Zitat des Tages von Lata Mangeshkar:
I believe in one power, and that is the hand of God. I respect all religions.
There are so many songs that I could not sing the way I wanted to. When such songs come on television or radio, I shut them off or leave the room.
When I started out, there was so much work that I couldn't think of doing anything else. I would go for recordings by 8.30 A.M., that, too, in trains. I used to come home at night. I was travelling alone everywhere.
I feel I am a little unfit for the kind of music that is being made today. There is a big difference between what I sang earlier and what is being made now. I am not saying this music is bad, but there are too many beats.
My father passed away in 1942, and three-four months after his death, I had to start working. There was a responsibility on my shoulders to run the household. It was my duty as the eldest child in the house.
I wish I had given more time to learning classical singing.
As a singer, you have to bring the soul to the song.
I wouldn't let a biopic be made on me. That's because I don't believe in them. I don't like them.
I feel God has sent me to Earth to sing. I started singing when I was five, but I don't think I've worked as hard as many other people.
For me, awards are a token of respect that people are giving me. So no matter how many awards I am receiving, I always feel emotional.
The privileged classes today are bothered about petrol and diesel prices while the poor can't afford two meals a day. I am a very small person, but I want us to think beyond personal and regional interests.
Nowadays, there are seven music directors in one film. I had never heard of such a thing before. If one of our old music directors was told to share a score with others, he would have left the assignment.
I really liked Kishore Kumar. He had a virile man's voice, and he was truly versatile.