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David Ruffin Quotes and Sayings

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We're entertainers, not just singers!
- David Ruffin

I never knew that I'd still be doing this so many years later.
- David Ruffin

We should not clap our hands and mourn,
for he is out of trouble.
You are still in it.
- David Ruffin

I knew I always wanted to sing.
- David Ruffin

 

I've always wanted to stay involved with young people.
I never bought into the idea that entertainers owe
nothing to their audience except a good performance.
- Pat Boone

For most entertainers, there is a single experience,
one defining moment, when confidence replaces the self-doubt
that most of us wrestle with.
- Charley Pride

I got to meet some of the best people I've ever met,
and we all grew as people and as entertainers.
- Carrie Underwood

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Entertainers, athletes, and stars started giving me support.
- Ryan White

You just don't see the same type of all-purpose entertainers nowadays.
- Taye Diggs

It does no harm just once in a while to acknowledge
that the whole country isn't in flames,
that there are people in the country besides politicians,
entertainers, and criminals.
- Charles Kuralt

Al Jolson was one of the greatest entertainers who ever lived.
- Desi Arnaz

In this culture, where entertainers and athletes wield such power,
it seems only right to me that they try to make their influence a good one.
- Pat Boone

I believe entertainers should know what's going on
and do their own banking.
- Stephanie Mills

We're entertainers, while people want us to be gods.
- Donnie Wahlberg

There's been periods of broadcasts in the past where
you could see all ages of entertainers,
ranging from George Burns to Shirley Temple.
That's not the condition now.
- Merle Haggard

I was a guinea pig for some hoodlums who thought they
could hurt me and frighten me and keep other Negro
entertainers from the South.
- Nat King Cole

The public has always had affection for gay entertainers.
The time was right for an out gay entertainer.
- Julian Clary

That's why you find a lot of entertainers are insecure,
because it's the perfect camouflage for insecurity.
- Gloria Gaynor

We're not thought of in terms of color because we are entertainers.
We are there to entertain you not because we are black,
white, pink, or green or gay or straight or because
we are Catholic or Protestant.
- Eartha Kitt

Though gay lifestyles have certainly moved into the open,
there's little evidence that society has become more
open in its basic attitudes or that entertainers should
feel cozy in emerging from the velvet underground.
- Peter Bart

What is more important is finding the soul of the character,
and making sure it fits well into this story.
And that it be dramatic and interesting and captivating,
because these people weren't entertainers,
you know.
- Mary Stuart Masterson

The refusal to rest content, the willingness to risk
excess on behalf of one's obsessions,
is what distinguishes artists from entertainers,
and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all.
- John Updike

The other thing I felt was that the philosophical concept
behind the experiences also looked like it had been
designed by technicians and not by entertainers.
I felt I needed to grab hold of it and try and push
the envelope as much as I possibly could right now.
- Thomas Dolby

But we didn't have the financial structure,
like the right attorneys, the right managers,
the right accountants, and we were going against the
grain of what black entertainers is supposed to do.
- Solomon Burke

If there's anything about the business that I love
and that I'm extremely happy about,
is that my career started at that time and that I met
some of the greatest entertainers at that time and some are still here.
- Ben E. King

The press don't like to say nice things because nice is boring.
It's much better to label me the devil.
What we do is not brain surgery.
We are entertainers, plain and simple,
and we're responsible to bring that money back,
to make a profit.
- Michael Bay

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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)

This is a wonderful way to celebrate an 80th birthday...
I wanted to be 65 again, but they wouldn't let me -
Homeland Security.
- Art Buchwald

Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American
people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.
- Barry Commoner

My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw,
the more of it I wanted to see.
- Paul Getty

I wanted to be with the kind of people I'd grown up with,
but you can't go back to them and be one of them again,
no matter how hard you try.
- Ethel Waters

I always imagined I could be what I wanted to be.
- Chris Brown

If God wanted us to bend over he'd put diamonds on the floor.
- Joan Rivers

I wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia.
I, uh, I wanted to meet interesting
and stimulating people of an ancient culture,
and kill them.
- the movie Full Metal Jacket

I wanted to marry a girl just like my mom.
- Michael Bergin

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things
no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving
America a new sense of purpose.
- Andy Rooney

My mother asked me what I wanted for my birthday,
so I said I wanted to read poetry with her.
- Guy Johnson

I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever
wanted to leave our house.
- Anthony Anderson

I wanted to know the name of every stone
and flower and insect and bird and beast.
I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life -
but there was no one to tell me.
- George Washington Carver

After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her,
and after half an hour
I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.
- the movie Take the Money and Run (1969)

Both my mother and father were very supportive of any
career move any of us wanted to make.
- James Gandolfini

Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix,
but I could never quite pull it off.
- Bryan Ferry

If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets.
- Mel Brooks

Growing up, I wanted desperately to please,
to be a good girl.
- Claire Danes

I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn't have one.
So I got a cake.
- Mitch Hedberg

Today is the right day to do
what you have long wanted to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 11 years of age.
- Johnnie Cochran

My boyfriend and I broke up.
He wanted to get married and I didn't want him to.
- Rita Rudner

Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket.
- Charles Simic

I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument.
He told me to knock myself out.
- Jay London

In my prayers I never said I needed a home.
I said I wanted a sanctuary.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

Love cannot endure indifference.
It needs to be wanted.
Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart,
or its flame burns low.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I drank some boiling water because I wanted to whistle.
- Mitch Hedberg

Designers are very fickle.
I never wanted to be a victim of that.
You're in one minute, out the next.
- Tyra Banks

I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered
my father as somebody I wanted to please.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

I have often wanted to drown my troubles,
but I can't get my wife to go swimming.
- Anonymous

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford

There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic,
violent father.
He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.
- Dean Koontz

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I
should have been more specific.
- Lily Tomlin

I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
I wish my grandmother had done the same.
I wanted my girls to know me.
- Carol Burnett

I had always thought that once you grew up you could do anything you wanted -
stay up all night or eat ice-cream straight out of the container.
- Bill Bryson

I didn't want my parents to support me.
I wanted to prove that I could do it by myself.
- Linda Vester

I taught myself to play the piano, because I wanted to play it.
- Jackson Browne

I entered the cosmetics industry because I wanted more
women to use cosmetics made with safe,
healthful ingredients.
- Gloria Swanson

I wanted to do everything.
I wanted to be a pilot.
I wanted to be a secret agent.
I wanted to be a fireman and a doctor,
all that.
So I related that through movies and stuff.
- Josh Holloway

I always wanted to act.
- Adam Rickitt


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