Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.

— Mary Tyler Moore

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Having a dream is what keeps you alive. Overcoming the challenges makes life worth living.


You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.


Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow.


Behind every beautiful fur, there is a story. It is a bloody, barbaric story.


A human being has been given an intellect to make choices, and we know there are other food sources that do not require the killing of a creature that would protest being killed.


Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you're really strangers.


There's one beneficial effect of going to Moscow.

You come home waving the American flag with all your might.


Both children and adults like me who live with type 1 diabetes need to be mathematicians, physicians, personal trainers, and dietitians all rolled into one.


There are certain things about me that I will never tell to anyone because I am a very private person. But basically, what you see is who I am. I'm independent, I do like to be liked, I do look for the good side of life and people. I'm positive, I'm disciplined, I like my life in order, and I'm neat as a pin.


There are two kinds of cloning right now.

One is therapeutic cloning which is for coming up with cures for life threatening, really, really awful diseases. Then there is reproductive cloning, which is to make a human being out of your DNA and a donor egg


I'm not an actress who can create a character. I play me.


Chronic disease like a troublesome relative is something you can learn to manage but never quite escape.


About Mary Tyler Moore

Quotes 63 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Birthday October 16

Worrying is a necessary part of life.


I feel about my dogs now, and all the dogs I had prior to this, the way I feel about children—they are that important to me. When I have lost a dog I have gone into a mourning period that lasted for months.


Maybe mom is my alter ego and the woman I'm able to be when I'm working.


And I came close to losing a part of my foot on two occasions.

I hope I'm consistently lucky and that the next time I develop a blister or step on something sharp, that I don't go as far as I did on those two times.


I live in a kind of controlled awareness.

I wouldn't call it fear, but it's an awareness. I know I have a responsibility to behave in a certain way. I'm able to do that.


But I'm very happy with my life the way it has been turning out.

A little time in the country, a little time with the animals and working on behalf of them.


The kinds of shows that seem to work now, the comedy shows, are those which require very little attention. They’re superficial and I like articulate comedy.


Diabetes is an all-too-personal time bomb which can go off today, tomorrow, next year, or 10 years from now - a time bomb affecting millions like me and the children here today.


When the doctor said I had diabetes, I conjured images of languishing on a chaise longue nibbling chocolates. I have no idea why I thought this.


My weakness is pizza, any form of carbohydrate.

I like junk carbohydrates, I like cheap greasy cheeseburgers, quality french fries.


A friend will give you immediate feedback and that will be that friend's opinion. An analyst often remains quiet and you hear what you've said and you gain your own insight.


The only leading man I ever had a crush on was James Garner.


I just like the continue doing what I've been doing.

A melange of funny, straight drama, television, movies, a little theater here and there wouldn't hurt. So if I can keep doing that, I'll be a very happy person.


I've always had courage. But I didn't always own my diabetes.


No candy bars unless I've had a low blood sugar where I'm shaky


Lou Grant was pretty much always Lou Grant


I have no problem walking in New York because I have a very brisk pace: By the time anyone recognizes me, it's too late, I'm four blocks away from them.


This has been a wonderful life, absolutely terrific.

There are very few things that I would go back and do differently, if I had that control.


I go to an analyst not because I need to but because I choose to and maybe that's the difference. I don't think I have any huge neurosis, but I have questions for which I seek if not answers at least a guidance toward the answers.


What's nice about the rain is you don't feel you have to live up to anything.

Everything around you is so grey and wet and damp and dreary that you don't feel you have to smile and percolate as you do on a sunny spring day.


Eating sundaes is something you can't do every night.


Well, there are certain foods that I prefer not to eat because they're just such a jolt to the system


The thing is I never want to be an observer, it's only in retrospect that I wish I had observed.


We have 11 horses up at our country home, six of which are rescue animals .

.. Two of them are 'cop horses' from the mounted police, ages 4 and 5, who turned out to have physical problems that weren't suitable for the kind of work they have to do. Now, with us, they are just out to pasture and have nothing but a good time, eating their heads off, romping and frolicking, and just doing all good horsey things.


Adolescence has such a negative connotation and it shouldn't.

It's experimentation, it's being unsure, no preconceived notions.


Three things have helped me successfully go through the ordeals of life -- an understanding husband, a good analyst and millions of dollars.


I don't know how to do the other, so I won't even consider television until the audience's taste changes.


There is a dark side. I tend not to be as optimistic as Mary Richards. I have an anger in me that I carry from my childhood experiences - I expect a lot of myself and I'm not too kind to myself.


I still feel as if I weren't a good enough mother.

I didn't break any rules. I didn't cause my son any pain. But I did bring to my life some of my father, who was very controlling and very remote. I was working a lot. I wasn't there enough.


I loved working with Valerie. That was the most wonderful revelation to find that when we are on a set and we're playing our roles, we're like separated twins. We can almost finish each other's dialogue.


I wish that I could write. I think that's a wonderful outlet for an artist. You are ultimately in control. Your fate is not determined by outside influences. You can write wherever you are. I don't think I have the talent.


I don't think you should ever expect forever in anything, in either platonic friendships or sexual friendships.


I don't want anyone to tell me something.


I do watch a lot of Fox News. I like Charles Krauthammer and Bill OReilly.


I really consider myself a Californian, but I have those great comedic roots in Brooklyn.


And the sculptor woman was so clever in the way she did it.

She had the beret just about to leave my hand. So it's attached to this finger and that's what will keep it there. And I'm looking up at it, so there's no question but that that beret is going to fly.


Fans want you to be something super-human, something that's impossible for any human being to be.