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It's unfortunate we've never been just songwriters. ...
by Adolph Green

It's unfortunate we've never been just songwriters.
- Adolph Green

I had met a young lady who wanted to be in the theater.
It was Judy Holliday.
She had somehow fallen down the steps of the Village Vanguard,
which still exists today.
- Adolph Green

As a main ingredient to the show, it has to have truth,
represent truth, or else it won't last.
- Adolph Green

You have to transmit to them what it's like being in the theater.
And it has to come from somewhere inside you and not
by being like what somebody did last year.
- Adolph Green

 

It never became an act in the sense of an act.
It was always, no matter where we worked,
little revues.
- Adolph Green

We had a certain kind of really big prestige among,
I suppose not just intellectual folk,
but a sort of nice middle class intelligent folk of a very urban nature.
- Adolph Green

We've managed to keep a spirit of fun,
I guess, of urban satire and finding new and odd interesting
angles to the ways of life to put on the stage.
- Adolph Green

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What's unfortunate about buying a pitcher for $12 million
is that he carries no warranty.
- Bob Verdi

It was seldom that I attended any religious meetings,
as my parents had not much faith in and were never
so unfortunate as to unite themselves with any of the religious sects.
- Orson Pratt

It is unfortunate that the poor judgment shown by a
small group of young actors has tarnished the reputation
of every child who has ever appeared before a camera.
- Fred Savage

There is no more unfortunate creature under the sun
than a fetishist who yearns for a woman's shoe and
has to settle for the whole woman.
- Karl Kraus

The number of Latino roles is very limited,
and it's unfortunate there isn't more color-blind casting.
- Jai Rodriguez

I think it's really unfortunate that academics have
been sidelined in most important policy debates.
- Juan Cole

VH1 does its little '80s retro thing once in a while,
all of us in our bad hairdos and unfortunate clothes.
- Debbi Peterson

We have long honored those who gave their lives during
the unfortunate reality of war.
- Michael N. Castle

The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
- Democritus

It really comes down to the fact that,
because I was perceived as a bad guy for leaving the show,
I think people were rooting against the movies.
That was really unfortunate.
- David Caruso

Along with you, I have witnessed the unfortunate rise
in gasoline prices that has accompanied the summer
driving season and the more recent spike in prices
due to Hurricane Katrina.
- Bob Ney

Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long
enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

I took upon myself to enact the part of a poor,
unfortunate crazy girl, and felt it my duty not to
shirk any of the disagreeable results that should follow.
- Nellie Bly

It's unbelievable, there's a book out attacking Gore,
when he's the most unfortunate loser in political history.
- Vincent Bugliosi

The people who don't like it tend to dislike it intensely.
That's unfortunate, but not surprising when one deliberately
goes against audience expectations.
- John M. Ford

Every unfortunate event does not give rise to lawsuit.
- Judge Mills Lane

It's unfortunate nine years were in between -
you can't take that time back; you can't undo it.
- Alex Van Halen

It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook
often groans more loudly than an empty stomach.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

I've been unfortunate enough to be working,
and recovering from a few injuries now and again.
- Jason Statham

This genre of music seems to want to push people into a certain time slot,
which is unfortunate.
- Juice Newton

In them days, it was just still not illegal to kill an Indian.
If you killed an Indian, you'd be very unfortunate if you got probation -
most of them were released immediately.
- Leonard Peltier

Look at those they call unfortunate and at a closer view,
you'll find many of them are unwise.
- Andrew Young

It is a comfort to the unfortunate to have companions in woe.
- Simon Forman

It goes without saying that when survival is threatened,
struggles erupt between peoples, and unfortunate wars between nations result.
- Hideki Tojo

It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace
only by preparing for war.
- John F. Kennedy

One of the unfortunate things about our education system
is that we do not teach students how to avail themselves
of their subconscious capabilities.
- Bill Lear

Reason commands us far more imperiously than a master;
for in disobeying the one we are unfortunate,
and in disobeying the other we are fools.
- Blaise Pascal

Nobody ever chooses the already unfortunate as objects of his loyal friendship.
- Lucan

Well, nine times out of ten when you have 2 or 3 stars
in a household you have an unfortunate amount of competition
that's not necessarily a healthy competition.
- Edwin Starr

There's a series of children's books called A Series of Unfortunate Events,
which is like an incredibly dark version of Roald Dahl.
I hope to start directing it.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world,
that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.
- Arthur Balfour

The unfortunate thing about working for yourself is
that you have the worst boss in the world.
I work every day of the year except at Christmas,
when I work a half day.
- David Eddings

Herein lies our problem.
If we level that much land to grow rice and whatever,
then no other animal could live there except for some insect pest species.
Which is very unfortunate.
- Steve Irwin

You philosophers are lucky men.
You write on paper and paper is patient.
Unfortunate Empress that I am, I write on the susceptible skins of living beings.
- Catherine the Great

It's always unfortunate when a reporter is sent behind
bars for failing to turn over sources.
There's no way to say what the long-term outcome will be.
- Judy Woodruff

It's unfortunate.
Title IX is rather simple: don't discriminate on the basis of sex.
- Birch Bayh

It's unfortunate that you don't see the loyalty from
management to players and players to management like
we used to see in the old days.
- Kevin Johnson

It's unfortunate that music has become such big business.
- Rosanna Arquette

They are more human and more brotherly towards one another,
it seems to me, than we are.
But perhaps that is merely because they feel themselves
to be more unfortunate than us.
- Erich Maria Remarque

Deep Throat was a very unfortunate name given to the
source by the managing editor of The Washington Post.
- Bob Woodward

It's something that jazz has gotten away from,
and it's unfortunate.
Players aren't physical anymore.
- Branford Marsalis

An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good
habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.
- W. Somerset Maugham

I don't see how they can with most of my pieces,
but I think it's unfortunate that they can through
familiarity with flashy performances of a great deal of other music.
- Peter Maxwell Davies

That most unfortunate war, which I deeply deplore.
- Hirohito

I think it's unfortunate to have critics for friends.
- William Styron

The unfortunate thing is, for the contents of the building
I could not get any insurance anywhere in Canada.
- Ernst Zundel

I have an unfortunate personality.
- Orson Welles

Success is the necessary misfortune of life,
but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.
- Anthony Trollope

Alas for the affairs of men!
When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow;
and if they are unfortunate,
a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away.
- Aeschylus

Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

The press is like the peculiar uncle you keep in the attic -
just one of those unfortunate things.
- G. Gordon Liddy

Its unfortunate and I really wish I wouldn't have to say this,
but I really like human beings who have suffered.
They're kinder.
- Emma Thompson

Myself acquainted with misfortune, I learn to help the unfortunate.
- Virgil

We print 37 million copies, and we found out about
the unfortunate news as we were putting the issue to bed.
- Olivia Newton-John

There's no greater way to gain an audience's sympathy
than by being unfortunate.
- Seth Green

The fastidious are unfortunate; nothing satisfies them.
- Jean de La Fontaine

You know, in the 1970's, when I was in high school,
I belonged to a band called the Happy Funk Band.
Until an unfortunate typo caused us to be expelled from school.
- Colin Mochrie

It's unfortunate that sometimes in schools,
there's this need to have things quantified and graded.
- Rita Dove

Those who insist on having hostilities with us,
kill and destroy the option of friendship with us in the future,
which is unfortunate because it is clear the future
belongs to Iran and that enmities will be fruitless.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

I think that's most unfortunate about our Democratic system,
that you're confining it to people who are either very
wealthy in their own right or have capacity to gain
access to large amounts of money.
- Birch Bayh

I think that there's been an unfortunate tendency for
right wing think tanks to dominate these discussions.
They often produce very shoddy studies and policy recommendations,
which are nevertheless taken very seriously.
- Juan Cole

Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the
sacred principles of liberty,
which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must
not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.
- Bertrand Russell

I have had the unfortunate experience of having someone
write an unauthorised biography of me.
Half of it is lies and the other half is badly written.
My feeling is that if I'm going to write my life story,
I ought to have my life first.
- Dawn French

I know somebody from university who's called Phil Collins
and I think there's something terribly unfortunate
about sharing a name With somebody who either is famous or becomes famous.
- David Walliams


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