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James Garner Quotes and Sayings

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I saw my wife at a pool, flipped over her,
and 14 days later we were married.
- James Garner

When I started working, I didn't have a clue what I was doing,
in that I was just wandering around,
hoping that I could succeed.
Then after I got a little under my belt,
it took me about 25 years to feel like I knew what I was doing.
- James Garner

Everybody wants blockbusters.
I like to see a few pictures now and then that have
to do with people and have relationships,
and that's what I want to do films about.
I don't want to see these sci-fi movies,
and I don't want to do one of those.
I don't understand it.
- James Garner

I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy.
- Rabindranath Tagore

 

Take time to sharpen the saw.
- Steven Covey

And as he spoke of understanding,
I looked up and saw the rainbow leap
with flames of many colors over me.
- Black Elk

One day Alice came to a fork in the road
and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
"Which road do I take?" she asked.
His responses was a question: "Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
- Lewis Carroll

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I never saw a discontented tree.
They grip the ground as though they liked it,
and though fast rooted, they travel about as far as we do.
- John Muir

When I saw you I fell in love,
and you smiled because you knew.
- commonly but falsely attributed to William Shakespeare

A friend will tell you she saw your old boyfriend -
and he's a priest.
- Erma Bombeck

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
- Michelangelo

If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball,
most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.
- Charles Barkley

Mommy smoked but she didn't want us to.
She saw smoke coming out of the barn one time,
so we got whipped.
- Loretta Lynn

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

I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money.
- Mary Roberts Rinehart

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
- Bernard Baruch

I came, I saw, I conquered.
- Julius Caesar

I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath
toys were a toaster and a radio.
- Joan Rivers

I was obsessed with romance.
When I was in high school, I saw 'Doctor Zhivago' every
day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.
- John Hughes

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

The Sweetest Strawberry:
A man traveling across a field encountered a tiger.
He fled, the tiger after him.
Coming to a precipice,
he caught hold of the root of a wild vine
and swung himself over the edge.
The tiger sniffed at him from above.
Trembling, the man looked down to where,
far below, another tiger was waiting to eat him.
Only the vine sustained him.
Two mice, one white and one black,
little by little started to gnaw away the vine.
The man then saw a luscious strawberry near him.
Grasping the vine with one hand,
he plucked the strawberry with the other.
How sweet it tasted.
- Zen Koan

When I first saw you, I thought you were handsome.
Then, of course, you spoke.
- the movie As Good As It Gets (1997)

It was so cold today that I saw a dog chasing a cat,
and the dog was walking.
- Mickey Rivers

And they just saw me on that and - from the time I was 11 until I was 12,
I guess.
And then when I had just turned 13, they asked me if
I wanted to tour with Johnny Cash back East.
- Barbara Mandrell

Groups are corporations now.
They have pension plans.
Musicians have saw the daylight.
- John Lee Hooker

I saw my hometown burning that day.
- Rodney King

My parents always saw me as an artist,
and that greatly influenced me.
- Meredith Brooks

I know he was definitely beaten by her.
I saw it many times.
But we had a different way of dealing with her.
He'd let her have more and more booze until she passed out.
- David Gest

I don't know what it was, maybe the movie theaters
in my immediate surrounding neighbourhood in Burbank,
but I never saw what would be considered A movies.
- Tim Burton

I just saw a copy of a cover of a magazine that I'm on,
and it's very weird and unusual.
- Mia Kirshner

I don't go to McDonald's anymore.
After I saw Super Size Me...
no way!
- Scarlett Johansson

I saw Krishnamurti speak one time.
And I thought, I'm not going to live here.
- Jules Shear

We who came here saw what was happening.
This was far more than a war in a faraway place.
This was a moral imperative, a terrible vision of the future.
- Paddy Ashdown

I saw many aspects of the country which I needed to
see in order that I might know what we need to do.
- Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

I saw that all beings are fated to happiness:
action is not life,
but a way of wasting some force, an enervation.
Morality is the weakness of the brain.
- Arthur Rimbaud

Superstar was made so early in my career I had nothing to do with it at all.
The first time I saw it was the opening screening.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

The first actor I ever saw was The Lone Ranger.
I thought, That's what I want to do.
- Michael Caine

The first play I saw was a Samuel Beckett play which was great.
- Val Kilmer

Heroes are people who are all good with no bad in them.
That's the way I always saw Joe DiMaggio.
He was beyond question one of the greatest players of the century.
- Mickey Mantle

I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence,
listening to silence.
- Thomas Hood

I don't want to do anything like Can't Hardly Wait,
I don't want to do anything like Scream.
I saw all those movies, and they were good,
but they're just not what I want to do.
- Laura Prepon

For the Russian masses, the proletarians,
knew for certain, and already saw during the war,
and in part before their very eyes, that the peasants
would soon be on their side.
- Herman Gorter

In the lead up to the Iraq war and its later conduct,
I saw at a minimum, true dereliction,
negligence and irresponsibility, at worse,
lying, incompetence and corruption.
- Anthony Zinni

I liked his ability to deal with a lot of the negativity that surrounded him.
Even though he was in a world that he didn't want to be in,
he still saw the bigger picture.
- Dwayne Johnson

Not at all, I wanted to go into medicine.
I took science in college.
But my dad was a Producer - Director in Kannada films,
and someone saw me, and one thing led to another.
- Soundarya

I started Michael years ago.
I saw him in Gary, Indiana, and we'd have him on the talent shows.
He kind of emulated me, and did the best he could.
- James Brown

I started caddying when I was nine years old at a very
exclusive country club in Dayton,
Ohio.
And I saw how the other half lived, if you will.
- Martin Sheen

An agent saw one of the plays I did at ACT,
but my mom was like, No, she's too young.
I became so annoying that a year and a half later she
just couldn't stand hearing me any more!
- Marla Sokoloff

Before he went to sleep, I told him a little story
about a rabbit we saw run around the beach house we rented.
- Dick Bruna

I first saw the light in the city of Boston in the year 1857.
- Edward Bellamy

Everything was sensory and I never saw the structure in anything.
- Gil Kane

I like the Stooges.
You know what movie I saw that I sort of discovered
late was Jerry Lewis in 'The Nutty Professor'.
I really liked that.
- Mike Judge

I saw a drummer play once when I was a kid and I thought,
that's really cool.
You know, you're moving.
You're using your arms and fingers.
So I tried it and I loved it.
- Bill Kreutzmann

A dog barks when his master is attacked.
I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked
and yet would remain silent.
- Pearl S. Buck

My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch.
- Jack Nicholson

Once upon a time there was a widow who had two daughters.
The elder was so much like her, both in looks and character,
that whoever saw the daughter saw the mother.
- Charles Perrault

Pete Dj Jones was the first person that I saw with 2 turntables.
This was 1972.
- Kurtis Blow

People come up to me as I leave the stage after a performance
and tell me tey saw my mother onstage with me every time I sing.
I keep a sense of humor about it.
- Lorna Luft

Things were easier for the old novelists who saw people all of a piece.
Speaking generally, their heroes were good through and through,
their villains wholly bad.
- W. Somerset Maugham

I half knew what to expect when I saw the cricket ground in the morning.
It was when I started to talk to people working out there,
I began to find what I was looking for.
- Ian Botham

I think people tuned in a lot to see Barbara when she
first came here and they just didn't like the show they saw.
I think it was dull.
It was sterile.
- Roone Arledge

Saw a wedding in the church.
It was strange to see what delight we married people
have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition.
- Samuel Pepys

Most of the movies I saw growing up were viewed as totally disposable,
fine for quick consumption, but they have survived
50 years and are still growing.
- Manuel Puig

Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw,
hear what you heard, feel what you felt.
Relevant detail, couched in concrete,
colorful language, is the best way
to recreate the incident as it happened
and to picture it for the audience.
- Dale Carnegie

I saw what Purple meant to people and I still hear
it now when I'm in Europe.
I'm always shocked that I'm still asked about Purple
because it was such a long time ago.
- David Coverdale

The fourth major league game I ever saw in person,
I was in uniform.
- Ryne Sandberg

I did not fully understand the dread term 'terminal
illness' until I saw Heathrow for myself.
- Dennis Potter

My only regret is that I signed away the world rights
and in America they've been far and away my most successful books,
but I never saw a cent from any of it.
- Jonathan Coe

I was probably 11 by the time I saw a movie.
- Peter Gallagher

I grew up with a mother who, every time she saw something,
would say, I'm going to look that up.
And I've become that person - I've become the reference-book person.
- Jennifer Saunders

So that I saw music as a way of documenting realities
from the urban cities of Latin America.
- Ruben Blades


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