Any gifted child can potentially get in real trouble because of the way they are handled.

Itzhak Perlman

Itzhak Perlman

Profession: Musician
Nationality: American

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It is good medicine to go to a concert hall and forget the harshness of what's going on. It can be a very positive thing.

I always find Bach to be an expression of a love of life. There's an enthusiasm that's absolutely contagious.

Trust your ability!

Television will always err on the side of making something not quite as classy as it could be.

Competition can be the most nerve-racking experience. Some people just thrive on it.

When you play a concerto with a small orchestra, you don't feel it is as important as Carnegie Hall. You try to work out all the little problems. Once that's all done, trust comes in.

I'm now doing three things: concerts, conducting, and teaching, and they each support each other. I learn to see things from different perspectives and listen with different ears. The most important thing that you need to do is really listen.

A sponge has that much absorbent capability and after a while you can pour water over it and nothing stays.

This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in five or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development.

A lot of society tries to put people with disabilities into one cube, and when you think about it, many, many people have different types of disabilities, and you cannot put a code that applies to towards everyone - generally, they can be guidelines, but in the long run, interior designers and architects need more education on the subject.

I love to work with young kids.

Israel is the country of my birth. When I come here, I feel I'm coming home.

An amazing gift in a young child is, in some ways, an abnormality.

Teaching is really very, very important. I always tell my students that you should find an opportunity to teach. When you teach others, you teach yourself.