"For years, I had no time for exploratory travel."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."Renee Fleming on Buddha
"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."Renee Fleming on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."Renee Fleming on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."Renee Fleming on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."Renee Fleming on Saint Augustine
"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."