A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything.
– Gustav Mahler
We are each but a quarter note in a grand symphony.
– Guy Laliberte
When Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony was premiered, after the second movement, they clapped so much that they had the repeat the second movement and do it again.
– Joshua Bell
In many ways, I think about the possibility that there could still be a Yes in 100 or 200 years from now, just like a live symphony orchestra.
– Chris Squire
When I do an operation, it’s half a dozen people. When it goes beautifully, it’s like a symphony, with everybody playing their part.
– Atul Gawande
What makes a Beethoven symphony spectacular, what makes a Brahms rhapsody spectacular is that the patterns are wondrous.
– Brian Greene
My mother was the concert master of the symphony. Absurdity and eccentricity were not criticized.
– Martin Short
Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is the most sublime noise that has ever penetrated into the ear of man.
– E. M. Forster
The director is a bit analogous to the conductor of a symphony orchestra. It’s a collaborative adventure.
– Nicholas Meyer
A symphony is a stage play with the parts written for instruments instead of for actors.
– Colin Wilson
Mozart has written opera, symphony, sacred and chamber music – not to mention his piano and violin concerti.
– Neville Marriner
Composers love to write for symphony orchestras because the symphony is the Rolls Royce of musical instruments.
– David Del Tredici
A symphony is no joke.
– Johannes Brahms
Calling ‘Instagram’ a photo-sharing app is like calling a newspaper a letter-sharing book, or a Mozart grand era symphony a series of notes. ‘Instagram’ is less about the medium and more about the network.
– Kevin Systrom
Each piece I tell stands on its own, and then it all ties together. It segues from story to story, and then I wrap it up – like three-piece movements in a symphony.
– Ron Shock
Regular church-goers are substantially more likely than non-attenders to read, to take newspapers and magazines, to listen to classical music, to attend symphony concerts, operas, and stage plays.
– Rodney Stark
I was always the kid on scholarship, I was a soloist with my company, I’d been working with the symphony since I was 14.
– Summer Glau
Whenever I heard the song of a bird and the answering call of its mate, I could visualize the notes in scale, all built up within my consciousness as a natural symphony.
– William Christopher Handy