Seen & Heard, Part 1

They say a hint to the wise is sufficient. And, we’ve all heard of the phrase ‘famous last words.’ So, let’s tap into the minds of the famous, shall we?

“It’s funny because it’s funny.” ― David Spade

Forget the glitz, glamor and cameras as we delve into the minds of some of the most iconic names in history. Get a glimpse of quotes imparted by the famous, as their wisdom is priceless, timeless and uncanny.

Pulling Back the Curtains

“I’m not one of those complicated, mixed-up cats. I’m not looking for the secret to life… I just go on from day-to-day, taking what comes.” ― Frank Sinatra;

“The image is one thing and the human being is another. It’s very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.” ― Elvis  Presley;

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” ― Oprah Winfrey;

“Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent.” ― Marlon Brando;

“Easy reading is damn hard writing.” ― Nathaniel Hawthorne;

“I only answer to two people, myself and God.” ― Cher;

“Everyone’s been so quick to say that I’m really thick or I haven’t got a brain. People will think whatever they want to think.” ― David Beckham;

“Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up by itself.” ― Woodrow Wilson;

“I think you have to be yourself, and you have to be real and you have to admit what you don’t know, and talk about what you do know, and talk about what you don’t know as long as you say you don’t know it.”― Anderson Cooper;

“I’m not really wise. But I can be cranky.” ― Andy Griffith;

“Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.” ― Joan Crawford;

“People look at me and go, ‘You must have it made. You have girls. You have a great life.’ It’s not true. I mean you pull the curtain away, and you see I’m just as insecure and neurotic and scared and vulnerable as anybody, you know.” ― John Stamos;

“There are moments to indulge and enjoy, but I always know when it’s time to go home and wash my knickers.” ― Kate Winslet;

“This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” ― Neil Armstrong;

“I felt like a loser. I was unhappy as a child most of the time. We were terribly poor and I hated my size.” ― Don Knotts;

“Sometimes you just stumble into something that works, and here I am a quarter of a century later.” ― Pat Sajak;

“Don’t follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise.” ― Joan Rivers;

“We women have to stick together.” ― Chelsea Handler;

“The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become.” ― Gisele Bundchen;

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ― Nelson Mandela;

“I’m not the kind of person who tries to be cool or trendy, I’m definitely an individual.” ― Leonardo DiCaprio;

“A lot of emotional stress that people go through, some people figure out a way to handle it. They have a strong enough support system to keep going and keep moving forward. And some people, they feel like they don’t have that outlet.” ― Terrell Owens;

“Every book has mistakes in them, every one. There’s never been a book published without mistakes.” ― Bill O’Reilly;

“Work hard. Laugh when you feel like crying. Keep an open mind, open eyes and an open spirit.” ― Rachael Ray;

“It’s funny because it’s funny.” ― David Spade;

“North Americans as a whole need to embrace having clothes altered to their body. I hear it all the time: why do the Europeans always look so good? They have a relationship with their tailor and spend the time and money to make their clothes look their best.” ― Michael Kors;

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss;

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” ― John Lennon;

“It always amazes me to think that every house on every street is full of so many stories; so many triumphs and tragedies, and all we see are yards and driveways.” ― Glenn Close;

“Being self-supporting is important to me.” ― Chaz Bono;

“Survey says…!” ― Richard Dawson;

“Life is very interesting… in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.” ― Drew Barrymore;

“I think I’ve always been good so God wouldn’t strike me dead.” ― Heather Locklear;

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.” ― Audrey Hepburn;

“There’s nothing like a family crisis, especially a divorce, to force a person to re-evaluate his life.” ― Michael Douglas;

“I’m just an old hippie. You know, peace and love.” ― Sherman Hemsley;

“I think when you spread the wealth around it’s good for everybody.” ― President Barack Obama;

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” ― Abraham Lincoln;

“I love reading people. I really enjoy watching, observing, and being able to figure out a person, the reason they wore that dress, the reason they smell the way they do.” ― Rihanna;

“It’s about strengthening the relationship and the bond of parent to child.” ― Blair Underwood;

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” ― Warren Buffett;

“Uncertainty is a sign of humility, and humility is just the ability or the willingness to learn.” ― Charlie Sheen;

“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
― William Shakespeare, As You Like It;

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ― Aristotle;

“Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.” ― Tupac Shakur;

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” ― Socrates;

“May you live every day of your life.” ― Jonathan Swift;

“Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside of you.”  ― Wally ‘Famous’ Amos;

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” ― Confucius;

“Passion is very important to me. If you stop enjoying things, you’ve got to look at it, because it can lead to all kinds of depressing scenarios.” ― Nicolas Cage;

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.” ― Miss Piggy;

“Angry people are not always wise.”
― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice;

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” ―Jimi Hendrix;

“He who stands for nothing will fall for anything.” ― Alexander Hamilton;

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.” ― Groucho Marx;

“When you know better you do better.” ― Maya Angelou;

“I am trying to be guided by my passion.” ― America Ferrera;

“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” ― Albert Einstein;

“Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you’re generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.” ― Donald Trump;

“Never, never, never give in!” ― Winston Churchill;

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ― Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.;

“We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.” ― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace;

“Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.” ― Helen Keller;

“It’s not easy being green.” ― Kermit The Frog;

“It’s important to have dreams, that’s all you’ve got; if you can’t dream then you might as well be dead.” ― Robbie Montgomery;

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; truth isn’t.” ― Mark Twain.

Walking a Fine Line

Budding stars are always on the rise. And, they deliver the most interesting banter. Question: What is your take on what celebrities have to say?

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-Kimberly Williams

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