Quotations by Nana Mouskouri

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Born: Saturday, October 13, 1934
Profession: Musician
Nationality: Greek


Every time I would open my mouth to sing, everybody was paying attention to me. It became a habit.
- Nana Mouskouri
(Keywords: Time, Habit, Attention, Open)

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
(Keywords: Medical, Exercise, Loss, Voice)

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

I do believe that if you haven't learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.
- Nana Mouskouri
(Keywords: Happiness, Sadness)

I grew up thinking that singing was my security.
- Nana Mouskouri
(Keywords: Security, Singing, Thinking)

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
(Keywords: Husband, People, Friends)

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
(Keywords: Thinking)

I think sometimes you are born with a song.
- Nana Mouskouri
(Keywords: Song)

I thought it was respectful to each country to sing in their language.
- Nana Mouskouri
(Keywords: Thought, Country, Language)

I was born a singer. I need to do that.
- 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
(Keywords: Emotions)

It's nice to look good, but the most important thing is to be you.
- 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
(Keywords: Energy, Living, Reason, Singing)

My friends gave me the first songs which was the first food in my soul for me.
- Nana Mouskouri
(Keywords: Food, Soul, First, Friends, Songs)

Once I was condemned to three months' absolute silence. As I could not speak, I wrote a book.
- Nana Mouskouri
(Keywords: Months, Silence)

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
(Keywords: Life, Forget, Houses, Memories, Opera, Will)

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
(Keywords: Day)

The idea of the European community is never face a war again.
- Nana Mouskouri
(Keywords: War, Idea, Community)

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
(Keywords: Cooking, Day, Oil)

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
(Keywords: Time, Son, First, Moments, Singing, Theatre)

UNICEF has made the most rewarding thing that I have ever done in my life.
- Nana Mouskouri
(Keywords: Life)

When I heard his first songs, Dylan was answering certain questions that I had all my life been asking myself.
- Nana Mouskouri
(Keywords: Life, First, Questions, Songs)

When I started to work with UNICEF, it was a new way of giving some love and care to the world.
- Nana Mouskouri
(Keywords: Love, Work, Care, Giving, World)

When I was singing, everybody liked me.
- Nana Mouskouri
(Keywords: Singing)

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
(Keywords: Sister, Nothing, Ugly)

When you want something very dearly, you make the time.
- Nana Mouskouri
(Keywords: Time, Want)

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
(Keywords: Politicians, World, Wrong)

With my songs I tried to prove that there is love.
- Nana Mouskouri
(Keywords: Love, Songs)







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