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1. "Women of the Gallagher Academy, who comes here?" she asked. Just then, every girl at every table (even the newbies) stood and said in unison, "We are the sisters of Gillian." "Why do you come?" my mother asked. "To learn her skills. Honor her sword. And keep her secrets." "To what end do you work?" "To the cause of justice and light." "How long will you strive?" "For all the days of our lives," we finished and I felt a little like a character in one of my grandma's soap operas."
Author: Ally Carter
2. "I do not have voice for Russian music; I cannot be cute little peasant like in operas of Glinka or Rimsky-Korsakov. I am now never in Russia; I am Austrian citizen. But definitely I am Latin!"
Author: Anna Netrebko
3. "The earth was once molten rock and now sings operas."
Author: Brian Swimme
4. "The music of the most popular operas is so highly esteemed, it can stand endless revivals."
Author: Bruce Beresford
5. "In my view, the operas of Carlisle Floyd will find a place in the permanent repertoire."
Author: Bruce Beresford
6. "If I felt that one of my operas did not come off I would certainly say so."
Author: Carlisle Floyd
7. "When I've seen my operas in Europe, they have always struck me as more American than when I hear them here. I can't tell you what that phenomenon is."
Author: Carlisle Floyd
8. "For awhile I taped soap operas and watched them at night when I thought I might be forgetting what it was like to be human. After a while I stopped, because from the examples I saw on those shows, forgetting humanity was a good thing."
Author: Charlaine Harris
9. "We used to listen to all the marvelous operas on records. Music was a very important part of our lives."
Author: Charlotte Rae
10. "I want to do rock operas."
Author: Corey Feldman
11. "To be able to make a good living in a challenging medium like soap operas is great. The best is that I get to act and am rewarded for it. And the people I work with are great. Funny, intelligent, hard working. They're all great to be around."
Author: David Canary
12. "Mine, said the stone,mine is the hour.I crush the scissors,such is my power.Stronger than wishes,my power, alone.Mine, said the paper,mine are the wordsthat smother the stonewith imagined birds,reams of them, flownfrom the mind of the shaper.Mine, said the scissors,mine all the knivesgashing through paper'sethereal lives;nothing's so properas tattering wishes.As stone crushes scissors,as paper snuffs stoneand scissors cut paper,all end alone.So heap up your paperand scissor your wishesand uproot the stonefrom the top of the hill.They all end aloneas you will, you will."
Author: David Mason
13. "An unalterable and unquestioned law of the musical world required that the German text of French operas sung by Swedish artists should be translated into Italian for the clearer understanding of English-speaking audiences. "
Author: Edith Wharton
14. "I conclude that the Wagnerian operas which are already in the repertoire, and other masterworks as well, stand in no further need of my services."
Author: Franz Liszt
15. "I never learned music. I'm quite uneducated, and usually I sat in front of the TV, with soap operas on, in England. It was very inspiring for me, I'd done all this traveling around, I came back living with my parents, everyone around me was like they're living in a soap opera."
Author: Graham Parker
16. "My operas and my theatre works are very formal pieces."
Author: Harrison Birtwistle
17. "My operas usually come from musical ideas rather than ideas about subject matter."
Author: Harrison Birtwistle
18. "I was shown into a room. A red room. Red wallpaper, red curtains, red carpet. They said it was a sitting-room, but I don't know why they'd decided to confine its purpose just to sitting. Obviously, sitting was one of the things you could do in a room this size; but you could also stage operas, hold cycling races, and have an absolutely cracking game of frisbee, all at the same time, without having to move any of the furniture.It could rain in a room this big."
Author: Hugh Laurie
19. "What is the source of power of musicians who are financially browbeaten, most of whom work for minimum wage or less? Musicians who cannot even afford to buy tickets to operas or concerts in which they themselves perform?"
Author: Itay Talgam
20. "I could probably write a book on the complexities of our relationship, on my constantly shifting emotions, my ever-changing mind, but let's just say that nothing is ever as black and white as it seems, that love is not only blind but pathetic too. It can make us into victims and fools, reduce us to the kind of people who infuriate us on soap operas, the kind you want to scream at for allowing the creep or bitch to walk all over them."
Author: J.M. Morris
21. "Heart isn't something you find in soap operas and Harlequin novels. It's that pure essence–sheltered deep inside–that occasionally makes its way to the surface. Give heed lest it ever trend to waste."
Author: James D. Maxon
22. "Well, the very best operas are the ones written by the very best composers."
Author: John Eaton
23. "Soap operas are such a great way to break-in to the industry. The diminishing landscape of daytime TV means it's going to be harder for young talent to get discovered."
Author: Josh Duhamel
24. "Women in Hollywood are tiny, but women in soap operas are the tiniest people alive!"
Author: Julie Bowen
25. "It just wasn't supposed to end like this." She looks at me with red-rimmed eyes and yellow skin. Colors should be a good thing, but now, they're marks, omens of bad tidings. "I was supposed to grow up, go to college, get a job," she continues in that gut-clenching croak. "Meet my dream guy, marry, have k-kids. You were going to live next door and we would grow old in the same nursing home. Chuck oatmeal at each other and watch soap operas all day in our rocking chairs. That was my daydream. My perfect life. I don't want to keep asking myself why until the end, but … " A lone tear trails down her sunken cheek. This time I don't reach out to wipe the water away; I let it go. Down, down, until it drips off the side of her jaw. This is humanity. This is life and death in one room."
Author: Kelsey Sutton
26. "Soap operas got nothing on my family history."
Author: Kiersten White
27. "Well... I love moving in extra dimensions. Not just backwards and forwards, but up and down and around. And fins. I love swimming with fins— human feet are practically useless underwater. I love all the unique things you see on each dive. Millions oflittle aquatic soap operas playing out between all the creatures. And the silence. Well, it's not really silentdown there, but the roar of bubbles blocks any othersound..."
Author: Kirsten Hubbard
28. "I started in this business on soap operas."
Author: Lauren Holly
29. "In the modern operas that 'Miss Saigon' and 'Les Miz' are, nobody breaks out into song from conventional book dialogue. Everything is sung from beginning to end, including the recitative."
Author: Lea Salonga
30. "Since I was eight years old. I didn't have a TV, so comic books were definitely my television, my soap operas, and all that."
Author: Method Man
31. "'Rigoletto' has long been one of my favorite operas, and it was on my short list way back when I first talked to Peter Gelb. I started thinking about what I could bring to this masterpiece, which has been seen all over the world for so many years."
Author: Michael Mayer
32. "Don't think you can watch all the romantic movies, soap operas, TV shows and read all the romantic books out there and not be affected. Ninety-nine percent of the romantic stuff out there is garbage... and what you put in always comes out... UGLIER!"
Author: Osayi Osar Emokpae
33. "We, the French, the cleverest people on Earth, we, the exquisite, the charming, incomparable people, -listen, I mean it- we have a weakness for thieves. In our novels, in our plays, in our comic operas, whenever a thief appears, he is interesting. The author knows where the way to success lies. He is scarcely concerned with moral rectitude; the main thing is to please the audience."
Author: Paul Féval
34. "Out here the sunsets were like Italian operas, torrid, emotional affairs that went on for three hours or more, hanging in the sky like burning castles."
Author: Paul Murray
35. "I love soap operas - the stories, the plots! And I love the game shows and the courtroom dramas and the detectives - Jessica Fletcher, 'Columbo,' 'Perry Mason,' 'L.A. Law.' Any sense of guilt appeals to me in a television program - a sense of guilt, or a sense of making a lot of money."
Author: Peter Ackroyd
36. "Boo-Boo Pennyroyal did not like her male and female slaves to mingle. In the operas that she adored, young people brought together in tragic circumstances were forever falling in love with each other and then throwing themselves off things (cliffs, mostly, but sometimes battlements, or rooftops, or the brinks of volcanoes). Boo-Boo was fond of her slaves, and it pained her to think of them plummeting in pairs off the edges of Cloud 9, so she nipped all tragic love affairs firmly in the bud by forbidding the girls and boys to speak to one another. Of course, young people being what they were, girls sometimes fell in love with other girls, or boys with boys, but that never happened in the operas, so Boo-Boo didn't notice."
Author: Philip Reeve
37. "Regular church-goers are substantially more likely than non-attenders to read, to take newspapers and magazines, to listen to classical music, to attend symphony concerts, operas, and stage plays."
Author: Rodney Stark
38. "Bir aksam eve dönerken mahallenin bakkalina ugramis, öteberi almistim. tam kapidan çikacagim sirada, karsi evin bir odasinda kira ile oturan bekarin radyosu weber'in oberon operasi uvertürünü çalmaya basladi. az daha elimdeki paketleri yere düsürecektim. maria ile beraber gittigimiz birkaç operadan biri de buydu ve onun weber'e hususi bir muhabbeti oldugunu biliyordum; yolda hep onun uvertürünü islikla çalardi. kendisinden daha dün ayrilmis gibi taze bir hasret duydum. kaybedilen en kiymetli esyanin, servetin, her türlü dünya saadetinin acisi zamanla unutuluyor. yalniz kaçirilan firsatlar asla akildan çikmiyor ve her hatirlayista insanin içini sizlatiyor. bunun sebebi herhalde "bu öyle olmayabilirdi!" düsüncesi yoksa insan mukadder telakki ettigi seyleri kabule her zaman hazir."
Author: Sabahattin Ali
39. "Saya mengajak masyarakat Indonesia, perkuat gerakan koperasi di seluruh tanah air sebagai sarana wujudkan kesejahteraan."
Author: SBYudhoyono
40. "I'd like to direct more operas."
Author: Simon Callow
41. "I have tried to create main characters who are drastically different from the types who generally appear in crime novels. Mikael Blomkvist, for instance, doesn't have ulcers or booze problems or an anxiety complex. He doesn't listen to operas, nor does he have an oddball hobby such as making model airplanes."
Author: Stieg Larsson
42. "I spend my days watching soap operas, eating bonbons and plotting society's downfall."
Author: Tana French
43. "If I knew how to operate a DVR, you'd find episodes of 'The Tavis Smiley Show,' 'Democracy Now!' and lots of stuff from TV Land. What you can find now on my Hulu account are Korean soap operas, 'Grey's Anatomy' and films from the Criterion collection."
Author: T'Keyah Crystal Keymah
44. "I'd better be on the road, or I'll be going nuts. I'm not the kind of guy who sits around with a pipe and slippers watching soap operas."
Author: Tommy Shaw
45. "I do other sorts of things. I act in other people's movies. I direct operas. I write books."
Author: Werner Herzog

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