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My father was my teacher.
by Beau Bridges

My father was my teacher.
But most importantly he was a great dad.
- Beau Bridges

Related topics: Dad

Some of my oldest friends are actors.
But that's not the only place my friends come from.
- Beau Bridges

I got five kids, and my oldest is a documentary film maker and camera man,
and still photographer.
- Beau Bridges

The things I enjoy most as I watch the movie are the
things that came through without even thinking.
- Beau Bridges

 

My mom is many times responsible for getting us all together,
but we trade off at each other's houses.
My brother and I are actors and are traveling a lot of our job.
- Beau Bridges

My favorite Oscar story was a year my brother had been nominated,
my whole family went.
- Beau Bridges

And then I got into sports and gave my guitar to my
brother Jeff who was just a little kid at that time.
- Beau Bridges

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We all feel really blessed to have been with my dad for these 85 years.
- Beau Bridges

My brother and I are always trying to figure out a
way to work again together.
- Beau Bridges

The one we keep pitching and there are no takers is
The Fabulous Baker Boys Go To Hawaii.
There don't seem to be any takers on that one!
- Beau Bridges

I like to try to make the characters I play be as human as possible.
- Beau Bridges

Steve and I saw eye to eye on the story and I got the part,
but I think in the beginning it was due to my brother's instigation.
So I owe him for that.
- Beau Bridges

And when I've been away from my family and friends,
I have felt good hearing some of those old songs.
- Beau Bridges

Sure, I have a lot of friends that are actors.
Just because I guess I run into a lot of actors in my work.
- Beau Bridges

I also like to garden.
I grow things, vegetables, flowers...
I particularly like orchids.
I raise orchids.
- Beau Bridges

Dylan, myself and my father were in a two hour movie called The Sand Kings,
which started off the Outer Limits series.
It was sort of the two hour pilot movie.
- Beau Bridges

Yeah, I'm very impressed with Lifetime,
this is the first time I've worked with them.
I really like the kind of programming that they're into,
so I'm hoping that I will.
- Beau Bridges

Part of the western movement is this desire that we,
Americans, have to keep pressing on.
- Beau Bridges

My favorite roles usually have to do with the story,
if it's a good story I usually enjoy doing the character.
- Beau Bridges

Yes, I took up the guitar when I was about 14 or 15,
in high school.
- Beau Bridges

I think, I would guess most people keep secrets.
- Beau Bridges

I've always been interested in the history of the West,
our country and particularly as it relates to the Native Americans -
the original Americans.
- Beau Bridges

But on the other hand I believe I'm a private person too,
and I enjoy that aspect of my life as well.
- Beau Bridges

As an actor, I travel around a lot and live in a lot of hotels,
and many times I've been in a town where the only entertainment
to be had is what you find in the hotel bar or lobby.
- Beau Bridges

First of all my real full name is Lloyd Vernet Bridges III.
- Beau Bridges

And I like music, too, I like playing music.
- Beau Bridges

Second, this epic tale allows the audience to actually
listen to the Native Americans and receive their wisdom.
Spielberg conveys the respect for Native Americans
that is normally lacking in Western films.
- Beau Bridges

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did
not reflect positively on my father's life.
- Sidney Poitier

Family life was wonderful.
The streets were bleak.
The playgrounds were bleak.
But home was always warm.
My mother and father had a great relationship.
I always felt 'safe' there.
- Robert Cormier

I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.
- H. G. Wells

I have always thought of Walt Disney as my second father.
- Annette Funicello

I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument.
He told me to knock myself out.
- Jay London

All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch
at one end and an alphabet at the other.
- George Eliot

I love the comic opportunities that come up in the
context of a father-son relationship.
- Harrison Ford

My father loved people, children and pets.
- Tony Visconti

You don't have to deserve your mother's love.
You have to deserve your father's.
- Robert Frost

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board.
It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of
an oak which he has planted.
- Voltaire

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

My father was always telling himself no one was perfect,
not even my mother.
- Broderick Crawford

If my father had hugged me even once,
I'd be an accountant right now.
- Ray Romano

I was raised by free-spirited people,
though my father gave me a very strong work ethic.
- Diane Lane

Do you know that other than my father,
I've never had a man take care of me?
- Dionne Warwick

The only important thing I have to say is that my father
never fought against his country.
- Zinedine Zidane

My father was the most rational and the most dispassionate of men.
- Simon Newcomb

The Godhead consists of the Father, the Son,
and the Holy Spirit.
The Father is a material being.
- Orson Pratt

A father's disappointment can be a very powerful tool.
- Michael Bergin

My father wouldn't get us a TV, he wouldn't allow a TV in the house.
- Janis Joplin

Feels good to try, but playing a father,
I'm getting a little older.
I see now that I'm taking it more serious and I do want that lifestyle.
- Adam Sandler

The best money advice ever given me was from my father.
When I was a little girl, he told me,
'Don't spend anything unless you have to.'
- Dinah Shore

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
- Jean de La Fontaine

When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb.
After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to
find out how much he'd learned in three years.
- Frank Butler

My father and I have a very good relationship.
We always got along.
But I always scold him.
- Amy Sedaris

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I know that I will never find my father in any other
man who comes into my life,
because it is a void in my life that can only be filled by him.
- Halle Berry

So my father was a person who never lied to me.
If I had a question, he answered it.
I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.
- Nick Cannon

That is the thankless position of the father in the family -
the provider for all,
and the enemy of all.
- August Strindberg

My father was not a failure.
After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
- Harry S. Truman

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

My grandfather, along with Carnegie,
was a pioneer in philanthropy,
which my father then practiced on a very large scale.
- David Rockefeller

As a little girl I used to daydream about my real father
coming on a white horse to rescue me.
- Christine Keeler


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