Maria Callas 1923-1977
from The Little, Brown Book of Anecdotes, edited by Clifton Fadiman.
When Maria Callas was singing at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, she was interviewed by a reporter who said, "You were born in the United States, you were brought up in Greece, you are now practically an Italian. What language do you think in?" Miss Callas replied, "I count in English."