Yasmin Aga Khan Quotes

I came to New York after Bennington College and trained as a singer. I lived on the West Side and I went to my voice lessons. That was a wonderful part of my life and I really thought that I could go somewhere with my voice.

Yasmin Aga Khan

She was just the most wonderful mother. She loved working with Fred Astaire – she would talk about working with him.

Yasmin Aga Khan

My son Andrew was an extraordinary young man, loved and admired by all who knew him. His accidental death is a terrible tragedy.

Yasmin Aga Khan

When I went to university, I was a music major. Timpani was my specialty, and voice.

Yasmin Aga Khan

Frank Sinatra was a popular star, but he was always so sweet and friendly to me that I was excited just to be next to him.

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I knew she was famous, but she was my mom, a regular mom.

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I was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, and we lived there for three to five years – with my mother and father. And then they divorced and she came back to America.

Yasmin Aga Khan

They can become very irritated. They can become very aggressive. Not all Alzheimer’s patients are that way, but many are. My mother was very difficult. She had extreme mood changes and would become fearful.

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The Alzheimer’s Association in the United States, founded by Jerome Stone, they found me because they had heard rumours that my mom was diagnosed. Jerry said, ‘We’re a small family group, and we would like to know if you’d like to join us and to spread the word about this disease.’ I said, ‘Absolutely.’

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I was going to go to Europe to study, and that’s when my mother’s disease heightened, and it was really necessary that I step in. Then I said, okay, this is more important than my career in music.

Yasmin Aga Khan

In my early teens I wasn’t allowed to go out on dates, but could have my boyfriends and girlfriends over to the house.

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I would visit my father and spend the summers with him in the south of France.

Yasmin Aga Khan

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