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 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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About Alan Alda

Alan Alda is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and author. A seven-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner, he is widely known for his roles as Captain Hawkeye Pierce in the TV series M*A*S*H (1972–1983), hosting of Scientific American Frontiers, and as Arnold Vinick in The West Wing (2004–2006). He has also appeared in many feature films, most notably in Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), as pretentious television producer Lester, and The Aviator (2004) as U.S. Senator Owen Brewster, the latter of which saw Alda nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

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