"I wouldn't change one thing about my professional life, and I make it a point not to dwell on my mistakes."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Ethel Merman on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Ethel Merman on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Ethel Merman on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Ethel Merman on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Ethel Merman on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"I wouldn't trust any man as far as you can throw a piano."