Andrea Bocelli 1

When I began singing, it was the first time I was happy in my life. As a baby, I would stop crying when I heard a great singer.
Andrea Bocelli

An opera singer is like an athlete before a match. An athlete cannot overdo anything. In order to perform at the highest possible level, you need to refrain from activities so as to be able to express this power.
Andrea Bocelli

I began when I was a child, because I was born and grew up in a little village. And many people ride the horses. So, it was a big – it has been a big passion for me.
Andrea Bocelli

I consider the voice a gift from the heavens, and as all the gifts from the heavens, they must be used, but the minute that the heavens call it back then of course I will stop.
Andrea Bocelli

A career is like a house: it’s made of many bricks, and each brick has the same value, because without any one of them, the house would collapse.
Andrea Bocelli

If you have a great love of singing, supported by others’ fondness for your voice, then it is worth making every effort, of making every sacrifice, to achieve your goal. A great voice will easily find teachers who are willing to help a struggling young talent, and the ways of the Lord are infinite.
Andrea Bocelli

To sing opera, one needs two things: the voice and the passion – and above all, the passion.
Andrea Bocelli

Apart from a period of crisis during my adolescence, when my voice was changing and I could not tame it – it was like a kicking foal that does not listen to reason – I have always been told I have a pleasant and recognizable voice.
Andrea Bocelli

Popularity gets up people’s noses. But I understand the importance and the function of popular music. There is an artistic purpose. Popular music helps people to develop a curiosity and leads them towards classical music.
Andrea Bocelli

In essence, I set myself the objective of doing what I feel is right without having any ambition.
Andrea Bocelli

What is certain is that singing is not merely modulating a song by means of the voice: we sing and we celebrate the beauty that we can grow and live every day. If you want to sing and give emotions to those who are listening, you must have something to tell through your singing; you have to use singing like an instrument to tell something.
Andrea Bocelli

You can be great only if it is your destiny.
Andrea Bocelli

Destiny has a lot to do with it, but so do you. You have to persevere, you have to insist.
Andrea Bocelli

To be happy when you are travelling, you need to be happy inside before you leave. 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

Living is dangerous. The important thing is to know the limits.
Andrea Bocelli

In my iPod, there are many operas, from A to Z. I have ‘Aida’ and ‘Boheme’ and ‘Butterfly’ and ‘Cavalleria’. My passion is for opera, but when I’m in the car, I listen to everything.
Andrea Bocelli

I like very much to ride horses. I like soccer, I have had a passion for boxing since I was a child, although it would be stupid for me to box.
Andrea Bocelli

Opera singing is in every way of inestimable value; a real heritage for all mankind that has been reached over centuries of studies, attempts, flights of the spirit.
Andrea Bocelli

I like reading… French, Russian classics – Gogol, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Flaubert. I also like Hemingway, Virginia Woolf.
Andrea Bocelli

I’m most impressed by the Russian writers, so I love reading the works of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. Another author who has informed the way I think is the French philosopher, Blaise Pascal.
Andrea Bocelli

I’m quite shy, so I hate seeing my private life splashed over the papers.
Andrea Bocelli

I have had the good fortune of being able to sing with many of the finest voices in the world, and for someone who loves voices as I do, this is an enormous privilege.
Andrea Bocelli

I’ve always known that I was born to sing, ever since I was a child.
Andrea Bocelli

I studied to be a lawyer, and after that I did something, obviously, completely different. With change, you learn something. If you do the same thing over and over again, you never learn anything.
Andrea Bocelli

Listen to what others tell you about your voice. If you’re only singing to please yourself, you might as well just sing under the shower. But if you’re singing for others, you are reliant on them to ask you to sing.
Andrea Bocelli

I am honored I have performed ‘Quizas Quizas Quizas’ with Jennifer Lopez, an eclectic artist who thanks to the charismatic power of her voice and to her soft sensuality, has managed to make this song particularly convincing.
Andrea Bocelli

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