"It's very much like opera singers. They do the same thing. The first thing in the morning and the last thing at night, the thing they think about is their voice and how to take care of it."
"Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day."Johnny Mathis on Dalai Lama
"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."Johnny Mathis on Marcus Aurelius
"Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening."Johnny Mathis on Mahatma Gandhi
"If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first."Johnny Mathis on Mark Twain
"Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it."Johnny Mathis on Kevyn Aucoin
"I also met, early on Ella Fitzgerald. Her songbooks are some of the most amazing bodies of work."
"Sometimes being famous gets in the way of doing what you want to do."
"I think there are a lot of people who really want to be famous, they really do. I don't. It sort of gets in the way of the everyday things that I do."