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I was punished for blowing the whistle on my father's lifestyle. ...
by Tatum O'Neal

I was punished for blowing the whistle on my father's lifestyle.
- Tatum O'Neal

Related topics: Dad

Ryan is my bridge to the past, to memories that lose
some of their sting when he recounts them.
- Tatum O'Neal

I never dreamed that shooting a film would be so hard.
There was less regulation then of child actors' hours.
Even the concept of acting confused me.
- Tatum O'Neal

Paper Moon didn't bring me love.
- Tatum O'Neal

 

I remained Ryan's companion on the Hollywood party circuit,
growing inured to sex and drugs before I was in my teens.
- Tatum O'Neal

My children forgave me at a time when I could barely forgive myself.
- Tatum O'Neal

As Peter Bogdanovich would say of Paper Moon:
Ryan's wonderful in it,
and he sat there and watched the kid steal the picture.
- Tatum O'Neal

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When someone was hitting me, or like sexually molesting me,
it just seemed normal to continue to do that to myself.
- Tatum O'Neal

I've triumphed over addiction.
- Tatum O'Neal

Things get so sloppy when you're under the influence.
- Tatum O'Neal

I've overcome neglect and deprivation,
abandonment and abuse.
- Tatum O'Neal

Ryan finally came to my rescue.
He'd thought working together in Paper Moon would help us bond.
- Tatum O'Neal

I've purged myself of bitterness and anger and remained open to love.
- Tatum O'Neal

Certain struggles never end.
- Tatum O'Neal

The more love I craved, the more distant and abusive he grew.
The role I longed to play was never written into Ryan's script:
daughter.
- Tatum O'Neal

Things with my dad were pretty good until I won an Academy Award.
He was really loving to me until I got more attention than he did.
Then he hated me.
- Tatum O'Neal

Griffin, my brother, 11 months younger,
was sometimes the victim of my father's fury -
once Ryan famously knocked out his teeth.
- Tatum O'Neal

I felt privileged to be a facet of such a jewel in
the crown of American cinema.
- Tatum O'Neal

I do take responsibility for it.
I admit to having a problem.
I have been to numerous treatment centers.
- Tatum O'Neal

I have a temper, but I wouldn't call me abusive.
- Tatum O'Neal

I think all of us feel like we're a bit on show,
all the time.
- Tatum O'Neal

I've overcome physical and mental brutality -
and fought back.
- Tatum O'Neal

I've stood my ground in life, alone,
even against overwhelming forces with the might and money to crush me.
- Tatum O'Neal

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

Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
- Jeremy Bentham

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are
punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
- Voltaire

We are punished by our sins, not for them.
- Elbert Hubbard

As nations can not be rewarded or punished in the next
world they must be in this.
- George Mason

Only the man who has enough good in him to feel the
justice of the penalty can be punished.
- William Ernest Hocking

War should be made a crime, and those who instigate
it should be punished as criminals.
- Charles Evans Hughes

The goal is justice, not executions.
We all want to make sure the process is fair and that
the right person is punished.
These recommendations are essential to that goal.
- William Sessions

I get paid for what most kids get punished for.
- Jerry Lewis

Clever tyrants are never punished.
- Voltaire

Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions.
- Ulysses S. Grant

There is no person so severely punished,
as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Fantastic tyrant of the amorous heart.
How hard thy yoke, how cruel thy dart.
Those escape your anger who refuse your sway,
and those are punished most, who most obey.
- Matthew Prior

This is appalling.
The idea that a person could be punished because of
their religious belief and the idea they might be executed is just beyond belief.
- John Howard

It is more dangerous that even
a guilty person should be punished
without the forms of law
than that he should escape.
- Thomas Jefferson

If programmers deserve to be rewarded for creating innovative programs,
by the same token they deserve to be punished if they
restrict the use of these programs.
- Richard Stallman

Therefore, sins of sex are punished in this life to
a greater degree than some other sins.
- Walter Lang

As somebody once said, we're not punished for our sins,
we're punished by them.
- Hugh Leonard

We are not punished for our sins, but by them.
- Elbert Hubbard

All murderers are punished unless they kill in large
numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
- Voltaire

I am, uh...
a 6 foot tall woman, I feel like I'm a healthy size,
I'm not anorexic; and I feel that people who aren't anorexic are punished...
for not being anorexic.
- Kristen Johnston

I'll probably be punished for hard living.
- Tupac Shakur

Happiness is a monstrosity!
Punished are those who seek it.
- Gustave Flaubert

Those who consent to the act and those who do it shall be equally punished.
- Edward Coke

Men are not punished for their for sins,
but by them.
- Kin Hubbard

The bad guys don't always get punished and the good
guys are not necessarily pure.
- Sam Waterston

One is punished by the very things by which he sins.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

I don't fit into the mold of the NBA man,
and I think I've been punished financially for it.
- Dennis Rodman

We don't want to go back to the same policies and the
same practices that drove our economy into a ditch,
that punished the middle class, and that led us to this catastrophe.
We have to keep moving forward.
- David Axelrod

When news of the crash came, probably a lot of people
in small towns and farms across America felt a sense
of grim satisfaction that the sinners had finally been
punished for their wicked ways.
- Ron Chernow

Those among them that have not received our religion
do not fright any from it,
and use none ill that goes over to it,
so that all the while I was there one man was only
punished on this occasion.
- Thomas More

This resolution is further proof that Congress stands
firmly behind our troops and remains resolved to pursue
those responsible for the terrorist attacks of September 11,
2001, until they are discovered, detained,
and punished.
- John Doolittle

To me it seems as plain as can be that the Bible declares
that all the wicked will God destroy;
again,
that those who, during the Millennial age when brought
to a knowledge of the truth,
shall prove willful sinners will be punished with everlasting destruction.
- Charles T. Russell

I've got two daughters.
9 years old and 6 years old.
I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals.
But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby.
- Barack Obama

Can someone within that society walk into the town
square and say what they want without fear of being
punished for his or her views? If so,
then that society is a free society.
If not, it is a fear society.
- Natan Sharansky

I wish to Christ I could make up a really great lie.
Sometimes, after an interview, I say to myself,
'Man, you were so honest - can't you have some fun?
Can't you do some really down and dirty lying?' But
the puritan in me thinks that if I tell a lie,
I'll be punished.
- Willem Dafoe

It is easy enough to say that poverty is no crime.
No; if it were men wouldn't be ashamed of it.
It is a blunder, though, and is punished as such.
A poor man is despised the whole world over.
- Jerome K. Jerome

But it is important to observe that when Europe or
the United Nations impose sanctions that are supposed
to be aimed against a certain regime,
usually generally millions of people end up being directly punished.
- Omar Bongo

The members of such a society consider that the transgression
of a religious ordinance should be punished by civil penalties,
and that the violation of a civil duty exposes the
delinquent to divine correction.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

The winds of grace are always blowing;
all we need to do is raise our sails.
- Anonymous

Nirvana is not the blowing out of the candle.
It is the extinguishing of the flame because day is come.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear
to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.
- Sylvester Stallone

I love the feeling of the fresh air on my face and
the wind blowing through my hair.
- Evel Knievel

Then in my early teens, when the home computer bubble was blowing,
I had one of the first, an Acorn Atom,
and used to write primitive adventures on that.
- Graham Nelson

I'm still blowing alright, and I still enjoy it which is the main thing.
- Acker Bilk

I don't think it's blowing my own horn to say the show is not as good.
There was chemistry there that took years and years
to build and now that's gone.
The commentary is lacking.
- Jerry Lawler

You may tell a man thou art a fiend,
but not your nose wants blowing; to him alone who can
bear a thing of that kind,
you may tell all.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

The wind at Candlestick tonight is blowing with great propensity.
- Ron Fairly


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