I found many good quotes but here are my six favourite one liners from the queen of the Soprano range Birgit Nilsson.
- Mini Bio
- Name: Birgit Nilsson
- Born: 17th May 1918, Västra Karup, Skåne, Sweden
- Died: 25th December 2005, Bjärlöv, Skåne, Sweden
- Occupation: Soprano operatic singer
- Famous for: Her mastery of Wagner and wearing Valkyrie's helmet and breastplate
- Shock event: Her ability to negotiate her own contracts better than her all her contemporaries and her robust tongue lashing of the worlds most famous conductors
"I sang before I could walk; I sang even in my dreams"
"The best teacher is the stage; You walk out onto it, and you have to learn to project"
"Isolde made me famous. Turandot made me rich"
"I do nothing special; I don't smoke, I drink a little wine and beer, I was born with the right set of parents"
"I've always tried to remember what my mother used to tell me; Stay close to the earth. Then when you fall down, it won't hurt so much"
"I just close my eyes and think of Placido Domingo"