Saturday, September 27, 2008

The greatest legacy of Paul Newman

I just learned of the news of Paul Newman's death. I don't know why this one in particular brought tears to my eyes. He was a generation ahead of me. I guess it's because he was a class act, a legend, whose name and blue eyes I've known all my life - now no longer living.

But after reading a tribute to his life, his movies, his racing, his business, his massive donations to charity, what really impressed me was one quote. When asked about the secret to the success of his 50 year marriage to actress Joanne Woodward, he had this to say:

"Why fool around with hamburger when you have steak at home?"

2 comments:

Andy C said...

That quote is something Mr. Newman, Mr M. and I have in common.

Angela said...

I didn't know that he had died. He and Jimmy Stewart-my favorite actors.