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I was a dummy in school. ...
by Alan Ladd

I was a dummy in school.
- Alan Ladd

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

I'm working myself to death.
- Alan Ladd

Strangers still leave me self-conscious.
- Alan Ladd

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

I was never trained for anything.
- Alan Ladd

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

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

I don't care how small the parts are,
as long as they're good.
- 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 never fail to feel let down when I see myself on the screen.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Being a good host offsets the deprivation and loneliness of my youth.
- 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'm going to make it.
Nothing is going to stop me.
Nothing.
I want it too 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

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

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

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

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

It's true, you can never eat a pet you name.
And anyway, it would be like a ventriloquist eating his dummy.
- Alexander Theroux

Colloquial poetry is to the real art as the barber's
wax dummy is to sculpture.
- Ezra Pound

We're not leaving here without Buster,
man.
Leave no crash-test dummy behind!
- Adam Savage

I saw the Nutcracker to be a dummy as I thought of
its mouth moving like a nutcracker -
and also find them pretty scary as they almost have a life of their own.
- Matthew Bourne

Shake structures.
School yourself.
Look twice at a thing,
once upside down.
Answer yourself clearly.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The philosophy of the school room in one generation
will be the philosophy of government in the next.
- Abraham Lincoln

The difference between school and life?
In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test.
In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
- Tom Bodett

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred
on an American than to have a public school named after him.
- Herbert Hoover

One of the things I was taught in law school is that
I'd never be able to think the same again -
that being a lawyer is something that's part of who
I am as an individual now.
- Anita Hill

I left the "eye for an eye" God
when I walked out of Bible school,
but God Within is a daily part of my personal experience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship...
is not something you learn in school.
But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship,
you really haven't learned anything.
- Muhammad Ali

If you are over 30, get out your high-school yearbook
and look for ideas you can apply today -
perhaps an innocent optimism about life -
perhaps a hobby you loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

I was obsessed with romance.
When I was in high school, I saw 'Doctor Zhivago' every
day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.
- John Hughes

Experience is a good school.
But the fees are high.
- Heinrich Heine

I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to
go to school every day and do my homework.
- Constance Baker Motley

Smartness runs in my family.
When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was
in my class for five years.
- Gracie Allen

Education is what remains after one has forgotten
what one has learned in school.
- Albert Einstein

The quest for peace begins in the home,
in the school and in the workplace.
- Silvia Cartwright

I quit high school on my birthday.
It was my senior year and I didn't see the point.
This was 1962, and I was ready to make music.
- Barry White

If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago,
Catholic school children would be wearing little electric
chairs around their necks instead of crosses.
- Lenny Bruce

Dad kept us out of school, but school comes and goes.
Family is forever.
- Charlie Sheen

Experience keeps a dear school,
but fools will learn in no other.
- Benjamin Franklin

The home is the chief school of human virtues.
- William Ellery Channing

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover
that your high school class is running the country.
- Kurt Vonnegut

There's a couple of things they don't teach you
in Harvard Business School,
one is how to cope with defeat,
the other is how to handle a shotgun.
- The Simpsons Movie (2007)

Time is the school in which we learn,
time is the fire in which we burn.
- Delmore Schwartz

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled,
my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school,
my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise.
- Shirley Jones

And I spent that time working as an insurance adjuster
and going to law school in the evening,
and then when I left law school, I joined the Department
of Justice in Washington.
- George J. Mitchell

I attended the elementary school at Schweinfurt and the secondary school.
- Fritz Sauckel

The common Notions of Liberty are not from School Divines,
but from Nature.
- Algernon Sydney

I was involved in school plays, but when I left school
I did a couple of odd jobs as a baker's apprentice
and then as a fruit market porter in Manchester.
- John Thaw

So I went to English school, secondary English school,
so forget going to Mecca for my religious education.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I got attention by being funny at school,
pretending to be retarded, and jumping around with a deformed hand.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I first began to read religious books at school,
and especially the Bible, when I was eleven years old;
and almost immediately commenced a habit of secret prayer.
- Francis W. Newman


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