Irving Berlin, pseudonymn for Israel Baline

Irving
Berlin, pseudonymn for Israel Baline
1888

Russian-born American Composer and Songwriter

Author Quotes

Where the tree tops glisten

With every Christmas card I write?

You cannot make your shimmy shake on tea.

You can't write a song out of thin air. You have to feel and know what you are writing about. ... Talent is only a starting point. You've got to keep working that talent. Someday I'll reach for it and it won't be there... Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it. ... The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success. ... After you get what you want you don't want it... Listen kid, take my advice, never hate a song that has sold half a million copies. ... The song is ended, but as the songwriter wrote, the melody lingers on.

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

They say that falling in love is wonderful, it's wonderful, so they say.

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.

Through the night, with the light from above.

To hear sleigh bells in the snow.

We got to keep on being a success.

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

Got no checkbooks, got no banks. Still I'd like to express my thanks - I've got the sun in the mornin' and the moon at night.

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.

Heaven... I'm in heaven, and my heart beats so that I can hardly speak.

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

How much do I love you? I'll tell you no lie. How deep is the ocean? How high is the sky?

She was wrapped up and sold coming back from an old fashioned walk.

A man may be hot but he's not when he's shot cause you can't get a man with a gun.

I can do anything better than you.

Stand beside her, and guide her.

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

I got lost but look what I found.

Talent is only a starting point... You've got to keep working that talent. Someday I'll reach for it and it won't be there.

A pretty girl is like a melody. That haunts you night and day.

I long to be out in the sun with no work to be done.

Author Picture
First Name
Irving
Last Name
Berlin, pseudonymn for Israel Baline
Birth Date
1888
Bio

Russian-born American Composer and Songwriter