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Bea Arthur Quotes





After being in the business for such a long time, I've done everything but rodeo and porno.
 

But that's one of the nice things about doing a stage show, if something doesn't work out, you have the luxury of working on it over time.
 

I can't imagine working without and audience.
 

I feel I'm an actress who sings a bit.
 

I really cut my teeth on off-off-off Broadway shows.
 

I suddenly realized that comedy, for me, was just being honest, and playing it for real. I've seen so many wonderful actors who turn into creatures from another planet when they're told they are supposed to be playing comedy.
 

I'd never even been to Wrigley Field. I never even enjoyed baseball that much, but I loved being there, the crowd was lovely, and they all sang with me!
 

I'm not playing a role. I'm being myself, whatever the hell that is.
 

I... was not too happy to suddenly take on this public role thrust upon me. They just assumed I was the Joan of Arc of the women's movement. And I wasn't at all. It put a lot of unnecessary pressure on me.
 

Keep fighting for animals by making compassionate, cruelty-free choices every day and encouraging those around you to do the same.
 

Lucy was lovely.
 

Making lasting gifts for animals in our estate plans is perhaps the single most important thing we can do to ensure animals have the strongest possible voice for their protection.
 

No fruit. No veggie.
 

PETA has a proven track record of success. Each victory PETA wins for the animals is a stepping stone upon which we build a more compassionate world for all beings - and we will never give up our fight until all animals are treated with respect and kindness.
 

You know, I spend most of my life turning things down. There's a lot of crap out there.