When I was to come to Washington the first time as Music Director of the Boston Symphony, Mrs. Johnson phoned us to find out if they could give us a party and who we would like to meet.

By : Erich Leinsdorf 0 Likes          


The vitality of a new movement in Art must be gauged by the fury it arouses.

By : Logan P. Smith

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Well, when I was a kid, if my father was witnessing something that he thought was particularly outrageous or he was looking at some sort of a question that he thought lacked proper definition, he would say, Well, at least Jesse James had the honor to wear a mask.

By : Richard Neal

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My reading is always about musical biographies. I have an innate interest and passion for that.

By : Nina Blackwood

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I think I avoid stepping into sentimentality by trying to be as truthful as possible with performances.

By : Lasse Hallstrom

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The great thing about Stephen is that he sees the movie as a separate thing, I think. He wants it to capture the essence of the book, and if he feels that's been done, then he's not too particular about the details. I think that's why he's happy.

By : Lawrence Kasdan

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We will spend more time in America, we're going to get a place in LA as hotels aren't great for the baby.

By : Anna Friel

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Careful?! Was my mother careful when she stabbed me in the heart with a coat hanger while I was still in womb?

By : Trey Parker

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Cubans are frantic when it comes to appreciating music.

By : Compay Segundo

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He's the president of the United States. He's got to work 14 to 16 hours a day, run foreign and domestic policy. If he's got time for mistresses after all that, what the hell difference does it make?

By : Pierre Salinger

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Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.

By : Walter Scott

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Some time ago, we went to Asia and took a camera along, and I began to do what I'd done even years ago doing people. I couldn't get interested in it. And I did hundreds of photographs of details of the monuments as sculpture.

By : Ben Shahn

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I always have one or two, sometimes more, Navajo or other tribes' cultural elements in mind when I start a plot. In Thief of Time, I wanted to make readers aware of Navajo attitude toward the dead, respect for burial sites.

By : Tony Hillerman

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