Maria Callas Quotes

Who is Maria Callas?

Maria Callas, born Sophie Cecilia Kalos, was an American-born Greek soprano.

Born December 02, 1923
Died September 16, 1977

Books by Maria Callas


Best 7 Quotes by 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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“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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