Pianist Quotes

Quotes tagged as "pianist" Showing 1-15 of 15
Marie Rutkoski
“Arin. I've wanted to do this for a long time."

Her words silenced him, steadied him.

Anticipation lifted within her like the fragrance of a garden under the rain. She sat at the piano, touching the keys. "Ready?"

He smiled. "Play.”
Marie Rutkoski, The Winner's Kiss

Jeffrey Fry
“Investing in a startup does not make you an entrepreneur any more than buying a grand piano makes you a concert pianist.”
Jeffrey Fry

Julie Halpern
“I know a flute player is technically called a "flautist," but something about it sounds a little sketchy, as does "pianist," so I will refrain.”
Julie Halpern

Kate Chopin
“A general air of surprise and genuine satisfaction fell upon everyone as they saw the pianist enter.”
Kate Chopin, The Awakening

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Liberace was certainly master and commander of the ivories ~ he is the only pianist I can watch or listen to without suffering a case of 'Stagefright Sympathy Sickness'.”
E.A. Bucchianeri

Ella Leya
“Playing Rachmaninoff was like walking on a rope bridge across a gorge with dreamy skies above and a raging, muddy river below.”
Ella Leya, The Orphan Sky

Diana Krall
“I'm not really on a mission to tell anybody anything. I'd rather be figured out.”
Diana Krall

“I told him what I thought and he suddenly leapt into the air with joy, like a child: 'Also, wirklich, gut?' [So it was really good?]. Such a titan, and so unsure of himself.”
Sviatoslav Richter on Carlos Kleiber

“I told him what I thought and he suddenly leapt into the air with joy, like a child: 'Also, wirklich, gut?' [So it was really good?]. Such a titan, and so unsure of himself.”
Sviatoslav Richter, on Carlos Kleiber

Thomas Bernhard
“To wake up one day and be Steinway and Glen in One... Glen Steinway, Steinway Glen, all for Bach.”
Thomas Bernhard, The Loser

Michael Whone
“Upon hearing of the story of Glenn Gould, I felt an affinity with him. He spent most of his time in a cabin on Lake Simcoe, was a tremendous pianist, and later in life took obscene amounts of prescribed medications for illnesses, which may or may not have been correctly diagnosed, resultant of his brilliant, but tumultuous mind.”.”
Michael Whone, There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

“Joy through suffering: this phrase (extracted from one of Beethoven's letters, where it actually referred to an uncomfortable coach journey) became the central motto of the Beethoven cult [..].”
Nicholas Cook, Music: A Very Short Introduction

Laurence Galian
“I am a trained classical pianist. I can play all the masters. I can improvise on the piano, as well as play a variety of styles of music. Yet, I cannot build a piano. Is it necessary for me to know how to build a piano to be a good musician?”
Laurence Galian, 666: Connection with Crowley

“What A Wonderful World”
Bob Thiele/George David Weiss

Allie Ray
“It's a sleepy song, isn't it? It pus me to sleep. But one just...keeps...playing...on and on and on, 'Ave Maria...!' Until the song reaches its natural close when the pianist dies of boredom. Then it's played at his funeral.”
Allie Ray, Inheritance