Quotes by: Nana Mouskouri

Nana Mouskouri
Nana Mouskouri, 3 June 1966
Background information
Birth name Ιωάννα Μούσχουρη (Ioánna Moúschouri)
Born (1934-10-13) October 13, 1934 (age 82)
Chania, Crete, Greece
Genres Jazz, pop, easy listening, folk, Greek folk, world music, schlager
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1958–2008, 2011–present
Labels Fontana, Polydor, Mercury, Verve, Philips, PolyGram, Universal Music France
Website Universal Music France, Official site

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
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
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 do believe that if you haven't learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.
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
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
Once I was condemned to three months' absolute silence. As I could not speak, I wrote a book.
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 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
When I started to work with UNICEF, it was a new way of giving some love and care to the world.
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
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
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
Every time I would open my mouth to sing, everybody was paying attention to me. It became a habit.
Nana Mouskouri

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