28+ Best Doris Day Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Doris Day was an American actress, singer, and animal welfare activist. She began her career as a big band singer in 1939, achieving commercial success in 1945 with two No. 1 recordings, “Sentimental Journey” and “My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time” with Les Brown & His Band of Renown. Profoundly inspirational Doris Day quotes will fire up your brain and encourage you to look at life differently while making you laugh.

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Famous Doris Day Quotes

Sometimes I think I should have stayed longer and I should have done more films. — Doris Day

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

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

I’m tired of being thought of as Miss Goody Two-Shoes… the girl next door, Miss Happy-Go-Lucky. — Doris Day

I don’t even like parties. — Doris Day

I’ve just always loved animals. — Doris Day

I like Michael Buble. — Doris Day

When I was a teeny little girl, I was in dancing school, and I sang. We had to put a dance to a song, so I went to the 10-cent store one day and looked at all the sheet music. It was all laid out, and I picked ‘Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries.’ — Doris Day

Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty. — Doris Day

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. — Doris Day

I like to sing love songs. — Doris Day

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

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. — Doris Day

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

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. — Doris Day

I don’t know if I want to get married again. — Doris Day

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

Wrinkles are hereditary. Parents get them from their children. — Doris Day

If there is a Heaven, I’m sure Rock Hudson is there because he was such a kind person. — Doris Day

I liked being married instead of the girl who’s looking for a guy. — Doris Day

Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay. — Doris Day

I never retired. — Doris Day

I rented a place that I could have dogs – not in my house. I rented a big place. And I was able to have the SPCA every end of the week bring many, many dogs to me. They all were in nice places, clean, everything was fine. I took good care of them. And so many people called. — Doris Day

Vulgarity begins when imagination succumbs to the explicit. — Doris Day

I had a wonderful family including my aunts, uncles and cousins but they’ve all gone to heaven. — Doris Day

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

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

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. — Doris Day