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Alan Alda Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Alan Alda

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You have to leave the city of your comfort
and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
What you'll discover will be wonderful.
What you'll discover is yourself.
- Alan Alda

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If I can't get the girl, at least give me more money.
- Alan Alda

Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always
better to be wise than to be smart.
- Alan Alda

I wouldn't live in California.
All that sun makes you sterile.
- Alan Alda

 

Be fair with others, but then keep after them until they're fair with you.
- Alan Alda

I'm an angry person, angrier than most people would imagine,
I get flashes of anger.
What works for me is working out when it's useful to use that anger.
- Alan Alda

It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy.
It's only necessary to be rich.
- Alan Alda

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It's too bad I'm not as wonderful a person as people say I am,
because the world could use a few people like that.
- Alan Alda

When people are laughing, they're generally not killing one another.
- Alan Alda

I'm most at home on the stage.
I was carried onstage for the first time when I was six months old.
- Alan Alda

I've never tried to manipulate my image.
- Alan Alda

Here's my Golden Rule for a tarnished age:
Be fair with others,
but keep after them until they're fair with you.
- Alan Alda

You wouldn't want to be called a sell-out by selling a product.
Selling out was frowned on, whereas now you can major
in it at business school.
- Alan Alda

After a while I started to think of that as an image
of something that went a lot deeper than the dead dog,
which is you can't bring back anything to life.
- Alan Alda

My mother didn't try to stab my father until I was six,
but she must have shown signs of oddness before that.
- Alan Alda

Be brave enough to live life creatively.
The creative place where no one else has ever been.
- Alan Alda

I'm in the real world, some people try to steal from me,
and I stop them, frequently, take them to court.
I love a good lawsuit.
It's fun.
- Alan Alda

You can't get there by bus, only by hard work and risk
and by not quite knowing what you're doing.
What you'll discover will be wonderful.
What you'll discover will be yourself.
- Alan Alda

Begin challenging your own assumptions.
Your assumptions are your windows on the world.
Scrub them off every once in awhile,
or the light won't come in.
- Alan Alda

When does she do all this thinking? We're together
all the time but she thinks deeply about things and
with feeling and she can remember the facts.
We've been married 48 years.
- Alan Alda

The creative is the place where no one else has ever been.
You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into
the wilderness of your intuition.
- Alan Alda

Almost everybody that's well-known gets tagged with a nickname.
- Alan Alda

Never Have Your Dog Stuffed is really advice to myself,
a reminder to myself not to avoid change or uncertainty,
but to go with it, to surf into change.
- Alan Alda

No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong,
gentle and good, without the world being better for it,
without somebody being helped and comforted by the
very existence of that goodness.
- Alan Alda

I've been nominated twice before as actor in a leading part.
Now I'm nominated as actor in a supporting part.
If I don't win, I'll just wait until I'm nominated
for being in the theater during the show.
Do they have one like that?
- Alan Alda

I found I wasn't asking good enough questions because
I assumed I knew something.
I would box them into a corner with a badly formed question,
and they didn't know how to get out of it.
Now, I let them take me through it step by step,
and I listen.
- Alan Alda

It makes it fun.
When an actor plays a character, you want what that character wants.
Otherwise it doesn't look authentic.
So I really want to defeat Jimmy - I mean Jimmy as the character.
- Alan Alda

It's really clear to me that you can't hang onto something longer than its time.
Ideas lose certain freshness, ideas have a shelf life,
and sometimes they have to be replaced by other ideas.
- Alan Alda

It's not an epitaph.
I felt I could look back at my life and get a good story out of it.
It's a picture of somebody trying to figure things out.
I'm not trying to create some impression about myself.
That doesn't interest me.
- Alan Alda

Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself.
Be bold.
When you embark for strange places, don't leave any
of yourself safely on shore.
Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory.
- Alan Alda

The magic words for a great relationship are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
- John Lennon

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis


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