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We should never judge a day by its weather.
Women will never be as successful as men because they have no wives to advise them.
But once we got on the air, everybody except Morey Amsterdam pretty much stuck to the script.
You have to be able to laugh at yourself. Attitude is almost more important than what happens to you.
You can spread jelly on the peanut butter but you can't spread peanut butter on the jelly.
I didn't know the answers, but I could feel that the things that gave life meaning came from a place within and from the nurturing of values like tolerance, charity, and community.
I never had a lot of drive, but because I had family responsibilities, I had a lot of tenacity - the tenacity of a drowning man.
Walt Disney and I always said we were two children looking for our inner adults.
People think I'm talking like I'm in perfect health, but I have all the infirmities for my age. I have arthritis and all those things. But if you keep moving, that won't bother you.
In my seventies, I exercised to stay ambulatory. In my eighties, I exercise to avoid assisted living.
Hope is life's essential nutrient, and love is what gives life meaning
If you spend your life thinking, "I wonder if today is when it ends," you're going to miss out on everything wonderful.
The secret to keeping moving is keeping moving.
Somebody asked what I wanted on my gravestone. I'm just going to put: 'Glad I Could Help.'
Jon Stewart kills me. I love him. And Bill Maher. He does an hour on HBO. But entirely political. It is awfully rough, but he does make me laugh.
I've made peace with insecurity... because there is no security of any kind.
I worked nightclubs all through my 20s, and I was a teetotaler.
No, no, it was the relationships. That was that group. People believed that Rob and Laura were really married in real life. You know, a lot of people believed that.
I was always in show business but in many ways was not really of show business. I didn't move in show business circles, particularly, still don't do it.
Today, if you're not an alcoholic, you're nobody.
You need someone to love, and something to do that you enjoy, and something to hope for, and that's enough for me.
I'm the anti-Quentin Tarantino.
Once you get the kids raised and the mortgage paid off and accomplish what you wanted to do in life, there's a great feeling of: 'Hey, I'm free as a bird.'
I can't work with my brother without laughing.
Stan said he used to keep Hardy late, make him miss his golf game, and really get him mad.
So at 16 I got a job at the local radio station. And I was working after school and weekends. I did the news; I did everything. I did - played records.
Probably one of the happiest moments, outside the birth of all of my kids, was the first time we won an Emmy, that the show won an Emmy. That was a big night.
There are people with their iPads are taking pictures so much that they're not experiencing the moment. They go home and look at the pictures later.
I was lucky to get the kinds of parts I wanted. I always said I didn't want to do anything my kids can't see.
I cannot tell you what it means when children recognize. This is about the third generation for me. And when kids that small recognize me, it really pleases me, very gratifying.
I have four children and I have seven grandkids.
I got into a Broadway show before I ever sang and danced. I learned how after I got in the show.
I grew up in Danville, Illinois, right in the middle of the state.
Emotionally I'm about 13.
I had an uncle who had a car with a rumble seat, and I used to love to ride in that thing. I mentioned this to some kids, and they were like, "What are you even talking about?"
'Mary Poppins' was one of the best experiences of my life.
I found out retirement means playing golf, or I don't know what the hell it means. But to me, retirement means doing what you have fun doing.
Oh, I had an idea for a pilot of my own at the time, and then Carl sent me about eight scripts and simply I threw my idea out the window because the writing was just so good.
Bob Hope, like Mark Twain, had a sense of humor that was uniquely American, and like Twain, we'll likely not see another like him.
I do miss the rhythms of comedy. And I've never been able to perform very well without an audience. The sitcoms I've done had them. It was like doing a little play.
I turned down some movies that were quite good. mainly on the basis of taste.
Anyone who doesn't sing and dance at every opportunity is missing out on the joy of life.
When I started having kids, I thought, 'I don't want to do anything they can't watch.'
No, I did night clubs right here in Los Angeles. My partner, Phil Erickson, put me in the business, a guy from my home town, a dear friend who we just lost a couple of months ago.
Do you know that I was the anchor on the 'CBS Morning Show?' And my newsman was Walter Cronkite.
I asked Fred Astaire once when he was about my age if he still danced, and he said 'Yes, but it hurts now.' That's exactly it. I can still dance too, but it hurts now!
I've won several Emmys, a Tony and a Grammy so maybe somebody will let me have an Oscar, and then I'll have a full set.
I did a 'Golden Girls' once, which shot in front of an audience, and that went well. I had a good time. But I need an audience, for comedy at least.
I never wanted to be an actor and to this day I don't. I can't get a handle on it. An actor wants to become someone else. I am a song-and-dance man and I enjoy being myself, which is all I can do.
Once I got a job singing and dancing, a reasonable person might think, "Maybe I should learn how to do this." But no, I never did.