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John Ratzenberger Quotes and Sayings

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I have been raising money for the past 14 years for diabetes research.
- John Ratzenberger

I've turned down projects based on raunchiness before.
- John Ratzenberger

A farce, or slapstick humor, does well universally.
- John Ratzenberger

Before 1972, no actors got residuals.
They just got paid.
No residuals.
- John Ratzenberger

 

From what I can see, too many kids don't learn pride
in their country anymore.
- John Ratzenberger

There are technologies you couldn't predict at all when I started.
- John Ratzenberger

It appalls me that the people who decide what Americans
will be watching on the tube have never been to the United States.
Not the real United States.
- John Ratzenberger

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So many actors have sheer guts, will,
and determination; they just need some preparation.
- John Ratzenberger

In L.A., though, people get off busses calling themselves actors,
so many are really not professionals.
- John Ratzenberger

When I go to the garage to pick up my clubs,
I clean the spider webs off.
- John Ratzenberger

You'll be tested every single day.
- John Ratzenberger

In fact, my son learned his first swear word from E.T.
at age five.
The way I look at it, E.T.
stole a bit of my son's childhood.
- John Ratzenberger

I started improvising the Cliff character,
based on someone I grew up with.
- John Ratzenberger

But from what I can see all around me today,
that America is fading fast, if it's not already gone.
- John Ratzenberger

Hollywood has lost touch with their audience a long time ago.
- John Ratzenberger

Find people who share your values, and you'll conquer the world together.
- John Ratzenberger

Two days later I got a call that they wanted to try
out the character for seven episodes.
Eleven years and 22 Emmys later, Cliff was still sitting at that bar.
- John Ratzenberger

I'd never been to acting school, so I never thought I'd get this far.
- John Ratzenberger

Diabetes affects my family.
One of my kids is affected by it.
- John Ratzenberger

On my visits back home, if they saw that I was getting a big head,
they'd let me know right away.
- John Ratzenberger

Sure, the comedians who swear or use scatological humor can get laughs,
but they're uncomfortable laughs.
- John Ratzenberger

To them, the real United States is just flyover country.
- John Ratzenberger

I'm concerned about the insidious influence of the
media's bad messages that undermine the lessons parents
try to instill in their sons and daughters.
- John Ratzenberger

So many people aren't ready for Hollywood -
professionally or practically.
- John Ratzenberger

You've got to write for your audience.
- John Ratzenberger

I always played a soldier, sailor, or policemen.
- John Ratzenberger

They need to be re-supplied with energy,
and that energy comes from asking not what your country can do for you,
but from what you can do for your country.
- John Ratzenberger

After all, at end of the day, when you're breathing your last,
it's not your producer, director, or cast mates by your bedside;
it's your children.
Keep that in mind.
- John Ratzenberger

I come from Bridgeport, Connecticut and have friends I grew up with there.
- John Ratzenberger

There are times over different projects when I've asked
the writers why people are swearing for no good reason.
I tell them that it would be funnier if there weren't these swear words.
- John Ratzenberger

The pollution they produce, market, sell,
and show to billions around the world is at its core
contemptuous of the country that gave them better lives
than nearly 100 percent of everybody who's ever lived.
And they pass that contempt along for everyone to see.
- John Ratzenberger

The last thing on my mind was to be an actor,
but I had a crush on a cute girl in the drama department,
so the best thing for me to do was audition,
help out, do carpentry, whatever it took to get me on that project.
- John Ratzenberger

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider
the gifts you have been given,
the difference you have made
and the direction in which you are headed.
- Anonymous

An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues
have never been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All life is change.
Release your attachment to the way things have been,
and wend your way joyfully
through life's unfolding majesty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

The highest thinkers of the ages,
the seers of the tribes and the nations,
have been optimists.
- Helen Keller

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth
until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

Education is what survives when
what has been learned has been forgotten.
- B. F. Skinner

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

Life is too short, time is too precious,
and the stakes are too high
to dwell on what might have been.
- Hilary Clinton

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price.
May He be so to every one of us.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

One never notices what has been done;
one can only see what remains to be done.
- Marie Curie

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

You have not been abandoned.
You are never alone, except by your own choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have compassion for everyone who has ever
been a player upon the stage of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I accept everything that ever has been,
with no regrets, no resentments, and no call for vengeance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pick up a stone that feels good to you
and is small enough to hold in one hand.
Consider how long that stone has been around
and what enormous pressure it has experienced.
Draw strength from its long history.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Competition has been shown to be useful
up to a certain point and no further,
but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today,
begins where competition leaves off.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- Calvin Coolidge


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