Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore (29 December 1936 – 25 January 2017) was an American actress and comedian, most famous for The Mary Tyler Moore Show, in which she starred as Mary Richards, a 30ish single woman who worked as a news producer at WJM-TV in Minneapolis.
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- I'm not an actress who can create a character. I play me.
- As quoted in TV Guide (1970), also in Celebrity Register (1986) edited by Cleveland Amory and Earl Blackwell, p. 353
- Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.
- As quoted in The Reader's Digest, Vol. 128 (1986), p. 137; later in Quotable Quotes (1997) by Editors of Reader's Digest
- My grandfather once said, having watched me one entire afternoon, prancing and leaping and cavorting, "this child will either end up on stage or in jail." Fortunately, I took the easy route.
- I knew at a very early age what I wanted to do. Some people refer to it as indulging in my instincts and artistic bent. I call it just showing off, which was what I did from about three years of age on.
- "Mary Tyler Moore" Interview by Diane Werts at Archive of American Television (23 October 1997)
- It may take a while, but there will probably come a time when we look back and say, "Good Lord, do you believe that in the twentieth century and early part of the twenty-first, people were still eating animals?"
- As quoted in The Vegetarian Solution: Your Answer to Cancer, Heart Disease, Global Warming and More (2007) by Stewart D. Rose, p. 114
- Whatever it is, it’s OK because it’s what it is. Don’t be looking for perfection. Don’t be short-tempered with yourself. And you’ll be a whole lot nicer to be around with everyone else.