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Pianos tend to get better as they age,
by Alicia Witt

Pianos tend to get better as they age,
the more you play them.
They grow into their sound.
- Alicia Witt

You have to really concentrate on piano or acting.
You can't do both.
- Alicia Witt

In my fantasy I was always the savior.
I would come to Peanuts land and save everybody.
Charlie Brown would fall madly in love with me.
Peppermint Patty was so jealous.
- Alicia Witt

Acting is magical.
Change your look and your attitude, and you can be anyone.
- Alicia Witt

 

When I was a kid, my dream was to be a farmer and marry Charlie Brown.
I wanted to rescue him and make him happy.
Besides, he was always lusting after the little redhead girl.
- Alicia Witt

My goal is to just keep playing roles that are different
from the roles I've played before.
- Alicia Witt

I wanted to do a movie about being really good at something,
yet being socially awkward and not as advanced in your
personal life as you are in your creative life.
- Alicia Witt

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I went to national piano competitions and did that whole circuit.
Then I played professionally to support myself when I moved out to LA.
- Alicia Witt

All of those art-based fields are similar in that they're
all hard to make a living in and they all require an
intense amount of training and discipline.
- Alicia Witt

I'd never been to a prom, I had never had the whole high school experience.
I think I was kind of an anomaly.
I don't think they knew where to put me.
- Alicia Witt

Redheads get so stereotyped.
You're either exotic and wild or totally Victorian.
- Alicia Witt

It occured to me the other day that I've made out with
more people on camera than I have in real life!
- Alicia Witt

I compose my own stuff.
I've been writing songs with words.
I've been playing more on the keyboard because I can
transpose it to sheet music on the computer.
- Alicia Witt

On-screen relationships are the best because you don't
have to worry about saying the wrong things.
And if the guy's got a girlfriend, or I'm not attracted to him,
it's even better.
It's just my character kissing his character.
- Alicia Witt

I was so happy that it filmed in New York not only
because it's an amazing city,
but also because a lot of people across the world somehow
started to think about New York as a dangerous place
to be and envisioned it as some war zone after that happened.
- Alicia Witt

John Waters has certainly gotten to a place in his
life where he doesn't do anything he doesn't want to do.
He's always been that way, but at this point,
he's greatly respected for it.
- Alicia Witt

Plus, there were so many pianos in my house,
so I couldn't really avoid it.
- Vanessa Carlton

For the most part, pianos are female to me.
Sometimes they're dykes, and they're always good fun.
- Tori Amos

Girls are like pianos.
When they're not upright, they're grand.
- Benny Hill

I've had grand pianos that are more expensive than,
like, a year's worth of rent.
- Lady Gaga

Usually I can hear the pianos, the saxophone,
and usually I can hear Ronnie.
But I really need to listen to Keith and Mick.
The rest of the band is sort of an embellishment to that.
- Charlie Watts

It was a very odd household, because the grandmothers were so different.
Both of them had their own pianos.
So it would be duelling pianos by grandmothers.
- Diane Cilento

I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent.
- Edith Sitwell

If you play the very subtle jazz tunes with acoustic pianos,
acoustic bass and it's a dead standard,
you are going to play very differently.
It depends on the music.
- Lee Ritenour

I think it would be better if nobody owned anything,
but they didn't starve.
Had enough paint and enough pianos and everything else.
- Arthur Boyd

Baldwin is sort of getting to be a bit funny.
I don't know what happened, but a few years ago they
suddenly went bankrupt and Gibson bought the whole outfit.
Since then they haven't seemed to be doing an awfully
good job of providing pianos.
- Marian McPartland

The difference between men friends and women friends
is that men tend to do things together,
women tend to just be together.
- Art Jahnke

If your only tool is a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

If the only tool you have is a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.
- Terry Pratchett

Gardening is all about optimism.
I put a seed in the ground.
I consistently tend it,
confident I will see the results, in time,
of the nurture I have provided.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't
come as a result of getting something we don't have,
but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
- Frederick Koenig

Make the most of your regrets;
never smother your sorrow,
but tend and cherish it till it comes to have
a separate and integral interest.
To regret deeply is to live afresh.
- Henry David Thoreau

It seems that we have it backward in our society.
We tend to look up to people
who are under a great deal of stress,
who can handle loads of stress,
and those who are under a great deal of pressure.
- Richard Carlson

We all tend to measure our worth by what we DO -
the actions we take.
We also highly value what we SAY.
However, the greatest impact we have
on our family, our friends,
and our world is our kindness and love.
A bowl of soup served with love
is a greater gift than a steak dinner served brusquely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anger and Danger are intimately intertwined.
An angry person is a dangerous person,
whether that person crosses our path
or whether the angry person is ourself.
To complete the anger/danger cycle,
whenever we feel threatened -
when we believe we are in danger -
we tend to exhibit anger as well as fear.
We look for someone to blame for the dangerous situation,
and direct our anger toward them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the extent that we are all educated and informed,
we will be more equipped to deal with the gut issues that tend to divide us.
- Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg

The grass is not always greener
on the other side of the fence.
Fences have nothing to do with it.
The grass is greenest where it is watered.
When crossing over fences, carry water with you
and tend the grass wherever you may be.
- Anonymous

Conversations with God are very different
from the usual nature of prayer.
Prayers are commonly only in one direction -
the one praying speaks and hopes God is listening.
Prayers also tend to focus on asking
for specific things or outcomes one wants,
rather than seeking to better understand the mind of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As a rule lawyers tend to want to do whatever they can to win.
- Bill Williams

Nevertheless, I tend to get offensive easily.
- Robert Loggia

Military officers from different countries,
when they meet each other, tend to sort of fall in love,
become mutual admiration societies, at the expense of realities.
- William Odom

The films that I do tend to polarise people's views.
- Alan Parker

If I'm at a party and someone puts on a Blues Brothers tape,
I tend to go nuts.
- Todd Barry

If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

I tend to prefer the shelter of fiction.
- Armistead Maupin

Liberals tend to put the onus of your success on society
and conservatives on you and your family.
- Dennis Prager

I have brought a PS2 on set with me before.
But games can be really addicting, and that's dangerous.
So I tend to keep it fairly limited on a certain level.
- Christian Slater

Some studies show that women can be better money managers
than men because they tend to be more conservative and do their homework.
Men tend to take more risks without the research.
- Maria Bartiromo

I tend to fall for the archetypal, talented,
charismatic rock boy.
- Juliana Hatfield

The first time I try anything is invariably not very successful.
I tend to grow slowly, but solidly.
- Lawrence Welk

I don't mind UFO's and ghost stories,
it's just that I tend to give value to the storyteller
rather than to the story itself.
- Robert Stack

I will accept no commission that would tend to create a rivalry with Grant.
I want him to hold what he has earned and got.
I have all the rank I want.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

In independent film you tend to have stories that involve more of a community,
and the smaller characters are important to the story.
- David Morse

On the whole, I tend not to listen to my peers.
- Robert Wyatt

Men tend to be selfish.
- Caprice Bourret

I tend to think of action movies as exuberant morality
plays in which good triumphs over evil.
- Sylvester Stallone

People tend to think they know you when u come into their tv's every week.
They think you are different than who you are.
Don't believe everything u here.
- Kaley Cuoco

I tend to stay up late, not because I'm partying but
because it's the only time of the day when I'm alone
and don't have to be performing.
- Jim Carrey

Architects today tend to depreciate themselves,
to regard themselves as no more than just ordinary
citizens without the power to reform the future.
- Kenzo Tange

You tend to be afraid when someone seems foreign to you.
But if you aren't careful, that can lead to bigotry.
- Jasmine Guy

I tend to like things that already exist.
- Jasper Johns

Rappers tend to use words sometimes that just rhyme
and don't really mean nothing.
- Trick Daddy

I tend to think that cricket is the greatest thing
that God ever created on earth -
certainly greater than sex,
although sex isn't too bad either.
- Harold Pinter

I find the most interesting and most daring scripts
tend to be for independent films.
- Neve Campbell

They tend to lay dormant for a while but often come back,
and then the cheques come in!
- Thayer David

Jack was out kissing babies while I was out passing bills.
Someone had to tend the store.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Yeah, I like being on my own.
I do.
I tend to be a loner, so I'm okay.
I'm not okay when I have to be around everyone all the time.
- Keri Russell

But as I was saying, from my experiences,
I think men tend to be more timid in expressing their feelings for you.
Regardless, I always prefer a friendship first and foremost.
- Alicia Machado

We tend to get what we expect.
- Norman Vincent Peale


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