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Alan Alda

Top 10 Alan Alda Quotes,  American
Total Quotes : 126
Intelligence Remember

Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.

- Alan Alda

Woman Tide Against

Marie Curie is my hero. Few people have accomplished something so rare - changing science. And as hard as that is, she had to do it against the tide of the culture at the time - the prejudice against her as a foreigner, because she was born in Poland and worked in France. And the prejudice against her as a woman.

- Alan Alda

Your Come Them

Begin challenging your assumptions. Your assumptions are the windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile or the light won't come in.

- Alan Alda

Come Almost Least

Anyone I know who's almost died has come out of it, at least for a while, looking at things differently.

- Alan Alda

School High Hated

I hated high school. It was a prison.

- Alan Alda

Everyone Famous Made

I had never really wanted to be famous. Everyone is supposed to want to be rich and famous, but as a boy I never knew what rich was, and the first view I had of famous made me leery.

- Alan Alda

Own Come Them

Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in while, or the light won't come in.

- Alan Alda

Play Real People Ever

All I've ever tried to do is play real people.

- Alan Alda

Here Rule Them

Here's my Golden Rule for a tarnished age: Be fair with others, but keep after them until they're fair with you.

- Alan Alda

Woman Strong Very

No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.

- Alan Alda

Through Asking Badly

I found I wasn't asking good enough questions because I assumed I knew something. I would box them into a corner with a badly formed question, and they didn't know how to get out of it. Now, I let them take me through it step by step, and I listen.

- Alan Alda

Giving Awards Shows

Awards shows mainly publicize the people giving the awards.

- Alan Alda

Loved Always His

I always loved Sid Caesar and all the people on his program.

- Alan Alda

Lucky I Think Careful

A really great actor, in a lucky performance, can transform himself or herself. I've seen actors do that. But often it's a mechanical transformation, which isn't as interesting, and you've got to be careful how you go about something like that, I think.

- Alan Alda

Seeing Actor Shows

Backstage life is terrific training for an actor, seeing shows from the wings.

- Alan Alda

Strong Alive Preference

I have a strong preference for being alive.

- Alan Alda

Keep Until Them

Be fair with others, but then keep after them until they're fair with you.

- Alan Alda

Think Image Which

After a while I started to think of that as an image of something that went a lot deeper than the dead dog, which is you can't bring back anything to life.

- Alan Alda

Off Sparks Turned

Achingly funny as it was, Larry Gelbart's writing gave off sparks that turned a hard light on the way we are.

- Alan Alda

TV Compare Communicate

I don't watch that much TV, so I can't compare one show to another. When I watch television, I watch people talking to one another usually or a science show where they show me microbes, you know. Microbes actually communicate quite a bit, and so there's a lot of talking going on.

- Alan Alda