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Maybe I can't act, but I know the gimmicks.
by 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'm working myself to death.
- Alan Ladd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our children were trained to look after each other.
- 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 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

It's natural to want your kids to have all the things you didn't have.
- 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 think any movie star who refuses autographs has a hell of a nerve.
- Alan Ladd

Being a good host offsets the deprivation and loneliness of my youth.
- 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'm no good with words but I'll find ways from time
to time to show you how grateful I am.
- Alan Ladd

I'm going to make it.
Nothing is going to stop me.
Nothing.
I want it too much.
- 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 just want to make pictures that are entertaining.
I'll leave the scenery chewing to someone else.
- Alan Ladd

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

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

Strangers still leave me self-conscious.
- Alan Ladd

I was never trained for anything.
- Alan Ladd

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

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

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

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

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

I was a dummy in school.
- Alan Ladd

A part of you has grown in me.
And so you see, it's you and me
together forever and never apart,
maybe in distance, but never in heart.
- Anonymous

Today... maybe I can take one step
on that profoundly complex path to peace.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Maybe So, Maybe Not.
- Ancient Taoist Proverb

Maybe life isn't really as complicated
as we make it out to be.
Perhaps a simple child-like attitude would create
a less stressful and happier life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

A sloth lives a pretty good life, s-l-o-w-l-y.
Maybe we have something to learn from him.
Some days, being sloth-like may be just what you need
to avoid being consumed by urgency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't know if we each have a destiny,
or if we're all just floatin' around accidental-like on a breeze.
But I, I think maybe it's both.
- the movie Forrest Gump

I know how hard it is in these times to have faith.
But maybe if you could have the faith to start with,
maybe the times would change.
You could change them. Think about it. Try.
And try not to hurt each other.
- the movie Oh, God!

Maybe I could have loved you better.
Maybe you should have loved me more.
Maybe our hearts were just next in line.
Maybe everything breaks sometime.
- Jewel

My family comes first.
Maybe that's what makes me different from other guys.
- Bobby Darin

Maybe a person's time would be as well spent raising
food as raising money to buy food.
- Frank Howard Clark

Maybe nature is fundamentally ugly, chaotic and complicated.
But if it's like that, then I want out.
- Steven Weinberg

You might have seen a housefly, maybe even a superfly,
but I bet you ain't never seen a DONKEY fly!
- the movie Shrek (2001)

You know what? Maybe there's a good reason
donkeys shouldn't talk.
- the movie Shrek (2001)

Maybe there is no actual place called hell.
Maybe hell is just having to listen to our grandparents
breathe through their noses when they're eating sandwiches.
- Jim Carrey

We'll sort of get over the marriage first and then maybe look at the kids.
But obviously we want a family so we'll have to start thinking about that.
- Prince William

Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
- Arthur Miller

I think the biggest problem in the world is that we
have a generation of young people,
and maybe two, who don't think it's going to get any better.
- John Denver

Well, I've maybe gotten 200 requests for interviews about Marilyn,
and I just decided I'm gonna do my own.
- Eli Wallach

People out there maybe know who Junior Parker is and
some of those Sun Records blues guys.
- Brian Setzer

My parents have always been offended by my weight,
embarrassed maybe.
It didn't fit with their sensibilities.
- Camryn Manheim

Maybe entertainment is not supposed to be reality.
- Victoria Jackson

If I find what I like, maybe in about five years we'll
be able to afford to build a home in the country.
- Kent McCord

I'd love to go back and teach primary school.
I used to teach fourth grade and fifth grade.
I'd love to spend several years teaching kindergarten or maybe third grade.
- Jonathan Kozol

I've worked with a lot of real heavy hitters,
and Quentin is maybe heads and shoulders,
at least a forehead, above just about anybody I've ever worked with.
- David Carradine

I think that audio and video over the internet in the
sense of teleconferencing and telephone calls.
Maybe we'll actually have picture phone through your work station.
- Jon Postel

Maybe if they all could he combined -
art,
rock and fashion.
Those were always my favorite things.
- Stephen Sprouse

It had never occurred to me before that music and thinking are so much alike.
In fact you could say music is another way of thinking,
or maybe thinking is another kind of music.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Our whole philosophy was to intimidate the quarterback.
We were able to do it.
We were pioneers.
People still recognize us as, maybe,
the best defensive line of all time.
- Merlin Olsen

I think maybe the English don't want to try something and look stupid,
because they are a bit reserved.
- Alain Prost

Maybe the answer to Selective Service is to start everyone
off in the army and draft them for civilian life as needed.
- Bill Vaughan

I'm not a lawyer, and maybe I should have used more specific legal language.
- Sonny Bono

It all comes down to probable cause:
If you think something's up,
maybe you gotta take a look.
- Ron Livingston

The best museums and museum exhibits about science
or technology give you the feeling that,
hey, this is interesting, but maybe I could do something here,
too.
- Paul Allen

Mom claimed that I could carry a tune at 2 or 3 years of age.
Maybe she was a little prejudiced.
- Ethel Merman

Maybe I'm too masculine.
Casting directors cast in their own,
or an idealized image.
Maybe I don't look like anybody's ideal.
- Charles Bronson


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