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David Carradine Quotes and Sayings

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If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
- David Carradine

Related topics: Poetry

'Born to play? Hmmm.
Probably Romeo...
or Hamlet, I guess.
Also, I'd be a great Alexander the Great.
- David Carradine

I'm not regretful about dropping acid,
but I could have stopped it a little sooner.
- David Carradine

Quentin is very organic; there was no way that he was
going to put someone else's hand in there and anyway,
my hands are kind of famous.
It seemed right.
- David Carradine

 

Why would you be afraid of death? It would be an inconvenience.
I have a lot of undone things and it's bound to get in the way.
But, no, it doesn't scare me at all.
- David Carradine

I've worked with a lot of real heavy hitters,
and Quentin is maybe heads and shoulders,
at least a forehead, above just about anybody I've ever worked with.
- David Carradine

Well I would never say to anybody that Warren Beatty got fired,
but uh, I think he and Quentin fell out of love,
and I think Warren told Quentin to hire me for the film.
- David Carradine

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I was involved in a web cartoon of Kung Fu with WB a few years back.
- David Carradine

There's an alternative.
There's always a third way, and it's not a combination of the other two ways.
It's a different way.
- David Carradine

You know, I've never actually really believed that death is inevitable.
I just think it's a rumor.
- David Carradine

Most actors spend a lot of time training themselves to be an actor.
And I kind of didn't do that.
I just started doin' it in front of an audience and had to deliver.
- David Carradine

I like Bill a lot.
As Bill is presented, I mean you don't ever see Bill
blow her head off? You know? And I think what Quentin
has done is he created a monster.
- David Carradine

I don't need to convince anybody that I know kung fu,
but maybe somebody needs to know that I really can act,
without doing a Chinese accent or a funny walk.
- David Carradine

Quentin and I were constantly finding something new
that we had in common and comic books were one of them.
I think we were talking about comic books much earlier in our relationship,
before I had the part.
- David Carradine

My big fight is not in the movie and I don't understand
that decision but I know he's right about it,
whatever it is.
Quentin did not hire me because I'm a kung fu expert;
he hired me because he liked to listen to me talk.
- David Carradine

In the second installment, I pretty much dominate the show.
Somehow or another, though, I manage to apparently
dominate the first show pretty well with just my voice
and my hands and a shot of my boots kicking cartridges out of the way.
- David Carradine

Because you know how you say I've got to really get
down and really do some training and then of course,
you never do or you do it for a couple of weeks and
slough it back off again but I'm being forced to do
something that I really want to do and I loved it.
- David Carradine

Tarantino is the coolest damn guy; he's just so much fun to work with.
He might be the best director I've ever worked with.
He just seems to know how to do it and he knows how
to make you feel good about it.
He's having so much fun you start having fun.
You can't help it.
- David Carradine

I remember when I did the pilot, and I though no network
is going to want to do this.
How could that happen? A half Chinese guy walking the
old west that doesn't fire one gun and never gets on a horse?
- David Carradine

It was pretty extensive - we worked out 8 hours a day,
5 days a week, for 3 months, which I think is more
than anybody in the Olympics.
I thought well I don't need this, the girls need it,
but it was a gift.
- David Carradine

Quentin wanted to create this special world in which
everybody walks around with a samurai sword,
extras in the airport, a special little place in the
airplane to stick your samurai sword.
- David Carradine

But, Tarantino has seen all of my movies.
He's seen my good stuff, he's seen my bad stuff,
he's seen the ones I directed, he's read my autobiography.
There's an awful lot of things he knows about me,
all of which I think had something to do with his casting.
- David Carradine

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz) PHOTO

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

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 PHOTO

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson PHOTO

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

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

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

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

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

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May You Always Dance Lightly With Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

You can't cross the sea merely by
standing and staring at the water.
- Rabindranath Tagore


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