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I've been delighted by Cannes and Toronto but I keep
by William Hurt

I've been delighted by Cannes and Toronto but I keep
saying I don't know how good we're going to be received
in America because that's where it's most challenging.
- William Hurt

Being a father, being a friend, those are the things
that make me feel successful.
- William Hurt

I just looked at him because I want to be looking in
someone's eyes when I die.
- William Hurt

I demand minimal for paid rehearsal and not always six weeks either.
- William Hurt

 

But I am not going to live for ever.
And the more I know it, the more amazed I am by being here at all.
- William Hurt

I have a film I want to direct.
Gena Rowlands was going to do it with me a long time ago.
It's about an older woman who's running a ranch in
the west the old fashioned way.
- William Hurt

The perfection in theater is that it's over the second it's done.
- William Hurt

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The thing is David is also aware of everything and
it's not like you're going somewhere the director is not.
- William Hurt

Sometimes people call me a success for all the reasons
that make me think I'm a failure.
- William Hurt

I know what I love about acting - and it's the creative process.
- William Hurt

I am so thrilled by the privilege of life,
and yet at the same time I know that I have to let it go.
- William Hurt

All I know is that my best work has come out of being committed and happy.
- William Hurt

I was a science fiction junkie for a long time.
- William Hurt

If you're lucky, and not a lot of actors are these days,
you get the chance to create a character.
- William Hurt

David Cronenberg knows what we actors do as artists.
- William Hurt

I think acting can bring you closer to yourself and
help you understand other people.
- William Hurt

You have to create a track record of breaking your own mold,
or at least other people's idea of that mold.
- William Hurt

The simple fact of existence, of being aware that you are aware;
this to me is the most astounding fact.
- William Hurt

People who have expertise or the luck to have rehearsal
time with cameras have it over people who don't.
- William Hurt

I want to prove a point.
That point is, actors are artists, not narcissists necessarily.
- William Hurt

I need six weeks of rehearsal and women need nine months
and it took me 15 years to figure that out.
- William Hurt

I listen to XM radio because I can get so many overseas news stations.
- William Hurt

I very much prefer the balance in a scene to standing
out and so you have to make a decision.
- William Hurt

Being famous is not something that would make me feel successful -
unless one was striving for mediocrity.
- William Hurt

It was the moment I learned acting is not acting out.
After that light went on, I spent the rest of my life
trying to figure out how to make other people realize it.
- William Hurt

It just seems like that because I do a lot of independent
films that don't get to the mainstream.
- William Hurt

I was held hostage and almost executed by a man who
was robbing us in the middle of the night.
- William Hurt

What's really frustrating with movies is the lack of improvement.
- William Hurt

Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries.
They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take
are calculated on the basis of the courage it took
to become replete with knowledge.
- William Hurt

Great risks come in long term, tremendously assiduous,
very courageous study.
- William Hurt

Not to be offensive, not to be capricious,
not to be arbitrary, not to be neurotic,
not to be an actor outer, you're just trying to get
in and you're given so little time to get in gently,
but it's always hard.
- William Hurt

The thing is, I don't believe in most of what's done.
The amount of financial and imaginative energy that's
put into mediocrity is just amazing which I find to
be fundamentally offensive as a human being.
- William Hurt

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

The highest thinkers of the ages,
the seers of the tribes and the nations,
have been optimists.
- Helen Keller

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth
until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues
have never been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

All life is change.
Release your attachment to the way things have been,
and wend your way joyfully
through life's unfolding majesty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider
the gifts you have been given,
the difference you have made
and the direction in which you are headed.
- Anonymous

An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

Education is what survives when
what has been learned has been forgotten.
- B. F. Skinner

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

Cheer for endings - whether goals have been met or not -
whether the ending is tidy or ragged.
Without endings, there would be neither the opportunity
nor the incentive to think new thoughts,
and to begin great new projects.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Life is too short, time is too precious,
and the stakes are too high
to dwell on what might have been.
- Hilary Clinton

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Competition has been shown to be useful
up to a certain point and no further,
but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today,
begins where competition leaves off.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

I accept everything that ever has been,
with no regrets, no resentments, and no call for vengeance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pick up a stone that feels good to you
and is small enough to hold in one hand.
Consider how long that stone has been around
and what enormous pressure it has experienced.
Draw strength from its long history.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The world has always been in an uproar,
and it always will be.
Choose Peace. Choose to live with Peace.
Choose to interact peacefully with everyone -
especially those whose instinct is not to be peaceful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

One never notices what has been done;
one can only see what remains to be done.
- Marie Curie

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

You have not been abandoned.
You are never alone, except by your own choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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