Ted Danson quotes

  • I've found that eating vegan the last five or six months has really given me energy, I feel good and I look fabulous.
    -- Ted Danson

    #Feel Good #Lasts #Fabulous

  • I don't know if I went to the gym, [but] Woody [Harrelson] was 24, and at that point I was like 37, which is when you realize you're no longer 24. So in walked Woody, who was instantly great, but offstage, it was [all] testosterone. We'll arm-wrestle. I still have, like, tendinitis in my elbow.Woody cleaned everybody's clock in everything. Then we got less physical and went to chess, and he whipped our ***** with chess.
    -- Ted Danson

    #Elbows #Arms #Chess

  • I don't think it's a matter of, do you win the game or not, it's how gracefully do you play it.
    -- Ted Danson

    #Thinking #Winning #Play

  • I don't get a sense that Cheers is revered the way it should be by [younger viewers]. In my mind, it's a show that should always, always, always be in the pantheon. But can it ever mean to future generations what it meant to us?
    -- Ted Danson

    #Cheer #Mean #Mind

  • At the time, my 6-year-old kept thinking my character's name was "Sam Alone," which is kind of brilliant. The funny came out of Sam's sad core: the alcoholic, the sex addict, the person who thinks he's God's gift.
    -- Ted Danson

    #Sex #Character #Thinking

  • I was going through so many changes in my life - separation with my wife, having an affair - that was all very messy and public. It felt like if I really wanted to rock my boat and make changes in my life and who I am and how I am, that would also mean moving on from Cheers.
    -- Ted Danson

    #Cheer #Moving #Mean

  • Around year seven or eight, you'd kill yourself when you realized Norm had to enter and you had to come up with a new beer joke.
    -- Ted Danson

    #Beer #Years #Eight

  • I had trouble hanging around [Shelley Long] until we stood onstage together, and then I was in heaven.
    -- Ted Danson

    #Long #Heaven #Together

  • The biggest danger we face is overfishing. We literally could fish out our oceans, some scientists believe, in the next 40, 50, 60 years. We are fishing out the top of the food chain, and it's pretty crucial because about 200 million people depend on fish and fishing for their livelihood, and about a billion people, mostly in poorer countries, depend on fish for their protein. So this is a big problem. Good news is, it's fixable.
    -- Ted Danson

    #Country #Believe #Ocean

  • Sharks have swum the oceans for over 400 million years, but we're threatening this critically important species for the purpose of making soup - it's sad and wasteful.
    -- Ted Danson

    #Ocean #Sharks #Years

  • My job playing Sam Malone was to let the audience in, to love my bar full of people. And that informed my life. I mean, we're so different [in the cast], some of us. Miles apart. [But] when I see anyone from those days, I tap into that instant love for them.
    -- Ted Danson

    #Jobs #Mean #People

  • I let my [past] life in peripherally, because I'm interested in what's over there; I want to keep going forward.
    -- Ted Danson

    #Past #Want #Keep Going

  • Many people continue to think of sharks as man-eating beasts. Sharks are enormously powerful and wild creatures, but youre more likely to be killed by your kitchen toaster than a shark!
    -- Ted Danson

    #Powerful #Men #Thinking

  • I am forever grateful for Cheers.
    -- Ted Danson

    #Cheer #Grateful #Forever

  • It is particularly appropriate that we unveil this campaign on this first day of the annual international coastal clean-up effort, ... Beach cleanups are something each of us can do any time of the year. I'm proud to be participating in the cleanup efforts today and I encourage everyone to make the time for these types of activities.
    -- Ted Danson

    #Beach #Ocean #Years

  • If you take one rivet out of an airplane, it will be all right, it'll keep flying. You take another rivet out of the airplane and it still flies. So what the heck, let's take more rivets out of the airplane, and sooner or later, the airplane drops from the sky.
    -- Ted Danson

    #Airplane #Sky #Flying

  • As a people, we value family, education and success. Hunger is an enemy to all three. Scientific studies have demonstrated that even brief periods of hunger can permanently inhibit a child's mental, emotional and physical growth. Kids who are hungry do poorly in school and are unlikely to grow into productive adults. For families, experiencing hunger means living in a world of isolation and shame. Caring citizens must put an end to this disgrace.
    -- Ted Danson

    #Children #School #Mean

  • We have a project with Unocal here in Los Angeles, where we as an environmental organization, the oil company, and the state all get together to promote the recycling of used motor oil.
    -- Ted Danson

    #Organization #Oil #Environmental

  • There should be a list of people who can and cannot clone themselves.
    -- Ted Danson

    #People #Lists #Should

  • To the naked eye, our oceans are beautiful. But scientists tell us that all of the world's fisheries will collapse by 2048, unless we change how we manage them. Help protect our oceans so the next generation can also enjoy their bounty.
    -- Ted Danson

    #Beautiful #Ocean #Eye

  • We are so arrogant, we forget that we are not the reason for evolution, we are not the point of evolution. We are part of evolution. Unfortunately, we believe that we've been created to dominate the planet, to dominate nature. Ain't true.
    -- Ted Danson

    #Believe #Arrogant #Evolution

  • We need to start looking at having a way of managing the whole ecosystem, because you can't pick away at it piece by piece, you have to truly start being coordinated and managing our resources as a system. We haven't gotten to that point yet.
    -- Ted Danson

    #Ecosystems #Pieces #Way

  • We're not trying to reinvent the wheel; for any environmental organization to claim sole responsibility for any kind of victory is insane, because everybody attacks these problems as a group.
    -- Ted Danson

    #Responsibility #Organization #Victory

  • We only have ten years to save the oceans
    -- Ted Danson

    #Ocean #Years

  • The environmental movement, like all political processes, reacts best to disasters. But these are very slow, very gradual disasters in the making.
    -- Ted Danson

    #Political #Environmental #Movement

  • Individuals of all ages can make an important difference in the overall health of our ocean by the actions they take every day. Simple things like picking up trash on the beach, recycling and conserving water can have a big impact on the health of our ocean.
    -- Ted Danson

    #Beach #Ocean #Simple

  • I feel very strongly that you can't just beat people up anymore; you have to work hand in hand and find ways to compromise, and get big business involved, because it won't happen otherwise.
    -- Ted Danson

    #Hands #People #Way

  • One person goes off and works in Houston the other person goes off to London and you're on the phone to each other and somebody is paying you to kiss somebody else. It's very bizarre being an actor.
    -- Ted Danson

    #Kissing #Phones #Actors

  • You have to work with the auto industry, the oil companies, you have to work to develop renewable fuel, whether it's solar or different kinds of fuel...
    -- Ted Danson

    #Oil #Fuel #Energy

  • One of the ingredients that made Cheers work so well was the great ensemble of actors we had. That's the case with any good series...
    -- Ted Danson

    #Cheer #Ensemble #Actors

  • How much do you engage yourself in what's truly real and important in life? That's the individual question.
    -- Ted Danson

    #Real #Important #Individual

  • The planet will survive. Whether we get to be here and enjoy it, or enjoy life as we've known it, is what's questionable.
    -- Ted Danson

    #Enjoy Life #Planets #Enjoy

  • It is important to remember that the ocean's resources are finite. The commitment these kids are making here today is a clear and compelling call to all of us to pay attention to our ocean.
    -- Ted Danson

    #Ocean #Kids #Commitment

  • Years ago, we all talked about recycling and not dumping things down your drain and all of that, but talking doesn't help much. Basically, it's going to have to be legislation because the impact is so huge and diversified.
    -- Ted Danson

    #Talking #Years #Impact

  • If you actively do something, it will stop making you feel like a victim and you'll start feeling like part of the solution, which is just a huge benefit to your body and your psyche.
    -- Ted Danson

    #Feelings #Benefits #Body