"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."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Alan Alda on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Alan Alda on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Alan Alda on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Alan Alda on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Alan Alda on Mahatma Gandhi
"Here's my Golden Rule for a tarnished age: Be fair with others, but keep after them until they're fair with you."
"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."