Oscar Hammerstein II, fully Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hamerstein II

Oscar
Hammerstein II, fully Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hamerstein II
1895
1960

American Lyricist, Musical Comedy Author, Theatrical Producer of Musicals famous for collaborations with Richard Rogers and other composers, Winner of 8 Tony Awards and 2 Academy Awards for "Best Original Song"

Author Quotes

Peace is not the product of a victory or a command. It has no finishing line, no final deadline, no fixed definition of achievement. Peace is a never-ending process, the work of many decisions.

If you really believe in the brotherhood of man, and you want to come into its fold, you've got to let everyone else in, too.

There is a very real relationship, both quantitatively and qualitatively, between what you contribute and what you get out of this world.

I'm not going to run, I'm going to stand here and watch. Every blow will cut into my heart, and tell me who and what you are.

Do you love me because I’m beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me?

A bell's not a bell 'til you ring it - A song's not a song 'til you sing it - Love in your heart wasn't put there to stay - Love isn't love 'til you give it away!

All the sounds of the earth are like music.

I know the world is filled with troubles and many injustices. But reality is as beautiful as it is ugly. It think it is just as important to sing about beautiful mornings as it is to talk about slums. I just couldn't write anything without hope in it.

Why you are born and why you are living depend entirely on what you are getting out of this world and what you are giving to it. I cannot prove that this is a balance of mathematical perfection, but my own observation of life leads me to the conclusion that there is a very real relationship, both quantitatively and qualitatively, between what you contribute and what you get out of this world.

Author Picture
First Name
Oscar
Last Name
Hammerstein II, fully Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hamerstein II
Birth Date
1895
Death Date
1960
Bio

American Lyricist, Musical Comedy Author, Theatrical Producer of Musicals famous for collaborations with Richard Rogers and other composers, Winner of 8 Tony Awards and 2 Academy Awards for "Best Original Song"