Leonard Bernstein Quotes
Most popular Leonard Bernstein Quotes
My God, who do they think I am - everybody?
To search for truth, one has to be drunk with imagination.
Music . . . can name the unnamable and communicate the unknowable.
I'm no longer quite sure what the question is, but I do know that the answer is Yes.
I'm not interested in having an orchestra sound like itself. I want it to sound like the composer.
A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.
A work of art does not answer questions: it provokes them; and its essential meaning is in the tension between their contradictory answers.
Poetry and music—but especially music, because of its specific and far-reaching metaphorical powers—can name the unnamable and communicate the unknowable.