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Edward G. Robinson Quotes and Sayings

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My father and uncles and all their friends turned their
lungs black trying to satisfy my collector's zeal.
- Edward G. Robinson

I know I'm not much on face value, but when it comes to stage value,
I'll deliver for you.
- Edward G. Robinson

I had the advantage of reading the book,
and when the script was first submitted to me,
it was just another gangster story -
the east side taking over the west side and all that.
- Edward G. Robinson

I didn't play at collecting.
No cigar anywhere was safe from me.
- Edward G. Robinson

 

Things got so bad that when I went shopping for a house,
some people would refuse to open the door if they saw
it was me standing there.
And drunks would always want to challenge me.
- Edward G. Robinson

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

My father taught me how to substitute realities.
- Mira Sorvino

When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb.
After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to
find out how much he'd learned in three years.
- Frank Butler

I was punished for blowing the whistle on my father's lifestyle.
- Tatum O'Neal

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts
catching up with Mother Nature.
- Harold Coffin

My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.
- Quentin Crisp

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you
must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example.
My father wasn't perfect.
- Adam Sandler

My father was my teacher.
But most importantly he was a great dad.
- Beau Bridges

Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal,
with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope.
- John Ciardi

A father is always making his baby into a little woman.
And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
- Enid Bagnold

My father taught me that the only way you can make
good at anything is to practice,
and then practice some more.
- Pete Rose

My father...
had sharper eyes than the rest of our people.
- Chief Joseph

I was raised Catholic, but my father's people were Methodist,
so we went to both churches.
- Aaron Neville

Father or stepfather - those are just titles to me.
They don't mean anything.
- Oliver Hudson

All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch
at one end and an alphabet at the other.
- George Eliot

I inherited that calm from my father,
who was a farmer.
You sow, you wait for good or bad weather,
you harvest, but working is something you always need to do.
- Miguel Indurain

It is my feeling that Time ripens all things;
with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth.
- Francois Rabelais

Aeneas carried his aged father on his back from the
ruins of Troy and so do we all,
whether we like it or not, perhaps even if we have never known them.
- Angela Carter

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

When did it become a problem to be a small businessman
and become successful? The small businessman -
like my father,
or like me?
- Glenn Beck

Because of my father, we are that Shining City on a Hill.
- Michael Reagan

It is easier for a father to have children than for
children to have a real father.
- Pope John XXIII

The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light
between the heart and the heavenly Father.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I've said it before, but it's absolutely true:
My mother gave me my drive,
but my father gave me my dreams.
Thanks to him, I could see a future.
- Liza Minelli

If my father had hugged me even once,
I'd be an accountant right now.
- Ray Romano

I have never been a material girl.
My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.
- Imelda Marcos

I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son,
father and friend.
- Dante Hall

My father was not a failure.
After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
- Harry S. Truman

She got her looks from her father.
He's a plastic surgeon.
- Groucho Marx

I get whatever placidity I have from my father.
But my mother taught me how to take it on the chin.
- Norma Shearer

I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me
than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't
measure up to the standard he set.
- John Malkovich

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one,
particularly if he plays golf.
- Bertrand Russell

Watching your husband become a father is really sexy and wonderful.
- Cindy Crawford

There's really no point in having children if you're
not going to be home enough to father them.
- Anthony Edwards

Oh, Shrek. Don't worry.
Things just seem bad because it's dark and rainy
and Fiona's father hired a sleazy hitman to whack you.
- the movie Shrek 2

You don't have to deserve your mother's love.
You have to deserve your father's.
- Robert Frost

Humor is always based on a modicum of truth.
Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?
- Dick Clark

My father was always telling himself no one was perfect,
not even my mother.
- Broderick Crawford

It was my father who taught me to value myself.
He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that
I was the most precious thing in his life.
- Dawn French

Growing up, I've enjoyed hunting with my father.
- Dale Earnhardt

Confused Memories of Childhood:
Hate to my father, cruel hate,
confused with love - a mix not great.
The man I love - the man I hate;
the man I want to emulate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The existence of an anthropomorphic
"Father-figure" deity is not impossible,
merely exceptionally improbable and illogical.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Being a father, being a friend, those are the things
that make me feel successful.
- William Hurt

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board.
It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of
an oak which he has planted.
- Voltaire

My father wouldn't get us a TV, he wouldn't allow a TV in the house.
- Janis Joplin

I'm a father.
It isn't just my life any more.
I don't want my kid finding bottles in the house or
seeing his father completely smashed.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

My father was the most rational and the most dispassionate of men.
- Simon Newcomb

My father was never anti-anything in our house.
- Errol Flynn

My father and I have a very good relationship.
We always got along.
But I always scold him.
- Amy Sedaris

I'm a fun father, but not a good father.
The hard decisions always went to my wife.
- John Lithgow

I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal,
and I never loved any other man as much.
- Hedy Lamarr

I know that I will never find my father in any other
man who comes into my life,
because it is a void in my life that can only be filled by him.
- Halle Berry

Family life was wonderful.
The streets were bleak.
The playgrounds were bleak.
But home was always warm.
My mother and father had a great relationship.
I always felt 'safe' there.
- Robert Cormier

Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career.
- Sam Ewing

My Father had a profound influence on me.
He was a lunatic.
- Spike Milligan


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