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" Every person with a disability is an individual. "
" I have always been very proud of my Jewish heritage, which has greatly influenced my music, my world view, and my work as an advocate for individuals whom society often leaves behind. "
" Competition can be the most nerve-racking experience. Some people just thrive on it. "
" I think that music has to do with what kind of passion do you have. "
" 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.' "
" My message is that giving is very important. Giving is a Jewish thing, and I like to talk about that. There's nothing more important, personally, for anybody than being able to give. "
" I always find that there is a real communication between voice and violin. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" I met my wife in music camp. She's got great ears, and we have a relationship where she's not afraid to tell me anything. If something's going on in my playing, she will tell me about it, and that's very, very important. "
" 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. "
" Whenever I play recitals, the part where I talk about music and my experiences of music, audiences always like it. They feel more involved with an artist who talks to them. It's a nice experience for me as well. "
" When you are 8 or 9, you should have a childhood. You should have adolescence. You should go through everything in a normal way. "
" 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. "
" I'm a mushroom freak. I make a mushroom soup where I use maybe six or seven varieties, not just portobello and shiitake, but dried porcini and morels. "
" If you can read, then you can recite Shakespeare. But that's not acting. "
" Architects have to become more aware of exactly what is involved in designing barrier-free buildings and homes. "
" Preparing for a future in music is an expensive proposition. "
" When you live in a small country such as Israel, the dream of any musician is to go abroad. "
" I've been lucky to conduct the very best orchestras in the world: New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Berlin, the London Philharmonic. "
" Brahms is one of my all-time favorite composers. "
" Israel is the country of my birth. When I come here, I feel I'm coming home. "
" Trust your ability! "
" I'm a great sports fan, you know. I love to watch tennis and basketball and baseball and so on. "
" I always find Bach to be an expression of a love of life. There's an enthusiasm that's absolutely contagious. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Sometimes you get from the mouth of kids wonderful things. "
" Television will always err on the side of making something not quite as classy as it could be. "
" For every child prodigy that you know about, at least 50 potential ones have burned out before you even heard about them. "
" 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. "