Marian Anderson, Opera Singer

Paris France

Paris France

 

Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson: “It is easy to look back, self-indulgently, feeling pleasantly sorry for oneself and saying I didn’t have this and I didn’t have that. But it is only the grown woman regretting the hardships of a little girl who never thought they were hardships at all. She had the things that really mattered.” “A singer starts by having his instrument as a gift from God . . . when you have been given something in a moment of grace, it is sacrilegious to be greedy.” “When I sing, I don’t want them to see that my face is black. I don’t want them to see that my face is white. I want them to see my soul. And that is colorless.”

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