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I just want to make pictures that are entertaining.
by Alan Ladd

I just want to make pictures that are entertaining.
I'll leave the scenery chewing to someone else.
- Alan Ladd

I'm working myself to death.
- Alan Ladd

Time scoots along pretty fast when you grow up.
- Alan Ladd

It's natural to want your kids to have all the things you didn't have.
- Alan Ladd

 

It's a funny thing about me.
I don't have any interest in food most of the time now,
although when I was a kid I was always hungry.
- Alan Ladd

I was a dummy in school.
- Alan Ladd

I wish I were the type who could walk into a place
and have everybody love me.
But I'm not, and there's no use wishing.
- Alan Ladd

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I'd rather be David Ladd's father than Alan Ladd any day.
- Alan Ladd

I'm shy and can't for the life of me barge around and slap people on the back.
I sit in a corner by myself and am tickled to death
when someone comes over to talk to me.
- Alan Ladd

I had only that one picture, Hitler,
the Beast of Berlin,
in which I had a part big enough to impress anyone.
I tried for better roles over and over again.
- Alan Ladd

Strangers still leave me self-conscious.
- Alan Ladd

I don't care how small the parts are,
as long as they're good.
- Alan Ladd

I never fail to feel let down when I see myself on the screen.
- Alan Ladd

It seems only reasonable that the people have a right
to know virtually everything about the personality
they are buying each time they put their money through the box office.
- Alan Ladd

As long as my pictures go into theaters and we ask
people to pay to see what I do on the screen,
I should not object if customers want to know what kind of man I am.
- Alan Ladd

Nobody's strong enough to stand up under a flood of weak material.
- Alan Ladd

Our children were trained to look after each other.
- Alan Ladd

What good will a tax break do me if I'm crippled for life?
- Alan Ladd

I hear about stars being torn to pieces by fans.
It never happened to me and I never saw it happen to anyone else.
- Alan Ladd

Being a good host offsets the deprivation and loneliness of my youth.
- Alan Ladd

I learned more about acting from George Stevens in
a few months than I had in my entire life up until then.
- Alan Ladd

If I had my way, I'd do all my entertaining on the front steps.
- Alan Ladd

Maybe I thought too much about picking up the money
and not enough about the really good parts.
- Alan Ladd

I'm no good with words but I'll find ways from time
to time to show you how grateful I am.
- Alan Ladd

When I was on the air a lot my throat and vocal chords got tired.
If you don't vary your tones you can't get pretty tired of your own voice.
- Alan Ladd

Not every father gets a chance to start his son off in his own footsteps.
- Alan Ladd

My parents were so poor when I was a kid,
I never went anywhere.
I take our youngsters with us because I don't know
anything that teaches them so much.
- Alan Ladd

I'm going to make it.
Nothing is going to stop me.
Nothing.
I want it too much.
- Alan Ladd

A producer has to know all about everything from set-building to costumes to acting.
- Alan Ladd

I know what's good for me.
I can't play black or gray.
I can't be a villain or anything close to one.
I have to play white.
- Alan Ladd

I was never trained for anything.
- Alan Ladd

Maybe I can't act, but I know the gimmicks.
I studied acting all my life and know what's good for me.
- Alan Ladd

I think any movie star who refuses autographs has a hell of a nerve.
- Alan Ladd

I'm the most insecure guy in Hollywood.
If you had it good all your life, you figure it can't ever get bad,
but when you had it bad, you wonder how long a thing like this will last.
- Alan Ladd

I've always had a great respect for the picture business.
It's been good to me.
- Alan Ladd

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- 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

Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
- Mother Teresa

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

I wrap the potential for bitterness,
resentment, martyrdom in the blanket of forgiveness
and just set it down.
Then it just melts in the warmth. And goes away.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Just another cold, misty morning inviting,
"want to go again?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed
is always to try just one more time.
- Thomas A. Edison

Never give up, for that
is just the place and time
that the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

What if we just pretended that life was easy?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Improve what you can
and accept all the rest of life
just as it comes.
Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is darkest just before the dawn.
- Proverb

Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
- Dave Barry

Truth never damages a cause that is just.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just start dancing and the band will find you.
- Tama Kieves

I have not failed.
I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
- Thomas Edison

You don't need a reason to be happy,
just a choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What if we just acted like everything was easy?
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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