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Broderick Crawford Quotes

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My father was always telling himself no one was perfect,
not even my mother.
- Broderick Crawford

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I collect antiques.
Why? Because they're beautiful.
- Broderick Crawford

I'm too young for Medicare and too old for broads to care.
- Broderick Crawford

I get a wild hair up my nose and I want to go.
- Broderick Crawford

 

So don't applaud.
Just send me the check.
- Broderick Crawford

I've made my peace with myself.
- Broderick Crawford

I want to make someone walk straight,
but I've left my sons nothing but wars.
- Broderick Crawford

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I was always the second heavy.
- Broderick Crawford

I'm what you call a deathbed Catholic.
- Broderick Crawford

I'm a lousy reader.
- Broderick Crawford

I've made upwards of a million bucks in the cops-and-robbers business.
- Broderick Crawford

It's hard to explain why I like Europe so much.
- Broderick Crawford

I have a jaundiced eye but a young mind.
- Broderick Crawford

If you're going to be a bum, be the biggest.
If you're going to blow it, blow it big.
- Broderick Crawford

When people tell you they saw your last picture -
well,
the way they say it sounds like they hope it was.
- Broderick Crawford

I only go to mass when somebody asks me,
but when I get in trouble I call for a priest.
- Broderick Crawford

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated,
let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he
does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
- Bill Cosby

My father would take me to the playground,
and put me on mood swings.
- Jay London

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

Oh, Shrek. Don't worry.
Things just seem bad because it's dark and rainy
and Fiona's father hired a sleazy hitman to whack you.
- the movie Shrek 2

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

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

I made a decision when my father passed away that I
was going to be who God made me to be and not try to preach like my father.
- Joel Osteen

The most important influence in my childhood was my father.
- DeForest Kelley

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

It is easier for a father to have children than for
children to have a real father.
- Pope John XXIII

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

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

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

My father and I have a very good relationship.
We always got along.
But I always scold him.
- Amy Sedaris

But I have to be careful not to let the world dazzle
me so much that I forget that I'm a husband and a father.
- Herbie Hancock

I have a lot of very close girlfriends and sisters -
I'm from an all female family.
My father often quips that even the cat was neutered!
- Shirley Manson

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

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
- Euripides

Confused Memories of Childhood:
Hate to my father, cruel hate,
confused with love - a mix not great.
The man I love - the man I hate;
the man I want to emulate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Being a father to my family and a husband is to me
much more important than what I did in the business.
- Tom Bosley

My father was something of a rainbow-chaser.
- Marc Davis

The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.
- Clara Barton

Do you know that other than my father,
I've never had a man take care of me?
- Dionne Warwick

It was my father who taught me to value myself.
He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that
I was the most precious thing in his life.
- Dawn French

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

I pressed my father's hand and told him I would protect his grave with my life.
My father smiled and passed away to the spirit land.
- Chief Joseph

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

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one,
particularly if he plays golf.
- Bertrand Russell

My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer,
but, my childhood was very good.
I am very grateful for my childhood,
because it was full of gladness and good humanity.
- Roberto Benigni

Whenever I fail as a father or husband...
a toy and a diamond always works.
- Shahrukh Khan

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

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

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
- Jean de La Fontaine

My father was not a failure.
After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
- Harry S. Truman

My father...
had sharper eyes than the rest of our people.
- Chief Joseph

As a little girl I used to daydream about my real father
coming on a white horse to rescue me.
- Christine Keeler

It is my feeling that Time ripens all things;
with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth.
- Francois Rabelais

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

I love the comic opportunities that come up in the
context of a father-son relationship.
- Harrison Ford

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

When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb.
After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to
find out how much he'd learned in three years.
- Frank Butler

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

My father was the most rational and the most dispassionate of men.
- Simon Newcomb


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