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Nobody has a franchise on what is good. ...
by Ron Silver

Nobody has a franchise on what is good.
- Ron Silver

For about the first ten years of my career,
I wasn't terribly motivated.
- Ron Silver

I still think I'm going to do something else when I grow up.
- Ron Silver

I kind of have a dilettantish spirit about me.
- Ron Silver

 

It's not like I'm the most famous person in the world.
- Ron Silver

I was immature the way I handled the business.
I saw myself as a tribune of the people.
- Ron Silver

I don't even like to use the word relationship.
I don't know what it means.
- Ron Silver

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The twentieth century has exhibited a barbarism and
lack of respect for human life on a massive scale just about unknown before.
- Ron Silver

I think you have an obligation to be an optimist.
Because if you're not, nothing will change.
- Ron Silver

But why should I run for office and lose what little influence I have?
- Ron Silver

Then I realized that to be really good at this requires
a lot of energy and concentration and skill.
- Ron Silver

But some actors I have met possess an intelligence
that I can only dream of.
It's about character, it's about behavior.
They understand things about people that I simply don't see.
- Ron Silver

I saw and I met a lot of people who were in the field.
It also provided a context in which I came to respect what the actor did,
because I saw how difficult it actually was to do.
- Ron Silver

If I don't see my kids for six days,
I start to get withdrawal pains.
- Ron Silver

I think it's good to meet smart people and talk.
- Ron Silver

I started getting jobs, and I thought it was going to be real easy.
- Ron Silver

I just don't get invited to the same dinner parties I used to like to go to.
- Ron Silver

Nothing gets a bigger laugh than when you refer to
things like ethics or human rights.
- Ron Silver

Two, I actually learned a lot of things that served
me very well when it came to repeating performances on stage,
because it is a craft and you do need a technique for it.
- Ron Silver

In Europe, people in the arts are considered part of the intelligentsia;
they are considered part of the elite.
- Ron Silver

I had no desire from an early age to be on the stage.
- Ron Silver

Artists speak the truth to the public without fear
of retribution or damage to their careers.
- Ron Silver

Acting is not about knowing all this stuff;
it's about character.
- Ron Silver

I do believe all actors are smart.
- Ron Silver

I'm a 9/11 Republican.
- Ron Silver

Anyone who devotes time and attention to what makes people tick,
to me, is a smart person.
- Ron Silver

Involvement in public affairs is a legitimate use of celebrity.
- Ron Silver

I kind of dwindled into acting.
- Ron Silver

It made me think about a whole area of human activity
that was not really a concern to me before that,
because I was involved in reading Chinese history,
or languages, or whatever.
- Ron Silver

Too often in the past, U.S.
leaders have forced Israel to pay the price for American
strategic interests in the Middle East -
through concessions in the peace process as well as
passivity in the face of Iraqi attacks.
- Ron Silver

If you don't think you want to go on a train and read
the paper every day and work from nine to six at night,
there was something about the uncertainty when I was
younger which was very attractive.
- Ron Silver

I've seen people with a tremendous amount of educational
background in the field not turn out to be terribly good actors,
and I've seen people with no education in the field
turn out to be people that I admire quite a bit.
- Ron Silver

You have to think an awful lot about your motivations
or people's behavioral intentions or what their body
language can indicate or what's really going on or
what makes people sometimes do,
sometimes, the irrational things they do.
- Ron Silver

I can't talk about foreign policy like anyone who's
spent their life reading and learning foreign policy.
But as a citizen in a democracy, it's very important
that I participate in that.
- Ron Silver

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Nobody cares how much you know,
until they know how much you care.
- attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, among others,
but probably earlier and anonymous

Existence needs you.
Without you, something will be missing
in existence and nobody can replace it.
Thats what gives you dignity,
that the whole existence will miss you.
- Osho

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment
before starting to improve the world.
- Anne Frank

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

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

An error does not become truth
by reason of multiplied propagation,
nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nobody has ever asked the nuclear family to live
all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support,
we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

I have a great deal of company in the house,
especially in the morning when nobody calls.
- Henry David Thoreau

One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
- Mother Teresa

Nobody, as long as he moves about
among the chaotic currents of life,
is without trouble.
- Carl Jung

Nobody loves a woman because she is handsome or ugly,
stupid or intelligent.
We love because we love.
- Honore de Balzac

Nobody really believes in equality anyway.
- Warren Farrell

A man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts.
- Harold MacMillan

I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever
wanted to leave our house.
- Anthony Anderson

Nobody roots for Goliath.
- Wilt Chamberlain

I think a major element of jetlag is psychological.
Nobody ever tells me what time it is at home.
- David Attenborough

My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody;
they were my refuge when annoyed -
my dearest pleasure when free.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.
- Aristotle Onassis

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens
we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
- Andre Gide

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons.
Science is used to raise money for the expeditions,
but you really climb for the hell of it.
- Edmund Hillary

Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.
- Alice Walker

Nobody makes movies bad on purpose.
- Roland Emmerich

Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
- H. L. Mencken

Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices
unless she hasn't done it.
- Evan Esar

The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description;
one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.
- Lord Chesterfield

Managers in all too many American companies do not
achieve the desired results because nobody makes them do it.
- Harold S. Geneen

Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.
- Carl Sandburg

There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less
intelligence and more sense than we have.
- Don Herold

I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to
go to school every day and do my homework.
- Constance Baker Motley


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