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I'm not looking to get away from anything.
by Adam Sandler

I'm not looking to get away from anything.
I like what I've done.
I like what I get to do and I enjoy working with my friends.
I loved those movies, but this is incredible.
- Adam Sandler

Feels good to try, but playing a father,
I'm getting a little older.
I see now that I'm taking it more serious and I do want that lifestyle.
- Adam Sandler

I sing seriously to my mom on the phone.
To put her to sleep, I have to sing "Maria" from West Side Story.
When I hear her snoring, I hang up.
- Adam Sandler

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you
must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example.
My father wasn't perfect.
- Adam Sandler

 

Well, we're living in a material world,
and I'm a material girl...
or boy.
- Adam Sandler

I don't think about that.
I wasn't a kid growing up saying one day I'll get an Oscar and make a speech.
That wasn't on my mind.
So what I do is the best work I can do.
- Adam Sandler

When I was younger and did a stand-up gig,
it would take me two weeks to recover.
Sometimes I'd get so panicked that I would stutter.
- Adam Sandler

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Chemistry can be a good and bad thing.
Chemistry is good when you make love with it.
Chemistry is bad when you make crack with it.
- Adam Sandler

My comedy is different every time I do it.
I don't know what the hell I'm doing.
- Adam Sandler

Well I have a microphone and you don't so you will
listen to every damn word I have to say!
- Adam Sandler

Most of the stuff I do on the show comes out of me
just trying to make my friends laugh.
- Adam Sandler

I don't like being out in public too much.
I don't like going to bars.
I don't like doing celebrity stuff.
- Adam Sandler

I think the reason I don't read is because,
when I'm reading, I feel like I'm missing out on something else.
You know, What are my friends doing? Where's my girlfriend?
- Adam Sandler

I shouldn't be near Vegas and have money in my pocket.
- Adam Sandler

I mean, I look at my dad.
He was twenty when he started having a family,
and he was always the coolest dad.
He did everything for his kids, and he never made us
feel like he was pressured.
I know that it must be a great feeling to be a guy like that.
- Adam Sandler

I do love the films I've done in the past.
I work hard in my movies and my friends work hard and
we're trying to make people laugh and I'm very proud of that.
- Adam Sandler

I still get very scared when I step in front of a live audience.
- Adam Sandler

The problem with me, as far as getting married and having a family,
is that my comedy is so important to me.
So I don't know if I'll ever be as good a dad as my dad.
- Adam Sandler

I'm 31 now.
I think I'm beginning to understand what life is,
what romance is, and what a relationship means.
- Adam Sandler

We just bought this house.
It's too big.
It's like 400,000 square feet, or something.
We got an indoor lake and ski slope in the house!
It's just too big.
- Adam Sandler

Sir one more comment like that and I will strangle
you with my microphone wire!
- Adam Sandler

I sang a song at my sister's wedding.
My mother forced me into that, too.
But that one felt all right.
- Adam Sandler

It definitely has learning a lesson about the way you're living your life.
I wouldn't compare our movie to that,
but it has a structure where it's about a man who doesn't
appreciate all that he has and finds out at the end
that life has been great and he has to enjoy that.
- Adam Sandler

This character feels so much like my brother.
He has two children.
He has a wife.
He works with me.
He chooses to stay in New Hampshire because he wants
his kids to grow up in the school they started with.
He doesn't want them to lose friends.
He is his family's hero.
- Adam Sandler

I'm not comfortable being around too many people.
I don't like being out in public too much.
I don't like going to bars.
I don't like doing celebrity stuff.
So most of the characters I play are people who don't
always feel comfortable beyond their small circle of friends.
- Adam Sandler

My movies just kind of sneak up on you.
I don't have to worry too much about what everybody is going to say.
Anyway, I really don't pay attention to what the world says about my movies.
I just care about what my buddies think.
- Adam Sandler

You know, when you don't go on TV and talk about how
many women you sleep with,
some people in Hollywood, that are supposedly 'in the know,'
start whispering that you're gay.
If I were gay, I wouldn't be ashamed to admit it,
but I'm not.
- Adam Sandler

To be honest with you, when I got into this I never thought about reviews.
I never thought about what people would say about me.
I was just a young guy who was excited to become a
comedian and an actor and I just wanted to get to do what I got to do.
- Adam Sandler

Doing Saturday Night Live definitely affects my relationship
with my girlfriend and with my family,
because you feel so much pressure to do well that night.
But I think everyone's grown to accept that and so
they give me my space at the show.
- Adam Sandler

I don't know who I touch and who I don't.
I work hard trying to make people laugh.
I try to do the kind of stuff that made me laugh growing up.
I don't have any secrets.
I don't know the reasons I've been so well received.
- Adam Sandler

When I got into this, I never thought about reviews.
I never thought about what people would say about me,
I was just a young guy who was excited to become a comedian and an actor,
and I just wanted to get to do what I got to do.
- Adam Sandler

When I'm up there, and I know the show's coming to a close,
in my head I'm saying to myself, Oh man,
you gotta get off and be a normal person again.
That's what I don't like so much.
- Adam Sandler

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

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

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker


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