Itzhak Perlman Quotes About Vaccine, Love, Capability, School

Itzhak Perlman Quotes About Vaccine, Love, Capability, School

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Itzhak Perlman Quotes:

A sponge has that much absorbent capability and after a while you can pour water over it and nothing stays.

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A talented child will have a schedule that is horrendous. You get up and practice, go to school, practice some more, eat dinner, and then you have homework.

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Another thing that I don’t like to do is show too much how it goes. I do it once in a blue moon. Sometimes there are lessons when I don’t pick up a violin at all.

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Any gifted child can potentially get in real trouble because of the way they are handled.

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Architects have to become more aware of exactly what is involved in designing barrier-free buildings and homes.

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Child prodigy is a curse because you’ve got all those terrible possibilities.

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Competition can be the most nerve-racking experience. Some people just thrive on it.

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Every person with a disability is an individual.

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For every child prodigy that you know about, at least 50 potential ones have burned out before you even heard about them.

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For people who are really talented, what you don’t say becomes extremely important. You have to judge what to say and what to leave alone so you can let the talent develop.

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I actually wanted to play the violin before I had polio, and then afterwards, there was no reason not to.

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I always find Bach to be an expression of a love of life. There’s an enthusiasm that’s absolutely contagious.

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I always find that there is a real communication between voice and violin.

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I am an eternal optimist. I always say ‘Yihyeh Tov’ or ‘It’ll get better.’

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I don’t feel that the conductor has real power. The orchestra has the power, and every member of it knows instantaneously if you’re just beating time.

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I have a very simple philosophy. One has to separate the abilities from the disabilities. The fact I cannot walk, that I need crutches or a scooter or whatever it is, has nothing to do with my playing the violin.

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I have just one fiddle. It works, and that’s it. It has been an old friend.

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I listen to kids play a lot.

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I look at raising funds for The Perlman Music Program as a challenge and as a way to provide opportunities for people who care about the future of classical music.

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I love to work with young kids.

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I say to string players in small chamber orchestras, ‘it’s always easy to become a passenger on the journey in sound, just adding volume to the whole. But if you play in an individual way, it makes the difference between good and great sound in an orchestra.’

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If you can read, then you can recite Shakespeare. But that’s not acting.

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If you put four different people on a podium conducting the same downbeat, you get four different sounds. It’s a little mysterious and fascinating. There’s so much you can do with motions and body movements besides giving accurate beats.

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If you put your hand on the piano, you play a note. It’s in tune. But if you put it on the violin, maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. You have to figure it out.

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I’m now doing three things: concerts, conducting, and teaching, and they each support each other. I learn to see things from different perspectives and listen with different ears. The most important thing that you need to do is really listen.

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In Paris they have special wheelchairs that go through every doorway. They don’t change the doorways, they change the wheelchairs. To hell with the people! If someone weighs a couple more pounds, that’s it!

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In the musician, there is a tendency to have a narrowness. It’s all compartmentalized. I am playing the violin; that’s all I know, nothing else, no education, no nothing. You just practice every day.

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It is good medicine to go to a concert hall and forget the harshness of what’s going on. It can be a very positive thing.

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I’ve been lucky to conduct the very best orchestras in the world: New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Berlin, the London Philharmonic.

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‘Kol Nidrei’ is probably the most important prayer in the Jewish religion. It comes on the evening of Yom Kippur. There are so many different renditions of it.

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Life is always full of challenges. I believe you’re never happy unless you’re consistently making challenges for yourself.

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My experience with the Detroit Symphony has been musically very satisfying. They have a wonderful sound, which for me is one of the most important qualities in an orchestra.

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My oldest daughter is a pianist; she plays concerts. We play together, also.

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One of the most important elements in teaching, conducting, and performing, all three, is listening.

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Only one of my grandchildren is serious about a musical instrument. The others dabble in it.

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Preparing for a future in music is an expensive proposition.

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So many things can drive you mad as a child, not only music.

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Sometimes you get from the mouth of kids wonderful things.

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Teaching is really very, very important. I always tell my students that you should find an opportunity to teach. When you teach others, you teach yourself.

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Television will always err on the side of making something not quite as classy as it could be.

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That makes classical music work, the ability to improvise.

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That’s the goal, to survive your gift.

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The difference is that with Ebola, it is such a devastating disease, and there is still no cure. They’re still working on vaccines. The fact of the matter with polio, there is a cure; there is a vaccine.

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The most important thing to do is really listen.

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There are people who are uncanny, who are finished products at a young age. I wasn’t, thank God.

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This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in five or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development.

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When I came to the United States, I appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show as a 13-year-old, and I played a Mendelssohn Concerto, and it sounded like a talented 13-year-old with a lot of promise. But it did not sound like a finished product.

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When you are 8 or 9, you should have a childhood. You should have adolescence. You should go through everything in a normal way.

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When you play a concerto with a small orchestra, you don’t feel it is as important as Carnegie Hall. You try to work out all the little problems. Once that’s all done, trust comes in.

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You get more nervous in front of a lot of people. That’s why, when you play a concerto, you play with a small orchestra, in some place where you don’t feel that it is as important as Carnegie Hall.

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Who is Itzhak Perlman?

Itzhak Perlman is a violinist, conductor, and music instructor.