Mary Tyler Moore Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

Mary Tyler Moore Quotes and Sayings

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    A human being has been given an intellect to make choices, and we know there are other food sources that do not require the killing of a creature that would protest being killed. Mary Tyler Moore | Refcard PDF
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    And I came close to losing a part of my foot on two occasions. I hope I'm consistently lucky and that the next time I develop a blister or step on something sharp, that I don't go as far as I did on those two times. Mary Tyler Moore | Refcard PDF
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    And that's what the audience was feeling too, as they watched the show and as they watch it now. And overriding all of that is the way it was written. It was written honestly. There was never any manufactured laugh. There was never compromising of character. Mary Tyler Moore | Refcard PDF
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    And the sculptor woman was so clever in the way she did it. She had the beret just about to leave my hand. So it's attached to this finger and that's what will keep it there. And I'm looking up at it, so there's no question but that that beret is going to fly. Mary Tyler Moore | Refcard PDF
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    And then Dick called and said, I'm going to do a special called Dick Van Dyke and the other woman, that would be you, because every time I try to check into a hotel with my wife, they look at me as though I'm cheating on Laura. Mary Tyler Moore | Refcard PDF
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    But I'm very happy with my life the way it has been turning out. A little time in the country, a little time with the animals and working on behalf of them. Mary Tyler Moore | Refcard PDF
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    I don't know how to do the other, so I won't even consider television until the audience's taste changes. Mary Tyler Moore | Refcard PDF
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    I just like the continue doing what I've been doing. A melange of funny, straight drama, television, movies, a little theater here and there wouldn't hurt. So if I can keep doing that, I'll be a very happy person. Mary Tyler Moore | Refcard PDF
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    I live in a kind of controlled awareness. I wouldn't call it fear, but it's an awareness. I know I have a responsibility to behave in a certain way. I'm able to do that. Mary Tyler Moore | Refcard PDF
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    I live in New York simply because I don't know any better. I moved there when the show went off the air a couple of years after that. Mary Tyler Moore | Refcard PDF
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    I loved working with Valerie. That was the most wonderful revelation to find that when we are on a set and we're playing our roles, we're like separated twins. We can almost finish each other's dialogue. Mary Tyler Moore | Refcard PDF
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    I think I can take responsibility for that in that I was the audience. I was the voice of sanity around whom all these crazies did their dance. And I reacted in the same way that a member of the audience would have reacted. Mary Tyler Moore | Refcard PDF
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    I'm not an actress who can create a character. I play me. Mary Tyler Moore | Refcard PDF
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    Interestingly that some of the characters did not turn out the way Jim and Allen had envisioned them. Mary Tyler Moore | Refcard PDF
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    It was Grant's company and he made all the decisions. And that was just fine. Mary Tyler Moore | Refcard PDF
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    Lou Grant was pretty much always Lou Grant. Mary Tyler Moore | Refcard PDF
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    No candy bars unless I've had a low blood sugar where I'm shaky. Mary Tyler Moore | Refcard PDF
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    No, I tell you what I like is having the play close after a decent run and looking back on it and saying, yes, I did that, and wasn't it wonderful? Because while you're doing it, it is really tough. It is so hard. Mary Tyler Moore | Refcard PDF
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    Reruns are wonderful because it usually indicates that they had something going for them to begin with and that's why you're still looking at them. And in both my shows, The Dick Van Dyke Show and the last one, they were so well written and so good they hold up. Mary Tyler Moore | Refcard PDF
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    Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you're really strangers. Mary Tyler Moore | Refcard PDF
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    Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave. Mary Tyler Moore | Refcard PDF
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    The kinds of shows that seem to work now, the comedy shows, are those which require very little attention. They're superficial and I like articulate comedy. Mary Tyler Moore | Refcard PDF
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    There are two kinds of cloning right now. One is therapeutic cloning which is for coming up with cures for life threatening, really, really awful diseases. Then there is reproductive cloning, which is to make a human being out of your DNA and a donor egg. Mary Tyler Moore | Refcard PDF
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    Well, Rhoda was, I think, the last actress that we saw. There had been so many wonderful actresses who were close, really close. But there was no magical epiphany. Mary Tyler Moore | Refcard PDF
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    Well, there are certain foods that I prefer not to eat because they're just such a jolt to the system. Mary Tyler Moore | Refcard PDF
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    What happens is that the system builds many inferior blood vessels in the eye to take the place of the vessels that are dying. And those blood vessels are not up to the task. And they bleed. They hemorrhage and they cover the eye inside with blood. Mary Tyler Moore | Refcard PDF
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    You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you. Mary Tyler Moore | Refcard PDF






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