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It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy.
by Alan Alda

It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy.
It's only necessary to be rich.
- Alan Alda

You have to leave the city of your comfort
and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
What you'll discover will be wonderful.
What you'll discover is yourself.
- Alan Alda

If I can't get the girl, at least give me more money.
- Alan Alda

Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always
better to be wise than to be smart.
- Alan Alda

 

You can't get there by bus, only by hard work and risk
and by not quite knowing what you're doing.
What you'll discover will be wonderful.
What you'll discover will be yourself.
- Alan Alda

Never Have Your Dog Stuffed is really advice to myself,
a reminder to myself not to avoid change or uncertainty,
but to go with it, to surf into change.
- Alan Alda

When people are laughing, they're generally not killing one another.
- Alan Alda

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I wouldn't live in California.
All that sun makes you sterile.
- Alan Alda

My mother didn't try to stab my father until I was six,
but she must have shown signs of oddness before that.
- Alan Alda

It's too bad I'm not as wonderful a person as people say I am,
because the world could use a few people like that.
- Alan Alda

I'm in the real world, some people try to steal from me,
and I stop them, frequently, take them to court.
I love a good lawsuit.
It's fun.
- Alan Alda

I'm an angry person, angrier than most people would imagine,
I get flashes of anger.
What works for me is working out when it's useful to use that anger.
- Alan Alda

Here's my Golden Rule for a tarnished age:
Be fair with others,
but keep after them until they're fair with you.
- Alan Alda

When does she do all this thinking? We're together
all the time but she thinks deeply about things and
with feeling and she can remember the facts.
We've been married 48 years.
- Alan Alda

Almost everybody that's well-known gets tagged with a nickname.
- Alan Alda

Be brave enough to live life creatively.
The creative place where no one else has ever been.
- Alan Alda

The creative is the place where no one else has ever been.
You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into
the wilderness of your intuition.
- Alan Alda

Begin challenging your own assumptions.
Your assumptions are your windows on the world.
Scrub them off every once in awhile,
or the light won't come in.
- Alan Alda

You wouldn't want to be called a sell-out by selling a product.
Selling out was frowned on, whereas now you can major
in it at business school.
- Alan Alda

Be fair with others, but then keep after them until they're fair with you.
- Alan Alda

After a while I started to think of that as an image
of something that went a lot deeper than the dead dog,
which is you can't bring back anything to life.
- Alan Alda

I'm most at home on the stage.
I was carried onstage for the first time when I was six months old.
- Alan Alda

I've never tried to manipulate my image.
- Alan Alda

I've been nominated twice before as actor in a leading part.
Now I'm nominated as actor in a supporting part.
If I don't win, I'll just wait until I'm nominated
for being in the theater during the show.
Do they have one like that?
- Alan Alda

It's really clear to me that you can't hang onto something longer than its time.
Ideas lose certain freshness, ideas have a shelf life,
and sometimes they have to be replaced by other ideas.
- Alan Alda

I found I wasn't asking good enough questions because
I assumed I knew something.
I would box them into a corner with a badly formed question,
and they didn't know how to get out of it.
Now, I let them take me through it step by step,
and I listen.
- Alan Alda

It makes it fun.
When an actor plays a character, you want what that character wants.
Otherwise it doesn't look authentic.
So I really want to defeat Jimmy - I mean Jimmy as the character.
- Alan Alda

No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong,
gentle and good, without the world being better for it,
without somebody being helped and comforted by the
very existence of that goodness.
- Alan Alda

It's not an epitaph.
I felt I could look back at my life and get a good story out of it.
It's a picture of somebody trying to figure things out.
I'm not trying to create some impression about myself.
That doesn't interest me.
- Alan Alda

Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself.
Be bold.
When you embark for strange places, don't leave any
of yourself safely on shore.
Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory.
- Alan Alda

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

There are no guarantees.
From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough.
From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
- Emmanuel (Pat Rodegast)

Action is no less necessary than thought
to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The happiness of one's own heart alone
cannot satisfy the soul;
one must try to include,
as necessary to one's own happiness,
the happiness of others.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Dreams are necessary to life.
- Anais Nin

Thinking is necessary, but not sufficient, for living a great life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

It's not necessary to fear the prospect of failure
but to be determined not to fail.
- Jimmy Carter

What is necessary to change a person is
to change his awareness of himself.
- Abraham Maslow

All that is necessary to break the spell
of inertia and frustration is this:
Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

Perspective is both a necessary
and a sufficient ground for wisdom.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
- Carl Jung

It is necessary to help others,
not only in our prayers,
but in our daily lives.
If we find we cannot help others,
the least we can do is to desist from harming them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

In war as in life, it is often necessary
when some cherished scheme has failed,
to take up the best alternative open,
and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
- Winston Churchill

It is necessary for us to understand that
the only Active Principle is Spirit.
- Ernest Holmes

Friendship is a thing most necessary to life,
since without friends no one would choose to live,
though possessed of all other advantages.
- Aristotle

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself.
Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor
for helping us to love God better because of them.
- Mother Teresa

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers,
but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.
The curriculum is so much necessary raw material,
but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant
and for the soul of the child.
- Carl Jung

Don't be dismayed by good-byes.
A farewell is necessary before you can meet again.
- Richard Bach

If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
- James Madison

It is not enough to say we must not wage war.
It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To succeed in business it is necessary to make others
see things as you see them.
- Aristotle Onassis

All intelligent thoughts have already been thought;
what is necessary is only to try to think them again.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Philanthropy is commendable,
but it must not cause the philanthropist
to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice
which make philanthropy necessary.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary.
It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body.
It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
- Winston Churchill

Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of
necessary evil to the luxury of baseball,
like the odor that follows an automobile.
- Christy Mathewson

If human beings are fundamentally good,
no government is necessary; if they are fundamentally bad,
any government, being composed of human beings,
would be bad also.
- Fred Woodworth

Never think that war, no matter how necessary,
nor how justified, is not a crime.
- Ernest Hemingway

The superfluous, a very necessary thing.
- Voltaire

Make yourself necessary to somebody.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A pregnant woman facing the most dire circumstances
must be able to count on her doctor to do what is medically
necessary to protect her from serious physical harm.
- Barbara Mikulski

An intellectual is a man
who takes more words than necessary
to tell more than he knows.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability,
experience, and sportsmanship are all necessary for winning.
- Fred Perry

It is necessary for me to establish a winner image.
Therefore, I have to beat somebody.
- Richard M. Nixon

Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as
a basis for architecture.
- Arthur Erickson

I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy.
First, let her think she's having her own way.
And second, let her have it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil,
but one must never label a necessary evil as good.
- Margaret Mead

Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.
- Calvin Coolidge

A man who suffers before it is necessary,
suffers more than is necessary.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca


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