Gary Coleman Quotes

Gary Wayne Coleman (February 8, 1968 – May 28, 2010) was an American actor best known for his role as Arnold Jackson in Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986) and for his small stature as an adult. He was described in the 1980s as "one of television's most promising stars". After a successful childhood acting career, Coleman struggled financially later in life. In 1989, he successfully sued his parents and business adviser over misappropriation of his assets, only to declare bankruptcy a decade later.

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I can see through almost any scam, especially one perpetrated by the federal government. I can see through it... they can't pull the wool over my eyes, it's absolutely freakin' impossible to pull the wool over my eyes about the government.

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I have lifestyle requirements. Photos, meetings, lunches, dinners, facial care, tooth care. It requires an exorbitant amount of money.

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I don't have any friends and don't have any intention of making any. People will stab you in the back, mistreat you, talk about me behind your back, steal from you. And they're not really your friends. They're only there because you're a celebrity or because they want to get something from you.

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I try to understand people who aren't as smart as me and not be hateful.

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I don't want to be known as Gary Coleman's wife.

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I liked 'Diff'rent Strokes' up until about the last three or four years. I was bored.

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I never got the opportunity to be romantic or feel romantic with anyone.

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My slogan is I'm the least qualified guy for the job, but I'd probably do the best job.

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I try to make fun of myself and let people know that I�m a human being, and these things that have happened to me are real. I�m not just some cartoon who exists and suddenly doesn�t exist.

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Politics is never about the people. It's about money. And wars. And how many heads you can step on and bodies you can step over. And I'm just not that kind of person.

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15 concubines ain't nothin' to sneeze at.

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You can involve yourself in electronics, computers, puzzles... there's a lot of creativity and brain working. There's a lot to model trains that people don't realize.

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“You can involve yourself in electronics, computers, puzzles... there's a lot of creativity and brain working. There's a lot to model trains that people don't realize.”

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“I don't hurt or want for visibility, but people seem to forget pretty easily.”

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“I have more than four people on this planet in my life who see me for myself and forget that I've worked on network television. They forget I've worked in movies, and that I'm an actor. As long as I have four people who can do that, then there are others who are capable of doing that.”

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