Between parts I was too old for and roles that were too overwhelming, out of reach then for my voice. I carved out a niche with the Wagnerian repertoire since I am attracted by its theatrical intensity.
A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.
A. Philip Randolph
Spiritual teachers and artists that have opened the eye of wisdom for the world, and visionary community builders, have influenced my work.
To run an effective political party you need a degree of tribalism, it's the glue that holds everyone together.
I have tried to explore the little talent I have for writing.
I played wide receiver in high school; then I went to college at Ball State and played safety.
To inquire into the origin of life is like seeking the origin of electrical machinery or the origin of music. Every increase in complexity of arrangement, of form, of substance, leads to new and often incalculable properties.
Gilbert Newton Lewis
Sometimes I've looked at a plate of food and wondered if it wouldn't look better as a hat.
I like having the digital camera on my smart phone, but I also like having a dedicated camera for when I want to take real pictures.
It's become something of a ritual - every year, Google publishes its year-end summary of what the world wants, and every year I complain about how shallow it is, given what Google really knows about what the world is up to.
I grew up riding horses and one of the most important things I learned was that when you fall off, you have to get right back up in the saddle.
That's what the holidays are for - for one person to tell the stories and another to dispute them. Isn't that the Irish way?
Lara Flynn Boyle
I need a release from whatever I'm writing.
Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.
I worked with Cecil B DeMille quite a few times.
Ensuring investment in health systems will not only help us manage HIV/AIDS, it will also support our efforts to prevent and treat other communicable and noncommunicable diseases as well as prevent and respond to future health emergencies.