I do believe that if you haven't learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.
When you want something very dearly, you make the time.
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.
It's nice to look good, but the most important thing is to be you.
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.
For my convalescence, I had to exercise my voice only with vowels. It is a medical rule after a long loss of voice.
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.
Every time I would open my mouth to sing, everybody was paying attention to me. It became a habit.
When I was singing, everybody liked me.
Once I was condemned to three months' absolute silence. As I could not speak, I wrote a book.
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.
The idea of the European community is never face a war again.
When I was very young I was the ugly duckling. I had a lot of complexes. My sister was wonderful and I was nothing.
When I started to work with UNICEF, it was a new way of giving some love and care to the world.
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.
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.
UNICEF has made the most rewarding thing that I have ever done in my life.
My friends gave me the first songs which was the first food in my soul for me.
I always try to see things with children's eyes. Are they happy? Sad? What do they need? Everywhere I went, I realized that children are society's victims ... We have a duty to speak to political leaders, to influence people to give these children a better future.
I was born a singer. I need to do that.
I grew up thinking that singing was my security.
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.
With my songs I tried to prove that there is love.
I thought it was respectful to each country to sing in their language.
All children are my children.
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