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Mary Tyler Moore Quotes and Sayings

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Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well
to realize you're really strangers.
- Mary Tyler Moore

Well, Rhoda was, I think, the last actress that we saw.
There had been so many wonderful actresses who were close,
really close.
But there was no magical epiphany.
- Mary Tyler Moore

I live in New York simply because I don't know any better.
I moved there when the show went off the air a couple of years after that.
- Mary Tyler Moore

Well, there are certain foods that I prefer not to
eat because they're just such a jolt to the system.
- Mary Tyler Moore

 

Interestingly that some of the characters did not turn
out the way Jim and Allen had envisioned them.
- Mary Tyler Moore

Take chances, make mistakes.
That's how you grow.
Pain nourishes your courage.
You have to fail in order to practice being brave.
- Mary Tyler Moore

I'm not an actress who can create a character.
I play me.
- Mary Tyler Moore

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No candy bars unless I've had a low blood sugar where I'm shaky.
- Mary Tyler Moore

But I'm very happy with my life the way it has been turning out.
A little time in the country, a little time with the
animals and working on behalf of them.
- Mary Tyler Moore

I don't know how to do the other, so I won't even consider
television until the audience's taste changes.
- Mary Tyler Moore

Lou Grant was pretty much always Lou Grant.
- Mary Tyler Moore

I live in a kind of controlled awareness.
I wouldn't call it fear, but it's an awareness.
I know I have a responsibility to behave in a certain way.
I'm able to do that.
- Mary Tyler Moore

A human being has been given an intellect to make choices,
and we know there are other food sources that do not
require the killing of a creature that would protest being killed.
- Mary Tyler Moore

You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.
- Mary Tyler Moore

It was Grant's company and he made all the decisions.
And that was just fine.
- Mary Tyler Moore

The kinds of shows that seem to work now,
the comedy shows, are those which require very little attention.
They're superficial and I like articulate comedy.
- Mary Tyler Moore

And I came close to losing a part of my foot on two occasions.
I hope I'm consistently lucky and that the next time
I develop a blister or step on something sharp,
that I don't go as far as I did on those two times.
- Mary Tyler Moore

What happens is that the system builds many inferior
blood vessels in the eye to take the place of the vessels that are dying.
And those blood vessels are not up to the task.
And they bleed.
They hemorrhage and they cover the eye inside with blood.
- Mary Tyler Moore

No, I tell you what I like is having the play close
after a decent run and looking back on it and saying,
yes, I did that, and wasn't it wonderful? Because while you're doing it,
it is really tough.
It is so hard.
- Mary Tyler Moore

I loved working with Valerie.
That was the most wonderful revelation to find that
when we are on a set and we're playing our roles,
we're like separated twins.
We can almost finish each other's dialogue.
- Mary Tyler Moore

And that's what the audience was feeling too,
as they watched the show and as they watch it now.
And overriding all of that is the way it was written.
It was written honestly.
There was never any manufactured laugh.
There was never compromising of character.
- Mary Tyler Moore

I just like the continue doing what I've been doing.
A melange of funny, straight drama, television,
movies, a little theater here and there wouldn't hurt.
So if I can keep doing that, I'll be a very happy person.
- Mary Tyler Moore

I think I can take responsibility for that in that I was the audience.
I was the voice of sanity around whom all these crazies did their dance.
And I reacted in the same way that a member of the
audience would have reacted.
- Mary Tyler Moore

And the sculptor woman was so clever in the way she did it.
She had the beret just about to leave my hand.
So it's attached to this finger and that's what will keep it there.
And I'm looking up at it, so there's no question but
that that beret is going to fly.
- Mary Tyler Moore

Reruns are wonderful because it usually indicates that
they had something going for them to begin with and
that's why you're still looking at them.
And in both my shows, The Dick Van Dyke Show and the last one,
they were so well written and so good they hold up.
- Mary Tyler Moore

There are two kinds of cloning right now.
One is therapeutic cloning which is for coming up with
cures for life threatening,
really, really awful diseases.
Then there is reproductive cloning, which is to make
a human being out of your DNA and a donor egg.
- Mary Tyler Moore

And then Dick called and said, I'm going to do a special
called Dick Van Dyke and the other woman,
that would be you, because every time I try to check
into a hotel with my wife,
they look at me as though I'm cheating on Laura.
- Mary Tyler Moore

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh PHOTO

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe PHOTO

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Sometimes I think we're alone.
Sometimes I think we're not.
In either case, the thought is staggering.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You cannot be totally committed sometimes.
- A Course In Miracles

Love is like the truth,
sometimes it prevails,
sometimes it hurts.
- Victor M. Garcia Jr.

Sometimes it is better to lose
and do the right thing
than to win and do the wrong thing.
- Tony Blair

When you reach the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on.
- Anonymous Saying
(Sometimes attributed to Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Eleanor Roosevelt, or Thomas Jefferson)

If you are the master, be sometimes blind,
if you are the servant, be sometimes deaf.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The challenge of living a great life is to create
a meaningful whole out of sometimes ill-fitting halves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

Not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Dalai Lama

Life is like an onion:
you peel it off one layer at a time,
and sometimes you weep.
- Carl Sandburg

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

You can live the life you love -
even in the face of the most challenging circumstances.
While sometimes it may appear that life throws more obstacles
in your path than you can handle,
you can always choose to be happy.
Yes, you are that powerful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes our light goes out but
is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this light.
- Albert Schweitzer

"Sometimes," said Pooh, "the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

We think sometimes that poverty is only
being hungry, naked and homeless.
The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and
uncared for is the greatest poverty.
We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
- Mother Teresa

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a series of experiences,
each one of which makes us bigger,
even though sometimes it is hard to realize this.
- Henry Ford

Greatness is not in where we stand,
but in what direction we are moving.
We must sail sometimes with the wind
and sometimes against it -
but sail we must,
and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Good manners sometimes means simply
putting up with other people's bad manners.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you.
You have to go to them sometimes.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

For everything I observe or experience,
I create a story - not sometimes, but always.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge
and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you,
you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

LOVE LETTERS TO YOURSELF
This is taken from a love letter (a gentle reminder)
I wrote to myself recently.
Live in your joy today.
Be authentic. Love yourself. First.
Love others from your own abundance.
Life Changes. Circumstances change.
Sometimes you try to fit your old way
of being into new circumstances
rather than becoming new yourself.
Embrace transformation as an opportunity.
And keep on writing love letters to yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Endings: sometimes a season of sorrow and grief.
Endings: what must precede new beginnings.
Life is an endless cycle of endings and beginnings.
Renewal and rebirth cannot occur without endings -
as the new year's crop can only be planted and flourish
in the decay of last year.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

I am so clever that sometimes I don't
understand a single word of what I am saying.
- Oscar Wilde

He who can take advice is sometimes superior
to him who can give it.
- Erica Jong


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