18 Total Quotes

Lisa Williams Quotes

Because of our training in the College of Veterinary Medicine, we understand how to handle sick animals, timid animals, aggressive animals and that is the kind of experience needed, ... I'm imagining that most of the animals will be scared and dehydrated. Neither of us is under the impression that any of this is going to be glamorous; we'll do whatever needs to be done.
Lisa Williams
#Animals

What they really need, if there are lots of animals living in a very close facility, are people who are experienced in handling a variety of animals to walk them, feed them, love them - just provide basic care,
Lisa Williams
#Animals

You don't hear about this until you're a finalist. They ask if you can go to Rome for a year, because not everyone can do that.
Lisa Williams
#Ask

When you're in a country like that - the architecture, everything is infused with the importance of religion. The art itself is just incredible. The architecture, the painting, the sculpture.
Lisa Williams
#Architecture

I worked as hard as I could. I'm not fluent but I felt like I made real headway. The language is beautiful.
Lisa Williams
#Language

I saw the Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica when people were not there, when you can engage with art.
Lisa Williams
#Art

The first six months, I was visiting and writing poems about them. That was a big surprise. ... I'm not a conventionally religious person.
Lisa Williams
#Poems

[She also made enduring friendships with some of the other Rome Prize winners, and has ongoing collaborative projects with a few of them. Williams wrote a series of poems about the paintings of a painter-winner; one of them might be included with a December exhibit of those paintings. A composer-winner set two of her poems to music, for soprano and a small chamber ensemble, and these were performed at the Yale Summer Festival of Music.] We're trying to work on a larger collaborative project, ... His interpretation of the poems was so uncannily perfect to me. I was bracing myself - maybe it'll be good, maybe it'll be bad - and it was amazing. It was much better than I expected.
Lisa Williams
#Projects

I enjoyed everything slowing down. It is a more intensified existence. ... Of course, I wasn't working, so I was able to indulge in a more intensified existence. It was la bella vita.
Lisa Williams
#Existence

We all want to go home. But it don't make no sense to rush. We don't know what to do.
Lisa Williams
#Home

Jay Wright's poetry is lyrical, musically intense, and imagistically vivid.
Lisa Williams
#Poetry

With her size, she will probably be a point guard. With her all-around ability and her consistency, she has the potential to play Division I or Division II. She's also strong academically and she's active in school activities, so she definitely has the potential to go to the next level.
Lisa Williams
#Ability

We're trying to work on a larger collaborative project. His interpretation of the poems was so uncannily perfect to me. I was bracing myself - maybe it'll be good, maybe it'll be bad - and it was amazing. It was much better than I expected.
Lisa Williams
#Poems

He left my brother in the middle of the street and took off. He had to drive past his body to drive away.
Lisa Williams
#Body

I don't view this as an issue of morality.
Lisa Williams
#Morality

It was a good opportunity at the right time.
Lisa Williams
#Opportunity

I have four children and I am absolutely terrified that my kids are going to run out in the street and some speeding car is going to come bombing down or up the hill and not see my kids.
Lisa Williams
#Children

Folks have been trying to figure out easy ways of doing this,
Lisa Williams
#Trying