Alan Jay Lerner Quotes
Alan Jay Lerner (August 31, 1918 – June 14, 1986) was an American lyricist and librettist. In collaboration with Frederick Loewe, and later Burton Lane, he created some of the world's most popular and enduring works of musical theatre for both the stage and on film. He won three Tony Awards and three Academy Awards, among other honors
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The winter is forbidden till December, And exits March the second on the dot. By order summer lingers through September In Camelot.
Don't let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, for one brief shining moment, that was known as Camelot.
Mud can make you prisoner and the plains can make you dry. Snow can burn your eyes but only people make you cry.
It's not a pretty face, I grant you. But underneath its flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Youth has many glories, but judgement is not one of them, and no amount of electronic amplification can turn a belch into an aria.
We used to say that inside Cecil Beaton there was another Cecil Beaton sending out lots of little Cecils into the world. One did the sets, another did the costumes. A third took the photographs. Another put the sketches in an exhibition, then into magazines, then in a book.
Why can't a woman be more like a man? Men are so honest, so thoroughly square; Eternally noble, historically fair; Who, when you win, will always give your back a pat. Why can't a woman be like that?
There even are places where English completely disappears. In America, they haven't used it for years! Why can't the English teach their children how to speak?