I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.— Arthur Rubinstein
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Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back.
Of course there is no formula for success, except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life, and what it brings
Most people ask for happiness on condition.
Happiness can only be felt if you don't set any condition.
I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
Never sound pompous. You always sound noble, noble. Absolute character of music is nobility. Even popular music can be noble, you see. If it's not noble, then it's not very good... Music is an art of emotion, of nobility, of dignity, of greatness, of love, of tenderness. All that must be brought out in music but never a show of pompousness.
...no formula for success [exists] except, perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings." "I accept life unconditionally. Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can only be felt if you don't set any condition.
What good are vitamins? Eat a lobster, eat a pound of caviar - live! If you are in love with a beautiful blonde with an empty face and no brains at all, don't be afraid. Marry her! Live!
Yes, I am very lucky, but I have a little theory about this.
I have noticed through experience and observation that providence, nature, God, or what I would call the power of creation seems to favor human beings who accept and love life unconditionally, and I am certainly one who does with all my heart.
At every concert I leave a lot to the moment.
I must have the unexpected, the unforeseen. I want to risk, to dare. I want to be surprised by what comes out. I want to enjoy it more than the audience. That way the music can bloom anew. It's like making love. The act is always the same, but each time it's different.
Music is not a hobby, not even a passion with me;
music is me. I feel what people get out of me is this outlook on life, which comes out in my music. My music is the last expression of all that.
I'm a free person; I feel terribly free. They could put me in chains and I still would be free because my thoughts would be mine - and that's all I want to have.
When I sit in Paris in a cafe, surrounded by people, I don't sit casually - I go over a certain sonata in my head and discover new things all the time.
It took great courage to ask a beautiful young woman to marry me.
Believe me, it is easier to play the whole Petrushka on the piano.
When I play, I make love – it is the same thing.
The seasons are what a symphony ought to be: four perfect movements in harmony with each other.
People are always setting conditions for happiness... I love life without condition.
I'm passionately involved in life: I love its change, its color, its movement.
To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings - it's all a miracle.
Even when I'm sick and depressed, I love life.
The result was magnificent . . . I became the father of two girls and two boys, lovely children by good fortune they all look like my wife.
Life is the game that must be played, this truth at least, good friends, we know; so live and laugh, nor be dismayed as one by one the phantoms go.
I feel that special secret current between the public and me.
I can hold them with one little note in the air, and they will not breathe. That is a great, great moment.
Composing a concert is like composing a menu.
... If you start with light pieces and play a 45-minute sonata after the interlude, it's like starting dinner with hors d'oeuvres and dessert and finishing with a Châteaubriand and vegetables.
My father, good or bad, mistakes or no, had a direct line from his heart to the music to the people, to the audience. He played with logic and his own inner truth.
To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings - it's all a miracle. I have adopted the technique of living life miracle to miracle.
You cannot play the piano well unless you are singing within you.
We only begin to live life when we learn to accept it on its own terms.
I was born very, very lazy and I don't always practice very long.
but I must say, in my defense, that it is not so good, in a musical way, to overpractice. When you do, the music seems to come out of your pocket. If you play with a feeling of 'Oh, I know this,' you play without that little drop of fresh blood that is necessary – and the audience feels it.
Don't tell me how talented you are. Tell me how hard you work.
I am tired before the concert, not afterward.
Sometimes I think, not so much am I a pianist, but a vampire.
All my life I have lived off the blood of Chopin.
Sometimes when I sit down to practice and there is no one else in the room, I have to stifle an impulse to ring for the elevator man and offer him money to come in and hear me.
To be alive, to able to see, to walk.
..it's all a miracle. I have adapted the technique of living life from miracle to miracle.
When I was young, I used to have successes with women because I was young.
Now I have successes with women because I am old. Middle age was the hardest part.