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“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?”
“Punctuality is not one of their faults.”
“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 ...”
“By some people the meal itself is a long delay between the appetizer and the dessert.”
“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.”
“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, U.S. radio/TV screenwriter, playwright, producer
(1899 - 1966)
Full name: Gertrude Edelstein Berg.