Andrea Bocelli 2

I’ve always been on the side of science that tries to help man. I play an active part with the foundations I’m involved in. Science gives hope. If it were offered to me? Never say never. But I wouldn’t kill or steal to have my sight. My blindness doesn’t define my life.
Andrea Bocelli

Faith has a role to play in life. It is not related to success. It is the other way round. Success is related to faith. Faith comes first.
Andrea Bocelli

Every audience has its character; I like America – they love me. I suffer from stage fright, but in America not so much.
Andrea Bocelli
Love, Character, America
When you’re on stage singing, you’re naked. Your voice is something very intimate, and that’s why I’m scared every time before I perform. It doesn’t matter if I’m singing for a king or a queen or the Pope, it’s enough to be in front of anybody. I suffer, but I can’t do anything about it.
Andrea Bocelli

I don’t like being called ‘macho.’ Macho basically means stupid and a real Italian man is not macho, he’s smart. That’s smart in both senses: elegant and clever.
Andrea Bocelli

I’m a country boy, and we’re the product of our upbringing. As a boy, I was told that men don’t cry.
Andrea Bocelli

Criticism in good faith is good. When it’s targeted solely to destruction, I’m not interested.
Andrea Bocelli

A positive frame of mind will definitely enhance your travelling experience. If I’m not in a positive frame of mind then the whole thing definitely becomes more of a challenge for me.
Andrea Bocelli

Success is related to faith. Faith comes first.
Andrea Bocelli

The voice is something very mysterious. It’s difficult to say what is inside a voice that moves people.
Andrea Bocelli

To sing a song is like whispering to a child’s ear. It is an art heavily relying on improvisation.
Andrea Bocelli

When I get on stage, my first goal is not to show my expertise, but on the contrary, to give a bit of happiness, of joy, of cheerfulness. I am firmly convinced that in order to sing well, you must love your neighbor and be passionate about life.
Andrea Bocelli

I loved riding bikes and horses. I was eight when I started having lessons, and when my father bought me my own horse I couldn’t wait to go off on my own.
Andrea Bocelli

People are often quite surprised by the sport and leisure activities practised by the blind. For example, tandem cycling is very popular.
Andrea Bocelli

Some years ago I gave a concert in the mountains with snow all around, and that was much colder.
Andrea Bocelli

Because, in opera, I have to sing for people that are very far from me, instead of, when I sing a song, I try to imagine to sing like in an ear of a child.
Andrea Bocelli

I was an agnostic until I realized that I had to choose between God and fate. The idea that humanity and nature are the result of fate was not convincing at all. I find the presence of God everywhere.
Andrea Bocelli

The activity of a singer that sings opera is similar to that of an athlete.
Andrea Bocelli

When I was very young, I started trying to sing like the great tenor Mario Lanza; my family used to play his records. We all learn best by imitating others.
Andrea Bocelli

I have always loved music and singing, and I am open to listen to any type of music. Regardless of my mood, my heart is always set racing when I listen to opera. When I decide which music I want to hear, my choice is almost invariably an opera recording.
Andrea Bocelli

Stage fright is my worst problem.
Andrea Bocelli

A love song must respect the canons of music beauty, entering the fibers of those who are listening. It must make them dream and pleasantly introduce them to the universe of love.
Andrea Bocelli

A country that has really resonated with me and I was really impressed with was Israel. I found that the whole country had a very special atmosphere. I was there to perform, but it was one of the few places that I’ve visited over the years that I had some free time to explore, and I was hugely impressed by all the religious history there.
Andrea Bocelli

I’ve been to almost every country in the world, and the most frustrating thing for me has been that my schedule has always been so busy that there’s so little time before and after performances to explore where I’m visiting.
Andrea Bocelli

I speak to God every day.
Andrea Bocelli

I did a pop album, ‘Sogno,’ in 1999. I think it’s important to record another pop album because many people love pop music. By this kind of repertoire, some people can later discover classical music.
Andrea Bocelli

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