Irving Berlin

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Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
Carl Jung
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Irving Berlin (1888–1989) was an American composer and lyricist.


  • I'm dreaming of a white Christmas,
    Just like the ones I used to know.
    • Song White Christmas
  • It's February the 22nd
    And I can't tell a lie.
    • Song Washington's Birthday


  • A patriotic song is an emotion and you must not embarrass an audience with it, or they will hate your guts.
  • Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it.
  • Never hate a song that's sold a half million copies.
  • 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.
  • Talent is only the starting point.
  • The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success.
  • There's an element of truth in every idea that lasts long enough to be called corny.
  • There's no business like show business."
  • All good song-writers have no more than half a dozen good tunes in their systems, and if they have that many, they are liberally blessed.