Arturo Toscanini quotes

  • If you want to please the critics, don't play too loud, too soft, too fast, too slow.
    -- Arturo Toscanini

    #Play #Want #Loud

  • I kissed my first girl and smoked my first cigarette on the same day. I haven't had time for tobacco since.
    -- Arturo Toscanini

    #Girl #Best Love #Firsts

  • Can't you read? The score demands 'con amore,' and what are you doing? You are playing it like married men!
    -- Arturo Toscanini

    #Men #Doing You #Demand

  • God tells me how the music should sound, but you stand in the way.
    -- Arturo Toscanini

    #Musical #Sound #Way

  • After I die, I shall return to earth as a gatekeeper of a bordello and I won't let any of you enter.
    -- Arturo Toscanini

    #Musical #Earth #Return

  • To Strauss the composer I take off my hat; to Strauss the man I put it back on again.
    -- Arturo Toscanini

    #Men #Hats #He Man

  • When I was young, I kissed my first woman and smoked my first cigarette on the same day. Believe me, never since have I  wasted any more time on tobacco.”“After I die I shall return to earth as the doorkeeper of a bordello and I won't let a one of you in.
    -- Arturo Toscanini

    #Believe #Earth #Firsts

  • After conducting a concert in a small town, I once received the following note from a farmer who had attended the performance: "Dear Sir, I wish to inform you that the man who played the long thing you pull in and out only did so during the brief periods you were looking at him."
    -- Arturo Toscanini

    #Music #Men #Long

  • I hate you all because you destroy my dreams!
    -- Arturo Toscanini

    #Dream #Hate #I Hate You

  • Liberty, in my opinion, is the only orthodoxy within the limits of which art may express itself and flourish freely-liberty that is the best of all things in the life of man, if it is all one with wisdom and virtue.
    -- Arturo Toscanini

    #Art #Men #Liberty