"Being steeped in the process of learning and exploring keeps me from becoming too nervous. Partly it's about not getting bored."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Renee Fleming on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Renee Fleming on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Renee Fleming on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Renee Fleming on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Renee Fleming on Earl Nightingale
"I've always been inspired by artists who have shown musical and intellectual curiosity and the courage to take risks."
"My parents discussed singing every night over the dinner table I had a tremendous music education."
"Everybody's a work in progress. I'm a work in progress. I mean, I've never arrived... I'm still learning all the time."
"Learning operatic roles is ongoing, and I find that I can learn on the train or subway, during a manicure, getting my hair done, and even while driving if I only look at the score at red lights."
"I've spent hours and hours doing research into Appalachian folk music. My grandfather was a fiddler. There is something very immediate, very simple and emotional, about that music."