Every work of art has two faces, one directed towards eternity and the other towards its own time. . . . As human beings we do not possess infinite qualities, but as musicians I believe we can extend our finite power to a point where we can create an illusion of infinity. It is only be knowing ourselves that we come to know the things outside ourselves.
-- Daniel Barenboim
(in Notations: Quotation on Music,
edited by Sallye Leventhal)