Yip Harburg Quotes

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Ira [Gershwin] was the shyest, most diffident boy we had ever known. In a class of Lower East Side rapscallions, his soft-spoken gentleness and low-keyed personality made him a lovable incongruity. He spoke in murmurs, hiding behind a pair of steel-rimmed spectacles. Ira had a kid brother who wore stiff high collars, shirts with cuffs and went out with girls.
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They who meet on an April night are forever lost in love, if there's moonlight all about and there's no moon above.

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Yip Harburg Quotes: Words make you think a thought music
Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.

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My whole family has been having trouble with immigrants ever since we came to this country.

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The world would be a safer place, If someone had a plan, Before exploring outer space, To find the inner man.

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Yip Harburg Quotes: I am one of the last of a small tribe of
I am one of the last of a small tribe of troubadours, who still believe that life is a beautiful and exciting journey with a purpose and grace which are well worth singing about.

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The greatest romance in the life of a lyricist is when the right word meets the right note; often, however, a Park Avenue phrase elopes with a Bleecker Street chord, resulting in a shotgun wedding and a quickie divorce.

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Songs are the pulse of a nation's heart. A fever chart of its health.

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My heart wants roots
My mind wants wings.
I cannot bear
Their bickerings.

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We gotta be free - The eagle and me. see Amelia Jenks Bloomer, Emancipation of Women

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Ira [Gershwin] was the shyest, most diffident boy we had ever known. In a class of Lower East Side rapscallions, his soft-spoken gentleness and low-keyed personality made him a lovable incongruity. He spoke in murmurs, hiding behind a pair of steel-rimmed spectacles. Ira had a kid brother who wore stiff high collars, shirts with cuffs and went out with girls.

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Music gives 'wings' to words.

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Yip Harburg Quotes: When the melody touches your heart
When the melody touches your heart emotionally and the words hit your brain intellectually, more than likely you'll find you'll have an excellent song to sing.

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No matter how much I prove and prod, I cannot quite believe in God; But oh, I hope to God that He Unswervingly believes in me.

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Yip Harburg Quotes: Did god who gave us flowers and trees
Did God who gave us flowers and trees, Also provide the allergies?

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Yip Harburg Quotes: If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the
If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why oh why can't I?

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All the heroes of tomorrow are the heretics of today.

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Yip Harburg Quotes: Lives of great men all remind us
Lives of great men all remind us greatness takes no easy way.

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Yip Harburg Quotes: Its a barnum and bailey world just as
It's a Barnum and Bailey world,
Just as phony as it can be.

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This we learn from Watergate that almost any creep'll be glad to help the Government overthrow the people.

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I am a rebel by birth ... I contest anything that is unjust, that causes suffering in humanity . My feelings about that are so strong, I don't think I could live with myself if I weren't honest .

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Yip Harburg Quotes: Where and when are lost in space there
WHERE and WHEN :;Are lost in space. THERE and THEN :;Do not embrace. So before we disappear Come sweet NOW and kiss the HERE.

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As the writer of the lyric of the song 'God's Country', I am outraged by the suggestion that somehow I am connected with, believe in, or am sympathetic with Communist or totalitarian philosophy.

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Oh, innocent victims of Cupid, remember this terse little verse: To let a fool kiss you is stupid. To let a kiss fool you is worse.

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For what we are about to receive, Oh Lord 'tis Thee we thank,' said the cannibal as he cut a slice off the missionary's shank.

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Yip Harburg Quotes: A russian child asked his mother does
A Russian child asked his mother : "does God know we don't believe in Him?"

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How are things in Glocca Mora this fine day?

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Once I built a railroad, now it's done. Brother, can you spare a dime?

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