A Quote by Earl Riney on danger, death, driving, emotion, fate, good, heroism, life, opera, tragedy, and women

Our emotions are the driving powers of our lives. When we are aroused emotionally, unless we do something great and good, we are in danger of letting our emotions become perverted. William James used to tell the story of a Russian woman who sat weeping at the tragic fate of the hero in the opera while her coachman froze to death outside.

Earl Riney

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A Quote by Daniel John Cook on opera


The opera ain't over until the fat lady sings.

Daniel John Cook (1926 -)

Source: TV newscast, San Antonio, TX, April 1978, & Washington newspaper, June 1978

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A Quote by Cleveland Amory on challenge, husbands, opera, support, and understanding

Opera is like a husband with a foreign title: expensive to support, hard to understand, and therefore a supreme social challenge.

Cleveland Amory (1917 -)

Source: NBC TV, 6 April 1960.

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A Quote by Boy George on opera


If you have to be in a soap opera try not to get the worst role.

Boy George

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A Quote by Andrew Lloyd Webber on opera and success

On the huge success of his Phantom of the Opera: It doesn't stand up to huge intellectual scrutiny.

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Source: 1995

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on life, opera, play, songs, speech, and world

OPERA, n. A play representing life in another world, whose inhabitants have no speech but song, no motions but gestures and no postures but attitudes.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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