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Bruce Dern Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Bruce Dern.

I tried to make the Olympics team in 1956.
- Bruce Dern

The people I worked with were bigger than life.
Once you put them on the screen, they were huge.
- Bruce Dern

The Palestinians need more help from the Arab countries.
Since 1967, the world has learned that there is not
going to be real progress in the region until Palestine
gets something back that they had.
- Bruce Dern

I've always thought that if Israel really wanted to solve the problem,
they'd just start tomorrow and push right to the Jordan River,
and anything in their way goes.
They don't need America or someone else to help.
- Bruce Dern

 

Sports betting is all about money management,
so the most money won on one event is not the most important thing.
- Bruce Dern

When I was starting to get noticed as an actor in the
1970s for something other than the third cowboy on
the right who ended up dying in every movie or episode,
Burt Reynolds was the biggest star in the world.
- Bruce Dern

In Hitchcock's eyes the movement was dramatic,
not the acting.
When he wanted the audience to be moved,
he moved the camera.
He was a subtle human being, and he was also the best
director I have ever worked with.
- Bruce Dern

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The difference between my generation of actors and
their generation is that they were bigger than life.
We are not bigger than life.
- Bruce Dern

I took Laura on a trip once where we followed the Immigrant
Trail for about six hundred miles.
She really learned a lesson.
People forget too often how it was back then.
- Bruce Dern

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

Anyone who has never made a mistake,
has never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

A person who never made a mistake
never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

I tried to remember how to exhale.
I had to look away before it came back to me.
- Bella, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things,
and I have succeeded fairly well.
- Robert Benchley

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
- Mae West

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.
Think not about your frustrations,
but about your unfulfilled potential.
Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in,
but with what it is still possible for you to do.
- Pope John XXIII

I have tried lately to read Shakespeare,
and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.
- Charles Darwin

I auditioned on my own.
I tried to make a mark for myself without anybody's help,
not even Mom's.
- Kate Hudson

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government,
except all the others that have been tried.
- Winston Churchill

I have tried to lift France out of the mud.
But she will return to her errors and vomitings.
I cannot prevent the French from being French.
- Charles de Gaulle

My wife and I tried two or three times in the last 40 years
to have breakfast together,
but it was so disagreeable we had to stop.
- Winston Churchill

Defeat is not the worst of failures.
Not to have tried is the true failure.
- George Edward Woodberry

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery,
I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
- Abraham Lincoln

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere
in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
- Bill Watterson

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few,
and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
- George Washington

Today, try something you have never tried before.
Perhaps just a food that is new to you -
perhaps a whole new way of living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I started dieting.
I dieted, dieted, dieted and tried all the diets and
I would lose and then I would go back to normal eating
and would put it on and then some.
- Suzanne Somers

You can always count on Americans to do the right thing -
after they've tried everything else.
- Winston Churchill

I've tried word processors, but I think I'm too old a dog to use one.
- Dee Brown

I also tried to avoid doing obvious dance records.
- Boy George

They've tried to manufacture other Marilyn Monroes
and they will undoubtedly keep trying.
But it won't work.
She was an original.
- Billy Wilder

I mean I tried to transform myself through characters throughout my career.
- Charlize Theron

I was on dialysis for 18 months before the transplant,
so it was important I tried to look ahead to days like
my comeback this Saturday.
You need those big goals to drive you on.
- Jonah Lomu

In every age poets and social reformers have tried
to stimulate the people of their own time to a nobler
life by enchanting stories of the virtues of the heroes of old.
- Alfred Marshall

I have tried sex with both men and women.
I found I liked it.
- Dusty Springfield

I'm one of the few that comes from this vantage point:
I never tried to get a record deal.
- Michelle Shocked

When I tried to play something and screwed up,
I'd hear some other note that would come into play.
Then I started trying different things to find the beauty in it.
- Dimebag Darrell

When choosing between two evils, I always like to try
the one I've never tried before.
- Mae West

I tell ya, I could have got some more jobs if I'd tried,
but I went to Sweden instead.
- Lee Hazlewood

I have a very steadfast tendency to parent myself,
to monitor my development into the person I want to be.
I've tried to keep the corruption minimal.
- Fiona Apple

A lie should be tried in a place where it will attract
the attention of the world.
- Ariel Sharon

The first stone was just tried in the spirit of experimentation.
The opening of the stone was far more interesting than
the drawing that I had done on it.
- Andy Goldsworthy

As for the Devil - that is somebody our religion tried
to do without for a long time.
- Kerry Thornley

To know that one has never really tried -
that is the only death.
- Marie Dressler

They tried to discredit me.
I used to tell them, There's many wonderful people
out there who can't have children,
who would want to have these children.
- Norma McCorvey

I tried to use the questions and answers as an armature
on which to build a sculpture of genuine conversation.
- Clifton Fadiman

I've always been interested in a lot of things,
and a lot of things at the same time,
and I always tried to explain them to myself.
I ask a lot of questions.
- Jared Diamond

I've never made any effort to hide what happened.
I served my time, I've tried to learn and move on.
- Victor Salva

To have a great man for an intimate friend seems pleasant
to those who have never tried it;
those who have,
fear it.
- Homer

Jaws was still a handsome, big guy.
He got the girl.
He was my favorite villain.
I tried to make this guy endearing somewhat because
all he wanted to do was unite his country.
- Rick Yune

I'd always tried not to worry about the size of the
role or the size of the film.
- Kevin Bacon

Anyone who thinks that they are too small to make a
difference has never tried to fall asleep with a mosquito in the room.
- Christie Todd Whitman

And my Christianity, first and foremost,
governed the way that I tried to deal with people.
- Mike Pence

When I wake up in the morning, I just can't get started
until I've had that first,
piping hot pot of coffee.
Oh, I've tried other enemas.
- Emo Philips

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

We tried many times before to speed on the social revolution in Spain;
attempted to stir up the feelings of the people and
to raise the banner of Libertarian Communism.
- Frederica Montseny

With this album, I tried not to think too much.
If I heard a song that I loved, I promised myself I wouldn't over-think it.
If I loved it and if I wanted to cut it,
I would.
- Lee Ann Womack

My mother also had us take piano lessons,
and this had a similar effect.
I hated those lessons, but I now play regularly for
pleasure and have even tried my hand at composing.
- Robert B. Laughlin

I'm not squeamish at all.
As a child I dragged a dead squirrel home on my skateboard
and cut it open and tried to look at its brain.
- Jessica Biel

It was dreadful.
They tried to put the little redhead in a cage.
- Sarah Ferguson

I followed my heart and figured that if I tried and failed,
at least I'd know that I tried.
- Michelle Branch

I thought I did well for someone who has been out for 10 or 11 months.
Then I was sub against Liverpool and tried to play
for the guys and work on my fitness.
- Paul Gascoigne

When I was 21 I stopped and got married.
I tried for a while to be the perfect wife,
society this, society that but it wasn't working,
so after about a year I went back to work.
- Pia Zadora

I can't belong to groups.
I've tried.
I behave normally, but people don't look at me normally.
- Jeanne Moreau

People who write about spring training not being necessary
have never tried to throw a baseball.
- Sandy Koufax

You can't drown yourself in drink.
I've tried, you float.
- John Barrymore

I've studied a lot of great people over the years -
Pete Seeger,
James Brown - and tried to incorporate elements that I've admired,
though I can't say I dance like James.
- John Fogerty

I guess after Dances With Wolves they probably tried
some derivative westerns,
and if they didn't work, they said the western is dead
and moved on to something else.
- Tom Selleck

Zhang Yimou tried to use martial arts to talk about Chinese culture,
Chinese people.
What do they think, what do they want and what do they hope.
- Jet Li


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