Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall, with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music.

— Isaac Stern

The most helpful Isaac Stern quotes that are glad to read

Music is the thousandth of a millisecond between one note and another;

how you get from one to the other-that's where the music is.


There are more bad musicians than there is bad music.


I have a responsibility to pass on to the next generation what I learned from my teachers, ... It keeps me young and reminds me where I came from. Teaching young artists is like giving water to a flower.


Music is like making love: either all or nothing.


When you believe in something, you can move mountains.


Music is not an acquired culture... it is an active part of life.


The greatest wealth of this nation is not only the mergers of giant corporations or the possibility of further globalization of the infrastructure of the world. In the United States, our greatest single source of wealth is the minds and talent of our young people. Not to use it is stupid - to waste it is a crime.


A conductor has to know how to translate music into a communicative force that makes the listener want to hear what he has to say.


New York is the dirtiest, largest, ugliest, broken-down city in the world-but it's the only one.


Playing a concerto with Zubin is like being surrounded by a well-loved, cashmere-lined silk glove.


A great conductor possesses that certain charisma and talent that demand the ears and the attention of an audience. I can't tell you how that happens, but I'm sure it has an inner basis that is never learned.


Mozart's music is like an X-ray of your soul - it shows what is there, and what isn't.


About Isaac Stern

Quotes 18 sayings
Nationality Russian
Profession Musician
Birthday October 16

Listen, I will now tell you the truth and there is no other.


It is only through failure and through experiment that we learn and grow.


A man possesses talent; genius possesses the man.


I have known Ori Kam for several years and have always regarded him as an extraordinarily talented young mucisian.


Outsiders always look for a reason to explain why they are not inside.

They never look in the mirror. Let's face it, the profession I'm in is a very simple and a very cruel one. There is no way that you can create a career for someone without talent and no way to stop a career of someone with talent.