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cyclisted
04-07-2009, 04:49 PM
Friends,

I'm not sure who said this originally, I think I remember hearing it from a comic in the '60, but the quote was "How do I get to Carnegie Hall? Practice. Practice. Practice." It was attributed to Saadi, who Wikipedia tells me was a 13th century Persian poet. Maybe he was also a seer??

Ed

bansaisequoia
04-07-2009, 07:27 PM
I see it attributed here to a song by one Jose Duarte.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/s/sparks/how_do_i_get_to_carnegie_hall_crd.htm

http://www.last.fm/music/Sparks/_/How+Do+I+Get+to+Carnegie+Hall%3F

However, I couldn't say for certain that he is the original author of the quote. Perhaps he stole that bit of intellectual property for his song:p

http://beatcrave.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/carnegie_hall08-12-02.jpg

pootie49
04-07-2009, 10:24 PM
From what I could google and search etc etc that quote should be atrributed to one of the two following comics:

Jack Benny or Henny Youngman :confused:

circa 1940's - 1950's

As it is a one-liner so to speak I would go with Youngman, however Jack did play the violin...so the plot as they thickens:cool:

As for Saadi...not a chance in the world:eek: