1. The ballet embodies the notes of music. And sometimes you almost feel like you can see the notes dance up there on the stage.

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  2. At the ballet, you really feel like you're in the presence of something outside the rest of your life. Higher than the rest of your life.

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  3. Ballet is sort of a mystery to me. And I don't want to unravel that mystery.

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  4. Everything seems to be going faster and faster. It's really harder to create something that endures. The New York City Ballet has succeeded in doing that.

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  5. I deliberately made an effort not to become an expert on the ballet.

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  6. I like new ballets because they're totally new. As you get older, new experiences are harder and harder to come by, so it's pretty great to have a new experience.

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  7. I never went to a ballet until I was 45 years old. I don't know why.

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  8. Sometimes during a ballet I'll look around and see all these rows of intent faces, concentrating on this beautiful thing up on the stage.

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  9. The moment the curtain rose on that first ballet, I knew something wonderful and new had come into my life. I can still see the first scene. The ballet was Divertimento No. 15.

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  10. The New York City Ballet is obviously speaking to a whole new generation and bringing it the same wonder and beauty that it brought previous generations.

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