quote by Isaac Stern

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

— Isaac Stern

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On the murder of New York deli owner Abe Lebewohl: It's almost like wiping out Carnegie Hall. A sandwich to a Jew is just as important as a country to a Gentile.


I don't have my diploma from the University of Nebraska hanging on my office wall, and I don't have my diploma from Columbia up there either-but I do have my Dale Carnegie graduation certificate proudly displayed.

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How do I get to Carnegie Hall? Practice. Practice. Practice.

How do I get to Carnegie Hall?

I feel I have had a very interesting life, but I am rather hoping there is still more to come. I still haven't captained the England cricket team, or sung at Carnegie Hall!


The Carnegie Foundation is well aware of the fact that their reports frequently find their way to dusty archives in academic institutions, but occasionally people pick up a segment of a report and act upon it.

Although we are being presented in Carnegie Hall, we have to furnish a budget for our guest stars, and for the music writing - which is a huge budget in any orchestra that plays popular music.

The most memorable performance was my appearance in concert in Carnegie Hall.

The first standup to do so.

Carnegie Hall was real fabulous, but you know, it ain't as big as the Grand Ole Opry.

How do I get to Carnegie Hall? Practice. Practice. Practice.


Toting around a full orchestra on tour is very ambitious.

I would consider doing a show now and then, like do a show at Radio City or Carnegie Hall with a full orchestra.

When you play a concerto with a small orchestra, you don't feel it is as important as Carnegie Hall. You try to work out all the little problems. Once that's all done, trust comes in.

The world is full of people who have stopped listening to themselves.

An epigram is only a wisecrack that's played at Carnegie Hall.

It was one of the most exciting, perfect evenings of my life, my solo debut at Carnegie Hall. And knowing we were all there to raise money for Gay Men's Health Crisis made the evening an extraordinary experience.


I'm going to Iowa for an award. Then I'm appearing at Carnegie Hall, it's sold out. Then I'm sailing to France to be honored by the French government - I'd give it all up for one erection.

Roaring like a tiger turns some children into pianists who debut at Carnegie Hall but only crushes others. Coddling gives some the excuse to fail and others the chance to succeed.

I knew the full 'Judy Garland Carnegie Hall' double album set at age 2.

And then my mother wondered why I was gay. I was like, 'Are you nuts? You would make me get on the table to sing Judy Garland songs and you're upset?

You know the question: 'How do you get to Carnegie Hall?' Answer: 'Practise?' Well, in my case, I got there by not practising. I didn't finish my music degree. And when I got into the pop world, I decided not to conform because I figured that the point of being an artist was that you shouldn't be like anyone else.

I wanted to be a concert pianist at Carnegie Hall;

that is what I wanted to do from really early on. I actually was the accompanist for a couple of the musicals I was in growing up.


The world is full of people who have dreams of playing at Carnegie Hall, of running a marathon, and of owning their own business. The difference between the people who make it across the finish line and everyone else is one simple thing: an action plan.

On the corner of 57th and 7th Avenue sits the most famous concert hall in the world. No less a figure than when Tchaikovsky led the first performances in 1891. Virtually every major artist has performed there. There is simply no place like it. The first time I stepped foot in Carnegie Hall was in 1964.

Looking ahead, future generations may learn their social skills from robots in the first place. The cute yellow Keepon robot from Carnegie Mellon University has shown the ability to facilitate social interactions with autistic children. Morphy at the University of Washington happily teaches gestures to children by demonstration.

Carnegie Hall is as good as they say it is.

It's not like Stonehenge which looks great in books but then you go there and it's a pile of rocks next to a highway. There's actually a highway right next to it, but you don't see that in pictures.

I disagreed with Carnegie's ideas on how best to distribute his wealth. I spent mine!


I wish I lived next to Carnegie Hall.

Then, if someone asked me how to get to my house, I would just say 'Practice, practice, practice, and then take a left.'

Mark Zuckerberg will be a hero to many young entrepreneurs 20 years from now.

Bill Gates will be a hero to others, and they will look to those [people] like I read books when I was in my teens about Rockefeller or Carnegie.

I always wanted to be an actor, even as a little kid.

So I went to drama school in the late '60s at Carnegie Mellon.

I used to have this slight speech implement and couldn't remember things before I took the Sam Carnegie course.

My grandfather, along with Carnegie, was a pioneer in philanthropy, which my father then practiced on a very large scale.


The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has been in existence for most of this century.

What we did [shooting "Fences"] was we got young students from Carnegie Mellon, the acting and theater students, and we had them as our understudies. I told them, "You have to be off book and be ready. If Viola [Davis] has to leave you have to jump in."

A man who was generous with his wealth.

It has been reported that during his lifetime, Carnegie gave away over $350 million of his money to help others.

Carnegie believed in the survival of the fittest.

He believed in Social Darwinism. He believed that you had to give an opportunity to the fittest, who were going to survive, to the fittest to rise themselves as high as they could.