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Getting plenty of sleep is always great.
by Bernadette Peters

Getting plenty of sleep is always great.
It really is.
I have a girlfriend who's sending me a slant board.
- Bernadette Peters

No One Is Alone by Stephen Sondheim is all about thinking
for yourself and being your own person.
- Bernadette Peters

I love pasta with the homemade marinara sauce I had as a kid.
- Bernadette Peters

The first Broadway show I ever heard was the recording of Carousel,
and it was a very vivid experience.
- Bernadette Peters

 

It Might As Well Be Spring...
I used to sing that as a young girl in my voice lessons.
Then I picked it up again and it spoke to me in a whole new way.
- Bernadette Peters

Sondheim writes the music and lyrics,
and because he's so smart and goes so deep with his feelings,
there's a lot to explore, get involved with and learn about.
- Bernadette Peters

The challenge of film is making it right there at that moment,
and then you get to move on.
- Bernadette Peters

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You've gotta be original, because if you're like someone else,
what do they need you for?
- Bernadette Peters

When there's a terrible illness like AIDS sweeping through,
you help people.
- Bernadette Peters

I know Mama Rose is a great role and I love having a chance to do it.
- Bernadette Peters

I lost a very dear friend who lived with AIDS for about 17 years.
Rejecting early treatments that were iffy,
he thought he saved himself.
I really miss him a lot.
- Bernadette Peters

I'd like to one day play Amanda, the mother,
in The Glass Menagerie.
- Bernadette Peters

I feel strongly for gay marriage to be accepted.
- Bernadette Peters

Animals speak with pure affection.
It's important to me to get something going in NY so
we can get to be a no-kill city,
and give the animals homes and more attention and love.
- Bernadette Peters

When something isn't done, you want to do something about it.
- Bernadette Peters

I don't smoke, I don't drink much, I don't eat red meat.
I stay out of the sun.
- Bernadette Peters

Working on behalf of companion animals is so important.
We start to realize how healing they are.
- Bernadette Peters

The first big lead that I had on Broadway was in a show called La Strada.
- Bernadette Peters

We've been listening to Wagner, which is so great.
- Bernadette Peters

In my career, there have been three things that were challenging:
playing gay;
playing a Jewish woman; and playing Chekhov.
The scariest part was playing Chekhov!
- Bernadette Peters

Stephen Sondheim told me that Oscar Hammerstein believed
everything that he wrote.
So there's great truth in the songs,
and that's what was so wonderful to find.
- Bernadette Peters

I love 'Some Enchanted Evening', and 'If I Loved You'.
And as I sing them more and more, I find new favorites.
- Bernadette Peters

Into The Woods was...
a lot of running around in the woods!
I can't wait to see the show again.
People didn't realize it back then, but kids still
come up to me-young people-and they talk about it.
It really made its mark.
- Bernadette Peters

It was one of the most exciting, perfect evenings of my life,
my solo debut at Carnegie Hall.
And knowing we were all there to raise money for Gay
Men's Health Crisis made the evening an extraordinary experience.
- Bernadette Peters

George M. is where I met my dear friend Joel Grey.
We connected at rehearsal one day during a five-minute break.
We were both looking out the same window and we knew
in five minutes that we'd made a connection.
- Bernadette Peters

You'd look out and there'd be little babies watching the show,
and boys and girls.
They loved the cowboys, and they loved Annie.
There were young people seeing the show for the first time.
I stayed for two years because I enjoyed it so much.
- Bernadette Peters

Success is getting what you want;
happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie

You create stress in your life by getting angry,
and you can instantly remove
that stress by granting forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

Remember that the happiest people
are not those getting more, but those giving more.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Dalai Lama

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't
come as a result of getting something we don't have,
but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
- Frederick Koenig

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles;
but today it means getting along with people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What you don't do daily, you probably won't do weekly either.
What you make a habit of putting-off
just keeps getting pushed away again and again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Happiness isn't at the end of the rainbow.
Happiness is at the beginning of the rainbow.
Following the rainbow is happiness,
not getting to the end of it.
- Werner Erhard

Getting old is a fascination thing.
The older you get, the older you want to get.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
- Anonymous

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue.
If we have enough friends, we may go on for years,
intending to leave, talking about leaving -
instead of actually getting up and leaving.
- Erica Jong

Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older,
I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.
- Bill Cosby

We are always getting ready to live but never living.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes
the greater part of his life getting his living.
- Henry David Thoreau

When your friends begin to flatter
you on how young you look,
it's a sure sign you're getting old.
- Mark Twain

Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find
a woman I don't like and give her a house.
- Lewis Grizzard

Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train.
Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going
sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?
- J. Paul Getty

He hits it long.
His shoulders are impressively quick through the ball.
That's where he's getting his power from.
He's young and has great elasticity.
- Nick Faldo

You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
- Harrison Ford

I get to play golf for a living.
What more can you ask for - getting paid for doing what you love.
- Tiger Woods

It all started when my dog began getting free roll over minutes.
- Jay London

You know you're getting old when you get that one candle on the cake.
It's like, 'See if you can blow this out.'
- Jerry Seinfeld

Getting divorced just because you don't love a man
is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club.
You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it.
- Erma Bombeck

One great thing about getting old is that
you can get out of all sorts of social obligations
just by saying you're too tired.
- George Carlin

You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.
- George Burns

One should not lose one's temper unless one is certain
of getting more and more angry to the end.
- William Butler Yeats

What's the subject of life - to get rich? All of those
fellows out there getting rich could be dancing around
the real subject of life.
- Paul A. Volcker

Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.
- William Wordsworth

I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.
- Gerald R. Ford

Getting married is a lot like getting into a tub of hot water.
After you get used to it, it ain't so hot.
- Minnie Pearl

Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.
- Orson Scott Card

The secret of getting things done is to act!
- Dante Alighieri


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