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The Class of 2016

December 29, 2016

So many beloved celebrities left us this year that it really did seem like 2016 had a chip on its shoulder. Here are some words of wisdom from the dearly departed to remind us why they were so beloved.
Goodbye 2016
“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”

–Muhammad Ali (1942-2016), professional boxer and activist

“As you get older, the questions come down to about two or three: How long? And what do I do with the time I’ve got left?”

–David Bowie (1947-2016), singer, songwriter, and actor

“I think there should be laughs in everything. Sometimes it’s a slammed door, a pie in the face, or just a recognition of our frailties.”

–Alan Rickman (1946-2016), actor and director

“Youth and beauty are not accomplishments.”

–Carrie Fisher (1956-2016), actress, author, and mental health advocate

“A long time ago, I realized that I loved to sing, dance, and make people laugh. The trick is finding something that you like and sticking with it.”

–Debbie Reynolds (1932-2016) actor, singer, and dancer

“It’s always helpful to learn from your mistakes because then your mistakes seem worthwhile.”

–Garry Marshall (1934-2016), actor, director, producer, writer, and comedian

“It’s not the hair on your head that matters; it’s the kind of hair you have inside.”

–Garry Shandling (1949-2016), comedian, actor, and author

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.”

–Harper Lee (1926-2016), author

“Kids’ views are often just as valid as the teachers’. The best teachers are the ones that know that.”

–Morley Safer (1931-2016), TV journalist

“You learn something out of everything, and you come to realize more than ever that we’re all here for a certain space of time, and then it’s going to be over, and you better make this count.”

–Nancy Reagan (1921-2016), actress and First Lady

“I’ll tell you what the public likes more than anything, it’s the most rare commodity in the world: honesty.”

–Merle Haggard (1937-2016), singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”

–Leonard Cohen (1934-2016), singer, songwriter, writer, and painter

“Just remember, strength and courage. If you stand on principle, you’ll never lose.”

–Janet Reno (1938-2016), U.S. Attorney General

“You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart.”

–George Michael (1963-2016), singer, songwriter, and producer

“Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger.”

–Arnold Palmer (1929-2016), professional golfer

“Macho does not prove mucho.”

–Zsa Zsa Gabor (1917-2016), actress and socialite

“You have to acknowledge your truth and not let society dictate how you think.”

–Florence Henderson (1934-2016), actress and singer

“We are humans. There is a finite end to this life and we’re all going to face it, and a little silliness can help.”

—Alan Thicke (1947-2016), actor, songwriter, and talk show host

“Except for a few guitar chords, everything I’ve learned in my life that is of any value I’ve learned from women.”

–Glenn Frey (1948-2016), singer, songwriter, and actor

“Everybody’s a teacher if you listen.”

–Doris Roberts (1925-1916), actress, author, and philanthropist

“I’m going to tell you what my religion is: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Period. Terminato. Finito.”

–Gene Wilder (1933-2016), actor, screenwriter, director, and author

“Life is just a party, and parties weren’t meant to last.”

–Prince (1958-2016), singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer

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