Andrew Shue, American Actor ( February 20, 1967 - )

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Life is the most exciting opportunity we have. But we have one shot. You graduate from college once, and that's it. You're going out of that nest. And you have to find that courage that's deep, deep, deep in there. Every step of the way.~Andrew Shue

Life Graduation Deep

The most important role models should and could be parents and teachers. But that said, once you're a teenager you've probably gotten as much of an example from your parents as you're going to.~Andrew Shue

Parents Teen Important

Try to have as diverse group of friends as possible and don't get into the the clique scenario.~Andrew Shue

Friends Group Try

Community service has taught me all kinds of skills and increased my confidence. You go out there and think on your feet, work with others and create something from nothing. That's what life's all about.~Andrew Shue

Life Work Confidence

We started a movement... to build character, citizenship and confidence in young people.~Andrew Shue

Confidence Character Young

I'm just kind of taking a break now and enjoying the freedom of making my own choices. When you're on a television show for six years, they run your schedule.~Andrew Shue

Freedom Choices Television

I have amazing friends who have led inspirational lives.~Andrew Shue

Inspirational Friends

Michael Sanchez and I grew up in New Jersey, not far from here, playing soccer together. When I was in high school, I worked to start an organization to help senior citizens, which I learned a great deal from.~Andrew Shue

School Great Together

I'd never been a teacher before, and here I was starting my first day with these eager students. There was a shortage of teachers, and they had been without a math teacher for six months. They were so excited to learn math.~Andrew Shue

Teacher Day Learn

The biggest lesson from Africa was that life's joys come mostly from relationships and friendships, not from material things. I saw time and again how much fun Africans had with their families and friends and on the sports fields; they laughed all the time.~Andrew Shue

Life Time Sports

When we're young we have a very clear vision of how life is supposed to be, and it all seems very neatly packaged.~Andrew Shue

Life Vision Young

When you start suppressing feelings at an early age, it hurts you down the road. Full expression of anger and pain is very important.~Andrew Shue

Age Road Anger

People who dream of something bigger and better are good role models.~Andrew Shue

Good People Dream

A good balance of winning and losing is important. If you just win all the time, you won't get anything out of it; having some tough losses can be really important.~Andrew Shue

Time Good Winning

Winning isn't everything, but playing and competing and striving and going through things can be a lot of fun and really important. As long as you're doing it in a way that's healthy, sports can be an incredible opportunity.~Andrew Shue

Sports Winning Opportunity

Unfortunately, there are so many people who live their whole life in a place that is safe and protected and simple and they don't really have that strength inside to fly.~Andrew Shue

Life Strength Simple

With my new venture, Club Mom, we want to empower moms to feel their value and also build their collective power to make their lives better and easier. We want to bring them together as a community to share experiences and information.~Andrew Shue

Mom Power Community

There are 80 million moms in the United States. Forty million stay at home with their children.~Andrew Shue

Children Home Parenting

Teenagers too often have to deal with loss and death. You had to cope with the untimely death of your brother; how can young people deal with such tragedies?~Andrew Shue

Death Brother Loss

I was on Oprah's show recently talking about the people who impacted me the most. One was a teacher and one was my soccer coach. I didn't even go into my family, who had the most influence.~Andrew Shue

Family Teacher Influence

It's easy to say young people should believe in themselves, but the number one thing is recognizing that it's a journey, that you have to build confidence in yourself.~Andrew Shue

Journey Confidence People

If you can get a teen leader in each sector of a student population, you can pull people in. Everybody wants to get involved, but most are too afraid. When they see a person they think is cool leading it, they're first to join.~Andrew Shue

Leader Cool Teen

I found at an early age the times when I learned the most about myself was when I got thrown out there on a stage in front of a microphone when you didn't really want to be out there, where you're kind of afraid.~Andrew Shue

Myself Age Want

I'm a big fan of Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, they're my two favorites.~Andrew Shue

Petty Two Big

You need to make relationships to help you.~Andrew Shue

Help You Relationships

When you have a tough loss, go through it and agonize. I had one loss that I still want to change, but at the same time I realize it is an important part of who I am.~Andrew Shue

Change Time I Am