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Nana Mouskouri Quotes

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When I was singing, everybody liked me.
- Nana Mouskouri

It's nice to look good, but the most important thing is to be you.
- Nana Mouskouri

UNICEF has made the most rewarding thing that I have ever done in my life.
- Nana Mouskouri

With my songs I tried to prove that there is love.
- Nana Mouskouri

 

When you want something very dearly,
you make the time.
- Nana Mouskouri

I think sometimes you are born with a song.
- Nana Mouskouri

My friends gave me the first songs which was the first food in my soul for me.
- Nana Mouskouri

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The idea of the European community is never face a war again.
- Nana Mouskouri

I grew up thinking that singing was my security.
- Nana Mouskouri

I was born a singer.
I need to do that.
- Nana Mouskouri

I thought it was respectful to each country to sing in their language.
- Nana Mouskouri

When I was very young I was the ugly duckling.
I had a lot of complexes.
My sister was wonderful and I was nothing.
- Nana Mouskouri

Wherever you turn, there is always something wrong with the politicians.
They have everything they need to save the world,
and they don't save it.
- Nana Mouskouri

There were wonderful moments when I was singing for
the first time in the Olympia Theatre and I was pregnant with my son,
which was very, very strange for a singer.
- Nana Mouskouri

The Berlin Wall go down, that was the most wonderful thing that could happen,
absolutely.
I celebrated with everybody in Berlin that day when the Wall was down.
- Nana Mouskouri

When I heard his first songs, Dylan was answering certain
questions that I had all my life been asking myself.
- Nana Mouskouri

When I started to work with UNICEF, it was a new way
of giving some love and care to the world.
- Nana Mouskouri

I do believe that if you haven't learnt about sadness,
you cannot appreciate happiness.
- Nana Mouskouri

My energy to sing, I get it from my singing.
Singing was not a reason to make a living.
This is the only thing I wanted to do.
- Nana Mouskouri

I left the table where there were important people
and had lunch with my husband and a few friends.
The reception was organised in my honour,
so it was rather amusing.
- Nana Mouskouri

Every time I would open my mouth to sing,
everybody was paying attention to me.
It became a habit.
- Nana Mouskouri

How you looked was not important.
It was what you did and how you did it.
Decide to do it and then do it the best way you can.
- Nana Mouskouri

Once I was condemned to three months' absolute silence.
As I could not speak, I wrote a book.
- Nana Mouskouri

If I was sad or afraid, I would sit in a corner and sing.
If I was happy I would jump into the middle of the room and sing.
It was how I expressed my emotions.
- Nana Mouskouri

The secret is to cook the aubergines the day before
and let them dry of all the oil they drank in cooking.
When you cook aubergine, they eat a lot of oil.
It can be very heavy.
- Nana Mouskouri

One of the most wonderful memories in my life was when
I sang at the Opera House in Sydney.
I will never forget that.
It is one of the most beautiful Houses I have ever sung in my life.
- Nana Mouskouri

For my convalescence, I had to exercise my voice only with vowels.
It is a medical rule after a long loss of voice.
- Nana Mouskouri

I like to cook, but mostly Greek.
When I am confused or tired, I think about what I can cook.
It takes you away from everything, as you are thinking only of your dish.
- Nana Mouskouri

If I keep a green bough in my heart the singing bird will come.
- Chinese proverb

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness -
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
- Omar Khayyam

Drop guilt! - because to be guilty is to live in hell.
Not being guilty, you will have the freshness
of dewdrops in the early morning sun,
you will have the freshness of lotus petals in the lake,
you will have the freshness of the stars in the night.
Once guilt disappears you will have
a totally different kind of life, luminous and radiant.
You will have a dance to your feet
and your heart will be singing a thousand and one songs.
- Osho

For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation.
It gets the hurt out in the open into the light,
out of the darkness.
- Reba McEntire

I remember when the candle shop burned down.
Everyone stood around singing 'Happy Birthday.'
- Steven Wright

Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh,
how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade.
- Rudyard Kipling

The only thing better than singing is more singing.
- Ella Fitzgerald

Hopefully I'll be successful with the singing,
but there are so many other things I want to do,
like acting.
I'll do them one at a time first!
- Katie Price

There has always been a feeling with people that they
love my singing but not always the choice of material.
- Alison Moyet

When I was singing Jamie's Cryin', people were going
out of their mind because it was the first time they got to see Eddie,
Michael and Alex play those songs.
That was a thrill.
- Gary Cherone

Well, as an artist, I think that Elvis's generosity
to me he always talked very highly about me,
he always spoke very highly about my work and singing and my writing.
- Jackie DeShannon

I don't want the giant ego.
I don't want to become Kevin Costner,
singing on the soundtrack to The Postman.
- Joss Whedon

What comprises good performance? The ability through
singing or playing to make the ear conscious of the
true content and affect of a composition.
- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Singing in Gaelic is very, very natural to do.
I think lends itself very much so to being sung.
- Enya

I came out singing, the doctor slapped me on the head,
and I started singing.
- Keith David

I really enjoy singing and I really enjoy acting,
but singing I've been doing since I was really young.
- Lindsay Lohan

When I lost the use of my hi-hat and bass drum legs,
I became basically a singer.
I was a drummer who did a bit of singing,
and then I became a singer who did a bit of percussion.
- Robert Wyatt

I'm singing what I want to sing based on the emotion
of what that day feels like.
That's what comes out of my mouth and guitar.
That impacts people.
They know anything can happen.
- John Mayer

I hear the singing of the lives of women.
They clear mystery, the offering, and pride.
- Muriel Rukeyser

Singing and being truthful to a song...
I've developed that skill, and I know how to do that real instinctively,
that's all I've been doing for the last 25 years.
- Taylor Dane

Singing as a full-time job was not something I had
given a lot of thought to and I had no clear notion
of the money to be made in it.
- Charley Pride

Children frequently sing meaningful phrases to themselves
over and over again before they learn to make a distinction
between singing and saying.
- David Antin

Half the battle is selling music, not singing it.
It's the image, not what you sing.
- Rod Stewart

My singing is my hobby.
It's me and my brother.
We just enjoy writing music.
- Taryn Manning

I'm not a big fan of Robert Plant's lyrics or his singing.
- Chris Robinson

I spent many years laughing at Harry Secombe's singing
until somebody told me that it wasn't a joke.
- Spike Milligan

There's the most resistance to an actor singing.
It's like I'm being disloyal to my industry.
- Kevin Bacon

Well, over the years, I've developed a stable of songs
of which I'm known for and never get tired of singing.
- Joe Cocker

Justin Timberlake is terrific in this film.
I told him it's time to stop singing.
- Bruce Willis

Again, I say I will be glad to tell what songs I have ever sung,
because singing is my business.
- Pete Seeger

It was an experience being on a Beatles tour.
They weren't very good.
The singing was great, but the playing was a bit weak.
- Robin Trower

The history of all big jazz bands shows was,
first they played for dancing, and then they played for singing.
- Norman Granz

An album is such a personal thing.
It's something I always wanted to do.
It's me doing me, singing as me.
- Danny Aiello

It is difficult to produce a television documentary
that is both incisive and probing when every twelve
minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits
singing about toilet paper.
- Rod Serling

You know, Neil Young is singing Rock n' roll will never die,
and Neil never rocked and rolled in his life.
I mean, he rocked, but he didn't roll.
He has got no swing in him.
- Joni Mitchell

Now my music is kind of pop-rock, right? If I'm 25 and singing still,
I don't want to be singing music like that.
- Hilary Duff

When I became 16 I started thinking seriously about singing.
- Tommy Shaw

I am working on my nightclub act, definitely want to do more singing.
- Keith David

The modern Little Red Riding Hood, reared on singing commercials,
has no objection to being eaten by the wolf.
- Marshall McLuhan

I would be happy at a piano bar, singing.
I just want to home in on being the best singer I can be.
- Debby Boone

I find singing some of Foreigner's older songs are
a little reckless and not exactly who I am now.
- Lou Gramm


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