Jascha Heifetz Quotes

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Take a chance. If you miss it, it will hurt only once.
— Jascha Heifetz

violin playing music

There is no top. There are always further heights to reach.
— Jascha Heifetz

motivational hard work success

I do not always play in tune, I just fix it quicker than anyone else.
— Jascha Heifetz

violin playing music

If I don't practice one day, I know it; two days, the critics know it; three days, the public knows it.
— Jascha Heifetz

playing music practice discipline

No matter what side of an argument you're on, you always find some people on your side that wish you were on the other side.
— Jascha Heifetz

arguments

To play the piano, you need the nerves of a bullfighter, the vitality of a night-club hostess, and the concentration of a Buddhist monk.
— Jascha Heifetz

violin playing music

Criticism does not disturb me, for I am my own severest critic. Always in my playing I strive to surpass myself, and it is this constant struggle that makes music fascinating to me.
— Jascha Heifetz

violin playing music

I occasionally play works by contemporary composers for two reasons. First to discourage the composer from writing any more and secondly to remind myself how much I appreciate Beethoven.
— Jascha Heifetz

music

A violinist should always be happy when he is playing. If he is playing well, he should be happy that he is playing well. If he is not playing well, then he should be happy because it will soon be over.
— Jascha Heifetz

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