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I grew up wanting to be a writer for theatre. ...
by Christopher Durang

I grew up wanting to be a writer for theatre.
- Christopher Durang

On the one hand, I'm grateful to be hired and thrilled to be paid.
- Christopher Durang

Then in college I became obsessed with film,
and wanted to be part of that.
- Christopher Durang

Laughter can bring a new perspective.
- Christopher Durang

 

My parents didn't really know one another.
- Christopher Durang

Since I also act, sometimes I get over my resentment
and commit to the pitch as an acting job.
- Christopher Durang

When my parents separated, I was very grateful.
- Christopher Durang

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I didn't have a teacher like Sister Mary Ignatius.
- Christopher Durang

Since it's based on my parents, it's more emotionally
close to me than some of my more surreal plays.
And then I like the balance of the comic and the sad.
It should play as funny, but you should care about
the characters and feel sad for them.
- Christopher Durang

My father knew the charming side of my mother,
and my mother thought that he was attentive and pleasant and was an architect,
which was a respectable profession, but I don't think
that they actually got to know one another deeply.
- Christopher Durang

We did not change as we grew older;
we just became more clearly ourselves.
- Lynn Hall

I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to
go to school every day and do my homework.
- Constance Baker Motley

I grew up in a household where everybody lived at the top of his lungs.
- Frank Langella

I grew up in a very religious family.
I could read the Qu'ran easily at the age of five.
- Akhmad Kadyrov

There'll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them,
and I am a poet of memory.
- Philip Levine

I would be most content if my children grew up to be
the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly
of building enough bookshelves.
- Anna Quindlen

I grew up in a family in which political issues were often discussed,
and debated intensely.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around,
and I definitely want to have children as well.
- Heidi Klum

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

I grew up in the world of bad television,
on my dad's sets and then as a young schmuck on dating shows and so on.
- George Clooney

I grew up and I became very successful at what I did as a young man.
I became a work addict because this was the only way
I could get any relief from this pain.
- Keith Miller

The next summer, 1794, corn grew dear,
and distress began in our land.
- Joanna Southcott

I knew when I grew up, I always wanted to be a liar,
and if you're in television, you're lying because you're
just pretending to be yourself much like I'm doing now.
- John Ritter

I grew up with Apocalypse Now and Badlands,
so I had a real awe thing going.
- Gary Cole

I grew up in Newquay, on the Atlantic coast and there
developed a love of the sea and boats.
- Antony Hewish

I go into a young film director's office these days and he says,
'Hey man, I know who you are.
I grew up watching 'McHale's Navy'.
And I think, 'Oh boy, here we go again'.
- Mako

I grew up on the tennis court with lots of other kids.
There were like 40 kids all afternoon and I was one of the youngest ones,
so I always had to chase everybody to keep up.
- Martina Hingis

I grew up studying ballet; I grew up honing my craft.
- Janice Dickinson

Darwinism as presented by Darwin contradicted idealistic philosophy,
and this contradiction grew deeper with the development
of its materialist teaching.
- Trofim Lysenko

I grew up thinking that whatever I wanted to do,
I could do.
- Victoria Principal

The way I grew up, I was always taught that it's uncouth to talk about money,
and that's not what should inspire you.
- Justin Timberlake

From warriors ravens grew red And with their leader a host attacked.
- Taliesin

Environmental quality was drastically improved while
economic activity grew by the simple expedient of removing lead from gasoline -
which prevented it from entering the environment.
- Barry Commoner

I grew up in the time of Germany after the war.
- Bernhard Langer

I never grew up with a mother's hand -
that's why I will forever be insecure,
I think, in that primal way.
- John Lone

I grew up in Michigan, in a very small town,
Centreville.
In my graduating class, I had like 92 people.
- Verne Troyer

Red is a colour I've felt very strongly about.
Maybe red is a very Indian colour, maybe it's one of
those things that I grew up with and recognise at some other level.
- Anish Kapoor

There is nothing like playing for the team you grew up rooting for.
- Milton Bradley

We should be dreaming.
We grew up as kids having dreams, but now we're too sophisticated as adults,
as a nation.
We stopped dreaming.
We should always have dreams.
- Herb Brooks

Long hair is considered bohemian, which may be why I grew it,
but I keep it long because I love the way it feels,
part cloak, part fan, part mane, part security blanket.
- Marge Piercy

The joy of working at something to find out what it
means to me is what I grew up with.
- Rita Dove

You know, I grew up in two American internment camps,
and at that time I was very young.
- George Takei

We emphasize that we believe in change because we were born of it,
we have lived by it, we prospered and grew great by it.
So the status quo has never been our god,
and we ask no one else to bow down before it.
- Carl T. Rowan

For me, one I love the 80's, I love 80's music,
I'm sort of a baby of the 80's, I grew up in the 80s.
- Will Estes

I returned to upstate NY where I just laid in bed for
days with a fever that just wouldn't go away.
After more of this, I grew increasingly sure that this was not simply the flu!
- Daryl Hall

I love Madrid.
I am happy to be here.
I have been here three years and hope to be here longer.
But I am proud of where I come from and never forget
the people I grew up with.
- Zinedine Zidane

Mom ran the house, so we grew up Portuguese.
- Emeril Lagasse

Although I grew up in very modest and challenging circumstances,
I consider my life to be immeasurably rich.
- Sonia Sotomayor

The Science Coalition, which grew out of an initial
concept at Harvard and at MIT,
has now grown to an informal group of about 60 research universities.
- Charles Vest

I grew up in Hawaii so I was outside a lot playing in the water.
- Kelly Preston

Right now I have more confidence in myself.
I grew up.
- Amelie Mauresmo

I wanted to bring back that big, ballad type of music
that we used to love so much.
Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, when they first came out,
that's what I grew up singing.
- LaToya London

The story grew, got way bigger than the contest rules called for,
and next thing I knew I had a book.
- Leslie Banks

I grew up in Colorado - went back there,
tried to heal myself and grow and learn,
then got a call that David Lynch wanted me to fly back
to Seattle so he could meet me for Twin Peaks.
- Sheryl Lee

I was a girl from Massapequa, New York.
I grew up in Massapequa.
I lived in a basement with one window.
- Jessica Hahn

Cleveland is the place I grew up and lived much of my adult life,
so it will always be a part of my soul.
- Mark Edwards

I grew up on Bette Davis movies, and Marlene Dietrich,
Marilyn Monroe.
- Charlize Theron

He ate and drank the precious Words,
his Spirit grew robust; He knew no more that he was poor,
nor that his frame was Dust.
- Emily Dickinson

I was amazed at the house that I grew up in;
it looks practically identical to the way it was,
but I couldn't recognize it because of the size of the trees.
- Jim Fowler

I started improvising the Cliff character,
based on someone I grew up with.
- John Ratzenberger

I grew up in a very nice house in Houston,
went to private school all my life and I've never even been to the 'hood.
Not that there's anything wrong with the 'hood.
- Beyonce Knowles

Coming from a small town it was tough to dream big.
When I grew up in a small town in Georgia,
my biggest dream was one day to be able to go to Atlanta.
- Herschel Walker

I think I grew a grey watching you procrastinate.
- Brandon Boyd

We wanted a supporting cast that would appeal to Baby
Boomers who grew up in the fifties.
- Randal Kleiser

The outcome of any serious research can only be to
make two questions grow where only one grew before.
- Thorstein Veblen

I was doing acting work at Fox - bit pieces with Greg
Peck in The Gunfighter and things like that -
and grew up more or less as a Fox contract player in about two years.
- Larry Buchanan

We grew out of the superhero comics,
but we still liked comics,
so we started putting our own experiences in the stories
we were doing for our own amusement.
- Gilbert Hernandez

Even though I grew up as a Sephardic Jew in Brooklyn
where we ate Syrian food and went to temple,
it was still America.
- Isaac Mizrahi

I didn't have parents, so I lived in people's homes...
And because I grew up with no parental role models,
I learned to become my own friend, eventually my own
father and my own mother.
- John Lone

I pretty much grew up when punk was big in the UK.
The Sex Pistols were heroes for me.
I used to run around like Johnny Rotten.
I had a jacket like his.
- Gavin Rossdale

Bernstein grew up in my building in New York.
He's a very, very fine player.
When he was a kid, he came by to find out what was
going on in the world of jazz.
- Lee Konitz


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