"It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Alan Alda on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Alan Alda on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Alan Alda on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Alan Alda on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Alan Alda on Ambrose Bierce
"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."