common interest
produces common security.
- Thomas Paine

I believe in general in a dualism between facts and
the ideas of those facts in human heads.
- George Santayana

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier,
you will become a general.
If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.'
Instead,
I was a painter, and became Picasso.
- Pablo Picasso

I hate facts.
I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions -
adding that no general proposition is worth a damn.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Why are ecologists and environmentalists so feared
and hated? This is because in part what they have to
say is new to the general public,
and the new is always alarming.
- Garrett Hardin

The cultural contrast I saw between religions...
Catholics have a lot of mediators, going through saints and Mary or whatever.
Protestants in general say things to God directly.
- Robert Duvall

My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for
grinding general laws out of large collections of facts.
- Charles Darwin

As we take our places in the General Assembly and at the Council meetings,
let us begin all our work in the name of God,
for the solution of all our problems is a spiritual one.
- Warren R. Austin

The General Strike has taught the working class more
in four days than years of talking could have done.
- Arthur Balfour

No law of nature, however general, has been established all at once;
its recognition has always been preceded by many presentiments.
- Dmitri Mendeleev

We can't win at home.
We can't win on the road.
As general manager, I just can't figure out where else to play.
- Pat Williams

Public utility pleads most forcibly for the general
distribution of the Holy Scriptures.
- James McHenry

Berkeley had a liberal element in the student body
who tended to be quite active.
I think that's in general a feature of intellectually active places.
- John Searle

In Thailand's history there have been dissensions from time to time,
but in general, unity has prevailed.
- Bhumibol Adulyadej

Our thinking behind these agreements is that we want
all jobs in General Motors to be good jobs.
- Charles E. Wilson

If you're opposed to the budget I submitted to the General Assembly,
you're for a tax increase.
- Matt Blunt

A good general rule is to state that the bouquet is better than the taste,
and vice versa.
- Stephen Potter

Amid the pressure of great events, a general principle gives no help.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

But I think the guys are very happy to accommodate
the people and that's part of golf in general.
- Bernhard Langer

General Motors spends more on health care than steel.
- Kathleen Sebelius

It is impossible, in my mind, to distinguish between
the refusal to receive a petition,
or its summary rejection by some general order,
and the denial of the right of petition.
- Caleb Cushing

As a general rule, people disappoint you as you know them.
- Maria Mitchell

In the general course of human nature,
A power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will.
- Alexander Hamilton

The trouble with music appreciation in general is that
people are taught to have too much respect for music
they should be taught to love it instead.
- Igor Stravinsky

True, the initial ideas are in general those of an individual,
but the establishment of the reality and truth is in
general the work of more than one person.
- Willard Libby

In general, I find that for videos the acting is more realistic.
- Tara Strong

Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle,
hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

In general we are least aware of what our minds do best.
- Marvin Minsky

Compared to the United States, physicians in Europe
have a much more conservative approach to joint replacement in general.
- Allen Boyd

The people in general ought to have regard to the moral
character of those whom they invest with authority
either in the legislative,
executive, or judicial branches.
- John Witherspoon

But I'm a historian.
I wasn't interested in just being a producer,
I was interested in doing research and presenting that
research to a general public.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of
obstacles to the realization of desires.
- Bertrand Russell

The higher the general average of intelligence,
all things else being equal, the less the disposition to be meddlesome,
critical, and overbearing.
- Paul Harris

Life provides material for its agitation which makes
its general views comprehensible to the masses.
- Karl Radek

Dr. King's general principles are universal.
But the things he confronted took place in another era.
- Al Sharpton

In general, higher education does not know how to speak for its interests.
It offers a stance that is defensive,
cowardly and likely to be ineffective.
- Stanley Fish

Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because
they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split,
as a general thing.
- Robert E. Howard

The general will rules in society as the private will
governs each separate individual.
- Maximilien Robespierre

It is the merit of a general to impart good news,
and to conceal the truth.
- Sophocles

Cameron was able to get an inside look at professional
football from the standpoint of athletes and agents
and general managers that few people have ever seen.
- Leigh Steinberg

They wish for a general government of unity,
as they see that the local legislatures must naturally
and necessarily tend to retard the general government.
- Henry Knox

A constitutional statesman is in general a man of common
opinions and uncommon abilities.
- Walter Bagehot

We have to raise the consciousness; the only way poets
can change the world is to raise the consciousness of the general populace.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Infelicity is an ill to which all acts are heir which
have the general character of ritual or ceremonial,
all conventional acts.
- J. L. Austin

I don't run democracy.
I train troops to defend democracy and I happen to
be their surrogate father and mother as well as their commanding general.
- Alfred M. Gray

Indeed, the very first resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations -
adopted unanimously -
called for the elimination of nuclear weapons.
- Joseph Rotblat

No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless
some stupidity is mixed in with it.
- Fernando Pessoa

My husband is a general's chauffeur somewhere in France.
- Lillie Langtry

African women in general need to know that it's OK
for them to be the way they are -
to see the way they are as a strength,
and to be liberated from fear and from silence.
- Wangari Maathai

I think there are more female characters in videogames
now but I also think that's because videogames in general are more diverse now.
- Tara Strong

Everything changed in Bosnia, when General Wesley Clark
proved that you could fight a war with high-
level precision air strikes and a bare minimum of ground action.
- Joe Bob Briggs

I think my fascination is less with genre figures than with writers in general.
- Eric Brown

I think money in general hurts all sports.
- Will McDonough

The evidence points to central Asia as man's original home,
for the general movement of human migrations has been
outward from that region and not inward.
- Ellsworth Huntington

I think with the Romans, that the general of today
should be a soldier tomorrow if necessary.
- Thomas Jefferson

In general, I enjoy athletes who have a strong character
who let their abilities speak for themselves.
- Eric Heiden

I hesitate to predict whether this theory is true.
But if the general opinion of Mankind is optimistic
then we're in for a period of extreme popularity for science fiction.
- David Eddings

I'd have to say that, in general, models take themselves too seriously.
Basically, they are genetic freaks who spend a couple
of hours in hair and makeup.
- Rebecca Romijn

My general plan is good, though in the detail there may be faults.
- Adam Weishaupt

We realize that Judaism as a faith can survive only
in an atmosphere of general faith.
- Louis Finkelstein


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