"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."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Alan Alda on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Alan Alda on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Alan Alda on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Alan Alda on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Alan Alda on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"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."