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I enlisted when I was a boy.
by Tony Curtis

I enlisted when I was a boy.
The Navy looked after me like my mother.
It fed me, took care of me and gave me wonderful opportunities.
- Tony Curtis

Now I'm a painter.
That was another opportunity I was able to pursue,
I've been painting all my life, now it's become a second
career because of my success in the movies.
- Tony Curtis

The service meant so much to me.
You don't know privileged I feel and how lucky I am to have served.
- Tony Curtis

At 17, I dreamed of seeing the world.
At 19, I had been around the world and back.
- Tony Curtis

 

Painting is much more than therapy to me its a way of life.
- Tony Curtis

I wouldn't be caught dead marrying a woman old enough to be my wife.
- Tony Curtis

I'm world famous, everywhere I go there are people
who love me because of I've been able to bring them
some joy from the movies I've made.
- Tony Curtis

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They gave me away as a prize once - a Win Tony Curtis
For A Weekend competition.
The woman who won was disappointed.
She'd hoped for second prize - a new stove.
- Tony Curtis

I enjoy being recognized whatever environment I'm in.
- Tony Curtis

It is for the latter that I always wanted to be an actor:
to play characters who are always on the move.
- Tony Curtis

If you know how to live in Vegas you can have the best time.
- Tony Curtis

Every movie I've been in has ended up on television.
- Tony Curtis

The movie business is very twisted, out of site,
out of mind, you know.
- Tony Curtis

I don't know what organically grown chickens are;
I've never seen one.
- Tony Curtis

Everywhere I go in the world, people know me and recognise
me and really show affection for me.
- Tony Curtis

I joined the Navy hoping to be submariner and ended
up in the sub service aboard a tender in the Pacific.
- Tony Curtis

Its not age as much as the experiences I have had.
- Tony Curtis

While you're doing it, you don't really know what you're doing.
- Tony Curtis

I like Vegas for its spontaneity.
- Tony Curtis

For instance, I always have one hanging in Budapest in the mayors office.
- Tony Curtis

But where there is no art show, I would still be painting.
- Tony Curtis

I can't sit around and wait for the telephone to ring.
- Tony Curtis

I look at everything in an artistic way.
- Tony Curtis

The government gave me enough money to go to acting school.
- Tony Curtis

I've been in the movies for 50 years,
I've made 130 some-odd movies.
- Tony Curtis

I will always remember this summer day in Paris,
when I was to perform a great acrobatic move.
I can still see myself stepping on the ring of a packed
circus along real performers.
- Tony Curtis

I want the public to know that it will be an honor
for me to meet them and spend a few special moments
with all those who helped me through my filmed career.
- Tony Curtis

But my longevity is due to my good timing.
- Tony Curtis

Like an opera singer, I am able to sing out my song in paint.
- Tony Curtis

Yes I'm still working, but my life's no longer filled with it.
- Tony Curtis

I've just opened a show in Florida, although I also
have many pieces on display around the world.
- Tony Curtis

I was born in and worked in a period that could be called enviable.
- Tony Curtis

My whole world before I joined the Navy was my neighborhood in the Bronx.
- Tony Curtis

I've made 122 movies, and I daresay there's a picture
of mine showing somewhere in the world every day.
- Tony Curtis

It's such a human condition, whether you're a great
track star or a great knitting person or you paint watercolors -
someone knows who you are.
- Tony Curtis

I used to be good friends with my depression,
saying oh I'm so depressed, or life is terrible.
- Tony Curtis

We often don't think of them, we think of the great
wars and the great battles,
but what about losing a son or a daughter,
or a girl losing her husband or vice versa? I think
of the people who never got the chance to have the opportunities I had.
- Tony Curtis

Even on a personal note, my dressing table downstairs is crowded with things,
like a mini landscape.
It's a city with buildings and towers and roads.
There's a pool and a little park.
When I move something around it becomes a different tableau.
- Tony Curtis

But I felt it necessary to be part of the war effort
and I enlisted in the Navy to be a flyer.
- Paul Berg

So rather than face the bitter truth,
China has placed severe restrictions on the Internet
and enlisted America's high-tech companies as their Internet police.
- Tom Lantos

But while human liberty has engaged the attention of the enlightened,
and enlisted the feelings of the generous of all civilized nations,
may we not enquire if this liberty has been rightly understood?
- Francis Wright

Few men could explain why they enlisted,
and if they attempted they might only prove that they
had done as a politician said the electorate does,
the right thing from the wrong motive.
- Patrick MacGill

The other thing that happened was my last military assignment -
this was in the air force; I had enlisted in order
to avoid being drafted as a private,
and of course I only practiced medicine or psychiatry
in the air force so I was never in any kind of violent combat.
- Robert Jay Lifton

We would take a little bit of money out of a huge increase
in ballistic missile defense and put it in a place
where it will do a lot of good,
namely, in targeted pay increases to our enlisted personnel,
particularly our NCOs and our junior warrant officers.
- John Spratt

As an active member of the Air Force,
Army and Mine Warfare Caucuses, I meet with enlisted
personnel and officers on a regular basis to learn more about their needs,
both on the job and with their families.
- Allen Boyd

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

Give a boy address and accomplishments
and you give him the mastery
of palaces and fortunes where he goes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
- Proverb

Be prepared for life -
to live happily and without regret,
knowing that you have done your best.
- the Boy Scout Handbook

To people who remember JFK's assassination,
JFK Jr. will probably always be that boy saluting his father's coffin.
- Michael Beschloss

When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick.
- George Burns

Inside every working anarchy, there's an Old Boy Network.
- Mitchell Kapor

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

A friend is someone who will bail you out of jail.
A best friend is the one sitting next
to you saying "boy was that fun."
- The Maugles

I was thrown out of N.Y.U. my freshman year
for cheating on my metaphysics final ...
I looked within the soul of the boy sitting next to me.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall

The moment a little boy is concerned with which is
a jay and which is a sparrow,
he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.
- Eric Berne

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President;
I'm beginning to believe it.
- Clarence Darrow

What must it be like for a little boy to read that daddy never loved mummy?
- Princess Diana

Who's a boy gonna talk to if not his mother?
- Donald E. Westlake

A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far
better company than the average adult.
- John B. S. Haldane

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance,
and to turn around three times before lying down.
- Robert Benchley

Yes, I'm afraid the life over here is very different from N.Z.
but oh boy it's a grand life.
- Jack Lovelock

A boy is holding a girl so very tight in his arms tonight.
- Edward VIII

Listen, little boy.
In this business, there's only one law you gotta follow to keep outta trouble.
Do it first, do it yourself, and keep on doin' it.
- Ben Hecht

Initially with The Butcher Boy, there was this kid
growing up in this strange,
weird environment that I remember from when I was a kid.
And Patrick's vision was so complete there.
- Neil Jordan

I also used to work in the Catskill Mountains as a bus boy,
and I performed in talent shows.
- Barry Mann

I was hired to do as many Boy Commando,
Newsboy Legion, and Sandman stories as I could.
- Gil Kane

There are times when even the best manager is like
the little boy with the big dog,
waiting to see where the dog wants to go so he can take him there.
- Lee Iacocca

A boy cannot begin playing ball too early.
I might almost say that while he is still creeping
on all fours he should have a bouncing rubber ball.
- Christy Mathewson

Men still get a lot more opportunity.
It is still a big part of the old boy network.
They have more companies they can get money from.
- Billie Jean King


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