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The Oscars have become such a big deal these days that
by Mira Sorvino

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

My father taught me how to substitute realities.
- 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

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

 

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

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

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

Acting is what happens on the way.
- Mira Sorvino

I'll talk to myself out loud a lot.
- 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 had been looking for a New York apartment,
but I said, Why not give LA a go?
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

As a general rule, I don't plan to travel with my Oscars,
but we may have to make an exception.
- Paul Haggis

Welcome to the 77th and last Oscars.
- Chris Rock

I couldn't care less about being a presenter at the Oscars.
- Tim Robbins

I didn't expect to win the Oscar.
You grow up watching the Oscars on TV and you think
it happens to fancy people.
It was really surreal.
- Jennifer Connelly

I didn't think I was gonna be playing on the Oscars or anything.
- Elliott Smith

People have a preconceived notion about who I am and it's interesting.
It's like picking who you want to win for the Oscars
and not seeing the movie.
- Amanda Bynes

I think Chris Rock at the Oscars was a great example.
I thought that was intellectually hilarious.
The Gap starts a war with Banana Republic...
That to me was funny.
- Christopher Meloni

Hosting the Oscars is much like making love to a woman.
It's something I only get to do when Billy Crystal is out of town.
- Steve Martin

They make a humongous profit, but the people that work
on the shows don't get paid a lot because they're working on the Oscars show.
It's the biggest show in the world.
- Bruce Vilanch

I live in Spain.
Oscars are something that are on TV Sunday night.
Basically, very late at night.
You don't watch, you just read the news after who won or who lost.
- Javier Bardem

To get an Oscar would be an incredible moment in my career,
there is no doubt about that.
But the 'Lord of the Rings' films are not made for Oscars,
they are made for the audience.
- Peter Jackson

In Hollywood, she's revered, she gets nominated for Oscars,
but I've never heard anyone in the public or among my friends say,
'Oh, I love Winona Ryder.'
- Jennifer Lopez

I have records in gold, in platinum,
I have two Oscars,
I have Grammys and so on.
- Celine Dion

I'll tell you this about the Oscars -
they're real.
- William H. Macy

When you look at Darling and the Oscars,
it has to be luck.
It was a black and white film and it was the last time
that there was a black and white Oscar.
- Julie Harris

Generally with the Oscars or the Emmys there isn't
much you can do until the nominations are announced.
Then you know what kind of year you're dealing with -
what's been overlooked,
what the issues are.
- Bruce Vilanch

Truth is, we offered it to Tom Hanks,
which pretty much every movie in America does,
but Tom passed.
Billy Bob said that Hanks recently called and said
he's voting for all of us for Oscars,
he loved the film.
- Peter Berg

I do think I'm lucky I met Michael.
Not just Michael Douglas the actor and producer with two Oscars on the shelf,
but Michael Douglas, the love of my life.
I really do think it was meant to happen.
- Catherine Zeta-Jones

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Become "a lover of what is."
- Byron Katie

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
- e. e. cummings

When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes,
butterflies and the songs of birds,
the crash of storm-driven waves
and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond.
Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
- Anonymous

Be - don't try to become.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

You must not lose faith in humanity.
Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,
the ocean does not become dirty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You become what you think about.
- Earl Nightingale

What we think, we become.
- The Buddha

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

The highest reward for a person's toil
is not what they get for it,
but what they become by it.
- John Ruskin

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.
Different people, different beliefs,
different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
- Jimmy Carter


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