"Maybe I'm old-fashioned. But I remember the beauty and thrill of being moved by Broadway musicals - particularly the endings of shows."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Marvin Hamlisch on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Marvin Hamlisch on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Marvin Hamlisch on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Marvin Hamlisch on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Marvin Hamlisch on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"There have been studies that clearly state that children who are exposed to arts education at a young age will in fact do markedly better in their SAT tests."
"I still have great faith in what is good and right in all of us."
"You mustn't underestimate an audience's intelligence."
"I started studying music at the age of five and a half. My older sister was taking piano lessons. When her teacher left our apartment, I would get up on the piano bench and start picking out the notes that were part of my sister's lessons."