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Joe Mantegna Quotes and Sayings

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I've spent the better part of the last twenty-five
years doing a lot of traveling.
- Joe Mantegna

There are a lot of people who will come to me for advice or whatever.
- Joe Mantegna

But we're still in somewhat a Puritanical society in a lot of ways.
- Joe Mantegna

You learn that not all things fall into a certain kind
of pattern that can be predictable and that can be
understandable and that's going to be easy,
you know.
- Joe Mantegna

 

They put me in the drama class, and that's the path I've taken.
- Joe Mantegna

That's why I really don't play cards or gamble.
Because I'd crack.
- Joe Mantegna

I'm in the wrong racket if I didn't want a public life.
- Joe Mantegna

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When I played Dean Martin, he was dead when we made
the movie but there would have been nothing better
than to spend a week with Dean Martin if I could have.
- Joe Mantegna

For the last thirty years in my career I never know what I'm doing next.
- Joe Mantegna

I wouldn't be surprised if some day,
they put the Simpsons in the Smithsonian.
It's become part of our culture, those characters.
- Joe Mantegna

I'm a character actor so I've jumped around to all kinds of things.
- Joe Mantegna

You talk to the real cops and they say ninety percent of it is paperwork.
- Joe Mantegna

There's now a Fat Tony doll, which cracks me up.
But you feel honored that they asked you to do a voice.
- Joe Mantegna

I did plays and movies and whatever all over the place.
- Joe Mantegna

I reached that day that I always thought might happen,
where I say to myself I don't want to do this anymore.
I'm looking for some stability.
I want to stay home.
- Joe Mantegna

You know the way I play golf, it's a good I do these things for charities.
- Joe Mantegna

Dean Martin is one of my heroes.
- Joe Mantegna

I've loved it, but I have a wife and two children.
- Joe Mantegna

I mean, believe me, I'm not for censorship.
- Joe Mantegna

If you're going to believe in a God,
then you also have to equally believe that there's a flip side to this.
- Joe Mantegna

There's good and evil going on.
We have cops.
We have robbers.
- Joe Mantegna

For every Mother Teresa, there's a Jeffrey Dahmer.
- Joe Mantegna

But what I will do is I'll acknowledge it and if it
can be of any help the fact that I do acknowledge it
then maybe other people will benefit from it because
I do have somewhat of a public forum being in the line of work I am.
- Joe Mantegna

If at the end of the day, people look at it and say,
oh, yeah, I liked his stuff, or for the most part I liked his stuff,
or I've enjoyed watching some of the things he's done,
that's all I can hope for.
- Joe Mantegna

When they were small and my wife really had no other responsibilities,
except taking care of the family and all of us,
it wasn't that big a deal.
It was fun.
Hey, we're going to Moscow.
We're going to Italy.
We're going to Toronto.
We're going to New York.
- Joe Mantegna

Whenever you're going to play a real person,
you run the risk of well, everybody in the world kind
of has an image of what that person is and who he should
be and so you really have to do your homework.
- Joe Mantegna

I mean, it's the life lessons that I suppose you learn
that nobody gets a free ride and that you do the best
you can with the means that you can and try to open
yourself to as much knowledge and all that that you can.
- Joe Mantegna

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep,
so a life well spent brings happy death.
- Leonardo da Vinci

A well-spent day brings happy sleep.
- Leonardo da Vinci

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

I have spent many years of my life in opposition,
and I rather like the role.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Life is unlimited.
Your world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that you contribute.
Money that is spent or given away returns multiplied.
The more love that is given, the more love returns.
The more a helping hand is given, the more hands
are strengthened and empowered to help.
We can help each other to all be winners.
We can all have food, and jobs, and love, and happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Saying goodbye doesn't mean anything.
It's the time we spent together that matters,
not how we left it.
- Trey Parker

I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars.
The rest I just squandered.
- George Best

Congress will pass a law restricting public comment
on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum
of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.
- Andy Grove

Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
- William Wordsworth

I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced
that my looks were hideous.
Adolescence is painful for everyone,
I know,
but mine was plain weird.
- Uma Thurman

I spent a year in that town, one Sunday.
- George Burns

So much of my life is spent just focused on driving race cars.
- Jeff Gordon

90 percent of my time is spent on 10 percent of the world.
- Colin Powell

If the money we donate helps one child or can ease the pain of one parent,
those funds are well spent.
- Carl Karcher

Time spent with cats is never wasted.
- Sigmund Freud

A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.
- Alan Perlis

I started on an Apple II, which I had bought at the
very end of 1978 for half of my annual income.
I made $4,500 a year, and I spent half of it on the computer.
- Bill Budge

Time is the coin of your life.
It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.
Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
- Carl Sandburg

No one ever said on their deathbed, 'Gee,
I wish I had spent more time alone with my computer'.
- Danielle Berry

Life is half spent before we know what it is.
- George Herbert

Maybe a person's time would be as well spent raising
food as raising money to buy food.
- Frank Howard Clark

Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less
of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
- Thornton Wilder

I've spent my life pursing excellence as an artist,
which is what I always wanted to do anyhow.
- Claire Bloom

I don't think one should ever come to my stage of life
and have to look back and say,
Gosh.
I wish I hadn't spent all those years doing that job
I was never really interested in.
- Charles Kuralt

Any time not spent on love is wasted.
- Torquato Tasso

I don't know that I spent any more time alone than any other kid,
but being by myself never bothered me.
- Joseph Barbera

I spent as much time writing proposals in '98 and '99
as I did writing scripts.
- Mark Millar

In the days and months I spent walking through the
various communities of this city,
I found that Chicago did not work for everyone,
however.
- Jane Byrne

We're just getting better at our trade,
man.
We know what we're doing, and the reason why is that
we've spent 30 years doing it.
There's nothing that can replace that.
- Alan Vega

I spent time in, like, criminal courts,
and covering murder trials for papers.
- Kurt Loder

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future
for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit
Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.
- E. B. White

The first half of life is spent mainly in finding out
who we are through seeing ourselves in our interaction with others.
- June Singer

As you know, I spent 30 years of my life in the private sector.
- Donald Evans

With 2 movies opening this summer, I have no relaxing time at all.
Whatever I have is spent in a drunken stupor.
- Hugh Grant

I'm not a career politician.
I spent 30 years in business.
I can tell you that people in California have had it with career politicians:
they are done.
- Meg Whitman

I was brought up in a very poor and very violent household.
I spent much of my childhood being afraid.
- Patrick Stewart

I am known for a life spent in the struggle for freedom,
and freedom includes the freedom of religion.
- Oriana Fallaci

I recently read some of the transcripts of Nixon's Watergate tapes,
and they spent hours trying to figure out who was leaking
and providing information to Carl and myself.
- Bob Woodward

The biggest problem has been exhaustion.
I've spent about 6 of the last 14 years completely bedridden.
- Laura Hillenbrand

I spent 20 years of my life building up Queen,
and now I'm spending years of my life trying to get away from it.
- Brian May

Plus, we spend most of our time writing music.
Most of the time is spent in the studio in my house.
- Warren Cuccurullo

I have spent my life reassembling the family farm.
- Max Burns

Taking on challenging projects is the way that one
grows and extends one's range as a writer,
one's technical command, so I consider the time well-spent.
- Donna Tartt


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