Best Collection of Alan Alda Quotes

Alan Alda, American Actor ( January 28, 1936 - )

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Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been.~Alan Alda


Inspirational Life

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.~Alan Alda


Yourself Wilderness City

Awards can give you a tremendous amount of encouragement to keep getting better, no matter how young or old you are.~Alan Alda


Young Better You

I've sat looking down into a volcano that could blow at any moment; I've helped catch a shark and several rattlesnakes; I let a tarantula walk across my hand, and I ate rat soup.~Alan Alda


Moment Walk Looking

When I am at a dinner table, I love to ask everybody, 'How long do you think our species might last?' I've read that the average age of a species, of any species, is about two million years. Is it possible we can have an average life span as a species? And do you picture us two million years more or a million and a half years, or 5,000?~Alan Alda


Life Love Age

Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in while, or the light won't come in.~Alan Alda


Light World Assumptions

Here's my Golden Rule for a tarnished age: Be fair with others, but keep after them until they're fair with you.~Alan Alda


Age You Fair

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.~Alan Alda


Yourself Laugh Doubt

Marie Curie is my hero. Few people have accomplished something so rare - changing science. And as hard as that is, she had to do it against the tide of the culture at the time - the prejudice against her as a foreigner, because she was born in Poland and worked in France. And the prejudice against her as a woman.~Alan Alda


Time Woman Science

It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich.~Alan Alda


Happy Famous Be Happy

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.~Alan Alda


I Am World People

Be fair with others, but then keep after them until they're fair with you.~Alan Alda


You Fair Others

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.~Alan Alda


Life Dog You

Almost everybody that's well-known gets tagged with a nickname.~Alan Alda


Almost Everybody Tagged

Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.~Alan Alda


Wise Intelligence Smart

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.~Alan Alda


Anger People Me

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.~Alan Alda


Love Good World

I've never tried to manipulate my image.~Alan Alda


Never Tried Image

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.~Alan Alda


Work Hard Work Be Yourself

Listening is being able to be changed by the other person.~Alan Alda


Listening Person Other

Begin challenging your assumptions. Your assumptions are the windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile or the light won't come in.~Alan Alda


Light World Assumptions

Kids are natural scientists.~Alan Alda


Natural Kids Scientists

I was a child, and my mother was psychotic. She loved me, but I didn't really feel I had a mother. And when you live with somebody who is paranoid and thinks you're trying to kill them all the time, you tend to feel a little betrayed.~Alan Alda


Mother Time Child

M*A*S*H' was a collection of people, in front of and behind the cameras, that really clicked.~Alan Alda


People Behind Front

I think it's important for scientists to speak in their own voices and not just be mediated by journalists or others speaking for them.~Alan Alda


Important Speak Think

I hated high school. It was a prison.~Alan Alda


School High School Prison