Bernstein is a Jewish surname meaning "amber". The German pronunciation is, but in English it is often /ˈbɜrnstiːn/. It may refer to:

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Famous quotes containing the word bernstein:

    That’s my problem, chaplain: I’m yellow. PFC Bernstein—plumb, fat coward. Hey, can you get a Section 8 for being yellow?
    James Poe, U.S. screenwriter, and Based On Play. Robert Aldrich. Bernstein (Robert Strauss)

    The greatest felony in the news business today is to be behind, or to miss a big story. So speed and quantity substitute for thoroughness and quality, for accuracy and context. The pressure to compete, the fear somebody else will make the splash first, creates a frenzied environment in which a blizzard of information is presented and serious questions may not be raised.
    —Carl Bernstein (b. 1944)

    Technique is communication: the two words are synonymous in conductors.
    —Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990)