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Gertrude Berg

  • Borscht is more than a soup, it's a weather vane. When my family says they want hot borscht I know winter is coming, and when they want cold borscht I know how far can spring be behind?

    • Gertrude Berg,
    • in Gertrude Berg and Myra Waldo, The Molly Goldberg Jewish Cookbook ()
  • Punctuality is not one of their faults.

    • Gertrude Berg,
    • in Gertrude Berg and Myra Waldo, The Molly Goldberg Jewish Cookbook ()
  • Some people have family crests, lions, tigers, unicorns, elephants — a whole menagerie — and if my family had a crest, you know what would be on it? A blintze. I mean it. All the good things in my life are measured in blintzes because by us it's not a party if there isn't a blintze ...

    • Gertrude Berg,
    • in Gertrude Berg and Myra Waldo, The Molly Goldberg Jewish Cookbook ()
  • By some people the meal itself is a long delay between the appetizer and the dessert.

    • Gertrude Berg,
    • in Gertrude Berg and Myra Waldo, The Molly Goldberg Jewish Cookbook ()
  • Passover, I think, will always be my happiest holiday, because no matter how old I'll be, at Passover time I'm always the little girl at my grandma's house.

    • Gertrude Berg,
    • in Gertrude Berg and Myra Waldo, The Molly Goldberg Jewish Cookbook ()
  • So the legs are little short, the knees maybe knock a little but who listens?

  • When it's all over and the on the air signs go off there isn't a more lost feeling in the world. The wonderful, exciting, even glamorous, studio is now just a room dirty with coffee cartons and cigarette butts.

  • I'm a firm believer in anxiety and the power of negative thinking.

  • It's such a corrosive chemical: fame.

    • Gertrude Berg,
    • in David Bailey and Peter Evans, Goodbye Baby and Amen ()

Gertrude Berg, U.S. radio/TV screenwriter, playwright, producer

(1899 - 1966)

Full name: Gertrude Edelstein Berg.