Everything's coming up roses - for me.
I work as often as I want and yet I'm free as a bird.
Christmas carols always brought tears to my eyes. I also cry at weddings. I should have cried at a couple of my own.
I wouldn't change one thing about my professional life, and I make it a point not to dwell on my mistakes.
At a flea market I always head for the junk jewelry table first.
At one time I smoked, but in 1959 I couldn't think of anything else to give up for Lent so I stopped - and I haven't had a cigarette since.
I can never remember being afraid of an audience. If the audience could do better, they'd be up here on stage and I'd be out there watching them.
When you are in deep conflict about something, sometimes the most trivial thing can tip the scales.
Eisenhower was my war hero and the President I admire and respect most.
There have been people who have tried to take advantage of me. They want to be linked to me just because I'm Ethel Merman.
I can hold a note as long as the Chase National Bank.
I was born in my parents' bedroom on January 16. The World Almanac says it was 1909. I say it was 1912. But what difference does it make as long as I feel 33?
I'll pat myself on the back and admit I have talent. Beyond that, I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
You gotta have a gimmick.
Always give them the old fire, even when you feel like a squashed cake of ice.
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