20 July 2012

Well Said: Words of Wisdom from Rob Lowe's Autobiography x3


"You can't build a life on a backstage pass or free swag at Sundance."
"Be funny whenever possible, even if some people don't get it."
"I followed my heart and stayed out of the results."

*To share these quotes from Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe I chose some images of Grace Kelly. Did you know Rob once dated Grace's daughter Princess Stephanie of Monaco?

58 comments :

  1. That second quote is how I live my life haha

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  2. I really enjoyed Rob Lowe's book. I had such a crush on him when I was a teenager!!!

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  3. Ah Robe Lowe....
    Actually that reminds me...I want to see if I can get my Fiance to start watching The West Wing!

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    1. After listening to this one, I think I might need to try West Wing. :)

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    2. The West Wing is my all time favorite TV show. The character development is amazing, the issues were all current and timely (well at the time lol) and the writing was amazingly insightful and very witty - Smart humor which I love! I just wouldn't advise it for diehard republicans as it is a democratic presidency!

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    3. He raved about how much he enjoyed doing it and loved the writing. It was cool to hear him talk about it. And thanks for your final tip ;)

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  4. Great quote! I really want to read that book!

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  5. Great quotes. I think I have this one tucked away in a box. Must look.

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    1. OMG it is SO good. Do you have the audio or physical book?

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  6. Thank you for sharing these lovely quotes! Sometimes I need reminders to get me back on track with life... these quotes does that for me :)

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    1. Aw :) Cool. I love hearing that. Have a fantastic weekend darling.

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  7. Ohh! I love Rob Lowe- great quotes and great photos too!!

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  8. Ha! The second is funny!! ;-D

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  9. Cool quotes. I love #2 the most.

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  10. I read that book last year! I thought it was pretty good. There were a few things I didn't like about it but all in all thought it was good. I love Rob Lowe though! wink wink

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    1. Ooooo tell me what. I would love to know. I listened to it which I get the feeling was a totally different experience.

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  11. I did not know that at all!

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  12. "I followed my heart and stayed out of the results."

    That is a freaking great quote :) My head always messes with the results!

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  13. Wow, great quotes and I love the photos! The first one of Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly are one of my very favorites of both of them!

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    1. Right? :) They both look so sweet and almost nervous.

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  14. ah good old SodaPop Curtis. What an up and down life he has had. always liked him.

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    1. True true :)
      Have you read or listened to the book? He goes really into filming that one and it was one of my favorite parts.

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    2. No I just remember the times he has been in the tabloids. I guess he reads the audiobook? I will def check that out then. The Outsiders launched many careers.

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    3. Yup. He address that a bit too.

      He does read it and he's fantastic.

      As for The Outsiders, it sure did. I loved hearing him talk about young Tom, Emilio, Ralph, and Patrick.

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  15. Huh, how curious? No, I did not know. Love the quotes though....very true!

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  16. I don't read many autobiographies but I loved Rob's on audiobook! Especially because it was read by him. *le swoooooon*

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    1. Right? ;) His autobiography has me willing to try more.

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  17. Those are great quotes! A colleague of mine has a picture of him pinned in her cubicle, and he is a SIGHT! *_*

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  18. I know all of his secrets now that i have listened to his brilliant memoir!

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  19. I like the "Be funny whenever possible". I never think myself funny until I'm clearly making other people laugh. Go figure.

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    1. Me too! Sometimes people get me and sometimes they don't. But for me it feels good to try and be silly :)

      He learned this gem from Christopher Walken.

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  20. "I followed my heart and stayed out of the results."

    Seriously, I think you picked the perfect quote for everything going on in my life right now. Self-confidence isn't high on my list of exemplary characteristics and when attempting to tackle writing deadlines I need to pay more attention to this thought from Rob Lowe. Who would have thought?! Thank you so so much for sharing this! Truly, it helped more than you can imagine. :o) xo

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    1. Right on! :) I am soooo glad to hear that. *hug & high five*

      I do have to say this: You are a rock star. A fantastic mom and blogger. One of the sweetest gals I know. I bet your a kick hiney writer. You keep following your heart. It won't lead you wrong. ;)

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  21. that sounds like a great book! can't wait to hear your full thoughts on the book. in the meantime thanks for sharing those quotes with us.

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  22. Love those quotes! Especially the second one :)

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  23. Oh, I adore Rob Lowe. I have been wanting to read his book but keep forgetting about it. Can't wait to see what you think!

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  24. The quotes are great, but I especially love the pics!

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  25. Awesome quotes (love Rob Lowe!) and BEAUTIFUL images

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  26. Great quotes, and images - they go so well together.

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    1. She sure was! She lived up to her wonderful name.

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  28. "Followed my heart and stayed out of the results".... hmmmm? what does that mean?

    Any who! I loved RL, then hated him and now love him again. I have seen him on several interviews promoting his book and really love how he has come full circle. :)

    ~Liz

    P.S. I did know that he dated her... I'm that age... :)

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    1. Hi Liz!
      To answer your question:

      I think it means in life you have to follow your heart. Do what you can when you can and what will happen will happen. What matters is that you followed your heart and gut.

      He use to worry about so many things and making other people happy. Eventually, with age, he learned to follow his heart, do what his heart told him felt right, and let the results do their things.

      I know what you mean. He really has come full circle. You should try his book. It's soooo good. Really helped me see him as a whole.

      :)

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  29. Grace Kelly looks stunning in these photos. I've much enjoyed Rob Lowe as he has become older.

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    1. Doesn't she? Grace was the perfect name for her.

      Rob does seem to improve with age ;)

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