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Toots said to me, 'I gotta hand it to him,
by Audrey Meadows

Toots said to me, 'I gotta hand it to him,
thought, when he got into the big money,
he came by and handed me the cash, saying,
'Here's what I'm sure I owe you.'
- Audrey Meadows

What to do? We yanked the dress up over her lovely
attributes and with the addition of a scarf,
the problem was solved.
Sorry, guys, blame that stuffy censor.
He hated surprises.
- Audrey Meadows

Somehow he became certain the he himself possessed
the skills of a hypnotist.
How he reached this judgement, I have no idea,
but never convinced the rest of us.
- Audrey Meadows

If Terri was upset about how silly she would look,
her mother was completely undone.
Seems she wanted Terri in her full natural bloom,
not with any blooming flower.
- Audrey Meadows

 

But then there is the one who seems to have a hard
time separating the actor's work from reality.
- Audrey Meadows

Everyone in show business has had the experience of
the fan who is so excited at recognizing their favorite star,
they say, 'Oh my gosh, you're my biggest fan!'
- Audrey Meadows

Robert Taylor was not only a splendid actor in a wide
variety of roles but one of the most handsome men in the western world.
- Audrey Meadows

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A bedroom requires a bed.
Everything else was extravagance.
Well, he had a bed all right.
- Audrey Meadows

Terri and her mother arrived.
She was obviously a dedicated stage mother because
she was loaded down with camera equipment,
looking like a Japanese tourist.
- Audrey Meadows

Censors are energetic and righteous people but they
just couldn't work a room like Abbe Lane.
- Audrey Meadows

Jackie considered his resurrection, the world's best return performance.
- Audrey Meadows

Frank Marth also played many characters with us,
and like George Petrie, he was worth his weight in gold.
- Audrey Meadows

Cary Grant, said, 'I heard you were on the lot and I just had to meet you.'
- Audrey Meadows

Fans always ask, 'What did the bedroom look like?'
All they ever saw was Alice or Ralph going in and out.
- Audrey Meadows

Jackie had a keen eye for talent, and like an elephant never forgot.
And, he was always right on the mark.
- Audrey Meadows

Fan mail is one thing, but fans you meet in person
are a different matter entirely.
- Audrey Meadows

Later, I made a movie with him, 'That Touch of Mink,'
and we became good friends but any woman's initial
meeting with Cary is right up there with the big moments of her world history.
- Audrey Meadows

They weren't impatient for the boys to turn into cartoons again.
They awarded sympathy, gave compassion.
Because deep down they had found parts of themselves in the characters.
You said it George.
- Audrey Meadows

When Jackie got his big contract at CBS and was putting
together what turned out to be almost a stock company of players,
he remembered Frank and said, 'Get me that kid who played the jail sketch.'
- Audrey Meadows

I asked Frank what he remembered most about working with Jackie.
He said, 'Apart from the fact that he always called me Francis,
I always felt like I was going to a party,
instead of work.
It was such a blast.'
- Audrey Meadows

The only stage direction Jackie ever gave him,
George said was: 'If you want to stay in the picture,
stay close to me.' The rest of the cast remembered
a television director's adage.
- Audrey Meadows

When Toots finally could breathe again and the blood returned to his brain,
he recalled that he had not passed or been passed by
Jackie at any time in the race.
Toots never used foul language but he came close that night.
Jackie paid.
- Audrey Meadows

You can be in Tokyo or Alberta at four in the morning
in your hotel and you can still practice if you feel like it.
A trombone cannot do that at four in the morning.
- Toots Thielemans

My parents had a pub and each Sunday there was an accordionist.
They have told me that when I was in my cradle,
I already was imitating the gestures of the musician.
- Toots Thielemans

My father bought me a little cardboard accordion,
and when I was three I got this little machine.
- Toots Thielemans

And if I have a strong point, it's that I like to believe
it's not cheap or schmaltzy sentimentality.
- Toots Thielemans

Today jazz is still very much alive.
Everywhere I go there's a new generation of musicians.
- Toots Thielemans

Well, being a jazz musician is not a rose garden!
- Toots Thielemans

The harmonica is a great instrument.
- Toots Thielemans

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

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

"Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely,
"and go on till you come to the end: then stop."
- Lewis Carroll

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Examine what is said, not him who speaks.
- Arabian Proverb

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

Never say or do anything you wouldn't want
to be the last thing you ever said or did.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
- Karl Barth

When a man you like switches from what
he said a year ago, or four years ago,
he is a broad-minded person who has courage enough
to change his mind with changing conditions.
When a man you don't like does it,
he is a liar who has broken his promise.
- Franklin Pierce Adams

What if it were only an illusion?
Perhaps life is not as threatening as it appears.
Perhaps the greatest threat to our serenity
is our fear of the future -
our fear of the unknown.
Perhaps, as Franklin D. Roosevelt said,
"The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When all is said and done,
the one sole condition that makes
spiritual happiness and preserves it
is the absence of doubt.
- Mark Twain

"Sometimes," said Pooh, "the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you
before you can move on.
- the movie Forrest Gump

I unconditionally forgive myself for everything
that I have ever done, said, or thought
that has caused me harm or suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One day Alice came to a fork in the road
and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
"Which road do I take?" she asked.
His responses was a question: "Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
- Lewis Carroll

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand.
"I just wanted to be sure of you."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

How true Daddy's words were when he said:
all children must look after their own upbringing.
Parents can only give good advice
or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

"The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things:
of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings."
- Lewis Carroll

"But I don't want to go among mad people," said Alice.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here."
- Lewis Carroll

I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit.
"No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't.
But there was going to be when I began it.
It's just that something happened to it along the way."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Momma always said dyin' was a part of life.
I sure wish it wasn't.
- the movie Forrest Gump

(Jesus on Love)
You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

I unconditionally forgive everyone for all hurt
that I have ever experienced in the presence of their actions.
I unconditionally forgive myself for everything that I have ever done,
said, or thought that has caused me harm or suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe in God, but not as one thing,
not as an old man in the sky.
I believe that what people call God
is something in all of us.
I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha
and all the rest said was right.
It's just that the translations have gone wrong.
- John Lennon

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

It is my desire, in the office of a Christian minister,
to do nothing which I cannot do with my whole heart.
Having said this, I have said all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Overflowing Cup of Tea:
The Zen Master poured his visitor's teacup full, and then kept pouring.
The visitor watched until he could no longer restrain himself.
"It is overfull. No more will go in!"
"Like this cup," the Zen Master said,
"you are full of your own opinions and assumptions.
How can you learn truth until you first empty your cup?"
- Traditional Zen Koan

I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.
- Calvin Coolidge

Drawing on my fine command of the English language,
I said nothing.
- Robert Benchley


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