The voice of Fairuz embodies
love, I include in the word "love": nostalgia, sublimation, remorse,
pardon, seduction, innocence, repression, goodness, prayer and desire.
Other sang love more than Fairuz did, but each of her songs intrinsically
Her voice inspires internal communication of which no tiny particle is
squandered on superficiality.
Every time a person falls in love he thinks he is the first to know love. Every
you listen to Fairuz you feel that her voice was just born for you.
In my estranged country her voice was my only friend.
Allot was said to explain my love for the voice of Fairuz except the truth. the
truth is that I sense in it more than a mere magical dimension: sometimes I
sense a frightened child in need of help, some other times I see the most
beautiful woman: the imaginary woman.
That child is our childhood, that woman is our dream.
What I failed to find in mankind I found in a voice.
The voice of Fairuz is the revenge I take for that big lie we call life.
Ounsi El Hage (1981).