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Michael Feinstein Quotes and Sayings

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The Gershwin legacy is extraordinary because George Gershwin died in 1937,
but his music is as fresh and vital today as when he originally created it.
- Michael Feinstein

He's a world-famous name to people who care about his music,
but there are many people who have never heard of George
Gershwin and those numbers increase.
- Michael Feinstein

I was lucky enough to have the songs in my first show
written by George and Ira Gershwin.
Then Cole Porter wrote five shows for me.
- Ethel Merman

When I got finished, Gershwin paid me the ultimate compliment.
He said, 'Boy, even I couldn't do that.'
- Burton Lane

 

You might lose your spontaneity and,
instead of composing first-rate Gershwin,
end up with second rate Ravel.
- Maurice Ravel

A song without music is a lot like H2 without the O. - Ira Gershwin

Not to dismiss Gershwin, but Gershwin is the chip;
Ellington was the block.
- Joni Mitchell

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Ira Gershwin, shame on him.
I mean, some of the writing.
- Joni Mitchell

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue,
but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice;
it whitens only the hair.
- Ira Gershwin

I totally related to Cole Porter's magnetic pull to
any piano that was in the room,
which he was famous for doing, as was Gershwin.
You couldn't drag them away from a piano.
- Kevin Kline

I was always drawn to Broadway musicals,
and obviously composers like Gershwin,
Rodgers, Berlin and Porter were writing music that
I found wildly impressive.
- Marvin Hamlisch

I'm a fan of Jerome Kern and Gershwin.
That's my kind of music.
- Shirley Jones

True music must repeat the thought and inspirations
of the people and the time.
My people are Americans and my time is today.
- George Gershwin

One can be very happy without demanding that others agree with them.
- Ira Gershwin

Life is a lot like jazz...
it's best when you improvise.
- George Gershwin

Life is one long jubilee.
- Ira Gershwin

Deep, unspeakable suffering may well be called a baptism,
a regeneration, the initiation into a new state.
- Ira Gershwin

Why should I limit myself to only one woman when I
can have as many women as I want?
- George Gershwin

Love is sweeping the country.
- Ira Gershwin

A best friend is like a four leaf clover,
hard to find and lucky to have.
- Anonymous

For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough
to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment
comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command
and find that they control their own time,
when they learn their own voice and authority.
- Theodore H. White

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I'm lucky, I don't like sweets, not even chocolate.
- Eva Herzigova

It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless.
If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime.
- Michael Eisner

A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place.
- Stanley Weiser

Perhaps people, and kids especially,
are spoiled today,
because all the kids today have cars,
it seems.
When I was young you were lucky to have a bike.
- James Cagney

Mammograms are really sort of a gift.
You can either catch something early or count your
lucky stars because nothing was discovered.
Either way, you're ahead of the game.
- Charlotte Ross

But I was very, very lucky, and it was a wake up call
as far as motorbikes are concerned.
I never flirted with death on the bike,
but now I'm totally convinced they're death machines.
- Liam Neeson

I wouldn't say I'm lucky, but I do take care of my body.
I never drink or smoke, and I get the most out of my body.
- Terry Vaughn

I was lucky enough not to face any required summer
reading lists until I went to college.
So I still think of summer as the best time to read for fun.
- Margaret Haddix

It was lucky for me.
It wasn't lucky for the nine people that got killed
and the 20 that were injured.
- Barney Ross

Acting will always be my first passion,
it's what I live to do and I hope to be lucky enough
to do it the rest of my life.
- Devon Werkheiser

I have been extremely lucky; I am a person who is currently
living with a cancer that is under control.
- Geraldine Ferraro

Finally, for all of us but a lucky few,
the dream of playing big-time baseball is relinquished
so we can get on with grown-up things.
- John Thorn

We all got lucky doing Boy Meets World.
- Will Friedle

I am exceedingly lucky that my voice,
along with perfect pitch and perfect rhythm,
was given me at birth.
- Kate Smith

I realize I'm a very lucky man.
I love what I do, I love films, TV and theatre,
and the fact that I'm able to make a living at it staggers me.
- Eric Stoltz

I should only have been as lucky as Valentino,
in the movies - I didn't have to be a gigolo.
In real life.
- Cesar Romero

I don't know if we are the best team in the world.
I am lucky to be playing alongside some of the best players around.
It's a dream.
- Zinedine Zidane

Basically, when I look at my life, I think I'm lucky
to be given the opportunities I've had.
- Michael Patrick Jann

I'm lucky.
Hard work is the key, but luck plays a part.
- Neil Diamond

I had a great time with baseball growing up.
I was lucky to grow up with it and to learn.
- Nick Johnson

I try to say something about the human condition whenever I can when I'm lucky.
- Mandy Patinkin

I don't feel any pressure from fans.
But I'm always in some kind of state of emotional turmoil.
I would not describe myself as happy-go-lucky.
That's not to say that I'm not happy.
- Paul Simon

Well, I think I am a very, very lucky person.
I'm very fortunate.
- David Dinkins

So now I feel I'm lucky in the respect that I can sort
of pick a little more carefully,
which is tricky because as a black actress,
there aren't that many roles to pick from.
- Rachel True

I was very lucky to have a mother who encouraged me to become a poet.
- Philip Levine

I just thank my father and mother, my lucky stars,
that I had the advantage of an education in the humanities.
- David McCullough

I was unbelievably lucky.
- Wendy Hiller

If you don't get killed, it's a lucky day for anybody.
- Abraham Polonsky

I have a line of clothing at J.C.
Penney's...
and I'm lucky to be affiliated.
- Diahann Carroll

I'm lucky.
Lord, I'm lucky.
- Carroll O'Connor

I haven't had to struggle very much.
I haven't paid my dues.
I think I have been lucky.
- Colin Firth

The artist is extremely lucky who is presented with
the worst possible ordeal which will not actually kill him.
At that point, he's in business.
- John Berryman

I didn't know when I was growing up that this was a very special program,
that this wasn't going on in other parts of the country.
Now I realize that I was lucky.
- Benny Green

A lucky thing Eva Peron was.
She died at 32.
I'm already 45.
- Vivien Leigh

There was one public school for boys,
and one for girls, but Jewish children were admitted in limited numbers -
only ten to a hundred; and even the lucky ones had their troubles.
- Mary Antin

I'm lucky to not have a real job, to be able to express myself,
be creative and be relevant.
- Gwen Stefani

I never put my arms around John Gotti,
Al Capone or Lucky Luciano.
- Robert Stack

As a teenager I had no idea that I had the potential
to win an Olympic gold medal and my athletic career
developed only by lucky circumstances.
- Peter Snell

I did have a lucky thing going on there in my throat.
- Art Garfunkel

The lucky thing was that I was Italian;
when the other Italians saw me fight back,
they came to my defence.
- Gregory Corso

I am what I am and, you know, I'm a very lucky guy.
- Michael Bloomberg

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

I've been very lucky in my life.
- Joe Gold

Here, you can walk into a bookstore and pick up a Bible
or Christian literature and learn.
Over there, they are lucky if they have one Bible for a whole village.
- Michael Scott

I was very lucky, I was part of the post-war period
when everything had to be redone.
- Pierre Cardin

I'm one of the boys, no better than the last second violinist.
I'm just the lucky one to be standing in the center,
telling them how to play.
- Eugene Ormandy

I consider myself a very lucky actor that,
approaching 60, I'm still employed and employable.
- John Lithgow

What's lucky about my career in general is that I stumbled
into what every writer most wants.
Not repeating myself and doing strange things has become my trademark.
- Jonathan Lethem


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