Irving Berlin Quotes

Who the Hell is Irving Berlin?

Israel Isidore Beilin, better known under his stage name Irving Berlin, was an American composer and lyricist, widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history. His music forms a great part of the Great American Songbook.

Born May 11, 1888
Died September 22, 1989

Best 14 Quotes by Irving Berlin

“God bless America, land that I love. Stand beside her, and guide her through the night with a light from above.”

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“Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it.”

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“Music is so important. It changes thinking, it influences everybody, whether they know it or not. Music knows no boundary lines.”

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“Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force.”

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“Popular music is popular because a lot of people like it.”

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“Talent is only a starting point in business. You've got to keep working that talent.”

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“The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success.”

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“The world would not be in such a snarl, had Marx been Groucho instead of Karl.”

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“There is an element of truth in every idea that lasts long enough to be called corny.”

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“There is no business like show business.”

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“Things that really matter are the things that gold can't buy, so let's have another cup o' coffee and let's have another piece o' pie.”

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“When I'm worried and I can't sleep I count my blessings instead of sheep.”

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“You can't write a song out of thin air. You have to feel and know what you are writing about.”

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"After You Get What You Want" Quotes

“After you get what you want you don't want it.”

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After You Get What You Want