Love is so much better when you’re not married.
I prepare myself for rehearsals like I would for marriage.
I cannot switch my voice. My voice is not like an elevator going up and down.
On stage, I am in the dark.
I don’t know what happens to me on stage. Something else seems to take over.
I was always too mature for my age – and not very happy. I had no young friends. I wish I could go back to those days. If I could only live it all again, how I would play and enjoy other girls. What a fool I was.
It’s a terrible thing to go through life thinking that you have a rock on your side when you haven’t.
I would like to be Maria, but there is La Callas who demands that I carry myself with her dignity.
First I lost my voice, then I lost my figure and then I lost Onassis.
I don’t need the money, dear. I work for art.
If I have stepped on some people at times because I am at the top, it couldn’t be helped. What should I do if someone gets hurt… retire?
You are born an artist or you are not. And you stay an artist, dear, even if your voice is less of a fireworks. The artist is always there.
When my enemies stop hissing, I shall know I’m slipping.
There must be a law against forcing children to perform at an early age. Children should have a wonderful childhood. They should not be given too much responsibility.
Good teachers make the best of a pupil’s means; great teachers foresee a pupil’s ends.