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Tony Curtis Quotes and Sayings

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Its not age as much as the experiences I have had.
- Tony Curtis

The service meant so much to me.
You don't know privileged I feel and how lucky I am to have served.
- Tony Curtis

Painting is much more than therapy to me its a way of life.
- Tony Curtis

I want the public to know that it will be an honor
for me to meet them and spend a few special moments
with all those who helped me through my filmed career.
- Tony Curtis

 

It is for the latter that I always wanted to be an actor:
to play characters who are always on the move.
- Tony Curtis

I don't know what organically grown chickens are;
I've never seen one.
- Tony Curtis

Now I'm a painter.
That was another opportunity I was able to pursue,
I've been painting all my life, now it's become a second
career because of my success in the movies.
- Tony Curtis

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I will always remember this summer day in Paris,
when I was to perform a great acrobatic move.
I can still see myself stepping on the ring of a packed
circus along real performers.
- Tony Curtis

But my longevity is due to my good timing.
- Tony Curtis

I've made 122 movies, and I daresay there's a picture
of mine showing somewhere in the world every day.
- Tony Curtis

The government gave me enough money to go to acting school.
- Tony Curtis

I joined the Navy hoping to be submariner and ended
up in the sub service aboard a tender in the Pacific.
- Tony Curtis

At 17, I dreamed of seeing the world.
At 19, I had been around the world and back.
- Tony Curtis

My whole world before I joined the Navy was my neighborhood in the Bronx.
- Tony Curtis

Everywhere I go in the world, people know me and recognise
me and really show affection for me.
- Tony Curtis

I'm world famous, everywhere I go there are people
who love me because of I've been able to bring them
some joy from the movies I've made.
- Tony Curtis

If you know how to live in Vegas you can have the best time.
- Tony Curtis

I enjoy being recognized whatever environment I'm in.
- Tony Curtis

It's such a human condition, whether you're a great
track star or a great knitting person or you paint watercolors -
someone knows who you are.
- Tony Curtis

They gave me away as a prize once - a Win Tony Curtis
For A Weekend competition.
The woman who won was disappointed.
She'd hoped for second prize - a new stove.
- Tony Curtis

Like an opera singer, I am able to sing out my song in paint.
- Tony Curtis

I enlisted when I was a boy.
The Navy looked after me like my mother.
It fed me, took care of me and gave me wonderful opportunities.
- Tony Curtis

But where there is no art show, I would still be painting.
- Tony Curtis

Yes I'm still working, but my life's no longer filled with it.
- Tony Curtis

I've been in the movies for 50 years,
I've made 130 some-odd movies.
- Tony Curtis

I look at everything in an artistic way.
- Tony Curtis

The movie business is very twisted, out of site,
out of mind, you know.
- Tony Curtis

I can't sit around and wait for the telephone to ring.
- Tony Curtis

While you're doing it, you don't really know what you're doing.
- Tony Curtis

Every movie I've been in has ended up on television.
- Tony Curtis

I like Vegas for its spontaneity.
- Tony Curtis

I've just opened a show in Florida, although I also
have many pieces on display around the world.
- Tony Curtis

I used to be good friends with my depression,
saying oh I'm so depressed, or life is terrible.
- Tony Curtis

I wouldn't be caught dead marrying a woman old enough to be my wife.
- Tony Curtis

I was born in and worked in a period that could be called enviable.
- Tony Curtis

For instance, I always have one hanging in Budapest in the mayors office.
- Tony Curtis

We often don't think of them, we think of the great
wars and the great battles,
but what about losing a son or a daughter,
or a girl losing her husband or vice versa? I think
of the people who never got the chance to have the opportunities I had.
- Tony Curtis

Even on a personal note, my dressing table downstairs is crowded with things,
like a mini landscape.
It's a city with buildings and towers and roads.
There's a pool and a little park.
When I move something around it becomes a different tableau.
- Tony Curtis

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

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

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

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


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