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Minnesota Fats Quotes

I hope you find these Minnesota Fats Quotes inspiring and motivational.

Gleason used to rack balls for me when he was a kid
in Brooklyn and in Long Island.
- Minnesota Fats

I'm known clean around the Earth.
- Minnesota Fats

No one on this Earth knows how old I am.
- Minnesota Fats

Paul Newman is not a very good pool player.
- Minnesota Fats


 

The women all want to dance.
I dance all night every night.
- Minnesota Fats

Gleason became like a mentor of mine.
I had Gleason helping me on television,
Godfrey on radio.
- Larry King

Jackie Gleason said that comedy is the most exacting form of dramatic art,
because it has an instant critic: laughter.
- Chuck Jones


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I did the Ed Sullivan show four times.
I did the Steve Allen show.
I did the Jackie Gleason show.
- Elvis Presley

The second day of a diet is always easier than the first.
By the second day you're off it.
- Jackie Gleason

How could you get angry with Jackie Gleason?
- Maureen O'Hara

How sweet it is!
- Jackie Gleason

It's better to star in Oshkosh than to starve on Broadway.
- James Gleason

My biggest weakness is patience, wanting to see things
happen too quickly or get changes in place right away.
Not having the patience to let things develop.
- Paul Gleason

Look at Gleason in The Honeymooners.
He was humorous but the way he lived wasn't really humorous.
He was a bus driver.
Who wants to be a bus driver? He didn't have any money and he was not famous.
But despite that, the show is humorous.
- George Thorogood

I only made $200 a week and I had to buy my own bullets.
- Jackie Gleason

Thin people are beautiful, but fat people are adorable.
- Jackie Gleason

That ability to take in your surroundings and sort out the important stuff,
to be aware, to be vigilant.
Then take all that information, put it together,
and see if it makes sense to you.
- Paul Gleason

If you have it and you know you have it,
then you have it.
If you have it and don't know you have it,
you don't have it.
If you don't have it but you think you have it,
then you have it.
- Jackie Gleason

Confidence, knowing for certain that the person making
the call has your safety foremost in their mind.
And knowing that the job you are about to take on is the right thing to do,
that it makes sense.
- Paul Gleason

Our dreams are firsthand creations, rather than residues of waking life.
We have the capacity for infinite creativity;
at least while dreaming,
we partake of the power of the Spirit,
the infinite Godhead that creates the cosmos.
- Jackie Gleason

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

We did not change as we grew older;
we just became more clearly ourselves.
- Lynn Hall

A man who was completely innocent,
offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others,
including his enemies,
and became the ransom of the world.
It was a perfect act.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The more he became truly wise,
the more he distrusted everything he knew.
- Voltaire

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier,
you will become a general.
If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.'
Instead,
I was a painter, and became Picasso.
- Pablo Picasso

I basically became a cheerleader because I had a very strict mom.
That was my way of being a bad girl.
- Sandra Bullock

Each problem that I solved became a rule,
which served afterwards to solve other problems.
- Rene Descartes

Some years ago I became president of Columbia University
and learned within 24 hours to be ready
to speak at the drop of a hat,
and I learned something more, the trustees were expected
to be ready to speak at the passing of the hat.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I just became one with my browser software.
- Bill Griffith

The danger of the past was that men became slaves.
The danger of the future is that man may become robots.
- Erich Fromm

I haven't eaten at a McDonald's since I became President.
- William J. Clinton

After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled,
my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school,
my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise.
- Shirley Jones

I became a fanatic about healthy food in 1944.
- Gloria Swanson

Almost the first thing I did when I became ill was
to buy a truly good television set.
- Harold Brodkey

In 1966 I became president of the British Computer Society.
- Lord Mountbatten

I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person.
Or he became me.
- Cary Grant

It was important that I became successful.
People say they do it for the love, and yes,
you do it for the love, but you want to be successful.
- Wyclef Jean

I became a very angry person and it was all due to alcoholism.
- Christopher Atkins

I met Cynthia when I was 12, proposed at 16,
became engaged at 17, married her at 19 and we had a baby when I was 20.
If extra work could pay for a lot of diapers,
that was for me.
- Kent McCord

In the end, my pursuit of the elusive New York State
driver's license became about much more than a divorced
woman's learning to drive for the first time.
- Suzanne Vega

I painted one dining room red and I must say,
the conversation became very heated in that room.
- Amanda Pays

Alas, in 1929 came the Stock Market crash and everything
changed and became worrisome.
People started practicing conservatism because of financial losses,
myself included.
- Pola Negri

In the mid-'60s in Berkeley, the theory of measure
spaces of economic agents became one of my main interests.
- Gerard Debreu

My vocal style I haven't tried to copy from anyone.
It just developed until it became the girlish whine it is today.
- Robert Plant

At the age of fifteen my grandmother became the concubine of a warlord general.
- Jung Chang

So it eventually became a question of WHEN they were going to make a movie.
- Paul M. Glaser

I became a specialist at comedic one-liners.
- Lauren Hutton

My gayness became quietly accepted and,
shock of all shocks, life went on.
- Lance Loud

Lights became so hot they melted mascara on women's
faces in early television.
- Johnny Olson

It became extremely important that we go and see the
four heads of the governments,
and the message was delivered, with the tea packets,
to all these heads.
- Satish Kumar

As I began to discover my own truth and endeavored
to possess it with clarity,
I became more and more alienated from that which my companions held,
or professed to hold.
- Juan Goytisolo

After the Rodgers and Hammerstein revolution,
songs became part of the story, as opposed to just
entertainments in between comedy scenes.
- Stephen Sondheim

Steve produced Girls Grow Up Faster Than Boys and one more.
Then he and I wrote a few songs together and became good friends.
He was a talented producer.
- Jimmy Griffin

I think everyone became sick of Sheryl Crow.
I actually became sick of Sheryl Crow.
- Sheryl Crow

I was completely unprepared for the public spectacle my private life became,
and didn't like it a bit.
- Harrison Ford

The mastery of the turn is the story of how aviation
became practical as a means of transportation.
It is the story of how the world became small.
- William Langewiesche

Fame was thrilling only until it became grueling.
Money was fun only until you ran out of things to buy.
- Gloria Swanson

My ordination in the Church of God in Christ was at age 9,
and I later became a Baptist minister,
which I am today.
- Al Sharpton

Every time I would open my mouth to sing,
everybody was paying attention to me.
It became a habit.
- Nana Mouskouri

When I was there, something clicked in my head;
I found myself interviewing people,
searching out facts and figures.
Later on I became much more self-conscious of what I was doing.
- Joe Sacco

When I did start writing books, I didn't realize it,
but the girls that grew up watching the show became moms.
- Lisa Whelchel

I went through a divorce right as we were starting the show.
My divorce became final right after we started shooting the first year,
and during that time I was in such a low place.
- Lee Tergesen

I became so consumed with trying to live up to what
the public expected that I lost myself.
I don't know of anyone else who can say this.
- Victoria Principal

My main mission when I became Prime Minister,
was to keep Singapore going and Singapore has been kept going.
So, I'm happy with what I've done for Singapore.
- Goh Chok Tong

When I got involved with The Five Crowns who later became The Drifters,
and we got this hit record, I still was looking at
this as kind of a fun thing.
- Ben E. King

One result of An American Family was that I became a gay role model.
- Lance Loud

I moved to Princeton, Indiana, and became a professional
Farm Manager for that Princeton Farms.
- Orville Redenbacher

It became much more complicated politically to work
with psychedelics because of the unsupervised experimentation with psychedelics,
particularly among young people.
- Stanislav Grof

Thankfully, it became clear to me that when I compete,
I lose my connection to the passion I have for my work.
- Olympia Dukakis

There is more selfishness and less principle among
members of Congress than I had any conception of,
before I became President of the U.S.
- James K. Polk

This country was the moral leader of the world until
George Bush became president.
- Howard Dean


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