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You want to fall in love with a shoe,
by 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

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

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

 

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

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

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Our act started at the bottom and went downhill.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You Create Your Own Reality.
- Anonymous

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You are a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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