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.
“If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.”
As quoted in Think, Vol. 27 (1961), p. 32
“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”
―Robert Green Ingersoll
The works of Robert G. Ingersoll (1978 edition), Library of Alexandria - ISBN: 9781465521330
“Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.”
As quoted in: Hitchcock (1967) by François Truffaut
“Absolute discretion is a ruthless master. It is more destructive of freedom than any of man's other inventions.”
―William O. Douglas
Dissenting, United States v. Wunderlich, 342 U.S. 98, 101 (1951).
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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.