Great Throughts Treasury

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Sol Hurok, fully Solomon Isiaevich Hurok; born Solomon Izrailevich Gurkov

American Impresario

"Get pleasure out of life... as much as you can. No one ever died from pleasure."

"The sky's the limit if you have a roof over your head."

"When people don't want to come, nothing will stop them."

"If they're not temperamental, I don't want them. It's in the nature of a great artist to be that way."

"If I would be in this business for business, I wouldn't be in this business."