Alan Alda

Profession : Actor ,Author ,Director ,Screenwriter
Nationality : American
Birth : 28th January, 1936
Death :
About : Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo, better known as Alan Alda, is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and author. A six-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner, he is best known for his roles as Hawkeye Pierce in the TV series M*A*S*H and Arnold Vinnick in The West Wing. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Journalism and a member of the advisory board of The Center for Communicating Science.

Alan Alda Quotes

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.
Tags : Deeper
Almost everybody that’s well-known gets tagged with a nickname.
Tags : Nicknames
Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.
Tags : Better , Remember , Smart Topics : Wise
Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been.
Tags : Creative Topics : Life
Be fair with others, but then keep after them until they’re fair with you.
Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won’t come in.
Tags : Assumption , Light , Science , World Topics : Uncategorized
Here’s my Golden Rule for a tarnished age: Be fair with others, but keep after them until they’re fair with you.
Tags : Assumed , Corner , Questions Topics : Uncategorized
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.
Tags : Assumed , Corner , Questions Topics : Uncategorized
I wouldn’t live in California. All that sun makes you sterile.
Tags : Sterile
I’m an angry person, angrier than most people would imagine, I get flashes of anger. What works for me is working out when it’s useful to use that anger.
Tags : Angry , Flashes Topics : Anger
I’m in the real world, some people try to steal from me, and I stop them, frequently, take them to court. I love a good lawsuit. It’s fun.
Tags : Stage Topics : Uncategorized
I’m most at home on the stage. I was carried onstage for the first time when I was six months old.
Tags : Stage Topics : Uncategorized
I’ve been nominated twice before as actor in a leading part. Now I’m nominated as actor in a supporting part. If I don’t win, I’ll just wait until I’m nominated for being in the theater during the show. Do they have one like that?
Tags : Nominated , Theater
I’ve never tried to manipulate my image.
Tags : Image , Manipulate Topics : Uncategorized
If I can’t get the girl, at least give me more money.
Tags : Relationships Topics : Humor , Love , Money
If I can’t get the girl, at least give me more money.
Topics : Money
It isn’t necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It’s only necessary to be rich.
Tags : Happiness Topics : Uncategorized
It makes it fun. When an actor plays a character, you want what that character wants. Otherwise it doesn’t look authentic. So I really want to defeat Jimmy – I mean Jimmy as the character.
Tags : Character Topics : Uncategorized
It’s not an epitaph. I felt I could look back at my life and get a good story out of it. It’s a picture of somebody trying to figure things out. I’m not trying to create some impression about myself. That doesn’t interest me.
Tags : Epitaph , Impression Topics : Uncategorized
It’s really clear to me that you can’t hang onto something longer than its time. Ideas lose certain freshness, ideas have a shelf life, and sometimes they have to be replaced by other ideas.
Tags : Freshness , Shelf
It’s too bad I’m not as wonderful a person as people say I am, because the world could use a few people like that.
Tags : Fame Topics : Uncategorized
Laugh at yourself, but don’t ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don’t leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory.
Tags : Self-Confidence Topics : Laughter
My mother didn’t try to stab my father until I was six, but she must have shown signs of oddness before that.
Topics : Father
Never Have Your Dog Stuffed is really advice to myself, a reminder to myself not to avoid change or uncertainty, but to go with it, to surf into change.
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.
Tags : Gentle , Goodness Topics : Uncategorized
The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.
War is war and Hell is hell, and if you ask me, War is a lot worse.
Tags : War Topics : Uncategorized
When does she do all this thinking? We’re together all the time but she thinks deeply about things and with feeling and she can remember the facts. We’ve been married 48 years.
Tags : Facts Topics : Uncategorized
When people are laughing, they’re generally not killing one another.
Topics : Laughter
You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.
Tags : Hard Work Topics : Risk , Work
You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
Tags : Comfort , Intuition Topics : Uncategorized
You wouldn’t want to be called a sell-out by selling a product. Selling out was frowned on, whereas now you can major in it at business school.
Topics : Business

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Anger and hatred lead to fear; compassion and concern for others allow us to develop self-confidence, which breeds trust and friendship.

Dalai Lama