"Here's my Golden Rule for a tarnished age: Be fair with others, but keep after them until they're fair with you."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Alan Alda on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Alan Alda on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Alan Alda on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Alan Alda on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Alan Alda on Robert Frost
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."