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In an attempt to amuse my friends and family,
by Peter Gallagher

In an attempt to amuse my friends and family,
I would do impressions of Dean Martin,
singing Everybody Loves Somebody.
I secretly really enjoyed singing the song.
- Peter Gallagher

When I came up, guys like Nicholson and DeNiro were held in highest regard.
- Peter Gallagher

Through every moment on stage for the first time,
I felt like I was finally right where I belonged.
- Peter Gallagher

My eyebrows make a more profound impact on other people than they do on me.
I just let 'em grow.
- Peter Gallagher

 

I feel like I won the Lotto, as far as that show's concerned.
- Peter Gallagher

My family were broadminded enough to support me when
I wanted to pursue a life in the theatre.
- Peter Gallagher

To stay on the map you've got to keep showing up.
- Peter Gallagher

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I love playing a dad.
It's hard to find family dramas that are genuinely funny.
- Peter Gallagher

I was about to get a degree in economics when I accepted
that I'd be a lousy businessman,
and if I didn't give acting a try I'd regret it for the rest of my life.
- Peter Gallagher

I made my Broadway debut in the revival of Hair and
followed it up with the bus and truck tour of Grease.
- Peter Gallagher

Whether it's on top of a phone booth or a $200 million soundstage,
it's about stories.
- Peter Gallagher

I was probably 11 by the time I saw a movie.
- Peter Gallagher

I always go back to theatre.
It's probably where I'll draw my last breath.
- Peter Gallagher

No matter what the role, you're trying to do the impossible -
make a living in show business.
- Peter Gallagher

Around 5th and 6th grade I thought Dean Martin was
the coolest guy in the world;
he was a great singer,
had his own television show and acted in movies.
- Peter Gallagher

You can only be stupid when you're young.
- Peter Gallagher

Two women? God, man.
Well, I'm still living.
So clearly I must've gotten away with it,
when I did do it.
But I don't think it's time to blow my cover now.
- Peter Gallagher

By year three, you get nicer, bigger trailers.
- Peter Gallagher

There have been makeup artists who've asked if my eyebrows are real.
- Peter Gallagher

Do not attempt to conquer the world with force,
for force only causes resistance.
- Lao Tzu

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal,
and not in reaching it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Know that life is most joyful when you
neither attempt to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Moral authority is never retained by
any attempt to hold on to it.
It comes without seeking and
is retained without effort.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

"Fair" is not a useful concept.
Life is not "fair."
You can't make life "fair."
You can get angry.
You can complain about life not being "fair."
You can attempt revenge - perhaps violently.
You can inflict great suffering upon yourself
in the name of life being "unfair."
And Life is still not "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you get frustrated by some of your family,
focus on the good aspects of your relationship
and attempt to overlook the irritations.
Then give thanks for everyone who plays a part in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I honor you, Hero, for you do not play to the crowd.
You play to your own soul.
An audience of one fills the house with its appreciation and applause.
Others follow you, and may attempt to emulate you,
but that is not why you are a hero.
Fame may smile upon you, or it may not.
The world may cheer your name, or you may be the unknown warrior
who rescued comrades in battle,
or taught a young girl how to shed tears of joy.
Whatever you did, you did not do for fame.
If you had, you would not be a Hero.
You are a Hero for your bold courageous inspired action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am still amazed at how big, how enormous
a love and mystery God is -
and how small are the minds
that attempt to corral
this life force into rules and taboos,
cults and sects.
- Bono

The attempt to combine wisdom and power
has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
- Albert Einstein

Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.
- Stephen Sondheim

Every goal, every action, every thought,
every feeling one experiences, whether it be consciously or unconsciously known,
is an attempt to increase one's level of peace of mind.
- Sydney Madwed

Never go backward.
Attempt, and do it with all your might.
Determination is power.
- Charles Simmons

The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary
arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people
can keep all their options open all the time.
- Christopher Lasch

Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry.
One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed.
These are fearful odds.
- Benjamin Disraeli

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living
forms and social intercourse.
- Francis Bacon

It is useless for us to attempt to reason a man
out of a thing he has never been reasoned into.
- Jonathan Swift

Poetry is the impish attempt to paint the color of the wind.
- Maxwell Bodenheim

Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
- Theodor Reik

I fear it's because religion is man's attempt to reach God,
and when he feels he has succeeded, he cannot abide
anyone else's claim to have done the same.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

I attempt to write a good novel.
Whether it is literature or not is something that will be decided by the ages,
not by me and not by a pack of critics around the globe.
- Elizabeth George

In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
- Miguel de Cervantes

The essence of government is control,
or the attempt to control.
- Benjamin Tucker

It would be useless for any player to attempt to explain successful batting.
- Tris Speaker

You have to attempt to be objective about yourself.
- Charles Dance

Feminism is doomed to failure because it is based on
an attempt to repeal and restructure human nature.
- Phyllis Schlafly

Let us tell our legislators in advance,
that this is a right, restraints on which,
we will not, cannot bear; and that every attempt to
restrain it is a palpable wrong on God and man.
- Gerrit Smith

I oppose any attempt to grant homosexual unions the
same legal privileges that civil government affords
to traditional marriage and family life.
- Todd Akin

I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than
to attempt to do nothing and succeed.
- Robert H. Schuller

The young do not know enough to be prudent,
and therefore they attempt the impossible -
and achieve it,
generation after generation.
- Pearl S. Buck

One must not attempt to justify them,
but rather to sense their nature simply and clearly.
- Maureen Dowd

Attempt the end, and never stand to doubt.
Nothing's so hard but search will find it out.
- Robert Herrick

Eradicating a religion of kindness is,
I think, a terrible thing for the Chinese to attempt.
- Martin Scorsese

Both sides know the last election was just the beginning of the next election.
It's clear there has been no attempt to have any kind of getting along.
- David Keene

To attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood.
It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing the Darkness.
It cannot be.
- Frank Herbert

War is an attempt of one group to impose its will upon
another group by armed violence.
- Scott Nearing

Well I don't write, I attempt to scribble here and there.
And no, nothing ever so grand as being published.
- Charles Keating

I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds
of material but I know it when I see it.
- Potter Stewart

The attempt to devote oneself to literature alone is a most deceptive thing,
and often, paradoxically, it is literature that suffers for it.
- Vaclav Havel

Religion is man's attempt to bind himself back to a relationship with God.
- Victoria Jackson

Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
- Bette Davis

The only reason for the existence of a novel is that
it does attempt to represent life.
- Henry James

There should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation
of differences before resorting to combat.
- Jimmy Carter

The balloons only have one life and the only way of
finding out whether they work is to attempt to fly around the world.
- Richard Branson

The labs were happy that I was brave enough to attempt
to program it and the $5 million computer was left entirely to my use.
I was their human guinea pig.
- Philip Emeagwali

People always overdo the matter when they attempt deception.
- Charles Dudley Warner

Greed probably figures in my intellectual life as well,
as I attempt to absorb a massive amount of information
with consequent mental indigestion.
- Etty Hillesum

Contention is inseparable from creating knowledge.
It is not contention we should try to avoid,
but discourses that attempt to suppress contention.
- Joyce Appleby

Religion, oh, just another of those numerous failures
resulting from an attempt to popularize art.
- Ezra Pound

There's all this stuff that is happening in Edinburgh now,
it's a sad attempt to create an Edinburgh society,
similar to a London society, a highbrow literature celebrity society.
- Irvine Welsh

I will not attempt to deny the reasonableness and necessity of a party war;
but in carrying on that war all principles and rules
of justice should not be departed from.
- Robert Walpole


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