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Eugene Ormandy Quotes

Beauty is less important than quality.

Death is an awful thing. I don't believe in it myself.

During the rests - pray.

Even when you are not playing you are holding me back.

I can conduct better than I count.

I don't mean to make you nervous, but unfortunately I have to.

I never say what I mean, but I always manage to say something similar.

I told him he'd have a heart attack a year ago, but unfortunately he lived a year longer.

I wrote it the right way, so it was copied the wrong way right. I mean the right way wrong.

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.

If you don't have it in your part, leave it out, because there is enough missing already.

It is not as difficult as I thought it was, but it is harder than it is.

It is not together, but the ensemble is perfect.

It's all very well to have principles, but when it comes to money you have to be flexible.

It's hot as hell as can be.

Let me explain what I do here. I don't want to confuse you any more than absolutely necessary.

The notes are right, but if I listened they would be wrong.

There is a shadow on every page.

Tonight I'm going to listen with my ears.

Why do you always insist on playing while I'm trying to conduct?