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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking
our cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is,
"Life is not supposed to be fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In all chaos there is a cosmos,
in all disorder a secret order.
- Carl Jung

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready
for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces
that incessantly draw great events.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who is not everyday conquering some fear
has not learned the secret of life.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The secret of making dreams come true
can be summarized in four C's.
They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy;
and the greatest of these is Confidence.
- Walt Disney

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
- The Buddha

The secret of success is to find a need and fill it,
to find a hurt and heal it,
to find somebody with a problem
and offer to help solve it.
- Robert H. Schuller

Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets.
- Paul Tournier

All differences in this world
are of degree, and not of kind,
because oneness is the secret of everything.
- Swami Vivekananda

The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity,
but in being uninteresting.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The secret of merging with Spirit
and recognizing the oneness of the whole Universe
cannot be learned in a lifetime, but can be revealed in a moment,
for it has always lived within each and every one of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That's the secret to life . . .
replace one worry with another.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

The secret to a joyful life is Simplicity -
saying NO to the latest this and the most glamorous that -
saying NO to chasing an overly-demanding career -
saying NO to the stressful demands upon your time and energy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.
- Mark Twain

Those who won our independence...
valued liberty as an end and as a means.
They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness
and courage to be the secret of liberty.
- Louis D. Brandeis

When we come into the present,
we begin to feel the life around us again,
but we also encounter whatever we have been avoiding.
We must have the courage to face whatever is present -
our pain, our desires, our grief,
our loss, our secret hopes our love -
everything that moves us most deeply.
- Jack Kornfield

Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
- Benjamin Franklin

I think I've discovered the secret of life -
you just hang around until you get used to it.
- Charles M. Schulz

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one.
Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
- The Buddha

When I get married, it'll be no secret.
- Elvis Presley

Never tell a secret to a bride or a groom;
wait until they have been married longer.
- Edgar Watson Howe

Growing up, my dolls were doctors and on secret missions.
I had Barbie Goes Rambo.
- Zoe Saldana

The secret of getting things done is to act!
- Dante Alighieri

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal.
My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
- Louis Pasteur

People who are in power make their arrangements in secret,
largely as a way of maintaining and furthering that power.
- Don DeLillo

One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready
for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
- Albert Einstein

Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws,
which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts.
This is the secret of success.
- Swami Sivananda

The secret of improved plant breeding,
apart from scientific knowledge, is love.
- Luther Burbank

In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers
to the vibrations of beauty.
- Christopher Morley

Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your
secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.
- Andrew Carnegie

The secret of health for both mind and body
is not to mourn for the past,
nor to worry about the future,
but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
- The Buddha

Our heart glows, and secret unrest gnaws at the root of our being.
Dealing with the unconscious has become a question of life for us.
- Carl Jung

The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.
- Henny Youngman

Music and rhythm find their way
into the secret places of the soul.
- Plato

The secret of a successful marriage is not to be at home too much.
- Colin Chapman


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