"I love to travel, but sometimes it's nice to stay in one place."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."Gustavo Dudamel on Buddha
"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."Gustavo Dudamel on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."Gustavo Dudamel on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."Gustavo Dudamel on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."Gustavo Dudamel on Saint Augustine
"Recently, I went to a disco with friends, and all the young people were saying, 'Dudamel, we want to go to your concert, but it's impossible because it's sold out.' It's really amazing."
"Going to a concert can sometimes be very difficult. It can be a long journey. There's the ticket prices. But when the music goes to the community - not the community coming to the concert - they say, 'Wow! I didn't know that this music was so amazing!'"
"Whenever I listen to a children's orchestra, I learn. They feel everything, they enjoy everything, they have amazing energy."
"In my imagination yes, I remember, when I was six years old, I was conducting all this concert in my house. But now it's real."
"My relationship with the Philharmonia Orchestra brought me many times to London and I will always reflect positively on that early period of development with them - their patience, their warmth, their dedication."