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" Address these environmental issues and you will address every issue known to man. And we keep dabbling in things that aren't really that important in the long term. "
" A friend is someone who will allow me to be a really bad friend and not hold it against me. "
" California is responsible for selling, trading and distributing large amounts of shark fins that come from all over the world. "
" Centuries-old habitats such as coral gardens are destroyed in an instant by bottom trawls, pulverized by weighted nets into barren plains. And global carbon dioxide emissions from human activity affect the ocean, changing the pH balance of the waters in a phenomenon known as ocean acidification. "
" 'Cheers' was great. They paired me up with Shelley Long on this tiny bar set for the final audition. That was my first really big one, and we just clicked instantly - I still think I got the part because of Shelley. "
" Cloning, wow. Who would have thought? There should be a list of people who can and cannot clone themselves. "
" Everything I am, everything I've been allowed to do, career-wise, has come out of the opportunity I had with 'Cheers'. I think it's one of the funniest shows ever. They are some of my best friends. "
" How much do you engage yourself in what's truly real and important in life? That's the individual question. "
" Humor can bring people under the tent. And a good joke can deflect some of the intensity surrounding a serious subject. "
" I am a bit of a Pollyanna - I spend most of my day happy. "
" I am forever grateful for 'Cheers.' "
" I am so grateful that I accepted the offer to do 'CSI,' but it was like being shot out of a cannon, and it was so different from anything that I have ever done. "
" I became interested in ocean issues in the 1980s when I couldn't take my daughters swimming because of pollution at our local beach. Twenty-five years later, I'm a board member of Oceana, the world's largest international organization dedicated to ocean conservation. "
" I don't think I'm as educated as Whoopi, so I'm lifting myself to her level. But you know, our view of the world, our view of what we can do, our sense of what it means to be here, are similar. "
" I don't think it's a matter of, do you win the game or not, it's how gracefully do you play it. "
" I eat less, stretch, and work out. "
" I feel like I enjoy the company of Whoopi deeply, and my private life is my private life. "
" 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. "
" I first saw the ocean as a kid. We would drive from Arizona in the summer and arrive as the sun was starting to come down over the hill near Laguna in southern California. We would always sing a song, and it was a big joyous family moment when we came over the hill. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" I got my first television at Stanford when I was 20, and I used to watch 'The Dick Van Dyke Show'. He played my father on 'Becker,' and he's still one of my heroes. Along with John Cleese, he's my favourite physical comedian. "
" I'm almost tempted, when I'm playing a real person, not to meet them. Afterwards, maybe. But, the job is the same. You still have to show up on screen and be alive and real and all that stuff. "
" I'm an actor, so I am always scared. You never know if you are on vacation or that you have been retired and they just didn't tell you. "
" I'm at the right age to work with dead people, but you have to be smart to be a CSI. "
" I'm basically a know-it-all, and I'm writing a book about it. I want it to be called 'Danson on Water' and have me on the cover in this Christlike pose, standing on the water. "
" I'm from L.A. I'm an actor. I'm a flake. "
" I moved into this neighborhood, and I was walking on this beach with my kids, and we came across a sign that said, 'Water's polluted, no swimming.' And I didn't have any answers. "
" I tell you, the difference for me is between being victimized, terrorized, numbed by reading about different disasters, or reducing the anxiety by getting up and doing something about it, at whatever level. "
" I think it's the actor's job - when you think of being typecast or getting out of the shadow of whatever you've had success in - it's up to you as an actor. The industry will always want to hire you for what you were successful in last and what made money. But you can say no to that and look for other parts. "
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