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I'm awkward at these things.
by Pat Morita

I'm awkward at these things.
Just being nominated for an Academy Award for Best
Supporting Actor for Karate Kid was a real surprise
and I was a little uncomfortable.
- Pat Morita

I began in an era where four-letter words were not allowed.
- Pat Morita

Thanks to the Japanese and Geronimo,
John Wayne became a millionaire.
- Pat Morita

The idea of a Japanese comedian was not only a rarity,
it was non-existent.
- Pat Morita

 

I don't know of any other creature on earth other than
man that will sit in a corner and cry because of some
painful experience in the past.
- Pat Morita

It's been a career filled with very low valleys and some wonderful,
high peaks.
- Pat Morita

Hip Nip just sounds groovy.
A drummer laid it on me.
- Pat Morita

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I didn't have a childhood.
- Pat Morita

You may have heard that back in the States there are
some people who are smoking grass.
I don't know how you feel, but it's sure easier than cutting the stuff.
- Pat Morita

A lot happens in 20 years.
- Pat Morita

I've been working on my autobiography,
just pecking away in longhand.
The more you write, the more you remember.
The more you remember, the more detail you recall.
It's not all pleasant!
- Pat Morita

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts
catching up with Mother Nature.
- Harold Coffin

What's interesting is the show allows for the awkward pauses to be captured,
which makes it stylistically unique,
especially for American audiences.
- Rainn Wilson

President Bush left for Canada today to attend a trade summit.
Reportedly, the trade summit got off to an awkward
start when the president pulled out his baseball cards.
- Conan O'Brien

A new constitution should be more amendable.
A needlessly confusing system of courts should be altered
to produce an arrangement that would be simple,
responsible, and less awkward.
- Charles Edison

Everyone has a childhood, everyone had awkward years and weird stages.
Mine were broadcast for eight years.
- Tina Yothers

Hype is the awkward and desperate attempt to convince
journalists that what you've made is worth the misery of having to review it.
- Federico Fellini

It was strange at times.
We had to make out so much that we kind of got over it.
It was really awkward.
- Clea Duvall

Doing love scenes is always awkward.
I mean, it's just not a normal thing to go to work
and lay in bed with your co-worker.
- Denise Richards

Order is never observed; it is disorder that attracts
attention because it is awkward and intrusive.
- Eliphas Levi

When all of a sudden, people say, 'Wow,
you look nice,' and carry on, it's shocking.
Really awkward.
- Nikki Cox

As we were leaving the Huron camp, it was awkward filming.
I think that the Huron watching us was there to create tension -
maybe we wouldn't get out.
Nothing complicated.
- Madeleine Stowe

I like parties, but I'm shy, and I often find myself standing around,
feeling awkward.
- Michael Bergin

That kind of piece, perhaps most recognizable because
of Yoko Ono's similar work,
built a bridge between performance art and music -
and without raising any awkward social issues.
- Tony Conrad

I feel like I'm nothing without wildlife.
They are the stars.
I feel awkward without them.
- Bindi Irwin

The romance stuff is easy.
A sex scene...
that's hard, because you don't know what to do.
Those scenes are awkward.
- John Turturro

When you go to take someone's picture,
the first thing they say is, what you want me to do?
Everyone is very awkward.
- Annie Leibovitz

I felt little awkward about taking one boyfriend to
see a film starring another boyfriend.
- Shelley Duvall

Dating is just awkward moments and one person wants more than the other.
It's just that constant strangeness.
I think it's a very real thing.
- Jason Schwartzman

I wanted to do a movie about being really good at something,
yet being socially awkward and not as advanced in your
personal life as you are in your creative life.
- Alicia Witt

America is at that awkward stage; it's too late to work within the system,
but too early to shoot the bastards.
- Claire Wolfe

I never felt comfortable with myself,
because I was never part of the majority.
I always felt awkward and shy and on the outside of
the momentum of my friends' lives.
- Steven Spielberg

When I joined Custer I donned the uniform of a soldier.
It was a bit awkward at first but I soon got to be
perfectly at home in men's clothes.
- Calamity Jane

Well, in pharmacology, if the effect is local,
it's of course absolutely awkward to use it in any
other way than as a local treatment.
- Arvid Carlsson

So many times you see beautiful lovemaking scenes with
a lot of exposure or an awkward lovemaking scene,
but I think it's very rare that you see it private.
- Ang Lee

I'm getting better now, but I used to be incredibly awkward with girls.
I think any guy who says 'I've never had an awkward
moment with a girl' is a liar.
- Daniel Radcliffe

Maxwell is serious, dedicated, awkward,
forgetful, pompous to a certain degree,
sentimental.
- Don Adams

Golf is an awkward set of bodily contortions designed
to produce a graceful result.
- Tommy Armour

Everyone is like a butterfly, they start out ugly and
awkward and then morph into beautiful graceful butterflies that everyone loves.
- Drew Barrymore

I must say, I don't feel very qualified to be a pop star.
I feel very awkward at times in the role.
- Edward de Bono

I imagined that it might be awkward to talk to your
wife about her performance,
so going into it I was a little nervous.
But doing it was actually a wonderfully inspiring experience.
- Lasse Hallstrom

It's awkward: Here you are with most of your clothes
off in bed with this person who you've really just met.
You're strangers to each other's bodies and you're
coming together for the first time in front of all these people.
- Sheryl Lee

I never felt comfortable in real life very well.
It's always been an awkward kind of thing for me and
so when I hit the stage I just sensed freedom.
I sensed here's a place that I can have all the experiences
of life and not feel uncomfortable about it.
- Nick Nolte

I think we're the only jokeless show on television.
I mean really, we have no setups and no punch lines.
It's not a joke show.
There are funny lines and funny moments but again the
comedy is born of the human experience and awkward
pauses are a great part of what it is to be human.
- Rainn Wilson

I'm actually part of a number of minorities.
I grew up being a horribly awkward kid.
A terrible student.
And now I find myself as a filmmaker,
and you feel kind of alone in the world because you're
separate from everyone else.
- Bryan Singer

Eventually, it is found out but it takes time especially
in the conditions when communication is difficult,
when the enemy is making it extremely awkward for information to come out,
to go.
- Joe Slovo

I avoid clients for whom advertising is only a marginal
factor in their marketing mix.
They have an awkward tendency to raid their advertising
appropriations whenever they need cash for other purposes.
- David Ogilvy

Every therapeutic cure, and still more,
any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth,
tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility
and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance.
- Alfred Adler

The movies I made when I was 14 or 15,
I have a hard time looking at those.
Those were the awkward years.
I don't know if anybody can look at something they
did when they were 14 and not wince.
- Jodie Foster

The commentary track became a lot like the movie and there are some funny,
long, awkward pauses that you can tell we're just trying to find stuff to say.
None of us had gotten to really talk about the movie
until that moment and they were in New York and we were in L.A.
- Jay Roach

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Loving, hating, having expectations:
all these are attachments.
Attachment prevents the growth of one's true being.
- Lao Tzu

These are not dark days -
these are great days.
- Winston Churchill

Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

These are the keys to a great life...
taking oneself lightly, forgiveness, and acceptance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you,
but your opinion that these things are insulting.
- Epictetus

The secret of making dreams come true
can be summarized in four C's.
They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy;
and the greatest of these is Confidence.
- Walt Disney

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

If I could tell the world just one thing
it would be we're all okay,
and not to worry cause worry is wasteful
and useless in times like these.
I won't be made useless.
I won't be idle with despair,
I will gather myself around my faith.
Light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

Know that you are one with the earth, with the water,
with the fire, with the air that you breathe, with all living things,
and that all of these are one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
'Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Everything we say, do, think, and feel
is a product of our personal history
and the collective history of humankind.
Our name for these histories is "prejudice."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom...
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil,
when one feels tranquil,
one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings;
when one has these feelings and appreciates them,
one is free of fear.
- The Buddha

The things that have acquired unity are these:
Heaven by unity has become clear;
Earth by unity has become steady;
The Spirit by unity has become spiritual;
The Valley by unity has become full;
All things by unity have come into existence.
- Lao Tzu

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver


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