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I'm doing things that are more artistic again,
by Mira Sorvino

I'm doing things that are more artistic again,
more close to the material that I love.
I don't disparage those things that I did.
They're just not as much reflective of who I am.
- Mira Sorvino

My father taught me how to substitute realities.
- Mira Sorvino

The Oscars have become such a big deal these days that
it's just used as adjective.
- Mira Sorvino

I assume that if people get to know me,
they'll like me.
If they don't, it's not my problem.
- Mira Sorvino

 

Now that I've got some films under my belt,
I have the courage of my convictions regarding acting.
It gives me a leg to stand on.
- Mira Sorvino

Sometimes I feel limited by people's perceptions of
what I can and cannot do,
or what I do or don't look like.
- Mira Sorvino

I hope that doing truthful portrayals of people in
a variety of circumstances gives people a kind of subterranean
link to those characters.
- Mira Sorvino

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There was something about being in front of audiences
when I was in elementary school plays that gave me a thrill.
It was like the rush you get from a roller coaster drop.
- Mira Sorvino

It's the relationships between people that are more
important than the sort of far away fantasies of what the good life is,
the world of supermodels and Bud ads.
- Mira Sorvino

The name game is frustrating.
Agents will say, They love you, but they're going to
offer it to Julia Roberts first.
- Mira Sorvino

I had started off, before I ever got an acting job,
working at Robert De Niro's Tribeca Productions as a reader.
I was always interested in that side of the camera.
- Mira Sorvino

When I was 5, my mother threw a party,
and a friend and I wrote and performed a play called The Dutch Doll.
- Mira Sorvino

I have learned to pare down what I do and still be
effective and strong in a role.
- Mira Sorvino

My major in college was Chinese Studies.
It was very intentional.
- Mira Sorvino

Acting is doing, because everything you say or do is some kind of an action,
some kind of a verb.
You're always connected to the other person through some kind of action.
- Mira Sorvino

We all struggle with our failure to communicate and
our failure to reach beyond fear to love people.
- Mira Sorvino

Once you've found something you know how to do,
it makes you feel you don't have to be intimidated by someone.
- Mira Sorvino

I had a Christian upbringing - it was all about sin and guilt.
I was very happy just kissing people.
I was like the make-out queen - not even second base.
- Mira Sorvino

I'll talk to myself out loud a lot.
- Mira Sorvino

I hate it when people use sex as a weapon against the
people who are engaging in it.
It's so hypocritical.
- Mira Sorvino

I want my life to effect the balance to the positive.
- Mira Sorvino

I had been looking for a New York apartment,
but I said, Why not give LA a go?
- Mira Sorvino

I try to become more humble and more myself with every year.
There was a while when I got famous where I was so
confused and my head was spinning.
- Mira Sorvino

I wanted to do something far from my intellectual and physical home,
so I went to live in Beijing for eight months and took Mandarin Chinese.
- Mira Sorvino

Being is like pretending.
- Mira Sorvino

I could have seen myself going into academia,
but I don't love it; I just like it.
- Mira Sorvino

I always feel I can play a role - just give me the
time to do the preparation and I'll be it.
- Mira Sorvino

Acting is what happens on the way.
- Mira Sorvino

There are all kinds of other things I could do,
things I would probably like, but only acting would
give me emotional fulfillment.
- Mira Sorvino

I take the responsibility of choosing seriously because
it becomes an indelible part of your body of work.
Something has to sing to me.
- Mira Sorvino

I have a hard time getting motivated to do something
that seems like a career move.
I've gotten into vague trouble with my agents for turning
down work that I thought was exploitative.
- Mira Sorvino

I was offered one of the roles in a big project that shall remain nameless.
I thought the whole thing encouraged violent sex crimes toward women.
It made horrible, ghastly rape violence seem sexy.
I just didn't want to sign my name to it.
- Mira Sorvino

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If thy brother wrongs thee,
remember not so much his wrong-doing,
but more than ever that he is thy brother.
- Epictetus

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

What are you doing for others?
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Choose! If it's worth doing, do it today.
If it's not worth doing today, save yourself a lot
of worry and regret by choosing to permanently
erase it from your to-do list.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Management is doing things right;
leadership is doing the right things.
- Peter F. Drucker

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
- Josh Billings

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

If we all did the things we are capable of doing,
we would literally astound ourselves.
- Thomas Edison

The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm
but because of those who look at it without doing anything.
- Albert Einstein

People rarely succeed unless they
have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie

The Tao of the sage is work without effort.
Practice non-action. Work without doing.
- Lao Tzu

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

Be a Human BEing Rather Than a Human DOing.
- Anonymous

Merely to avoid harming others is not enough.
Earn your place in this world by doing good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

If you're doing your best,
you won't have any time to worry about failure.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Do not look for approval
except for the consciousness of doing your best.
- Andrew Carnegie

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do.
There can be no courage unless you're scared.
- Eddie Rickenbacker

Doing your best is taking the action because you love it,
not because you're expecting a reward
- don Miguel Ruiz

We're so engaged in doing things
to achieve purposes of outer value
that we forget the inner value,
the rapture that is associated
with being alive, is what it is all about.
- Joseph Campbell

Life's most urgent question is:
what are you doing for others?
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again
and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein (attributed)

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


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