About Nana Mouskouri:
Nana Mouskouri is a Greek singer. She was known as "Nána" to her friends and family as a child.
How you looked was not important. It was what you did and how you did it. Decide to do it and then do it the best way you can.
When I was very young I was the ugly duckling. I had a lot of complexes. My sister was wonderful and I was nothing.
When I was singing, everybody liked me.
I grew up thinking that singing was my security.
I thought it was respectful to each country to sing in their language.
I was born a singer. I need to do that.
The Berlin Wall go down, that was the most wonderful thing that could happen, absolutely. I celebrated with everybody in Berlin that day when the Wall was down.
Wherever you turn, there is always something wrong with the politicians. They have everything they need to save the world, and they don't save it.
My energy to sing, I get it from my singing. Singing was not a reason to make a living. This is the only thing I wanted to do.
I like to cook, but mostly Greek. When I am confused or tired, I think about what I can cook. It takes you away from everything, as you are thinking only of your dish.
The secret is to cook the aubergines the day before and let them dry of all the oil they drank in cooking. When you cook aubergine, they eat a lot of oil. It can be very heavy.
I left the table where there were important people and had lunch with my husband and a few friends. The reception was organised in my honour, so it was rather amusing.
Once I was condemned to three months' absolute silence. As I could not speak, I wrote a book.
I think sometimes you are born with a song.
My friends gave me the first songs which was the first food in my soul for me.
I do believe that if you haven't learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.
It's nice to look good, but the most important thing is to be you.
When I heard his first songs, Dylan was answering certain questions that I had all my life been asking myself.
One of the most wonderful memories in my life was when I sang at the Opera House in Sydney. I will never forget that. It is one of the most beautiful Houses I have ever sung in my life.
UNICEF has made the most rewarding thing that I have ever done in my life.