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I've never crashed a wedding.
by Christopher Walken

I've never crashed a wedding.
When I was a kid I, of course, used to crash parties.
Crashing a wedding is difficult though because you have to have the suit,
and you have to have information in case someone catches you.
You have to know at least some names and something.
- Christopher Walken

Because if I don't know my lines, I really don't know what I'm doing.
- Christopher Walken

As an actor you become that lighting rod between the
person who made the play and the audience.
- Christopher Walken

Obviously an actor draws on his own experience.
- Christopher Walken

 

Everybody has to be a little lucky, I think.
- Christopher Walken

I don't carry lucky charms, but I believe in those things.
- Christopher Walken

I've made three musical movies which is pretty good
considering that not many are made but I was lucky in other ways.
I came along when independent movies were starting to boom.
- Christopher Walken

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I think that weddings have probably been crashed since the beginning of time.
Cavemen crashed them.
You go to meet girls.
It makes sense.
- Christopher Walken

I've made movies that we're very successful that we're a complete surprise,
and I've made movies that I thought we're going to be very successful that,
you know.
- Christopher Walken

I'm not much of an analyzer or a psychologist.
- Christopher Walken

No, improvising is wonderful.
But, the thing is that you cannot improvise unless
you know exactly what you're doing.
- Christopher Walken

My favorite characters are the ones that are the most successful movies.
- Christopher Walken

They have a kind of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby thing going on.
- Christopher Walken

Yeah, well I've always played comedy.
My background is musical comedy theatre and that's
really where my training is.
As an actor, that's my training.
- Christopher Walken

I live sort of in the country and I like that.
It's very quiet, it's beautiful.
- Christopher Walken

I try not to worry about things I can't do anything about.
- Christopher Walken

The minute I start to talk about acting,
I realize that I can't.
You know, it's an abstract thing, a little bit mysterious
even if you do it for a living.
- Christopher Walken

I think that if I had grown up and had been in show
business and the movies twenty five,
thirty years earlier, I think I would have made a lot more musical movies.
- Christopher Walken

Also, I think there are huge reactions sometimes,
which are also mysterious.
- Christopher Walken

An actor really is a kind of intermediary between an audience and the piece,
whether it's a play or movie.
- Christopher Walken

When I was a kid I joined the circus.
I did that.
It is true.
But it's not like you think.
There was a guy, he had his own circus.
His name was Carol Jacobs and he owned it.
It was a small thing.
- Christopher Walken

I think that sometimes when they see me in a movie
they expect me to be something nasty.
I mean, I play a lot of villains and you show up and they think maybe...
That's why it's good to defy expectations sometimes.
- Christopher Walken

And I think that when I play these villains,
maybe what is different is that the audience sees me
play these and they know that that's Chris and he's
having fun and he knows that and he knows that and
you know that and everybody knows that.
- Christopher Walken

I remember that.
I was talking to him and I said how great it would
be if actors had a tail because I have animals and a tail is so expressive.
On a cat you can tell everything.
You can tell if they're annoyed.
You can tell whether they're scared.
- Christopher Walken

I think if you do something effectively whether you're
the lover or the comic or the action guy or the villain like I play;
movies are very expensive to make.
Chances are you'll get asked to play that part again.
- Christopher Walken

I'd love to do a character with a wife,
a nice little house, a couple of kids,
a dog, maybe a bit of singing, and no guns and no killing,
but nobody offers me those kind of parts.
- Christopher Walken

Acting has to do with saying it as if you meant it,
so for me the words are always very important.
It's very important for me to know my lines,
know them so well that I don't have to think about them.
- Christopher Walken

My father passed away a couple of years ago,
but he was very old.
He was almost a 100 years old.
And, you know, he had a very good life.
He came to America and he had a good life.
- Christopher Walken

When videotape came so a lot of movies that I do have
a kind of afterlife in video.
Things where movies that I do would come and go;
they still come and go but you can go rent them and see them on TV.
- Christopher Walken

One thing that's happened to me is I've been around
a long time and I've played a lot of villains and so forth.
I think it had to do with, well one thing is that I
looked younger than I was for a long time.
Now I think I'm suddenly starting to play people's father.
- Christopher Walken

Also for me it was different because I play a lot of
villains and in this one I play a dad and I play a good guy,
basically.
He's the Secretary of the Treasury.
I never had a job like that.
- Christopher Walken

No, but way before that, I've been doing little dances in movies for years.
Yeah, that was an amazing chance.
You know, at my age to be able to do a music dance video,
very unusual.
- Christopher Walken

The best thing for me is, when I'm not working,
is to be at home and to have a script or two scripts is better,
and to be just walking around the house and just thinking about the lines.
- Christopher Walken

I think early on I knew what I was going to do and
it was based a lot on familiarity but it was also because
I didn't have a lot of skills.
There was nothing I wanted t be.
I didn't want to be a doctor.
I wanted to be in show business.
- Christopher Walken

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

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

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Gifts freely given are never obligations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

Give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough.
Give the world your best anyway.
- Mother Teresa

I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
- Winston Churchill

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated,
it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
- Washington Irving

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

Pleasure disappoints, possibility never
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha


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