Quotes by James Levine

Most people treat the office manual the way they treat a software manual. They never look at it.

I was lucky that I met the right mentors and teachers at the right moment.

It was just that we had this phenomenal honeymoon relationship that just kept on going.

There is no relationship between the gestures and what an orchestra will do.

More and more couples are having this negotiation or discussion, but I’m still amazed at the number who aren’t and where the cultural norm sort of kicks in and they just assume that mom’s got to be the one who stays home, not dad.

Employee fathers need to step up to the plate and put their family needs on the table.

It has to be able to play at the maximum expression and communication in every style, and the only way you can do that is – like Verdi said – working with a file, every day, little by little, until the orchestra’s collective qualities emerge.

A lot of people get impatient with the pace of change.