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Be brave enough to live life creatively.
by Alan Alda

Be brave enough to live life creatively.
The creative place where no one else has ever been.
- Alan Alda

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.
- Alan Alda

If I can't get the girl, at least give me more money.
- Alan Alda

Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always
better to be wise than to be smart.
- Alan Alda

 

It's too bad I'm not as wonderful a person as people say I am,
because the world could use a few people like that.
- Alan Alda

Begin challenging your own assumptions.
Your assumptions are your windows on the world.
Scrub them off every once in awhile,
or the light won't come in.
- Alan Alda

I wouldn't live in California.
All that sun makes you sterile.
- Alan Alda

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Here's my Golden Rule for a tarnished age:
Be fair with others,
but keep after them until they're fair with you.
- Alan Alda

Almost everybody that's well-known gets tagged with a nickname.
- Alan Alda

I'm in the real world, some people try to steal from me,
and I stop them, frequently, take them to court.
I love a good lawsuit.
It's fun.
- Alan Alda

It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy.
It's only necessary to be rich.
- Alan Alda

After a while I started to think of that as an image
of something that went a lot deeper than the dead dog,
which is you can't bring back anything to life.
- Alan Alda

Be fair with others, but then keep after them until they're fair with you.
- Alan Alda

I'm most at home on the stage.
I was carried onstage for the first time when I was six months old.
- Alan Alda

You can't get there by bus, only by hard work and risk
and by not quite knowing what you're doing.
What you'll discover will be wonderful.
What you'll discover will be yourself.
- Alan Alda

When does she do all this thinking? We're together
all the time but she thinks deeply about things and
with feeling and she can remember the facts.
We've been married 48 years.
- Alan Alda

I've never tried to manipulate my image.
- Alan Alda

I'm an angry person, angrier than most people would imagine,
I get flashes of anger.
What works for me is working out when it's useful to use that anger.
- Alan Alda

My mother didn't try to stab my father until I was six,
but she must have shown signs of oddness before that.
- Alan Alda

Never Have Your Dog Stuffed is really advice to myself,
a reminder to myself not to avoid change or uncertainty,
but to go with it, to surf into change.
- Alan Alda

The creative is the place where no one else has ever been.
You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into
the wilderness of your intuition.
- Alan Alda

When people are laughing, they're generally not killing one another.
- Alan Alda

You wouldn't want to be called a sell-out by selling a product.
Selling out was frowned on, whereas now you can major
in it at business school.
- Alan Alda

It's not an epitaph.
I felt I could look back at my life and get a good story out of it.
It's a picture of somebody trying to figure things out.
I'm not trying to create some impression about myself.
That doesn't interest me.
- Alan Alda

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.
- Alan Alda

I've been nominated twice before as actor in a leading part.
Now I'm nominated as actor in a supporting part.
If I don't win, I'll just wait until I'm nominated
for being in the theater during the show.
Do they have one like that?
- Alan Alda

No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong,
gentle and good, without the world being better for it,
without somebody being helped and comforted by the
very existence of that goodness.
- Alan Alda

I found I wasn't asking good enough questions because
I assumed I knew something.
I would box them into a corner with a badly formed question,
and they didn't know how to get out of it.
Now, I let them take me through it step by step,
and I listen.
- Alan Alda

It makes it fun.
When an actor plays a character, you want what that character wants.
Otherwise it doesn't look authentic.
So I really want to defeat Jimmy - I mean Jimmy as the character.
- Alan Alda

It's really clear to me that you can't hang onto something longer than its time.
Ideas lose certain freshness, ideas have a shelf life,
and sometimes they have to be replaced by other ideas.
- Alan Alda

It is awfully hard to be brave, when you're only a Very Small Animal.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love;
it is the prerogative of the brave.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When the tempest rages, when the thunders roar,
and the lightnings blaze around us
it is then that the truly brave man stands firm at his post.
- Luther Martin

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

We could never learn to be brave and patient,
if there were only joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people
is that they trigger confusion in us
that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with.
To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves,
we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.
- Pema Chodron

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery
as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.
All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are,
the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton

Fortune and love favor the brave.
- Ovid

I love those who can smile in trouble,
who can gather strength from distress,
and grow brave by reflection.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Only very brave mouse makes nest in cat's ear.
- Earl Derr Biggers

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
- Indira Gandhi

Let us all be brave enough
to die the death of a martyr,
but let no one lust for martyrdom.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Brave men are brave from the very first.
- Pierre Corneille

This nation will remain the land of the free only so
long as it is the home of the brave.
- Elmer Davis

Never was a miser a brave soul.
- George Herbert

Be brave if you lose and meek if you win.
- Harvey Penick

All brave men love; for he only is brave who has affections to fight for,
whether in the daily battle of life,
or in physical contests.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Cowards are cruel, but the brave love mercy and delight to save.
- John Gay

To put up a show is to face life's injustices with
one of the few weapons available to a desperate and brave people,
their imagination.
- Luigi Barzini

One brave deed makes no hero.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Take chances, make mistakes.
That's how you grow.
Pain nourishes your courage.
You have to fail in order to practice being brave.
- Mary Tyler Moore

It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood
of life to crimson splendor.
Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.
- Horace

They say Princes learn no art truly,
but the art of horsemanship.
The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer.
He will throw a prince as soon as his groom.
- Ben Jonson

The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man...
It is more powerful than external circumstances.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I'm excited about being here in an organization that I grew up rooting for...
I'm excited about being an Atlanta Brave and pitching in Game 1.
- Tim Hudson

The brave deserve the lovely - every woman may be won.
- Charles Godfrey Leland

My rite of passage into my brave new world,
life on the road.
- Kenny Loggins

How can faceless bureaucrats in an intelligence agency
deny brave soldiers a chance to tell the truth?
- Curt Weldon

Washington and the elder Napoleon.
Both were brave men; both were true men;
both loved their country and dared to expose their
lives for their country's cause.
- Matthew Simpson

Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

God has given such brave soldiers to this Crown that,
if they do not frighten our neighbours,
at least they prevent us from being frightened by them.
- Elizabeth I

Even cowards can endure hardship; only the brave can endure suspense.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Where do you find the strength to brave a barrage of
enemy fire and to bring your wounded friends to safety
at great risk to your own life? Conviction.
- Guy Verhofstadt

It is the perpetual dread of fear, the fear of fear,
that shapes the face of a brave man.
- Georges Bernanos

The skilful employer of men will employ the wise man,
the brave man, the covetous man, and the stupid man.
- Sun Tzu

True courage is a result of reasoning.
A brave mind is always impregnable.
- Jeremy Collier

Through the centuries, over 1.2 million brave men and
women have given their lives for our nation.
- Dan Lipinski

Few men are born brave.
Many become so through training and force of discipline.
- Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

If success attends my steps, honor and glory await my name-if defeat,
still shall it be said we died like brave men,
and conferred honor, even in death, on the American Name.
- Zebulon Pike


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