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04-07-2009, 04:49 PM
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??
04-07-2009, 07:27 PM
I see it attributed here to a song by one Jose Duarte.
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
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:
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