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Irving Berlin Quotes


An American composer and lyricist.
(1888 - 1889)

A patriotic song is an emotion and you must not embarrass an audience with it, or they will hate your guts.
 

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

All good song-writers have no more than half a dozen good tunes in their systems, and if they have that many, they are liberally blessed.
 

Everybody ought to have a lower East Side in their life.
 

I got lost but look what I found.
 

Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it.
[Life]
 

Listen kid, take my advice, never hate a song that has sold half a million copies.
 

Never hate a song that's sold a half million copies.
 

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.
 

Talent is only the starting point.
 

The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in business. You've got to keep working that talent.
[Success]
 

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

There's no business like show business.
 

There's no people like show people.
 

You're not sick you're just in love.