Alan Alda Quotes

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Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.
— Alan Alda

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Originality is unexplored territory. You get there by carrying a canoe—you can't take a taxi.
— Alan Alda


Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while  or the light won't come in.
I want you to have chutzpah.  Nothing important was ever accomplished without chutzpah.  Columbus had chutzpah.  The signers of the Declaration of Independence had chutzpah.
Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory.  Be brave enough to live life creatively.  The creative is the place where no one else has ever been.  It is not the previously known.


You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.  You can't get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you're doing, but what you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself.