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#1. My father invented a cure for which there was no disease and unfortunately my mother caught it and died of it. - Author: Victor Borge
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#2. Read (this book), smile, enjoy, and if you happen to learn something along the way, don't get upset. - Author: Victor Borge
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#3. He was happily married - but his wife wasn't. - Author: Victor Borge
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#4. There is a bit of Hans Christian Andersen in every Dane. - Author: Victor Borge
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#5. The elephant smoked too much.(explaining why the keys of his piano were so yellow) - Author: Victor Borge
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#6. What is the difference between a Nazi and a dog?The Nazi lifts his arm. - Author: Victor Borge
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#7. (Shortly after Germany forced Denmark to sign a non-aggression pact in 1939) How nice. Now the Germans can sleep in peace, knowing that they will not be invaded by us. - Author: Victor Borge
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#8. The elephant smoked too much. - Author: Victor Borge
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#9. The difference between a violin and a viola is that a viola burns longer. - Author: Victor Borge
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#10. I don't mind growing old. I'm just not used to it. - Author: Victor Borge
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#11. The conductor is a peculiar person. He turns his back on his friends in the audience, shakes a stick at his players in the orchestra, and then wonders why nobody loves him. - Author: Victor Borge
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#12. One afternoon, when I was four years old, my father came home, and he found me in the living room in front of a roaring fire, which made him very angry. Because we didn't have a fireplace. - Author: Victor Borge
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#13. Clarinets, like lawyers, have cases, mouthpieces, and they need a constant supply of hot air in order to function. - Author: Victor Borge
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#14. You may not be aware of this but Leonard Bernstein won another award, for explaining the music of Igor Stravinsky ... to Igor Stravinsky! - Author: Victor Borge
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#15. They say that Nero started the fire himself because he needed a suitable backdrop for his concert. - Author: Victor Borge
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#16. Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth. - Author: Victor Borge
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#17. And now, in honour of the 150th anniversary of Beethoven's death, I would like to play 'Clear the Saloon', er, 'Clair de Lune', by Debussy. I don't play Beethoven so well, but I play Debussy very badly, and Beethoven would have liked that. - Author: Victor Borge
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#18. (Referring to the piano's natural shape) Isn't it a shame when those big fat opera singers lean against the pianos and bend them? - Author: Victor Borge
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#19. Santa Claus has the right idea: visit people once a year - Author: Victor Borge
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#20. Always remember to forget the things that made you sad, but never forget to remember the things that made you glad. - Author: Victor Borge
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#21. Laughter is the closest distance between two people. - Author: Victor Borge
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#22. The first piano was built long after they didn't have any at all. - Author: Victor Borge
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#23. In my youth, I wanted to be a great pantomimist
but I found I had nothing to say. - Author: Victor Borge
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#24. Did you know that Mozart had no arms and no legs? I've seen statues of him on people's pianos. - Author: Victor Borge
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#25. Many people have asked me why there are three pedals in these grand pianos. Well the pedal in the middle is there to separate the two other pedals. - Author: Victor Borge
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#26. I'd like to thank my parents for making this night possible. And my children for making it necessary. - Author: Victor Borge
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#27. Flint must be an extremely wealthy town: I see that each of you bought two or three seats. - Author: Victor Borge
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#28. I don't mind going back to daylight saving time. With inflation, the hour will be the only thing I've saved all year. - Author: Victor Borge
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#29. You want something by Bach? Which one, Johann Sebastian or Jacques Offen? - Author: Victor Borge
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#30. When I was a little boy and played Liebestraum, my father used to hit me on the head with a newspaper every time I slopped the cadenza ... I hate Liebestraum. - Author: Victor Borge
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#31. In my dreams of Heaven, I always see the great Masters gathered in a huge hall in which they all reside. Only Mozart has his own suite. - Author: Victor Borge
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#32. If I have caused just one person to wipe away a tear of laughter, that's my reward. - Author: Victor Borge
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#33. Well, all's fair in love, war and fooling the critics. - Author: Victor Borge
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#34. It (the double-clarinet in India) was primarily used for snake charming, since the snake would do almost anything to get the Indians to stop playing it. - Author: Victor Borge
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#35. I do not have a single white note on my piano; my elephant smoked too much. - Author: Victor Borge
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#36. When an opera star sings her head off, she usually improves her appearance. - Author: Victor Borge
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#37. Mendelssohn never wrote any Water Music. However, he wrote the Scotch Symphony, which is even better, or at least stronger. - Author: Victor Borge
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#38. A Smile is a curve which can set a lot of things straight. - Author: Victor Borge
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#39. Occasionally, a finger comes up to wipe a tear [of laughter] from the eye ... and that's my reward ... the rest goes to the government. - Author: Victor Borge
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#40. Beethoven wrote in three flats a lot. That's because he moved twice. - Author: Victor Borge
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#41. The oboe sounds like a clarinet with a cold. - Author: Victor Borge
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#42. I know [canned music] makes chickens lay more eggs and factory workers produce more. But how much more can they get out of you on an elevator? - Author: Victor Borge
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#43. I only know two pieces; one is 'Clair de Lune' and the other one isn't. - Author: Victor Borge
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#44. (Responding to a sneeze from the audience) Who exploded? - Author: Victor Borge
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#45. There are three Bachs. Johann, Sebastian and Offen. - Author: Victor Borge
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#46. Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. - Author: Victor Borge
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#47. I normally don't do requests. Unless, of course, I have been asked to do so. - Author: Victor Borge
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#48. That's why I've never thought of retiring because I do it all the time whether on the stage or off. I found that in a precarious situation, a smile is the shortest distance between people. When one needs to reach out for sympathy or a link with people, what better way is there? - Author: Victor Borge
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#49. I learned to play the piano on my mother's knee - that was before we got a piano. - Author: Victor Borge
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