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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Doris Day on poverty, riches, gratitude, life, family, beautiful, animals, age, women, music, acting, dance and world.

33 Top Doris Day Quotes That Will Inspire You Today

Quick Facts

Famous As
Film actress

Born On
03 April 1924 AD

Born In
Cincinnati

Age
93

Doris Day is a retired actress and singer. She is also a known as an animal welfare activist. She started her career as a band singer. Her first recording, ‘Sentimental Journey’ was a huge hit and soon she became a singing sensation. She is counted as one of the top singers during 1951-1966. She made her debut in movies with ‘Romance on The High Seas’. ‘I’ll See You In Dreams’ was her first successful commercial movie released in the year 1951. This movie was a huge success and broke all the box office records for 20 years. ‘The Man Who Knew Too Much’, ‘The Pajama Game’, ‘The Tunnel Of Love’ and ‘The Thrill Of It All’ are few of her noted movies. This ‘Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award’ winner later turned an animal welfare activist. Day has expressed her thoughts and views on acting, movies, welfare, humanity, music and life. Here is a compilation of quotes and sayings by Doris Day which have been excerpted from her films, songs, thoughts and life.

I always feel a rise in my scalp or in the backs of my wrists when something is special, whether it be a song or a man.

- Doris Day

Sometimes I think I should have stayed longer and I should have done more films.

- Doris Day

I don't know if I want to get married again.

- Doris Day

I liked being married instead of the girl who's looking for a guy.

- Doris Day

I like Michael Buble.

- Doris Day

I like to sing love songs.

- Doris Day

I don't even like parties.

- Doris Day

Vulgarity begins when imagination succumbs to the explicit.

- Doris Day

I never retired.

- Doris Day

If there is a Heaven, I'm sure Rock Hudson is there because he was such a kind person.

- Doris Day

I've never met an animal I didn't like, and I can't say the same thing about people.

- Doris Day

I'm tired of being thought of as Miss Goody Two-Shoes... the girl next door, Miss Happy-Go-Lucky.

- Doris Day

I'm going to do as much as I can for the animal world, and I'll never stop.

- Doris Day

I've just always loved animals.

- Doris Day

The happiest times in my life were the days when I was traveling with Les Brown and his band.

- Doris Day

Well I do find the beauty in animals. I find beauty everywhere. I find beauty in my garden.

- Doris Day

Any girl can look glamorous... just stand there and look stupid.

- Doris Day

When I was a teeny little girl, I was in dancing school, and I sang.

- Doris Day

It was the only ambition I ever had - not to be a dancer or Hollywood movie star, but to be a housewife in a good marriage.

- Doris Day

Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.

- Doris Day

If it's true that men are such beasts, this must account for the fact that most women are animal lovers.

- Doris Day

I had a wonderful family including my aunts, uncles and cousins but they've all gone to heaven.

- Doris Day

Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.

- Doris Day

Any girl can look glamorous .... just stand there and look stupid

- Doris Day

Whatever will be will be.

- Doris Day

Wrinkles are hereditary. Parents get them from their children.

- Doris Day

The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you'll grow out of it.

- Doris Day

Killing an animal to make a coat is sin. It wasn't meant to be, and we have no right to do it. A woman gains status when she refuses to see anything killed to be put on her back. Then she's truly beautiful.

- Doris Day

I like joy; I want to be joyous. I want to smile and I want to make people laugh. And that`s all I want. I like being happy. I want to make others happy.

- Doris Day

I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.

- Doris Day

When I was a teeny little girl, I was in dancing school, and I sang. We had to put a dance to a song, so I went to the 10-cent store one day and looked at all the sheet music. It was all laid out, and I picked 'Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries.'

- Doris Day

I rented a place that I could have dogs - not in my house. I rented a big place. And I was able to have the SPCA every end of the week bring many, many dogs to me. They all were in nice places, clean, everything was fine. I took good care of them. And so many people called.

- Doris Day

If I'd find a dog, I'd try to find the owner, of course, but it was mine! I just can't live without them; I love them so much. I have cats, too. People call me all the time and say, 'We know of a couple of cats people don't care for,' and I say, 'Bring them!' That's it - two words. I'm always open for that.

- Doris Day