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1. "Pianists call me a composer, composers call me a pianist. The classicists think me a futurist, and the futurists call me a reactionary."
Author: Anton Rubinstein
2. "I don't think I handle the notes much differently from other pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, there is where the artistry lies!!"
Author: Artur Schnabel
3. "The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes ah, that is where the art resides."
Author: Artur Schnabel
4. "Pianists don't argue too much generally because we have such a hard time just getting things right; arguing is for string players."
Author: Emanuel Ax
5. "It is my fervent wish and my greatest ambition to leave a work with a few useful instructions for the pianists after me."
Author: Franz Liszt
6. "I'm one of those pianists who tends to ignore every existing recording and lots of traditions about playing pieces when I start."
Author: Jeremy Denk
7. "When I was studying... there weren't any black concert pianists. My choices were intuitive, and I had the technique to do it. People have heard my music and heard the classic in it, so I have become known as a black classical pianist."
Author: Nina Simone
8. "[She] knew there were women who worked successfully out of the home. They ran businesses, created empires and managed to raise happy, healthy, well-adjusted children who went on to graduate magna cum laude from Harvard or became world-renowned concert pianists. Possibly both. These women accomplished all this while cooking gourmet meals, furnishing their homes with Italian antiques, giving clever, intelligent interviews with Money magazine and People, and maintaining a brilliant marriage with an active enviable sex life and never tipping the scale at an ounce over their ideal weight... She knew those women were out there. If she'd had a gun, she'd have hunted every last one of them down and shot them like rabid dogs for the good of womankind."
Author: Nora Roberts
9. "Too many jazz pianists limit themselves to a personal style, a trademark, so to speak. They confine themselves to one type of playing."
Author: Oscar Peterson
10. "I have simply worshipped pianists - two at a time, sometimes, Harry tells me. I don't know what it is about them. Perhaps it is that they are foreigners. They all are, ain't they? Even those that are born in England become foreigners after a time, don't they? It is so clever of them, and such a compliment to art."
Author: Oscar Wilde

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