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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.
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Don't talk to me about rules, dear. Wherever I stay I make the goddam rules.
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First I lost my voice, then I lost my figure and then I lost Onassis.
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Good teachers make the best of a pupil's means; great teachers foresee a pupil's ends.
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I am not an angel and do not pretend to be. That is not one of my roles. But I am not the devil either. I am a woman and a serious artist, and I would like so to be judged.
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I cannot switch my voice. My voice is not like an elevator going up and down.
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I don't know what happens to me on stage. Something else seems to take over.
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I don't need the money, dear. I work for art.
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I prepare myself for rehearsals like I would for marriage.
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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.
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I would like to be Maria, but there is La Callas who demands that I carry myself with her dignity.
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I would not kill my enemies, but I will make them get down on their knees. I will, I can, I must.
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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?
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It is like comparing champagne with cognac. No - with Coca-Cola.
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It's a terrible thing to go through life thinking that you have a rock on your side when you haven't.
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Love is so much better when you're not married.
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On stage, I am in the dark.
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Real friends are very special, but you have to be careful because sometimes you have a friend and you think they are made of rock, then suddenly you realise they're only made of sand. It's a terrible thing to go through life thinking that you have a rock on your side when you haven't.
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That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers: good teachers make the best of a pupil's means; great teachers foresee a pupil's ends.
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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.
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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.
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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 the point.
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When my enemies stop hissing, I shall know I'm slipping.
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Women are not pals enough with men, so we must make ourselves indispensable. After all, we have the greatest weapon in our hands by just being women.
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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.
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