"None of us is responsible for the complexion of his skin. This fact of nature offers no clue to the character or quality of the person underneath."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."Marian Anderson on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."Marian Anderson on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."Marian Anderson on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."Marian Anderson on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."Marian Anderson on Abraham Lincoln
"When you stop having dreams and ideals - well, you might as well stop altogether."
"Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman."
"A singer starts by having his instrument as a gift from God... When you have been given something in a moment of grace, it is sacrilegious to be greedy."
"Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it."