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Anton Rubinstein Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Anton Rubinstein.

Pianists call me a composer, composers call me a pianist.
The classicists think me a futurist,
and the futurists call me a reactionary.
- Anton Rubinstein

Russians call me German, Germans call me Russian,
Jews call me a Christian, Christians a Jew.
- Anton Rubinstein

You hear the same work by different orchestras,
different conductors, violinists, pianists,
singers, and slowly, the work reveals itself and begins to live deeper in you.
- David Ogden Stiers

It is my fervent wish and my greatest ambition to leave
a work with a few useful instructions for the pianists after me.
- Franz Liszt

 

Too many jazz pianists limit themselves to a personal style,
a trademark, so to speak.
They confine themselves to one type of playing.
- Oscar Peterson

I don't think I handle the notes much differently from other pianists.
But the pauses between the notes - ah,
there is where the artistry lies!!
- Artur Schnabel

The notes I handle no better than many pianists.
But the pauses between the notes ah,
that is where the art resides.
- Artur Schnabel

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Pianists don't argue too much generally because we
have such a hard time just getting things right;
arguing is for string players.
- Emanuel Ax

Well, no.
I believe that it's not at all impossible that some
of the performances that I've heard so far by some
pianists may be superior to my own playing because
those are two totally different acts altogether.
- Leo Ornstein

When I was studying...
there weren't any black concert pianists.
My choices were intuitive, and I had the technique to do it.
People have heard my music and heard the classic in it,
so I have become known as a black classical pianist.
- Nina Simone

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

You change your life by changing your heart.
- Max Lucado

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance,
I hope you dance.
- Lee Ann Womack

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

The more you praise and celebrate your life,
the more there is in life to celebrate.
- Oprah Winfrey

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Laugh Loud - Laugh Often
Laugh At What's Funny - Laugh At What's Sad
Laugh At Me - Laugh At You - Laugh At Life
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You are a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

Would you rather be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee


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