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A good director creates an environment,
by Kevin Bacon

A good director creates an environment,
which gives the actor the encouragement to fly.
- Kevin Bacon

I have a natural swagger.
- Kevin Bacon

L.A.
kind of scares me.
- Kevin Bacon

I didn't get into this so I could talk about my work,
my movies.
You become an actor to act.
- Kevin Bacon

 

Ninety-five percent of celebrity is good.
- Kevin Bacon

Critics can be your most important friend.
I don't read criticism of my stuff only because when it's bad,
it's rough-and when it's good, it's not good enough.
- Kevin Bacon

I'd really like to get the girl, shoot the gun,
drive the car, have fun.
I even have these kind of action dreams,
where I'm the action guy.
- Kevin Bacon

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It does get old to have to always be a monkey in a zoo.
I don't know what it's like any more to be anonymous.
- Kevin Bacon

Any idiot can get laid when they're famous.
That's easy.
It's getting laid when you're not famous that takes some talent.
- Kevin Bacon

If you're an actor, even a successful one,
you're still waiting for the phone to ring.
- Kevin Bacon

There are some actor secrets you keep sometimes,
and you want to keep.
- Kevin Bacon

I'd always tried not to worry about the size of the
role or the size of the film.
- Kevin Bacon

There are very few things that are purely conceptual
without any hard content.
- Kevin Bacon

I like directing.
It takes a lot out of you, but I'd like to do it again -
I just have to find a story I want to tell.
- Kevin Bacon

I've made three studio albums and one live one with my brother.
It's melodic singer-songwriter acoustic-rock music.
- Kevin Bacon

There's the most resistance to an actor singing.
It's like I'm being disloyal to my industry.
- Kevin Bacon

I think we all have a lot of darkness in our bellies.
As an actor, the challenge of tapping into that,
reaching down into that sadness or anger,
is very therapeutic.
- Kevin Bacon

Before Footloose, the things I'd done weren't cute.
In Diner I was an alcoholic.
- Kevin Bacon

If I'm in a situation where someone doesn't recognize
me and treats me like everyone else,
I'm not used to it.
- Kevin Bacon

I do struggle with how much and in which way,
as an artist or celebrity, that you voice your political views.
- Kevin Bacon

The business that people do in LA on the social level is amazing.
You go to a restaurant, bump into this guy or that guy.
The next day you get a call, and they want you in their movie.
- Kevin Bacon

I do better on the first three takes;
I won't be better at 20 takes.
- Kevin Bacon

I don't have to do the lead.
If I dig a part, I'll do it.
- Kevin Bacon

Gary Oldman is impossible to steal a movie from.
He's such a great actor, he's off the hook.
I love him.
- Kevin Bacon

I'm always happier and a better actor when I can really
lose myself in a character and become somebody else.
- Kevin Bacon

I'd love to be a pop idol.
Of course, my groupies are now between 40 and 50.
- Kevin Bacon

I always wanted, and still aspire, to be something
more than just one thing,
just one performance.
- Kevin Bacon

I don't read my own reviews and I haven't for probably 15 years.
I read other people's reviews, though.
- Kevin Bacon

Clint Eastwood has always been a hero.
- Kevin Bacon

I don't want to stop acting, but acting in some ways is a young man's game.
- Kevin Bacon

I just let the work speak for itself.
An actor is not afraid to take risks;
to put on different hats; to be a good guy,
a bad guy, a victim, an abuser.
There are all kinds of people in the world,
and playing them is what acting is all about.
- Kevin Bacon

There are people who tell you to shut up because you're just a celebrity,
but pundits, talking heads, they're every bit the celebrity
and a lot of them aren't any more qualified than the
average man on the street.
- Kevin Bacon

As I was coming up on the stage, there was one source
that could make or break you,
the New York Times.
Inevitably there would be one actor singled out for a better review,
or worse, than somebody else.
The effect of that was cancerous, divisive.
- Kevin Bacon

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

Aim above morality.
Be not simply good,
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

By having a reverence for life,
we enter into a spiritual relation with the world.
By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.
- Albert Schweitzer

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

If being good isn't working - try being outrageous.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Not life, but good life,
is to be chiefly valued.
- Socrates

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

If I am not for myself,
who will be for me?
Yet if I am for myself alone,
of what good am I?
- Hillel

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

Fighting not good. But if must fight... win.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It all comes to this:
the simplest way to be happy is to do good.
- Helen Keller

Good works are links that form a chain of love.
- Mother Teresa

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

A good head and a good heart
are always a formidable combination.
- Nelson Mandela

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin


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