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10 Delightful Quotes from Doris Day

Silver screen veteran and beloved starlet Doris Day, known for her role as Calamity Jane, among many, many others, has passed away aged ninety-seven. The actress, singer and animal rights campaigner was one of cinema’s most lauded stars, and tributes have been flowing in since her death was announced this morning. Here at Bookstr, we want to honor Doris Day with ten of her most delightful, inspirational quotes.



I’ve never met an animal I didn’t like, and I can’t say the same thing about people.

Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.

I like joy; I want to be joyous; I want to have fun on the set; I want to wear beautiful clothes and look pretty. I want to smile, and I want to make people laugh. And that’s all I want. I like it. I like being happy. I want to make others happy.

If it’s true that men are such beasts, this must account for the fact that most women are animal lovers.

If I’d find a dog, I’d try to find the owner, of course, but it was mine! I just can’t live without them; I love them so much. I have cats, too. People call me all the time and say, ‘We know of a couple of cats people don’t care for,’ and I say, ‘Bring them!’ That’s it – two words. I’m always open for that.

I always feel a rise in my scalp or in the backs of my wrists when something is special, whether it be a song or a man.

Any girl can look glamorous… just stand there and look stupid.

Well I do find the beauty in animals. I find beauty everywhere. I find beauty in my garden.

The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you’ll grow out of it.

I’m going to do as much as I can for the animal world, and I’ll never stop.