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A collection of quotes and sayings by Alan Jay Lerner on pretty, hit, woman, luck, die, theatre, criticism, writing, sex, spiritual, amplification, judgement and passion

26 Great Quotes By Alan Jay Lerner That Are Sure To Fine Tune Your Life

Quick Facts

Famous As: American lyricist

Born On: August 31, 1918

Died On: June 14, 1986

Born In: New York City

Died At Age: 67

Alan Jay Lerner was a celebrated American librettist and lyricist. He is renowned for creating some of the world’s most enduring and famous works of music in collaboration with Burton Lane and Frederick Loewe. He received a number of awards and accolades for his works including, three ‘Academy Awards,’ three ‘Tony Awards,’ ‘Golden Globe Award’ and ‘New York Drama Critics.’ Some of his notable works include, ‘Love Life,’ ‘Dance A Little Closer,’ ‘Paint Your Wagon,’ ‘Royal Wedding,’ ‘My Man Godfrey,’ ‘Tribute,’ ‘Gigi’ and ‘Secret Places.’ We have amassed some notable quotations and sayings by Alan Jay Lerner, which have been compiled from his writings, lyrics, interviews, thoughts, utterances, works, and life. Presenting the famous and sought-after quotes and thoughts by Alan Jay Lerner.

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Professor Henry Higgins: There even are places where English completely disappears. In America, they haven't used it for years!

Alan Jay Lerner

Don't let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, for one brief shining moment, that was known as Camelot.

Alan Jay Lerner

Coughing in the theater is not a respiratory ailment. It is a criticism.

Alan Jay Lerner

You write a hit the same way you write a flop.

Alan Jay Lerner

On a clear day, rise and look around you and you'll see who you are on a clear day, how it will astound you that the glow of your being outshines every star! You feel part of every mountain, sea and shore. You can hear from far and near a world you've never heard before And on that clear day you can see forever more

Alan Jay Lerner

The female sex has no greater fan than I, and I have the bills to prove it.

Alan Jay Lerner

Youth has many glories, but judgement is not one of them, and no amount of electronic amplification can turn a belch into an aria.

Alan Jay Lerner

Stay close to the young... and a little rubs off.

Alan Jay Lerner

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?

Alan Jay Lerner

It's not a pretty face, I grant you. But underneath its flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.

Alan Jay Lerner

You see what happens today. Women act like men and want to be treated like women.

Alan Jay Lerner

Back home everyone said I didn't have any talent. They might be saying the same thing here but it sounds better in French.

Alan Jay Lerner

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.

Alan Jay Lerner

Thank heaven for little girls! For little girls get bigger every day.

Alan Jay Lerner

I could have danced all night!

Alan Jay Lerner

A schedule so tight that it would only work if I didn't sleep on Monday nights.

Alan Jay Lerner

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?

Alan Jay Lerner

We met at nine We met at eight I was on time No, you were late Ah yes! I remember it well.

Alan Jay Lerner

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!.

Alan Jay Lerner

Pleasure without joy is as hollow as passion without tenderness.

Alan Jay Lerner

The winter is forbidden till December, And exits March the second on the dot. By order summer lingers through September In Camelot.

Alan Jay Lerner

Lots of cosy sky That God and I can share. I need air. I need air.

Alan Jay Lerner

There's a smile on my face for the whole human race.

Alan Jay Lerner

I could have spread my wings and done a thousand things I've never done before.

Alan Jay Lerner

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.

Alan Jay Lerner

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.

Alan Jay Lerner