You'll never prove you're too good for a job by not doing your best
Broadway has been very good to me. But then, I've been very good to Broadway.
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.
I take a breath when I have to.
Always give them the old fire, even when you feel like a squashed cake of ice.
I can hold a note as long as the Chase National Bank.
But Not For Me.
The World Is Your Balloon: The Decca Singles 1950-1951.
I've never suffered stage fright. That fascinates people.
My father taught me to read music and play the piano-but not well, even though people have said that I'm a natural musician.
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 wouldn't change one thing about my professional life, and I make it a point not to dwell on my mistakes.
Eisenhower was my war hero and the President I admire and respect most.
Mom and Pop were proud of my popularity, but from their point of view, show business was no way to make a living.
When I'm asked how to succeed in show business, I always say I haven't the foggiest.