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“When music fails to agree to the ear, to soothe the ear and the heart and the senses, then it has missed its point.”
“First I lost weight, then I lost my voice, and now I've lost Onassis.”
“The public is a monster and that is why I am not eager to return to the stage. ”
“To sing is an expression of your being, a being which is becoming.”
“Only when I was singing did I feel loved.”
“Fame is a boomerang.”
“[During fee negotiations for singing in Vienna:] I'm not interested in money, but it must be more than anyone else gets.”
“Only my dogs will not betray me.”
“When my enemies stop hissing, I shall know I'm slipping.”
“An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I've left the opera house. The audience sees only an excerpt.”
Maria Callas, Greek opera singer
(1923 - 1977)
Real name: Maria Anna Sophia Cecilia Kalogeropoulos.