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

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

I'm working myself to death.
- Alan Ladd

Time scoots along pretty fast when you grow up.
- 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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

Strangers still leave me self-conscious.
- Alan Ladd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I was never trained for anything.
- Alan Ladd

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

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

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

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

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

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

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

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

Never forget the three powerful resources
you always have available to you:
love, prayer, and forgiveness.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

Go ahead. Weep for the rare,
the never seen this way again,
the excruciating, ineffable,
unmitigated beauty of love.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

We know nothing at all.
All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren.
The real nature of things we shall never know.
- Albert Einstein

Who never walks save where he sees
men's tracks, makes no discoveries.
- J. G. Holland

Never, never, never give up.
- Winston Churchill

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Never stop dreaming.
- Anonymous

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller


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