Best Collection of Beverly Sills Quotes

Beverly Sills, American Musician ( May 25, 1929 - July 2, 2007 )

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I've always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up.~Beverly Sills

Motivational End Past

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.~Beverly Sills

Place Worth Shortcuts

My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.~Beverly Sills

Life God Anger

My voice had a long, nonstop career. It deserves to be put to bed with quiet and dignity, not yanked out every once in a while to see if it can still do what it used to do. It can't.~Beverly Sills

Career Long Voice

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.~Beverly Sills

May You Try

I lived through the garbage. I might as well dine on the caviar.~Beverly Sills

Garbage Well Lived

Art is the signature of civilizations.~Beverly Sills

Art Signature

A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment.~Beverly Sills

Art Environmental Culture

Attachment to spiritual things is... just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.~Beverly Sills

Love Spiritual Anything

Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.~Beverly Sills

Anger Repentance Ends

In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.~Beverly Sills

Age Youth Old Age

You don't always get what you ask for, but you never get what you don't ask for... unless it's contagious!~Beverly Sills

You Never Always

Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now, you are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else. Your completeness must be understood by you and experienced in your thoughts as your own personal reality.~Beverly Sills

Reality Thoughts You

A happy woman is one who has no cares at all; a cheerful woman is one who has cares but doesn't let them get her down.~Beverly Sills

Happy Woman Down

Christians should never fail to sense the operation of an angelic glory. It forever eclipses the world of demonic powers, as the sun does a candle's light.~Beverly Sills

Light Sun World

There is a growing strength in women but it's in the forehead, not the forearm.~Beverly Sills

Strength Women Growing