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Strangers still leave me self-conscious. ...
by Alan Ladd

Strangers still leave me self-conscious.
- Alan Ladd

I'm working myself to death.
- Alan Ladd

Time scoots along pretty fast when you grow up.
- Alan Ladd

It's a funny thing about me.
I don't have any interest in food most of the time now,
although when I was a kid I was always hungry.
- Alan Ladd

 

I think any movie star who refuses autographs has a hell of a nerve.
- Alan Ladd

If I had my way, I'd do all my entertaining on the front steps.
- Alan Ladd

I was never trained for anything.
- Alan Ladd

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What good will a tax break do me if I'm crippled for life?
- Alan Ladd

It seems only reasonable that the people have a right
to know virtually everything about the personality
they are buying each time they put their money through the box office.
- Alan Ladd

Not every father gets a chance to start his son off in his own footsteps.
- Alan Ladd

I don't care how small the parts are,
as long as they're good.
- Alan Ladd

A producer has to know all about everything from set-building to costumes to acting.
- Alan Ladd

I'm shy and can't for the life of me barge around and slap people on the back.
I sit in a corner by myself and am tickled to death
when someone comes over to talk to me.
- Alan Ladd

It's natural to want your kids to have all the things you didn't have.
- Alan Ladd

I was a dummy in school.
- Alan Ladd

I wish I were the type who could walk into a place
and have everybody love me.
But I'm not, and there's no use wishing.
- Alan Ladd

I had only that one picture, Hitler,
the Beast of Berlin,
in which I had a part big enough to impress anyone.
I tried for better roles over and over again.
- Alan Ladd

I know what's good for me.
I can't play black or gray.
I can't be a villain or anything close to one.
I have to play white.
- Alan Ladd

I'm no good with words but I'll find ways from time
to time to show you how grateful I am.
- Alan Ladd

I'm the most insecure guy in Hollywood.
If you had it good all your life, you figure it can't ever get bad,
but when you had it bad, you wonder how long a thing like this will last.
- Alan Ladd

As long as my pictures go into theaters and we ask
people to pay to see what I do on the screen,
I should not object if customers want to know what kind of man I am.
- Alan Ladd

I'm going to make it.
Nothing is going to stop me.
Nothing.
I want it too much.
- Alan Ladd

I learned more about acting from George Stevens in
a few months than I had in my entire life up until then.
- Alan Ladd

I've always had a great respect for the picture business.
It's been good to me.
- Alan Ladd

I'd rather be David Ladd's father than Alan Ladd any day.
- Alan Ladd

Being a good host offsets the deprivation and loneliness of my youth.
- Alan Ladd

My parents were so poor when I was a kid,
I never went anywhere.
I take our youngsters with us because I don't know
anything that teaches them so much.
- Alan Ladd

I never fail to feel let down when I see myself on the screen.
- Alan Ladd

Maybe I thought too much about picking up the money
and not enough about the really good parts.
- Alan Ladd

Maybe I can't act, but I know the gimmicks.
I studied acting all my life and know what's good for me.
- Alan Ladd

Our children were trained to look after each other.
- Alan Ladd

I hear about stars being torn to pieces by fans.
It never happened to me and I never saw it happen to anyone else.
- Alan Ladd

Nobody's strong enough to stand up under a flood of weak material.
- Alan Ladd

When I was on the air a lot my throat and vocal chords got tired.
If you don't vary your tones you can't get pretty tired of your own voice.
- Alan Ladd

I just want to make pictures that are entertaining.
I'll leave the scenery chewing to someone else.
- Alan Ladd

At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Fear makes strangers of people
who would otherwise be friends.
- Shirley MacLaine

It is better to be in chains with friends,
than to be in a garden with strangers.
- Persian Proverb

If you have only one smile in you,
give it to the people you love.
Don't be surly at home,
then go out in the street
and start grinning good morning
at total strangers.
- Maya Angelou

Marriage is nature's way of keeping us from fighting with strangers.
- Alan King

Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.
- Shirley MacLaine

More men than women like 'Strangers With Candy'.
Pretty girls don't like the show.
They don't like to see an ugly lady.
- Amy Sedaris

Strangers he gulls, but friends make fun of him.
- Phaedrus

Do your work for six years; but in the seventh,
go into solitude or among strangers,
so that the memory of your friends does not hinder
you from being what you have become.
- Leo Szilard

When a dog barks at the moon, then it is religion;
but when he barks at strangers,
it is patriotism!
- David Starr Jordan

We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers,
who begin to interest us at first sight,
somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

And if strangers come to supper they shall be served
with more according as they have need.
- Robert Grosseteste

The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure,
yet he cannot live without her, and resents any aspersions
that strangers may cast on her character.
- George Santayana

There are no strangers on Christmas Eve.
- Adele Comandini

The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes
strangers of people who should be friends.
- Shirley MacLaine

There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met.
- William Butler Yeats

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
- Tennessee Williams

If you are a gay couple living in Alabama,
you know one thing: your family has no standing under the law;
and it can and will be violated by strangers.
- Andrew Sullivan

Admiration and familiarity are strangers.
- George Sand

People say New Yorkers can't get along.
Not true.
I saw two New Yorkers, complete strangers,
sharing a cab.
One guy took the tires and the radio;
the other guy took the engine.
- David Letterman

Strangers are exciting, their mystery never ends.
But, there's nothing like looking at your own history
in the faces of your friends.
- Ani DiFranco

Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well
to realize you're really strangers.
- Mary Tyler Moore

The funny thing is, strangers still seem to feel comfortable
coming up to me and saying things,
but now usually it's because they recognize me,
and they say nice things.
- Todd Solondz

I don't date guys that I just meet randomly.
I don't feel comfortable meeting strangers.
- Ali Landry

Soon the child learns that there are strangers,
and ceases to be a child.
- Max Muller

I want to speak, to sing to total strangers.
It's my way of talking to the world.
- Adrian Mitchell

Polite strangers often tell soothing lies about our
physical appearance that prevent many of us from facing,
discussing and solving our real problems.
- Martha Beck

I think reading Shakespeare's plays when I was young was extremely important.
He had the ability to make utter strangers come alive.
- Rita Dove

The first band I was in, I think was called The Strangers.
I got the sack because I was too small!
- Noel Redding

One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it.
With no regret, we agree to live in it with strangers,
completely cut off from our habits and friends.
- Jean Cocteau

In response to the challenge of strangers,
sport arose as a sublimated representation of a community's
armed might as well as its pride of place and clan.
- John Thorn

As children, many of us were taught never to talk to strangers.
As parents and grandparents, our message must change
with technology to include strangers on the Internet.
- Judy Biggert

I haven't lost faith in human nature and I haven't
decided to be less compassionate to strangers.
- Armistead Maupin

Good things happen when you meet strangers.
- Yo-Yo Ma

The Four Levels of Comedy: Make your friends laugh,
Make strangers laugh, Get paid to make strangers laugh,
and Make people talk like you because it's so much fun.
- Jerry Seinfeld

Happiness grows at our own firesides,
and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.
- Douglas William Jerrold


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