The best Quotes by Alan Alda

The best Quotes by Alan Alda

Alan Alda (January 28, 1936) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, podcast host, and director. A six-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner and a three-time Tony Award nominee, he is best known for playing Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce in the CBS wartime sitcom M*A*S*H (1972–1983).

When people are laughing, they're generally not killing one another.
Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in while, or the light won't come in.
You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself.
It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich.
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Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don't leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory.

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My son Jack once said to me, "Dad, do you think people are laughing with you or at you?"
I said, "I don't care as long as they're laughing."
For the soul, laughing is what oxygen is for the lungs.
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I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing.
Stop that! I'm your boss...- uhm: husband!
Louis de Funès - Der Querkopf
Think of something nice... think of me!
Louis de Funès - The Wing and the Thigh
It's not about the absence of fear. It's overcoming it.
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What gets scary is when your self-worth is tied up in what strangers think of you.
3
If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends.
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Create your own visual style... let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.
My philosophy is: It's none of my business what people say of me and think of me.
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I don't know what acting is, but I enjoy it.
My father always said, "Never trust anyone whose TV is bigger than their book shelf" - so I make sure I read.
I came out of my mum's stomach going, "I want to be an actor!"
We think too much and feel too little.
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I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.
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If one does not attach himself to people and desires, never shall his heart be broken. But then, does he ever truly live?
Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person's life.
One should judge a man mainly from his depravities. Virtues can be faked. Depravities are real.
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I only drink with people I like. When meeting people I don't like, I drink right before.
I'm much more proud of being a father than being an actor.
Hair loss is God's way of telling me I'm human.
I dream of a day where I walk down the street and hear people talk about Morality, Sustainibility and Philoshophy instead of the Kardashians.
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Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things.
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It's easy to fool the eye but it's hard to fool the heart.
Vanity is my favourite sin.
I never thought I'd see in my life a black candidate running for President.
Anyone who tells you money can't buy happiness never had any.
You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see. But you cannot close your heart to the things you do not want to feel.
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If you love two people at the same time, choose the second one, because if you really loved the first one you wouldn't have fallen for the second.
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I'm a doer, and whether it was the tsunami in Sri Lanka or the earthquake in Indonesia, I was always saying, "I should be there; I should be helping out."
As you go through the grind and the distraction of a career, it's easy to lose sight of your dreams.
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If I love you, I show you I love you every day. Little things, big things.
3
The single most powerful thing I can be is to be myself.
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Life is fleeting. And if you're ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night. And when a shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day... make a wish and think of me.
If women ran the world we wouldn't have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days.
The legacy of these movies is that my children's generation will show them to their children. So, you could be watching them in 50 years' time, easy. I'll not be here sadly, but Hagrid will.
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My kids love it. I thought I was the coolest dad in the world when I got to be in a Bond film, but "Harry Potter", too?
Robbie Coltrane (as actor of Rubeus Hagrid)
I think a night like tonight shows a lot of young girls and young boys that if you can shoot you can shoot. It doesn't matter if you're a girl or a boy, I think it just matters the heart that you have and wanting to be the best that you can be.
Sabrina Ionescu - February 2024

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