Quotes by: George Burns

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George Burns
Burns in 1986
Born Nathan Birnbaum
(1896-01-20)January 20, 1896
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died March 9, 1996(1996-03-09) (aged 100)
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Cause of death Cardiac arrest
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), California
Other names Nattie, Nate
Occupation Actor, comedian, writer, singer
Years active 1902–1996
Spouse(s) Hannah Siegel (m. 1917; div. 1921)
Gracie Allen (m. 1926; d. 1964)[1]
Children Sandra Jean Burns (1934–2010)
Ronald Jon Burns (1935–2007)
Parent(s) Louis and Dorah (née Bluth) Birnbaum

Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.
George Burns
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
George Burns
I'm at the age now where just putting my cigar in its holder is a thrill.
George Burns
First you forget names, then you forget faces. Next you forget to pull your zipper up and finally, you forget to pull it down.
George Burns
I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
George Burns
If you live to be one hundred, you've got it made. Very few people die past that age.
George Burns
The most important thing in acting is honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
George Burns
Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman - or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.
George Burns
If it's a good script I'll do it. And if it's a bad script, and they pay me enough, I'll do it.
George Burns
The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending, then having the two as close together as possible.
George Burns
I'm very pleased to be here. Let's face it, at my age I'm very pleased to be anywhere.
George Burns
Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples.
George Burns
Too bad all the people who know how to run this country are busy running taxicabs or cutting hair.
George Burns
Everything that goes up must come down. But there comes a time when not everything that's down can come up.
George Burns
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
George Burns
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