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Yakov Smirnoff Quotes and Sayings

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My father described this tall lady who stands in the
middle of the New York harbor,
holding high a torch to welcome people seeking freedom in America.
I instantly fell in love.
- Yakov Smirnoff

If love is the treasure, laughter is the key.
- Yakov Smirnoff

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
- Yakov Smirnoff

We have been learning since we were children how to make money,
buy things, build things.
The whole education system is set up to teach us how to think,
not to feel.
- Yakov Smirnoff

 

I believe that love and laughter can only happen when
one person takes the time to think about what would
cause the other person to feel good.
- Yakov Smirnoff

It's kind of bittersweet.
The human spirit is not measured by the size of the act,
but by the size of the heart.
- Yakov Smirnoff

We may have forgotten how to feel.
Nobody is teaching us how to live happily ever after,
as we've heard in fairy tales.
- Yakov Smirnoff

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I like American women.
They do things sexually Russian girls never dream of doing -
like showering.
- Yakov Smirnoff

I fed my ego, but not my soul.
- Yakov Smirnoff

In Russia we only had two TV channels.
Channel One was propaganda.
Channel Two consisted of a KGB officer telling you:
Turn back at once to Channel One.
- Yakov Smirnoff

I believe that laughter is a language of God and that
we can all live happily ever laughter.
- Yakov Smirnoff

The ad in the paper said 'Big Sale.
Last Week.' Why advertise? I already missed it.
They're just rubbing it in.
- Yakov Smirnoff

Balance is so important in our lives.
In our busy world, we can give ourselves balance between thinking and feeling.
- Yakov Smirnoff

Everybody laughs the same in every language because
laughter is a universal connection.
- Yakov Smirnoff

We have a choice - we can both think and feel,
using our heads and our hearts.
- Yakov Smirnoff

When the needs of one person are being met by the other,
there is laughter.
- Yakov Smirnoff

In today's society we sometimes forget to balance our hearts and our heads;
this is the reason we stop laughing.
- Yakov Smirnoff

Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment
is seven years in prison,
locked up with the other men.
There is a three year waiting list.
- Yakov Smirnoff

I believe there is a direct correlation between love and laughter.
- Yakov Smirnoff

Never having alone time is real tough on people.
- Yakov Smirnoff

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

My father wants me to be like my brother,
but I can't be.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Child-rearing is my main interest now.
I'm a hands-on father.
- Sean Penn

My father taught me how to substitute realities.
- Mira Sorvino

Humor is always based on a modicum of truth.
Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?
- Dick Clark

My Father had a profound influence on me.
He was a lunatic.
- Spike Milligan

I hope I am remembered by my children as a good father.
- Orson Scott Card

I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument.
He told me to knock myself out.
- Jay London

My father wouldn't get us a TV, he wouldn't allow a TV in the house.
- Janis Joplin

My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb.
I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
- Yancy Butler

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
- George Herbert

I've said it before, but it's absolutely true:
My mother gave me my drive,
but my father gave me my dreams.
Thanks to him, I could see a future.
- Liza Minelli

Being a father helps me be more responsible...
you see more things than you've ever seen.
- Kid Rock

I was raised by free-spirited people,
though my father gave me a very strong work ethic.
- Diane Lane

My grandfather, along with Carnegie,
was a pioneer in philanthropy,
which my father then practiced on a very large scale.
- David Rockefeller

I was punished for blowing the whistle on my father's lifestyle.
- Tatum O'Neal

My father loved people, children and pets.
- Tony Visconti

My father was never anti-anything in our house.
- Errol Flynn

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board.
It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of
an oak which he has planted.
- Voltaire

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you
must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example.
My father wasn't perfect.
- Adam Sandler

I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me
than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't
measure up to the standard he set.
- John Malkovich

My father never raised his hand to any one of his children,
except in self-defense.
- Fred Allen

When a father, absent during the day,
returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament,
not his teaching.
- Robert Bly

There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic,
violent father.
He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.
- Dean Koontz

It is much easier to become a father than to be one.
- Kent Nerburn

To people who remember JFK's assassination,
JFK Jr. will probably always be that boy saluting his father's coffin.
- Michael Beschloss

The Godhead consists of the Father, the Son,
and the Holy Spirit.
The Father is a material being.
- Orson Pratt

I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did
not reflect positively on my father's life.
- Sidney Poitier

Growing up, I've enjoyed hunting with my father.
- Dale Earnhardt

I'm a father.
It isn't just my life any more.
I don't want my kid finding bottles in the house or
seeing his father completely smashed.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

My father-in-law gets up at 5 o'clock in the morning
and watches the Discovery Channel.
I don't know why there's this big rush to do this.
- Jeff Foxworthy

All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch
at one end and an alphabet at the other.
- George Eliot

No man is responsible for his father.
That was entirely his mother's affair.
- Margaret Turnbull

My father was an Episcopalian minister,
and I've always been comforted by the power of prayer.
- Anna Lee

I have always thought of Walt Disney as my second father.
- Annette Funicello

I stopped loving my father a long time ago.
What remained was the slavery to a pattern.
- Anais Nin

A father's disappointment can be a very powerful tool.
- Michael Bergin

There's really no point in having children if you're
not going to be home enough to father them.
- Anthony Edwards

I inherited that calm from my father,
who was a farmer.
You sow, you wait for good or bad weather,
you harvest, but working is something you always need to do.
- Miguel Indurain

My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

My father was grounded, a very meat-and-potatoes man.
He was a baker.
- Anthony Hopkins


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