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Shelley Berman Quotes and Sayings

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The old problems - love, money, security,
status, health, etc.
- are still here to plague us or please us.
- Shelley Berman

I am presently in my thirteenth year of teaching a
graduate course at the University of Southern California.
- Shelley Berman

Incidentally, I'm still looking for acting work,
my first love.
- Shelley Berman

So that this thing that aired in 1963 would result
a few years later in personal bankruptcy,
would result in having people be on edge with me,
wondering when I'm going to blow up.
- Shelley Berman

 

Though it sold very well, I hated The Edge.
- Shelley Berman

As a culture I see us as presently deprived of subtleties.
The music is loud, the anger is elevated,
sex seems lacking in sweetness and privacy.
- Shelley Berman

I will always love to perform standup comedy.
- Shelley Berman

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I quit smoking well over twenty years ago.
- Shelley Berman

As much experience, education and awareness as one
can attain is important for a comedian.
- Shelley Berman

Inside was the second LP album of a comedian's performance before an audience.
- Shelley Berman

Outside came in '60.
The Edge in '61.
All three made Gold, but the biggest seller was Inside.
- Shelley Berman

I was an actor before becoming a comedian.
- Shelley Berman

The Steve Allen Sunday night show had the right to
two options after my first performance.
- Shelley Berman

I am in the Master of Professional Writing program teaching Humor Writing,
Literary and Dramatic.
- Shelley Berman

While you're improvising, you may come up with something which will break him up.
As soon as that smile comes out, you know that,
hey, we're having fun.
- Shelley Berman

My whole act is confession.
- Shelley Berman

I am careful with my material and presentation.
- Shelley Berman

My first job was at a Chicago night club called Mr. Kelly's.
- Shelley Berman

I believe it is important for comedians to know who came before them.
- Shelley Berman

Unquestionably, standup comedy is and has always been an art form.
- Shelley Berman

The most memorable performance was my appearance in
concert in Carnegie Hall.
The first standup to do so.
- Shelley Berman

We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

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

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb PHOTO

The trick is growing up without growing old.
- Casey Stengel PHOTO

Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

And in the end, it's not
the years in your life that count,
it's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is the cleansing fire
that burns away old regrets and resentments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
- Henry David Thoreau

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous

Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
- John Leonard

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process,
gradually changing opinions,
slowly eroding old barriers,
quietly building new structures.
- John F. Kennedy

An old friend will help you move.
A good friend will help you move a dead body.
- Jim Hayes

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

Forgiveness ... is the finishing of old business
that allows us to experience the present,
free of contamination from the past.
- Joan Borysenko

Take some time in a quiet place to contemplate
the balance between being of service -
both to this generation and to generations yet unborn -
and renewing your vitality with play and celebration.
Without play, one becomes old and dry.
Without service, life becomes meaningless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving
for my friends, the old and the new.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are old heads in the world
who cannot help me by their example or advice
to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself;
but I believe that it is in my power
to elevate myself this very hour
above the common level of my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is one of the blessings of old friends
that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- old proverb often attributed to David Lloyd George

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

I always like to know everything about my new friends,
and nothing about my old ones.
- Oscar Wilde

Old age has deformities enough of its own.
It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Getting old is a fascination thing.
The older you get, the older you want to get.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

Every generation laughs at the old fashions,
but follows religiously the new.
- Henry David Thoreau

The best mirror is an old friend.
- Proverb

I'm saving that rocker for the day
when I feel as old as I really am.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
- Robert Browning

Old is always fifteen years from now.
- Bill Cosby

I want a girl just like good old mom,
who is different in every way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Old friends pass away, new friends appear.
It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives.
The important thing is to make it meaningful:
a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.
- Brigitte Bardot


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