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Patty Duke Quotes and Sayings

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I never did quite fit the glamour mode.
It is life with my husband and family that is my high now.
- Patty Duke

Related topics: Family

I have two books that were published quite some time ago.
I start to read about three sentences.
I have to close it.
I am so self-conscious.
Who did I think I was?
- Patty Duke

I had been very close to Anne Bancroft when we worked
together in The Miracle Worker.
- Patty Duke

When I'm 80 and sitting in a rocking chair listening to the Rolling Stones,
there is absolutely no way I'm going to feel old or forget my younger days.
- Patty Duke

 

Sometimes it is the simplest, seemingly most inane,
most practical stuff that matters the most to someone.
- Patty Duke

I'm not sure I want all my neuroses cleared up.
- Patty Duke

The mania started with insomnia and not eating and being driven,
driven to find an apartment, driven to see everybody,
driven to do New York, driven to never shut up.
- Patty Duke

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I tell people to monitor their self-pity.
Self-pity is very unattractive.
- Patty Duke

When I don't know what the music is going to be for a scene,
I imagine some sort of orchestration going on and damned
if they don't usually come up with a similar kind of thing.
- Patty Duke

I'm living out a childhood fantasy.
Our house is in a historic district of a small town
that I used to read about in storybooks.
- Patty Duke

I've come to believe that whoever I am didn't start on December 14,
1946, and isn't going to end on whatever that mysterious date is in the future.
- Patty Duke

I can't even remember how many times I tried to kill myself.
- Patty Duke

I joke around a lot about the manic times because they're funny.
We manics do outrageous things and it is part of our colorful nature.
- Patty Duke

My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution,
not a sudden miracle.
- Patty Duke

If I have any message for others, it is to go for help
early and not to be a resistant patient.
- Patty Duke

Human beings have speculated about the relationship
between inspiration and insanity for centuries.
- Patty Duke

I knew from a very young age that there was something very wrong with me.
- Patty Duke

I can't tell you what I had for breakfast,
but I can sing every single word of rock and roll.
- Patty Duke

The Eleanor Roosevelt Award that I received for women's
rights activities is one I treasure.
- Patty Duke

I kind of like the position of being the fair-haired savior of my mother.
- Patty Duke

You can have manic-depression without having an ounce of creativity.
- Patty Duke

I have been afraid all my life that I am going to die.
All my life it has been stuffed in my imagination.
- Patty Duke

The panic attacks - I still have them.
They started when I was around 8.
They always have to do with my death.
- Patty Duke

Actors take risks all the time.
We put ourselves on the line.
It is creative to be able to interpret someone's words
and breathe life into them.
- Patty Duke

I believe that all the important people in my life
prior to 1982 were victimized by my illness.
- Patty Duke

For the first time, I lived alone...
in a luxury apartment on Sunset Strip.
For a few days I loved the idea, but I got lonely and restless.
- Patty Duke

I'm going to be 58, and I'm a woman.
In this business, that seems to be a bigger crime than being mentally ill.
- Patty Duke

We have developed this unbelievable ability to deny.
We have to.
If we didn't, we'd go crazy.
- Patty Duke

I have a picture of myself in my mind as I walk around every day,
until I look in the mirror-and then I'm stunned.
- Patty Duke

Reality is hard.
It is no walk in the park, this thing called Life.
- Patty Duke

No matter what your laundry list of requirements in choosing a mate,
there has to be an element of good luck and good fortune and good timing.
- Patty Duke

It's toughest to forgive ourselves.
So it's probably best to start with other people.
It's almost like peeling an onion.
Layer by layer, forgiving others, you really do get
to the point where you can forgive yourself.
- Patty Duke

I still have highs and lows, just like any other person.
What's missing is the lack of control over the super highs,
which became destructive, and the super lows,
which are immediately destructive.
- Patty Duke

I think my real depressions started when I was about
16 and doing The Patty Duke Show.
I would go to bed at about 10 o'clock on a Friday night
and not get up again until 6:30 Monday morning.
- Patty Duke

The doctors must tell you that one of the risks of
surgery is that you might die.
This poor doctor was talking to an actress.
It was very dramatic to me.
To him, it was just a thing he had to say.
- Patty Duke

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

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

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
- Helen Keller

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
- Winston Churchill

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
- Henry David Thoreau

Never do things others can do and will do
if there are things others cannot do or will not do.
- Amelia Earhart

Never impose on others what
you would not choose for yourself.
- Confucius (Ancient Chinese)

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves.
The process never ends until we die.
And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Never "for the sake of peace and quiet"
deny your own experience or convictions.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Winners never quit and quitters never win.
- Vince Lombardi

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy


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