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I'm more important to me than any body you can mention.
by Al Lewis

I'm more important to me than any body you can mention.
Do you know that?
- Al Lewis

What motivated me? My mother.
My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman,
struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.
- Al Lewis

I think people need housing.
And there's empty buildings, I think people should live in there.
If you want to call them squatters, trespassers,
hey, I call Wall Street thieves!
- Al Lewis

I prefer that for my own satisfaction over radio,
there's no audience.
TV, there's no audience.
I need the response of the audience,
even if it's a silent response.
- Al Lewis

 

Every Friday I used to have about fifty,
sixty kids who would wait for me on Sunset Boulevard
and I'd take them all to dinner.
All runaways.
- Al Lewis

I'm for everyone having the opportunity to accept a $150,000 bribe.
- Al Lewis

Oscar Wilde said the rich and the poor are equal -
they can both sleep under the bridge.
Right? Do they have a right? You're damn right they have a right!
- Al Lewis

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As long as you gave it your best shot,
even if in the opinion of others "you failed,"
you didn't fail.
- Al Lewis

I have an old brain but a terrific memory.
- Al Lewis

I've been in the struggle over seventy years -
it doesn't bother me I may not win.
- Al Lewis

I was an organizer in the Food, Agricultural and Tobacco
Workers Union down in North Carolina.
- Al Lewis

I know who I am.
I don't have to brag.
I know what I contributed.
I know what I did.
You think you can do it better? Hey,
go right ahead.
The stage is yours.
- Al Lewis

I probably worked every single entertainment medium,
including some that don't exist.
I worked the circus, carnival, I had my own medicine show,
I worked 18 years of radio.
- Al Lewis

America gets the politicians they deserve.
That's it.
And you keep struggling.
- Al Lewis

Understood what the struggle was about.
My mother.
Couldn't read or write, but she had more sense than
many a graduate from Harvard.
- Al Lewis

But find something that you absolutely love doing.
And then get to love the way you do it.
That's the uniqueness of all of us.
That's it.
- Al Lewis

My secret for success? I don't know what the hell success means.
- Al Lewis

I went to all the Love-Ins.
I took my kids.
I enjoyed myself.
- Al Lewis

The struggle goes on.
The victory is in the struggle, for me.
And I accepted that a long time ago.
- Al Lewis

There's more to anybody.
Just because you haven't noticed it,
that's your problem,
that's not mine.
- Al Lewis

The ruling class is smarter than you,
and they're more creative.
And if you forget that lesson, you go down the drain.
Because if they weren't, they wouldn't be around as
long as they have been and as strong as they have been.
- Al Lewis

The United States, per capita, at a certain period in its history,
had the most junkies of any country ever in the world -
right after the Civil War.
The most brutal war, the greatest amount of casualties that America's ever had.
- Al Lewis

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

Love is when the other person's happiness
is more important than your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.
- Abraham Lincoln

"It's not that important,
don't worry about it" is the answer,
now what was the question?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Courage is not the absence of fear,
but rather the judgement that something else
is more important than fear.
- Ambrose Redmoon

Make your important choices in life
based on your values and your long-term objectives
rather than on a need for approval.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown
is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
- Bertrand Russell

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

An idea that is developed and put into action
is more important than
an idea that exists only as an idea.
- The Buddha

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters
cannot be trusted with important matters.
- Albert Einstein

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

Remember that nurturing yourself is as important
(if not more so) as nurturing others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

The practice of forgiveness is our most important
contribution to the healing of the world.
- Marianne Williamson

Believe in yourself. Dream big dreams.
Set important goals. Take action on those goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

Truth is certainly a branch of morality
and a very important one to society.
- Thomas Jefferson

Be alert. The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Confidence is the most important thing,
more important than gold or currency.
- Wen Jiabao

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles the world.
- Albert Einstein

It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks,
that we concentrate only
on what is most significant and important.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important
as what you become by achieving your goals.
- Henry David Thoreau

It's fine to celebrate success
but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
- Bill Gates

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

Know that you are a gift to the world.
Your life is important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a fine thing to be honest,
but it is also very important to be right.
- Winston Churchill

Never give up on the most important goals in your life.
Never give up on your life purpose.
Never give up on your core values.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not what we choose that is important;
it is the reason we choose it.
- Carolyn Myss

Nearly everything you do is of no importance,
but it is important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Make Today count. Today - each Today -
is the most important day of your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is important to expect nothing,
to take every experience,
including the negative ones,
as merely steps on the path,
and to proceed.
- Ram Dass

The truth is more important than the facts.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you,
but it is most important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most important promises are
the ones we make to ourselves.
The promises we makes to ourselves
are the things that assure us
we have the capacity
to keep our promises to others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The good news is that you aren't
as important as you thought you were.
Relax. The weight of the world
is not on your shoulders.
Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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