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Alan Alda is a well-known American actor, screenwriter, and director whose career has spanned more than six decades. His work on the popular TV series M*A*S*H earned him Golden Globe and Emmy Awards, and he continues to be one of Hollywood’s most respected and beloved talents. In this quotes compilation, we’ll take a look at Alda’s life and career, from his early days on the stage to his latest projects.

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About Alan Alda

birth of the author

January 28, 1936

college of the author

Alma Mater:
Fordham University

occupation of the author

Actor, Author, Director, Screenwriter, Comedian And More.

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Years Active:

award of the author

Six Emmy Awards And Six Golden Globe Awards


Life is greatโ€“I wouldn’t know what I’d do without it. โ€” Alan Alda

Life is meaningless unless you bring meaning to it; … it is up to us to create our own existence. Unless you do something, unless you make something it’s as though you aren’t there. โ€” Alan Alda

Jean Paul Sartre says in ‘No Exit’ that hell is other people. Well, our task in life is to make it heaven. Or at least earth. โ€” Alan Alda

After a while I started to think of that as an image of something that went a lot deeper than the dead dog, which is you can’t bring back anything to life. โ€” Alan Alda

life is great i wouldn t know what i d do without it Alan Alda quote

Our lives depend on good communication. Good communication helps personal relationships, it helps bosses and employees get along better. We rely on it. โ€” Alan Alda

I’m condemned by some inner compulsion to think about the daily rituals of my life. I have a low grade fever for improving myself in many ways, including everyday tasks. โ€” Arnold Vinick

For me, I find that even though I’ve accomplished a few things in my life, looking back on accomplishments doesn’t give me a sense of satisfaction. โ€” Alan Alda

Backstage life is terrific training for an actor, seeing shows from the wings. โ€” Arnold Vinick


As I am becoming older, the only thing that speeds up is time. โ€” Alan Alda

as i am becoming older the only thing that speeds up is time Alan Alda quote

I play tennis nonโ€“obsessively. I seem to beat people I play a lot or half the time, so I guess I gravitate to people who are as bad as I am. โ€” Alan Alda

I’m most at home on the stage. I was carried onstage for the first time when I was six months old. โ€” Alan Alda

It’s really clear to me that you can’t hang onto something longer than its time. Ideas lose certain freshness, ideas have a shelf life, and sometimes they have to be replaced by other ideas. โ€” Alan Alda

When does she do all this thinking? We’re together all the time but she thinks deeply about things and with feeling and she can remember the facts. We’ve been married 48 years. โ€” Alan Alda

I’m in this wonderful position where I can do what interests me. And whatever comes along that interests me, I do. The rest of the time I bother scientists about communicating. โ€” Alan Alda

I feel like every time a door is opened by science, suddenly there are a hundred doors that need to get opened. That’s what makes it an everlasting, interesting experience to go through. โ€” Alan Alda


Be brave enough to live creatively . . . what you’ll discover will be wonderful: yourself. โ€” Alan Alda

At times you have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself. โ€” Alan Alda

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. โ€” Alan Alda

What then are doing if not creating a better place together? I think, for me the key has to be, what do I want to create? What is it I want to leave behind? โ€” Alan Alda

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I see more than ever how proud I am to be part of our brotherhood and sIsterhood of actors. โ€” Alan Alda

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When I got recognized as a writer, when I got the Emmy, I was more excited than the Emmys I had gotten as an actor. โ€” Alan Alda

It may never have been more urgent to see the world through another person’s eyes than when a culture is divided so sharply. actors can help, just a lIttle, by just doing what we do. โ€” Alan Alda

As an artist, as an actor, as a writer, you have to use what’s personal to you. You have to be personal about your work; otherwise, it doesn’t ring true. โ€” Alan Alda

What I always wanted to get seen as was as a good actor, when it was the acting I was doing. When I’m writing, I want to try to be seen as a good writer. โ€” Alan Alda

i see more than ever how proud i am to be part of our brotherhood and sisterhood of actors Alan Alda quote

It makes it fun. When an actor plays a character, you want what that character wants. Otherwise it doesn’t look authentic. So I really want to defeat Jimmyโ€“I mean Jimmy as the character. โ€” Alan Alda


It’s too bad i’m not as wonderful a person as people say i am, because the world could use a few people like that. โ€” Alan Alda

No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness. โ€” Alan Alda

I’m in the real world, some people try to steal from me, and I stop them, frequently, take them to court. I love a good lawsuit. It’s fun. โ€” Alan Alda

B]egin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while or the light won’t come in. โ€” Alan Alda

Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in while, or the light won’t come in. โ€” Alan Alda

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