I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited.— Sylvia Plath
Most Powerful Classically Trained quotations
The mile has a classic symmetry....It's a play in four acts.
We makeup artists are a unique bunch of people;
we don't have the classic brain, the classic training, but we're creative, so we figure it out.
I think any classical training in the theatre is of enormous value.
I used to do Korean classical music and started training to join an idol group after someone set me up an interview with my current agency. The common thing between Korean classical music and becoming a singer is that I get to go on stage which why I decided to get professional training for K-pop music without holding any bias.
The people who raised me musically are my mother, who is a classically trained pianist, and my stepfather.
The objective of the Classical Art of Riding is to train the horse not only to be brilliant in the movements and the exercises of the High School but also to be quiet, supple and obedient and by his smooth movements to make riding a true pleasure
My Mom is a ballet director, so I had this idea in me that classical training is the best foundation for anything you do, so I wanted to get a classical background and voice.
I'd been trained as a classical musician, but also as a pop musician.
My teacher made sure that everything was available.
My background is somewhat unusual, as I trained to be a ballet dancer.
I worked in the theatre for eight or nine years as a contemporary dancer. But as an actor one does read Shakespeare and does try to learn the classics.
Moving forward, investigative journalists need to train themselves to be media amphibians - just as comfortable with the classic verities of great journalism as they are with video, Twitter, Facebook, and, most importantly, citizen journalism.
It's a scary thing going into the workforce with a $50,000 debt and you've been trained as a classical theatre actor. There's always a depression in the theatre.
The accumulation of facts, even if interesting in themselves, should not constitute the main part of education; these facts, whether they be of classical learning or knick-knacks of history, will be of little use unless the mind has been trained to see them in proper perspective.
That's the classic nature of people, though.
We'll skip the basics and get pissed when the sexy stuff doesn't work.
Nobody inspired me more than Julie Andrews, who is a classically trained soprano herself.
There are so many different ways to talk and think about art.
We just spoke about when attitude becomes form. But when I was a kid, I had these two art teachers, a couple, who were continuing a line of very classical, atelier art training, and they instilled in me a sensitivity to all the classical verities of line, shape, color, texture, and composition, which is only engaging if you're making two-dimensional objects.
Knowing Latin and having two years of Attic Greek gave me the strong foundation upon which I've built a career. I think the classical training, more than anything, has provided me with longevity.
I've always been fascinated by music and sounds.
I was lucky to receive proper classical training as an orchestra player and I'm always learning as a composer, looking to create new flavors and colors.
Im always keeping an eye out for a period piece.
I was trained in theatre, so most of the things we did were classical - Shakespeare, Moliere, and Chekhov.
It's like any great medicine that works.
It tastes absolutely lousy going down, but ultimately helps and heals you. And that's what Juilliard was. Juilliard is classical training. They don't really want to focus on what you do well - that's what got you into the school. They're training you to do other stuff well, which may not come easily to you.
I had classical training but I don't consider myself an opera singer though.
I knew from a young age that I could sing and it was impressed upon me that if I got a classically trained education in voice, it would serve as a foundation for whatever I chose to do.
What people really should be able to be confident in is that the standards of music- making that classically trained musicians present is elite, it is the best and all of us as artists should be committed to that.
Growing up in New England, being schooled and classically trained, it needed to shake, it needed to evolve.
I trained as a classical guitarist but that was it.
Actually, I've had very little classical training, although I love listening to classical music very much.
I actually write film music because I'm classically trained on the piano so as well as songwriting I also write actual film music that could be used for movies like war movies and love movies.
People who build family businesses are not classically trained.
They have to deal with an enormous amount of politics. You think corporate politics are tough? Go work for your dad or your mom.
Classical plays require more imagination and more general training to be able to do. That's why I like playing Shakespeare better than anything else.
At that age, filming Harry Potter, I never contemplated.
I just went in there and did my acting. I never thought, "What's the character actually feeling here? What's he trying to get across?" And never looked at it from that classically trained actor's point of view. And so when Jason Isaacs started throwing up these ideas, I thought, "Whoa. What an interesting way to look at acting." Which is why, again, I would do theater.
Some of the greatest chefs in the world aren't classically trained.
Thomas Keller - probably the greatest American chef ever to walk the earth - never went to culinary school. You know?
I'm not going back to acting class, although I've thought of it.
The classic training that people get usually when they start out, I never had, and I always felt and still feel the lack of it, so there's a lot of basic stuff that I just don't have a clue about.
I was going to say is that I come from a rock background, but also I was super interested in jazz for a long time. I was training to be a jazz musician for quite a while. I never trained to be a classical composer or player, but I did train to play jazz.
I did not want to be the accompanist to an operatic star.
But I was at a very high level for a 16-year-old, and I maintained that. So really good, but more impressive than classically trained. So I had to take a crash course in classical technique because I really wanted to get away with playing this character [in Florence Foster Jenkins] without people saying, "That's not really accurate."
As I got older though I wanted a life of my own.
The classical training was very demanding and thorough. It was a very sheltered existence. Even though I heard blues and gospel on the radio sometimes, it was always back to the piano and study and give recitals.