"You can't do opera when already from the 10th row you can only see little dolls on the stage. In such an enormous space you can't put much faith in the personal presence of the individual singer, which is reflected in facial expressions, among other things."
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau on Mother Teresa
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired."Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau on Martin Luther
"Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts."Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau on Mahatma Gandhi
"In Romanticism, the main determinant is the mood, the atmosphere. And in that regard, you could also describe Schubert as a Romantic."