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I prefer that for my own satisfaction over radio,
by Al Lewis

I prefer that for my own satisfaction over radio,
there's no audience.
TV, there's no audience.
I need the response of the audience,
even if it's a silent response.
- Al Lewis

What motivated me? My mother.
My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman,
struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.
- Al Lewis

Understood what the struggle was about.
My mother.
Couldn't read or write, but she had more sense than
many a graduate from Harvard.
- Al Lewis

There's more to anybody.
Just because you haven't noticed it,
that's your problem,
that's not mine.
- Al Lewis

 

Every Friday I used to have about fifty,
sixty kids who would wait for me on Sunset Boulevard
and I'd take them all to dinner.
All runaways.
- Al Lewis

Oscar Wilde said the rich and the poor are equal -
they can both sleep under the bridge.
Right? Do they have a right? You're damn right they have a right!
- Al Lewis

But find something that you absolutely love doing.
And then get to love the way you do it.
That's the uniqueness of all of us.
That's it.
- Al Lewis

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I'm for everyone having the opportunity to accept a $150,000 bribe.
- Al Lewis

I know who I am.
I don't have to brag.
I know what I contributed.
I know what I did.
You think you can do it better? Hey,
go right ahead.
The stage is yours.
- Al Lewis

I have an old brain but a terrific memory.
- Al Lewis

The struggle goes on.
The victory is in the struggle, for me.
And I accepted that a long time ago.
- Al Lewis

My secret for success? I don't know what the hell success means.
- Al Lewis

I'm more important to me than any body you can mention.
Do you know that?
- Al Lewis

I was an organizer in the Food, Agricultural and Tobacco
Workers Union down in North Carolina.
- Al Lewis

As long as you gave it your best shot,
even if in the opinion of others "you failed,"
you didn't fail.
- Al Lewis

I went to all the Love-Ins.
I took my kids.
I enjoyed myself.
- Al Lewis

I've been in the struggle over seventy years -
it doesn't bother me I may not win.
- Al Lewis

I probably worked every single entertainment medium,
including some that don't exist.
I worked the circus, carnival, I had my own medicine show,
I worked 18 years of radio.
- Al Lewis

I think people need housing.
And there's empty buildings, I think people should live in there.
If you want to call them squatters, trespassers,
hey, I call Wall Street thieves!
- Al Lewis

America gets the politicians they deserve.
That's it.
And you keep struggling.
- Al Lewis

The United States, per capita, at a certain period in its history,
had the most junkies of any country ever in the world -
right after the Civil War.
The most brutal war, the greatest amount of casualties that America's ever had.
- Al Lewis

The ruling class is smarter than you,
and they're more creative.
And if you forget that lesson, you go down the drain.
Because if they weren't, they wouldn't be around as
long as they have been and as strong as they have been.
- Al Lewis

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Smile.
Today would be a wonderful day
not to take life so seriously.
Today may end up the way you prefer -
and it may not.
Happiness is not about being a winner -
it's about being gentle with life -
being gentle with yourself.
Let life be a dance,
and choose the kind of
dance you want for today -
perhaps a gentle loving dance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do you prefer that you be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

Which form of proverb do you prefer
Better late than never, or Better never than late?
- Lewis Carroll

God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature,
and it has often been said by philosophers,
that nature is the will of God.
And I prefer to say that nature
is the only body of God that we shall ever see.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Be clear that expectations are demands.
Demanding that life turn out the way we prefer
is a sure path to disappointment and suffering.
Happiness lies in having no expectations,
and accepting life as it comes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I prefer the company of peasants because they have
not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
- Michel de Montaigne

A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people,
and many cats prefer people to other cats.
- Mason Cooley

In politics it is necessary either to betray one's
country or the electorate.
I prefer to betray the electorate.
- Charles de Gaulle

As I get older, I just prefer to knit.
- Tracey Ullman

I should prefer to have a politician who regularly
went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop
computer for every teacher.
- A. N. Wilson

It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss;
volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
- George Santayana

Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.
- Stanislaw Lem

The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer,
self-sufficient.
There is no other time when the whole world seems composed
of one thing and one thing only.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

As far as I'm concerned, I prefer
silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
- Albert Einstein

Gentlemen prefer bonds.
- Andrew Mellon

I still prefer the bebop of the '40s.
The very stuff I started out with is still the best to me.
I have come full circle.
- Carla Bley

I would much prefer to be a judge than a coal miner
because of the absence of falling coal.
- Peter Cook

I don't know who the hell Paul Lynde is,
or why he's funny, and I prefer it to be a mystery to me.
- Paul Lynde

Rather than go to the gym, I would prefer to do martial
arts because the time goes by quicker.
- Milla Jovovich

Creativity is the answer.
I always prefer the creative solution to an expensive solution.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

I'll always prefer to play with women and hang out with women,
and I'll always be a feminist.
But let me tell you something.
Gloria Steinem never helped me out; Larry Flynt did.
- Courtney Love

People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
- Logan P. Smith

I prefer to bring these to the service of story rather
than to let them replace narrative.
- James Gunn

I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
- Sophocles

I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
- Anatole France

Pigs prefer to wallow in clean mud, but if nothing else is available,
they will frequently wallow in their own urine,
giving rise to the notion that they are dirty animals.
- Marvin Harris

I can analyse the trajectory of my popularity and find
out why the peak was a peak and the valley was a valley -
grapple with it that way -
but I prefer not to analyse it that much.
- Corey Hart

They're just actors.
I much prefer the real thing!
- Alan Clark

But as I was saying, from my experiences,
I think men tend to be more timid in expressing their feelings for you.
Regardless, I always prefer a friendship first and foremost.
- Alicia Machado

I prefer that animation reach into places where live action doesn't go,
and it seems like all of animation nowadays is trying
to go where live action is.
- Don Bluth

I'm still Sean that me mates went to school with,
not Sean the film star.
And that's the way I prefer to be.
- Sean Bean

People keep pushing me to be the center of attention...
I would prefer to be on the sidelines,
because that's where you see more.
- Gong Li

If you go out to dinner with someone,
you find out what they prefer in food.
We ought to be able to have a conversation to find
out what people prefer when it comes to sex.
- Betty Dodson

I prefer insomnia to anaesthesia.
- Antonio Tabucchi

To play safe, I prefer to accept only one type of power:
the power of art over trash,
the triumph of magic over the brute.
- Vladimir Nabokov

Many people love me, many people hate me -
there's nobody in between.
That's the way I prefer it.
- Johnny Thunders

An industrious sinner I much prefer to a lazy saint.
- Sophie Kerr

I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a
cat hung up by its tail outside a window and trying
to stick to the panes of glass with its claws.
- Charles Baudelaire

I prefer a life in which we don't take ourselves too seriously.
- Carter Burwell

Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error to an afflicted truth.
- Jeremy Taylor

Whatever it is that the government does,
sensible Americans would prefer that the government
does it to somebody else.
This is the idea behind foreign policy.
- P. J. O'Rourke

I prefer to write music for family films.
I like people.
- Alex North

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody,
it saves so much trouble.
- Rudyard Kipling

I do not gather things, I prefer to rent them rather than to possess them.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Having spent so much time in a fictional world,
I prefer to read about the real world.
- Brent Spiner

I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one
more clever who is evil too.
- Euripides


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