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Dirk Benedict Quotes

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It takes great technique, tremendous discipline and energy and practice, and damn few are capable. Art is confidence. Technique makes it possible to achieve artistic greatness, but doesn't guarantee it. The great piano artists are not the ones who are best playing Clementi exercises.
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#Art

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From Fred Astaire I learned discipline and hard work.
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#American Actor #Discipline

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Many people are shy when it comes to getting out on a dance floor. Dancing is an activity that... reveals your inner self, whether you like it, or know it, or not. It is hard to fake it on a dance floor.
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#Dance

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My favorite thing is to be alone in a room with a blank paper in front of me and the time to fill it.
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#American Actor

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I am very abnormal... But it wasn't very long ago that I wasn't so abnormal. I was very normal and headed for a lifetime of paying medical bills as proof of my normalcy.
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#American Actor #Abnormal

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I believe that the first 8 years are most important and the time in a child's life when parents must be absolutely and completely present.
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#American Actor #Life

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Hollywood today is ALL about being consistent. All thinking in mainstream film business takes place in ONE BOX.
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#American Actor #Business

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There is a divine moment in our lives when we all become one. It's called procreation, and it is reborn, continually and forever.
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#American Actor

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If you want to have something to say about the voice or vision of a film, go to Harvard Business School. Become a Studio Exec. But don't become a writer. Or director, for that matter.
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#Business

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People think surviving cancer is tough, or surviving a divorce, but NOTHING compares with fighting with American Culture when you want to raise your kids free of junk food. Read Junk Food Nation. A great book.
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#Cancer

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Hollywood... a city I was to come back to time and again, in sickness and in health, in success and in failure, with anticipation and with dread.
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#American Actor #Health

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For thousands of sick and dying people all over the country, cast out of hospitals with their individual predictions of only months left on this planet, Boston was a last hope, a Mecca.
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#Country

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Time is money, as they say, and it was never more apropos than on a television show, where a minute is worth about $200!
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#American Actor #Money

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Someday I would love to publish the hundreds of letters I've received from people around the world, telling me their stories of having stumbled into my book and taking it to heart, to soul, and recovering from their illness. Amazing stories of recovery.
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#Letters

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We had many intellectuals and industry people who looked down on us, as if it were beneath them to even watch us. Nowadays, those comparisons aren't made.
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#Intellectuals

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The media destroyed the show with all the hype. All the press worked against us. We didn't become the Number 1 show in the country ,and the critics destroyed us.
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#Media

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Hollywood... damn well won't hire a writer over 40 unless he made his mark when he was under 30. America worships youth. It is reflected everywhere. And because wisdom can ONLY come with age, America is a very immature, unwise country. As reflected in its films.
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#America

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It is a good motive, fame and money, as it is tangible and measurable. Being an artist is neither measurable nor tangible and certainly not a way to become rich.
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#American Actor

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I am very willing to share whatever I know or feel I know about finding some serenity in this lifetime.
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#American Actor

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I'm the worst person to ask about how to get noticed. It took me 25 years.
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#American Actor

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I'm a classic example of what can happen if you follow your inner voice. I was cursed with interests and some talent in many different areas. It confuses people.
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#American Actor #Example

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As children get older, they are supposed to gradually stand more and more on their own and eventually completely leave the nest. My boys are definitely starting to do that. Soon I might actually go on a date.
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#Children

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Be very clear as to what your dream is. Nowadays it is fairly certain that 90 percent of all actors really just want to be rich and famous as the solution to all that ails.
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#American Actor