The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.

— Alan Alda

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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.

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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.

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Begin challenging your own assumptions.

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in.

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Alan Alda quote Listening is being able to be changed by

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

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

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Jean Paul Sartre says in "No Exit" that hell is other people.

Well, our task in life is to make it heaven. Or at least earth.

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Be brave enough to live creatively.

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Don't be upset that it takes a long, long time to find wisdom because nobody knows where wisdom can be found. It tends to break out at unexpected times like a rare virus and mostly people with compassion and understanding are susceptible to it.

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Testosterone Poisoning: … Until now it has been thought that the level of testosterone in men is normal simply because they have it. But if you consider how abnormal their behavior is, then you are led to the hypothesis that almost all men are suffering from ‘testosterone poisoning.’

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No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.

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ORIGINALITY is unexplored territory. You get there by carrying a canoe -- you can't take a taxi.

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The good thing about being a hypocrite is that you get to keep your values.

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When people are laughing, they're generally not killing one another.

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About Alan Alda

Quotes 78 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Birthday October 16

The best things said come last. People will talk for hours saying nothing much and then linger at the door with words that come with a rush from the heart.

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How can I ever hope to communicate something to you unless I get signals back from you that I'm on the right track or that I've started at some place that you're familiar with?

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Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself.

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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.

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I'll carry on, carry over, carry forward, Cary Grant, cash and carry, carry me back to Old Virginia, I'll even 'hari-kari' if you show me how, but I will not carry a gun!

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It's always better to be wise than to be smart.

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Insanity is just a state of mind.

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Your assumptions are your windows on the world.

Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.

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In the midst of the sense of tragedy or loss, sometimes laughter is not only healing, it's a way of experiencing the person that you've lost again.

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For a while in my teens, I was sure I had it.

It was about getting to heaven. If heaven existed and lasted forever, then a mere lifetime spent scrupulously following orders was a small investment for an infinite payoff. One day, though, I realized I was no longer a believer, and realizing that, I couldn't go back.

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At times 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.

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Our lives depend on good communication.

Good communication helps personal relationships, it helps bosses and employees get along better. We rely on it.

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Life is great-I wouldn't know what I'd do without it.

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Everybody's on their toes and focused on what we're about to do, and then there's this moment where you relax because you see that everybody is there to do the best that they can. Everyone opens up to one another right away. That's a terrific thing. I love that about actors. They know how personal this job is.

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I had never really wanted to be famous.

Everyone is supposed to want to be rich and famous, but as a boy I never knew what rich was, and the first view I had of famous made me leery.

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When I studied how to think in school, I was taught that the first rule of logic was that a thing cannot both be and not be at the same time and in the same respect. That last note, “in the same respect,” says a lot. As soon as you change the frame of reference, you’ve changed the truthiness of a once immutable fact.

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When does she do all this thinking? We're together all the time but she thinks deeply about things and with feeling and she can remember the facts. We've been married 48 years.

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If you don't listen deeply, the connection won't take place.

... [You have to be] willing to be changed by the person you're listening to, where you're not just waiting for a pause so you can say your thing, but you're actually letting them have an effect on you if they can.

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Republicans are as capable of coming up with great ideas and moving this country along as anyone - they just don't do it.

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Your assumptions are your windows on the world.

Scrub them off every once in a while or the light won't come in. If you challenge your own, you won't be so quick to accept the unchallenged assumptions of others. You'll be a lot less likely to be caught up in bias or prejudice or be influenced by people who ask you to hand over your brains, your soul or your money because they have everything all figured out for you.

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Real listening is a willingness to let the other person change you.

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Be brave enough to live creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You cannot get there by bus, only by hard work, risking and by not quite knowing what you are doing. What you will discover will be wonderful; yourself.

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I've played a murderer, so certainly I think I can play a Republican.

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What I can't completely understand is most other people's fascination with what the famous among us do with their lips and the rest of their bodies. Why do ordinary people become the target of this curiosity simply by virtue of the fact that other people recognize their names and faces but know nothing else about them? Why do we care what they think, what they wear, what they eat?

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Being mystified is a good beginning, because you won't do what you've done before.

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Musicals are hard for me because I got thrown out of the glee club in high school, because I couldn't sing in tune at the time. I can sing in tune now, but I have to work really hard on it to make sure that I don't exercise one of my great talents, which is the ability to sing in three keys at the same time.

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Loneliness is everything it's cracked up to be.

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For humans, flying isn't magic, it's physics.

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What then are doing if not creating a better place together? I think, for me the key has to be, what do I want to create? What is it I want to leave behind?

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A really great actor, in a lucky performance, can transform himself or herself.

I've seen actors do that. But often it's a mechanical transformation, which isn't as interesting, and you've got to be careful how you go about something like that, I think.

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When your kids turn 13, an alien being invades their bodies and doesn't leave until they're 20.

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life is meaningless unless you bring meaning to it;

... it is up to us to create our own existence. Unless you do something, unless you make something it's as though you aren't there.

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I have a final word of advice to our students.

If you work very, very hard, this is the kind of actor, writer and director you may turn out to be, and if you work extra hard, this is the kind of person you may turn out to be.

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Some of the greatest things, as I understand, they have come about by serendipity, the greatest discoveries

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I try to find out what there is in the character that in a way, you can't put into words. If I could put it into words, then it wouldn't be a performance. And if I do put it into words, as I play it, I start to get boxed in by those words.

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artists try to say things that can't be said.

in a fragile net of words, gestures, or colors, we hope to capture a feeling; a taste; a painful longing. but the net is always too porous, and we are left with the sweet frustration of almost knowing, which is teasingly pleasurable.

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I play tennis non-obsessively. I seem to beat people I play a lot or half the time, so I guess I gravitate to people who are as bad as I am.

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