"Every singer eventually gets around to a Christmas disc."
"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."Renee Fleming on Calvin Coolidge
"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."Renee Fleming on Roy L. Smith
"The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live."Renee Fleming on George Carlin
"Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store."Renee Fleming on Dr. Seuss
"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."Renee Fleming on Benjamin Franklin
"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."
"Being steeped in the process of learning and exploring keeps me from becoming too nervous. Partly it's about not getting bored."
"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."