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My two boys were the same ages as the kids in the show.
by Alan Thicke

My two boys were the same ages as the kids in the show.
In real life or in between the breaks I was raising
two kids off camera who were not unlike the two kids
who were being paid to be my kids.
- Alan Thicke

Fitness needs to be perceived as fun and games or we subconsciously avoid it.
- Alan Thicke

If it is a first offense, you ground them and have a talk.
The second offense would call for counseling.
- Alan Thicke

I wouldn't call myself a standup in the presence of
Jerry Seinfeld or Chris Rock,
but I do my share of it and it has been and remains
part of my activity and I like it.
- Alan Thicke

 

On a selfish basis, I really enjoy sports and activity.
- Alan Thicke

I'll be on my third honeymoon, so I'm more of an authority than I care to be.
- Alan Thicke

Family involvement is a valuable thing and playing
together actively can be the '90s version of it.
Instead of just watching, you can do it together...
something we don't spend enough time on.
We can motivate and excite each other about fitness.
- Alan Thicke

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It's always been said that comedy comes mostly out of the dark side anyway.
- Alan Thicke

I'm a big proponent of having a mental health component
go along with whatever the physical realities are.
- Alan Thicke

I'm not able to go in with an act that I use month
to month year to year all the time.
It's constantly evolving and changing and that keeps
me on my toes but certainly adds to the challenge.
- Alan Thicke

If one tends to be a humorous person and you have a
sense of humor the rest of your life then you can certainly lighten the load,
I think, by bringing that to your trials and tribulations.
It's easy to have a sense of humor when everything is going well.
- Alan Thicke

As a father, my first priority is to help my sons set
and attain personal goals so they will develop self-confidence and individual strength.
Engaging in regular fitness activities with my children
helps me fulfill those responsibilities.
- Alan Thicke

And introduce an element of cynicism and darkness into
it and just realize that we're all vulnerable.
We are humans.
There is a finite end to this life and we're all going
to face it and a little silliness can help.
- Alan Thicke

We look for opportunities to play together including basketball,
tennis, swimming, riding bikes and touch football.
I try to provide a loving environment where we can play.
I think that's good on so many levels -
emotionally,
for family interactions and, of course,
physically.
- Alan Thicke

My priority is to turn people - especially kids -
on to sports and being active so they don't even have
to think about it being good for their health.
If people participate for the fun of it,
and believe me - it is fun, then fitness programs will be much more successful.
- Alan Thicke

About 100 things that your kid will do that will surprise
you and break your heart and it will be a combination of fact based therapy,
medically advised kinds of passages accompanied by
celebrity anecdotes and just some funny stuff to lighten the load.
- Alan Thicke

There are psychological repercussions to illness and
we need a little more help to get through the effects
not only on the afflicted but on the family.
And I think there's even a place for humor in that.
- Alan Thicke

So there was a constant flow and a thin line there
between reality and television and yes,
much of what I was experiencing in my real life was
also what was going on in the television show to the
extent that I had to take writers' advice and from the counselors around.
- Alan Thicke

So we had psychiatrists and counselors and therapists
around the set regularly,
especially for those scenes in which Jason would be
dealing with a patient to make sure we were doing it all appropriately.
- Alan Thicke

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Every tomorrow has two handles.
We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety
or the handle of faith.
- Henry Ward Beecher

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- old proverb often attributed to David Lloyd George

To live a satisfying life requires two steps...
1. Plan your life goals.
2. Act on your plan - every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Winners must have two things:
definite goals and a burning desire to achieve them.
- Anonymous

Cause and effect are two sides of one fact.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pride comes in two flavors -
be careful which you choose -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated;
you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- David Lloyd George

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary.
Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
- The Buddha

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

The Two Great Lessons of Life: Choose Love & Trust God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pride comes in two flavors -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth
- not going all the way and not starting.
- The Buddha

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands.
One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
- Audrey Hepburn

We have two ears and one mouth so that
we can listen twice as much as we speak.
- Epictetus

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons
to promote the good and happiness of one another.
- Eustace Budgell

Life change comes about in two complementary ways -
the "aha" moment, which occurs in a flash of insight;
and the conscious redesigning of habitual behaviors,
which is a lifelong project.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
- Mencius

You can make more friends in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get other people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

This communicating of a man's self to his friend
works two contrary effects;
for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half.
- Francis Bacon

Understanding is a two-way street.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Friendship is not possible between two women
one of whom is very well dressed.
- Laurie Colwin

Love allows your beloved the freedom to be unlike you.
Attachment asks for conformity to your needs and desires.
Love imposes no demands.
Attachment expresses an overwhelming demand - "Make me feel whole."
Love expands beyond the limits of two people.
Attachment tries to exclude everything but two people.
- Deepak Chopra in The Path to Love

"I can forgive, but I cannot forget,"
is only another way of saying, I will not forgive.
Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note -
torn in two, and burned up,
so that it never can be shown against one.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
- Aristotle

The meeting of two personalities is
like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl Jung

Prejudice is a two-edged sword.
Like the steel sort of sword, it's very sharp, very useful,
and very dangerous if not properly mastered.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A great gift requires two people,
the giver and the receiver.
Think of a football pass -
skillfully catching the pass, the gift,
is fully as important, and difficult, as throwing it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment
and the other by acts of love. Power based on love
is a thousand times more effective and permanent
then the one derived from fear of punishment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.
- Khalil Gibran

Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational
act that two people in love can commit.
- Bill Cosby

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
- Aristotle

Give the right man two fishes and some bread,
and he will feed the world;
give the wrong man two fishes and some bread
and he will invent the fast-food fish sandwich.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We were given:
Two hands to hold.
Two legs to walk.
Two eyes to see.
Two ears to listen.
But why only one heart?
Because the other was given to someone else.
For us to find.
- Anonymous

The mind exists in time, in fact the mind is time;
it exists in the past and the future.
And remember, time consists of only two tenses,
the past and the future.
The present is not part of time,
the present is part of eternity.
- Osho

Love is a game that two can play and both win.
- Eva Gabor

A Great Relationship is the Dance of Two Great Lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This is the answer to all questions about relationship.
When two people sing their lives in harmony,
their lives are grand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People sort themselves into groups
of happy people and unhappy people
through two different, but complementary mechanisms,
influence and affinity.
I influence those around me
with my emotional state, either happy or unhappy.
At the same time, I feel an affinity
for others who are like me in some way -
in this case by sharing my emotional outlook on life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Praying is important when you wake up
at two o'clock in the morning
feeling sick from eating something dumb the day before.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

I truly believe that happiness is possible...
even when you're thirty-three
and have a bottom the size of two bowling balls.
- the movie Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason


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