Sunday, September 28, 2008

Paul Newman


"I don't think there's anything exceptional or noble in being philanthropic. It's the other attitude that confuses me."

"The concept that a person who has a lot holds his hand out to someone who has less, or someone who isn't hurting holds his hand out to someone who is, is simply a human trait that has nothing to do with celebrity. I am confounded at the stinginess of some institutions and some people. I'm bewildered by it. You can only put away so much stuff in your closet. In 1987, the average CEO against someone who was working in his factory was 70 times. It's now 410 times."

"Building weapons that we don’t need, don’t work, and aren’t necessary, and have no mission — that’s not bad politics, that’s robbery."

"I'd like to be remembered as a guy who tried — tried to be part of his times, tried to help people communicate with one another, tried to find some decency in his own life, tried to extend himself as a human being. Someone who isn't complacent, who doesn't cop out."

2 comments:

Fran said...

Thank you. That's quite a tribute.

corvi said...

making some signs tonight for some blogging tomorrow. I logged on to your site to get some inspiration and motivation. Thanks for the paul newman thoughts. he will be missed, more than most people realize. His contribution in life made a difference. Hopefully, when each of us leave the planet, someone will say the same about us.