"What speaks for the artist is nothing, but the works that he presents to the public. It is when my music
and compositions win the appreciation of the public that I consider myself fully fulfilled. This is what
is worth remembering of an artist and what is worth writing about him; that I am a man who lived for my
art, for my songs, and for my public. This also will be recognised and appreciated by people. However,
what speaks for the artist, the journalist, the writer, or the historian are his works. So, if I want to
talk about Farid el-Atrache, I would present his songs, his compositions, and his music. That will speak
for Farid el-Atrache."