Success is important only to the extent that it puts one in a position to do more things one likes to do.
"Sarah Caldwell" was an United States/American opera conducting/conductor, impresario, and stage director of opera.More Sarah Caldwell on Wikipedia.
You know the amount of money you should have - you don't have it. To stimulate more, you just need to perform. What knocked us out finally was not enough money for both productions and building maintenance. It's not that we didn't want to do it - we couldn't.
If you approach an opera as though it were something that always went a certain way, that's what you get. I approach an opera as though I didn't know it.
We must continuously discipline ourselves to I remember how it felt the first moment.
If you can sell green toothpaste in this country, you can sell opera.