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All the guys called the Olympic Village a high-class Boy Scout camp.
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All the kids know me. They grow up watching me every Saturday morning.
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All through the years one always knows that nothing good will follow something evil. It's an inbuilt heaven or hell.
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At school, I thought only about swimming, and went to bed with my pair of boxing gloves.
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Can you imagine - a blond Tarzan?
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Hoods were real big back in those days, in Chicago.
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How can a guy climb trees, say Me Tarzan, You Jane, and make a million?
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I always sent Mother money. I used to ask her to come out here but she didn't want to leave her old friends.
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I believe in fair contests and sportsmanship, but also in national pride. I'd train our boys anytime, but I couldn't train their opponents. It's against my nature.
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I came just about as close to death as a man can get and still come out breathing. The place was Mexico; a man-eating shark was staring me right in the eye.
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I could make good time because I was so long and skinny, shooting through the water like a stick.
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I didn't do the dive because it was over 300 feet high.
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I didn't have much dialogue as Tarzan, but I know I can play character parts.
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I feel I'm now in a position to risk a change. With clothes on, I may not even have to starve myself all the time!
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I get $50 a week from my paycheck. It's true. So I have to go out and play golf to make some money.
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I had always dreaded swallowing a mouthful of water. I knew the lights would go out.
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I had to quit school after my father died. Your guts get so mad when you try to fight poverty.
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I have always been vitally interested in physical conditioning. I have long believed that athletic competition among people and nations should replace violence and wars.
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I learned to yodel pretty well. It took me a few months, but I eventually perfected it.
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I need freedom to be happy.
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I never lost a freestyle race. Never. Not even in the YMCA.
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I never thought I'd make Tarzan movies. When I was a kid I used to read all the Tarzan books.
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I not only won every race I entered, but established my first world's record.
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I paddle around the pool with the kids. You'd think they wouldn't know Tarzan the way their parents and grandparents did, but thanks to television, I'm still Tarzan to them.
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I ran away once and slept under an elevated railroad, but then came back to the beating I knew he would give me.
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I resemble my father. Both my father and mother liked the water, but they never did much swimming.
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I set my own goal and hit out for it.
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I started out as a scrawny kid in Chicago, and even that was lucky. It got me to swimming. Then all the good breaks in the world happened-and kept on happening.
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I was following my own line. That mental line has guided me through 18 years of Tarzan and seven as Jungle Jim.
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I was on my way to a career as an executive of a swimming suit company when a writer spotted me one day walking through the Hollywood Athletic Club.
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I was skinny, but there was nothing sickly about me. I would have filled out even without swimming.
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I'm an American. I've seen our flag in the place of honor atop Olympic arenas.
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I'm an outdoor man, and I don't do any work unless I want to.
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I'm past 60 and feel like I'm about 40. I'm in good shape. I don't run around much.
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I've gotten mail from Red China and Russia. The movies never stop showing.
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I've had about as perfect a 55 years as any human could have.
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I've never had any real dark moments.
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I've no fixed idea about shedding my jungle role entirely.
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If I had my boyhood days to live over again, I can't imagine anything more interesting to do than what I've just done.
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It is better to drive onself and one's surroundings instead of the one born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
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It's a mistake not to teach children to swim.
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It's silly to retire. I don't know how to retire. I love life too much. I'll always be doing something.
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My family came from Vienna, and in Chicago we would go to the German picnics on Sundays.
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My fans forgave the fact that I wasn't a great actor.
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My screen test was terrible. I looked exactly like what I was-a swimmer who couldn't act, and an actor who couldn't swim.
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No marriage can stand up under the strain of incessant association.
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No matter how much you care towards a person it gives you a feeling of being tied hand and foot never to be alone-to be away from that one human being even for a second.
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Once I was following my elephant by vine when he stopped suddenly and I ran into his tail-end and broke my nose.
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Professional swimmers couldn't make much of a buck in those days.
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Swimming gave me my start, but my pal Tarzan did the real work. He set me up nicely.
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Swimming had come naturally to me. Like all kids, I yearned for adventure. Swimming over the Rocks was dangerous, but it was exciting.
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Tarzan never grows old. Like a Western, it will be the same in 1989 and it was in 1949.
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Tarzan sees the white man invading his territory and killing animals, and he swings down from the tops of the trees warning them.
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The director sent for me for Tarzan. I climbed the tree and walked out on a limb. The next day I was told I was an actor.
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The first Tarzan picture made $40 million on its first showing around the world.
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The showbiz concept of sports is different now.
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The William Morris Agency handled me. In that business, you're only as good as your last picture.
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They ask me why Tarzan was so big. I have an idea it was the freedom thing.
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Throughout my career I swam for form. Speed came as a result of it.
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Treat your body well, and it'll see you through for many years.
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We could have made the films much faster at Africa. We spent too much time building sets in the old days. The pictures took at least four months to make.
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We didn't have the lane ropes, we had to get up higher in the water to avoid the little waves.
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We had come to the Olympiad to do a job and training for it was foremost on our minds. I never got a breather.
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We used to swim when there was no one looking because we didn't have any swimsuits.
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Well, let's have some coffee and then take a swim.
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What does a man think about when he's on the threshold of death? All I could keep thinking was, If you've ever set speed records before, set one now!
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When I fight, I certainly know who I hit. I don't want to be known as a nightclub fighter. I have to depend on my reputation.
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When I was a kid, I thought I would be a cop when I grew up.
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When I was ill and couldn't swim for a while, I got punchy.
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When people don't know me any more or want my autograph, then I'll think about retiring.
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When you've been married as many times as we have, you look at things a little differently. We try to accept what we've had in the past, and what we don't have now.
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With but few exceptions, it is always the underdog who wins through sheer willpower.
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Working with animals, especially a chimpanzee, you have to do a scene five or six times.
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