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Even within the last three or four years, I have a greater ability to communicate, I think. I have more courage to show the stuff… And it does take courage.

Barbara Cook

I have absolutely no desire and no thought of quitting ever.

Barbara Cook

I look back at photographs and I remember at the time I thought I was not very attractive.

Barbara Cook

I remember feeling that. I couldn’t do, nor did I want to do, the kinds of roles I’d been doing.

Barbara Cook

I sang for my family. And I think probably the first time I sang and got paid for it, I was about 6 or 7.

Barbara Cook

New Year’s Eve, we’re going to be doing a concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Symphony Hall. It makes me feel good, because of all the people they could have had, they wanted me! We do have to do a little work with the rhythm section.

Barbara Cook

On Saturday afternoons, there was a film, of course, and then we did about four shows between the films. And I would do a tap dance, a little military tap.

Barbara Cook

Young people who are just starting out somehow need to let you know they know how to sing.

Barbara Cook

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