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Picture quote by Henry Ford about cooperative

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. ⏤ Henry Ford

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If you help others get what they want, they will help you get what you want. ⏤ Lolly Daskal

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When you can't look on the bright side i will sit with you in the dark. ⏤ Sayings

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Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates. ⏤ Magic Johnson

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Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. ⏤ Helen Keller

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If I weren't reasonably placid, I don't think I could cope with this sort of life. To be a diva, you've got to be absolutely like a horse.

Joan Sutherland, musician

An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I've left the opera house.

Maria Callas, musician

In opera, as with any performing art, to be in great demand and to command high fees you must be good of course, but you must also be famous. The two are different things.

Luciano Pavarotti, musician

For me, you say the words 'concept record,' and the first thing I think of is theater or the opera or something.

Chester Bennington, musician

In opera, there is always too much singing.

Claude Debussy, composer

The Opera is obviously the first draft of a fine spectacle; it suggests the idea of one.

Jean De La Bruyere, philosopher

No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.

W. H. Auden, poet

A supreme social challenge.

Cleveland Amory, historian

Opera? Just what the world needs: more fat women screaming.

Peter Boyle, actor

I like soap opera acting. If it's done really well, there's nothing better. It's old school. It's like what those melodramas in the '30s and '40s were like.

Parker Posey, actress

None of us can choose where we shall love...

Susan Kay,

I love opera, I love writing for the voice, I love telling stories with music.

Anthony Davis, composer

We consider Monteverdi the first composer of opera. There was someone before, but everything started with Monteverdi.

Cecilia Bartoli, musician

You can't do opera when already from the 10th row you can only see little dolls on the stage. In such an enormous space you can't put much faith in the personal presence of the individual singer, which is reflected in facial expressions, among other things.

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, musician

I performed in Sydney some years ago for the Sydney Festival and I am just so pleased to be returning to the wonderful Sydney Opera House and also performing in Melbourne for the first time.

Lesley Garrett, musician

As far as I was concerned the important thing was that the music was getting the attention as well as me so it was always a great way to get more of the public to connect with classical music, and opera particularly.

Lesley Garrett, musician

One of the problems that we face through the media attention that these artists receive is that there has been an awful lot of talk about opera and classical music being elite and being for an elitist group.

Lesley Garrett, musician

To tell you the truth, I never listen to opera at home.

Lesley Garrett, musician

Poetic talent doesn't operate in a vacuum. There is a spirit of Polish poetry.

Wislawa Szymborska, poet

People think top singers are overpaid, but opera houses have a top fee, which is a good thing. Of course concerts are different- everyone wants to make as much money as possible.

Bryn Terfel, musician

Opera happens because a large number of things amazingly fail to go wrong.

Terry Prachett, author

I was a kid, and I remember my mother singing. She was also a radio soap opera actress, but my mother sang.

Ruben Blades, musician

I only use my sick days for hang-overs and soap opera weddings.

Kate O'Brien, novelist

I was the first movie star to plunge into night-time soap opera.

Dorothy Malone, actress

I cannot go to the Opera, because I have forsworn all expense which does not end in pleasing me.

Charles Townshend, politician

Well, opera began with an intent to resuscitate Greek drama, that is, modern opera as we know it.

John Eaton, politician

So, I lived at the Beijing Opera, I ate there, I learned a craft. And the money we made went into the company.

John Lone, actor

When my opera Plump Jack was performed in 1989, my first piano teacher sent me something that I'd composed when I was four. I remember I played it, and it still sounded like me. I'm the same composer I was then.

Gordon Getty, businessman

Whenever possible, I operate outside the system.

Andres Serrano, photographer

Normally our season is seven weeks in the Drama Theatre and four weeks in the Opera Theater.

Graeme Murphy, dancer

I enjoy listening to opera at home, occasionally, but I would much rather see it than just listen to it.

Sam Waterston, actor

The cynical part of the answer is that I expect to see a good deal more space opera, set far enough in the future as to be disconnected from contemporary issues.

John M. Ford, writer

Like an opera singer, I am able to sing out my song in paint.

Tony Curtis, actor

Wednesday a junior came to me, and told me I was to be hazed as I left the Opera House Friday night.

Richard H. Davis,

Take opera for example - to go to the opera you have to dress up in a tuxedo and pay lots of money.

Wim Wenders, director

But I won't deprive myself of singing opera as long as my voice follows.

Placido Domingo, musician

Let us be clear: I take ten times more money for a concert than for an opera performance.

Placido Domingo, musician

I think it was just an opera. Now, you go to opera, you expect to see and hear what the opera is. So, it was Catfish Row. It was singers. Marvelous voices. It didn't make no difference what color they were.

Cab Calloway, musician

What opera isn't violent? Two things happen, violence and love. And other than that, name something else. You can't.

Cab Calloway, musician

It's very difficult to photograph an opera. And they messed up on it. It just wasn't there. And I don't blame the Gershwins for taking it away. Of course, if they had gotten the original company to have done it, it would have been very good.

Cab Calloway, musician

Grand opera is the most powerful of stage appeals and that almost entirely through the beauty of music.

John Philip Sousa, musician

That was my way, and I also use the music after five years, I started hearing opera, opera, it was very good instrument to keep the spirit very strong because you feel like you are yourself singing opera, and I used to hear a lot of opera, they send me tapes.

Mordechai Vanunu, scientist

The Opera was a very cold film, a hopeless and dark film, no hope, no love.

Dario Argento, director

It's quite a famous story that takes place on Christmas Eve, and the Germans, French, and Scottish are trying to make peace one night and they bury their dead and they play football. I play a German opera singer, in German, which I never have so I am really excited about that.

Diane Kruger, model

This is not a rock opera. This is not Tommy. I can write songs that emote, and that's it.

John Mellencamp, musician

We're a very expensive group; we break a lot of rules. It's unheard of to combine opera with a rock theme, my dear .

Freddie Mercury, musician

I think the composer and production staff of an opera have a real responsibility to use visual elements of all kinds to make clear to the American audience, at any rate, exactly what is going on.

John Eaton, politician

But nevertheless, it's music ultimately that matters in opera, and opera is a piece of music reaching out as a vision in sound reaching out to the world.

John Eaton, politician

This is the operative statement. The others are inoperative.

Ron Ziegler, politician

Mozart has written opera, symphony, sacred and chamber music - not to mention his piano and violin concerti.

Neville Marriner, musician

I was on a soap opera before that for three years, where I was the nicest guy on earth.

Ray Liotta, actor

I ride horseback - arthritic knees permitting - or listen to opera. Sometimes I cook. I used to do needlework, but it's hard on my hands now, so I only do it occasionally, but I like it. And, of course, I read.

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, writer

When I first started acting, I started in opera and had a great desire to play grand, tragic characters. I got sidetracked in musical theater and ended up doing a lot of comedy.

Leslie Easterbrook, actress

At the moment I'm enjoying a new challenge at the Royal Opera House, but I'm also keen to pursue my interest in television and particularly in science.

Deborah Bull, dancer

In how many lives does love really play a dominant part? The average taxpayer is no more capable of a 'grand passion' than of a grand opera.

Israel Zangwill, novelist

If God drives a car, He'd drive a 1973 Ford LTD Brougham sedan with a claret-colored vinyl roof, with oxblood leather upholstery and an opera window.

Doug Coupland, author

If time were the wicked sheriff in a horse opera, I'd pay for riding lessons and take his gun away.

W. H. Auden, poet

My favorite type of music to sing would be between R and B and opera.

Stefano Langone, musician

I've never been to the opera; I've only seen opera on DVD.

Gemma Arterton, actress

I became a set designer for opera. I'm a great opera buff, I love classical music, and I needed a time-out.

Maurice Sendak, artist

There are two sighs of relief every night in the life of an opera manager. The first comes when the curtain goes up The second sigh of relief comes when the final curtain goes down without any disaster, and one realizes, gratefully, that the miracle has happened again.

Rudolf Bing, musician

Opera in English is, in the main, just about as sensible as baseball in Italian.

H. L. Mencken, writer

Love is co-operation rather than competition.

Wayne Dyer, psychologist

As a rule of thumb, it was always safer if the Commander-in-Chief formulated a risky plan.

Rowena Cherry,

I still the love classic period, but also the baroque period, and even 17th-Century music such as the music of Monteverdi. He's one of the greatest opera composers. He was the one who really started the opera.

Cecilia Bartoli, musician

And what unity is to be had, at a time when orchestras are dying out, and when opera houses are about to close their doors; what's going to come next - when nothing new in music, for the orchestra, is truly lasting: pieces are performed once, and then they're thrown away.

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, musician

I think every singer should be able to jump in for a singer who has been sick, for instance, and learn an opera in two days. I know people who can do it.

Bryn Terfel, musician

Opera once was an important social instrument -- especially in Italy. With Rossini and Verdi people were listening to opera together and having the same catharsis with the same story, the same moral dilemmas. They were holding hands in the darkness. That has gone. Now perhaps they are holding hands watching television.

Luciano Berio, composer

Opera, next to Gothic architecture, is one of the strangest inventions of Western man. It could not have been foreseen by any logical process.

Kenneth Clark, author

A Librettist is a mere drudge in the world of opera.

Robertson Davies, novelist

I never was an opera fan -- about twenty-five musically supreme masterpieces in this curious medium apart.

Hans Keller,

I love Italian opera -- it's so reckless. Damn Wagner, and his bellowings at Fate and death. Damn Debussy, and his averted face. I like the Italians who run all on impulse, and don't care about their immortal souls, and don't worry about the ultimate.

D. H. Lawrence, novelist

Going to the opera, like getting drunk, is a sin that carries its own punishment with it.

Hannah More, writer

I never can hear a crowd of people singing and gesticulating, all together, at an Italian opera, without fancying myself at Athens, listening to that particular tragedy, by Sophocles, in which he introduces a full chorus of turkeys, who set about bewailing the death of Meleager.

Edgar Allan Poe, writer

How wonderful opera would be if there were no singers.

Gioacchino Antonio Rossini,

The banging and slamming and booming and crashing were something beyond belief. On Lohengrin

Mark Twain, author

I wouldnt mind seeing opera die. Ever since I was a boy, I regarded opera as a ponderous anachronism, almost the equivalent of smoking.

Frank Lloyd Wright, architect

I have always believed that opera is a planet where the muses work together, join hands and celebrate all the arts.

Franco Zeffirelli,

Watching Italian opera, all those male sopranos screeching, stupid fat couples rolling their eyes about. That's not love, it's just rubbish.

Peter Shaffer, playwright

I was emotionally and physically punched in the stomach. This is not a place where you go and deliver the lines and then you come back. It's kind of a life-changing experience. But it can't get better than this for any actor - this is like an opera.

Javier Bardem, actor

Misery loves company. This is a Hollywood soap opera, and I'm not going to be a star in another Bryant soap opera.

Karl Malone, basketball player

I can go from one extreme to another, from playing at the Sydney Opera House on the Songbook tour to shows with Soundgarden at Voodoo Fest, all in a week.

Chris Cornell, musician

There's no half-singing in the shower, you're either a rock star or an opera diva.

Josh Groban, musician

Opera tells stories through the pure emotion of music. An exhibition has to tell a story purely visually. I've tried to incorporate both of those things - pure emotion and being more visual - into my writing.

Lisa See, writer

I had classical training but I don't consider myself an opera singer though.

Emmy Rossum, actress

Of all the noises known to man, opera is the most expensive.

Moliere, playwright

People are wrong when they say opera is not what it used to be. It is what it used to be. That is what's wrong with it.

Noel Coward, playwright

I don't mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is a language I don't understand.

Edward Appleton, scientist

Advertising is a business of words, but advertising agencies are infested with men and women who cannot write. They cannot write advertisements, and they cannot write plans. They are helpless as deaf mutes on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.

David Ogilvy, businessman

The opera always loses money. That's as it should be. Opera has no business making money.

Rudolf Bing, musician

Music conveys moods and images. Even in opera, where plots deal with the structure of destiny, it's music, not words, that provides power.

Marcel Marceau, actor

Any subject is good for opera if the composer feels it so intently he must sing it out.

Gian Carlo Menotti, composer

The opera is like a husband with a foreign title - expensive to support, hard to understand and therefore a supreme social challenge.

Cleveland Amory, historian

If you have to be in a soap opera try not to get the worst role.

Judy Garland, actress

Sleep is an excellent way of listening to an opera.

James Stephens, poet

An operetta is simply a small and gay opera.

Gustav Mahler, composer

I've just had an operation, but nothing too serious.

Syd Barrett, musician

Later, I even appeared in a Rock Opera with Richard Gere.

Barry Bostwick, actor

Ironically, that was quite a bit of the appeal of Rumours. It's equally interesting on a musical level and as a soap opera.

Lindsey Buckingham, musician

I don't limit my taste. There's some jazz that I like and there's some opera. I've been listening to what was essentially country music, but it crossed over to rock.

Rick Moranis, actor

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