We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Clark Quotes from John Oates, Chuck Close, Maria Cantwell, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Sorrentino. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
With his passing, Dick Clark deserves to take his place at the top in the pantheon of popular culture icons.
In the 7th grade, I made a 20-foot long mural of the Lewis and Clark Trail while we were studying that in history because I knew I wasn’t going to be able to spit back the names and the dates and all that stuff on a test.
We need to continue investing in the programs that put Americans back to work in communities like Clark County.
Dick Clark was a really great influence in my career; he helped me a lot with his whole organization, and they were awesome to me at all different points – but one thing that I really disagreed with him on was when he said that what I do, pop music, is a disposable art form.
It is a part of my personality, but not the full circle. That character that you see is ‘The Situation.’ It’s not Michael Sorrentino. You’re seeing ‘The Situation,’ almost like Clark Kent and Superman.
I remember when I was a kid, I would watch ‘Superman’, and I was super into the feeling of knowing that Clark Kent is Superman and no one knows.
I think it makes a lot of sense and of course I love Christie Clark. I think she’s awesome; she’s beautiful and fun to work with. I think she has some really unique qualities to her that would bring a lot to the show.
We had a great many horses, of which we gave Lewis and Clark what they needed, and they gave us guns and tobacco in return.
If you stand still in any city long enough, you see everyone pass you by. So you’re in Chicago. If you stand on the corner of Belmont and Clark, and you do that for three years, you’ll pretty much have seen everybody in Chicago pass that junction.
If you’re a retailer and know that once a year you’re going to get Mary Higgins Clark’s book on a given date, you’re going to have an awful lot of copies out there in time for that. You’d have to be simple-minded not to do that – although bookselling prior to 1950 never made that connection.
Clark Gable was the first to have called me a mermaid.
Everything about the studio was enormous. You walked through the gates of iron, and it was palatial looking. The first day, I was introduced to Clark Gable. He said, ‘Hello, kid. Welcome to MGM. I’m just leaving.’
I regret not doing a film that I was offered with Clark Gable because the script was not good enough.
I did a show called ‘Lois & Clark’ – it was about Superman – years ago. They wanted someone to play the president of the United States. The plot was the president got kidnapped by a group, and they made a clone of him, who was very irresponsible and silly.
When Clark Gable died, I cried for 2 days straight. I couldn’t eat or sleep.
Almost all of what I learned about mounting and hosting a dance show I learned from Dick Clark.
I remember seeing this picture my mother had of Dick Clark. It didn’t inspire me to be an actor or anything, but when I did ‘American Dreams’ with Dick Clark, my mother came out, and she showed him this picture of them that was taken 35 years earlier. It was great.
After Huguette Clark died in 2011 at age 104, 19 relatives challenged her will, claiming she was mentally ill and had been defrauded by her nurse, attorney and accountant.
The Dave Clark Five had more appearances on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ than The Beatles.
Who put their foot in the Missouri River first: Lewis or Clark? Who cares!
Back in Sapangbato in Angeles City, my mom signed me up on this foundation called Pearl S. Buck where they support Fil-Am kids left during the time when U.S. soldiers where at the Clark Air Base.
Herb Wong was an incredible man. We met when I was performing with Clark Terry at the Wichita Jazz Festival around 1974.
Clark Gregg and I are around the same age. He has been an actor and is a writer. But with a first-time director, there is a way to talk about things they might not know. Because Clark was an actor, though, he knew more about the process than most first-time directors.
When Clark Gable kissed me, they had to carry me off the set.
My favorite record was the one I produced with Clark Kent.
I think there is always romantic tension between Lois Lane and Clark Kent.
At a time when Europeans already had a long history of violent contact with Native people, Lewis and Clark made most of their journey in peace.
I was like, ‘Man, bluegrass – that’s like Roy Clark playing banjo on ‘Hee Haw.’ I’m a huge ‘Hee Haw’ fan. But I didn’t know about bluegrass. It seemed like old people’s music.
I watched Gene Kelly for his smile, for his energy. Vittorio Gassman for his movement. Clark Gable for his mustache. And I watched Lassie who was happy as a dog.
Dick Clark will be truly missed. We will carry on his legacy every New Year’s Eve.
Andy Clark refers to humans as ‘natural-born cyborgs.’ What he means is that we habitually extend and change our body-concept without even thinking twice about it.
I’ve always tried to be fair to my subjects. That’s easy when they are as likable and admirable as Lewis and Clark, or Eisenhower.
I was very young when I saw ‘Gone With the Wind,’ but I fell in love with Clark Gable. And when I got to work with him, I couldn’t believe it. I still had a crush on him. He was quite an old man by then; he must have seen that I was head over heels, even though I was married.
Most people would think if you’re the prime news anchor, then you should sort of be this Edward R. Murrow, Clark Kent guy with the family and 2.5 kids – or the perky, cute yet smart Katie Couric.
The negative cost of Lewis and Clark entering the Garden of Eden is that later expeditions regardless of what they were intended to do, later expeditions did not deal with the native peoples with the intelligence with the almost kindly resolve that Lewis and Clark did.
Dick Clark and I had such a hysterical relationship with each other.
Dick Clark’s ‘American Bandstand’ spread the gospel of American pop music and teenage style that transcended the regional boundaries of our country and united a youth culture that eventually spread its message throughout the entire world.
If Clark Gable had a Facebook page, there would have been a ‘Gone with the Wind 2.’
I have my three pace cars, I have two Corvettes and a Camaro from three years, I have one 65 Sport Fury pace car from the year that Jimmy Clark won. But Porsches and Ferraris are the main thing.
One night, I knocked out Mr. T, kicked Cyndi Lauper, chased Dick Clark back to his locker room, and slapped Little Richard.
That’s definitely a part of who Superman is and definitely who Clark on the farm is. It translates to how calm he is. I feel like I’m pretty calm most of the time and relaxed, which gives presence to the character.
Curtis Martin just has to be Curtis Martin, and whatever that is, that’s good enough. He doesnt have to be Clark Kent or Lois Lane.
I was so shocked by how many people watched ‘Lois and Clark.’
What, like I want to look like Dick Clark? No. I think I look great with liver spots.
I can’t go into Oklahoma without thinking about Larry Clark’s photography book ‘Tulsa.’ It’s a great book about how life works.
My favorite song as a boy was definitely ‘Downtown’ recorded by Petula Clark. I still love it! And the original cast recording of ‘Gypsy’; I played my mother’s cast recordings until there was no vinyl left.
Reading ‘Blood Will Out,’ one begins to understand how so many people were duped by Clark Rockefeller. All the imposter needs is some kind of initial agreement that he is who he says he is; thereafter, consensus builds via a network of human relationships.
There was something special and unique about the love triangle that existed between Clark Kent, Superman and Lois Lane.
I’ve got to make sure Corey Clark is all right.
Other than a short article I read in 2008 when the real story broke, I have not followed the Clark Rockefeller case, and ‘Schroder’ is not a novelization of that story.
Some people argue we should solve all the problems on Earth before going off the planet, but that’s like telling Lewis and Clark to stay put until the rest of the East was settled. No way.
Then there was Clark Ashton Smith, who wrote for Weird Tales and who had a wild imagination. He wasn’t a very talented writer, but his imagination was wonderful.
America owed its military renaissance in the 1980s and 1990s to Vietnam. Veterans like Norman Schwartzkopf, Colin Powell, Alfred Grey, Charles Krulak, and Wesley Clark returned home angry and ashamed at their defeat and rebuilt all-volunteer, professional armed forces from the ground up.
I learned early on, having known the most handsome, successful, Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, Robert Taylor, don’t ever spend too much time looking in the mirror.
Dick Clark is an American icon. I am honored that he has entrusted me with such a role in this national tradition.
Robert Mitchum sounded different from John Wayne, and John Wayne sounded different from Clark Gable.
I’ve usually had two styles: the Fletch character and the Clark Griswold character.
No one could have been nicer, classier nor better looking than Dick Clark. I’ve had a crush on him since I was a teenager.
I’m expecting big things from our bowlers, from Peter Siddle, who plays the enforcer role, Stuart Clark, Mitchell Johnson and Brett Lee when he gets fit again. In batting, there’s Phil Hughes, whose already done well for Australia and scored hundreds for Middlesex.
Mike Clark, who’s a really amazing surfer, got me back into surfing. I surfed a lot from ’82 to ’86, and then I kind of started slacking.
When I was growing up and listening to bands like the Dave Clark Five, the groove was what initially got me going. I really like that funky, heavy groove.
Clark Kent, I suppose, had a little bit of Harold Lloyd in him.
I am not a hoarder, but my wardrobe is the antithesis of fast fashion. I buy clothes – beautiful in looks and make – to last. I originally stored away things like Ossie Clark because I could not bear to part with such treasures.
Over the years, I found myself traveling parts of the Lewis and Clark Trail, putting my hands in the river where they set out from St. Louis, viewing the Great Falls of Montana, standing by the same Pacific Ocean they saw with such joy.
I love Jimmy Bryant, and I love Albert Lee. Roy Clark. Chet Atkins. I love those pickers.
I have never met a man more shy than Clark Gable. He was so shy, you couldn’t make him talk.
I really enjoy listening to players on the cusp of swing into bebop like Charlie Shavers, Clifford Brown and Clark Terry. They balance immense facility on their instrument with rhythm, melody, and more complex harmonies of the time.
I don’t recall exactly when I first began reading about Lewis and Clark and their Corps of Discovery, but I suspect that it was in fourth grade.
You can always say that it was scarce dollars when Lewis and Clark wanted to go to the West Coast and explore the West. And people complained about it, I understand, from a reading of the history books.
It was always the singer that was the front man, but Mike stood there and played piano and keyboards. He had a great voice and he was the Sixties’ Rod Stewart, and he contributed a tremendous amount to the Dave Clark Five.
When I directed the pilot for ‘Smallville,’ I knew that making Clark Kent relatable would be the key to audiences believing in him as a hero. ‘Arrow’ is a different show – darker and harder-edged – but it’s the same core idea.
My friends call me Clark Kent: I’m known to change in phone booths.
I’ve always said that Guy Clark is a regional songwriter without being regional. He’s global. His craft is like, well, Larry McMurtry would be an example. I kind of see Guy Clark and Larry McMurtry in the same wave.
I love Stanley Clark. I love George Duke and Stanley Clark.
‘Superman’ has always been about Lois Lane, Superman and Clark Kent and this love triangle between these three people who really are only two people.
Now, jazz institutions are more readily available for young people, but for me, the institutions were the bands that I was in. When I worked with Clark Terry, that was the beginning of school for me, and Harry Belafonte and Sergio Mendes, they were all my universities.
I think the Lewis and Clark Expedition was the greatest undertaking in American History. I think landing a man on the moon pales next to it.