A person who has never made a mistake never tried anything new- Albert Einstein

 

Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity- Albert Einstein

 

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character- Albert Einstein

 

Just because it's old doesn't mean it's dated- Albert Payson

 

Never say never, whatever you do- An American Tail

 

Sometimes people think, "It's scary to be this passionate. What are other people gonna think? People are gonna make fun of me, people are gonna be threatened by it, people are gonna think I'm crazy." But you know what? The truth is it doesn't work that way. Who's really scared about your passion? You! You're scared of this potential that you wield, because everybody is just but a projection or a reflection of your own self anyway. That's all it is. So you have this tendency to self judge it before it's even been created. You blame it on them, you say that it's about this out here, but it's not,  it's your own editorial system, meaning, judgement, criticism, left brain, compartmental comparison- Anthony Meindl

 

Vulnerability leads to connection- Anthony Meindl

 

You wanna learn how to actually overcome this thing called auditioning? Well, what's the key? Don't audition. What do you think that means? It's really about changing what you think auditioning is... All it is, we, the casting director, the director, the producer, whoever it is, we wanna see you interpret. How do you wanna interpret this role? So, that's the key. How do you get this whole thing about auditioning out of it and give yourself the permission to be like, 'Hello, this is how I choose to, this is how I see this role, this is what I can bring to this.'- Anthony Meindl

 

Never hurry- Aristotle

 

You can't always win, but don't be afraid of making decisions. You can't be paralyzed by fear or failure or you will never push yourself. You keep pushing because you believe in yourself and in your vision, and you know it is the right thing to do. Success will come, don't be afraid to fail- Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact- Arthur Conan Doyle

 

Listen into yourself until you perceive the sound and hold onto it by softly concentrating on it- Caban Sebastian

 

You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore- Christopher Columbus

 

No hitches- Christopher Lamb

 

Be in the music right away- Cliff Colnot

 

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall- Confucius

 

You hesitate, you're lost- Donald E. Casey

 

What you think is what you get. What you project for yourself has everything to do with how things will ultimately unfold. Your mental outlook is your mind-set leading up to and during performances. It's your current belief in your talent and abilities, how you talk yourself while performing- especially when things are not going well- and how you expect your performance to turn out- Don Greene  

 

Recognize and celebrate your progress- Don Greene

 

Envision what you would truly love, beyond any restrictions or self-imposed limitations. For dreams to work,  they must deeply inspire you. It's got to be worth the journey. So open up your realm of possibilities. Fantasize a little bit; expand your envelope. Let your imagination run free- Don Greene

 

Once you're tense, you're toast- Douglas Waddell

 

Don't be afraid of space. Space is your friend- Eric Millstein

 

Be in control of what they hear- Eric Millstein

 

Go for it musically. People will dig it even if you miss a few notes- Eric Millstein

 

Own the space that you're in- Eric Millstein 

 

To be able at any moment to sacrifice what you are for what you will become- Eric Thomas

 

It's not about where you come from, it's about heart- Eric Thomas

 

How can we evolve when regulation is all we know- Itachi Uchiha (Naruto)

 

Without the skill of self confidence, we are useless- Dr. Ivan Joseph  

 

Letting go of attachment does not mean losing anything;  it does mean releasing our grip on things and our desire to control them- The Inner Game of Tennis

 

Instead of trying to win, attempt only to play beautifully and excellently- The Inner Game of Tennis

 

Whatever you experience is known by virtue of awareness- that is, by the consciousness within- The Inner Game of Tennis

 

Focus awareness in the now- The Inner Game of Tennis

 

Picture yourself playing, filling in as much tactile and visual detail as you can. Hear the sound, feel the reaction. Then let your body do the action- The Inner Game of Tennis

 

Know your goal and let your body do what is necessary without thought- The Inner Game of Tennis

 

Trust the natural processes which occur when the mind is less active- The Inner Game of Tennis

 

Let go of the human inclination to judge yourself and the performance as good or bad and only as it is- The Inner Game of Tennis

 

Feelings of being more integrated, one with the experience, fully functioning, in the groove, effortless, free of blocks, inhibitions, cautions, fears, doubts, controls, reservations, self-criticisms, brakes, being spontaneous and more creative, most here-now, non-striving, non-needing, non-wishing, just IS- The Inner Game of Tennis

 

Failing to prepare is preparing to fail- John Wooden

 

You practice for results, not hours- Jojo Mayer

 

It is the downfall of every art form when the discipline becomes more important than the expression- Jojo Mayer

 

If you go into it with an analytical mind, it will always sound like that- Jojo Mayer

 

I do not think that complexity is prohibitive of getting over to a larger audience. I think what is prohibitive is you don't counterbalance a cerebral statement with an emotional one, and that's very important. Once you have a serious concern for communicating a feeling, then it doesn't really matter too much what it is that you do, as long as you're able to express yourself- Jojo Mayer

 

The notes are correct, but what makes it real is the phrasing- Jojo Mayer

 

When it comes to phrasing, you have to accept the lifestyle of it- Jojo Mayer

 

It makes it easier to sell the pain when it's actually real- Kevin Petty aka Gabe

 

Every challenge is a gift- Keith Aleo
 

Just knowing the technique does not control the experience- Krista Tippett

 

The noise. You know the noise. The noise, it's loud. You have to cancel out the noise and remember that it's your thoughts that matter- Lady Gaga

 

It's so easy if you feel it- Laurent Bourgeois

 

A warm up is still a dance- Lin Batsheva Khan

 

Focus is a part of movement- Lin Batsheva Khan

 

Emotions don't have steps, but they have characteristics- Lin Batsheva Khan

 

Self consciousness inhibits creativity- Lin Batsheva Khan

 

We have the creative instincts to do it and if we remove fear and the fear of doing it, it's all there- Lin Batsheva Khan

 

Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success- Napolean Hill

 

Giving up half way is just as bad as not trying at all- Neon Genesis Evangelion

 

You have to lose control to gain control- Patsy Dash

 

Unless you're willing to have a go, fail miserably, and  have another go, success won't happen- Philip Adams

 

There's always a bigger fish- Qui-Gon Jinn 'Star Wars' 

 

The game is not about becoming somebody, it's about becoming nobody- Ram Dass

 

When you lose your conviction, you lose your connection- Richard D. Henton

 

Less effort creates more results- Robert Anthony

 

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly- Robert Francis Kennedy

 

You have to fail in order to find the new- Robin Williams

 

Know your role and shut your mouth- The Rock

 

Don't move until you see it- Searching for Bobby Fischer

 

Artistic freedom is opening up to something that cannot enter from the outside- Sergiu Celibidache

 

It's impossible to dance well not being in the present- Sophia Horwich

 

Child-likeness has to be restored with long years of training in self- Suzuki

 

Focus on the process, not the product that the process was meant to achieve. It's a paradox. When you focus on the process, the desired product takes care of itself with fluid ease. When you focus on the product, you immediately begin to fight yourself and experience boredom, restlessness, frustration, and impatience with the process. The reason for this is not hard to understand. When you focus your mind on the present moment, on the process of what you are doing right now, you are always where you want to be and where you should be. All your energy goes into what you are doing. However, when you focus your mind on where you want to end up, you are never where you are, and you exhaust your energy with unrelated thoughts instead of putting it into what you are doing. In order to focus on the present, we must give up, at least temporarily, our attachment to our desired goal. If we don't give up our attachment to the goal, we cannot be in the present because we are thinking about something that hasn't occurred yet: the goal- Thomas M. Sterner

 

You're not thinking about technique, you're just thinking about expression and being creative and being free and ideas flowing and all that good stuff- Vida Perez Velazquez

 

Be especially attentive on endings- Wynton Marsalis

 

Do, or do not. There is no try- Yoda 'Star Wars'  

Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success- Napolean Hill

 

"Giving up half way is just as bad as not trying at all"- Neon Genesis Evangelion

Just let the music happen naturally, this is true music- Baaba Maal

 

Who do you have to be to make the audience's eyes shine?- Benjamin Zander

 

At the end of the day, it's an easier job to ask the audience to believe what you're selling if what you're selling, is the truth- Bennett the Sage

 

Be as close to your genuine self as possible- Bobby McFerrin

 

You can't be what you can't see- Brad Bloomfield

 

A full mind is an empty baseball bat- Branch Rickey

 

Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless. Like water. Now when you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. If you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. If you put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow, or it can crash. Be water my friend- Bruce Lee

 

The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or in defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment- Bruce Lee

 

You have to train, you have to keep your reflexes so that when you want it it's there. When you want to move you're moving and when you move you are determined to move not taking one inch, even less than that. If I want to punch I'm gonna do it man and I'm gonna do it. So that's the type of thing you have to train yourself into. To become one with, ('thought and motion')- Bruce Lee

 

It's not what you give, it's how you give it- Bruce Lee

 

Right now I'm telling you to, you know, really just forget about it, just do it. There, you see? Right on the target! When you just ease the burden of your mind, you just do it- Bruce Lee

 

Here is natural instinct and here is control. You have to combine the two in harmony. If you have one to the extreme you become very unscientific. If you have another to the extreme you become all of a sudden a mechanical man, no longer a human being. So it is a successful combination of both. So therefore it is not pure naturalness or unnaturalness. The idea is unnatural naturalness or natural unnaturalness- Bruce Lee

 

Take a  speech-like framework- Dana Hall

 

Telling a story, having an opportunity to say something"- Dana Hall

 

A person can have a style, but not the art itself- Danny Xuan

 

Once you understand the body, you'll be able to do anything at any time- Danny Xuan

 

There is an inverse relationship between effort and our ability to feel. In other words, muscular effort creates noise that makes it more difficult for us to make distinction to feel ourselves and all of our senses work that way- David Zemach-Bersin

 

How can you move forward if you keep regretting the past- Edward Elric (Full Metal Alchemist)

 

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one- Elbert Hubbard

 

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent- Eleanor Roosevelt

 

The breath motivates the gesture- Erica Neidlinger

 

The more movement is tied to the breath, the more the phrase can be shown-  Erica Neidlinger 

 

An externalization of the internal impression of sound- Erica Neidlinger 

 

A musical awareness tells you how to move- Erica Neidlinger 

 

Allow yourself to be the music- Erica Neidlinger

 

Lose not yourself in a far off time, seize the moment that is thine- Friedrich Schiller

 

You're not here, you're with your trouble. If you're with your trouble when fighting happens, more trouble for you. Just sword. How can you be be quick as a snake while as quiet as a shadow, when you are somewhere else?- Game of Thrones

 

Pressure's healthy- Gordon Ramsay

 

Remove intimidation- Gordon Ramsay

 

If it's not in season, it shouldn't be on the menu- Gordon Ramsay

 

Find your bliss. Find where it is and don't be afraid to follow it- James Cambell

 

Have command of the language- Janek Gwizdala

 

Just do your thing and be honest about it- Janek Gwizdala 

 

Surround yourself with it, feel it, and experience it, and have it be second nature- Janek Gwizdala 

 

Change your reason from getting, to sharing- Jeff Nelsen

 

We don't learn vocabulary to say, "Oh! I know a lot of words!" No, we do it to express something. Technique is exactly the same. It's vocabulary to express something to the audience- Jeremy Epp

 

The mind has to be empty to see clearly- Jiddu Krishnamurti 

 

You can fail at what you don't want, so might as well take a chance at doing what you love- Jim Carrey

 

You already know who you are, and that piece that we're after lies somewhere beyond personality, beyond perception of others, beyond invention and disguise, even beyond effort itself. To find real peace you have to let the armor go. Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don't let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory- Jim Carrey 

 

How do you play for 'out there' rather than for yourself- Jim Ross

 

You can fail at what you don't want, so might as well take a chance at doing what you love- Jim Carrey

 

Don't let what you can't do stop you from doing what you can do- John Wooden

 

It is difficult to keep it fresh because you're by yourself. It's not like.... you don't have a discourse of energy with other people in the band, and so you have to make a very static environment musical, which is more, everything comes from you, from the inside, which is difficult. So, I think one of the things that's helpful is, I'm trying to always understand why I am here and what I'm supposed to do...I think what I'd like to do is share my point of view, and, you know, offer my paradigm to people and hopefully I can expand their, how should I say... Hopefully I can expand their perception of the environment that they're in, you know, and which might benefit them to navigate better from point A to B- Jojo Mayer

 

Your attitude in practice will follow you to the stage- Jojo Mayer

 

Your ego is your worst enemy- Jon Taffer

 

Have a vision for it and execute it- Joseph Tompkins 

 

Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy- Miss Frizzle 'The Magic School Bus'

 

A sculptor could do in one attitude express movement, even when it was immobile- Marcel Marceau

 

Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment- Maxwell Maltz

 

Not an art of movement, it's an art of attitude- Marcel Marceau

 

An artist has to be a witness of his time- Marcel Marceau

 

Enter with the weight of the soul and express not with words, but with my silence- Marcel Marceau

 

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes- Marcel Proust

 

Always own the positive- Mary Stolper

 

The playing of an instrument cannot be deliberate... To think too much about what you're doing is to handicap yourself and sound musically wooden. the muscles must learn on their own, the body develops it's own coordination, while your attention goes entirely to the overall effect you're producing- Mike Lankford

 

What does the piece demand of you?- Michael Lewanski

 

Hear it before you play it. It's about your inner ear- Michael Lewanski


Making the impossible possible, the possible easy, and the easy elegant- Moshe Feldenkrais

 

In order to do what you to do, you have to know what you are doing. In order to know what you're doing, you need to feel yourself- Moshe Feldenkrais

 

It was Beethoven's attitude that music was philosophy, not only was philosophy, but was highest philosophy. So from the perspective of the tradition of tonal music, which culminates in sonata form in the first Viennese school, it's a way of thinking, and it's a way of expressing human experience, and it's quite a codified way in its own way, which is why we could listen to that and notice things about it. I mean, it's got some syntax of its own, right? When it goes diatonic, we notice, when it's going chromatic and leading its diatonic properties, we notice. So it's got its own language. Now, does it answer ultimate questions about music, no. But it is a specific kind of musical experience that involves that approach to music making and music experiencing where ideas are expressed in sound. Which is just beautiful. And it doesn't mean ideas expressed with words are so remote from the ideas we express with those sounds, but the way we express them with the sounds is irreplaceable, obviously. Otherwise we wouldn't need it. I could just...tell you, right? You don't have to hear the Mozart, I'll just tell you what I meant. Could you imagine?- Robert Spano

 

It feels the way it sounds-  Theo Kalaitzis

 

He who dares not offend cannot be honest- Thomas Paine

 

Every note is a choice- Todd Sucherman 

 

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go- T. S. Elliot

 

Where is your heart?- Tyree Beard

 

They're not mechanical, they're not boxy, they flow, meaning, the precision that goes with technical ability now  changes, because you're still playing precisely, but now you know where to bend things when you want to, it's intentional, you know where to keep things very precise and very linear when you want to because it's intentional. Musical ability, which is beyond physical and technical, is all about intention- Vida Perez Velazquez

 

The physical level, can you do it. The technical level, can you control it. The musical level, it feels good, grooves- Vida Perez Velazquez

 

You have to go there to know there- Wynton Marsalis

 

Never notes for notes sake. You have to have something to say- Paul Evans