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Born: 1964-08-30
Profession: Athlete
Nation: American
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Would I buy a cell phone for my 12-year-old?... No. I should have closer control over my child than that. He really shouldn't be in places where he needs to contact me by cell.

Tags: Child, Control, Needs

Even though I'm retired for some years now I still have something positive to say to kids. And they still listen.

Tags: Kids, Positive, Though

I always wished I had a chance to meet an NFL player or even a college player when I was growing up in Los Angeles.

Tags: Chance, College, Growing

I like working with kids. I just have a way with kids.

Tags: Kids, Working

People didn't stop spending money, they just spent it on things that complement their PCs.

Tags: Money, Spending, Stop

This is the year you really put the stake in the ground.

Tags: Ground, Put, Year

To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction - and a cat. The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by.

Tags: Courage, Last, Takes

Of all the toys available, none is better designed than the owner himself. A large multipurpose plaything, its parts can be made to move in almost any direction. It comes completely assembled, and it makes a sound when you jump on it.

Tags: Direction, Himself, Makes

When you get released from the NFL it's not a pleasant experience and I may have sulked for about two or three years. Then I was like, 'You know what? It's time to get back on the wagon.' I have nothing to be ashamed of.

Tags: Experience, May, Time

My capacity as a monk was to passionately believe utter nonsense, and when you're an actor you have to do the same thing. Also, Christianity used to have a lot to do with self-loathing and an acceptance of criticism and things like that which is terribly important for actors.

Tags: Acceptance, Criticism, Used

We are pre-disposed for fantasy, there is a natural impulse for human beings to want to get off their heads or out of their heads in something in a substance or a drink or an idea or a religion which will comfort them and make life exciting.

Tags: Human, Life, Religion

Well, I think if more people had more applause, it would make them feel better. I often give my wife a round of applause. If the meal is very good I give her a standing ovation.

Tags: Give, Good, Wife

Well, I think people don't recognise my face because I'm so much older now, but it is astonishing that people can recognise a voice. I do sometimes get recognised, and indeed a lot of people do come and see me.

Tags: Face, Older, Sometimes

I have never described the time I was in Doctor Who as anything except a kind of ecstatic success, but all the rest has been rather a muddle and a disappointment. Compared to Doctor Who, it has been an outrageous failure really - it's so boring.

Tags: Failure, Success, Time

Not only don't I know who I am, but I'm very suspicious of people who do know who they are. I am sometimes ten or twelve people a day, and sometimes four or five people an hour!

Tags: Five, Four, Sometimes

I have no regrets about being 'Doctor Who'. It was the greatest thing that ever happened to me.

Tags: Doctor, Greatest, Regrets

I've never ever read a script. I really must read Macbeth, because I was in it once. I got a lot of laughs in that, I can tell you.

Tags: Once, Read, Tell

The Old Testament is my favourite science fantasy reading.

Tags: Old, Reading, Science

We have newsreaders behaving like actors, lowering their voices if it's a sad story, as if we didn't know it's a sad story. There isn't a single cool newsreader.

Tags: Cool, Sad, Single

Actors are able to trick themselves into treating anything as if it's fantastic. It's a kind of madness really.

Tags: Able, Madness, Themselves

I am a one success man.

Tags: Success

I don't watch television. I know better than that.

Tags: Television, Watch

I really think that reading a whole script is kind of prying and neurotic, don't you?

Tags: Neurotic, Reading, Whole

I think people can believe in anything.

Tags: Death, Life, Often

I was never really happy until I became 'Doctor Who'.

Tags: Doctor, Happy, Until

I wasn't interested in novelty. I was looking for good drama.

Tags: Good, Interested, Looking
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It's funny, in literature no one ever goes to the lavatory.

Tags: Funny, Goes, Literature

Lis Sladen was very important to me, you know. When I joined the little world of 'Doctor Who', Lis was already a star.

Tags: Doctor, Joined, Star

Most drama in our lives is really rather squalid.

Tags: Drama, Lives, Rather

One longs to be funny, to make people laugh. Laughter is such a sign of approval, isn't it?

Tags: Funny, Laugh, Laughter

Politicians are just Daily Mail journalists writ large, aren't they? They're always telling us what's going to happen, and we know they don't know!

Tags: Daily, Happen, Large

The thing is I'm very interested in bad taste, as anyone who's ever seen me perform or had dinner with me would know.

Tags: Anyone, Bad, Seen

I never examined what I did in any great detail because I thought it would spoil things. I never read the scripts at all carefully, and never wanted to know what was going on, because I felt that being a benevolent alien that's the way it should be.

Tags: Great, Thought, Wanted

I used to always be putting my hat on children being photographed and then getting home and discovering I was riddled with lice. That used to happen very, very regularly. I used to get headlice all the time.

Tags: Children, Home, Time

I'm obsessive about the kind of melodrama of getting through the days and trying to make them good and funny and a happy experience. But my feeling towards the fans is that they delivered me from darkness.

Tags: Experience, Funny, Good

I'm really not an actor of any kind. I've always seen myself as an entertainer, someone who makes people laugh. That's all I've ever wanted to do. 'Doctor Who' has always just been me, really.

Tags: Laugh, Someone, Wanted

I've been involved in one or two successes in classical plays but nothing to touch the excitement and the glamour and the gratification of being a children's hero for so long.

Tags: Children, Hero, Touch
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