““Boy, I remember on the farm, when we’d get depressed, Grandma could always cheer us up.
She’d take out her dentures and take a healthy swig of the aquarium and then hold a flashlight under a chin,
so we could watch the goldfish swim from cheek to cheek.
Boy, we could have watched them all day, but visiting hours were only from 10 to 4.”’
Make the most of it!”
~ Rose Nylund, The Golden Girls TV Series character acted by
Betty Marion White,
Actress, Comedian, Singer, Author, Producer & Radio Host
“I’ve retired so many times now it’s getting to be a habit.”
“I’m always announcing my retirement. I’m still not retired.”
~ Dick Van Dyke,
Actor, Comedian, Singer, Dancer, Writer, Producer, Author,
Tony Award (1961), Emmy Awards (5X), Grammy Award (1964),
People’s Choice Awards (1976), American Comedy Awards (1994),
Television Critics Association Career Achievement Award (2003) &
Screen Actors Guild Award (2013)
“My most embarrassing moment was when I was a student at Tufts University
and decided to go ‘streaking’ with a group of girls in the middle of January.
Somehow I lost them and ended up being chased by the campus police.”
“I became a larger than life figure for one reason only.
When you’re quoted in the ‘Wall Street Journal’, the ‘New York Times’,
constantly as the expert in the business, people assume you’re a lot bigger
than you are. And then I had to run like hell to catch up with my own image.”
~ Barbara Corcoran,
Businesswoman, Investor, Speaker, Consultant, Syndicated Columnist,
Author & Television Personality.
“I’m my worst critic,
and I like the fact that I can listen to myself, now,
and make fun of myself, listen, make changes –
‘Oh, man, that’s messed up. Okay, I need to work on that;
I need to work on this.'”
~ Mary J. Blige,
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer & Actress,
Grammy Awards (9x), Multi-Platinum Studio Albums (8x),
Founder – Matriarch Records, Fragrance – Melodies by MJB,
Fragrance Foundation FIFI Awards (2x), World Music Awards Legends Award (2006)
& ASCAP Voice of Music Award (2007)
“I just realized something, I’m older than the Academy,
plus 4 months, maybe 5.
I’m very proud of that.
Just keep moving!”
~ Eva Marie Saint,
Academy Award (1954), Primetime Emmy Award (1990),
Golden Boot Awards (2007), Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars (2X),
Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival – Lifetime Achievement Award (1999),
Savannah Film and Video Festival – Lifetime Achievement Award (2000),
San Luis Obispo International Film Festival – King Vidor Memorial Award (2004),
& 2nd Annual BTVA Voice Acting Awards – Best Female Vocal Performance (2012),
“Your kids can say some cruel things to you at times. For example,
Nicole, Miles and Sofie are standing there in the room and
I’m dressed to kill in my own mind.
They’ll say to me,
‘Dad, you’re not going out there looking like that are you?’
If that doesn’t kill a star, I don’t know what does!”
~ Lionel Richie,
Singer, Songwriter, Actor Record Producer,
Pianist, Saxophonist, Breast Cancer Activist,
Grammy Awards (4x), Golden Globe Award (1986) & Academy Award (1986)
“My worst hair experience was when
I was trying to relax my hair
and my grandmother did it.
It went all straight
and I looked like a black Bee Gee.”
~ Jamie Foxx,
a.k.a. Eric Marlon Bishop
Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Comedian, Classical Pianist,
Cellist, Academy Award (2004), BAFTA Award (2004), Golden Globe Award (2004)
Image Award (1998, 2006, 2009) & American Music Award (2006)