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Paul Newman Quotes and Sayings

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Newman's second law: Just when things look darkest,
they go black.
- Paul Newman

To be an actor you have to be a child.
- Paul Newman

People stay married because they want to,
not because the doors are locked.
- Paul Newman

If you're playing a poker game and you look around
the table and and can't tell who the sucker is,
it's you.
- Paul Newman


So you wound up with Apollo.
If he's sometimes hard to swallow.
Use this.
- Paul Newman

Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.
- Paul Newman

Newman's first law: It is useless to put on your brakes when you're upside down.
- Paul Newman

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Acting isn't really a creative profession.
It's an interpretative one.
- Paul Newman

I was always a character actor.
I just looked like Little Red Riding Hood.
- Paul Newman

The star of oil and vinegar and the oil and vinegar of the stars.
- Paul Newman

Who's to say who's an expert?
- Paul Newman

You only grow when you are alone.
- Paul Newman

If you don't have enemies, you don't have character.
- Paul Newman

You can't be as old as I am without waking up with
a surprised look on your face every morning:
'Holy Christ,
whaddya know - I'm still around!' It's absolutely amazing
that I survived all the booze and smoking and the cars and the career.
- Paul Newman

Every time I get a script it's a matter of trying to
know what I could do with it.
I see colors, imagery.
It has to have a smell.
It's like falling in love.
You can't give a reason why.
- Paul Newman

Newman has it all worked out.
I get a million.
He gets a million two, but that includes $200,000 expenses.
- Lee Marvin

I think the tax cut is ridiculous but so am I. - Randy Newman

I was in a play with Julia Roberts and Paul Newman and Tony Randall.
- Christine Lavin

The higher the voice the smaller the intellect.
- Ernest Newman

John Henry Newman was as English as roast beef,
even if he lacked a passion for cricket.
- Clifford Longley

When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the
darkness of the movie house,
I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home.
- S. E. Hinton

I knew I was a good stage actor but I had no idea about movies.
And I wasn't a Paul Newman type of guy.
That's why I thought the stage is just right for me.
- Ed O'Neill

Paul Newman is not a very good pool player.
- Minnesota Fats

I'm a pretty happy camper.
Look a little more like Paul Newman,
- John Warnock

I knew Jimmy Dean.
He tested for 'Battle Cry'.
Paul Newman tested for 'Battle Cry'.
I did nine tests to finally get that role.
- Tab Hunter

I've always wanted to work with Paul Newman.
I had a couple opportunities in the past,
and I didn't take advantage of it, so it was really
fun to be working with him.
- Ed Harris

The last real movie stars were probably Redford and Newman.
And things were different then.
There wasn't this amazing amount of magazines and information about them.
- George Clooney

There are so many people I would love to work with,
like Al Pacino, Paul Newman, Gary Oldman -
maybe Tom Cruise.
I wanna play his brother in something -
so call my agent!
- Scott Wolf

And that Newman wasn't, and yet to me Pollock is just
as radical and unlike Expressionism as Newman.
- Donald Judd

I sat backstage and had a beer with Richard Chamberlain,
Paul Newman, and Princess Grace.
- Christopher Atkins

God has two families of children on this earth,
the once-born and the twice-born.
- Francis W. Newman

In this world no one rules by love; if you are but amiable,
you are no hero; to be powerful, you must be strong,
and to have dominion you must have a genius for organizing.
- John Henry Newman

In a decade, America's mighty rivers will have reached the boiling point.
- Edwin Newman

Nothing is more common than for men to think that because
they are familiar with words they understand the ideas they stand for.
- John Henry Newman

A great memory does not make a mind,
any more than a dictionary is a piece of literature.
- John Henry Newman

Growth is the only evidence of life.
- John Henry Newman

Crime does not pay as well as politics.
- Alfred Newman

The infinite in mathematics is alway unruly unless it is properly treated.
- James Newman

The love of our private friends is the only preparatory
exercise for the love of all men.
- John Henry Newman

To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.
- John Henry Newman

I started recording because I was always complaining
about the records that I was getting of my songs.
At least if I did them and messed them up,
I wouldn't have anyone else to blame.
- Randy Newman

Ability is sexless.
- John Henry Newman

I prefer to leave the paintings to speak for themselves.
- Barnett Newman

I like the idea of taking a true classic written by
a true genius and destroying it essentially!
I like the idea of bringing it down to earth a bit -
and even a bit lower than that.
- Randy Newman

Let us take things as we find them: let us not attempt
to distort them into what they are not...
We cannot make facts.
All our wishing cannot change them.
We must use them.
- John Henry Newman

Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one
could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.
- John Henry Newman

I first began to read religious books at school,
and especially the Bible, when I was eleven years old;
and almost immediately commenced a habit of secret prayer.
- Francis W. Newman

Stay away from drugs.
They're not worth it.
I've tried, but there's none of them that's worth it.
- Randy Newman

We can believe what we choose.
We are answerable for what we choose to believe.
- John Henry Newman

If we are intended for great ends, we are called to great hazards.
- John Henry Newman

I once had dinner with Madonna and I wasn't nervous
but within about a minute I found myself talking about underwear.
- Randy Newman

It is very difficult to get up resentment towards persons whom one has never seen.
- John Henry Newman

A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom,
any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise.
- John Henry Newman

Paul Newman's an old friend of ours out of Cleveland,
He used to sit around our house.
He's the only man I've ever known to drink a case of beer all by himself.
That's talent in a way.
- Lew Wasserman

To holy people the very name of Jesus is a name to feed upon,
a name to transport.
His name can raise the dead and transfigure and beautify the living.
- John Henry Newman

Men will die upon dogma but will not fall victim to a conclusion.
- John Henry Newman

Beethoven, Wagner, Bach, and Mozart settled down day
after day to the job in hand.
They didn't waste time waiting for inspiration.
- Ernest Newman

You should never meet your heroes.
Paul Newman...
I was so excited about meeting him, but he turned up in shell suit bottoms,
slippers, and a jumper.
He was just so worn out and old, he wanted to go home.
- Allan Carr

Any art worthy of its name should address 'life',
'man', 'nature', 'death' and 'tragedy'.
- Barnett Newman

It is often said that second thoughts are best.
So they are in matters of judgment but not in matters of conscience.
- John Henry Newman

There is such a thing as legitimate warfare:
war has its laws;
there are things which may fairly be done,
and things which may not be done.
- John Henry Newman

The most painful thing about mathematics is how far
away you are from being able to use it after you have learned it.
- James Newman

If we insist on being as sure as is conceivable...
we must be content to creep along the ground,
and never soar.
- John Henry Newman

Calculation never made a hero.
- John Henry Newman

Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt.
- John Henry Newman

I love the male body, it's better designed than the male mind.
- Andrea Newman

Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect,
excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance.
- John Henry Newman

It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that
he is one who never inflicts pain.
- John Henry Newman

A man would do nothing if he waited until he could
do it so well that no one could find fault.
- John Henry Newman

Visual ideas combined with technology combined with
personal interpretation equals photography.
Each must hold it's own; if it doesn't,
the thing collapses.
- Arnold Newman

Words of wisdom are spoken by children at least as often as scientists.
- James Newman

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