Quotes by: Edith Piaf

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Édith Piaf
Piaf in 1962
Born Édith Giovanna Gassion
(1915-12-19)19 December 1915
Belleville, Paris
Died 10 October 1963(1963-10-10) (aged 47)
Plascassier, Grasse, France
Other names La Môme Piaf
(The Little Sparrow)
Occupation
French cabaret singer songwriter actress
Musical career
Genres
Cabaret Torch songs Chanson Musical theatre
Instruments Voice
Years active 1935–1963
Labels
Pathé, Pathé-Marconi Capitol/EMI (US and Canada) Parlophone/WEA (2013–present)
Associated acts
Théo Sarapo Jacques Pills Yves Montand Charles Aznavour Les Compagnons de la chanson

As far as I'm concerned, love means fighting, big fat lies, and a couple of slaps across the face.
Edith Piaf
I've always wanted to sing, just as I've always known that one day I would have my own niche in the annals of song. It was a feeling I had.
Edith Piaf
To be successful in my native France, where people speak the same language and understand me, is nothing.
Edith Piaf
Tell me what you'd like to hear me sing. I'll sing whatever you like, after which I'll take up a collection, if you don't mind.
Edith Piaf
To sing is to bring to life; impossible if the words are mediocre, however good the music.
Edith Piaf
I'd like to see one person - just one - who would own up to having been a coward.
Edith Piaf
If God has allowed me to earn so much money, it is because He knows I give it all away.
Edith Piaf
I've been thinking about Jesus. Don't you find it a bit strange that, since He was living with His family and all, He up and left them just when they needed him most?
Edith Piaf
Singing is a way of escaping. It's another world. I'm no longer on earth.
Edith Piaf
Money? How did I lose it? I never did lose it. I just never knew where it went.
Edith Piaf
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