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1. "Directors have a tendency to use their hands like orchestra conductors. They don't realize that the actor is looking at their faces, anyway."
Author: Alan J. Pakula
2. "The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together. I'm talking about an organic computer - about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor."
Author: Alvin Toffler
3. "A conductor can't be too arrogant with an orchestra and try to impose himself too much."
Author: Anthony Hopkins
4. "The composers could no longer direct all performances in person, and so the responsibility of interpreting their works in the spirit in which they had been conceived was placed upon conductors."
Author: Anton Seidl
5. "You yourself may not be luminous, but you are a conductor of light."
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
6. "So I, I knew something in a business sense about semiconductors and I appreciated their possibilities."
Author: Arthur Rock
7. "I suspect every conductor was once an air traffic controller, but the catastrophe was so terrible that they never speak of it."
Author: Bauvard
8. "From time to time, the Vienna Philharmonic could play without a conductor because they are so good."
Author: Bernard Arnault
9. "One day the stars will be as familiar to each man as the landmarks, the curves, and the hills on the road that leads to his door, and one day this will be an airborne life. But by then men will have forgotten how to fly; they will be passengers on machines whose conductors are carefully promoted to a familiarity with labelled buttons, and in whose minds knowledge of the sky and the wind and the way of weather will be extraneous as passing fiction."
Author: Beryl Markham
10. "El consenso más importante de la sociedad moderna es la organización del tránsito. La manera como puede interrelacionarse una marea de desconocidos que comparten un mismo camino y viajan casi todos sin incidentes. Con un conductor disidente hay suficiente para crear anarquía."
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
11. "All the action, in semiconductors at the present time is in the new consumer applications, and that's where we have focused our activities since we started doing our own products in the late '90s."
Author: David Milne
12. "If life is a song, and God is the divine conductor, I must consider these trials and troubles as the harmony of my song, for every song needs more than a melody!"
Author: Evinda Lepins
13. "In the high school classroom you are a drill sergent, a rabbi, a shoulder to cry on, a disciplinarian, a singer, a low-level scholar, a clerk, a referee, a clown, a counselor, a dress-code enforcer, a conductor, an apologist, a philosopher, a collaborator, a tap dancer, a politician, a therapist, a fool, a traffic cop, a priest, a mother-father-brother-sister-uncle-aunt, a bookeeper, a critic, a psychologist, the last straw."
Author: Frank McCourt
14. "The principal task of a conductor is not to put himself in evidence but to disappear behind his functions as much as possible. We are pilots, not servants."
Author: Franz Liszt
15. "I went to school in drag, in art school and my day was completely different because everybody thought I was a chick. You should see me as a chick. So I went as a girl, as like an experiment and it worked really well and everyone was really nice to me but I couldn't talk obviously...you know train conductors were really cool to me on my commute...HA! I looked hot as a chick!"
Author: Gerard Way
16. "I urge pupils when studying a work and in order to master its most important aspic, the rhythmic structure, or the ordering of the time process, to do just what a conductor does with the score: to place music on the desk and to conduct the work from beginning to end as if it were played by someone else, an imaginary pianist with the conductor trying to impress him with his will, his tempo first of all, plus all the details of his performance."
Author: Heinrich Neuhaus
17. "The great myth is the manager as orchestra conductor. It's this idea of standing on a pedestal and you wave your baton and accounting comes in, and you wave it somewhere else and marketing chimes in with accounting, and they all sound very glorious. But management is more like orchestra conducting during rehearsals, when everything is going wrong."
Author: Henry Mintzberg
18. "Conductors' careers are made for the most part with 'Romantic' music. 'Classic' music eliminates the conductor; we do not remember him in it."
Author: Igor Stravinsky
19. "I don't feel that the conductor has real power. The orchestra has the power, and every member of it knows instantaneously if you're just beating time."
Author: Itzhak Perlman
20. "I think it's doing very well. I'm pleased to see the concentration on semiconductors. I think this will help."
Author: Jack Kilby
21. "They were the largest semiconductor maker in the world up until about 1980. I'm not sure that that can be re-gained again, but their progress in the last few years has been very impressive."
Author: Jack Kilby
22. "Acting is just playing the violin in an orchestra. Directing is being the conductor."
Author: Jason Bateman
23. "Is it not the business of the conductor to convey to the public in its dramatic form the central idea of a composition; and how can he convey that idea successfully if he does not enter heart and soul into the life of the music and the tale it unfolds?"
Author: John Philip Sousa
24. "Ticket and passport. We're crossing the border.""Oh. Sorry." Dan handed the conductor his ticket."Grazie.""De nada," Dan said."That's Spanish," Amy whispered."No, it's whatever," Dan said. "I'm too tired to think."
Author: Jude Watson
25. "And if you are strong enough, then you can grow as a conductor more and more."
Author: Kurt Masur
26. "Young conductors who are confident enough, they very often have success."
Author: Kurt Masur
27. "In South America, I heard the 8th Symphony of Beethoven. And the young conductor thought, Beethoven must be heroic. But this is piece which shouldn't be heroic. And this was such a misunderstanding, such a deep misunderstanding."
Author: Kurt Masur
28. "A good example of how it must have been is today's world of conducting, which is still utterly dominated by men, and the prejudice the few female conductors have to battle even today is astounding."
Author: Lara St. John
29. "[Words] cling to the very core of our memories and lie there in silence until a new desire reawakens them and recharges them with loving energy. That is one of the qualities of love that moves me most, their capacity for transmitting love. Like water, words are a wonderful conductor of energy. And the most powerful, transforming energy is the energy of love."
Author: Laura Esquivel
30. "Arianne had her feet up on the table, wearing a striped conductor's cap.Arriane was fixated on the game. A chocolate cigar bobbed between her lips as she contemplated her next move. Roland was giving Arianne the hawk eye."Checkmate, bitch," Arianne said triumphantly, knocking over Roland's king."
Author: Lauren Kate
31. "You are the conductor of your own attitude! Nobody else can compose your thoughts for you."
Author: Lee J. Colan
32. "I conceived of an instrument that would create sound without using any mechanical energy, like the conductor of an orchestra. The orchestra plays mechanically, using mechanical energy; the conductor just moves his hands, and his movements have an effect on the music artistry."
Author: Leon Theremin
33. "A music director cannot and should not be chosen on the basis of a first date. It is not so difficult to make a good impression with a single appearance, usually containing some of a conductor's party pieces, works they have performed successfully many times before."
Author: Leonard Slatkin
34. "The conductor is the artistic leader and sometimes cultural arbiter of his or her community. It is their leadership that is looked to and should anything go wrong, they are the persons taking most of the heat."
Author: Leonard Slatkin
35. "I have three siblings. My sister makes music. My older brother is a classical conductor, and my younger brother is a mixing engineer."
Author: Lisa Loeb
36. "But what revealed to me all of a sudden the Princess's love was a trifling incident upon which I shall not dwell here, for it forms part of quite another story, in which M. de Charlus allowed a Queen to die rather than miss an appointment with the hairdresser who was to singe his hair for the benefit of an omnibus conductor who filled him with alarm."
Author: Marcel Proust
37. "Perhaps, once I am gone, the one thing I might be remembered for is having sung a great deal of Mahler with a great many phenomenal conductors. It is wonderful music, very spiritual."
Author: Maureen Forrester
38. "Being a conductor is kind of a hybrid profession because most fundamentally, it is being someone who is a coach, a trainer, an editor, a director."
Author: Michael Tilson Thomas
39. "What if . . . what if . . ."What if it's a harvest camp after all?" says Emby. Connor doesn't tell him to shut up this time, because he's thinking the same thing.It's Diego who answers him. "If it is, then I want my fin gers to go to a sculptor. So he can use them to craft something that will last forever."They all think about that. Hayden is the next to speak."If I'm unwound," says Hayden, "I want my eyes to go to a photographer — one who shoots supermodels. That's what I want these eyes to see.""My lips'll go to a rock star," says Connor."These legs are definitely going to the Olympics.""My ears to an orchestra conductor.""My stomach to a food critic.""My biceps to a body builder.""I wouldn't wish my sinuses on anybody."And they're all laughing as the plane touches down."
Author: Neal Shusterman
40. "[...] I was afraid to board a streetcar because of the conductor; I was afraid to enter the Kabuki Theater for fear of the usherettes standing along the sides of the red-carpeted staircase at the main entrance; I was afraid to go into a restaurant because I was intimidated by the waiters furtively hovering behind me waiting for my plate to be emptied."
Author: Osamu Dazai
41. "Manufacturing takes place in very large facilities. If you want to build a computer chip, you need a giant semiconductor fabrication facility. But nature can grow complex molecular machines using nothing more than a plant."
Author: Ralph Merkle
42. "A conductor should guide rather than command."
Author: Riccardo Muti
43. "The conductor's stand is not a continent of power, but rather an island of solitude."
Author: Riccardo Muti
44. "So, first you have to be able to play with a metronome. Then you take your freedom. If you play in an orchestra, you got to watch the conductor, he is like a metronome, but it is more difficult because he can change rhythms."
Author: Ruggiero Ricci
45. "My parents met in music school and my father was a music professor and conductor. Growing up, we always had classical and contemporary music playing. There was a lot of Mozart and the Beatles."
Author: Sara Zarr
46. "Éramos demasiado jóvenes para saber que al conductor no le importaban nuestras canciones."
Author: Stephen Chbosky
47. "La buena literatura podía ser embriagadora sin renunciar al hilo conductor de las ideas."
Author: Stephen King
48. "Jobs had begun to drop acid by then, and he turned Brennan on to it as well, in a wheat field just outside Sunnyvale. "It was great," he recalled. "I had been listening to a lot of Bach. All of a sudden the whole field was playing Bach. It was the most wonderful feeling of my life up to that point. I felt like the conductor of this symphony with Bach coming through the wheat."
Author: Walter Isaacson
49. "My project was radiation damage of Si and Ge by energetic electrons, critical for the use of the recently developed semiconductor devices for applications in outer space."
Author: Walter Kohn
50. "But about the drip drip of long-haul, no-end-in-sight solitude, they know nothing. They don't know what it is to construct an entire weekend around a visit to the laundrette. Or to sit in a darkened flat on Halloween night, because you can't bear to expose your bleak evening to a crowd of jeering trick-or-treaters. Or to have the librarian smile pityingly and say, ‘Goodness, you're a quick reader!' when you bring back seven books, read from cover to cover, a week after taking them out. They don't know what it is to be so chronically untouched that the accidental brush of a bus conductor's hand on your shoulder sends a jolt of longing straight to your groin."
Author: Zoë Heller

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Lord, when I feel that what I'm doing is insignificant and unimportant, help me to remember that everything I do is significant and important in your eyes, because you love me and you put me here, and no one else can do what I am doing in exactly the way I do it."
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