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Blythe Danner Quotes and Sayings

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I've kept my sanity in this business by trying out
for a role and then going home and trying to forget about it.
- Blythe Danner

Actors are very generous.
- Blythe Danner

Acting is really only part of my life.
I'm addicted to it.
- Blythe Danner

Whether you're on TV or on the stage,
you have to work hard to stay fresh,
real,
and full of energy.
You can't settle back.
You always have to stay on your toes.
- Blythe Danner

 

Maybe subconsciously I've kept activism separate from
acting because it's important to me in a more profound way.
- Blythe Danner

You learn more discipline in the theatre than you do in movies or TV.
You're on stage every night and you have to sustain
your energy level tor several hours.
- Blythe Danner

I've been very lucky.
I wanted to be an actress, but I didn't really have
the drive to sell myself.
Fortunately I had a terrific agent in New York who
kept me going from job to job.
- Blythe Danner

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I loved doing Shakespeare.
My two favorite roles, in fact, have been Viola in
Twelfth Night and Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
- Blythe Danner

It was in high school that I first became interested in acting.
We put on lots of plays.
- Blythe Danner

I think one of my very favorite films of all time was
with Peter Sellers when he played Chauncey,
the gardener.
Being There.
- Blythe Danner

I think I have a lot of crazy layers.
- Blythe Danner

I feel a little guilty only being an actor.
- Blythe Danner

I feel that its our children who do give us hope because
they are the ones who are going to save the world.
- Blythe Danner

Onstage or in films, you do affect peoples' lives,
and sometimes that's very gratifying.
But still, there's this little voice that says you
should be doing something that matters.
- Blythe Danner

I try to avoid a specific image.
I seek to play as many different women as I can to
avoid having a label put on me.
- Blythe Danner

I've always just adored music.
It's my first love, really.
I admire and respect people in the music business.
You really have to work hard and diligently.
Sometimes actors can be lazy and get away with it,
but you can't do that if you're a musician.
- Blythe Danner

Mostly, I spend my time being a mother to my two children,
working in my organic garden, raising masses of sweet peas,
being passionately involved in conservation,
recycling and solar energy.
- Blythe Danner

Just look at my face.
Its an extraordinary experience.
All of my friends who are grandparents have been saying,
just wait, a bit cynically, but its just extraordinary.
You feel like a child again yourself.
Just walking on air.
- Blythe Danner

I was raised in a time where children were still seen and not heard basically,
so I think a lot of us in my generation went the other
way and just tried to be as much more liberal and open
and we're still paying for it.
- Blythe Danner

Great leadership is not the visit of an unexpected fate
but rather a flame which is kept burning
in spite of the winds of risk and opposition.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Peace cannot be kept by force;
it can only be achieved by understanding.
- Albert Einstein

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Life was meant to be lived,
and curiosity must be kept alive.
One must never, for whatever reason,
turn his back on life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
- Samuel Butler

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

"Mother Teresa Prayer"
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
... Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
... Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
... Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
... Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
... Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
... Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
... Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
... Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
- although commonly attributed to Mother Teresa,
who kept a copy of this prayer on
the wall of her Calcutta orphanage,
this prayer was actually written by Kent Keith.

To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips

A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor,
for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
- Jessamyn West

I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.
- David Lee Roth

It was a black and white only computer at the time,
but it kept me fascinated.
- Buffy Sainte-Marie

Dad kept us out of school, but school comes and goes.
Family is forever.
- Charlie Sheen

I kept my babies fed.
I could have dumped them, but I didn't.
I decided that whatever trip I was on,
they were going with me.
You're looking at a real daddy.
- Barry White

Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
- Hippocrates

The one thing that kept our family together was the music.
The only thing that our family would share emotionally
was to have our dad cry over something the kids did with music.
- Dennis Wilson

If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has,
we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 MPG.
- Bill Gates

All I wanted to do was ride skateboards -
I wanted to be a professional skateboarder.
But I had this problem.
I kept breaking half of my body skateboarding.
- Travis Barker

As a good wine must be kept in a good cask,
so a wholesome body is the proper foundation for a
well-appointed inner ground.
- Johannes Tauler

One of the best kept secrets in America is that people
are aching to make a commitment,
if they only had the freedom and environment in which to do so.
- John Naisbitt

At first I wanted to be a jockey.
I rode horses in Cleveland but I kept falling off and I was afraid of horses.
So there wasn't much of a future in it.
- Tim Conway

Milk Duds kept me going.
- Nora Dunn

We promised new benefits to seniors like preventive
screening and diabetes testing.
We kept that promise.
- Mike Rogers

I'm grateful for doing those drugs, because they kept
me from getting laid and I would have gotten AIDS.
- Steve Tyler

Similarly, the Marquis is presented in this film as
someone who would disturb the status quo and therefore must be kept imprisoned.
- Philip Kaufman

Over the course of those 12 episodes we discarded what
didn't work and kept what did and that refined it.
- Dave Rowntree

There are eight girls in the house in which I am living,
and practically all of them are good looking.
You can realize that I am kept busy.
- Franz Schubert

With care, and skill, and cunning art,
She parried Time's malicious dart, And kept the years at bay,
Till passion entered in her heart and aged her in a day!
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Dr. Flint had sworn that he would make me suffer,
to my last day, for this new crime against him,
as he called it; and as long as he had me in his power he kept his word.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

Our nation has kept faith with its veterans.
Funding for veterans healthcare and benefits is strong,
and has increased more than 75 percent in the last decade.
- Steve Buyer

I mean, The New York Times actually had an interesting
case recently where they described a detainee who was afraid of the dark,
and so he was purposely kept very much in the dark.
- Jane Mayer

Our country, right or wrong.
When right, to be kept right; when wrong,
to be put right.
- Carl Schurz

I never kept a diary, but I wrote detailed notes of my travels.
- David Rockefeller

I had an art teacher who's the reason I got there in
high school who encouraged me to go to Alabama.
That's where she had gone and kept raving over their art department.
- Sela Ward

Beware of him that is slow to anger;
for when it is long coming,
it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept.
Abused patience turns to fury.
- Francis Quarles

My mother kept asking me, 'When are you going to do
a gospel album?' And I've always wanted to do a gospel album.
Everybody was going on about it, so mom started hounding me more.
- Alan Jackson

And eventually as I kept writing it,
something emerged that was not quite me but a version of me.
- Larry David

The Irish Republican Army has kept every commitment made by its leadership.
- Gerry Adams

If we had a hard time, my mother would sit me down
and we would talk about it,
and she kept talking and kept processing until we started to laugh about it.
- Liza Minelli

I kept thinking, I went to college and I have to get a real job.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

Although we dealt decisively with all terrorist organizations,
we at the same time not only maintained,
preserved our democracy, but kept improving it.
- Bulent Ecevit

The only thing I wish I had kept were all the peace beads,
because in the 1960s people made these and hung them
at protests and it was a wonderful thing.
- David Selby

Power always has to be kept in check;
power exercised in secret,
especially under the cloak of national security,
is doubly dangerous.
- William Proxmire

People who decide they came to earth to work,
who make work their personal philosophy,
are kept very busy.
- Constantine Karamanlis

Maybe it was all those wild times that kept me young.
- Burt Ward

In those days secrets were well kept.
- Stuart Symington

I would have been glad to have lived under my wood side,
and to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than to have
undertaken this government.
- Oliver Cromwell

I kept an open mind on the question of whether a hominid
had been present in Europe in the early Pleistocene.
- Louis Leakey

In these days a man is nobody unless his biography
is kept so far posted up that it may be ready for the
national breakfast-table on the morning after his demise.
- Anthony Trollope

From the time we're born until we die,
we're kept busy with artificial stuff that isn't important.
- Tom Ford


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