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Maria Callas

Maria Callas (December 2, 1923 September 16, 1977) was a famous and controversial opera singer of the 20th century.
Found 29 thoughts of Maria Callas

Love is so much better when you're not married.

Maria Callas

I would not kill my enemies, but I will make them get down on their knees. I will, I can, I must.

Maria Callas

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.

Maria Callas

I don't know what happens to me on stage. Something else seems to take over.

Maria Callas

I don't need the money, dear. I work for art.

Maria Callas

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.

Maria Callas

On stage, I am in the dark.

Maria Callas

I prepare myself for rehearsals like I would for marriage.

Maria Callas

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.

Maria Callas

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.

Maria Callas

I cannot switch my voice. My voice is not like an elevator going up and down.

Maria Callas

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.

Maria Callas

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?

Maria Callas

My poor sight gives me an advantage. I can't see the people in the audience who are scratching their heads while I am lost in my role and giving everything I have to the drama.

Maria Callas

When my enemies stop hissing, I shall know I'm slipping.

Maria Callas

Don't talk to me about rules, dear. Wherever I stay I make the god dam rules.

Maria Callas

Some say I have a beautiful voice, some say I have not. It is a matter of opinion. All I can say, those who don't like it shouldn't come to hear me.

Maria Callas

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.

Maria Callas

When music fails to agree to the ear, to soothe the ear and the heart and the senses, then it has missed its point.

Maria Callas

You are born an artist or you are not. And you stay an artist, dear, even if your voice is less of a firework. The artist is always there.

Maria Callas

I would like to be Maria, but there is Las Callas who demands that I carry myself with her dignity.

Maria Callas

I will not be sued! I have the voice of an angel!

Maria Callas

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.

Maria Callas

First I lost weight, then I lost my voice, and now I've lost Onassis.

Maria Callas

Don't talk to me about rules, dear. Wherever I stay I make the goddam rules.

Maria Callas
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