40 Motivational Irving Berlin Quotes On Success In Life

Irving Berlin was an American composer and lyricist, widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history. His music forms a great part of the Great American Songbook. Born in Imperial Russia, Berlin arrived in the United States at the age of five. This Irving Berlin quotes will motivate you.

Best Irving Berlin Quotes

  1. “The song is ended, but the melody lingers on.” ~ Irving Berlin
  2. “Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it.” ~ Irving Berlin
  3. “Music is so important. It changes thinking, it influences everybody, whether they know it or not. Music knows no boundary lines.” ~ Irving Berlin
  4. “After you get what you want you don’t want it.” ~ Irving Berlin
  5. “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.” ~ Irving Berlin
  6. “The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success.” ~ Irving Berlin

  7. “There may be trouble ahead – But while there’s moonlight, and music, and love, and romance -Let’s face the music and dance.” ~ Irving Berlin
  8. “When I’m worried and I can’t sleep I count my blessings instead of sheep.” ~ Irving Berlin
  9. “You can’t write a song out of thin air you have to feel and know what you are writing about.” ~ Irving Berlin
  10. “Talent is only a starting point in business. You’ve got to keep working that talent.” ~ Irving Berlin
  11. “The world would not be in such a snarl, had Marx been Groucho instead of Karl.” ~ Irving Berlin
  12. “The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in this business. You’ve got to keep on working that talent. Someday I’ll reach for it and it won’t be there.” ~ Irving Berlin
  13. “Things that really matter are the things that gold can’t buy, so let’s have another cup o’ coffee, and let’s have another piece o’ pie.” ~ Irving Berlin
  14. “God bless America, land that I love. Stand beside her, and guide her through the night with a light from above.” ~ Irving Berlin

  15. “Everybody ought to have a lower East Side in their life.” ~ Irving Berlin
  16. “Talent is only the starting point.” ~ Irving Berlin
  17. “God bless America, land that I love,
    Stand beside her, and guide her,
    Through the night, with the light from above,
    From the mountains to the prairies
    To the oceans, white with foam
    God bless America, my home sweet home,
    God bless America! My Home Sweet Home!” ~ Irving Berlin
  18. “Popular music is popular because a lot of people like it.” ~ Irving Berlin

  19. “A patriotic song is an emotion and you must not embarrass an audience with it, or they will hate your guts.” ~ Irving Berlin
  20. “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know.” ~ Irving Berlin
  21. “There is an element of truth in every idea that lasts long enough to be called corny.” ~ Irving Berlin
  22. “A pretty girl is like a melody. That haunts you night and day.” ~ Irving Berlin
  23. “You’re not sick you’re just in love.” ~ Irving Berlin
  24. “Talent is only a starting point.” ~ Irving Berlin
  25. “Lord Help the Mister that comes between Me and My Sister.” ~ Irving Berlin
  26. “In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, you’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade.” ~ Irving Berlin
  27. “There’s no business like show business.” ~ Irving Berlin
  28. “Heaven… I’m in heaven, and my heart beats so that I can hardly speak.” ~ Irving Berlin
  29. “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas,
    Just like the ones I used to know,
    Where the treetops glisten
    And children listen
    To hear sleigh bells in the snow.” ~ Irving Berlin
  30. “I long to be out in the sun with no work to be done.” ~ Irving Berlin

  31. “Got no checkbooks, got no banks. Still, I’d like to express my thanks – I’ve got the sun in the mornin’ and the moon at night.” ~ Irving Berlin
  32. “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
    With every Christmas card, I write
    May your days be merry and bright
    And may all your Christmases be white.” ~ Irving Berlin
  33. “God bless America, land that I love.” ~ Irving Berlin
  34. “Blue skies Smiling at me Nothing but blue skies Do I see Bluebirds Singing a song Nothing but bluebirds All day long” ~ Irving Berlin
  35. “All alone by the telephone.” ~ Irving Berlin

  36. “God bless America, my home sweet home.” ~ Irving Berlin
  37. “Anything you can do I can do better,
    I can do anything better than you.” ~ Irving Berlin
  38. “You can’t write a song out of thin air. You have to feel and know what you are writing about. … Talent is only a starting point. You’ve got to keep working that talent. Someday I’ll reach for it and it won’t be there. … Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it. … The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success. … After you get what you want you don’t want it. … Listen, kid, take my advice, never hate a song that has sold half a million copies. … The song is ended, but as the songwriter wrote, the melody lingers on.” ~ Irving Berlin
  39. “Listen kid, take my advice, never hate a song that has sold half a million copies.” ~ Irving Berlin
  40. “We got to keep on being a success.” ~ Irving Berlin

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