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Alan Ladd Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Alan Ladd.

I'm working myself to death.
- Alan Ladd

Related topics: Work

Time scoots along pretty fast when you grow up.
- Alan Ladd

Being a good host offsets the deprivation and loneliness of my youth.
- Alan Ladd

I don't care how small the parts are,
as long as they're good.
- Alan Ladd

 

Our children were trained to look after each other.
- Alan Ladd

I'd rather be David Ladd's father than Alan Ladd any day.
- Alan Ladd

I never fail to feel let down when I see myself on the screen.
- Alan Ladd

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It's natural to want your kids to have all the things you didn't have.
- Alan Ladd

Nobody's strong enough to stand up under a flood of weak material.
- Alan Ladd

Strangers still leave me self-conscious.
- Alan Ladd

A producer has to know all about everything from set-building to costumes to acting.
- Alan Ladd

If I had my way, I'd do all my entertaining on the front steps.
- Alan Ladd

I was never trained for anything.
- Alan Ladd

Not every father gets a chance to start his son off in his own footsteps.
- Alan Ladd

I think any movie star who refuses autographs has a hell of a nerve.
- Alan Ladd

I've always had a great respect for the picture business.
It's been good to me.
- Alan Ladd

What good will a tax break do me if I'm crippled for life?
- Alan Ladd

I'm going to make it.
Nothing is going to stop me.
Nothing.
I want it too much.
- Alan Ladd

I was a dummy in school.
- Alan Ladd

I'm shy and can't for the life of me barge around and slap people on the back.
I sit in a corner by myself and am tickled to death
when someone comes over to talk to me.
- Alan Ladd

I know what's good for me.
I can't play black or gray.
I can't be a villain or anything close to one.
I have to play white.
- Alan Ladd

It's a funny thing about me.
I don't have any interest in food most of the time now,
although when I was a kid I was always hungry.
- Alan Ladd

I just want to make pictures that are entertaining.
I'll leave the scenery chewing to someone else.
- Alan Ladd

It seems only reasonable that the people have a right
to know virtually everything about the personality
they are buying each time they put their money through the box office.
- Alan Ladd

Maybe I thought too much about picking up the money
and not enough about the really good parts.
- Alan Ladd

I had only that one picture, Hitler,
the Beast of Berlin,
in which I had a part big enough to impress anyone.
I tried for better roles over and over again.
- Alan Ladd

My parents were so poor when I was a kid,
I never went anywhere.
I take our youngsters with us because I don't know
anything that teaches them so much.
- Alan Ladd

I hear about stars being torn to pieces by fans.
It never happened to me and I never saw it happen to anyone else.
- Alan Ladd

As long as my pictures go into theaters and we ask
people to pay to see what I do on the screen,
I should not object if customers want to know what kind of man I am.
- Alan Ladd

Maybe I can't act, but I know the gimmicks.
I studied acting all my life and know what's good for me.
- Alan Ladd

I learned more about acting from George Stevens in
a few months than I had in my entire life up until then.
- Alan Ladd

I wish I were the type who could walk into a place
and have everybody love me.
But I'm not, and there's no use wishing.
- Alan Ladd

When I was on the air a lot my throat and vocal chords got tired.
If you don't vary your tones you can't get pretty tired of your own voice.
- Alan Ladd

I'm no good with words but I'll find ways from time
to time to show you how grateful I am.
- Alan Ladd

I'm the most insecure guy in Hollywood.
If you had it good all your life, you figure it can't ever get bad,
but when you had it bad, you wonder how long a thing like this will last.
- Alan Ladd

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

If being good isn't working - try being outrageous.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Coming together is a beginning;
keeping together is progress;
working together is success.
- Henry Ford

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools,
but the gentle touches of air and water
working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
- Henry David Thoreau

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A working definition of Honor is,
"respect or esteem that has been earned."
Contemplate that for a moment.
It would be very special to earn the respect and esteem
of our family, our friends, our co-workers, our community, wouldn't it?
If anything, it is of even more moment to honor yourself.
Those who are successful and happy earn their own
self-respect and self-esteem.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Women want mediocre men,
and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.
- Margaret Mead

Working at a job you hate is unlikely
to bring you either happiness or success.
Do what you love. You are far more likely to gain success -
recognition and financial reward - if you are working
at something that inspires and excites you.
And, whether wealth follows or not, you will be happy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

O man you are busy working for the world,
and the world is busy trying to turn you out.
- Abu Bakr

There are righteous people working
in a whole rainbow of belief systems -
from Hasidic Jews to right-wing Bible Belters
to charismatic Catholics.
- Bono

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the
moment you get up in the morning and does not stop
until you get into the office.
- Robert Frost

I never enjoyed working in a film.
- Marlene Dietrich

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually
get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
- Robert Frost

Faith and doubt both are needed - not as antagonists,
but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.
- Lillian Smith

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that,
once it is competently programmed and working smoothly,
it is completely honest.
- Isaac Asimov

Parenthood and family come first for me,
and when I'm not working I'm cool with the Teletubbies.
- Clive Owen

Working with plants, trees, fences and walls,
if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment.
- Dogen Zenji

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Make a Goal Box, a chart of positive daily contact
with a family when you are working with them.
- Richard G. Scott

Inside every working anarchy, there's an Old Boy Network.
- Mitchell Kapor

After two weeks of working on a project,
you know whether it will work or not.
- Bill Budge

There'll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them,
and I am a poet of memory.
- Philip Levine

I think while all mothers deal with feelings of guilt,
working mothers are plagued by guilt on steroids!
- Arianna Huffington

I can promise you that women working together -
linked,
informed and educated - can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.
- Isabel Allende

If Botticelli were alive today he'd be working for Vogue.
- Peter Ustinov

Measures must always, in a progressive society,
be held superior to men, who are after all,
imperfect instruments, working for their fulfillment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The human brain starts working the moment you are born
and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.
- George Jessel

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

I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
- Margaret Mead

Our company is working with Disney to create a game
for children between the ages of maybe four and 12,
so we can teach them what the capitalist system is all about.
- Sanford I. Weill

Besides the two Christmas things, we've got a about
a dozen new tracks we're working on.
- Chris Frantz

I hope the cooks who are working for me now are getting
that kind of experience so they can use what they're
learning now as a foundation for a great career.
- Thomas Keller

When you're working with good people it brings good things out in you.
- Martha Plimpton

I hope to find the perfect band as well,
I really do, and I'm working very hard to find that band.
- Vinnie Vincent

Just do the math.
In the next 50 to 75 years, people will be living to be 130 and 140.
They'll be working until they're 100.
It's incredible.
- Willard Scott


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