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Tuesday January 17

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
- Benjamin Franklin

Monday January 16

To some it is Napoleon, to some it is a philosophical struggle, to me it is allegro con brio.
                          - Arturo Toscanini

Sunday January 15

The poetic core of Swan Lake is the act two pas de deux, that perfect lost-in-the-forest encounter in which Odette and Siegfried unfold the secrets of their hearts to the exquisite dialogue of Tchaikovsky’s cello and violin.
- Judith Mackrell, dance critic

Saturday January 14

How the stars shone. How sweet the earth smelled. The orchard gate creaked, and a footstep pressed on the sand. And she entered, fragrant as a flower, and fell into my arms.
- Giacomo Puccini, Tosca

Friday January 13

I prefer to play with my eyes closed. But I always feel the audience's presence, its response, its breathing, its desire to submit to my will.

                -  Cellist Danil Shafran

Thursday January 12

Dance for yourself. If someone understands, good. If not, no matter. Go right on doing what interests you, and do it until it stops interesting you.
                -  Louis Horst

Wednesday January 11

Field's playing was at once sweet and strong and characterised by admirable precision. His fingers fell on the keys as large drops of rain that spread themselves like iridescent pearls.
- Mikhail Glinka on Irish pianist & composer John Field

Tuesday January 10

I'm playing an Italian cello, with French bows, Austrian and German strings, my daughter was born in Paris, my older son in Brussels and my younger one in Italy, I'm driving a Japanese car, wear a Swiss watch, an Indian necklace and I feel at home everywhere where people appreciate and enjoy classical music.
- Mischa Maisky

Monday January 09

We are similar to a museum. My function is to present old masterpieces in modern frames.
             - Opera impresario Rudolf Bing

Sunday January 08

Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.
- Elvis Presley

Saturday January 07

The coming of the wireless era will make war impossible, because it will make war ridiculous.
- Guglielmo Marconi

Friday January 06

My 10th Sonata is a sonata of insects. Insects are born from the sun... they are the sun's kisses.
           - Alexander Scriabin