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Being a good host offsets the deprivation and loneliness of my youth. ...
by Alan Ladd

Being a good host offsets the deprivation and loneliness of my youth.
- Alan Ladd

Time scoots along pretty fast when you grow up.
- Alan Ladd

I'm working myself to death.
- Alan Ladd

I'm the most insecure guy in Hollywood.
If you had it good all your life, you figure it can't ever get bad,
but when you had it bad, you wonder how long a thing like this will last.
- Alan Ladd

 

If I had my way, I'd do all my entertaining on the front steps.
- Alan Ladd

I'm going to make it.
Nothing is going to stop me.
Nothing.
I want it too much.
- Alan Ladd

I hear about stars being torn to pieces by fans.
It never happened to me and I never saw it happen to anyone else.
- Alan Ladd

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It seems only reasonable that the people have a right
to know virtually everything about the personality
they are buying each time they put their money through the box office.
- Alan Ladd

Maybe I thought too much about picking up the money
and not enough about the really good parts.
- Alan Ladd

I'm no good with words but I'll find ways from time
to time to show you how grateful I am.
- Alan Ladd

It's a funny thing about me.
I don't have any interest in food most of the time now,
although when I was a kid I was always hungry.
- Alan Ladd

Our children were trained to look after each other.
- Alan Ladd

I was a dummy in school.
- Alan Ladd

When I was on the air a lot my throat and vocal chords got tired.
If you don't vary your tones you can't get pretty tired of your own voice.
- Alan Ladd

Not every father gets a chance to start his son off in his own footsteps.
- Alan Ladd

I never fail to feel let down when I see myself on the screen.
- Alan Ladd

Maybe I can't act, but I know the gimmicks.
I studied acting all my life and know what's good for me.
- Alan Ladd

I had only that one picture, Hitler,
the Beast of Berlin,
in which I had a part big enough to impress anyone.
I tried for better roles over and over again.
- Alan Ladd

I learned more about acting from George Stevens in
a few months than I had in my entire life up until then.
- Alan Ladd

As long as my pictures go into theaters and we ask
people to pay to see what I do on the screen,
I should not object if customers want to know what kind of man I am.
- Alan Ladd

It's natural to want your kids to have all the things you didn't have.
- Alan Ladd

I've always had a great respect for the picture business.
It's been good to me.
- Alan Ladd

A producer has to know all about everything from set-building to costumes to acting.
- Alan Ladd

I'm shy and can't for the life of me barge around and slap people on the back.
I sit in a corner by myself and am tickled to death
when someone comes over to talk to me.
- Alan Ladd

I don't care how small the parts are,
as long as they're good.
- Alan Ladd

I think any movie star who refuses autographs has a hell of a nerve.
- Alan Ladd

I wish I were the type who could walk into a place
and have everybody love me.
But I'm not, and there's no use wishing.
- Alan Ladd

Nobody's strong enough to stand up under a flood of weak material.
- Alan Ladd

What good will a tax break do me if I'm crippled for life?
- Alan Ladd

I was never trained for anything.
- Alan Ladd

I just want to make pictures that are entertaining.
I'll leave the scenery chewing to someone else.
- Alan Ladd

I'd rather be David Ladd's father than Alan Ladd any day.
- Alan Ladd

Strangers still leave me self-conscious.
- Alan Ladd

My parents were so poor when I was a kid,
I never went anywhere.
I take our youngsters with us because I don't know
anything that teaches them so much.
- Alan Ladd

I know what's good for me.
I can't play black or gray.
I can't be a villain or anything close to one.
I have to play white.
- Alan Ladd

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is sanctuary in being alone with nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Face the facts of being what you are,
for that is what changes what you are.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to honor my being,
release each and every struggle,
gather strength from life's storms,
relax into the arms of spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be - don't try to become.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
May your essence be the nectar of the open blossom of your joy.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes,
butterflies and the songs of birds,
the crash of storm-driven waves
and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond.
Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Honor your being,
Release each and every struggle,
Gather strength from life's storms,
Relax into the arms of spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I am an optimist.
It does not seem too much use being anything else.
- Winston Churchill

One defeats a fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself,
but on the contrary by using one's intelligence.
- George Orwell

Being part of the natural world reminds me
that innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

The supreme happiness of life
is the conviction of being loved for yourself,
or, more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself.
- Victor Hugo

You can not find happiness by chasing after it.
Happiness comes from doing what you love to do,
and from being who you truly are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An idea that is not dangerous is
unworthy of being called an idea at all.
- Oscar Wilde

Courage is the art of being the only one
who knows you're scared to death.
- Earl Wilson

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

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have,
instead of what you don't have.
- Woody Allen

We're so engaged in doing things
to achieve purposes of outer value
that we forget the inner value,
the rapture that is associated
with being alive, is what it is all about.
- Joseph Campbell

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis,
but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
- Mother Teresa

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein


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