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 Alan Alda - “When the greatest hero in the history of my party, Abraham Lincoln, debated, he didn't need any rules, ... We could junk the rules.”
 Alan Alda - “We loved the idea of CMEE pronounced”
 Alan Alda - “ORIGINALITY is unexplored territory. You get there by carrying a canoe -- you can't take a taxi.”
 Alan Alda - “If I can't get the girl, at least give me more money.”
 Alan Alda - “I've never tried to manipulate my image.”
 Alan Alda - “Almost everybody that's well-known gets tagged with a nickname.”
 Alan Alda - “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 - “Be fair with others, but then keep after them until they're fair with you.”
 Alan Alda - “I'm most at home on the stage. I was carried onstage for the first time when I was six months old.”
 Alan Alda - “I've been nominated twice before as actor in a leading part. Now I'm nominated as actor in a supporting part. If I don't win, I'll just wait until I'm nominated for being in the theater during the show. Do they have one like that”
 Alan Alda - “You'd better take that wine back. It's a little off.”
 Alan Alda - “When they called me up and asked me if I wanted to work with them, they just told me a little bit about the character and the story. They hadn't finished writing it yet. He's a very three-dimensional character, which is really what I've always looked forward to playing in any story I was in.”
 Alan Alda - “He knew there was something wrong, but there wasn't even a name for it in those days.”
 Alan Alda - “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.”
 Alan Alda - “When people are laughing, they're generally not killing one another.”
 Alan Alda - “Alda concluded by invoking the words with which Jennings had closed his final broadcast in April, when he informed viewers of his illness. Dear friend, ... Thanks. And good night.”
 Alan Alda - “My mother didn't try to stab my father until I was six, but she must have shown signs of oddness before that.”
 Alan Alda - “If I can't get the girl, at least give me more money”
 Alan Alda - “I love the idea of being out there with little or no net,”
 Alan Alda - “I found I wasn't asking good enough questions because I assumed I knew something. I would box them into a corner with a badly formed question, and they didn't know how to get out of it. Now, I let them take me through it step by step, and I listen.”
 Alan Alda - “It's not an epitaph. I felt I could look back at my life and get a good story out of it. It's a picture of somebody trying to figure things out. I'm not trying to create some impression about myself. That doesn't interest me.”
 Alan Alda - “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 - “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 - “For nearly a quarter of a century three men in this country were anchors in more ways than one. At a time so many things in our country were changing, they were solid.”
 Alan Alda - “It's really clear to me that you can't hang onto something longer than its time. Ideas lose certain freshness, ideas have a shelf life, and sometimes they have to be replaced by other ideas.”

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