"No voice teacher can be all things to all people. You have to gain information from whatever sources you can. You have to listen."
"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."Renee Fleming on Khalil Gibran
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."Renee Fleming on Albert Einstein
"If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself."Renee Fleming on Confucius
"You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul."Renee Fleming on Swami Vivekananda
"I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."Renee Fleming on John Steinbeck
"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."