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"I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling on his face and not Gary Cooper." - Gary Cooper

"I think they are grooming me as another Gary Cooper." - Barry Gibb

"If Gary Cooper and Henry Fonda had a baby, it would be Matthew Modine." - Stanley Kubrick

"Don't just do something, stand there.' Gary Cooper wasn't afraid to do nothing." - Clint Eastwood

"I seldom ever missed a Gary Cooper picture if I could manage to see it." - Clint Walker

"Fonda and Gary Cooper had the best sense of timing of all the actors I knew." - Gene Tierney

"Gary Ross is amazing." - Liam Hemsworth

"I've always loved Alice Cooper." - Rob Zombie

"Around the age of 5, 6, or 7.... It comes as a great shock to see Gary Cooper killing off the Indians and, although you are rooting for Gary Cooper, that the Indians are you." - James Baldwin

"In the days of Gary Cooper, James Stewart etc, film stars personified the better aspects of human nature." - Alexander Walker

"My old drama coach used to say, 'Don't just do something, stand there.' Gary Cooper wasn't afraid to do nothing." - Clint Eastwood

"I"ve always loved Alice Cooper." - Rob Zombie

"Gregory Peck is the hottest thing in town. Some say he is a second Gary Cooper. Actually, he is the first Gregory Peck." - Gregory Peck

"I learned early on, having known the most handsome, successful, Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, Robert Taylor, don't ever spend too much time looking in the mirror." - Robert Stack

"I love working with Gary Sinise." - John Larroquette

"It comes as a great shock...to discover that the flag to which you have pledged allegiance...has not pledged allegiance to you. It comes as a great shock to see Gary Cooper killing off the Indians, and although you are rooting for Gary Cooper, that the Indians are you." - James A Baldwin

"Gary Oldman is my TV hero. The incredible thing about Gary Oldman is his versatility." - Andrewlee Potts

"Chris Cooper I got to work with many times." - Spike Jonze

"The very first film I ever saw was during the war. My mother took me, I must have been about 4, and that was Beau Geste, with Gary Cooper." - Terence Stamp

"I grew up with the television product being old Western serials like Roy Rogers, and John Wayne and Gary Cooper, and many others were my favorites when I was a young person going to films." - Steve Kanaly

"Anyone who would let Gary Cooper and the entire cast go charging on horseback without first finding out what kind of footing the horses had is nuts and cannot possibly direct a motion picture." - Dick York

"I didn't know what to expect from a famous movie star; maybe that he'd be sort of stuck-up, you know. But not Gary Cooper. He horsed around so much... that I had a hard time painting him." - Norman Rockwell

"I was shaped by the heroes in the films I saw, which you always want to emulate and be like. I wanted to be like Alan Ladd, Gary Cooper, Jimmy Stewart." - Robert Osborne

"Gary Cooper was a good friend. He was a great nature lover. He was like an American Indian, he knew every leaf that was turned over. It was an education to go for a walk with him." - Richard Widmark

"Gary Cooper - the greatest listener in the world! And he used to answer in kind, which is wonderful because you don't see that anymore. People don't listen. They really don't." - Ernest Borgnine

"I felt that with each movie, Gary [Ross] adopts a different style. He doesn't have one look that's the Gary Ross look, and I thought that was important." - Nina Jacobson

"If Ricky Schroder and Gary Coleman had a fight on television with pool cues, who would win? 1) Ricky Schroder 2) Gary Coleman 3) The television viewing public" - David Letterman

"Just saw American Sniper. Powerful. Another view of Coming Home. Bradley Cooper sensational. Bravo Clint Eastwood." - Jane Fonda

"The first thing I ever saw Bradley Cooper in was Wedding Crashers." - Ed Weeks

"We're on a hunt, Cooper. When you're on a hunt, you do whatever it takes." - Tamora Pierce

"Shouldn't you know what love's like, before you begin renouncin' it" George Cooper" - Tamora Pierce

"You may choose your song, but know this: Tiny. Cooper. Hates. Over. The. Rainbow." - John Green

"Mr. Cooper, have you looked in the mirror lately and seen the state of your nose?" - Henry Cooper

"God gave Davie Cooper a talent. He would not be disappointed with how it was used" - Walter Smith

"Should I call the FBI and tell them I found DB Cooper?" - Saul

"The first thing I ever saw Bradley Cooper in was 'Wedding Crashers.'" - Ed Weeks

"Anderson Cooper every night dreams about getting my job permanently really." - Regis Philbin

"In the end, I want to spend my 60s writing bonkbusters like Jilly Cooper." - Caitlin Moran

"I don't like showing the technique. I don't like people who say, "Here, I'm going to act, but first I have to bounce off this wall." If you have to bounce off the wall, do it by yourself. Don't feature the technique. My old drama coach used to say, "Don't just do something, stand there." Gary Cooper wasn't afraid to do nothing." - Clint Eastwood

"A bunch of six nicer people, I couldn't be more fortunate to call my family - from Lee Pace, who is so dear. When I first saw him, I said he's like a Gary Cooper. He's bashful, he's shy, he's sensitive, he's a great actor, he's beautiful, he's delicious." - Ellen Greene

"A bunch of six nicer people, I could' be more fortunate to call my family - from Lee Pace, who is so dear. When I first saw him, I said he's like a Gary Cooper. He's bashful, he's shy, he's sensitive, he's a great actor, he's beautiful, he's delicious." - Ellen Greene

"As far as Ken Kwapis saying all those things, I think he just really wanted me in the movie so he probably told Warner Brothers, 'Don't worry, Jimmy Stewart? Gary Cooper? Who else do you like?' If they'd said they were huge Chris Farley fans, he's like, 'He can do that, too. He's a huge physical comedian.' But no, that's really nice to hear." - John Krasinski

"Moviegoers like to believe that those they have made stars are great actors. People used to say that Gary Cooper was a fine actor - probably because when they looked in his face they were ready to give him their power of attorney." - Pauline Kael

"Moviegoers like to believe that those they have made stars are great actors. People used to say that Gary Cooper was a fine actor probably because when they looked in his face they were ready to give him their power of attorney." - Pauline Kael

"When you're still, and some actors are really brilliant at that, you bring a kind of energy to you as opposed to sending the energy out. There are some actors, like Gary Cooper or Kevin Spacey, that are absolutely brilliant - Gene Hackman is another - at being and allowing the audience to just do the work." - Gabriel Byrne

"For some reason, the movies in the '40s have the best personalities: Jimmy Stewart, Gary Cooper, Betty Grable, Gene Tierney, and all those people. For some reason, I seem to gravitate more toward the '40s, and I don't necessarily know why. I just love the people." - Robert Osborne

"I think movies also played a part in my interest in fashion. I've also always been hooked on the movies. From my early teens on, I always had my favorite movie stars who I admired, like Carole Lombard and Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich, and the men in my life who I loved, like Gary Cooper." - Polly Allen Mellen

"Paul Scholes and Gary Neville are the centrefolds of Man United" - Dwight Yorke

"There are two things that really get under Gary Neville's skin: scousers and policemen." - Rio Ferdinand

"No-one wants to grow up and be a Gary Neville," - Jamie Carragher

"Tim Curley and Gary Schultz operate at the highest levels of honesty, integrity and compassion." - Graham Spanier

"Gary Lineker has now scored 37 goals. That is precisely twice as many as last year." - John Motson

"To me, nature always appears more unbalanced than Gary Busey with a clogged Eustachian tube." - Dennis Miller

"Gary Busey is here, sort of. You look like Nick Nolte fucked a Clydesdale." - Greg Giraldo

"Reggie Smith of the Dodgers and Gary Matthews of the homers hit Braves in that game." - Jerry Coleman

"Gary, who's wearing a coral shirt and white pants, growls to look tough. It doesn't work." - Simone Elkeles

"Gary Smith, when I came to America, taught me a great deal about racing." - Emerson Fittipaldi

"Gary Bauer is a very good - he's a good friend of mine." - Al Franken

"There are not many people on Team Gary. Actually, it's two people. My kids." - Gary Ross

"Let's just say I haven't been keeping up the Gary Barlow persona; I've let loose." - Liam Payne

"My oldest son, Gary, is a seasoned minister and travels with me for ministers' conferences." - David Wilkerson

"One of the only TV shows that I really love is 'Twin Peaks.' Kyle McLachlan plays Agent Dale Cooper, and I love Dale Cooper, so I'm in love with Kyle McLachlan. He could be my dad, so it's really weird." - Jane Levy

"Compromise is when you do what I tell you and I do what I want. ~Tiny Cooper" - John Green

"My friend Anderson Cooper is the scion of one of America's great shipping and railroad families, the Vanderbilts." - Kathy Griffin

"Chris Cooper is one of my favorite actors in the world. I've seen him in most everything he's done." - Meryl Streep

"Here's a new 'Blessing' for our time - 'May Anderson Cooper never be sent to report on your town!" - Vera Nazarian

"My favorite decade of cinema would be kind of the '40s, yeah. I like things in the '30s, but you know, the sound recording in the '30s wasn't very good. But for some reason the movies in the '40s have the best personalities: Jimmy Stewart, Gary Cooper, Betty Grable, Gene Tierney, and all those people. For some reason, I seem to gravitate more toward the '40s, and I don't necessarily know why. I just love the people." - Robert Osborne

"I hadn't heard the Gary Cooper thing so I'm not grounded now. I feel pretty good. That's incredibly nice. When I met Robin [Williams] at the read-through, I remember when he came in, I was so nervous meeting him for the first time is incredible because I did actually write him a letter when I was a kid and told him he was my favorite actor." - John Krasinski

"Gary: You ought never to have joined the Athenaeum Club, Henry: it was disastrous. Henry: I really don't see why. Gary: It's made you pompous. Henry: It can't have. I've always been too frightened to go into it." - Noel Coward

"There must have been something in the air of Gary that led one into economics: the first Nobel Prize winner, Paul Samuelson, was also from Gary, as were several other distinguished economists." - Joseph Stiglitz

"There is one question that I don't think Gary Condit can answer, and that I think is why we all aimed at Gary Condit, besides the fact that he has a relationship." - Barbara Olson

"Alright, he's chucking his toys out the basket and Gary Shaw has a big mouth and shouts a lot." - Joe Calzaghe

"Our club captain Gary Neville's been out for a year now, but Giggsy has taken up the mantelpiece" - Rio Ferdinand

"Gary Bettman's a smart guy." - Kevin Connolly

"Parenting is the most important job on the planet next to keeping Gary Busey off the nation's highways." - Dennis Miller

"I love watching Samuel L. Jackson do anything, but for me, Gary Oldman is the grandmaster of the game." - Joel Kinnaman

"Cooper was my road roommate, and also happened to be the first African American player drafted by a National Basketball Association team." - Bob Cousy

"Tiny Cooper is splayed out across the thin carpet, using his backpack as a pillow. He's wearing skinny jeans, which look very much like denim sausage casings." - John Green

"Tiny Cooper is splayed out across the thin carpet, using his backpack as a pillow. He's wearing skinny jeans, which look very much like denim sausage casings." - John Green

"To quote Agent Cooper, 'I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange.'" - Kyle Maclachlan

"I'm really happy for Coach Cooper and the guys who've been around here for six or seven years, especially our seniors." - Bobby Hoying

"Performers like Tommy Cooper, who are always getting things wrong, are much more endearing than comedians who are sassy and smart." - Ade Edmondson

"Long before there was Marilyn Manson, long before there was Alice Cooper, way before Ozzy Osbourne, there was Screamin' Jay Hawkins" - Reverend Billy C. Wirtz

"I think [Anderson Cooper ] and me both enjoy working, and don't consider it "work," so as long as I'm having fun I will continue at this pace." - Andy Cohen

"One of the laws of nature, Gordon said, is that half the people have got to be below average. For a Gaussian distribution, yeah, Cooper said. Sad, though." - Gregory Benford

"This is Alvin Smith, said Cooper. He's a man of inestimable abilities, but only because nobody has cared enough to estimate them." - Orson Scott Card

"Don't press her, said Cooper. If someone decides to leave something unsaid, my experience is that everyone is happier if they don't insist on his saying it." - Orson Scott Card

"One of the laws of nature," Gordon said, "is that half the people have got to be below average.""For a Gaussian distribution, yeah," Cooper said. "Sad, though." - Gregory Benford

"I do read on holiday, but it tends to be very lowbrow. I'm into really camp biographies, and I'm a shameless fan of Jilly Cooper." - Miranda Raison

"When I was a teenager in the '70s, I was really into those great bands like Led Zeppelin and Queen and Jethro Tull, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper." - Steve Vai

"When it comes to the stage, I can't help but be inspired by people like George Clinton, Elton John and Alice Cooper." - Cee Lo Green

"I wanted to be an astronaut when I was a kid. I grew up in Houston. Gordo Cooper was my favorite astronaut." - Dennis Quaid

"Cooper wrote a novel which is absolutely indistinguishable from Austen, completely from a female point of view, completely English, no sense that he was an American." - Leslie Fiedler

"I went through a big Alice Cooper phase, which was probably a major influence on my writing style later, especially after Plastic Surgery Disasters." - Jello Biafra

"I like playing off strong actors, whether it's Benedict Cumberbatch or Dominic Cooper. Also I'm a hopeless romantic, so I'm fascinated by relationships." - Lara Pulver

"I played Winnie Cooper on 'The Wonder Years' from ages 12-18, and did a few other movies during some of the summers." - Danica Mckellar

"Gary Neville is the club captain but has been injured for the best part of a year now - and Giggsy's taken on the mantlepiece." - Rio Ferdinand

"Gary Shaw says a lot of things without engaging his brain sometimes and it's a great shame, because he's not a bad chap actually." - Frank Warren

"If you can mix Hilary Duff and Gary Oldman into the same actor, that's my goal. I know it's strange to think about, but that's the goal." - Shia Labeouf

"Patrick Vieira is 6 foot 4, and he starts having a go at Gary Neville, so I said 'come on have a go at me,' that's it." - Roy Keane

"I had to remind Gary Kristen often that he was in the covers to field against Sachin not to applaud him" - Hansie Cronje

"We can't replace Gary Speed - where do you get an experienced player like him with a left foot and a head?" - Bobby Robson

"It is a great shock at the age of five or six to find that in a world of Gary Coopers you are the Indian." - James A Baldwin

"Gianfranco Zola once sent Gary Pallister the wrong way to such an extent that he needed a ticket to get back in." - Alex Ferguson

"It was very important to me to choose a director like Gary [Ross], whose instincts come from character, who's a storyteller, and who puts characters first." - Nina Jacobson

"Gary Busey said on the Today Show yesterday that Donald Trump would make a great President. Now Trump just needs endorsements from Randy Quaid and Charlie Sheen." - Conan O'Brien

"I play the Father/Son every year on the PGA TOUR Champions. I split it between Jackie and Gary as my playing partners." - Jack Nicklaus

"Gary Johnson was a strong governor." - William Weld

"Gary Bauer has done great things, ... I want to promise you again, you may agree with me, you may disagree with me, but I will do great things." - John Mccain

"Donald Trump announced that he is not running for president. He would rather spend his time making Gary Busey sell Snapple on the street." - David Letterman

"My parents, Gary and Patricia, let me be in my world. They never told me what I couldnt do. It helped me adapt in a positive way." - Candis Cayne

"Morris: I'll never speak to you again until the day I die! Gary: Well, we can have a nice little chat then, can't we?" - Noel Coward

"Everything I do is going to be gangsta rap, street based, street oriented... I'm from Gary, Indiana, and everybody's damn near at the poverty level." - Freddie Gibbs

"Talking with Gary Busey is kinda like sex. You want to do it, you just don't want to be alone when you do it." - Jeff Foxworthy

"It is a great shock at the age of five or six to find that in a world of Gary Coopers you are the Indian." - James Baldwin

"Michael Jackson was part of that tremendous wave in the ocean of human expression and it happened to be located first and foremost in Gary, Indiana, working class." - Cornel West

"As you watch the Gary Condit interview, three words come to mind: stiff, unbending and impenetrable. And that's just his hair." - David Letterman

"Bruno Mars is pretty fashionable. Gary Clarck Junior, who was also in our ad with Jimmy Page, is a super super stylish guy." - John Varvatos

"My parents, Gary and Patricia, let me be in my world. They never told me what I couldn't do. It helped me adapt in a positive way." - Candis Cayne

"As commentators like the American psychologist Gary Marcus have noted, it's extremely difficult to teach a computer to recognise cats. And that's not for want of trying." - Tom Chatfield

"There are a lot of actors whom I love, who personalize their work. I want to know everything about them, like De Niro, like Gary Oldman." - Kevin Corrigan

"Gary Numan had a huge influence on both my music and my style. He had his own unique fashion sense - that futuristic space style. It was out there." - Mayer Hawthorne

"I've followed Gary Oldman his whole career... I've watched the movies he's directed, like 'Nil by Mouth' - I've seen that five times!" - Joel Kinnaman

"Certainly, my manager Gary Ungar was the first person to give me any attention and hustle for me. This was back in 2009." - Damien Chazelle

"Gary Oldman is impossible to steal a movie from. He's such a great actor, he's off the hook. I love him." - Kevin Bacon

"I was on a sitcom called 'Gary Unmarried' for 37 episodes, and then I was in 'Bad Teacher' with Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake." - Kathryn Newton

"I have a ridiculously beautiful wife who's super sexy, and as long as she's happy with me, I don't need to look in the mirror and think, "How do I stack up next to Bradley Cooper? Would Cooper rock this shirt?" Doesn't matter. He does not have your wife. You do." - Nick Offerman

"You can say a lot of bad things about Tiny Cooper. I know, because I have said them. But for a guy who knows absolutely nothing about how to conduct his own relationships, Tiny Cooper is kind of brilliant when it comes to dealing with other people's heartbreak. Tiny is like some gigantic sponge soaking up the pain of lost love everywhere he goes." - John Green

"My publicist told me that a magazine was going to say I was having a thing with either Sam Claflin or Bradley Cooper, and I got to choose. And I chose Bradley Cooper because I love Sam's fiancee so much. [Sam is] so sweet. So sweet that he's almost not hot anymore." - Jennifer Lawrence

"Gary Burnetts office is shelved with theological books, guitars fill the floor, and the drawers are crammed with CDs. In The Gospel According to the Blues, Gary brings his vocation as a New Testament teacher together with his passion for the blues and gives the reader scholarly knowledge and wise insight." - Steve Stockman

"A Mexican guy named Sam pushes Gary Frankel next to Isabel. "This guy can break your arm with one snap, asshole. Get out of my sight before I sic him on you," Sam says. Gary, who's wearing a coral shirt and white pants, growls to look tough. It doesn't work." - Simone Elkeles

"[My boys] they're all different. Jackie was very competitive. He was a tough kid - a little bit like Nick. Steve was sort of a finesse guy. He was a little bit like Nick - if he could touch it, he'd catch it. He played wide receiver at Florida State. Then, Gary came along and Gary was more my size." - Jack Nicklaus

"Well, everybody is trying to make this a money thing. If you send me to another team, let's see what I ask for. I won't ask for nothing. I'll play under the same terms. So it is not Gary wants more money. Gary has money. What else do I need?" - Gary Sheffield

"In fiction, too, after the death of Cooper the main tendency for nearly a generation was away from the conquest of new borders to the closer cultivation, east of the Mississippi, of ground already marked." - Carl Van Doren

"I always tell people, 'Everything you"ve heard about Alice Cooper , you can believe maybe 40 percent of it. Everything you"ve ever heard about Keith Moon is true - and you"ve only heard 10 percent of it.'" - Alice Cooper

"I do like to write but I also like to get and out and play. I am losing track of all the Cooper versions that I do - I have one for Iceland, different one over here." - Michael Bruce

"Dennis Cooper, God help him, is a born writer." - William S Burroughs

"Cooper's art has some defects. In one place in 'Deerslayer,' and in the restricted space of two-thirds of a page, Cooper has scored 114 offences against literary art out of a possible 115. It breaks the record." - Mark Twain

"I always tell people, 'Everything you've heard about Alice Cooper , you can believe maybe 40 percent of it. Everything you've ever heard about Keith Moon is true - and you've only heard 10 percent of it.'" - Alice Cooper

"I have a pilot called The Re-Education of Oliver Cooper starring the white kid from Project X where follows a black girl to a black university, like in Legally Blonde. I have so many fun projects." - Russell Simmons

"Jean Valentine and Jane Cooper were my professors at Sarah Lawrence College - and they were uncompromised in their art. They gave me models of how to live one's life as a poet." - Denise Duhamel

"Bradley Cooper was an asshole, but he was - like Sidney Lumet, like George Clooney - the nicest guy in the world. I sound like the biggest ass-kisser ever. But I'm telling the truth, I swear to God!" - Peter Jacobson

"Things get better when Joy hears about a televised way to sell products and makes a connection with QVC. She convinces an executive there, played by Bradley Cooper, to let her appear as herself." - Kenneth Turan

"You, said Purity, have been long enough out of England to pick up some American brag. But surrounded by Americans as I am, said Cooper, my brag is like a farthing in a sack of guineas." - Orson Scott Card

"If - you know, it seems to me that if we see Matt Cooper being carted off to jail today, a lot of people may find that, you know, a very upsetting thing." - Michael Isikoff

"We also quoted Robert Luskin, Rove's attorney, acknowledging that Rove did speak to Cooper late on the week prior to the article coming out, which would have been July 10 or 11." - Michael Isikoff

"How comes it to pass, then, that we appear such cowards in reasoning, and are so afraid to stand the test of ridicule? - Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury" - Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury

"Growing up, I had the weird fantasy list: I wanted to be Alice Cooper, Steven Spielberg, and Stan Lee. You have to have almost psychotic drive, because you're going to have years of failure." - Rob Zombie

"In fiction, too, after the death of Cooper the main tendency for nearly a generation was away from the conquest of new borders to the closer cultivation, east of the Mississippi, of ground already marked." - Carl Clinton Van Doren

"I've been writing about James Fenimore Cooper. He was not a writer. Here was a man who was 30 years old and had never put anything more than his signature on paper." - Leslie Fiedler



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