Tuesday, January 29, 2013

class from the past

Paul Newman

“I check my pulse and if I can find it, I know I’ve got a chance”

"Now then, if we were to go the lowest road and plaster my face on the bottle of oil and vinegar dressing just to line our pockets, it would sink. But to go the low road to get to the high road- shameless exploitation for charity, for the common good- now that's an idea worth the hustle, a reciprocal trade agreement."

“I don't like to discuss my marriage, but I will tell you something which may sound corny but which happens to be true. I have steak at home. Why should I go out for hamburger?” 

"Joanne has always given me unconditional support in all my choices and endeavors, and that includes my race car driving, which she deplores. To me, that's love."

"If you're playing a poker game and you look around the table and can't tell who the sucker is, it's you."

"We are such spendthrifts with our lives. The trick of living is to slip on and off the planet with as little fuss as you can muster. I'm not running for sainthood. I just happen to think that in life we need to be a little like the farmer, who puts back into the soil what he takes out".

“I don’t think there’s anything exceptional or noble in being philanthropic. It’s the other attitude that confuses me.”

“It's been a privilege to be here.” 

the privilege was all ours mr. newman