Alan Alda

Alan Alda

American actor, director, screenwriter, and author.

Lived from: 1936-

Category: Movie | Writers (Contemporary)

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    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.
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    Almost everybody that's well-known gets tagged with a nickname.
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    Anyone I know who's almost died has come out of it, at least for a while, looking at things differently.
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    Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.
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    Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been.
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    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.
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    Here's my Golden Rule for a tarnished age: Be fair with others, but keep after them until they're fair with you.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    I'm most at home on the stage. I was carried onstage for the first time when I was six months old.
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    If I can't get the girl, at least give me more money.
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    It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich.

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    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.
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    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.
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