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Victor Borge Quotes

There are three Bachs. Johann, Sebastian and Offen.
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One afternoon, when I was four years old, my father came home, and he found me in the living room in front of a roaring fire, which made him very angry. Because we didn't have a fireplace.

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Santa Claus has the right idea: visit people once a year

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(Referring to the piano's natural shape) Isn't it a shame when those big fat opera singers lean against the pianos and bend them?

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When an opera star sings her head off, she usually improves her appearance.

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And now, in honour of the 150th anniversary of Beethoven's death, I would like to play 'Clear the Saloon', er, 'Clair de Lune', by Debussy. I don't play Beethoven so well, but I play Debussy very badly, and Beethoven would have liked that.

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Clarinets, like lawyers, have cases, mouthpieces, and they need a constant supply of hot air in order to function.

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When I was a little boy and played Liebestraum, my father used to hit me on the head with a newspaper every time I slopped the cadenza ... I hate Liebestraum.

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The elephant smoked too much.(explaining why the keys of his piano were so yellow)

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The conductor is a peculiar person. He turns his back on his friends in the audience, shakes a stick at his players in the orchestra, and then wonders why nobody loves him.

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Occasionally, a finger comes up to wipe a tear [of laughter] from the eye ... and that's my reward ... the rest goes to the government.

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That's why I've never thought of retiring because I do it all the time whether on the stage or off. I found that in a precarious situation, a smile is the shortest distance between people. When one needs to reach out for sympathy or a link with people, what better way is there?

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It (the double-clarinet in India) was primarily used for snake charming, since the snake would do almost anything to get the Indians to stop playing it.

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Beethoven wrote in three flats a lot. That's because he moved twice.

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(Shortly after Germany forced Denmark to sign a non-aggression pact in 1939) How nice. Now the Germans can sleep in peace, knowing that they will not be invaded by us.

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