Pietro Mascagni quotes

  • I was in New York, miserable because I was working supper clubs but I wasn't expressing myself. I was really unhappy with my life. I saw Max Roach again and he told me I didn't have to do things like that. He made me an honest woman on the stage. I have been performing in that tradition since. I feel that I'm a serious performer now whereas then I wanted to be but I didn't know how.

  • My heart and soul are in the Stratocaster

  • Modern conquerors can kill, but do not seem to be able to create. Artists know how to create but cannot really kill. Murderers are only very exceptionally found among artists.

  • I have grown used to the fact that public repentance is the most unacceptable option for the modern politician.

  • Everyone understands that in a modern economy - transparency, accountability, a working justice system are part of having a functioning, modern society.

  • The self is the modern substitute for the soul.

  • Celebrities and 'famous' people are just regular folks. I know, it's a shocking and potentially dangerous statement.

  • It isn’t only art that is incompatible with happiness, it’s also science. Science is dangerous, we have to keep it most carefully chained and muzzled.

  • Die gefährlichste Weltanschauung ist die Weltanschauung derer, die die Welt nie angeschaut haben. (The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of those who have not viewed the world)

  • There is nothing with which it is so dangerous to take liberties as liberty itself.