58 Doris Day Quotes On Success In Life

Doris Day was an American actress, singer, and animal welfare activist. She began her career as a big band singer in 1939, achieving commercial success in 1945 with two No. 1 recording, “Sentimental Journey” and “My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time” with Les Brown & His Band of Renown. She left Brown to embark on a solo career and recorded more than 650 songs from 1947 to 1967. These Doris Day quotes will motivate you.

Best Doris Day Quotes

  1. “I love to laugh. It’s the only way to live. Enjoy each day-it’s not coming back again!” ~ Doris Day
  2. “Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.” ~ Doris Day
  3. “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
  4. “I’ve never met an animal I didn’t like, and I can’t say the same thing about people.” ~ Doris Day
  5. “I like joy; I want to be joyous; I want to have fun on the set; I want to wear beautiful clothes and look pretty. I want to smile and I want to make people laugh. And that’s all I want. I like it. I like being happy. I want to make others happy.” ~ Doris Day
  6. “No matter what happens, if I get pushed down, I’m going to come right back up.” ~ Doris Day

  7. “Wrinkles are hereditary. Parents get them from their children.” ~ Doris Day
  8. “You haven’t lived until you’ve lived with a cat.” ~ Doris Day
  9. “If it’s true that men are such beasts, this must account for the fact that most women are animal lovers.” ~ Doris Day
  10. “I always felt that making a living wasn’t the easiest thing in the world, and I decided I was going straight ahead and try to be as uncomplicated as possible. The important thing in life is just living and loving.” ~ Doris Day
  11. “Any girl can look glamorous… just stand there and look stupid.” ~ Doris Day

  12. “When I see Liz Taylor with those Harry Winston boulders hanging from her neck I get nauseated. Not figuratively, but nauseated! All I can think of are how many dog shelters those diamonds could buy.” ~ Doris Day
  13. “I have never found in a human being loyalty that is comparable to a dog’s loyalty.” ~ Doris Day
  14. “If I can do it, you can do it. Anybody can.” ~ Doris Day
  15. “I’m not going to go around with a long face – that’s a waste of time” ~ Doris Day
  16. “It has been said that the body is like an automobile – it’s yours, but it isn’t you.” ~ Doris Day
  17. “I’ve been through everything. I always said I was like those round-bottomed circus dolls — you know, those dolls you could push down and they’d come back up? I’ve always been like that. I’ve always said, No matter what happens, if I get pushed down, I’m going to come right back up.” ~ Doris Day
  18. “Killing an animal to make a coat is sin. It wasn’t meant to be, and we have no right to do it.” ~ Doris Day

  19. “Older, younger, anyone can help. We’ve learned that our legislators listen, and people with passionate and thoughtful concerns make a difference every day. We’ve had constituents initiate legislation, lobby for it, organize meetings and events, and, of course, call, mail, e-mail and visit legislators to express their views. It’s really great to see how much difference that individuals can make.” ~ Doris Day
  20. “I’m going to do as much as I can for the animal world, and I’ll never stop.” ~ Doris Day
  21. “If there is a heaven, I’m sure Rock Hudson is there because he was such a kind person.” ~ Doris Day
  22. “A person does not leave a good marriage for someone else.” ~ Doris Day
  23. “The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you’ll grow out of it.” ~ Doris Day

  24. “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
  25. “If a man does something silly, people say, ‘Isn’t he silly?’ If a woman does something silly, people say, ‘Aren’t women silly?” ~ Doris Day
  26. “Well I do find the beauty in animals. I find beauty everywhere. I find beauty in my garden.” ~ Doris Day
  27. “I had been involved in animal welfare groups, but DDAL presented an opportunity to actually create and pass legislation aimed at issues which really matter to so many people. From local spaying and neutering ordinances, to legislation against puppy mills, to standards to prevent animals from being tested for the sake of a new cosmetic, we could – and did – make a difference.” ~ Doris Day
  28. “Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.” ~ Doris Day

  29. “If so many people love me, how come I’m alone?” ~ Doris Day
  30. “I just feel so fortunate and so blessed to have been able to entertain people in the theatres and on record, it’s just an amazing life that I’ve experienced.” ~ Doris Day
  31. “Would you believe, I am still offered scripts and projects all the time?” ~ Doris Day
  32. “if you play the numbers game and become obsessed with it, as so many in Hollywood are, sooner or later you have to face the depressing fact that if you are number one the only place you can go is down.” ~ Doris Day
  33. “Vulgarity begins when imagination succumbs to the explicit” ~ Doris Day

  34. “in the press, my sex life was something else again. I was Lady Bountiful of the Sheets. Some of the best fiction of the Sixties was written about my amorous adventures with an assortment of lovers who could have only been chosen by a berserk random sampler.” ~ Doris Day
  35. “When I recorded for Columbia, I could usually do anything in one take…I would invariably want to use the first take because that would be the one that was spontaneous and fresh.” ~ Doris Day
  36. “I love all the shows that encourage people to love, appreciate and help animals. There are more programs about animals than ever, and that pleases me.” ~ Doris Day
  37. “The one radio voice that I listened to above others belonged to Ella Fitzgerald. There was a quality to her voice that fascinated me, and I’d sing along with her, trying to catch the subtle ways she shaded her voice, the casual yet clean way she sang the words.” ~ Doris Day
  38. “The happiest times in my life were the days when I was traveling with Les Brown and his band.” ~ Doris Day

  39. “A woman gains status when she refuses to see anything killed to be put on her back. Then she’s truly beautiful.” ~ Doris Day
  40. “For every dollar spent on spaying and neutering now, $17 is saved and can be used for other community projects. We work with the animals and the people who love them.” ~ Doris Day
  41. “The succession of cheerful, period musicals I made, plus Oscar Levant’s widely publicized remark about my virginity, contributed to what has been called my “image”, which is a word that baffles me. There never was any intent on my part either in my acting or in my private life to create any such thing as an image.” ~ Doris Day
  42. “I couldn’t walk for almost three years. That was the greatest thing that happened. Instead of dancing, I sang.” ~ Doris Day
  43. “I had a wonderful family including my aunts, uncles and cousins but they’ve all gone to heaven.” ~ Doris Day
  44. “I like to sing love songs.” ~ Doris Day

  45. “I am deeply grateful to the President and to my country. … To come from Cincinnati, Ohio, for God’s sake, then to go to Hollywood, and to get this kind of tribute from my country. … I love this country so much.” ~ Doris Day
  46. “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
  47. “I’ve just always loved animals.” ~ Doris Day Quotes
  48. “It is heartbreaking to see so many animals in distress through the Gulf Coast region. Many of them are frightened, confused, hungry, dehydrated and lost.” ~ Doris Day
  49. “Your skin, and your whole body, goes into repair mode when you sleep.” ~ Doris Day
  50. “I think everything in my life has led to my animal welfare work.” ~ Doris Day

  51. “Almost all of “Julie” was shot on location in Carmel, which is a lovely resort town a little south of San Francisco. My co-star was Louis Jourdan, whom I liked very much. An amiable man, very gentle, very much interested in the people around him; we had a good rapport and I found talking to him a joy . . . We would take long walks on the beautiful Carmel beach, chatting by the hour.” ~ Doris Day
  52. “I liked being married instead of the girl who’s looking for a guy.” ~ Doris Day
  53. “I don’t even like parties.” ~ Doris Day

  54. “It’s quite an experience to have filming done in your house. When they come in, they photograph every piece of furniture and where it is so they can get them back exactly where you had them. You’d never know they’d been here.” ~ Doris Day
  55. “Some of the downbeat pictures, in my opinion, should never be made at all. Most of them are made for personal satisfaction, to impress other actors who say “Oh, God! what a shot, what camera work!” But the average person in the audience, who bought his ticket to be entertained, doesn’t see that at all. He comes out depressed.” ~ Doris Day
  56. “I like Michael Buble.” ~ Doris Day
  57. “I don’t know if I want to get married again.” ~ Doris Day
  58. “DAY: I have a good job, a lovely apartment, I go out with very nice men to the best places, the finest restaurants, the theater. What am I missing? RITTER: If you hove to ask, believe me, you’re missing it.” ~ Doris Day

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