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Allan Sherman Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Allan Sherman

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I had moved out of the Edison Hotel because I couldn't
pay the bill and was living at the Lincoln Hotel,
where I couldn't pay the bill either,
but it was cheaper.
- Allan Sherman

Grandma cheated whenever she could.
She cheated because it was a much more scientific and
surer way of winning than trusting to luck.
- Allan Sherman

Our act started at the bottom and went downhill.
- Allan Sherman

Well, you might as well imitate your own program because if you don't,
someone else will.
- Allan Sherman

 

Success is like winning the sweepstakes or getting
killed in an automobile crash.
It always happens to somebody else.
- Allan Sherman

In Hollywood if you are not working,
you are a leper.
True, you are probably living in the most expensive
leper colony in the world.
- Allan Sherman

I was having trouble making ends meet,
and my beginnings weren't meeting either.
- Allan Sherman

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It's a play where something went wrong,
'Cause it's five hours, twelve minutes long.
If you sit there, my friend, From beginning 'til end,
Then your bladder better be strong!
- Allan Sherman

I didn't decide I was crazy until 1952.
That's when I began making a steady salary and could afford to be crazy.
- Allan Sherman

Somewhere, over the rainbow, Way up tall,
There's a land where they've never heard of cholesterol.
- Allan Sherman

The difference between reality and unreality is that
reality has so little to recommend it.
- Allan Sherman

I have always lived beyond my means.
I am still trying to live beyond my means,
but it is getting harder all the time.
I am very rich.
- Allan Sherman

Adultery - which is the only grounds for divorce in New York -
is not grounds for divorce in California.
As a matter of fact, adultery in Southern California is grounds for marriage.
- Allan Sherman

When the great history of trouble is written,
my family will stand extremely high in the table of contents.
- Allan Sherman

Even if Scrabble had been invented then,
I wouldn't have wanted to play Scrabble,
because the highest triple word score in the world
would not have expressed how much I liked the game
Natalie and I played every afternoon.
- Allan Sherman

You want to fall in love with a shoe,
go ahead.
A shoe can't love you back, but, on the other hand,
a shoe can't hurt you too deeply either.
And there are so many nice-looking shoes.
- Allan Sherman

They sit there in committees day after day,
And they each put in a color and it comes out gray.
And we all have heard the saying, which is true as well as witty,
That a camel is a horse that was designed by a committee.
- Allan Sherman

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard PHOTO

I tried to remember how to exhale.
I had to look away before it came back to me.
- Bella, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather PHOTO

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet PHOTO

If I had no sense of humor,
I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We thought that we had the answers,
it was the questions we had wrong.
- Bono

I have had dreams, and I have had nightmares.
I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.
- Jonas Salk

I have lost my seven best friends,
which is to say that God has had mercy on me
seven times without realizing it.
He lent a friendship, took it from me, and sent me another.
- Jean Cocteau

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Civilization had too many rules for me,
so I did my best to rewrite them.
- Bill Cosby

You know the only people who are always sure about
the proper way to raise children? Those who've never had any.
- Bill Cosby

If someone had told me I would be Pope one day,
I would have studied harder.
- Pope John Paul I

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

Everyone who got where he is,
had to begin where he was.
- Richard L. Evans

A person isn't who they are during
the last conversation you had with them -
they're who they've been
throughout your whole relationship.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

The soul would have no rainbow,
Had the eyes no tears.
- John Vance Cheney

I was wise enough to never grow up
while fooling most people into believing I had.
- Margaret Mead

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children
is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:
it seemed like a good idea at the time.
- Bill Cosby

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Essentially all suffering is the result of...
1. Comparing what we have (or don't have) today
... with what we had yesterday.
2. Comparing what we fear we might have (or not have) tomorrow)
... with what we have today.
3. Comparing what we have (or don't have) with what others have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am certainly not an authority on love because there
are no authorities on love,
just those who've had luck with it and those who haven't.
- Bill Cosby

I do not fear death.
I had been dead for billions and billions
of years before I was born,
and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
- Mark Twain

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If the tongue had not been framed for articulation,
man would still be a beast in the forest.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

Touch me in the morning
Then just walk away
We don't have tomorrow
But we had yesterday
- Ron Miller/Michael Masser

I had never been able to get a car that said how much
I cared about the environment until I drove electric.
- Alexandra Paul

That's what learning is, after all;
not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and h
ow we've changed because of it
and what we take away from it
that we never had before,
to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach

If a friend of mine gave a feast, and did not invite me to it,
I should not mind a bit.
but if a friend of mine had a sorrow
and refused to allow me to share it,
I should feel it most bitterly.
If he shut the doors of the house of mourning against me,
I would move back again and again and beg to be admitted
so that I might share in what I was entitled to share.
If he thought me unworthy, unfit to weep with him,
I should feel it as the most poignant humiliation.
- Oscar Wilde

Well, I always had a chauffer, because I have never driven a car in my life.
I still can't drive.
- Bud Abbott

No one ever said on their deathbed, 'Gee,
I wish I had spent more time alone with my computer'.
- Danielle Berry

I always felt that the great high privilege,
relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
- Katherine Mansfield

By the time we've made it, we've had it.
- Malcolm Forbes

Do you know that other than my father,
I've never had a man take care of me?
- Dionne Warwick

I owe much to mother.
She had an expert's understanding, but also approached art emotionally.
- David Rockefeller


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