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    van cliburn Quotes

    Everything I chose, I had already played in concert. For the competition, I wanted to pick pieces I know that people like.
    — Van Cliburn
    An artist can only be evaluated after he's dead. At the 11th hour he might do something that will eclipse everything else.
    — Van Cliburn
    tags: artist 
     
    I'm not a success, I'm a sensation.
    — Van Cliburn
    tags: success 
     
    The Steinway piano - with its beauty and power - is the perfect medium for expressing the performer's art, drama and poetry.
    — Van Cliburn
    tags: beauty  power  drama  media  poetry 
     
    The brick of my life is music, but the mortar is faith.
    — Van Cliburn
    tags: music  faith 
     
    But classical music is not entertainment, and I feel viciously strong about that. Classical music is forever. Entertainment is something that is here today, and may be gone tomorrow.
    — Van Cliburn
    tags: forever  gone  strong  music  tomorrow 
     
    I have never known anyone from Texas, no matter how far they go or what they do, who isn't proud of being from Texas.
    — Van Cliburn
    If you hold onto the beauty and inspiration and the clarity that is music, you will have an anchor, you will not be too far swayed by what the world is
    — Van Cliburn
    tags: beauty  world  clarity  music 
     
    Music is like painting in sound. You take it into your inner heart and never lose it. It's eternally mysterious.
    — Van Cliburn
    tags: heart  music  painting 
     
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