November 23, 2010

Quotable

"If that part were sung well as well as it ought to be it would be one of the most beautiful things in the world. That's why it never is sung right and never will be." She clenched her hands and opened them despairingly looking out of the open window "It's inaccessibly beautiful." she brought out sharply. Fred and Dr Archie watched her.

In a moment she turned back to them, "It's impossible to sing a part like that well for the fust time except for the sort who will never sing it any better. Everything hangs on that first night and that's bound to be bad. There you are." She shrugged impatiently.
--Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark

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