quote by Gene Tunney

As a West Side kid fooling around with boxing gloves, I had been, for some reason of temperament, more interested in dodging a blow than in striking one.

— Gene Tunney

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West side quote When you can't look on the bright side I will sit with you in the dark.
When you can't look on the bright side I will sit with you in the dark.
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Look at the darkest hit musicals - Cabaret, West Side Story, Carousel - they are exuberant experiences. They send you out of the theater filled with music

In 1957, “West Side Story” had introduced the musical to the reckless dark side of teen-age life; “Bye Bye Birdie,” set in Sweet Apple, Ohio, where the citizens apparently dress mostly in chartreuse, mauve, orange, periwinkle, and turquoise, was a walk on the bright side.

West side quote Try no to resist the changes that come in your way. Instead, let life live throu
Try no to resist the changes that come in your way. Instead, let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come? How Rumi Can Change Your Life?

In south west Lancashire, babies don't toddle, they side-step.

Queuing women talk of 'nipping round the blindside'. Rugby league provides our cultural adrenalin. It's a physical manifestation of our rules of life, comradeship, honest endeavour, and a staunch, often ponderous allegiance to fair play.

I've always wanted to play Maria in West Side Story.

My idol is Natalie Wood, and I love the movie, so I think a modern-day twist on it would be really neat.


I had the advantage of reading the book, and when the script was first submitted to me, it was just another gangster story - the east side taking over the west side and all that.

West side quote Discipline your mind to see the good in every situation and look on the best sid
Discipline your mind to see the good in every situation and look on the best side of every event.

Wassup dear? Sup babe? What street you by? On 5th Bout to hit the West Side High

I think the thing's that perhaps sad really is that younger people haven't come in and I think it must have been absolutely fantastic to have worked in the 50's when you had all of the great Broadway composers and when West Side Story didn't win the Tony Award.

Women and men grow up with both sexes.

Our mothers and fathers mean a lot to us, so it's just a question of finding a balance between their influences. I've found mine. And it tends to be more on the male side. I mean male side the way we understand it in the West.

West side quote When you can't look on the bright side i will sit with you in the dark.
When you can't look on the bright side i will sit with you in the dark.

I was miserable in West Side Story. They really miscast me. I came from the Midwest; what they really needed was a guy that was street smart. The first time I saw the movie, I had to walk out. I looked like the biggest fruit that ever walked on to film. My character was so weak.


The heart of our relationship, this natural environment that has blessed us really all along the west coast of North America, on both sides of the border we've realized that this incredible natural wealth comes with a price.

I found that part of it towards San Salvador extending from north to south five leagues, and the other side which we coasted along, ran from east to west more than ten leagues.

West side quote Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.

West Side Story was terribly important because of the style of the dancing and the gangs of New York.

Amin knew that neither West nor East would criticize him for fear that he would support the other side. He felt he was untouchable and he said so openly.

People used to feel oddly empowered to tell me all the reasons I couldn't win.

Because I was a woman. Because I was a lesbian. Because I was from the West Side of Manhattan.

West side quote Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which they never show to anybody.
Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which they never show to anybody.

In the States, it takes you a lifetime just to get from Chicago's South Side to the West Side.

Like the tail fins on fifties American cars or the parabolic shapes of Populuxe furniture, 'West Side Story' incarnates the dream of momentum in the golden age of the twentieth century.

Throw it up y'all, throw it up, Throw it up, Let's show these fools how we do this on that west side. Cause you and I know it's tha best side.

West side quote Love always brings difficulties, that is true, but the good side of it is that i
Love always brings difficulties, that is true, but the good side of it is that it gives energy.

Can you see the sunset real good on the West side? You can see it on the East side too.

We were friends with Jonathan Demme. We were all down on the West Side of New York, and I think I met Kurt Vonnegut through Edith Demme. And then I was lucky to do Who Am I This Time? 1982, which was an adaptation of his short story that Jonathan Demme directed with Chris Walken and I, and that really cemented the friendship.


The Tonys ignored West Side Story. The Tonys ignored Gypsy. It's a kind of public humiliation.

West side quote Adventure isn't hanging off a rope on the side of a mountain. Adventure is an at
Adventure isn't hanging off a rope on the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life.
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And of course, in West Germany, they made every effort that people who came from the East would get jobs and would get a comfortable existence. That was part of the Cold War - and part of the winning side of the Cold War.

I was born out west but later on I migrated to the east side of Chicago.

That's where my roots are at. I've been over east for more than ten years.

I was perfectly satisfied with the West Side of Chicago when I was in knickerbockers. I hope it was with me.

West side quote Success is buried on the other side of frustration.
Success is buried on the other side of frustration.

I was raised in Oklahoma. I was actually born in Tulsa, but I grew up in a small town on the west side of Oklahoma called Elk City on a farm, where my dad grew up, actually.


My dream roles since I was very young were Tony in West Side Story and Pippin.

But, now I leave that for the youngsters.

I sing seriously to my mom on the phone.

To put her to sleep, I have to sing "Maria" from West Side Story. When I hear her snoring, I hang up.

West side quote It takes both sides to build a bridge.
It takes both sides to build a bridge.

We had an apartment on west side of Central Park.

The rent was very reasonable. We found out later that it belonged to a gangster called Legs Diamond and it was a front to his headquarters. It was fine.

In the 9th grade I began my first wage work for the West Side Drug store delivering prescriptions and sundries on my bicycle to customers who called in orders.

Modern elites live in bubbles of liberal affluence like Ann Arbor, Brookline, the Upper West Side, Palo Alto, or Chevy Chase. These places used to have impoverished neighborhoods nearby, but the poor people got chased out by young singles living in group homes, hipsters, and urban homesteading gay couples.

West side quote Friendship isn't about whom you have known the longest. It's about who came, and
Friendship isn't about whom you have known the longest. It's about who came, and never left your side.
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My dad wanted me to play football so bad, he took me to Washington High School on the west side of Atlanta because they were number one. They never lost.

When I was four, we moved to the house on the west side of Chicago where I grew up. My earliest memories are of that first summer.

In my youth, cinemas showed two films in one day.

I used to watch both of them. It may sound strange, but 'West Side Story' was the only musical I liked. I didn't like musicals, or films with songs, at all. I always thought they were not real, that the songs sounded a little bit false. But in the case of 'West Side Story,' things were different.

I was born in the West Village in New York, and then when I was about four my family moved to what they joke is the suburbs, the Upper West Side. I lived there for most of my childhood.

On both sides of the Atlantic, our citizens are confronted by yet another danger - one firmly within our control. This danger is invisible to some but familiar to the Poles: the steady creep of government bureaucracy that drains the vitality and wealth of the people. The West became great not because of paperwork and regulations but because people were allowed to chase their dreams and pursue their destinies.

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