Thanks to my tenor friend and Juilliard classmate Tony Griffey for sharing this on Facebook. I don’t know its origin, but I’m sure glad now to have it in my “meme” kitbag.
Tony has more character than most folks I know. His portrayal of such roles as Peter Grimes and Lenny in Of Mice and Men demonstrates his keen awareness of and empathy with the downtrodden and those who are at the margins of society. It seems fitting I’d find this quote through Tony: more stars should be like him.