Andrea Bocelli Quotes

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'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

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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

A country that has really resonated with me and I was really impressed with was Israel. I found that the whole country had a very special atmosphere. I was there to perform, but it was one of the few places that I've visited over the years that I had some free time to explore, and I was hugely impressed by all the religious history there.

Andrea Bocelli

A love song must respect the canons of music beauty, entering the fibers of those who are listening. It must make them dream and pleasantly introduce them to the universe of love.

Andrea Bocelli

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

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

All that counts in life is intention.

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

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

Because I practice often with my children at home.

Andrea Bocelli

Because, in opera, I have to sing for people that are very far from me, instead of, when I sing a song, I try to imagine to sing like in an ear of a child.

Andrea Bocelli

Criticism in good faith is good. When it's targeted solely to destruction, I'm not interested.

Andrea Bocelli

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

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

Every audience has its character; I like America - they love me. I suffer from stage fright, but in America not so much.

Andrea Bocelli

Faith has a role to play in life. It is not related to success. It is the other way round. Success is related to faith. Faith comes first.

Andrea Bocelli

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

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

For me, the most enjoyable type of singing is opera. It allows you to move, to wear a costume... to do something with your body. When singing in concert, you have to stand up in front of the audience, next to the conductor, which is less natural.

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

I always knew I would sing. I just didn't know if I would be successful or not. But I sang at school, I sang at parties, I sang at church. Everyone always asked me to sing. I'd be playing football with my friends, and my parents would ask me to sing for their guests. I was never very happy about that because I wanted to play football.

Andrea Bocelli

I am a very lazy man, so, for me, the dream is to be at home on the chair with my family.

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

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 change the language with which I use my voice. In opera, I know I have an orchestra behind me; I have to communicate to people very far from 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

I did a pop album, 'Sogno,' in 1999. I think it's important to record another pop album because many people love pop music. By this kind of repertoire, some people can later discover classical music.

Andrea Bocelli

I do not think anyone can ever do anything without the help and will of God.

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

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 being called 'macho.' Macho basically means stupid and a real Italian man is not macho, he's smart. That's smart in both senses: elegant and clever.

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 first started playing in piano bars for three reasons - to make money, to be in the company of my friends - and also to hook up with young girls. I always knew, even before I played in piano bars, about the effect of my voice.

Andrea Bocelli

I have a European frame of mind and Europe is my home.

Andrea Bocelli

I have always felt an excellent rapport ever since my very first concert in Britain at Hampton Court. I have always felt understood. The British understand opera very well.

Andrea Bocelli

I have always loved music and singing, and I am open to listen to any type of music. Regardless of my mood, my heart is always set racing when I listen to opera. When I decide which music I want to hear, my choice is almost invariably an opera recording.

Andrea Bocelli

I have always tried to perform the music I love, and I think I am lucky because my preferences are often the ones of the public.

Andrea Bocelli

I have big, big stage fright.

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 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 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

I know that my passion is for opera, but sometimes I like also to sing songs, because there are many beautiful melodies.

Andrea Bocelli

I like reading... French, Russian classics - Gogol, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Flaubert. I also like Hemingway, Virginia Woolf.

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 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

I live for my children, so my number one rule is I won't go away from home for more than two weeks.

Andrea Bocelli

I love eating shabu-shabu in Japan - a kind of beef hotpot. But if you're talking about authentic, traditional food, then Italian cooking is one of the best in the world.

Andrea Bocelli

I loved playing football. In this particular match the ball happened to hit my right eye, the only one which I could see light and colour with.

Andrea Bocelli

I loved riding bikes and horses. I was eight when I started having lessons, and when my father bought me my own horse I couldn't wait to go off on my own.

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