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The word, and the concept of feminism,
by Betty Buckley

The word, and the concept of feminism,
was a gift because it gave me a sense of identity and
a way of defining how I wished to live my life.
- Betty Buckley

I love Mary Chapin Carpenter songs.
I love her songs 'Come On, Come On' and 'I Am A Town',
they're two of my favorite songs.
- Betty Buckley

Everything good that I know was taught to me by great
teachers and I feel like giving back and sharing the
technique is the thing to do.
- Betty Buckley

Our stories are different; our pain is the same.
- Betty Buckley

 

Good performance is about the capacity to focus and concentrate.
- Betty Buckley

It's just a little ranch.
Thirty-five acres.
In Texas, if it's not a thousand acres,
it's considered a ranchette.
- Betty Buckley

T Bone is genius.
The way they've recorded my voice and the instrumentation
to these songs is really quite extraordinary.
- Betty Buckley

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If we're for one another, we're feminists.
The rest is semantics.
- Betty Buckley

We can't compare stories.
We can only know in our hearts that we are the same.
That may be the best we can do.
- Betty Buckley

My two great loves are music and horses.
- Betty Buckley

I have never experienced racism in the feminist movement,
so it concerned me to think that I was unable to see
the subject clearly because I came from white,
middle-class privilege.
- Betty Buckley

The pure connecting factor is that those of us who
describe ourselves as feminists want equal rights for all people.
- Betty Buckley

Feminism - the word - can give us a handle,
a rallying point, a common ground, and help us build a bridge.
Why not claim the gift of the word as a place to begin?
- Betty Buckley

There's a lot of maintenance that goes into being a professional singer.
- Betty Buckley

I was hugely relieved to discover there was a purpose
for girls with loud voices.
- Betty Buckley

For one thing, I teach my students what my teacher for twenty years,
Paul Gavert, told me, 'The voice follows...
the voice follows everything about you...
who you are.'
- Betty Buckley

When there's an opportunity to do more,
we must.
- Betty Buckley

Broadway has changed tremendously from the early days
when the shows were referred to as musical comedies.
Musical Theater is now a more expanded art form.
Back then, singer/actors were not the norm.
From the 60's to now, it is necessary to do it all
to be a consummate Broadway performer.
- Betty Buckley

It was critical to finding a way out.
I had assumed young women knew the history of feminism
and must have felt gratitude to the movement for the
opportunities that the work we have done has afforded them.
- Betty Buckley

I had no words for these feelings.
And then people started using the word Ms.
Suddenly, there was this handle with which I could
identify myself and understand why I felt so out of
whack with the culture around me.
- Betty Buckley

So, when the discussion about not using the term feminist
came up at a conference workshop,
I couldn't believe it.
The more I listened, the more I felt the need to express
my passion about my identity as a feminist.
- Betty Buckley

The work that must be done for each woman to reconnect
with her psyche and to give herself a chance to live
her own life is essentially the same.
The realization of the equality of all races,
the equality of all beings is essential.
- Betty Buckley

T Bone and I grew up together in Fort Worth,
Texas.
He had his own recording studio by the time he was seventeen years old.
When we were both nineteen he made the first archival recording of my voice.
- Betty Buckley

Well, the teacher I studied with for nineteen and a
half years was a man named Paul Gavert.
He was a great lieder singer, so basically I'm a trained
lieder singer because of that teacher.
The teacher I currently study with -
since 1995 -
is Joan Lader,
who also studied with Gavert.
- Betty Buckley

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

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

Language... has created the word "loneliness"
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word "solitude"
to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

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

Why need I volumes, if one word suffice?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We would never have a word for Joy
if there were no suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

Always aim at complete harmony
of thought and word and deed.
Always aim at purifying your thoughts
and everything will be well.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
- Henry David Thoreau

Your word is the power that you have to create
- don Miguel Ruiz

The Four Agreements
1.Be impeccable with your word.
2.Don't take anything personally.
3.Don't make assumptions.
4.Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Every thought you think
and every word you speak
is affirming something.
- Louise L. Hay

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

A broken bone can heal, but the wound
a word opens can fester forever.
- Jessamyn West

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

It is impossible for a man to conceal himself.
In every act, word or gesture,
he stands revealed as he is,
and not as he would have himself appear to be.
From the Universe, nothing is or can be hidden.
- Ernest Holmes

"Worry" is a word that I don't allow myself to use.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The word "happiness" would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
- Carl Jung

I open myself for the word of Spirit to flow through me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

I am so clever that sometimes I don't
understand a single word of what I am saying.
- Oscar Wilde

When you read God's Word, you must
constantly be saying to yourself,
"It is talking to me, and about me."
- Soren Kierkegaard

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness,
and the word happy would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
It is far better take things as they come along
with patience and equanimity.
- Carl Jung

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Every creature is a word of God.
- Meister Eckhart

Just one quality of the Buddha has to be remembered.
He consists only of one quality: witnessing.
This small word witnessing contains the whole of spirituality.
Witness that you are not the body.
Witness that you are not the mind.
Witness that you are only a witness.
As the witnessing deepens,
you start becoming drunk with the divine.
That is what is called ecstasy.
- Osho

In the beginning was the Word.
- John 1:1

Marriage: A word which should be pronounced "mirage".
- Herbert Spencer

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
- Audrey Hepburn

Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm.
- Augustine Birrell

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love
will have the final word in reality.
That is why right, temporarily defeated,
is stronger than evil triumphant.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Urgency is a grim taskmaster.
Escape time, and life becomes irie.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
("Irie" is a Jamaican word for being at total peace
with your current state of being.)

The ugliest word in the world is revenge.
It spells hate; it spells fear; it spells greed.
For my loss, I must kill; I must steal - must avenge.
It's your fault; you must pay; you must bleed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Bill Gates is a very rich man today...
and do you want to know why? The answer is one word:
versions.
- Dave Barry

Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly.
- Anne Stevenson

"Therefore" is a word the poet must not know.
- Andre Gide

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One man's "magic" is another man's engineering.
"Supernatural" is a null word.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Gentlemen have talked a great deal of patriotism.
A venerable word, when duly practised.
- Robert Walpole

The secret of my success is a two word answer:
Know people.
- Harvey S. Firestone

No man is truly married until he understands
every word his wife is NOT saying.
- Anonymous

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground,
but a kind word is never thrown away.
- Arthur Helps

We are strange beings, we seem
to go free, but we go in chains -
chains of training, custom, convention,
association, environment -
in a word, Circumstance -
and against these bonds
the strongest of us struggle in vain.
- Mark Twain

LOVE: A word properly applied to our delight in particular kinds of food;
sometimes metaphorically spoken of the favorite objects of all our appetites.
- Henry Fielding

The only power you have is the word no.
- Frances McDormand


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