Musings & Meditations

Paul Newman Remembered

Posted in Movies by Pam Keesey on September 27, 2008

Paul Newman, an actor of considerable talent and influence, died today. He was known not only for his great performances in a plethora of films and his long-term marriage to the wonderful Joanne Woodward, but also his many charitable endeavors over many decades, including a center dedicated to anti-drug education, a camp for terminally ill children, and, of course, Newman’s Own line of organic foods, the profits from which are given to charitable causes.

The New York Times has written a wonderful tribute to the man. I was particularly struck by something Newman said only recently, and which bears repeating:

We are such spendthrifts with our lives,” Mr. Newman once told a reporter. “The trick of living is to slip on and off the planet with the least fuss you can muster. I’m not running for sainthood. I just happen to think that in life we need to be a little like the farmer, who puts back into the soil what he takes out.

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  1. coffee fiend said, on January 9, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Paul Newman is a legend for his work in movies, and he’s a stud for all his work outside of movies

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