For when you need some motivation...

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard” ­– Tim Notke

“The development of talent, I believe, almost invariably means endless effort” –Feodor Chaliapin

"Work hard but make sure you enjoy life too" –Ted Smart

"Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it."
–attributed to George Halas

“Change is a process, not an event.” –attributed to Barbara Johnson

“Keep on doing what you’ve always been doing and you’ll always get what you’ve always got” –sign quoted by Dan Marek in Singing: The First Art, p.xvii

“Prepare with your brain; sing with your heart” –Dan Marek

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself" –attributed to George Bernard Shaw

"Many will contend that the less you know about how your voice works, the better. I suggest that the more you understand the anatomy and physiology of voice production, the better equipped you will be to sing or to teach singing." –Oren Brown in Discover Your Voice, p.169

"When I first opened my mouth, I had a big impressive sound…but I had no high voice at all. That means I simply didn’t know how." –Dame Joan Sutherland

“The duty of the artist is to conceal effort” –Enrico Caruso

“It is easy to sing well and very difficult to sing badly!” –Dame Nellie Melba in The Melba Method, p.9