Music Related...  

You lose 50 percent when you perform; therefore, when you go on stage you have to be 150 percent prepared - Marcel Tabuteau, Principal Oboist - Philadelphia Orchestra, Master Pedagogue

What are you feeding your brain? - Hakan Hardenberger, Trumpet Soloist 

Fix broken notes - Robert Dick, Flautist  

The greatest composers and performers always have the greatest technique - Wynton Marsalis  

The end of inhalation is the start of exhalation with the least amount of hesitation - Vince Penzerella, NY Phil Trumpeter  

Think musically, not technically, except for breathing - Alan Vizzutti, Trumpeter  

Technique is what enables a performer to transmit high drama to the people on the highest level - Wynton Marsalis  

All playing is working to avoid too much teardown - Vince DiMartino - Trumpeter/Educator 

 What we play is life - Louis Armstrong, Jazz Embassador  

All art is about drama - Wynton Marsalis  

Support is: Quantity of air in motion minus muscular isometrics - Vince Penzerella, Trumpeter  

Technique is the thing that weeds out all the people who aren't gonna make it - Wynton Marsalis 

Are you playing it (the music) exactly the way you want to? - Michael Sachs, Orchestral Trumpeter/Educator  

Do you really practice, or are you just going through the motions? - Anonymous 

Running Related...  

It's better to be 10% under trained than 1% over trained - Sage Canaday, Elite Ultrarunner  

Having a goal is an awesome way to force growth on yourself - Deena Kastor, Elite Ultrarunner  

Some of the best things in life are on the other side of fear - Rusty Funk, Runner  

Don't fight the trail. Take what it gives you. Think "easy, light, smooth, fast" - Caballo Blanco  

Running is controlled falling - Scott Jurek, Ultra-runner, Author  

You don't reach your goal at the end. The beauty and rewards are along the way. The goal is the journey - Unknown  

When you put yourself in a position to do something that at first (you) think is impossible, and then you make it possible, you open yourself up to this pure, raw, real, creative form of yourself - Krissy Moehl, Elite Ultrarunner  

Everything Related...  

When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else - Toni Morrison, Novelist

 A brother who is helped by a brother is like a strong city - Proverbs 18:19  

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage - Anais Nan  

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity - Albert Einstein  

Unless you are willing to do the ridiculous, God will not do the miraculous - Mother Angelica, Founder of EWTN  

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up - Pablo Picasso  

Change doesn't happen in your comfort zone - Unknown  

The Bible says that God chooses the weak to confound the strong. Some people say I'm a woman of great faith. I'm really a coward who keeps moving forward - Mother Angelica  

Discouragement is a temptation - Johnnette Benkovic Williams, EWTN Radio Host  

One of the elements of Art is the fact that it communicates. The transaction isn't complete if you don't publish - Kay Ryan, 2009 Poet Laureate  

You want to do something for the Lord, do it! Whatever you feel needs to be done, even though you're shaking in your boots - take the first step. Grace comes with that one step, as you step. Being afraid is not a problem; it's doing nothing when you're afraid - Mother Angelica