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Watching television in those days was not the same
by Annette Funicello

Watching television in those days was not the same
experience as it is today.
After years of listening to radio, we found the black-and-white images mesmerizing.
- Annette Funicello

When you are young and healthy, it never occurs to
you that in a single second your whole life could change.
- Annette Funicello

In 1993 my birthday present was a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
- Annette Funicello

Of all the roles I've played, none has been as fulfilling as being a mother.
- Annette Funicello

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I have always thought of Walt Disney as my second father.
- Annette Funicello

At the beginning of 1955 only about 60 percent of American homes had TVs.
- Annette Funicello

Mr. Disney believed everyone was still a child deep inside.
- Annette Funicello


 

Mr. Disney and his staff were constantly scouting for
great stories to bring to life on film.
- Annette Funicello

I'm saddened to see that some have been misled into
believing that Mr. Disney was something other than a kind,
caring man.
- Annette Funicello

I still don't know precisely why The Mickey Mouse Club ended when it did.
- Annette Funicello

I've always found Mr. Disney to be somewhat of a shy person,
a kid at heart.
- Annette Funicello

The mere thought of divorce terrified me.
To me, divorce symbolized failure.
- Annette Funicello

In the United States women develop MS at approximately twice the rate men do,
and no one can explain why women are affected most
often from the waist down.
- Annette Funicello

Whatever ambivalence I felt about my own career,
Frankie more than made up for it with his ambition and tenacity.
- Annette Funicello

As I grew older, I came to feel more responsible for
any hardship or trouble my career caused my family.
- Annette Funicello

The original Mickey Mouse Club, established in the '30s,
was designed to attract children to movie theaters.
- Annette Funicello

Most original viewers of the Mickey Mouse Club didn't
face the crush of family and social problems children have today.
- Annette Funicello

Whatever dreams I have wished have come true.
- Annette Funicello

Just learning that you have MS is such a devastating shock.
- Annette Funicello

MS is not really a degenerative illness.
It is not fatal, nor is it always progressive.
- Annette Funicello

My dear friend Jimmie Dodd was the heart and the soul
of The Mickey Mouse Club.
- Annette Funicello

Dick Clark really didn't make rock 'n roll safe for America,
as many people think.
- Annette Funicello

Mickey Mouse...
is always there-he's part of my life.
That really is something not everyone can call their claim to fame.
- Annette Funicello

Animation did not become the dominant form of children's
television until the '60s.
- Annette Funicello

I always considered myself a dancer before anything else.
- Annette Funicello

I was not prepared to live as a single parent.
- Annette Funicello

As I travel across the country speaking about MS,
perhaps I can offer others comfort and hope.
- Annette Funicello

For me, the wheelchair symbolizes disability in a way a cane does not.
- Annette Funicello

Then, as now, the Disney studio buzzed with activity.
You had a strong impression of being at the center
of something very exciting.
- Annette Funicello

Growing up in public is especially hard sometimes.
- Annette Funicello

Of the many guests we welcomed to the Mickey Mouse Club,
my absolute favorites were the Lennon Sisters.
- Annette Funicello

To some, the '50s were a decade marked by the banal,
the predictable.
- Annette Funicello

The Lord has been with me throughout my life.
He's never let me down.
- Annette Funicello

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)

Whenever you do a thing,
act as if all the world were watching.
- Thomas Jefferson

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

Do you realize if it weren't for Edison we'd be watching TV by candlelight?
- Al Boliska

You can observe a lot by just watching.
- Yogi Berra

Just watching my cats can make me happy.
- Paula Cole

Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles,
watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.
- David Letterman

Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it...
Success is shy - it won't come out while you're watching.
- Tennessee Williams

There's a lot of people in this world who spend so
much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it.
- Josh Billings

Watching your husband become a father is really sexy and wonderful.
- Cindy Crawford

Cloud Animals: Be a Child Again.
I remember warm summer afternoons,
laying in the shade of a maple tree in the back yard
of my Connecticut home watching the clouds for hours.
As those clouds formed dragons and foxes, clowns and angels,
I traveled across space and time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Family involvement is a valuable thing and playing
together actively can be the '90s version of it.
Instead of just watching, you can do it together...
something we don't spend enough time on.
We can motivate and excite each other about fitness.
- Alan Thicke

Life is a journey. It is not a race to test
who can finish first or who can end up with the most loot.
Rather, life is best enjoyed as a meander -
watching the view to left and right - above and below -
as the days slowly move past in dress review.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass
under trees on a summer's day,
listening to the murmur of the water,
or watching the clouds float across the sky,
is by no means a waste of time.
- John Lubbock

I consider myself to have been the bridge between the
shotgun and the binoculars in bird watching.
Before I came along, the primary way to observe birds
was to shoot them and stuff them.
- Roger Tory Peterson

Shakespeare wrote great plays that we're still watching all these years later.
Charlie Chaplin made great comedies and they are still
as funny today as they ever were.
- Leonard Maltin

This is my idea of heaven, coming home and watching the news.
- Rita Moreno

You get to that age where you're watching a lot of television,
and who doesn't want to be on television?
- Jason Marsden

A lot people I know - it drives them crazy when they're watching,
to see the people with their signs and waving,
but there's something that's very inclusive about it.
- Katie Couric

I wanted to tell a story that interested me as much
in the telling as in the watching.
- Neil LaBute

I loved history because to me, history was like watching a movie.
- Quentin Tarantino

Just watching Jack Lemmon made me want to get into this business.
- Hank Azaria

Probably the best part of my life has been watching
the kids play their games.
- Jerry Kramer

I have been sitting watching that ever since I came back,
the continuous variations of light and shadow.
- Laurie Lee

I could stand out front and sing Eagles songs that I sing in my set,
but I think people enjoy watching me sing and play the drums.
It seems to fascinate people.
I don't know why.
- Don Henley

Sometimes it's like watching a train wreck.
You're uncomfortable, but you just can't help yourself.
Some of those so-called bad interviews actually turned
into compelling television.
- Tony Danza

Usually the audience has no idea that the censored
version of whatever movie they're watching isn't the original.
- Todd Solondz

Court TV.
I can't stop watching it.
I am absolutely obsessed!
If I'm not reading a book or spending time with my husband,
my friends or my dog, I am watching Court TV.
- Debra Messing

I just went to see too many movies and I sat in too
many dark matinees watching those old serials.
- Sam Elliott

I love watching a good, freaky horror movie.
I love it.
It's one of my favorite things to do,
to go and see at the cinema.
Just to tune out and be freaked out.
- Yvonne Strahovski

I think that came out of watching all those serious
movies for all that time.
If you watch a movie like Zero Hour,
Sterling Hayden is pretty funny,
and so are the guys in the cockpit.
- David Zucker

I learn so much from watching films like that with
commentary and then when you get to hear another filmmaker
talk about their films it's a really great experience.
- Jay Roach

I like people-watching and fading into crowds.
- Kristen Johnston

I don't know if we ever fully get over the pain of
watching a child trying to find their way through a
world that too often doesn't understand.
- Anne Ford

There's something to be learned by listening and absorbing
and watching before you start telling the people who
have been there how to rearrange chairs.
- Anne Northup


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