30 Doris Day Quotes That Highlight Her Legacy

Doris Day as Judy Kimball making a shocked face in 'Send Me No Flowers'
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RIP Doris Day!

Let the Legacy of Doris Day Live on in These Quotes Said by the Star

It's with a heavy heart we announce the passing of Doris Day.

At the ripe ol' age of 97, the legendary actress, singer, and animal welfare activist was called up to heaven to join the other angels. We'll never forget this woman and all she has done for the industry and animals of the world.

Though she's gone, she will never be forgotten. Her legacy will live on forever, even if part of that is due to a hysterical meme of her slapping Rock Hudson in Send Me No Flowers.

We'll remember her through these inspiring words she's said during her time on earth. Scroll through for some uplifting Doris Day quotes that prove why she was a force to be reckoned with.

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Best Doris Day Quotes

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

  • "I love to laugh. It's the only way to enjoy each day—it's not coming back again."

  • "Wrinkles are hereditary. Parents get them from their children."

  • "Women dress so well, because the eyes of men are better developed than their mind."

  • "I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent, devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source."

  • "Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty."

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

  • "Middle age is youth without levity and age without decay."

  • "Vulgarity begins when imagination succumbs to the explicit."

  • "The happiest times in my life were the days when I was traveling with Les Brown and his band."

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Famous Doris Day Quotes

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

  • "I don't even like parties."

  • "I don't know if I want to get married again."

  • "Any girl can look glamorous, just stand there and look stupid."

  • "It was the only ambition I ever had—not to be a dancer or Hollywood movie star, but to be a housewife in a good marriage."

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

  • "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."

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

  • "Sometimes I think I should have stayed longer and I should have done more films."

  • "I never retired."

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Iconic Doris Day Quotes

  • "I like joy; I want to be joyous. I want to smile and I want to make people laugh. And that`s all I want. I like being happy. I want to make others happy."

  • "Killing an animal to make a coat is sin. It wasn't meant to be, and we have no right to do it. A woman gains status when she refuses to see anything killed to be put on her back. Then she's truly beautiful."

  • "I'm tired of being thought of as Miss Goody Two-Shoes... the girl next door, Miss Happy-Go-Lucky."

  • "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."

  • "Whatever will be will be."

  • "I liked being married instead of the girl who's looking for a guy."

  • "No matter what happens, if I get pushed down, I'm going to come right back up."

  • "I have never found in a human being loyalty that is comparable to a dog's loyalty."

  • " had a wonderful family including my aunts, uncles and cousins but they've all gone to heaven."

  • "I like to sing love songs."

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