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Edith Piaf

  • For me, singing is a way of escaping. It's another world. I'm no longer on earth.

    • Edith Piaf,
    • in Simone Berteaut, Piaf ()
  • I always thought my days spent in darkness [as a child she had cataracts and was unable to see for nearly four years] gave me a very special sensitivity. Much later, when I really wanted to hear, really 'see' a song, I'd close my eyes, and when I wanted to bring it out of the very depths of myself, out of my guts, out of my belly, when the song had to come from far away, I'd close my eyes.

    • Edith Piaf,
    • in Simone Berteaut, Piaf ()
  • .. I don't lie; I improve on my life.

    • Edith Piaf,
    • in Simone Berteaut, Piaf ()
  • My conservatory is in the streets. My intelligence is instinct.

    • Edith Piaf,
    • in Simone Berteaut, Piaf ()
  • Performers and their public should never meet. Once the curtain comes down, the performer should fly away like a magician's dove.

    • Edith Piaf,
    • in Simone Berteaut, Piaf ()
  • Drugs are a carnival in hell.

    • Edith Piaf,
    • in Simone Berteaut, Piaf ()
  • ... I want to die young. I think it's awful to get old, and sickness is ugly ...

    • Edith Piaf,
    • in Simone Berteaut, Piaf ()
  • I can die now, I've lived twice!

    • Edith Piaf,
    • 1963, in Simone Berteaut, Piaf ()
  • I can die now. I've lived twice.

    • Edith Piaf,
    • in Laura Ward, ed., Famous Last Words ()

Edith Piaf, French singer

(1915 - 1963)

Real name: Edith Giovanna Gassion.