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“I have always been dogged by the paradox of being a star before I was a beginner. I have had to go through all my apprenticeships in full public view and with top billing. ... I found myself in even more complex difficulties: the necessity of working for perfection while being expected to have it. Here I was, the ingénue lead in a musical, but with the limitations of a novice in a high-school play.”
“You have two countries, your own and France.”
“I think that to get under the surface and really appreciate the beauty of any country, one has to go there poor.”
“I, for one, think opera should be subsidized by the Government as part of the social progress of a nation. This would take from it all class distinction and enable it to become a part of the main stream of American music.”
“A trip across the border into Mexico is the most enlightening experience and immediately quashes our common provincial use of the word 'American' in the sense of limited only to citizens of the United States.”
“Analyzing what you haven't got as well as what you have is a necessary ingredient of a career.”
Grace Moore, U.S. actor, musical comedian, opera/popular singer
(1898 - 1947)
Full name: Grace Moore Parera.