Remembering Mary Tyler Moore: 5 of Her Greatest Quotes

Remembering Mary Tyler Moore: 5 of Her Greatest Quotes
Much-loved actress, producer, and author Mary Tyler Moore died yesterday, Jan. 25th, at the age of 80.
  • Mary Tyler Moore (December 29, 1936--January 25, 2017)

    Mary Tyler Moore (December 29, 1936--January 25, 2017)


    Much-loved actress, producer, and author Mary Tyler Moore died yesterday, Jan. 25th, at the age of 80.  Ms. Moore was also greatly known for her years of work and advocacy for animal rights and juvenile diabetes.

    She truly did turn the world on with her smile, and so many loved her and somehow identified with her “not so perfect life.” The iconic hat toss scene in her opening song of The Mary Tyler Moore Show will long be remembered as one of the best ever.

    Moore gained fame after starring on “The Dick van Dyke Show.” She then went on to star as Mary Richards on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” one of the first TV shows to feature a never-married working woman as its lead character.

    Here are five of her most memorable quotes.

  • 1. Taking chances

    1. Taking chances


    “Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.”

  • 2. Taking on trials

    2. Taking on trials


    “You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.”

  • 3. Dreaming big and overcoming challenges

    3. Dreaming big and overcoming challenges


    “Having a dream is what keeps you alive. Overcoming the challenges makes life worth living.”

  • 4. Making it work

    4. Making it work


    “You truly have to make the very best of what you’ve got. We all do.”

  • 5. Having patience with yourself

    5. Having patience with yourself


    “Whatever it is, it’s OK because it’s what it is. Don’t be looking for perfection. Don’t be short-tempered with yourself. And you’ll be a whole lot nicer to be around with everyone else.”

     

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    Photos courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

    Publication date: January 26, 2017