Bea Arthur

Quotes: Bea Arthur

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    But that's one of the nice things about doing a stage show, if something doesn't work out, you have the luxury of working on it over time.
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    I'd never even been to Wrigley Field. I never even enjoyed baseball that much, but I loved being there, the crowd was lovely, and they all sang with me!
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    I'm 5-feet-9, I have a deep voice, and I have a way with a line. What can I do about it? I can't stay home waiting for something different. I think it's a total waste of energy worrying about typecasting.
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    I'm not playing a role. I'm being myself, whatever the hell that is.
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    I've seen so many excellent actors - excellent actors - who, the minute they're told they're in a comedy, turn into God knows what - creatures from another planet! I mean they just... the voice changes, they don't look the same, it's like - it has no similarity to any living human being, do you know what I mean?
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    I... was not too happy to suddenly take on this public role thrust upon me. They just assumed I was the Joan of Arc of the women's movement. And I wasn't at all. It put a lot of unnecessary pressure on me.
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    In sitcoms, the women are so beautiful, understanding and well-bred. They have humor, but sort of display it with a twinkle of the eye and not a guffaw. But there's no juice in that for me.
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    Keep fighting for animals by making compassionate, cruelty-free choices every day and encouraging those around you to do the same.
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    Making lasting gifts for animals in our estate plans is perhaps the single most important thing we can do to ensure animals have the strongest possible voice for their protection.
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    My dream was to become a very small blonde movie star like Ida Lupino and those other women I saw up there on the screen during the Depression.
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    PETA has a proven track record of success. Each victory PETA wins for the animals is a stepping stone upon which we build a more compassionate world for all beings - and we will never give up our fight until all animals are treated with respect and kindness.
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    You know, I spend most of my life turning things down. There's a lot of crap out there.
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