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I've turned down projects based on raunchiness before. ...
by John Ratzenberger

I've turned down projects based on raunchiness before.
- John Ratzenberger

So many people aren't ready for Hollywood -
professionally or practically.
- John Ratzenberger

In L.A., though, people get off busses calling themselves actors,
so many are really not professionals.
- John Ratzenberger

But from what I can see all around me today,
that America is fading fast, if it's not already gone.
- John Ratzenberger

 

Diabetes affects my family.
One of my kids is affected by it.
- John Ratzenberger

Find people who share your values, and you'll conquer the world together.
- John Ratzenberger

So many actors have sheer guts, will,
and determination; they just need some preparation.
- John Ratzenberger

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Two days later I got a call that they wanted to try
out the character for seven episodes.
Eleven years and 22 Emmys later, Cliff was still sitting at that bar.
- John Ratzenberger

I'd never been to acting school, so I never thought I'd get this far.
- John Ratzenberger

A farce, or slapstick humor, does well universally.
- John Ratzenberger

You'll be tested every single day.
- John Ratzenberger

I come from Bridgeport, Connecticut and have friends I grew up with there.
- John Ratzenberger

I always played a soldier, sailor, or policemen.
- John Ratzenberger

Hollywood has lost touch with their audience a long time ago.
- John Ratzenberger

There are technologies you couldn't predict at all when I started.
- John Ratzenberger

Before 1972, no actors got residuals.
They just got paid.
No residuals.
- John Ratzenberger

After all, at end of the day, when you're breathing your last,
it's not your producer, director, or cast mates by your bedside;
it's your children.
Keep that in mind.
- John Ratzenberger

In fact, my son learned his first swear word from E.T.
at age five.
The way I look at it, E.T.
stole a bit of my son's childhood.
- John Ratzenberger

From what I can see, too many kids don't learn pride
in their country anymore.
- John Ratzenberger

Sure, the comedians who swear or use scatological humor can get laughs,
but they're uncomfortable laughs.
- John Ratzenberger

I started improvising the Cliff character,
based on someone I grew up with.
- John Ratzenberger

It appalls me that the people who decide what Americans
will be watching on the tube have never been to the United States.
Not the real United States.
- John Ratzenberger

I'm concerned about the insidious influence of the
media's bad messages that undermine the lessons parents
try to instill in their sons and daughters.
- John Ratzenberger

You've got to write for your audience.
- John Ratzenberger

They need to be re-supplied with energy,
and that energy comes from asking not what your country can do for you,
but from what you can do for your country.
- John Ratzenberger

When I go to the garage to pick up my clubs,
I clean the spider webs off.
- John Ratzenberger

On my visits back home, if they saw that I was getting a big head,
they'd let me know right away.
- John Ratzenberger

I have been raising money for the past 14 years for diabetes research.
- John Ratzenberger

To them, the real United States is just flyover country.
- John Ratzenberger

There are times over different projects when I've asked
the writers why people are swearing for no good reason.
I tell them that it would be funnier if there weren't these swear words.
- John Ratzenberger

The last thing on my mind was to be an actor,
but I had a crush on a cute girl in the drama department,
so the best thing for me to do was audition,
help out, do carpentry, whatever it took to get me on that project.
- John Ratzenberger

The pollution they produce, market, sell,
and show to billions around the world is at its core
contemptuous of the country that gave them better lives
than nearly 100 percent of everybody who's ever lived.
And they pass that contempt along for everyone to see.
- John Ratzenberger

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Stop holding on to the past.
Release your regrets about whatever you may have done
or failed to do that turned out poorly.
Forgive others for whatever they may have done
or failed to do that cause you harm.
Declare today to be a new beginning.
Let go of the past and move on with creating
a joyful new future for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Usually a life turned into a poem is misrepresented.
- Mark Strand

For once you have tasted flight
you will walk the earth
with your eyes turned skywards,
for there you have been
and there you will long to return.
- Leonardo da Vinci

When I turned 60, it didn't bother me at all.
- Yoko Ono

Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet.
- Katharine Lee Bates

I think the person who takes a job in order to live -
that is to say, for the money -
has turned himself into a slave.
- Joseph Campbell

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned,
nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
- William Congreve

Even though marriage is doomed, if you turned it into
a job you like and really work at it -
it can be salvaged.
- Al Goldstein

I got an offer in 1992 to buy a major-league team.
I turned down the offer because I don't want my love
of the game to involve business.
- Garth Brooks

The discoloration is very minimal.
I have not turned blue.
The extent of skin discoloration is not even remotely
near what the news media are saying.
It is barely noticeable.
- Stan Jones

My mother turned into a professional widow.
She couldn't understand why I wanted to be an engineer;
she thought I should be a chicken farmer.
- David Antin

I look at my career and it's still hard for me to believe
the way things turned out and how things happened.
I've been so blessed.
- John Elway

As a kid growing up in the little city of Sault Ste.
Marie, Ontario, I dreamed of one day playing in the NHL,
but never did I expect it to be as much fun as it turned out to be.
- Ron Francis

Pious XII was too neutral to mention the gas chambers;
decent people like my own family were turned into devils by crude Christianity.
- Lionel Blue

I turned my home state of Florida into the Land of Xanth.
- Piers Anthony

Then I just moved into being a DJ when that turned into the hottest thing.
- Jam Master Jay

Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing
your oxen turned into bouillon cubes.
- John le Carre

Humanity may endure the loss of everything;
all its possessions may be turned away without infringing its true dignity -
all but the possibility of improvement.
- Johann Gottlieb Fichte

As I became very defined in my personal politics,
I turned down some films that I slightly regret now;
I'm not going to say what they were.
- Julie Christie

I almost bumped into Alec Baldwin and then turned around
and Paris Hilton was standing there.
And I was like, 'Look, it's stupid spoiled whore.'
- Trey Parker

If you wanted to dissect the structure of living cells,
genetic analysis was an extremely powerful method,
so my interest turned to that.
- Joshua Lederberg

I think I turned to writing really just to wake up
in the morning and be a musician and to have something to do,
and feel like a musician every day even if I wasn't working.
- Lesley Gore

It is within the last quarter century or thirty years.
And a lot of that law has turned out to be very,
very protective of the press and the public's right to know.
- Floyd Abrams

I had turned my anxiety into my profession.
- Francois Jacob

My father and uncles and all their friends turned their
lungs black trying to satisfy my collector's zeal.
- Edward G. Robinson

I have had four happy days in my life,
and three of them turned out to be illusions.
- Taylor Caldwell

Just look at all the awards shows now.
It has turned into a catwalk.
You have to be wearing a certain designer,
a certain dress, and everyone's critiquing.
- Portia de Rossi

After Mary Queen of Scots, I turned to the farthest subject possible:
Cromwell.
- Antonia Fraser

So I turned these sort of deficiencies into a,
a workable thing if you understand what I mean.
- Tony Hancock

I learned a lot from Vietnam veterans,
especially as some of them turned against their own war.
- Robert Jay Lifton

Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out.
- Jean Paul

If we had been less reliant on technology and the security
that we enjoy in being divorced from what we used to know,
maybe things would have turned out differently.
- Heather Donahue

Yes, you can lose somebody overnight,
yes, your whole life can be turned upside down.
Life is short.
It can come and go like a feather in the wind.
- Shania Twain

And since I just turned 32, I'm thinking about getting married,
having a family, and that's very difficult to do on
the road as a correspondent.
- Linda Vester

When I was a kid a growing up in Ontario,
Canada, Lake Erie was so polluted, I never thought it would ever,
EVER be turned around where they could start cleaning it out in my lifetime!
- Rick Danko

I did a film about the Zodiac Killer.
It turned out well.
- Robin Tunney

The world is wrong side up.
It needs to be turned upside down in order to be right side up.
- Billy Sunday

I was getting offers.
I had just turned them down.
Then I realized I should be grateful that at age 54,
people were still offering me film roles.
- Candice Bergen


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