Arturo Toscanini Quotes

 

When I was young, I kissed my first woman and smoked my first cigarette on the same day. Believe me, never since have I wasted any more time on tobacco.

— Arturo Toscanini

I kissed my first girl and smoked my first cigarette on the same day. I haven’t had time for tobacco since.

— Arturo Toscanini

God tells me how the music should sound, but you stand in the way.

— Arturo Toscanini

To some it is Napoleon, to some it is a philosophical struggle, to me it is allegro con brio.

— Arturo Toscanini

Can’t you read? The score demands ‘con amore’, and what are you doing? You are playing it like married men!

— Arturo Toscanini

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