Al Lewis, American Actor ( April 30, 1910 - February 3, 2006 )

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Every Friday I used to have about fifty, sixty kids who would wait for me on Sunset Boulevard and I'd take them all to dinner. All runaways.~Al Lewis

Sunset Dinner Me

There's more to anybody. Just because you haven't noticed it, that's your problem, that's not mine.~Al Lewis

Problem You Just Because

What motivated me? My mother. My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman, struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.~Al Lewis

Mother Mom Life

I'm for everyone having the opportunity to accept a $150,000 bribe.~Al Lewis

Opportunity Accept Having

Oscar Wilde said the rich and the poor are equal - they can both sleep under the bridge. Right? Do they have a right? You're damn right they have a right!~Al Lewis

Sleep Bridge Rich

I probably worked every single entertainment medium, including some that don't exist. I worked the circus, carnival, I had my own medicine show, I worked 18 years of radio.~Al Lewis

Medicine Circus Single

But find something that you absolutely love doing. And then get to love the way you do it. That's the uniqueness of all of us. That's it.~Al Lewis

Love Doing You

I have an old brain but a terrific memory.~Al Lewis

Memory Brain Old

I prefer that for my own satisfaction over radio, there's no audience. TV, there's no audience. I need the response of the audience, even if it's a silent response.~Al Lewis

Silent Satisfaction My Own

I was an organizer in the Food, Agricultural and Tobacco Workers Union down in North Carolina.~Al Lewis

Food Down North Carolina

Understood what the struggle was about. My mother. Couldn't read or write, but she had more sense than many a graduate from Harvard.~Al Lewis

Mother Struggle She

The ruling class is smarter than you, and they're more creative. And if you forget that lesson, you go down the drain. Because if they weren't, they wouldn't be around as long as they have been and as strong as they have been.~Al Lewis

Strong Creative Long

I've been in the struggle over seventy years - it doesn't bother me I may not win.~Al Lewis

Struggle May Me

The struggle goes on. The victory is in the struggle, for me. And I accepted that a long time ago.~Al Lewis

Time Struggle Victory

America gets the politicians they deserve. That's it. And you keep struggling.~Al Lewis

America You Deserve

As long as you gave it your best shot, even if in the opinion of others 'you failed,' you didn't fail.~Al Lewis

Best Long Opinion

I went to all the Love-Ins. I took my kids. I enjoyed myself.~Al Lewis

Myself Kids Enjoyed

I'm more important to me than any body you can mention. Do you know that?~Al Lewis

Me Important Body

I think people need housing. And there's empty buildings, I think people should live in there. If you want to call them squatters, trespassers, hey, I call Wall Street thieves!~Al Lewis

People Live Want

My secret for success? I don't know what the hell success means.~Al Lewis

Success Hell Know

I know who I am. I don't have to brag. I know what I contributed. I know what I did. You think you can do it better? Hey, go right ahead. The stage is yours.~Al Lewis

You Can Do It I Am Better

That's what we really mean by being feared on the football field. And not actually the player that fears him, it's the offensive coordinator that fears him or the running backs coach.~Jamal Lewis

Football Coach Him

As long as I can stay north or south, I'm gaining yards.~Jamal Lewis

Long I Can Stay

If I'm going east and west, nothing's happening.~Jamal Lewis

Nothing Happening Going

I like to hit it downhill, that's the way I was taught to run.~Jamal Lewis

Way Taught Run

I really liked watching Bo Jackson run just because of his size and his speed.~Jamal Lewis

Speed Just Because Run

Watching Bo Jackson, seeing his size, his speed, a lot of his abilities, really drove me.~Jamal Lewis

Me Speed Seeing

Luckily, I have the good fortune of being on the same team as Ray Lewis. I don't have to face him on Sunday.~Jamal Lewis

Good Team Sunday

As far as a guy like Ray Lewis is concerned, you know he's going to be around the ball all the time.~Jamal Lewis

Time You Know

When your name is out there like that, guys are going to want to see what you're about.~Jamal Lewis

Name Want You

A team is a team.~Jamal Lewis


I never did have a team that I watched in my younger days.~Jamal Lewis

Team Never Days

I don't watch that much football... I really like to play it.~Jamal Lewis

Football Play Watch

I chose Tennessee because I thought they'd give me an opportunity to play.~Jamal Lewis

Opportunity Me Play

I also wanted to play with Peyton Manning because I thought he could teach me a lot, and he did.~Jamal Lewis

Me Teach Play

I hope we can build our offense and go out there and win games.~Jamal Lewis

Hope Win Go

I am a responsible parent and have always provided for my children. That fact cannot be disputed. I have made mistakes in my life, but failing to care for my children is not one of them.~Jamal Lewis

Life Children Mistakes