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Lang Lang (Chinese: 郎朗; pinyin: Láng Lǎng; born 14 June 1982) is a Chinese concert pianist who has performed with leading orchestras in China, the United States, Europe, and elsewhere. Active since the 1990s, he was the first Chinese pianist to be engaged by the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, and some top American orchestras. A Chicago Tribune music critic called him “the biggest, most exciting young keyboard talent I have encountered in many a year of attending piano recitals”. Lang is considered by many as one of the most accomplished classical musicians of modern time. (wikipedia)

 

Here’s a collection of the most inspiring Lang Lang quotes:

Lang Lang Quotes About Music & Work Hard

1. “I think the music itself was the driving force.” – Lang Lang

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2. “There is no ranking between masters.” – Lang Lang

3. “There is a strong interest in China for classical music, but also for music in general.” – Lang Lang

4. “We also recently partnered with Big Ear Games, a music learning app that encourages students to create and socialize through music.” – Lang Lang

5. “I have played the Goldbergs for various great musicians and mentors throughout my life — to Maestro Christoph Eschenbach, to Maestros Daniel Barenboim, and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. They gave me tremendously valuable input and perspective.” – Lang Lang

6. “Be number one in this, number one in that, number one pianist, number one scientist. I don’t say it’s a waste of time to compare yourself with others.” – Lang Lang

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7. “The duet “Sheep may safely graze,” which I recorded with my wife Gina Alice, connects me with an unforgettable memory — our wedding day. We played it in Versailles for the first time in front of family and friends.” – Lang Lang

8. “The Goldberg Variations were already in my fingers when I was a teenager. It is one of the most important and complex works ever written for the keyboard, and I felt that I needed more time to develop it and also learn about the right stylistic approach for Baroque music.” – Lang Lang

9. “When I came to America my teacher Gary Graffman told me to forget about these stupid rankings and just focus on working hard on the music.” – Lang Lang

11. “It was fortunate and unfortunate.” – Lang Lang

12. “We have now turned this initiative into a virtual weekly series, Play it forward on Instagram — with a new performance going live every Friday.” – Lang Lang

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13. “If you know how to fly but you never knew how to walk, wouldn’t that be sad?” – Lang Lang

14. “From the very beginning, I always tried to do more.” – Lang Lang

15. “To be a pianist you really need to train very hard. Unfortunately, this is not something we can avoid; but fortunately, I had someone who pushed me a bit, not every day but sometimes, when I didn’t want to practice.” – Lang Lang

16. “I learned the early Beethoven Sonatas, which was really difficult in the beginning because it’s not only a totally different technique, but it calls for a different kind of knowledge.” – Lang Lang

17. “Each of the pieces I recorded has been carefully selected and has a special meaning for me.” – Lang Lang

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18. “At some point, I felt I could make this piece my own and deliver my very own vision of this work. After taking the decision to record it, I spent many weeks together with the brilliant harpsichordist and keyboardist Andreas Staier, who worked with me on important things such as ornamentation and period practice style to prepare myself for the recording.” – Lang Lang

19. “I wanted to become a professional pianist. I was convinced that the way the music moves me could make up for all those disadvantages.” – Lang Lang

21. “If you look at Beethoven, Mozart, and Chopin, do you think about rankings? When I see pictures by one of the greatest painters, I think his style is probably the only way. And as soon as I see another great artist, I say again that this is the only way. Every great artist is a whole world in himself.” – Lang Lang

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22. “As an admirer of Wilhelm Kempff, I have known his sublime transcription of the Siciliano from Bach’s Second Flute Sonata since my early childhood and have always wanted to play it. I don’t know if I will play these in concert — possibly. Let’s see!” – Lang Lang

23. “J.S. Bach has been in my life since my early childhood. My teacher, Ms. Zhou, had me play Bach every week.” – Lang Lang

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24. “From the very beginning I really loved the piano. But for a kid it’s hard when you see other children having a good time; when they play football or take holidays.” – Lang Lang

25. “You cannot work or play in permanent overdrive merely because you want to earn money through music or to become super-famous. In this case, you would probably have selected the wrong profession.” – Lang Lang

26. “It makes you really happy to see a packed crowd at a concert, an audience that’s passionate about the music you produce.” – Lang Lang

27. “In China, everyone knows famous classical pieces such as Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata or Für Elise.” – Lang Lang

28. “On “Music Education Monday”, we present videos of music lessons and music education tips, games, songs and activities from our Keys of Inspiration teachers, and we are organizing a lot of virtual classes and training.” – Lang Lang

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29. “This is very interesting. When you are in Asia, particularly in China, Japan, or Korea, parents pursue this ambitious kind of education. They expect you to enter competitions, and if you’re number one you’re great.” – Lang Lang

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30 life changing Quotes from Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrrazzi

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30 LIFE 
CHANGING QUOTES 
FROM 
"NEVER EAT ALONE"
Keith Ferrazzi is the founder and CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, a management consulting and team coaching company that works with many of the world’s biggest corporations. A graduate of Harvard Business School, Ferrazzi rose to become the youngest CMO of a Fortune 500 company during his career at Deloitte, and later became CMO of Starwood Hotels.
He is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fortune and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Who’s Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone. His mission is to transform teams to help them transform the world.
In Never Eat Alone, Ferrazzi lays out the specific steps – and inner mindset – he uses to reach out to connect with the thousands of colleagues, friends, and associates on his Rolodex, people he has helped and who have helped him. He then distills his system of reaching out to people into practical, proven principles.
If you are still not sure if the book is worth reading, go through the following 30 Quotes sourced from “Never Eat Alone”.
  1. “Success in any field, but especially in business is about working with people, not against them.” – Keith Ferrazzi
  2. “Business is a human enterprise, driven and determined by people.” – Keith Ferrazzi
  3. “Your network is your destiny, a reality backed up by many studies in the newly emergent fields of social networking and social contagion theory. We are the people we interact with.” – Keith Ferrazzi
  4. “The only way to get people to do anything is to recognize their importance and thereby make them feel important. Every person’s deepest lifelong desire is to be significant and to be recognized.” – Keith Ferrazzi
  5. “I’ve come to believe that connecting is one of the most important business—and life—skill sets you’ll ever learn. Why? Because, flat out, people do business with people they know and like. Careers—in every imaginable fieldwork the same.” – Keith Ferrazzi
  6. “Real networking was about finding ways to make other people more successful.” – Keith Ferrazzi
  7. “By giving your time and expertise and sharing them freely, the pie gets bigger for everyone.” – Keith Ferrazzi
  8. “Poverty, I realized, wasn’t only a lack of financial resources; it was isolation from the kind of people who could help you make more of yourself.” – Keith Ferrazzi
  9. “It’s better to give before you receive. And never keep score. If your interactions are ruled by generosity, your rewards will follow suit.” – Keith Ferrazzi
  10. “There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be the best in the world, as long as you know that doing so also means wanting to be the best for the world.” – Keith Ferrazzi
  11. “A network functions precisely because there’s recognition of mutual need. There’s an implicit understanding that investing time and energy in building personal relationships with the right people will pay dividends. The majority of “one per-centers” are in that top stratum because they understand this dynamic—because, in fact, they themselves used the power of their network of contacts and friends to arrive at their present station.” – Keith Ferrazzi
  12. “Our careers aren’t paths so much as landscapes that are navigated.” – Keith Ferrazzi
  13. “Wherever you are in life right now, and whatever you know, is a result of the ideas, experiences, and people you have interacted with in your life.” – Keith Ferrazzi
  14. “Organizations can’t change their culture unless individual employees change their behavior – and changing behavior is hard.” – Keith Ferrazzi
  15. “There is only one place to find real peace, real harmony. That place is within.” – Keith Ferrazzi
  16. “Who you know determines who you are—how you feel, how you act, and what you achieve.” – Keith Ferrazzi
  17. “Our souls are not hungry for fame, comfort, wealth, or power. Those rewards create almost as many problems as they solve. Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter.” – Keith Ferrazzi
  18. “Relationships are all there is. Everything in the universe only exists because it is in relationship to everything else. Nothing exists in isolation. We have to stop pretending we are individuals that can go it alone.” – Keith Ferrazzi
  19. “Lifetime corporate employment is dead; we’re all free agents now, managing our own careers across multiple jobs and companies. And because today’s primary currency is information, a wide-reaching network is one of the surest ways to become and remain thought leaders of our respective fields.” – Keith Ferrazzi
  20. “Audacity was often the only thing that separated two equally talented men and their job titles.” – Keith Ferrazzi
  21. “We are the people we interact with. Our paychecks, our moods, the health of our hearts, and the size of our bellies—all of these things are determined by whom we choose to interact with and how.” – Keith Ferrazzi
  22. “The choice isn’t between success and failure; it’s between choosing risk and striving for greatness, or risking nothing and being certain of mediocrity.” – Keith Ferrazzi
  23. “Over time, I came to see reaching out to people as a way to make a difference in people’s lives as well as a way to explore and learn and enrich my own; it became the conscious construction of my life’s path.” – Keith Ferrazzi
  24. “If you plan your whole life, by definition you can’t get lucky. So you have to leave that little slot open.” – Keith Ferrazzi
  25. “There is genius, even kindness, in being bold.” – Keith Ferrazzi
  26. “When you help someone through a health issue, positively impact someone’s personal wealth, or take a sincere interest in their children, you engender life-bonding loyalty.” – Keith Ferrazzi
  27. “The problem, as I see it, isn’t what you’re working on, it’s whom you’re working with.” – Keith Ferrazz
  28. “You can’t feel in love with your life if you hate your work; and more times than not, people don’t love their work because they work with people they don’t like.” – Keith Ferrazzi
  29. “Power, today, comes from sharing information, not withholding it.” – Keith Ferrazzi
  30. “Until you become as willing to ask for help as you are to give it, however, you are only working half the equation.” – Keith Ferrazzi

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