"Christmas carols always brought tears to my eyes. I also cry at weddings. I should have cried at a couple of my own."
"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."Ethel Merman on Calvin Coolidge
"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."Ethel Merman on Roy L. Smith
"The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live."Ethel Merman on George Carlin
"Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store."Ethel Merman on Dr. Seuss
"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."Ethel Merman on Benjamin Franklin
"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."