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Sophie Tucker

  • ... my marriage ... sprang a leak and had to be towed into court.

  • [Song title associated with her:] Life begins at forty.

  • I've been writing a book for years. It's called Horses That Owe Me Money, and I haven't come to the end of it yet.

  • From birth to age eighteen, a girl needs good parents. From eighteen to thirty-five, she needs good looks. From thirty-five to fifty-five, she needs a good personality. From fifty-five on, she needs good cash.

    • Sophie Tucker,
    • 1953, in Michael Freedland, Sophie ()
  • [On her 80th birthday, the secret of a long life:] Keep breathing.

    • Sophie Tucker,
    • 1964, in A.K. Adams, The Home Book of Humorous Quotations ()

Sophie Tucker, Polish-born U.S. singer, comedian, entertainer

(1884)

Full name: Sophie Abuza Tucker.