A New York City taxi driver asked him where to go; Karajan replied "No matter - I am in demand everywhere."
Apocryphal; see New York Times 
If I tell the Berliners to step forward, they do it. If I tell the Viennese to step forward, they do it, but then they ask why.Herbert Von Karajan
Those who have achieved all their aims probably set them too low.Herbert Von Karajan
La vie même de Herbert von Karajan est un roman: petit aristocrate salzbourgeois devenu enfant prodige; étudiant viennois bûcheur acharné; chef d'orchestre de province pour qui seule compte la musique.Herbert Von Karajan
Herbert von Karajan always rolled out a magic carpet for us, the singers. With him, our musical work took on another dimension.Herbert Von Karajan