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Eugene Ormandy
November 18, 1899 - March 12, 1985
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

During the rests - pray.


It's all very well to have principles, but when it comes to money you have to be flexible.


If you don't have it in your part, leave it out, because there is enough missing already.


It is not together, but the ensemble is perfect.


The notes are right, but if I listened they would be wrong.


Beauty is less important than quality.


Why do you always insist on playing while I'm trying to conduct?


Tonight I'm going to listen with my ears.


I never say what I mean, but I always manage to say something similar.


Let me explain what I do here. I don't want to confuse you any more than absolutely necessary.


Even when you are not playing you are holding me back.


With us tonight is William Warfield, who is with us tonight. He is a wonderful man, and so is his wife.


I wrote it the right way, so it was copied the wrong way right. I mean the right way wrong.


Death is an awful thing. I don't believe in it myself.


I don't mean to make you nervous, but unfortunately I have to.


There is a shadow on every page.


It is not as difficult as I thought it was, but it is harder than it is.


It's hot as hell as can be.


I told him he'd have a heart attack a year ago, but unfortunately he lived a year longer.


I'm one of the boys, no better than the last second violinist. I'm just the lucky one to be standing in the center, telling them how to play.


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