Tom Lehrer

Tom Lehrer


Author Profession: US math professor, singer, pianist, songwriter
Born: April 09, 1928
Age: 88 years old
Birth Sign: Aries


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Be prepared, and be careful not to do your good deeds when there's no one watching you.

My last public performance for money was in 1967. For free, it was 1972, with the exception of two little one-shot, one-song things. But that's just for friends, out of friendship for the people involved, and also because it was fun.

Bad weather always looks worse through a window.

Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it.

Life is like a sewer: what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.

If a person feels he can't communicate, the least he can do is shut up about it.

I went from adolescence to senility, trying to bypass maturity.

I feel that if a person has problems communicating the very least he can do is to shut up.

I have always found it interesting... that there are people who regard copyright infringement as a form of flattery.

Counting in octal is just like counting in decimal, if you don't use your .

If, after hearing my songs, just one human being is inspired to say something nasty to a friend or, perhaps to strike a loved one, it will all have been worth the while.

Apart from that Mrs Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?

Think as you work, for in the final analysis, your worth to your company comes not only in solving problems, but also in anticipating them.

I didn't feel the need for anonymous affection, for people in the dark applauding. To me, it would be like writing a novel and then getting up every night and reading your novel.

There's something mathematically satisfying about music: notes fit together and harmony and all that. And mathematics has to do with abstractions and making connections.

Political satire became obsolete when they awarded Henry Kissinger the Nobel Peace Prize.

On my income tax 1040 it says 'Check this box if you are blind.' I wanted to put a check mark about three inches away.

In my youth there were words you couldn't say in front of a girl; now you can't say 'girl.'

An actress must never lose her ego - without it she has no talent.

I wish people who have trouble communicating would just shut up.

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