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Old 04-07-2009, 04:49 PM
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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??

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Old 04-07-2009, 07:27 PM
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Question Who in the hall do you want

I see it attributed here to a song by one Jose Duarte.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/...e_hall_crd.htm

http://www.last.fm/music/Sparks/_/Ho...rnegie+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

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Old 04-07-2009, 10:24 PM
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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

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

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