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I've always considered myself an actor first and foremost. ...
by Stanley Tucci

I've always considered myself an actor first and foremost.
- Stanley Tucci

People wear shorts to the Broadway theater.
There should be a law against that.
- Stanley Tucci

I write in the mornings.
During my down time.
- Stanley Tucci

I have consciously not taken the role of a gangster,
which has been offered to me far too many times.
- Stanley Tucci

 

I never go overbudget on my movies.
- Stanley Tucci

It's more interesting because you get to research the history of the period,
and all the different aesthetic elements that make a film,
particularly this film, so stunning.
- Stanley Tucci

I'm a control freak.
Totally.
- Stanley Tucci

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I didn't know you had to change diapers so often.
I couldn't believe it - we must change them 10 times a day -
each.
So that's 20 diapers a piece a day.
- Stanley Tucci

Like Joseph Mitchell, I would scour the streets of
New York and find little pieces of what other people think of as junk -
and collect it.
- Stanley Tucci

Big Night and The Impostors are both things that I wrote.
- Stanley Tucci

I would rather just do the things I want to do.
- Stanley Tucci

The majority of directors I've worked with didn't know how to talk to actors.
- Stanley Tucci

When I write a screenplay, and when I direct,
I always pull lines out.
- Stanley Tucci

You gotta make the movie you want to make.
- Stanley Tucci

Sometimes it's difficult directing yourself on film
because you can't quite separate yourself from the subject.
- Stanley Tucci

I make time to write.
- Stanley Tucci

I was always attracted to the past as a kid.
- Stanley Tucci

I like to see how I can do it for less money.
- Stanley Tucci

I mean, Scorsese's a genius, and that's one way of shooting.
- Stanley Tucci

As a director you have to be careful you don't over-design the film.
You have to be careful that the period aspect does not take over.
- Stanley Tucci

I'd read Up in the Old Hotel, and I wanted to do something
with Mitchell's stuff for a long time.
- Stanley Tucci

My partner, Beth Alexander, and I want to produce smaller films,
but commercially viable films that will enable me to
make the kinds of movies I want to make.
- Stanley Tucci

The thing is, I'm a very practical filmmaker.
- Stanley Tucci

As a director, I also get to sit and watch actors and
learn from them in a way that I don't get to do when I'm just acting.
- Stanley Tucci

I'm actually one who will encourage directors to cut my lines.
- Stanley Tucci

I love directing - it's always so involving,
so challenging.
- Stanley Tucci

Even The Impostors, as silly as it is,
is a very intimate film, in a way.
- Stanley Tucci

I'm not interested in wasting money on a project.
- Stanley Tucci

I don't like to move the camera that much anyway.
- Stanley Tucci

I wanted to be an actor when I was a kid.
- Stanley Tucci

But usually I'll wake up and start writing about nine o'clock.
I'll probably write for about three hours,
and I'll do that over the next month and a half.
- Stanley Tucci

So yes, I hope to act in other people's movies,
big and small, because that's how I make my living,
really.
- Stanley Tucci

And I love doing my own projects; that's what I've always wanted to do.
- Stanley Tucci

I'm not saying they won't be bigger projects someday.
- Stanley Tucci

I was dissatisfied just being an actor.
- Stanley Tucci

I like to use all of myself, and acting wasn't doing that.
- Stanley Tucci

The constraints of melodrama can be a great blessing,
because they demand that all the characters involved -
as absurd and extreme as they may initially seem -
must stay utterly rooted in their own reality,
or the whole project collapses.
- Stanley Tucci

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered
with a searching but at the same time a steady eye.
- Winston Churchill

A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker.
A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.
- The Buddha

Solitude is considered un-American.
- Erica Jong

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered
my father as somebody I wanted to please.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Mankind is considered (by the radical environmentalists)
the lowest and the meanest of all species and is blamed for everything.
- Dixie Lee Ray

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man
can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
- Ted Williams

I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.
- Erma Bombeck

Art ought never to be considered except in its relations with its ideal beauty.
- Alfred de Vigny

I received an honorary doctorate for my work.
Maybe one of these works is considered the equivalent of a Ph.D.
- Iris Chang

I didn't come to Hollywood to drink or get high,
and I don't want to be considered a cool actor -
I want to be a great actor.
- Tom Sizemore

The stuff that I got in trouble for,
the casting for The Godfather or the flag scene in Patton,
was the stuff that was remembered, and was considered the good work.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Well, I use the word Satanist, but I don't know if
I ever really considered myself as somebody who's into Satan.
- Boyd Rice

For one, the Qur'an is considered by Muslims to consist
entirely of words spoken by Allah himself.
- Paul Weyrich

One of the things that I am happy about in my life
as an artist is that I am not considered a Hispanic artist.
- Andres Serrano

Vicars, MPS and lawyers were amont those who considered
me to be the best hostess in London.
- Cynthia Payne

Obviously I faced the possibility of not returning
when first I considered going.
Once faced and settled there really wasn't
any good reason to refer to it.
- Amelia Earhart

From its inception, South Vietnam was only considered
to be an outpost in the war against communism.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

Only in Washington would death be considered a taxable event.
- Mike Ferguson

Jackie considered his resurrection, the world's best return performance.
- Audrey Meadows

Osama bin Laden's own words stated he has a war against the United States.
He declared that American civilians should be considered as combatants.
- Cofer Black

I know one day I'll be considered too old.
- Claudia Schiffer

Buddhism has become a socially recognized religious
philosophy for Americans,
whereas it used to be considered an exotic religion.
- Thurston Moore

I don't ever balk at being considered a Motown person,
because Motown is the greatest musical event that ever
happened in the history of music.
- Smokey Robinson

Look, only in Washington is not raising taxes considered a tax cut.
Nobody's getting a tax cut here.
We're not cutting taxes.
We're preventing tax increases from occurring.
- Paul Ryan

Above all, we shall wage no more unilateral,
ill-planned, ill-considered, and ill-prepared invasions
of foreign countries that pose no actual threat to our security.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

Even from a very early age, I knew I didn't want to
miss out on anything life had to offer just because
it might be considered dangerous.
- Nicole Kidman

Like all my family and class, I considered it a sign
of weakness to show affection;
to have been caught kissing my mother would have been a disgrace,
and to have shown affection for my father would have been a disaster.
- Agnes Smedley

I love writing and do not know why it is considered such a difficult,
agonizing profession.
- Caroline B. Cooney

A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the
mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning.
- Susan Sontag

To be deeply committed to negotiations,
to be opposed to a particular war or military action,
is not only considered unpatriotic, it also casts serious doubt on one's manhood.
- Myriam Miedzian

To the extent that I considered the personal burden
of harming the people who had trusted me,
plus the Agency, or the United States,
I wasn't processing that.
- Aldrich Ames


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