Maureen Forrester Quotes

19 Maureen Forrester quotes:

"I had a wonderful childhood, but I was a wanderer from year one."
"By the time I was four, I would walk around the corner and wait at a local streetcar stop, get on the streetcar with somebody who looked like they could be my mother and go to the end of the line."
"After Bruno Walter, my career went in leaps and bounds. I have had 35 years of a career that is just incredible, and a wonderful time all over the world."
"Another turn in my life happened when I took on the Canada Council."
"I believe it is absolutely essential that the older generation of performers endorse younger performers whom they think worthwhile."
"I have been all over the world. I have met some wonderful people, lots of them very simple, whom nobody will ever hear about, but who have been fabulous to me."
"I have had five phenomenal children, a great husband and, even though we are separated, we are good friends."
"I have three grandchildren and am hoping for 20."
"I thought I should go to New York because it was the place to go to study. I went and tried to get an application from the Juilliard School but they wouldn't even give me one because I didn't have my high school graduation."
"I was born in Montreal and came from a lower-middle-class family."
"If somebody asks me to recommend a young, good singer, I always do."
"It makes one a better person to have had hardships and to have overcome hardships and not to blame anybody else for your mistakes."
"Making a living in the arts, though, creates so many jobs for other people."
"My book has a lot of parts of my life that people don't know about."
"My mother was a wonderful, wonderful woman with a lovely voice who hated housework, hated cooking even more and loved her children. She was always arranging church activities such as a bazaar."
"One of the sad things in this country is that we don't have enough teachers who teach technique. How do you sing on a day when you don't feel like it?"
"Perhaps, once I am gone, the one thing I might be remembered for is having sung a great deal of Mahler with a great many phenomenal conductors. It is wonderful music, very spiritual."
"Singing beautiful melodies is one thing, but to deliver the text so that the people understand it, even in a foreign language, has to be worked at very hard."
"That is what I always tell service clubs: If you hear of somebody who is very young and talented, pick them up and give them that little assistance to make sure that they get to the professional stage."

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