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Allan Sherman Quotes and Sayings

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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)

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

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No stream rises higher than its source.
Whatever man might build, could never
express or reflect more than he was.
He could record neither more nor less
than he had learned of life.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

It is only when we truly know and understand
that we have a limited time on earth
and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up
that we will begin to live each day to the fullest,
as if it were the only one we had.
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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

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

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 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

Suppose our gratitude could be zero-based gratitude.
With zero-based gratitude,
we would be grateful for everything we had each day -
regardless of whether it was more or less than yesterday.
With zero-based gratitude, I can be grateful for all the people,
the love, the food, the shelter, the services,
the health, that I am blessed with today,
regardless of what I had yesterday.
With zero-based gratitude,
I can be grateful each day for the gift of life itself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I honor you, Hero, for you do not play to the crowd.
You play to your own soul.
An audience of one fills the house with its appreciation and applause.
Others follow you, and may attempt to emulate you,
but that is not why you are a hero.
Fame may smile upon you, or it may not.
The world may cheer your name, or you may be the unknown warrior
who rescued comrades in battle,
or taught a young girl how to shed tears of joy.
Whatever you did, you did not do for fame.
If you had, you would not be a Hero.
You are a Hero for your bold courageous inspired action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I recognize that the person I was in my past
is not the person I am today.
That person did the very best they could,
given the knowledge, emotions, and prior experience
they had to draw upon at the time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's YOUR time - it's YOUR life -
YOU get to choose how you use it. T
here is no way that your life is "supposed" to be.
Your parents had their vision for your life.
Your boss, your spouse, your church, your friends,
and even the family next door have their ideas
of how you should live your life.
What about YOUR vision for your life?
What do YOU want?
YES, it matters what you want.
YES you can have what you want.
- 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

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

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

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

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


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