|Oscar Hammerstein II|
Hammerstein circa 1940
|Birth name||Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II|
July 12, 1895|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||August 23, 1960
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Peace is not the product of a victory or a command. It has no finishing line, no final deadline, no fixed definition of achievement. Peace is a never-ending process, the work of many decisions.
What is a sophisticate? He is a man who thinks he can swim better than he can and sometimes he drowns.
A bell's not a bell 'til you ring it, A song's not a song 'til you sing it, Love in your heart wasn't put there to stay, Love isn't love 'til you give it away!
You gotta have a dream. If you don't have a dream, how you gonna make a dream come true?
I know the world is filled with troubles and many injustices. But reality is as beautiful as it is ugly. I think it is just as important to sing about beautiful mornings as it is to talk about slums. I just couldn't write anything without hope in it.
The number of people who will not go to a show they do not want to see is unlimited.
Do you love me because I'm beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me?