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At first I wanted to be a jockey.
by Tim Conway

At first I wanted to be a jockey.
I rode horses in Cleveland but I kept falling off and I was afraid of horses.
So there wasn't much of a future in it.
- Tim Conway

I figure you're only here for a matter of moments.
Ever since I was a kid watching movies I've always
wanted to make people laugh or have some sort of emotional reaction.
- Tim Conway

People enjoy sitting back knowing they won't hear a
lot of four-letter words.
- Tim Conway

Harvey never had an original idea or thought in his life.
I was out wandering around the country doing charity benefits,
mainly, when I asked him to come along.
- Tim Conway

 

I've never really taken anything very seriously.
I enjoy life because I enjoy making other people enjoy it.
- Tim Conway

Actually, we've done 75 of these shows and every one of them has sold out.
But then we buy all the tickets.
- Tim Conway

I like to work a lot with wood.
I make furniture that falls apart.
I also sew.
- Tim Conway

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You can't TV surf without coming across an Andy of
Mayberry episode where you've just got to watch Don as Barney.
That's why I put Don in several of my movies.
- Tim Conway

If only my folks had beaten me, I could have gotten
some material about my miserable childhood.
But as it is, I've had a great life.
- Tim Conway

I've known Harvey for over 40 years and I worked with
him on the Burnett show for 11 years.
I guess you could say we're about as close as you can
get to being a comedy team.
- Tim Conway

When I watch TV, I'm embarrassed by some of what's on.
- Tim Conway

My career is pretty much over.
I'm out in the Valley eating soft-boiled eggs.
- Tim Conway

Don Knotts was a really big influence,
especially on the Steve Allen show.
I mean, look at the guy, his entire life is in his face.
- Tim Conway

As a kid I was short and only weighed 95 pounds.
And though I was active in a lot of Sports and got
along with most of the guys,
I think I used comedy as a defense mechanism.
You know making someone laugh is a much better way
to solve a problem than by using your fists.
- Tim Conway

Nowadays they have 12 directors and 15 producers and 30 writers.
And all the writers want their lines said a certain
way-which isn't necessarily funny.
I mean the lines aren't necessarily so funny to begin with.
- Tim Conway

We kept a broad audience, and we didn't make fun of
people who had necessarily made mistakes in their life
and burned them to the ground.
We made fun of a commercial or a movie or ourselves.
- Tim Conway

I don't watch a lot of TV anymore.
A lot of it isn't the kind of thing you can feel comfortable
with watching with your kids.
And I still feel that way even though,
now, my kids are in their 30s.
- Tim Conway

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

Habits are cobwebs at first, cables at last.
- Chinese proverb

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

First say to yourself what you would be;
then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

Know first that you have absolutely no power to change the world,
and then address all your energies and intent toward improving it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Recognizing my blindness is the first step
toward regaining my sight.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

Today is the first and last day of forever.
- Edward, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
- Proverb

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
- Epictetus

A holiday, the day I first named you, "friend."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

Self-honor (self-respect) is in no way selfish.
Before I can give to others,
I must have something to give.
Only by first creating
my own self-esteem and happiness,
do I possess the resources to
contribute anything meaningful to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living;
the world owes you nothing; it was here first.
- Mark Twain


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