Hoagy Carmichael Quotes (11 quotes)
The Stardust Road & Sometimes I Wonder: The Autobiography of Hoagy Carmichael (1999 edition), Da Capo Pr
“I know Mother named me after a railroad man, but it's too late now, I'm afraid. Much, much too late.”
Sometimes I wonder: the story of Hoagy Carmichael (1965 edition), Da Capo Pr
Song: Rockin' Chair (1930)
“It's the story of a very unfortunate colored man
Who got arrested down in Old Hong Kong
He got twenty years' privilege taken away from him
When he kicked old Buddha's gong.”
Song: Hong Kong Blues (1939)
“I'm a Cranky Old Yank in a Clanky Old Tank on the Streets of Yokohama with my Honolulu Mama Doin' Those Beat-o, Beat-o Flat-On-My-Seat-o, Hirohito Blues”
1947 song title, generally agreed to be the longest title of any commercially published song.
“Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).”
The Virtue of Selfishness (1964 edition), Penguin - ISBN: 9781101137222
“Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed, to feel with them, one cannot understand.”
To her pupils at Roanne in 1934. As reported in "Utopian pessimist: the life and thought of Simone Weil" (Poseidon Press, 1990) by David McLellan, p. 93
“How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”
Earliest reference found in a webpage updated in 1997: http://web.archive.org/web/19980122214055/http://www.iwaynet.net/~wstocks/fun/seuss.html
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsHoagy Carmichael
Born: November 22, 1899
Died: December 27, 1981 (aged 82)
Occupation: Composer, songwriter, singer, actor
Bio: Howard Hoagland Hoagy Carmichael was an American composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader. He is best known for composing the music for Stardust, Georgia on My Mind, The Nearness of You, and Heart and Soul, four of the most-recorded American songs of all time.