Quotes by Alan Alda
- Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.
- Here's my Golden Rule for a tarnished age: Be fair with others, but keep after them until they're fair with you.
- I find myself going to places where I really have no business, speaking to these people in a whole other field that I have no extensive knowledge of. But I do it very often because it scares me.
- I used to be a Catholic. I left because I object to conversion by concussion. If you don't agree with what they teach, you get clobbered over the head until you do. All that does is change the shape of the head.
- 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.
- I'm most at home on the stage. I was carried onstage for the first time when I was six months old.
- If I can't get the girl, at least give me more money.
- It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich.
- Never Have Your Dog Stuffed is really advice to myself, a reminder to myself not to avoid change or uncertainty, but to go with it, to surf into change.
- 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.
- You wouldn't want to be called a sell-out by selling a product. Selling out was frowned on, whereas now you can major in it at business school.