Monday, November 30, 2009

Mark Twain




A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
Mark Twain

A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.
Mark Twain

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
Mark Twain

A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
Mark Twain

A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.
Mark Twain

A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
Mark Twain

A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.
Mark Twain

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
Mark Twain

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.
Mark Twain

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
Mark Twain

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Mark Twain

All generalizations are false, including this one.
Mark Twain

All right, then, I'll go to hell.
Mark Twain

All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.
Mark Twain

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
Mark Twain

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
Mark Twain

Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.
Mark Twain

Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.
Mark Twain

As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself, it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain from smoking when awake.
Mark Twain

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Mark Twain

Stevie Wonder





Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Stevie Wonder

Eyes lie if you ever look into them for the character of the person.
Stevie Wonder

If you don't ask, you don't get.
Stevie Wonder

Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision.
Stevie Wonder

Let us come together before we're annihilated.
Stevie Wonder

Life has meaning only in the struggle. Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods. So let us celebrate the struggle!
Stevie Wonder

Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.
Stevie Wonder

Minds ripen at very different ages.
Stevie Wonder

Sometimes, I feel I am really blessed to be blind because I probably would not last a minute if I were able to see things.
Stevie Wonder

The two big advantages I had at birth were to have been born wise and to have been born in poverty.
Stevie Wonder

Ya gots to work with what you gots to work with.
Stevie Wonder

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
Stevie Wonder

Billy Idol




It doesn't matter about money; having it, not having it. Or having clothes, or not having them. You're still left alone with yourself in the end.
Billy Idol

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Deborah Harry




And I wasn't convinced that I was the most talented person in the world.
Debbie Harry

And living in a metropolitan area which is ethnically diverse, our lives are very complicated, so our emotional experiences are going to be varied like that.
Debbie Harry

And New Year's Eve is very, very important to me.
Debbie Harry

But as a writer and performer, I want to get paid for what I do.
Debbie Harry

But computers have changed the world for everyone, so there will be some way of working it out.
Debbie Harry

But, you know, the issues of humanity and what is fair treatment and good treatment of a fellow human being should not really be based on a personal sense of right and wrong or judgment.
Debbie Harry

Capote wrote every day. He said that's the only way, you have to sit down every day and do it.
Debbie Harry

Christina Aguilera is an incredible musician and singer.
Debbie Harry

I always say the new album is the best one yet. I always feel that - I really do, because it's the latest and it's the newest and it's a little bit better.
Debbie Harry

I always work on New Year's Eve, no matter what.
Debbie Harry

I do know the effect that music still has on me - I'm completely vulnerable to it. I'm seduced by it.
Debbie Harry

I don't mind if my skull ends up on a shelf as long as it's got my name on it.
Debbie Harry

I feel like I have to have a voice.
Debbie Harry

I get myself a gig somewhere, whether it's in a club, whether it's in a bar, it doesn't matter, and I just work on New Year's Eve because I always feel it's very symbolic for me for the next year, for the new year.
Debbie Harry

I have a lot of regrets, but I'm not going to think of them as regrets.
Debbie Harry

I love the ACLU and I'm concerned now, especially when it comes to our rights, with current politics and the religious community and the Conservative majority or minority - I don't know who they are.
Debbie Harry

I mean I think that Blondie's influence is a little bit in a way more eclectic than those bands.
Debbie Harry

I really, really like writing songs.
Debbie Harry

I think it's a Blondie tradition that all of our albums sort of have a wide spread of styles.
Debbie Harry

I turned on VH1 this morning just to get a little warm-up before I came over here, and I think it's just terrific. There's so much great stuff: diverse and wonderful music, good performances, great looking girls, great videos, the whole thing.
Debbie Harry

Andrew McCarthy




And I know when I was younger, and still, I always marvel at what I feel is different from what I'm told that I'm supposed to feel.
Andrew McCarthy

I thought I understood the story very well, because I've lived with it for so long. But movies change and take on a life of their own once they start to be made, and you have to keep your eye on the real ball, not the ball that's in your head.
Andrew McCarthy

I was fascinated that everybody in the story thinks that they're in the right.
Andrew McCarthy

In doing everything, from coming up with the ideas and putting them on paper till doing the final edits, you are always thinking the next three steps, you're always thinking what next, what next, what next?
Andrew McCarthy

In starting to learn about film festivals and what were good ones - 'cause there are five billion of them - it was just a really good East Coast festival. And I thought this little movie was an East Coast film.
Andrew McCarthy

It was a beautiful experience for her, the experience that she had that she confesses. It wasn't dirty and it wasn't horrible and wasn't shattering. It was a wonderful, liberating experience.
Andrew McCarthy

It's embarrassing, isn't it? It took me 15 years to make an 18-minute movie.
Andrew McCarthy

Nobody thinks that they're evil or bad, they think that they're doing the right thing.
Andrew McCarthy

So I wanted to explore all points of view of that, not just the girl's but his point of view as well. Only by directing it could I explore all the points of view.
Andrew McCarthy

So something about that touched me, obviously, when I was young and it just stayed with me. I'm always amazed by that, because my experience seems to be so much different than what I'm told, so much of the time.
Andrew McCarthy

The idea that we cause harm by doing what we perceive to be the right thing, that's another theme that interests me. Because most people don't intend to cause harm, they cause harm by doing the right thing - in their mind.
Andrew McCarthy

The price of self-empowerment is what I call it. Somebody who thinks outside the box.
Andrew McCarthy

Howie Mandel




Everything runs its course. We had told a lot of stories that happened in our life. My kid was getting older, and we were running out of stories to tell.
Howie Mandel

I am beloved by millions.
Howie Mandel

I was totally involved in Bobby's World from the time we started the idea to sitting with the artists on how he would look, to the script meetings, the music, the lyrics, the songs.
Howie Mandel

I've been chased. I've been pushed. I've been screamed at. I've been verbally abused. I've been afraid for my safety. But I did it all in the name of entertainment.
Howie Mandel

If I'm a game show host, will someone buy a ticket to see me do standup? To do a dramatic role in a movie?
Howie Mandel

It's really not that hard. If I do a Tonight Show, it's six or seven minutes. If I do a concert, it's 90 minutes. If I do an interview, that's 15 minutes. So by the end of the day I've done three hours worth of work.
Howie Mandel

My point of reference is life, in everything that I do.
Howie Mandel

People who annoy people are the luckiest people in the world.
Howie Mandel

The success of any stand-up act comes out of life experience.
Howie Mandel

There were 84 original episodes. It was rated No. 1 and No. 2 on the Fox Children's Network. We figured it was time to make it available to people who have never watched it.
Howie Mandel

There's no skill. You can be a rock and move into another cash bracket.
Howie Mandel

We sat down and told stories that happened to us in our childhood, to our children. They were all basically based on the truth. These stories were funny and poignant to us. They just took off. These are all stories from my life.
Howie Mandel

We were a very small circle of writers. Everybody brought to the table their own life experience.
Howie Mandel

You can go home with a lot of money with absolutely no skill.
Howie Mandel

You release these things, and if they fly then you have more.
Howie Mandel


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Elton John




An agent is a person who is sore because an actor gets 90% of what they make.
Elton John

And I agreed with that, and I couldn't wait to change my name anyway, because I'm not too fond of the name of Reginald. It's a very kind of '50s English name.
Elton John

And I talked to my doctor, and I must admit, you know, I'm sometimes quite renowned for my outbursts and I was just very frustrated, maybe a little frightened.
Elton John

And I trusted someone to look after me on the business side of life.
Elton John

And I'm afraid, in this day and age, trust, which I count so, you know, I love loyalty. I love trust.
Elton John

And the danger is - and it's happening - is we're seeing an incredibly big rise amongst young gay people, young heterosexual people as far as catching HIV, which is, you know, in an educated country like this or in Britain, it's frightening.
Elton John

And there's no guarantee that if you get HIV and you take these triple therapies, or whatever comes along next, that they're going to be successful for you.
Elton John

Bands today have to learn their craft by putting the hard work in that we did when we were young performers.
Elton John

Because, I figured that, because I was a successful man, I was wealthy, I was, you know, seemingly intelligent - even that I am not intelligent enough to ask for help.
Elton John

But actually, my drug addiction thing, I was so stubborn.
Elton John

I am the most well-known homosexual in the world.
Elton John

I do like Britney Spears. I think she's cute. I think she's fun. And I like her records. You know, I'm not a pop snob whatsoever. I think she makes great pop records.
Elton John

I have a lot of money stashed away, but I do live my life from day to day.
Elton John

I have a much better relationship with the press than I did, I think because I stood my ground.
Elton John

I love places that have an incredible history. I love the Italian way of life. I love the food. I love the people. I love the attitudes of Italians.
Elton John

I mean, in some cases with libel laws, you know, they can write things about people who have no course of action, because they can't afford to take legal action against them.
Elton John

I mean, Sting is one of my great buddies and I love him to death.
Elton John

I never really made a full album in Los Angeles before.
Elton John

I think people should be free to engage in any sexual practices they choose; they should draw the line at goats though.
Elton John

I used to get my money at the end of the week, buy my mum something, or buy a record, and that was it.
Elton John

Friday, November 27, 2009

Jimi Hendrix




All I'm gonna do is just go on and do what I feel.
Jimi Hendrix

All I'm writing is just what I feel, that's all. I just keep it almost naked. And probably the words are so bland.
Jimi Hendrix

Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.
Jimi Hendrix

Even Castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually.
Jimi Hendrix

Every city in the world always has a gang, a street gang, or the so-called outcasts.
Jimi Hendrix

Excuse me while I kiss the sky.
Jimi Hendrix

I don't have nothing to regret at all in the past, except that I might've unintentionally hurt somebody else or something.
Jimi Hendrix

I got a pet monkey called Charlie Chan.
Jimi Hendrix

I have this one little saying, when things get too heavy just call me helium, the lightest known gas to man.
Jimi Hendrix

I just hate to be in one corner. I hate to be put as only a guitar player, or either only as a songwriter, or only as a tap dancer. I like to move around.
Jimi Hendrix

I try to use my music to move these people to act.
Jimi Hendrix

I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.
Jimi Hendrix

I was trying to do too many things at the same time, which is my nature. But I was enjoying it, and I still do enjoy it.
Jimi Hendrix

I wish they'd had electric guitars in cotton fields back in the good old days. A whole lot of things would've been straightened out.
Jimi Hendrix

I'm gonna put a curse on you and all your kids will be born completely naked.
Jimi Hendrix

I'm the one that has to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to.
Jimi Hendrix

I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes.
Jimi Hendrix

If I'm free, it's because I'm always running.
Jimi Hendrix

If it was up to me, there wouldn't be no such thing as the establishment.
Jimi Hendrix

Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction.
Jimi Hendrix

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Don Knotts




I don't think actors get good training today. I put my training to use in everything I do.
Don Knotts

I don't think just funny is enough on Broadway.
Don Knotts

I felt like a loser. I was unhappy as a child most of the time. We were terribly poor and I hated my size.
Don Knotts

Mainly, I thought of Barney as a kid. You can always look into the faces of kids and see what they're thinking, if they're happy or sad. That's what I tried to do with Barney.
Don Knotts

My idol was Jack Benny and he was the master of subtlety and timing.
Don Knotts

We began to do little things, have little scenes where we just talked about things that had nothing to do with the plot. In fact, in the beginning, they didn't want us to do that. But as time went on, you see that in so many shows. I think we were the first to do that.
Don Knotts

Well, they put me in a booth and then did some nice things to the speaker to make it come out sounding ok.
Don Knotts

Tina Turner




But I believe we have a higher level of mentality within us, but we have to use the power in the right way.
Tina Turner

Delhi came as a shock. There were so many people, and oh, the traffic.
Tina Turner

For me the goddess is the female of God, She is powerful if different.
Tina Turner

Greatest hits is easy because one has nothing to do - except that we both, Roger and I, felt that new songs should be there because I've been away for awhile.
Tina Turner

I am a practicing Buddhist. I have been for 25 years.
Tina Turner

I am attracted to myths.
Tina Turner

I believe in prayer and in strong belief.
Tina Turner

I didn't have anybody, really, no foundation in life, so I had to make my own way. Always, from the start. I had to go out in the world and become strong, to discover my mission in life.
Tina Turner

I didn't worry about it because I kind of felt I left a good message and memory with the people in terms of my work, and I always felt with a good record, I could always come back.
Tina Turner

I don't like to dwell on the past.
Tina Turner

I don't want to act just to be on the screen doing anything and looking any kind of way.
Tina Turner

I don't want to be dragging myself on stage, year in year out, until someone else tells me it is time to go. There are certain birthdays that make you revalue your life.
Tina Turner

I heard stories from my mother's mother who was an American Indian. She was spiritual, although she did not go to church, but she had the hum. She used to tell me stories of the rivers.
Tina Turner

I know the difference between black magic and white magic.
Tina Turner

I need that on stage. I need a burst of life. That's entertainment for me.
Tina Turner

I never had that thing about being black. If the whole world was like that, maybe there would be more harmony and love.
Tina Turner

I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up.
Tina Turner

I want to know what the difference between the essence of a man and woman is.
Tina Turner

I was always attracted to science fiction movies.
Tina Turner

I'm not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it's like relaxing into - and an acceptance of - things.
Tina Turner

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Christina Applegate




I got off on the fact that a guy would be so into me from the get-go without really knowing me. That's probably why I had so many bad relationships.
Christina Applegate

I love Christmas. I really do love Christmas. I love being with my family and I love snow. I love the music and the lights and all of it.
Christina Applegate

I think another problem people have is they are always searching for that high, and they don't realize they can get that same high with that same person again.
Christina Applegate

I think maintaining relationships with my friends, my mother, my manager, they're all important.
Christina Applegate

I'm a grown-up now, and I value the training I had.
Christina Applegate

The holidays are also a time when people freak out about their finances. If you don't want to spend the money, why not try some of the other options instead of killing a bunch of animals?
Christina Applegate

Ricardo Montalban




And yet I think of Christopher Reeve who said he would pay two million dollars to be able to feel pain again. What a courageous man! So I have to think that pain is a blessing.
Ricardo Montalban

Ask not what the role can do for you; ask what you can do for the role.
Ricardo Montalban

Because we should always respect other nationalities, I have always tried to play them with dignity.
Ricardo Montalban

Being the only non-Black was a unique experience. After a few weeks, you're not aware of skin color differences. You see the color; you're not blind, but it doesn't matter. You see the human being first.
Ricardo Montalban

Hollywood does not write parts for people like me, an elderly gentleman, and when they find out you're crippled, forget about it. No, I'll never work again.
Ricardo Montalban

I found enormous opposition to my religion. It's like if you want to strengthen your biceps, you lift heavy weight, as heavy as you can handle, and work your muscles against resistance until it grows strong. I had to do that with my religion.
Ricardo Montalban

If you shake your fist, the other guy will shake his too. But if you extend your hand to shake their hand, then they will extend theirs also, and you've made a friend.
Ricardo Montalban

It is to TV that I owe my freedom from bondage of the Latin lover roles. Television came along and gave me parts to chew on. It gave me wings as an actor.
Ricardo Montalban

Politics is too partisan, and sometimes patriotism is cast aside. Patriotism is honor and love of your country and your brothers and sisters. With politics I get the impression that it's all about what's good for the party and not necessarily what's good for the country.
Ricardo Montalban

Standing on soil feels so much different than standing on city pavement; it lets you look inward and reflect and see who you really are, while you see a beautiful, unspoiled land as far as the eye can see. It allows your inner life to grow.
Ricardo Montalban

There couldn't be better parents than mine, loving yet strict. They disciplined with love. A child without discipline is, in away, a lost child. You cannot have freedom without discipline.
Ricardo Montalban

True love doesn't happen right away; it's an ever-growing process. It develops after you've gone through many ups and downs, when you've suffered together, cried together, laughed together.
Ricardo Montalban


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Gloria Estefan




As an artist, you dream about accumulating enough successful music to someday do just one greatest-hits album, but to reach the point where you're releasing your second collection of hits is beyond belief.
Gloria Estefan

Being Latin parents makes us extremely expressive with our affections.
Gloria Estefan

Having felt people's love and support first hand through difficult moments in my life makes me feel it's our responsibility to help one another.
Gloria Estefan

I have a very open line of communication with both my children.
Gloria Estefan

I think that the only way to teach is by example, as children will more easily follow what they see you do than what you tell them to do.
Gloria Estefan

I'm a writer and this is what I love to do.
Gloria Estefan

I've been offered a lot of things that celebrities do that I wouldn't do, like perfumes, lines of clothing and this, that and the other.
Gloria Estefan

Motherhood is... difficult and... rewarding.
Gloria Estefan

My mom was a source of strength.She showed me by example that women, regardless of how difficult life may get, can do it all.
Gloria Estefan

My mom was definitely very strict with me.
Gloria Estefan

My mother had a beautiful, soothing voice that made me melt.
Gloria Estefan

Sex and drugs were simply not discussed in our culture at that time.
Gloria Estefan

She's an amazing dog and really inspired everything that's in this book.
Gloria Estefan

Sometimes my mother had difficulty communicating with me about certain topics.
Gloria Estefan

The responsibility of carrying and bringing a new life into this world is one that cannot be taken lightly.
Gloria Estefan

The sad truth is that opportunity doesn't knock twice.
Gloria Estefan

There are certain realities we must speak of with our children that were not present when I was a child.
Gloria Estefan

There's no reason that just because you're a celebrity you can't write.
Gloria Estefan

To know that everything we say and do to this new little human being may have a profound effect on him or her is a daunting obligation.
Gloria Estefan

We protect aspirin bottles in this country better than we protect guns from accidents by children.
Gloria Estefan

Mark Wahlberg (aka: "Marky Mark")




A lot of people tend to chew up the scenery. I'm a firm believer in less is more, especially on the big screen.
Mark Wahlberg

A lot of talented actors still have to pay their bills.
Mark Wahlberg

All that running around in my underwear put money in my pockets. I can focus on working in interesting movies without having to worry about supporting myself.
Mark Wahlberg

Clooney is just a pretty boy, man, and that's it, OK? I carried him on my back long enough. I'm on my own.
Mark Wahlberg

He's a legend and I respect his work, so I went down and paid my respects when Charlton was on the set. He was nice but I think he lied a little. He said it was an honour to be in a movie with me, but I don't believe it.
Mark Wahlberg

I have more money now than I know what to do with.
Mark Wahlberg

I never lie. I believe everything I say, so it's not a lie.
Mark Wahlberg

Immortality... Is that a super power?
Mark Wahlberg

The world is very different today than it was in 1968.
Mark Wahlberg

Tiger Woods is the only sports star who's worth every penny he makes.
Mark Wahlberg

When I was a rapper, the groupies didn't have to try too hard with me. Just show up at the hotel.
Mark Wahlberg

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Jamie Lee Curtis




Actually, the books were never a planned career path.
Jamie Lee Curtis

All the work built my fame and certainly made me more money, but the toll it took in my home was not good.
Jamie Lee Curtis

And I was ashamed of myself for feeling like I had to do that in order to look a certain way. I felt misshapen, just not natural anymore. And I think it was a big stimulator of my drug use.
Jamie Lee Curtis

Because I know I'm an addict, and I know I'm an alcoholic.
Jamie Lee Curtis

Being an actor, you are recognized for being somebody else, whereas these books are distilled from me.
Jamie Lee Curtis

Getting sober just exploded my life. Now I have a much clearer sense of myself and what I can and can't do. I am more successful than I have ever been. I feel very positive where I never did before, and I think that's all a direct result of getting sober.
Jamie Lee Curtis

Hollywood is the backdrop of my family, and I know that the movie business is incredibly cruel as you get older.
Jamie Lee Curtis

I can play rhythm guitar. I know how to hold a guitar and strum it.
Jamie Lee Curtis

I have very short hair. It's the only cute haircut I think I've ever had.
Jamie Lee Curtis

I love performing and pretending - it's very easy for me.
Jamie Lee Curtis

I talk too much.
Jamie Lee Curtis

I think happiness comes from self-acceptance. We all try different things, and we find some comfortable sense of who we are. We look at our parents and learn and grow and move on. We change.
Jamie Lee Curtis

I think I felt that I was very well known for my figure and needed to keep that up for my work. And I regret all of it. I felt fraudulent and very shameful.
Jamie Lee Curtis

I think my capacity to change has given me tremendous happiness, because who I am today I am completely content to be.
Jamie Lee Curtis

I thought, while they're up and firm, why not shoot them once or twice.
Jamie Lee Curtis

I try to go to the gym three times a week. And I have to watch what I eat. I'm a normal person.
Jamie Lee Curtis

I used to dream of being normal. For me, if Kirk Douglas walked into the house, that was normal.
Jamie Lee Curtis

I was doing a children's book on self-esteem, and I really felt like I wanted to shed the shame I'd been feeling - and maybe make it easier for women my age who had probably felt bad about themselves.
Jamie Lee Curtis

I work with The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. I sit proudly as one of only two recovering addicts on their board.
Jamie Lee Curtis

I'm a layperson. I barely got out of high school. I have no business telling people what to do or my big philosophy on life. I'm certainly not going to write any sort of memoir.
Jamie Lee Curtis

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Judy Garland




"American Icon"

Judy Garland (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American actress and singer. Through a career that spanned 45 of her 47 years, Garland attained international stardom as an actress in musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist, and on the concert stage. Respected for her versatility, she received a Juvenile Academy Award, won a Golden Globe Award, received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her work in films, as well as Grammy Awards and a Special Tony Award. She had a contralto singing range.

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Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
Judy Garland

Behind every cloud is another cloud.
Judy Garland

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Judy Garland

How strange when an illusion dies. It's as though you've lost a child.
Judy Garland

I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.
Judy Garland

I think there's something peculiar about me that I haven't died. It doesn't make sense but I refuse to die.
Judy Garland

I try to bring the audience's own drama - tears and laughter they know about - to them.
Judy Garland

I was born at the age of twelve on an MGM lot.
Judy Garland

I'm the original take-orders girl.
Judy Garland

I've always taken 'The Wizard of Oz' very seriously, you know. I believe in the idea of the rainbow. And I've spent my entire life trying to get over it.
Judy Garland

I've never looked through a keyhole without finding someone was looking back.
Judy Garland

I've seen the ticket, and I still can't believe it. When I see the money, I hope I don't hit the floor.
Judy Garland

If I am a legend, then why am I so lonely?
Judy Garland

If I'm such a legend, then why am I so lonely? Let me tell you, legends are all very well if you've got somebody around who loves you.
Judy Garland

If you have to be in a soap opera try not to get the worst role.
Judy Garland

In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.
Judy Garland

It's lonely and cold on the top... lonely and cold.
Judy Garland

There have been times when I have deliberately tried to take my life... I think I must have been crying for some attention.
Judy Garland

'Twas not my lips you kissed but my soul.
Judy Garland

We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.
Judy Garland

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Robert A. Heinlein




A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
Robert A. Heinlein

A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill.
Robert A. Heinlein

An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
Robert A. Heinlein

Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat.
Robert A. Heinlein

Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors... and miss.
Robert A. Heinlein

Being right too soon is socially unacceptable.
Robert A. Heinlein

By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity.
Robert A. Heinlein

Don't ever become a pessimist... a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun, and neither can stop the march of events.
Robert A. Heinlein

Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done.
Robert A. Heinlein

For me, politeness is a sine qua non of civilization.
Robert A. Heinlein

I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.
Robert A. Heinlein

I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.
Robert A. Heinlein

I don't see how an article of clothing can be indecent. A person, yes.
Robert A. Heinlein

I never learned from a man who agreed with me.
Robert A. Heinlein

It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.
Robert A. Heinlein

It's an indulgence to sit in a room and discuss your beliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip.
Robert A. Heinlein

"Love" is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own... Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy.
Robert A. Heinlein

May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein

Never insult anyone by accident.
Robert A. Heinlein

Friday, November 13, 2009

David Cassidy




For me to go back and to play for audiences some of whom have been following me for thirty years and some who have found me in the last five or six years, that's really an interesting thing. I have an audience that goes from kids to seventy year olds.
David Cassidy

I don't play nostalgia acts. I don't play nostalgia shows.
David Cassidy

I have an audience that goes from kids to seventy year olds.
David Cassidy

I've been able to go on and have a successful career on Broadway and certainly the last five years in Las Vegas have been amazing.
David Cassidy

In California, of all places, entertainment is the key to a vibrant economy. If we do not develop young adults capable of entering that world, the financial base of this state is sure to suffer and impact all of us.
David Cassidy

It's been the work that has carried me and I never wanted to rest on my laurels or go back and do what I done before.
David Cassidy

It's not about the fame and the money because if you do good work all that stuff comes.
David Cassidy

My life has flourished in so many ways both personally and professionally that I can't ask for a better life.
David Cassidy


Meryl Streep




Acting is not about being someone different. It's finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.
Meryl Streep

All an actor has is their blind faith that they are who they say they are today, in any scene.
Meryl Streep

All that attention to the perfect lighting, the perfect this, the perfect that, I find terribly annoying.
Meryl Streep

America doesn't reward people of my age, either in day-to-day life or for their performances.
Meryl Streep

Chris Cooper is one of my favorite actors in the world. I've seen him in most everything he's done.
Meryl Streep

Enough people write about me every day without even interviewing me.
Meryl Streep

Every single decision I make about what material I do, what I'm putting out in the world, is because of my children.
Meryl Streep

Everything we say signifies; everything counts, that we put out into the world. It impacts on kids, it impacts on the zeitgeist of the time.
Meryl Streep

Expensive clothes are a waste of money.
Meryl Streep

For me, clothes are kind of character; I don't follow fashion or understand trends.
Meryl Streep

Having been let out of the barn once, I know I wouldn't be happy if I were home all the time.
Meryl Streep

How you first meet the public is how the industry sees you. You can't argue with them. That's their perception.
Meryl Streep

I always feel like I can't do it, that I can't go through with a movie. But then I do go through with it after all.
Meryl Streep

I believe in imagination. I did Kramer vs. Kramer before I had children. But the mother I would be was already inside me.
Meryl Streep

I can't stand most things that I see.
Meryl Streep

I couldn't care less about fashion. If I had taken any clothes home, they would have remained in my closet for the rest of their existence.
Meryl Streep

I didn't have any confidence in my beauty when I was young. I felt like a character actress, and I still do.
Meryl Streep

I don't know why I don't watch a lot of movies; I can barely keep up with the things my friends are in. There isn't enough time in life.
Meryl Streep

I don't like to be gone all weekend and at night too. Because for 20 years, I've had children who are in school.
Meryl Streep

I get a trickling few scripts that I'm lucky enough that some of them are great. I don't get loads of scripts.
Meryl Streep

Whoopi Goldberg




An actress can only play a woman. I'm an actor, I can play anything.
Whoopi Goldberg

And I don't believe that I have to stay on one side of the fence or the other. I don't believe that there is any good career move or bad career move. I believe there are only the things that make me happy.
Whoopi Goldberg

Born ham, that's basically me.
Whoopi Goldberg

For some reason, all artists have self-esteem issues.
Whoopi Goldberg

I am an artist, art has no color and no sex.
Whoopi Goldberg

I am the American Dream. I am the epitome of what the American Dream basically said. It said, you could come from anywhere and be anything you want in this country. That's exactly what I've done.
Whoopi Goldberg

I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities.
Whoopi Goldberg

I don't have pet peeves, I have whole kennels of irritation.
Whoopi Goldberg

I don't look like Halle Berry. But chances are, she's going to end up looking like me.
Whoopi Goldberg

I don't really view communism as a bad thing.
Whoopi Goldberg

I grew up in a time when it would never have occurred to anyone to tell me there was anything I couldn't do.
Whoopi Goldberg

I used my imagination to make the grass whatever color I wanted it to be.
Whoopi Goldberg

I want Carl Sagan to explain the sky to me.
Whoopi Goldberg

I'm fighting the label of "Black" actress simply because it's very limiting in people's eyes, especially people who are making movies.
Whoopi Goldberg

If every American donated five hours a week, it would equal the labor of 20 million full-time volunteers.
Whoopi Goldberg

It's being willing to walk away that gives you strength and power - if you're willing to accept the consequences of doing what you want to do.
Whoopi Goldberg

Normal is in the eye of the beholder.
Whoopi Goldberg

Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine.
Whoopi Goldberg

Sitting at the table during Color Purple and looking up and suddenly realizing I was acting in front of Steven Spielberg, was pretty cool. It was pretty good.
Whoopi Goldberg

That's the thing about Mother Nature, she really doesn't care what economic bracket you're in.
Whoopi Goldberg

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lou Ferrigno




I know right a way there's a person that's very insecure; that he's trying to out do me. And, ah, like I was saying before, if you give one-hundred percent of your best, and you may have fault, but there is nothing you can do, because you gave one-hundred percent.
Lou Ferrigno

I never think about losing.
Lou Ferrigno

If you are going to try and hide something, sooner or later people are going to find out.
Lou Ferrigno

It's funny how sometimes how the public some people think I was born like this. That I maybe I sleep and I do big muscle, but its a lot of work to look like this and to be in this kind of condition.
Lou Ferrigno

The attitude is very important. Because, your behavior radiates how you feel.
Lou Ferrigno

To be a champion you must act like one, act like a champion.
Lou Ferrigno

You are going to have bad days and have good days.
Lou Ferrigno

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"Happy 40th Sesame Street!"




Sesame Street is the second longest running children's show in the world, racking up 4,160 (and still going strong) episodes over 40 seasons so far. They must be doing something right.


Sesame Definition
Getting a degree, being on Sesame Street... those were like real accomplishments to me.
Chaka Khan

I really learned the power of the tube on Sesame Street and how it can influence a very young mind.
Ruth Buzzi

I was a TV junkie as a kid. I am the Sesame Street generation.
Darren Aronofsky

The coolest thing I've gotten to do in the past few years is guest star on Sesame Street.
Norah Jones

We were only allowed to watch Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers and 3-2-1 Contact!
Rachael Leigh Cook

Monday, November 9, 2009

Bruce Springsteen




Basically, I was pretty ostracized in my hometown. Me and a few other guys were the town freaks- and there were many occasions when we were dodging getting beaten up ourselves.
Bruce Springsteen

Blind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed.
Bruce Springsteen

But I think that your entire life is a process of sorting out some of those early messages that you got.
Bruce Springsteen

But then I go through long periods where I don't listen to things, usually when I'm working. In between the records and in between the writing I suck up books and music and movies and anything I can find.
Bruce Springsteen

Certainly tolerance and acceptance were at the forefront of my music.
Bruce Springsteen

From the beginning, I imagined I would have a long work life.
Bruce Springsteen

I always wanted my music to influence the life you were living emotionally - with your family, your lover, your wife, and, at a certain point, with your children.
Bruce Springsteen

I can sing very comfortably from my vantage point because a lot of the music was about a loss of innocence, there's innocence contained in you but there's also innocence in the process of being lost.
Bruce Springsteen

I didn't know if it would be a success-ful one, or what the stages would be, but I always saw myself as a lifetime musician and songwriter.
Bruce Springsteen

I do a lot of curiosity buying; I buy it if I like the album cover, I buy it if I like the name of the band, anything that sparks my imagination. I still like to go to record stores, I like to just wander around and I'll buy whatever catches my attention.
Bruce Springsteen

I hadn't performed by myself in a while. It feels very natural to me, and I assume people come for the very same reasons as they do when I'm with the band: to be moved, for something to happen to them.
Bruce Springsteen

I have my ideas, I have my music and I also just enjoy showing off, so that's a big part of it. Also, I like to get up onstage and behave insanely or express myself physically, and the band can get pretty silly.
Bruce Springsteen

I like narrative storytelling as being part of a tradition, a folk tradition.
Bruce Springsteen

I tend to be a subscriber to the idea that you have everything you need by the time you're 12 years old to do interesting writing for most of the rest of your life - certainly by the time you're 18.
Bruce Springsteen

I think that is what film and art and music do; they can work as a map of sorts for your feelings.
Bruce Springsteen

I was always concerned with writing to my age at a particular moment. That was the way I would keep faith with the audience that supported me as I went along.
Bruce Springsteen

I'm a synthesist. I'm always making music. And I make a lot of different kinds of music all the time. Some of it gets finished and some of it doesn't.
Bruce Springsteen

If they had told me I was the janitor and would have to mop up and clean the toilets after the show in order to play, I probably would have done it.
Bruce Springsteen

In America everything's about who's number one today.
Bruce Springsteen

In the early years, I found a voice that was my voice and also partly my father's voice. But isn't that what you always do? Why do kids at 5 years old go into the closet and put their daddy's shoes on? Hey, my kids do it.
Bruce Springsteen

Lionel Richie




Exactly when people are in turmoil is the time that the entertainment business has always been at its best. Because people don't want to be reminded every day that they are under siege, or that they're not having a great time of life.
Lionel Richie

I find the greatest songs in the world come out of pain, and I don't like it! Here's what it does: It strips away all of your facade. It makes you so honest. It's cleansing.
Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie, love song, OK, thank you very much, good-bye. And all of a sudden I realized that, in my career, what has made my career has always been the surprises.
Lionel Richie

People, as critical as it looks, we're OK. We are in control, whether we feel it or not.
Lionel Richie

So much of my career has been about saying things the way people say them, using melodies not that I can sing but that the people can sing.
Lionel Richie

Taking time to sit back and watch and think about what you've seen is important. Traveling did a great deal to me. I found that when I travel and just sit in the corner and watch, a million ideas come to me.
Lionel Richie

Jackson Browne




Also, right at that particular time in the music business, because of people like the Beatles, people began owning their own publishing. I'll just say this really quickly - they used to divide the money for the music that was written in two, just equal halves.
Jackson Browne

And my dad wanted me to play the trumpet because that's what he liked. His idol was Louis Armstrong. My dad thought my teeth came together in a way that was perfect for playing the trumpet.
Jackson Browne

As far as those kinds of things, I also played at the concert to call for the release of Nelson Mandela when he was a political prisoner in South Africa. We were celebrating his 70th birthday and calling for his release.
Jackson Browne

I grew up reading Shakespeare and Mark Twain.
Jackson Browne

I love to read. I love to stretch. In the morning, I get up, and if I'm not in a hurry, I will lie on the floor on a rug, look through some books and magazines, and maybe listen to music and try to do stretching exercises to tune up.
Jackson Browne

I never was a very good singer.
Jackson Browne

I started playing the trumpet when I was about eight.
Jackson Browne

I taught myself to play the piano, because I wanted to play it.
Jackson Browne

I told my father I wanted to play the banjo, and so he saved the money and got ready to give me a banjo for my next birthday, and between that time and my birthday, I lost interest in the banjo and was playing guitar.
Jackson Browne

I wrote the song For A Dancer for a friend of mine who died in a fire. He was in the sauna in a house that burned down, so he had no idea anything was going on. It was very sad.
Jackson Browne

I'd have to say that my favorite thing is writing a song that really says how I feel, what I believe - and it even explains the world to myself better than I knew it.
Jackson Browne

I've also gotten to play in front of a million people in Central Park when there was a grass roots movement calling for nuclear disarmament - it was about 1982 - they called it Peace Sunday.
Jackson Browne

I've written many extra verses to songs that I learned to sing - an extra verse about a friend, or just add some verse - and that led to writing my own songs.
Jackson Browne

It was a great time to be born, because I got to have my own publishing company right from the beginning, so I made more money than somebody would have doing what I did ten or fifteen years before.
Jackson Browne

Like, What is the least often heard sentence in the English language? That would be: Say, isn't that the banjo player's Porsche parked outside?
Jackson Browne

Music itself is a great source of relaxation. Parts of it anyway. Working in the studio, that's not relaxing, but playing an instrument that I don't know how to play is unbelievably relaxing, because I don't have any pressure on me.
Jackson Browne

Musician jokes are a kind of joke that usually have to do with how much money someone makes. Musicians are always starving, so they're really mean to each other about who makes what.
Jackson Browne

No matter how close to yours another's steps have grown, in the end there is one dance you'll do alone.
Jackson Browne

Now, guitar was pretty cool. Everybody knew something on the guitar. So I wanted to play guitar, but I told my dad if he wanted me to keep studying something, I'd like to study piano.
Jackson Browne

Right around the end of the fifties, college students and young people in general, began to realize that this music was almost like a history of our country - this music contained the real history of the people of this country.
Jackson Browne

Dana Plato




All that money stuff was so strange; all it ever meant to me was freedom from worry. I'm happier now than I've ever been but I still wish I had that money.
Dana Plato

Growing up, all I did was work and vacation, but I loved it, no one pushed me into anything. The thing was I developed no special skills. I don't have any resentment because I am a performer and I've always felt that, but it did take its toll socially.
Dana Plato

I like to go with the energy because when you ignore it that's when you start doing things wrong.
Dana Plato

I think the whole nerves thing comes into play when we worry about what other people and society will think.
Dana Plato

I wanted this to have as wide an audience as possible. I didn't want to get an X rating, because in my opinion once that happens you X-out everyone else.
Dana Plato

I'd hopefully work through all my issues with men first so then I'd be okay being with a woman.
Dana Plato

I'm learning to play by the rules. I sort of hate to think of it that way, but that's how it is. I'm really learning to function out there and in such a way that I don't need to drink.
Dana Plato

I'm okay in my skin, you know... I'm okay with who I am.
Dana Plato

I'm open-minded. I don't consider myself gay or hetero, I just am. I've had experiences all over the planet but it always comes down to just me, but I think at this point if I had an ongoing relationship I believe it would be with a man.
Dana Plato

I've got to be honest, there's no pleasure when you're working.
Dana Plato

I've learned through experience that life is never that bad. The secret is just paying attention to how you feel and not letting anyone else dictate what in your heart you know is right.
Dana Plato

If it feels right and I'm not going against any energy in myself or the situation, there would be no limit.
Dana Plato

In my opinion it's not about gay or straight or bi, we're attracted to spirits, whatever body they're in. There are other reasons too, but that's how I see it.
Dana Plato

People have an awful lot of problems that society has put on them and a lot to work through because of it.
Dana Plato

With women and women, I think there's an understanding. Nobody knows what a woman feels or experiences but another woman. We are the nurturers, and there are times when we need to be nurtured.
Dana Plato

Bonnie Raitt





I don't think there's ever been any music quite like what we came up with.
Bonnie Raitt

I think my fans will follow me into our combined old age. Real musicians and real fans stay together for a long, long time.
Bonnie Raitt

I would rather feel things in extreme than not at all.
Bonnie Raitt

I'm certain that it was an incredible gift for me to not only be friends with some of the greatest blues people who've ever lived, but to learn how they played, how they sang, how they lived their lives, ran their marriages, and talked to their kids.
Bonnie Raitt

I've watched my peers get better with age and hoped that would happen with me.
Bonnie Raitt

Religion is for people who are scared to go to hell. Spirituality is for people who have already been there.
Bonnie Raitt

Sometimes I'm more true when I'm up onstage than I'm able to be in my regular life. It's not as exciting to be at home, but I've got to learn how to make that work, and then I will be an ordinary woman.
Bonnie Raitt

The consolidation of the music business has made it difficult to encourage styles like the blues, all of which deserve to be celebrated as part of our most treasured national resources.
Bonnie Raitt

There were so many great music and political scenes going on in the late '60s in Cambridge. The ratio of guys to girls at Harvard was four to one, so all of those things were playing in my mind.
Bonnie Raitt

There's nothing like living a long time to create a depth and soulfulness in your music.
Bonnie Raitt

Stevie Nicks




By the time I was five, I was a little diva.
Stevie Nicks

Do you want to be an artist and a writer, or a wife and a lover? With kids, your focus changes. I don't want to go to PTA meetings.
Stevie Nicks

Even in my really bad, drugged-out days, I didn't go away. I still toured, still did interviews. I never gave up the fight. That's why I'm who I am today, because I didn't leave. And I think I made the right choice.
Stevie Nicks

Everything on this record is what I really wanted to say, and I'm back to being the poet I always thought I was.
Stevie Nicks

For 70 nights, right across America, I've been getting out there with two ex-lovers and we've been playing songs which are so specific about each of us, you just wouldn't know. We're friends now but we can't forget what happened between us.
Stevie Nicks

He and I were about as compatible as a rat and a boa constrictor.
Stevie Nicks

I am pretty fearless, and you know why? Because I don't handle fear very well; I'm not a good terrified person.
Stevie Nicks

I hated Chris, my brother. I would pull his hair and kick him, until one day my father gave him permission to fight back. I'll be apologizing to him for the rest of my life.
Stevie Nicks

I made a conscious decision that I was not going to have children. I didn't want others raising them, and looking after them myself would get in the way of being a musician and writer.
Stevie Nicks

I preferred not to be laden down with a big instrument. If you're behind a guitar, you get used to being behind a guitar, and you don't really perform because you can't. I wanted to be able to just hold on to the mike and sing.
Stevie Nicks

I think they all went too far. Their jeans got too low, their tops got too see-through. Personally, I think that sexy is keeping yourself mysterious. I'm really an old-fashioned girl, and I think I'm totally sexy.
Stevie Nicks

I was not going to be a stupid girl singer. I was going to be way more than that.
Stevie Nicks

I watched Janis one time - we opened for her - and that's the only time I ever saw her. We opened for Jimi Hendrix. I got to stand on the side of the stage and watch him for two hours and then he died. But I got the essence before they left.
Stevie Nicks

I'm doing lots of interviews and stuff. I'm longing for the days of getting up, not having to put on makeup and do my hair and just going to the studio.
Stevie Nicks

If you have stage fright, it never goes away. But then I wonder: is the key to that magical performance because of the fear?
Stevie Nicks

If you see somebody running down the street naked every single day, you stop looking up.
Stevie Nicks

It was my 16th birthday - my mom and dad gave me my Goya classical guitar that day. I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that was the only thing I could ever really do - write songs and sing them to people.
Stevie Nicks

My other family is Fleetwood Mac. I don't need the money, but there's an emotional need for me to go on the road again. There's a love there; we're a band of brothers.
Stevie Nicks

Right now I'm not involved with anybody, but I hope by 75 I will be again.
Stevie Nicks

Rock and menopause do not mix. It is not good, it sucks and every day I fight it to the death, or, at the very least, not let it take me over.
Stevie Nicks

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Bryan Adams




I always knew I'd be in music in some sort of capacity. I didn't know if I'd be successful at it, but I knew I'd be doing something in it. Maybe get a job in a record store. Maybe even play in a band. I never got into this to be a star.
Bryan Adams

I got in trouble with the police, and that was a rude awakening. That was it. I'd seen the bottom of the pit, and it was time to scrape myself out of it.
Bryan Adams

I only write music for myself, I don't try and appeal to anyone else.
Bryan Adams

There's a saying, 'It's easy to write songs, but very difficult to write great songs.' I'm going through that right now.
Bryan Adams

Trying to manage diabetes is hard because if you don't, there are consequences you'll have to deal with later in life.
Bryan Adams


Art Garfunkel





After all these years, I'm finally into soccer. The World Cup is on, and my band is an international group - they're all around me, cheering in the hotel bars.
Art Garfunkel

I did have a lucky thing going on there in my throat.
Art Garfunkel

I like working solo and it was a lot of fun joking around with the audience, saying things. I'm only just learning how to do certain things.
Art Garfunkel

I teach well. I used to really like teaching a lot. I enjoyed it a lot and I was good at it.
Art Garfunkel

I was a student at Columbia College, actually, in the Architecture school. Paul would drive in from Queens, showing me these new songs. I can't remember us working it out.
Art Garfunkel

I would start seeing, in just the sense I was saying now, the kind of record it was going to be and what the arrangement demands, and what my vocal part should be in the record. This was all emerging as the song was emerging.
Art Garfunkel

I'm the kind of person who can hear that stuff. If you sing along to the radio and you're not going to sing unison with the melody, but find the harmony, I find that pretty easy to do.
Art Garfunkel

Paul has more, I think, of a feel for the stage. Whereas I have it more for the notes themselves. I love record making and mixing, arranging, producing. That I love. I love to make beautiful things, but I don't like to perform.
Art Garfunkel

Paul is a very creative artist but I'm more that thorough, meticulous, disciplined nut.
Art Garfunkel

Paul's the writer. Yeah, I wrote a little of that stuff, but that's just technically true. In spirit, and in essence of the truth, it doesn't matter. So I don't know, maybe I'm being foolish for not being technical. Yeah, I wrote a certain portion of the things.
Art Garfunkel

Records became much cruder in the last 20 years. Let's put it that way.
Art Garfunkel

Records have images. There are wet records and dry records. And big records.
Art Garfunkel

Rodgers and Hammerstein didn't mean anything to me. I just wanted to have a hit, I just wanted to be like those people on the radio. It was all of a case of the present tense with no projecting into the future, particularly.
Art Garfunkel

So it's mix and match. Hold your line when you really feel something you're saying is wonderful and you really want to get this point across and prove it to your partner by just throwing it into the tape and letting it speak for itself.
Art Garfunkel

We human beings are tuned such that we crave great melody and great lyrics. And if somebody writes a great song, it's timeless that we as humans are going to feel something for that and there's going to be a real appreciation.
Art Garfunkel

We'd go to the fraternity house. It was a good place to practice. But we really wanted the kids to overhear us. And whoever heard us would go nuts over it.
Art Garfunkel

When Paul and I were first friends, starting in the sixth grade and seventh grade, we would sing a little together and we would make up radio shows and become disc jockeys on our home wire recorder. And then came rock and roll.
Art Garfunkel

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Helen Reddy




A lot of women are turned off by the physical appearance of some of the first feminists.
Helen Reddy

Believe it or not, most people think of me as a recording artist, but actually the way I think of myself and the way I earn my living is as a performing artist.
Helen Reddy

Depression, as far as I'm concerned, is just a waste of time.
Helen Reddy

Hindsight is wonderful. It's always very easy to second guess after the fact.
Helen Reddy

I always believed that I could make it or I would never have spent so many years trying to get here.
Helen Reddy

I am woman, hear me roar, in numbers too big to ignore, and I know too much to go back and pretend.
Helen Reddy

I am woman, hear me roar.
Helen Reddy

I believe wholeheartedly in marriage. I don't exclusively mean a marriage with a legal contract, but any relationship that constitutes a marriage because of the quality of their relationship.
Helen Reddy

I couldn't do anything. I'd work in a department store for a couple of weeks, but I couldn't hack it. I couldn't even type! I had no skills whatsoever outside of show business.
Helen Reddy

I did my own music videos, my own TV commercials.
Helen Reddy

I don't know if it's a sign of all the chaos that is happening out there or not, but I've lately craved the structure and order of classical music, the balance and symmetry.
Helen Reddy

I don't think any one person is the cause of all of someone else's problems.
Helen Reddy

I had a career for 25 years in Australia before I ever came to the United States.
Helen Reddy

I like music to soothe me.
Helen Reddy

I think back and marvel that my ambitions were so small.
Helen Reddy

I think that two people who decide to live together in a marriage situation, they have an obligation to make the marriage work for them.
Helen Reddy

I thought Erica Jong's Fear of Flying was one of the biggest pieces of crap that I've ever read in my life.
Helen Reddy

I wanted control over the merchandising, the actual packaging of the product. That was a big factor. The only way for me to exercise control on all those levels was to start my own label.
Helen Reddy

I was looking for a husband, but meanwhile to survive, I had to work.
Helen Reddy

I was very strongly influenced by women's magazines and I really believed tha a woman could not be married and raise a family and have a successful career all at the same time.
Helen Reddy

Loretta Swit




Animals are thinking, feeling creatures. They're sensitive.
Loretta Swit

Everybody has their thing. I think you can always do what you like.
Loretta Swit

I don't eat or wear animals, but I never tell people not to - that's just my view.
Loretta Swit

I don't think we should be deprived of the privilege of free speech.
Loretta Swit

I felt like I was flying without a net. But once I realized that the audience was my partner, I was flying a jet, because the people would allow me to develop the character on stage.
Loretta Swit

I have certain strong interests that fill my life as well.
Loretta Swit

I just can't wait to get out there on stage. There's no anxiety at all. I love being able to take this journey with the audience, because we all have a ball with it - even if we're crying.
Loretta Swit

I love being creative in all forms.
Loretta Swit

If you care enough, you make a difference.
Loretta Swit

It wasn't so much that I was all alone on stage, but it was the realization of how much you need the response-you need the audience to tell you where to go.
Loretta Swit

It's never too late to go out and get that feeling back.
Loretta Swit

M*A*S*H offered real characters and everybody identified with them because they had such soul. The humor was intelligent and it always assumed that you had an intellect.
Loretta Swit

Shirley Valentine is a beautiful character and so well written. What Shirley speaks and thinks is so logical.
Loretta Swit

So much of life is luck. One day you make a right turn and get hit by a car. Turn left and you meet the love of your life. I think I made the correct turn.
Loretta Swit

The pursuit of happiness is in our Constitution. We're all entitled to have the best we can.
Loretta Swit

We should be able to be ourselves. Make a political stand if you want to.
Loretta Swit

When I went to school, I was in the same mode. I did the things I enjoyed, what I loved.
Loretta Swit

You only know what you know.
Loretta Swit

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Dennis Miller




A new poll shows that Senator Kerry's support in the South is strongest amongst blacks. Kerry's appeal to Southern blacks is obvious. He is a white man who lives far, far away.
Dennis Miller

A recent police study found that you're much more likely to get shot by a fat cop if you run.
Dennis Miller

Born again?! No, I'm not. Excuse me for getting it right the first time.
Dennis Miller

Elected office holds more perks than Elvis' nightstand.
Dennis Miller

Here in Hollywood you can actually get a marriage license printed on an Etch-A-Sketch.
Dennis Miller

Human beings are human beings. They say what they want, don't they? They used to say it across the fence while they were hanging wash. Now they just say it on the Internet.
Dennis Miller

I lapsed into rude.
Dennis Miller

I rant, therefore I am.
Dennis Miller

I'm a comedian, for God's sake. Viewers shouldn't trust me. And you know what? They're hip enough to know they shouldn't trust me. I'm just doing stand-up comedy.
Dennis Miller

I'm like Bush, I see the world more like checkers than chess.
Dennis Miller

If Clinton had only attacked terrorism as much as he attacks George Bush we wouldn't be in this problem.
Dennis Miller

It's ironic that in our culture everyone's biggest complaint is about not having enough time; yet nothing terrifies us more than the thought of eternity.
Dennis Miller

Just put down 9/11... I think, on most things I'm liberal, except on defending ourselves and keeping half the money. Those things I'm kind of conservative on.
Dennis Miller

Liberals should not overplay this weapons of mass destruction card, because you want me to tell you the truth? Most of us are not going to care if they don't find these weapons of mass destruction. It's enough for a lot of us to see those kids smiling on that street again.
Dennis Miller

Never ever discount the idea of marriage. Sure, someone might tell you that marriage is just a piece of paper. Well, so is money, and what's more life-affirming than cold, hard cash?
Dennis Miller

Now, I don't want to get off on a rant here, but guilt is simply God's way of letting you know that you're having too good a time.
Dennis Miller

One man's Voltaire is another man's Screech.
Dennis Miller

Parenting is the most important job on the planet next to keeping Gary Busey off the nation's highways.
Dennis Miller

Police in Washington D.C. are now using cameras to catch drivers who go through red lights. Many congressmen this week opposed the use of the red light cameras incorrectly assuming they were being used for surveillance at local brothels.
Dennis Miller

President Bush gave his first-ever presidential radio address in both English and Spanish. Reaction was mixed, however, as people were trying to figure out which one was which.
Dennis Miller

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Bob Newhart




All I can say about life is, 'Oh God, enjoy it!'
Bob Newhart

Comedians are never really on vacation because you're always at attention... that antenna is always out there.
Bob Newhart

Funny is funny is funny.
Bob Newhart

I don't have a stack of scripts.
Bob Newhart

I don't know how many sacred cows there are today. I think there's a little confusion between humor and gross passing for humor. That's kind of regrettable.
Bob Newhart

I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'.
Bob Newhart

I think you should be a child for as long as you can. I have been successful for 74 years being able to do that. Don't rush into adulthood, it isn't all that much fun.
Bob Newhart

I was influenced by every comedian I ever saw work. That's the only way you learn how to do it.
Bob Newhart

I was never a Certified Public Accountant. I just had a degree in accounting. It would require passing a test, which I would not have been able to do.
Bob Newhart

I'm most proud of the longevity of my marriage, my kids, and my grandchildren. If you don't have that, you really don't have very much.
Bob Newhart

I'm very open to the up-and-comers.
Bob Newhart

I've been a very lucky actor.
Bob Newhart

It was a decision to work clean. I just prefer to work that way. I have no problem with comedians who don't work that way. There was a temptation in the early '70s to reconsider. I decided against it.
Bob Newhart

It's getting harder and harder to differentiate between schizophrenics and people talking on a cell phone. It still brings me up short to walk by somebody who appears to be talking to themselves.
Bob Newhart

Jack Benny was, without a doubt, the bravest comedian I have ever seen work. He wasn't afraid of silence. He would take as long as it took to tell the story.
Bob Newhart

Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.
Bob Newhart

The first time I got up in front of an audience was terror, abject terror, which continued for another four or five years. There still is, a little bit.
Bob Newhart

The only thing I have never done is a Broadway play. I'm not sure I have the discipline necessary to do a Broadway play. I know it holds a fascination for certain actors.
Bob Newhart

This stammer got me a home in Beverly Hills, and I'm not about to screw with it now.
Bob Newhart

When I started out in 1960, I thought it might possibly last a couple of years. I never expected it to last 42. I take great satisfaction in that longevity.
Bob Newhart