David McCallum quote

"I didnt want to be famous. I just wanted to earn enough money to have a nice life and enjoy acting."

David McCallum

Born: September 19, 1933

Occupation: Actor

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I've never outgrown my childhood.

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Great fear, conformity, immorality: these are heavy burdens. They drain us of creative energy. And when we are drained of creative energy, we do not create. We procreate, but we do not create.

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I think your life is governed not by the bricks or mortar around you, its governed by who holds your hand and who spits in your eye.

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We should learn to live and love our neighbors as ourselves for the sake of peace and progress.

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I feel it's a person's duty to participate in the governing of the country in which he lives.

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Reducing your life down to three pairs of jeans, two skirts, a couple of shirts, and a few pairs of shoes was so nice for me. I really loved living in this tiny room where I didnt have space for anything....

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Holly Valance

I never felt hard done by and never wanted for anything, but I grew up in a wealthy area where I saw people being handed things on a plate. So it made me want to earn some money and be able to buy things...

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Matthew Perry

I was a guy who wanted to become famous. There was steam coming out of my ears, I wanted to be famous so badly. You want the attention, you want the bucks, and you want the best seat in the restaurant....

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Edward Furlong

When I was a kid, the idea of why I wanted acting to be the thing I do for the rest of my life was different. It was, Oh yeah, I'll get girls and be famous.

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Mark Ruffalo

My own mother fought to make herself more than a possession; she lived her life as a mother who chose when she would have children, and a wife who could earn a living if she so chose. I want my daughters...

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Kelsey Grammer

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Jay-Z

Kurt Cobain OD'd on heroin before committing suicide, but he also OD'd on fame. Cobain was like Basquiat: They both wanted to be famous, and were brilliant enough to make it happen. But then what? Drug...

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Carol Burnett

But I didn't ask to have somebody nose around in my private life. I didn't even ask to be famous. All I asked was to be able to earn a living making people laugh.

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Sarah Beeny

I made a conscious decision to earn enough to be able to choose my husband rather than not have a career and marry someone who would have to earn enough for us both to live on.

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Peter Green

I thought I had too much money to be happy and normal. Thousand of pounds is just too much for a working person to handle all of a sudden, and I felt I didnt deserve it.

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Gene Barry

I just wanted to be a guy who could earn a living as an actor, and I did that for a long time.

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Larry Winget

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Alan Cranston

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Robert Smith

I had no desire to be famous; I just wanted to make the greatest music ever made. I didn't want anyone to know who I was.

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Gary Oldman

Well, I needed the work - that's the honest answer. I haven't worked for a while, a couple of years. So I thought it would be nice to get back to work and earn some money.

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Shakira

I just want to grow old with a man who takes care of me, and I want to eventually have kids and want them to be good children to me. Just want to be treated nice and have respect.

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Tom Hanks

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Cindy Crawford

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