"I have had a very difficult time with stage fright it undermines your well-being and peace of mind, and it can also threaten your livelihood."
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."Renee Fleming on Jimi Hendrix
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."Renee Fleming on Mahatma Gandhi
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."Renee Fleming on Mother Teresa
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."Renee Fleming on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one."Renee Fleming on John Lennon
"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."