Andrea Bocelli

All that counts in life is intention.
Andrea Bocelli

Singing provides a true sense of lightheartedness. If I sing when I am alone, I feel wonderful. It’s freedom.
Andrea Bocelli

Fatherhood is a very natural thing; it’s not something that shakes up my life but rather it enriches it.
Andrea Bocelli

My life experience has taught me nothing happens by chance. Even the idea of the ball in a roulette game: it’s not chance it ends up in a certain place. It’s forces that are at play.
Andrea Bocelli

For me, riding a two-wheeler bike was very risky. Counting the pedal strokes before turning a corner and learning to hear the sounds coming from buildings, grass and the climbing frame made all the difference to basic survival and ensured that I didn’t end up head-first in the sandpit.
Andrea Bocelli

‘Passione’ is a selection of the music moments that have accompanied my youth; a collection of cherished memories, of moments, of fleeting emotions, of sleepless nights.
Andrea Bocelli

In preparing my thesis, I have had the pleasure of collecting testimonies from colleagues such as Placido Domingo but also from singing teachers and musicologists. The entire course of study has confirmed what I already thought, that the value and meaning of opera singing, at the beginning of the third millennium, remain intact.
Andrea Bocelli

Probably the first time I left Italy was to travel by train to Lourdes. I went with my mother and my grandmother – who was a very religious person – so it was a pilgrimage of sorts. I remember it as a very intense, but beautiful experience.
Andrea Bocelli

It’s important for me who is at the table with me; the moment when everyone speaks to each other and everyone listens. If there’s good food, it’s much better.
Andrea Bocelli

It’s very important for me to try to relax when I’m travelling, and playing my flute helps me to unwind.
Andrea Bocelli

I also always carry my flute. It’s very important for me to try to relax when I’m travelling, and playing my flute helps me to unwind.
Andrea Bocelli

Opera is complex for those who perform it, but also for those who listen to it. It takes more time, more patience and more spirit of sacrifice. All this is well worth it because opera offers such deep sensations that they will remain in a heart for a lifetime.
Andrea Bocelli

Even in the most beautiful music there are some silences, which are there so we can witness the importance of silence.
Andrea Bocelli

To sing a duet together means sharing with someone both the pleasure and the responsibility of making music for an audience which is there to feel enjoyment through music.
Andrea Bocelli

Some of us are born with a weakness for music. As a baby, music would stop whatever thought I was having. If I was worried, it would stop me worrying; if I was crying, it would stop me crying. Music was a healing thing for me.
Andrea Bocelli

Stage fright is my worst problem. A voice is very intimate. It’s something of your own. So there’s always this fear, because you feel naked. There’s a fear of not reaching up to expectations.
Andrea Bocelli

Music is able to make a person dream. When you dream, you dream of something good, something beautiful, and when you dream, you always dream of yourself better than you are.
Andrea Bocelli

All that counts in life is intention.
Andrea Bocelli

I have trouble with modern art. But in general, all art forms fascinate me – art is the way human beings express what we can’t say in words.
Andrea Bocelli

A voice is very intimate. It’s something of your own. So there’s always this fear, because you feel naked. There’s a fear of not reaching up to expectations. As you become more famous, people come and expect to hear something extraordinary, so you don’t want to disappoint them. I feel this sense of responsibility.
Andrea Bocelli

I like to windsurf and ski, and most of all I love to ride horses. The wilder and faster the better! If I’m presented with a fast horse or a fast boat, I still get that shiver of excitement and I cannot resist. Luckily I never seem to have any accidents, and thank God for that.
Andrea Bocelli

I have to face life with a newly found passion. I must rediscover the irresistible will to learn, to live and to love.
Andrea Bocelli

I don’t have an extraordinary degree of self-confidence, but I know the gift I have been given from God, and I try to share it with as many people as possible.
Andrea Bocelli

I don’t know if One Direction will stand the test of time. I have a niece who goes crazy for them. But the only way to judge art is to wait and see if it becomes evergreen. This takes a bit of time. Adele is a very good musician and I’d like to sing with her. But, again, time will tell if her music will become evergreen.
Andrea Bocelli

I don’t like crying. 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

I was a daredevil before, and after I lost my sight I was the same. I loved riding bikes, scooters and horses. I even learned to box. Muhammad Ali is my hero.
Andrea Bocelli

I don’t have an extraordinary degree of self-confidence, but I know the gift I have been given from God and I try to share it with as many people as possible. Having a great voice is not a merit. I don’t think it is a merit.
Andrea Bocelli
God, Great, Voice

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