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Alma Gluck Quotes and Sayings

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

I have tried to lift France out of the mud.
But she will return to her errors and vomitings.
I cannot prevent the French from being French.
- Charles de Gaulle

French fries.
I love them.
Some people are chocolate and sweets people.
I love French fries.
That and caviar.
- Cameron Diaz

I'm French, so I'm quite lazy about exercising,
and I smoke.
But I do love going for a run in the morning with my dog.
That's all.
- Eva Green

Many of the French follow a Trade with the Indians,
living very conveniently for that Interest.
- John Lawson

There's something Vichy about the French.
- Ivor Novello

At least when it's in French, I won't know what the heck they're saying.
- Frank Robinson

I don't think Russia will follow the United States's way.
I don't think Russia will follow the French way.
I'm sure Russia will find its own way.
- Anatoly Chubais

Even if I think in English, it's more a language of acting than French.
- Sophie Marceau

Generally, the French highly promote culture and the arts,
and photography is in their blood.
- Herb Ritts

Mainly I was able to perform with music -
I played the French horn,
I would sing, and I was a drummer in the pipe band.
So I think it was a way to show off.
- Ewan McGregor

Nearly all Italian officers speak French.
- Hugh Dalton

The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American,
courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend.
- Katharine Hepburn

The government is shutting down the coal industry,
they say it's cheaper to draw nuclear power off the
French grid and cheaper to buy coal from Colombia.
- Martin C. Smith

It is not that the French are not profound,
but they all express themselves so well that we are
led to take their geese for swans.
- Van Wyck Brooks

They were singing in French, but the melody was freedom
and any American could understand that.
- Audie Murphy

The French Revolution is the ultimate modernist statement.
Destroy everything.
Don't build on the past.
There is no past.
- John Corigliano

Mayonnaise: One of the sauces which serve the French
in place of a state religion.
- Ambrose Bierce

I wish that I spoke more languages.
I speak a couple languages, but not well enough to really dub myself.
French is really the only one, and it's a difficult thing.
- Jodie Foster

The world distribution of French movies is a laughing matter.
That is a fact.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

I've played American, Italian, Greek,
French.
I've been really lucky that way.
- Chita Rivera

The United States dollar took another pounding on German,
French and British exchanges this morning,
hitting the lowest point ever known in West Germany.
- Gordon Sinclair

There would probably be less of a frenzy among the French public.
- Michel Patini

Most people have no imagination.
If they could imagine the sufferings of others,
they would not make them suffer so.
What separated a German mother from a French mother?
- Ernst Toller

They're very nationalistic the French -
or they used to be.
Very insular.
Pretty arrogant.
- Arthur Boyd

Only peril can bring the French together.
One can't impose unity out of the blue on a country
that has 265 different kinds of cheese.
- Charles de Gaulle

I've heard though that there is a younger generation
of tonal French composers who are reacting with vigour.
- Gavin Bryars

I never had to learn English, French and German because
I was brought up as all three languages.
I had a private French teacher before I even went to school.
That helped a lot.
- Karl Lagerfeld

It was my father who taught me to value myself.
He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that
I was the most precious thing in his life.
- Dawn French

The French, I think, in general, are strangely prolix
in their natural history.
- Gilbert White

People who do not speak our language very well do complain
of feeling rebuffed by French people,
who can sometimes be impatient, or even intolerant.
- Bernard Pivot

I was ecstatic they re-named 'French Fries' as 'Freedom Fries'.
Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S.
government showing themselves as idiots.
- Johnny Depp

Theatre has no national identity.
It is something for the world, whether it is Irish,
English, or French.
- Cyril Cusack

I would love to see the French spending money to restore Iraq.
- Bob Schaffer

We decided that the French could never write user-friendly
software because they're so rude.
- Doug Coupland

To understand Europe, you have to be a genius -
or French.
- Madeleine Albright

The fact is, beneath the hype, Iraqis will soon appreciate
American help and idealism far more than French perfidy.
It is never wrong to be on the side of freedom -
never.
- Victor Davis Hanson

We were only there for five days and during that time
Tom was a bit annoyed that the French were more interested
in me and my schoolgirl outfit than him and his long scarf.
- Lalla Ward

I just saw Memento.
It's very, very good.
I watch a lot of French films.
- Colleen Haskell

The French - they like jazz, they've been on jazz a long time.
- Billy Higgins

We have hated the French for years.
Now you have just joined the club.
It makes you much more likable.
- Simon Cowell

I speak English, so I am no longer cute.
My tongue itches for French.
- Anna Held

The problem is that to be a producer,
one must be a gambler, and the greatest French producers were gamblers.
- Marcel Carne

French was my first language.
- Bob Cousy

I don't think there's a back lot here in Hollywood
anymore that has those streets,
like a French Quarter.
- Glenn Danzig

And we live in a French Quarter a lot of the time,
in New Orleans.
And the camaraderie of everybody there.
Everybody takes care of each other.
- Delta Burke

Once you understand the foundations of cooking -
whatever kind you like,
whether it's French or Italian or Japanese -
you really don't need a cookbook anymore.
- Thomas Keller

The French colonisation of Algeria lasted a long time:
132 years.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

I feel a little schizophrenic because my life is so
totally different from here,
obviously.
And the French values are so different from American values.
- Adrian Lyne

No, I'm not a French designer either.
I'm from nowhere.
I'm a European, old European is all I am.
- Karl Lagerfeld

Ho joined the French socialist party,
the first Vietnamese to be a member of a French political party.
- Wilfred Burchett

When Americans shoot movies they aim at the entire planet.
When the French make movies, they aim at Paris.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

First need in the reform of hospital management? That's easy!
The death of all dietitians, and the resurrection of a French chef.
- Martin H. Fischer

Back home everyone said I didn't have any talent.
They might be saying the same thing here but it sounds better in French.
- Alan Jay Lerner

They were nothing like the French people I had imagined.
If anything, they were too kind, too generous and too
knowledgable in the fields of plumbing and electricity.
- David Sedaris

It was always said that the big distinction between
the French and the English is that the English are
intelligent and the French are intellectual.
- Kenneth Baker

My parents were French and Irish and our family even
has Spanish blood-and I do so love the United States
and consider myself part American.
- Vivien Leigh

The only way the French are going in is if we tell
them we found truffles in Iraq.
- Dennis Miller


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