Best Quotes by Alan Jay Lerner (Top 10)

  1. Don't let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, for one brief shining moment, that was known as Camelot.
  2. Coughing in the theater is not a respiratory ailment. It is a criticism.
  3. I'm getting married in the morning! / Ding dong! the bells are gonna chime. / Pull out the stopper! Let's have a whopper! / But get me to the church on time!.
  4. It's not a pretty face, I grant you. But underneath its flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
  5. You write a hit the same way you write a flop.
  6. For a painter, the Mecca of the world, for study, for inspiration and for living is here on this star called Paris. Just look at it, no wonder so many artists have come here and called it home. Brother, if you can't paint in Paris, you'd better give up and marry the boss's daughter.
  7. Stay close to the young... and a little rubs off.
  8. A schedule so tight that it would only work if I didn't sleep on Monday nights.
  9. Back home everyone said I didn't have any talent. They might be saying the same thing here but it sounds better in French.
  10. All to often, however, what she [the woman] does want is the man she hopes she will make out of the man she already has.

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