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In Europe, people in the arts are considered part of the intelligentsia;
by Ron Silver

In Europe, people in the arts are considered part of the intelligentsia;
they are considered part of the elite.
- Ron Silver

Then I realized that to be really good at this requires
a lot of energy and concentration and skill.
- Ron Silver

I started getting jobs, and I thought it was going to be real easy.
- Ron Silver

But why should I run for office and lose what little influence I have?
- Ron Silver

 

Anyone who devotes time and attention to what makes people tick,
to me, is a smart person.
- Ron Silver

Involvement in public affairs is a legitimate use of celebrity.
- Ron Silver

If I don't see my kids for six days,
I start to get withdrawal pains.
- Ron Silver

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Artists speak the truth to the public without fear
of retribution or damage to their careers.
- Ron Silver

I do believe all actors are smart.
- Ron Silver

But some actors I have met possess an intelligence
that I can only dream of.
It's about character, it's about behavior.
They understand things about people that I simply don't see.
- Ron Silver

Nothing gets a bigger laugh than when you refer to
things like ethics or human rights.
- Ron Silver

I had no desire from an early age to be on the stage.
- Ron Silver

I kind of dwindled into acting.
- Ron Silver

I kind of have a dilettantish spirit about me.
- Ron Silver

I just don't get invited to the same dinner parties I used to like to go to.
- Ron Silver

I think you have an obligation to be an optimist.
Because if you're not, nothing will change.
- Ron Silver

I still think I'm going to do something else when I grow up.
- Ron Silver

For about the first ten years of my career,
I wasn't terribly motivated.
- Ron Silver

It's not like I'm the most famous person in the world.
- Ron Silver

Two, I actually learned a lot of things that served
me very well when it came to repeating performances on stage,
because it is a craft and you do need a technique for it.
- Ron Silver

It made me think about a whole area of human activity
that was not really a concern to me before that,
because I was involved in reading Chinese history,
or languages, or whatever.
- Ron Silver

I'm a 9/11 Republican.
- Ron Silver

I think it's good to meet smart people and talk.
- Ron Silver

Acting is not about knowing all this stuff;
it's about character.
- Ron Silver

Nobody has a franchise on what is good.
- Ron Silver

I saw and I met a lot of people who were in the field.
It also provided a context in which I came to respect what the actor did,
because I saw how difficult it actually was to do.
- Ron Silver

I was immature the way I handled the business.
I saw myself as a tribune of the people.
- Ron Silver

The twentieth century has exhibited a barbarism and
lack of respect for human life on a massive scale just about unknown before.
- Ron Silver

I don't even like to use the word relationship.
I don't know what it means.
- Ron Silver

If you don't think you want to go on a train and read
the paper every day and work from nine to six at night,
there was something about the uncertainty when I was
younger which was very attractive.
- Ron Silver

You have to think an awful lot about your motivations
or people's behavioral intentions or what their body
language can indicate or what's really going on or
what makes people sometimes do,
sometimes, the irrational things they do.
- Ron Silver

I can't talk about foreign policy like anyone who's
spent their life reading and learning foreign policy.
But as a citizen in a democracy, it's very important
that I participate in that.
- Ron Silver

Too often in the past, U.S.
leaders have forced Israel to pay the price for American
strategic interests in the Middle East -
through concessions in the peace process as well as
passivity in the face of Iraqi attacks.
- Ron Silver

I've seen people with a tremendous amount of educational
background in the field not turn out to be terribly good actors,
and I've seen people with no education in the field
turn out to be people that I admire quite a bit.
- Ron Silver

The Christian missionary may preach the gospel
to the poor naked heathen,
but the spiritual heathen who populate Europe
have as yet heard nothing of Christianity.
- Carl Jung

The construction of Europe is an art.
It is the art of the possible.
- Jacques Chirac

More than any other in Western Europe,
Britain remains a country where a traveler has to think
twice before indulging in the ordinary food of ordinary people.
- Joseph Lelyveld

Germany is an economic giant but a political midget,
and with the end of the Cold War she has started to
muscle her presence throughout Europe and the world.
- Christo

The inferior complex is now extended to all Europe,
save Nordics.
- Emanuel Celler

We don't mind having sanctions banning us from Europe.
We are not Europeans.
- Robert Mugabe

Somebody said that I am the last American living the tragedy of Europe.
- Ezra Pound

The food in Europe is pretty disappointing.
I like fried chicken.
But other than that Europe is great.
- Donnie Wahlberg

So I moved to Europe and only came back when directors
like Robert Altman would call me after they'd seen
my work in Full Metal Jacket.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

Moreover, resolving the mother of all problems -
the Israeli-Palestinian question -
requires cooperation between Europe and the U.S.
- Romano Prodi

Of course, the simple explanation of the fact is that
marriage is the most important act of man's life in Europe or America,
and that everything depends upon it.
- Lafcadio Hearn

The lamps are going out all over Europe;
we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.
- Edward Grey

Even the most jingoistic person would have to admit
that even American cultural music comes from Europe.
That's what classical music is, real European music.
- Sonny Rollins

If the cultural elite has its way, the U.S.
will be much more like Europe.
- Peter L. Berger

The new architecture of transparency and lightness
comes from Japan and Europe.
- Arthur Erickson

Mother's taste was eclectic and ranged from the ancient
world to the contemporary from Europe to the U.S.
- David Rockefeller

I saw what Purple meant to people and I still hear
it now when I'm in Europe.
I'm always shocked that I'm still asked about Purple
because it was such a long time ago.
- David Coverdale

I herewith commission you to carry out all preparations with regard to...
a total solution of the Jewish question in those territories
of Europe which are under German influence.
- Hermann Goering

When I first was conducting as guest conductor in Europe 25 years ago,
I would propose doing American pieces and grudgingly
it would be accepted from time to time.
- Michael Tilson Thomas

Europe has to address people's needs directly and reflect their priorities,
not our own preoccupations.
- Peter Mandelson

Another question has been raised rather widely in Europe,
in Japan as well as in the United States is what,
to what extent will the euro become a reserve currency.
- Robert C. Solomon

In becoming an American, from Europe,
what one has in common with that other immigrant is
contempt for me-it's nothing else but color.
- Toni Morrison

I remain optimistic.
What we've seen in Europe and the rest of the world
is that freedom has a much stronger attraction than radical fundamentalism.
- Gijs de Vries

Terrorism is an evil that threatens all the countries in Europe.
Vigorous cooperation in the European Union and worldwide
is crucial in order to meet this evil head on.
- Jan Peter Balkenende

I find myself more at peace when I live in Europe.
- Norman Granz

Ford, as I understand it, had done away with the concept of regional management,
and now they've re-introduced that in Europe,
so it's kind of a two-way street.
- Rick Wagoner

We had several hits in the States but probably only one big one in Europe.
The crowds are smaller.
- Huey Lewis

The immense popularity of American movies abroad demonstrates
that Europe is the unfinished negative of which America is the proof.
- Mary McCarthy

I think Europe is going in the right direction and
we shouldn't be set back.
- Peter Mandelson

We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a part of NATO.
We have a firm commitment to Europe.
We are a part of Europe.
- Dan Quayle

The principle of evil in Europe is the enervating spirit of Russian absolutism.
- Lajos Kossuth

Aside from rabid Islamists, no one who wishes to be
taken seriously can publicly say anything bad about
the old Jews of Europe without sounding like reactionary troglodytes.
- Jack Schwartz

Vienna is the gate to Eastern Europe.
- Niki Lauda

In America and Europe, the nomadism is of trade and curiosity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the U.S.A.
or Europe there is no realistic way to estimate the type,
magnitude, or probability of the risk,
nor any way to narrow down the potentially affected regions.
- Jurgen Habermas

Well, I think I was always sort of reflecting where
I was and my sense of surroundings and ecology,
urban or country, or foreign, living in Europe,
very affected by all of that.
- Daniel Berrigan

To understand Europe, you have to be a genius -
or French.
- Madeleine Albright


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