Niccolo Paganini quotes

  • I am not handsome, but when women hear me play, they come crawling to my feet.
    -- Niccolo Paganini

    #Feet #Play #Musical

  • Now I am a genius; before that I was a drudge.
    -- Niccolo Paganini

    #Success #Achievement #Genius

  • On December 12, 1829, Paganini wrote his friend Germi: "The variations I've composed on the graceful Neapolitan ditty, 'Oh Mamma, Mama Cara,' outshine everything. I can't describe it!" He was writing from Karlsruhe, in the midst of his triumphal tour through Germany. That letter marks the earliest known mention of the variations that would become famous as "The Carnival of Venice." At the time of his letter, Paganini had already performed the piece in at least four concerts. From then on, it would be one of his most popular compositions.
    -- Niccolo Paganini

    #Writing #Venice #Germany

  • I love the guitar for its harmony; it is my constant companion in all my travels.
    -- Niccolo Paganini

    #Guitar #Harmony #Companion

  • The variations I've composed on the graceful Neapolitan ditty, 'Oh Mamma, Mama Cara,' outshine everything. I can't describe it
    -- Niccolo Paganini

    #Mama #Variation #Popularity

  • You can have whatever you want if you believe in yourself and keep your feet firmly planted in the ground.

  • I'm content to stand on tradition. I'm even more content to wipe my feet on it.

  • I think 'Tap Dogs' has lasted so long because people have a natural interest in tap dancing. This form of dancing can't be dated, it's such an intriguing form of dance because the feet are also an an instrument.

  • Extremely large greens breed slovenly play. When any green ceases to command respect, it loses its value as a test of that rarest of all strokes, the shot home.

  • I don't know why we play better on the road. I really don't. Chalk it up to coincidence, I guess. I don't think we care where we play, which is a good thing. But you'd like to see our home record be a little better than it is.

  • My downtime tends to resemble my uptime. Weekends are workdays, but toned down. Over the whole weekend, I may have five meetings, as opposed to six on a weekday. I used to play piano for 30 minutes at night, but I had to pull that out of my schedule. I don't have time for nonwork stuff.

  • I think by eighth grade I knew I wanted to be an actor. I'd done church plays and stuff, but my first actual acting class was in eighth grade. I was obsessed with it.

  • Music that is born complex is not inherently better or worse than music that is born simple.

  • No Joni Mitchell 8 track tapes in my car.

  • We thought of life by analogy with a journey, a pilgrimage, which had a serious purpose at the end, and the thing was to get to that end, success or whatever it is, maybe heaven after you’re dead. But we missed the point the whole way along. It was a musical thing and you were supposed to sing or to dance while the music was being played.