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I wish I were the type who could walk into a place
by 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'm working myself to death.
- Alan Ladd

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

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

 

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

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

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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'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

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

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

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

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

I was a dummy in school.
- Alan Ladd

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

Strangers still leave me self-conscious.
- 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

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 was never trained for anything.
- 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 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 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

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

Maybe I thought too much about picking up the money
and not enough about the really good parts.
- 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 think any movie star who refuses autographs has a hell of a nerve.
- 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

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

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

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

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

Be as you wish to seem.
- Socrates

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Life is to be taken lightly
by those who wish to be happy
and by those who wish to age gracefully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom,
no longer lend your strength to that
which you wish to be free from.
Fill your life with love and bravery,
and you shall live a life uncommon.
- Jewel

Is freedom anything else than the right
to live as we wish? Nothing else.
- Epictetus

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

My wish is to ride the tempest, tame the waves.
- Trieu Thi Trinh

If you wish to experience peace,
provide peace for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If you wish to see the truth,
then hold no opinion for or against.
- Osho

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

Do not wish to be anything but what you are,
and try to be that perfectly.
- St. Francis De Sales

Do not seek to bring things to pass
in accordance with your wishes,
but wish for them as they are,
and you will find them.
- Epictetus

Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
- Epictetus

A dream is a wish your heart makes.
- The Supremes

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish.
Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

You are never given a wish without also
being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

We must be the change we wish to see.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
- Anonymous

We can change our lives.
We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
- Tony Robbins

I do not wish to treat friendships daintily,
but with roughest courage.
When they are real, they are
not glass threads or frost-work,
but the solidest thing we know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child,
we should first examine it and see whether it is
not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I did not wish to take a cabin passage,
but rather to go before the mast
and on the deck of the world,
for there I could best see
the moonlight amid the mountains.
I do not wish to go below now.
- Henry David Thoreau

"I wonder what Piglet is doing," thought Pooh.
"I wish I were there to be doing it, too."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Life is a process of becoming,
a combination of states we have to go through.
Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state
and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
- Anais Nin

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone
who has just done you a small favor
wish that he might have done you a greater one.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Know that the true essence of the Golden Rule
is always being compassionate, kind,
generous, and being in service to others.
Compelling others to behave as you wish
them to behave in the name of the
Golden Rule is a corruption of a sacred principle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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