What are you going to sing? All I can say issing 'em muck! It's all they can understand!
c.1907 Advice to Dame Clara Butt on her first tour of Australia. Quoted in Winifred Ponder Clara Butt: Her Life-Story (1928).
The first rule in opera is the first rule in life: see to everything yourself.Dame Nellie Real Name Helen Mitchell Melba
If I'd been a housemaid I'd have been the best in AustraliaI couldn't help it. It's got to be perfection for me.Dame Nellie Real Name Helen Mitchell Melba