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Stephen W. Phillips, his
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The first time Stephen
  appeared on CNN

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Here you can read quotes from tonight's E! True Hollywood Story feature, or quotes from his/her personal friends or favorite quotes spoken by others.

"If we can dream it, we can do it."

-- Walt Disney

I canít stand to fly. Iím not that naive. Iím just out to find the better part of me.

Iím more than a bird. Iím more than a plane, more than some pretty face beside a train. Itís not easy to be me.

Wish that I could cry... fall upon my knees... find a way to lie about a home Iíll never see.

It may sound absurd, but donít be naive. Even Heroes have the right to bleed. I may be disturbed, but wonít you concede even heroes have the right to dream. Itís not easy to be me

Up, up and awayÖ away from me. Itís all right. You can all sleep sound tonight Iím not crazyÖor anythingÖ

-- John Ondrasik
Five for Fighting's Superman (It's Not Easy)

"We all try to be supermen in our jobs, everybody's aspiring to be Superman, but sometimes that's very hard, very disappointing, and we tend to lose the humanity in ourselves. The song 'Superman' is looking down inside yourself and trying to touch what you have."

-- John Ondrasik
Lead singer of Five for Fighting and composer of
(It's Not Easy)

"Bypass surgery -- it's when doctors create new blood flow to your heart. A bypass is what happened to me when I didn't get the Tonight Show!. It's a whole different thing. "

--David Letterman, 
on his first night after heart by-pass surgery

"The reason we were attacked, the reason these people are dead, these people are missing and dead ... They weren't doing anything wrong, they were living their lives, they were going to work, they were traveling, they were doing what they normally do. Uh, as I understand it -- and my understanding of this is vague, at best -- another smaller group of people stole some airplanes and crashed them into buildings. And we're told that they were zealots fueled by religious fervor. Religious fervor. And if you live to be a thousand years old, will that make any sense to you? "

--David Letterman, 
on his first
show taped after Sept. 11, 2001

"I help keep [TV audiences] sedated, and at the same time I help sell cars, aspirin, deodorant, and feminine hygiene products. So far I've been pretty good at it."

-- Larry Hagman,
from his book Hello Darlin':
Tall (And Absolutely True)
Tales About My Life

Ross: I've been given the gift of time
Chandler: Funny, last Christmas, my girlfriend gave me the gift of space. We should get together and make a continuum. 

-- Friends 11-5-98

"The powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?"

-- Dead Poets Society

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

-- Ferris Beuler

"... to love another person, is to see the face of God."

-- Les Miserables

"I love it.. I love it... I love it!!!"

-- Helen Madden, 
licensed joyologist

"Never have a campaign on high moral values. Just do it by example."

-- Former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, 
Union University Scholarship Banquet

"I'm not a politician and, frankly, I think that may be a plus."

-- Presidential candidate, Elizabeth Dole

"I could have gone out there and lose weight, but I like eating cupcakes."

-- Missy Misdemeanor Elliot

"Sometimes, I feel like a fire hydrant staring at a pack of dogs."

-- Bill Clinton

Selena Kyle: Mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it. 
Bruce Wayne: But, a kiss can be even more deadly, if you mean it.

-- Batman Returns

"Uh, Dad. I don't really need your help. I just wanted you to know that I'm going to win the million dollars."

-- John Carpenter on ABC's 
Who Wants to Be A Millionaire

"Eat your checkers."

--Joanna (Goldie Hawn) 

"Put his face back on!!!"

--Dewey Malcolm in the Middle

"Don't come home a-drinkin' with lovin' on your mind."

-- Loretta Lynn

"We may be wrong or we may be right. But, we're Ewings. We stick together. And, that's what makes us UNBEATABLE!"

-- Eleanor "Miss Ellie" Ewing

"I never forget those who do me a favor, and I never forget those who don't."

-- John Ross (J.R.) Ewing, II

"Any man can win when things go his way. It's the man who overcomes adversity that is the true champion."

-- John Ross "Jock" Ewing I

"When your back is to the wall, remember that a cornered animal is the most dangerous."

-- John Ross "Jock" Ewing I

"No one gives you power. Real power is something you take!"

-- John Ross "Jock" Ewing I

Clue: The Movie
"I hated her sooooo much... it... it.. flames... flames on the side of my face... breathing... breathless... heaving breaths... heaving...."

-- Mrs. White

The Cop: This man is drunk... dead drunk...
Ms. Scarlet: Dead right!
The Cop:  You won't be driving home, will you sir?
Prof. Plumb: He will NOT be driving home, officer. I can assure you of that.
Ms. Scarlet: We'll get him a car...
Prof. Plumb: ... a little black car
Ms. Scarlet: ... a limousine!
"Oh, whoever it is, they gotta go away or they'll be killed!"

-- Mrs. Peacock

"Men should be like Kleenex... soft, strong and disposable."

-- Mrs. White

Col. Mustard: We should handle this in proper military fashion -- split up and search the house top to bottom.
Mrs. Peacock: Split up?!?!?
Col. Mustard: This is WAR, Peacock! You cannot make an omelet without breaking some eggs. Any cook will tell you that. 
Mrs. Peacock: But look what happened to the cook!!!
Evette: But, I am frightened of the dark! Will someone go with me?
Col. Mustard: I will.
Prof. Plumb: I will.
Mr. Green: No, thanks.
"You ain't just whistlin' dixie!"

-- Ms. Scarlet

The West Wing

"Running for President of the United States and not putting social security front and center is like running for the president of the Walt Disney Corporation by saying you're going to fix the rides at Epcot."

-- Josh Lyman
"In the Shadow of Two Gunmen"

Josh Lyman: What do you think about going away for a few days?
Amy Gardener: Where?
Josh Lyman: Tahiti. Or, Paris. Venice. We can go to Epcot if you want.

"H.Con - 172"

"The President is asking you to serve, and everything else is crap."

-- Leo McGarry
"In Our White House."

"The People that I have met have been extraordinarily qualified. Their intent is good. Their commitment true. They are righteous... and they are patriots... and, I'm their lawyer."

-- Ainsley Hayes
"In Our White House"

"It's a short day in a big country, Ainsley. We have to move fast."

-- Sam Seaborn

On finding out that Donna is really a Canadian...

Amy Gardener: Canadian, huh?
Donna Moss: Yeah.
Amy Gardener: Feel funnier?
Donna Moss: No, but I am developing a massive inferiority complex.

"Dead Irish Wirters"

"Yes, I agree with her. Look, they take this job away from me; I've got nothing. I don't have a cat. I could get one, but I don't have one.... Frankly, I'm not wild about cats... I don't hate them... I'm just not... I could learn to like them.... I guess if I...."

-- C.J. Craig, babbling after finishing 2 bottles of wine at the First Lady's request
"Dead Irish Wirters"

"Great achievement has no road map. The X-Ray is pretty good. So, is penicillin, and neither were discovered with a practical objective in mind. When the electron was discovered in 1897, it was useless. Now, we have an entire world run by electronics. Beethoven and Mozart never studied the classics; they invented them."

-- Dr. Dalton Millgate (Hector Elizondo)
 "Dead Irish Writers"

"yeah, Ainsley... I wanted to say hello and to mention... you know... a lot of people assumed you were hired because you were a blond, Republican, sex kitten. And, well, they're obviously wrong. Keep up the good work."

-- President Josiah Bartlett
"Bartlett's Third State of the Union"

Designing Women
Charlene: I wonder what's keeping Suzanne and Anthony
Julia: Charlene, are you serious? Suzanne left her with a 6 foot black man dressed up as Hazel with an intent to defraud the Federal Government. They've been gone for 3 hours. I don't think you have to wonder any more... the are in prison!
3rd Rock from the Sun
"I bet I could climb her like a tree... like 5 year old at Disneyland!"

--Harry Solomon

"Take your hand out of your mouth, sweetie. It's so unbecoming."

--Mrs. Dubcheck

Mary: Oh, this old thing? I just threw it on.
Nina: You almost missed.
Will & Grace
"Is it just me, or does Olive Garden keep getting better and better!"

-- Will & Grace's friends