I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino
"An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I've left the opera house."
— Maria Callas, American-Greek soprano, born December 2, 1923