"Christmas carols always brought tears to my eyes. I also cry at weddings. I should have cried at a couple of my own."
"The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make - not just on your wedding day, but over and over again - and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife."Ethel Merman on Barbara de Angelis
"My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy if not, you'll become a philosopher."Ethel Merman on Socrates
"It's a funny thing that when a man hasn't anything on earth to worry about, he goes off and gets married."Ethel Merman on Robert Frost
"I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury."Ethel Merman on Groucho Marx
"Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness."Ethel Merman on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"I wouldn't change one thing about my professional life, and I make it a point not to dwell on my mistakes."
"My beloved Mom and Pop always rated tops with each other, and that's the way it will always be."
"Mom claimed that I could carry a tune at 2 or 3 years of age. Maybe she was a little prejudiced."
"Mom and Pop were proud of my popularity, but from their point of view, show business was no way to make a living."
"Eisenhower was my war hero and the President I admire and respect most."