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Dick Van Dyke Quotes and Sayings

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My kids are so much better parent than I was.
- Dick Van Dyke

I have four children and I have seven grandkids.
- Dick Van Dyke

I think it's being thrown at the wolves,
we call it in our business.
- Dick Van Dyke

Oh, well, my first love is comedy or singing and dancing.
- Dick Van Dyke

 

Today, if you're not an alcoholic, you're nobody.
- Dick Van Dyke

Women will never be as successful as men because they
have no wives to advise them.
- Dick Van Dyke

A lot of violence, a lot of gore in it,
and I just didn't want to do that kind of thing.
- Dick Van Dyke

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I cannot tell you what it means when children recognize.
This is about the third generation for me.
And when kids that small recognize me,
it really pleases me, very gratifying.
- Dick Van Dyke

I don't have any children, I have four middle-aged people.
- Dick Van Dyke

I turned down some movies that were quite good.
mainly on the basis of taste.
- Dick Van Dyke

I loved to fall down.
- Dick Van Dyke

Bob Hope, like Mark Twain, had a sense of humor that was uniquely American,
and like Twain, we'll likely not see another like him.
- Dick Van Dyke

But once we got on the air, everybody except Morey
Amsterdam pretty much stuck to the script.
- Dick Van Dyke

So I think we're kind of an alternate choice for people
who have had it with sex and violence.
- Dick Van Dyke

I learned everything that I know about comedy and about
show business and a lot about life from Carl.
- Dick Van Dyke

So at 16 I got a job at the local radio station.
And I was working after school and weekends.
I did the news; I did everything.
I did - played records.
- Dick Van Dyke

You know, I'm almost out of the habit of watching episodic television now.
- Dick Van Dyke

No, no, it was the relationships.
That was that group.
People believed that Rob and Laura were really married in real life.
You know, a lot of people believed that.
- Dick Van Dyke

I never made a good movie.
- Dick Van Dyke

No, I did night clubs right here in Los Angeles.
My partner, Phil Erickson, put me in the business,
a guy from my home town, a dear friend who we just
lost a couple of months ago.
- Dick Van Dyke

But I wish they would make a musical of some kind.
I miss musicals so much.
You don't see them anymore.
- Dick Van Dyke

I grew up in Danville, Illinois, right in the middle of the state.
- Dick Van Dyke

So as my kids will tell you, they had a pretty normal life.
- Dick Van Dyke

Oh, I had an idea for a pilot of my own at the time,
and then Carl sent me about eight scripts and simply
I threw my idea out the window because the writing was just so good.
- Dick Van Dyke

Probably one of the happiest moments,
outside the birth of all of my kids,
was the first time we won an Emmy,
that the show won an Emmy.
That was a big night.
- Dick Van Dyke

I wanted to be a radio announcer.
- Dick Van Dyke

We had all week to rehearse.
An audience would come in at the end of the week and we'd our little show.
Most of the ad- libbing happened during the week on the show.
- Dick Van Dyke

I've retired so many times now it's getting to be a habit.
- Dick Van Dyke

Stan said he used to keep Hardy late,
make him miss his golf game, and really get him mad.
- Dick Van Dyke

I was always in show business but in many ways was
not really of show business.
I didn't move in show business circles,
particularly, still don't do it.
- Dick Van Dyke

I think most people will tell you that.
They can go along and, while they're denying that they are addicted,
say it's stress this, it's this, it's that.
But I - it's - I think - I really believe there is a gene.
Some people become addicted and others don't.
- Dick Van Dyke

I don't think we've got much of a chance to tell you the truth.
But our main problem is our audience skews a little older than most shows,
and I don't think our people can stay up that late.
I certainly can't.
- Dick Van Dyke

I think the saddest moment in my life just happened two months ago.
My old nightclub partner passed away,
Phil Erickson down in Atlanta.
He - I owe him everything.
He put me in the business and taught me about everything I know.
- Dick Van Dyke

My son Barry, of course, has been on from the beginning.
And his son Shane is playing now a med student regularly on the show.
And at one point or another, I've had all four of his kids on the show.
- Dick Van Dyke

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact
opposite of what you're telling them to do,
you have to keep loving them just as much.
- Bill Cosby

No matter how calmly you try to referee,
parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior,
and I'm not talking about the kids.
Their behavior is always normal.
- Bill Cosby

Sex education may be a good idea in the schools,
but I don't believe the kids should be given homework.
- Bill Cosby

I'm not much of a family man.
I'm just not that into it.
I love kids, I adore them, but I don't want to live my life for them.
- Sting

I'm very girly.
I love to talk about diets, exercise,
kids, make-up.
- Rachel Hunter

Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking.
A child is more likely to smoke when they have been
raised in the environment of a smoker.
- Christy Turlington

Every cliche about kids is true; they grow up so quickly,
you blink and they're gone, and you have to spend the time with them now.
But that's a joy.
- Liam Neeson

Once I got married and had kids, I moved away from romantic roles,
because it seemed wrong to have my 3-year-old wondering
why Daddy was kissing someone else.
- Chevy Chase

Trouble is, kids feel they have to shock their elders
and each generation grows up into something harder to shock.
- Ben Lindsey

Daddy was real gentle with kids.
That's why I expected so much out of marriage,
figuring that all men should be steady and pleasant.
- Loretta Lynn

I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up.
- Tina Turner

What do we want our kids to do? Sweep up around Japanese computers?
- Walter F. Mondale

I used to be good with kids, but as I get older,
I'm grumpy and terrible with them.
As for doing a gig at a 6-year old's birthday party,
you couldn't pay me enough.
- Johnny Vegas

In our society leaving baby with Daddy is just one
step above leaving the kids to be raised by wolves or apes.
- Al Roker

Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than
ever for us to watch over them.
Adolescence is not about letting go.
It's about hanging on during a very bumpy ride.
- Ron Taffel

Perhaps people, and kids especially,
are spoiled today,
because all the kids today have cars,
it seems.
When I was young you were lucky to have a bike.
- James Cagney

My kids idea of a hard life is to live in a house with only one phone.
- George Foreman

Even in the developing parts of the world,
kids take to computers like fish to water.
- Nicholas Negroponte

I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around,
and I definitely want to have children as well.
- Heidi Klum

If you're asking your kids to exercise,
then you better do it, too.
Practice what you preach.
- Bruce Jenner

Home life's great, man.
The kids are great, happy and healthy.
I've reached this sort of wonderful precipice.
- Ryan Phillippe

I think growing up is difficult and it's a process
that I'm always interested in,
with kids and adults, they are often on two different universes.
- Alice Hoffman

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

We'll sort of get over the marriage first and then maybe look at the kids.
But obviously we want a family so we'll have to start thinking about that.
- Prince William

Mom and Dad would stay in bed on Sunday morning,
but the kids would have to go to church.
- Lynn Johnston

Even then, our family was extraordinary,
with ten kids.
- Mink Stole

Of course, the kids who had never heard of a person
called Ben E. King were then aware of the name associated with the song.
That gave a tremendous lift to me as an artist.
- Ben E. King

Mainly, I thought of Barney as a kid.
You can always look into the faces of kids and see what they're thinking,
if they're happy or sad.
That's what I tried to do with Barney.
- Don Knotts

Working mothers do an hour more per day than working
fathers do and working mothers do on average an hour
more per day with the kids than working fathers do.
- James Levine

I think it all comes down to relationships -
how I treat my wife,
how I treat my kids, how I treat the guys at the grocery store,
all aspects of every day, what I'm involved in.
- Michael W. Smith

As a housewife, I feel that if the kids are still alive
when my husband gets home from work,
then hey, I've done my job.
- Roseanne Barr

My kids and my family are number one;
I enjoy them the most.
- Jami Gertz

Animation is the one type of movie that really does
play for the entire audience.
Our challenge is to make stories that connect for kids and adults.
- John Lasseter

It seems like the older bands are bigger than ever.
We get a mixed crowd where you have kids and old blokes like me.
- Geezer Butler

Most women put off entertaining until the kids are grown.
- Erma Bombeck

No kids should see that kind of violence where Batman
is killing as many people as the bad guys.
- Burt Ward

All of us kids ended up 'doing Mom.' There are four
of us who've tried show business.
Five if you insist on counting my sister the nun,
who does liturgical dance.
- Bill Murray


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