Michael Landon Quotes

Born October 31, 1936
Died July 01, 1991

Why should I know Michael Landon?

Michael Landon was an American actor, writer, director, and producer.

Landon is best known for the TV show 'Bonanza' where he played Little Joe Cartwright and his role of Charles Ingalls in 'Little House on the Prairie'.

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Best Quotes by Michael Landon

“Boy, you gotta be real sick to get this much attention.”

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“Dreaming is one thing, and working towards the dream is one thing, but working with expectations in mind is very self-defeating.”

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“Every script I've written and every series I've produced have expressed the things I most deeply believe.”

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“I believe in God, family, truth between people, the power of love.”

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“I believe that there is God in all of us.”

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“I don't have expectations. Expectations in your life just lead to giant disappointments.”

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“I don't mind dying if I have to, but I'm damned if I want to pay for the guarantee. I'm sorry.”

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“I don't want people to think that everybody is a likely candidate for cancer of this type. I think I have it because for most of my life, though I was never a drunk, I drank too much. I also smoked too many cigarettes and ate a lot of wrong things. And if you do that, even if you think you're too strong to get anything, somehow you're going to pay.”

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“I feel sorry for people who have problems which are beyond their control, but most of life's problems are our own fault--and sympathy under those conditions doesn't do a bit of good.”

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“I felt my father's presence with me, enlightening my memories, helping me to commit to paper the feelings I had. I really heard my father speaking to me from the other dimension, filling my mind with just the right words. The story came so fast and was so right. In three days, the script was complete.”

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“I think all of us create our own miracles.”

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“I want people to laugh and cry, not just sit and stare at the TV.”

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“I was grown before I realized that other mothers didn't put their heads in the oven.”

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“I'm going to beat this cancer or die trying.”

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“I'm not the kind of person who gives up without a fight.”

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“I've fought hard and now I'm weary to the bone.”

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“I've had a good life. Enough happiness, enough success.”

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“I’ve got nine kids, nine dogs, three grandkids – and one in the oven. And three parrots!”

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“If I'm gonna die, death's gonna have to do a lot of fighting to get me.”

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“Less than 1 percent of the patients treated are alive at the end of five years.”

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“Life has been good to me. It's not like I missed an awful lot. I had a pretty good lick here. Every moment gets a little more important.”

Michael Landon

“Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I think viewers are hungry for shows in which people say something meaningful.”

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“People would do themselves a great favor if they would take the blame for things that go wrong, and say to themselves, "I've got to do something about this." But you can't do anything if you always blame your problems on someone else. You have to say, "It's my fault, and I'd better do something about this.".”

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“Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don't remember me at all.”

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“Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows.”

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“Sometimes I wonder if we live life by reliving life, rather than by living life.”

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“The one thing I need to leave behind is good memories.”

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“The relationship lasted 19 years. I don't consider that a failed marriage. I don't think it was a disaster. We produced some terrific kids. We just didn't grow in the same direction. We became different people. We both changed.”

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“The tougher the fight, the more important the mental attitude.”

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“The very worst thing you can do to a man is to make him think he is a coward. If a guy needs his job in order to feed and clothe his kids, he'll put up with a lot of abuse before he fights back. I have seen many men mentally shattered by some big-mouth who screamed and yelled in order to get his way. Most of those men did not deserve the abuse but they had to have their jobs, so they kept their mouths shut - and that made them feel like cowards.”

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“There are a lot of things in this world that are more important than being popular. Being true to yourself is one of them.”

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“To stay with someone when you no longer have anything in common is the cruelest thing to do to a child. It's much better to divorce and have two parents happy.”

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“We each have our own miracles.”

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“Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows.”

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“When a man knows he's being wronged and that he should yell right back at his boss, but is afraid to because he fears being fired, then he had just convinced himself that he's a coward and that is one of the worst things you can do to a person. I don't blame a man for keeping his mouth shut in circumstances like that, but he will blame himself, and that is horrible.”

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“With a houseful of kids, you give each other strength.”

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“Yes, I am perfect. It's a problem I've had all my life.”

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“You can die of the cure before you die of the illness.”

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“You don't dissolve a relationship to go to bed with someone 20 years younger. You have to have major differences to stop a relationship, after as many years as I was married. With a wife and seven children, there's always a problem.”

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