+ I like being onstage, but when it comes to show
business itself and the pirates that run it, no,
I don't like it at all.
+ I think the rich are too rich and the poor are
+ I demand perfection in what I do and I practice
very hard before I give a concert.. sometimes
three to six hours a day.
+ My anger was fire and I was pushing that all
that time, but I'm not angry now. I'm philosophical,
and I am happy where I am because I can't change
the world. I'm getting older and I have no business
being out there preaching like I did.
+ She was tempestuous. She was a complete one-of-a-kind
and she studied her music more than anyone else
in her generation. She could make the rules and
break them whenever she pleased, and the world
would listen because she was Callas. (talking
of Maria Callas)
+ To most white people, jazz means black and jazz
means dirt and that's not what I play. I play
black classical music.