Find the best quotes by Maria Callas.
On stage, I am in the dark.
I cannot switch my voice. My voice is not like an elevator going up and down.
Love is so much better when you’re not married.
I don’t need the money, dear. I work for art.
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…
I prepare myself for rehearsals like I would for marriage.
When my enemies stop hissing, I shall know I’m slipping.
It’s a terrible thing to go through life thinking that you have a rock on your side when you haven’t.
First I lost my voice, then I lost my figure and then I lost Onassis.
Good teachers make the best of a pupil’s means; great teachers foresee a pupil’s ends.
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…
I was always too mature for my age – and not very happy. I had no young friends. I wish I could go back to…
I don’t know what happens to me on stage. Something else seems to take over.
I would like to be Maria, but there is La Callas who demands that I carry myself with her dignity.
When music fails to agree to the ear, to soothe the ear and the heart and the senses, then it has missed the point.
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…
I would not kill my enemies, but I will make them get down on their knees. I will, I can, I must.
Don’t talk to me about rules, dear. Wherever I stay I make the goddam rules.
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.…
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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