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Alma Gluck Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Alma Gluck.

One does not study for a goal.
The goal is a mere accident.
- Alma Gluck

Vocal study before age 20 is likely to be injurious,
though some survive it in the hands of very careful
and understanding teachers.
- Alma Gluck

We are rich in the quantity of songs rather than in the quality.
The singer has to go through hundreds of compositions
before he finds one that really says something.
- Alma Gluck

Inspired by the purse rather than the soul,
the mercenary side fairly screams in many of the works
put out by every day American publishers.
- Alma Gluck

 

In the piano, one has the instrument complete before he begins;
but in the case of the voice,
the instrument has to be developed by study.
- Alma Gluck

The student who deceives himself into thinking that
he is giving his life like an ascetic in the spirit of sacrifice for art,
is the victim of a deplorable species of egotism.
- Alma Gluck

Acquiring a repertoire in these days,
when the vocal literature is so immense,
so overwhelming, that the student with sense will devote
all his energies to work and not imagine himself a martyr to art.
- Alma Gluck

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When the student has her voice under complete control,
it is safe to take up the lyric repertoire of Mendelssohn,
Old English Songs, etc.
How simple and charming they are!
- Alma Gluck

The real artist has no idea that he is sacrificing himself for art.
He does what he does for one reason and one reason
only-he can't help doing it.
- Alma Gluck

If the student could give up her work on my advice,
she had better give it up without it.
One does not study for a goal.
The goal is a mere accident.
- Alma Gluck

The sincerity of the art worker must permeate the song
as naturally as the green leaves break through the
dead branches in springtime.
- Alma Gluck

A student will send me an urgent appeal to hear her,
saying she is poor and wants my advice as to whether
it is worth while to continue her studies.
I invariably refuse such requests.
- Alma Gluck

French is, in many ways, more difficult for an English-speaking person to sing.
It is so full of complex and trying vowels.
It requires the utmost subtlety.
- Alma Gluck

Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars,
because it is his natural characteristic,
so the artist works.
- Alma Gluck

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are each of us angels with only one wing,
and we can only fly by embracing one another.
- Lucretius

I teach one thing and one only:
that is, suffering and the end of suffering.
- The Buddha

To know even one life has
breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One can pay back the loan of gold,
but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.
- Malayan Proverb

One must know not just how to accept a gift,
but with what grace to share it.
- Maya Angelou

If you are patient in one moment of anger,
you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
- Chinese Proverb

Because of a great love, one is courageous.
- Lao Tzu

All the darkness of the world cannot
extinguish the light of a single candle,
yet one candle can illuminate all the darkness.
- Jewish Hanukah Prayer

To live a pure unselfish life,
one must count nothing as one's own
in the midst of abundance.
- The Buddha

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

I Am One With Spirit and All Creation -
I give thanks for the unity of all creation
and for everything that has brought me to this moment.
I release my entire being to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
- e. e. cummings

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The glow of one warm thought
is to me worth more than money.
- Thomas Jefferson

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Better than a thousand hollow words,
is one word that brings peace.
- The Buddha

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

Today... maybe I can take one step
on that profoundly complex path to peace.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

One service to need heals an ancient wound.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity
are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
- The Buddha

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter


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