Best Collection of Al Lewis Quotes

Al Lewis, American Actor ( April 30, 1910 - February 3, 2006 )

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Every Friday I used to have about fifty, sixty kids who would wait for me on Sunset Boulevard and I'd take them all to dinner. All runaways.~Al Lewis

Sunset Dinner Me

There's more to anybody. Just because you haven't noticed it, that's your problem, that's not mine.~Al Lewis

Problem You Just Because

What motivated me? My mother. My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman, struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.~Al Lewis

Mother Mom Life

I'm for everyone having the opportunity to accept a $150,000 bribe.~Al Lewis

Opportunity Accept Having

Oscar Wilde said the rich and the poor are equal - they can both sleep under the bridge. Right? Do they have a right? You're damn right they have a right!~Al Lewis

Sleep Bridge Rich

I probably worked every single entertainment medium, including some that don't exist. I worked the circus, carnival, I had my own medicine show, I worked 18 years of radio.~Al Lewis

Medicine Circus Single

But find something that you absolutely love doing. And then get to love the way you do it. That's the uniqueness of all of us. That's it.~Al Lewis

Love Doing You

I have an old brain but a terrific memory.~Al Lewis

Memory Brain Old

I prefer that for my own satisfaction over radio, there's no audience. TV, there's no audience. I need the response of the audience, even if it's a silent response.~Al Lewis

Silent Satisfaction My Own

I was an organizer in the Food, Agricultural and Tobacco Workers Union down in North Carolina.~Al Lewis

Food Down North Carolina

Understood what the struggle was about. My mother. Couldn't read or write, but she had more sense than many a graduate from Harvard.~Al Lewis

Mother Struggle She

The ruling class is smarter than you, and they're more creative. And if you forget that lesson, you go down the drain. Because if they weren't, they wouldn't be around as long as they have been and as strong as they have been.~Al Lewis

Strong Creative Long

I've been in the struggle over seventy years - it doesn't bother me I may not win.~Al Lewis

Struggle May Me

The struggle goes on. The victory is in the struggle, for me. And I accepted that a long time ago.~Al Lewis

Time Struggle Victory

America gets the politicians they deserve. That's it. And you keep struggling.~Al Lewis

America You Deserve

As long as you gave it your best shot, even if in the opinion of others 'you failed,' you didn't fail.~Al Lewis

Best Long Opinion

I went to all the Love-Ins. I took my kids. I enjoyed myself.~Al Lewis

Myself Kids Enjoyed

I'm more important to me than any body you can mention. Do you know that?~Al Lewis

Me Important Body

I think people need housing. And there's empty buildings, I think people should live in there. If you want to call them squatters, trespassers, hey, I call Wall Street thieves!~Al Lewis

People Live Want

My secret for success? I don't know what the hell success means.~Al Lewis

Success Hell Know

I know who I am. I don't have to brag. I know what I contributed. I know what I did. You think you can do it better? Hey, go right ahead. The stage is yours.~Al Lewis

You Can Do It I Am Better