Beverly Sills Best Quotes

Beverly Sills was an American operatic soprano whose peak career was between the 1950s and 1970s. Although she sang a repertoire from Handel and Mozart to Puccini, Massenet and Verdi, she was known for … Enjoy Beverly Sills’s best quotes below.

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”
“A happy woman is one who has no cares at all; a cheerful woman is one who has cares but doesn’t let them get her down.”
“Art is the signature of civilizations.”
“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”
“Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now, you are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else. Your completeness must be understood by you and experienced in your thoughts as your own personal reality.”
“Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.”
“My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.”
“In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.”
“You don’t always get what you ask for, but you never get what you don’t ask for… unless it’s contagious!”
“My voice had a long, nonstop career. It deserves to be put to bed with quiet and dignity, not yanked out every once in a while to see if it can still do what it used to do. It can’t.”
“I lived through the garbage. I might as well dine on the caviar.”
“A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment.”
“I’ve always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up.”
“There is a growing strength in women but it’s in the forehead, not the forearm.”
“Christians should never fail to sense the operation of an angelic glory. It forever eclipses the world of demonic powers, as the sun does a candle’s light.”
“Attachment to spiritual things is… just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.”

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