– Bela Bartok

“Competitions are for horses, not artists.” – Bela Bartok

– Quincy Jones

“I don’t deserve a Songwriters Hall of Fame Award. But fifteen years ago, I had a brain operation and I didn’t deserve that, either. So I’ll keep it!” – Quincy Jones

– Thomas Beecham

“There are two golden rules for an orchestra: start together and finish together. The public doesn’t give a damn what goes on in between.” – Thomas Beecham

– Leonard Bernstein

“To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.” – Leonard Bernstein

– Chet Atkins

“Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.” – Chet Atkins