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Paul Newman: A Knight in All His Armour by MMMmmm... on 28 September 2008 9:46pm
 
Long story made short - started this thread - lost it once. bb - hate the "can***" word. Can't post under it.

So much more to people than how they die...

This is a great article by someone who worked at his summer camp, and knew him:

http://www.slate.com/id/2201116/

I think he was too hard on himself.

But I love what he said about being faithful to his wife: "Why go out for hamburger when you have sirloin at home?"

He was the first celebrity to be so immensely generous. Think of how amazing this world could be if there were more people like him:

100% after tax profits to charity...

*Much, Much Love to Paul Newman and all those who love him*
 
Re: Paul Newman: A Knight in All His Armour by suzulu on 28 September 2008 10:37pm
 
What a nice story.

 
Re: Paul Newman: A Knight in All His Armour by tucsonmike on 29 September 2008 12:41am
 
He really was that great a man. I was lucky enough to see him on a panel in college about nuclear disarmament.

I just received a note from my publisher. Her note had a couple of Paul Newman quotes in it.

"What we have here is a failure to communicate." ~ Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke



"Don't ever hit your mother with a shovel. It will leave a dull impression on her mind." ~ Paul Newman in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
 
Re: Paul Newman: A Knight in All His Armour by johnnythemonkey on 29 September 2008 7:54am
 
A fine tribute to a fine man.
 
Re: Paul Newman: A Knight in All His Armour by bIG bLOGGER on 29 September 2008 5:28pm
 
MMMmmm:You obviously have a great admiration for Paul Newman,that is obvious from what you have posted,and from the article/link on the Slate site,which I have read,and is hugely warm and fitting and generous as a tribute.
I too believe in creative expression,poetic license and so on,so I respect your starting your own Paul Newman tribute site,that is perfectly OK. I have also modified my title line in deference to your comments. Yes,the greatest artists are often highly self-critical,which makes them greater artists.
 
Re: Paul Newman: A Knight in All His Armour by MMMmmm... on 29 September 2008 6:06pm
 
bb - I know no offense was meant, and none was taken. I believe in creative freedom of expression, poetic license, etc. This is just a kind of personal preference...

From what I've read about him, it sounds like he was sometimes self-critical, but I think he used it for higher purpose.

*Best*
 
Re: Paul Newman: A Knight in All His Armour by geordiegirl on 30 September 2008 2:25pm
 
Your title is wonderfully apposite, Mmmmm.

Silvio Berlusconi likes to be known as 'Il Cavaliere' - I think THAt means 'the knight'.....
 



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