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A work of art does not answer questions: it provokes them; and its essential meaning is in the tension between their contradictory answers.

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) American conductor, composer, author, music lecturer, pianist
“A Sabbatical Report,” sec. 1, New York Times (24 Oct 1965)
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Reprinted in The Infinite Variety of Music (1966)
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To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) American conductor, composer, author, music lecturer, pianist
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A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) American conductor, composer, author, music lecturer, pianist
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