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32 Inspiring Beverly Sills Quotes on Success (LIFE)

Top 10 Most Famous Beverly Sills Quotes (BEST)

“I had found a kind of serenity, a new maturity. I didn’t feel better or stronger than anyone else but it seemed no longer important whether everyone loved me or not – more important now was for me to love them. Feeling that way turns your whole life around; living becomes the act of giving.”

Beverly Sills
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.
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.
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.
I've always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up.
I’ve always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up.
I don't share blame. I don't share credit. And I don't share desserts.
I don’t share blame. I don’t share credit. And I don’t share desserts.
Any excess in life is a substitute for something that's missing.
Any excess in life is a substitute for something that’s missing.
There is a growing strength in women, but it is in the forehead, not in the forearm.
There is a growing strength in women, but it is in the forehead, not in the forearm.
In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.
In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.
I got out while they were still fighting to buy tickets to hear me. I believe in getting out when you're on top, and that's what I did.
I got out while they were still fighting to buy tickets to hear me. I believe in getting out when you’re on top, and that’s what I did.

3 Inspirational Beverly Sills Quotes on Art

“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.”

Beverly Sills
Art is the signature of civilizations.
Art is the signature of civilizations.

“There were times in my career… when I felt like a trapeze artist doing dangerous somersaults without a net underneath. When you execute those somersaults flawlessly, the audience feels the same sense of triumph the performer does.”

Beverly Sills

6 Wise Beverly Sills Quotes to Live By (CHEERFUL)

“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.”

Beverly Sills
I can't be happy every day but I can be cheerful.
I can’t be happy every day but I can be cheerful.

“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.”

Beverly Sills
I've always tried to be cheerful, because I think people who whine are boring, and I never could tolerate bores.
I’ve always tried to be cheerful, because I think people who whine are boring, and I never could tolerate bores.

“This joyfulness that I felt when I sang, and this need to communicate with people, these are my two strongest points. I’ve always been a people person. I love people; I like to be with people, and when I got on stage, I was home free.”

Beverly Sills
I really do believe I can accomplish a great deal with a big grin, I know some people find that disconcerting, but that doesn't matter.
I really do believe I can accomplish a great deal with a big grin, I know some people find that disconcerting, but that doesn’t matter.

3 Motivational Beverly Sills Quotes to Inspire Success

I think you have to take everything that looks like a blow and turn it into a triumph. This is where my energy comes from I just won't be licked.
I think you have to take everything that looks like a blow and turn it into a triumph. This is where my energy comes from: I just won’t be licked.
Attachment to spiritual things is… just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.
Attachment to spiritual things is… just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.
You see why we play so many crazy ladies. We have to be crazy to start with.
You see why we play so many crazy ladies. We have to be crazy to start with.

8 Beverly Sills Quotes on Opera and Singing

“At the beginning, I thought, ‘Oh, I can’t criticize a singer who’s doing a role that I adored… even a role I didn’t do.’ And then I thought, ‘The heck with that! Thirty years of experience… ask the girl who did it!’ And I feel that if they’re not willing to take what I have to say, that’s fine! But I’m going to say it.”

Beverly Sills
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.
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.

“Opera became popular in Texas the same way it did in a lot of previously isolated regions of the nation. It started with money. In the case of Texas, it was oil money, and it made a lot of people very rich, very fast.”

Beverly Sills
Just sing it. Don't prove you can sing it. I know you can, you know you can. So just do it, because if you try to prove it, you'll lose.
Just sing it. Don’t prove you can sing it. I know you can, you know you can. So just do it, because if you try to prove it, you’ll lose.

“I was always the first person in the theater all the time. If it was an eight-o’clock curtain, I was here at five-thirty, and it wasn’t that I needed to vocalize, because I was all warmed up. I couldn’t wait for it to begin.”

Beverly Sills
Opera is an extremely disciplined art form, and every excess a singer indulges in has a direct effect on the voice.
Opera is an extremely disciplined art form, and every excess a singer indulges in has a direct effect on the voice.

“Opera is music and drama. I’m prepared to sacrifice the beautiful note for the meaningful sound any time… I can make a pretty tone as well as anyone, but there are times when the drama of a scene demands the opposite of a pretty sound.”

Beverly Sills
You can't imitate; all our faces are constructed differently… and the vocal cords; otherwise, we'd all sound alike. I don't think anybody should ever teach by imitating.
You can’t imitate; all our faces are constructed differently… and the vocal cords; otherwise, we’d all sound alike. I don’t think anybody should ever teach by imitating.

2 Beverly Sills Quotes About Life that Will Make You Think

I lived through the garbage. I might as well dine on the caviar.
I lived through the garbage. I might as well dine on the caviar.
The last major childhood disease remains and it's the worst of them all nuclear war.
The last major childhood disease remains and it’s the worst of them all: nuclear war.

(MUST READ) Beverly: An Autobiography

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