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I'm a pretty quiet guy, but if people want to ...
by James Woods

I'm a pretty quiet guy, but if people want to think of me as a lady killer,
I guess that's good.
- James Woods

The press is like a big bass, you just stick a hook
in their mouth and they'll take it.
- James Woods

Celebrity - I don't even know what that means.
Obviously it's the same basic word as celebration,
but I don't know what's being celebrated.
- James Woods

No matter what it is, if you get 10 people in the business talking about something,
you get 10 different opinions, but you know,
they're amazingly well informed.
- James Woods

 

Look, just go sit at the card table with the rest of
the kids and let the adults run the country.
- James Woods

Do you think I want to be the one lone voice against
the Hollywood liberal establishment? It's not going to do me any good.
- James Woods

I'm absolutely gonna win it, because I'm ruthless.
I sit at the poker table and my job is to destroy people.
- James Woods

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Sometimes the way you respond to horrific,
evil deeds is the measure of one's self as a man,
as a nation, as people, as a community.
- James Woods

The lifeblood of my career has been independent film.
- James Woods

I was able to lean on people for favors and things
to help out because their budget was so low.
It was half of what John Travolta's perk package is on a film.
Our whole budget was half of what his staff makes on a film.
- James Woods

I'm famous for being nicer to my fans than anyone on
the face of the Earth because I figure a) They pay my salary,
and b) It's probably like a big moment in your life
to meet somebody so I would say,
just come on up.
- James Woods

My attitude about Hollywood is that I wouldn't walk
across the street to pull one of those executives out
of the snow if he was bleeding to death.
Not unless I was paid for it.
None of them ever did me any favors.
- James Woods

So you can say whatever you want and quote me however
you want about politics and make the next payday,
and that's fine because I'm making that deal with you,
but just mention the movie along the way,
OK?
- James Woods

We work in an environment where your options are to do,
you know, Batman 10, so when you get to do a movie
that's a really great film like this,
people really step up to the plate and enjoy it.
- James Woods

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

This day I see that pretty much all
my correspondences are love letters.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A sloth lives a pretty good life, s-l-o-w-l-y.
Maybe we have something to learn from him.
Some days, being sloth-like may be just what you need
to avoid being consumed by urgency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is pretty simple:
You do some stuff.
Most fails. Some works.
You do more of what works.
- Leonardo da Vinci

When you see someone putting on his Big Boots,
you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it
seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour
and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

Life should not be a journey to the grave
with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
and loudly proclaiming, "Wow! What a Ride!"
- Hunter S. Thompson

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl
is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
- Albert Einstein

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty
sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.
- John Morley

A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're
talking about real money.
- Everett Dirksen

People are pretty forgiving when it comes to other people's families.
The only family that ever horrifies you is your own.
- Doug Coupland

Time scoots along pretty fast when you grow up.
- Alan Ladd

People are pretty much alike.
It's only that our differences are more susceptible
to definition than our similarities.
- Linda Ellerbee

I get pretty much all the exercise I need walking down
airport concourses carrying bags.
- Guy Clark

Cagey trial lawyers have figured out there's a pretty
good likelihood their case -
no matter what its merit -
will literally get its day in court because of favorable judges.
- Dennis Hastert

I have always had a sense that we are all pretty much alone in life,
particularly in adolescence.
- Robert Cormier

Life is magnificent - just as it comes.
Life has no need for fancy clothes, or lipstick.
Life is no pig.
Our life is the greatest gift of all creation.
When we are unhappy with life -
when we are shocked by the stock market,
or dismayed by our choice of political candidates,
let us not lash out in anger.
But also, let us not try to pretty up life
with some lipstick and some party clothes.
See life clearly - no rose colored glasses -
and then CHOOSE to love life.
CHOOSE to be happy, be joyful, be grateful,
be forgiving of everyone and of every act
we believe has hurt us.
Life just "IS."
We get to CHOOSE our relationship with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I feel pretty good.
My body actually looks like an old banana,
but it's fine.
- Mike Piazza

You can always tell when a man's well informed.
His views are pretty much like your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.
- Clarence Day

When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb.
After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to
find out how much he'd learned in three years.
- Frank Butler

Web users ultimately want to get at data quickly and easily.
They don't care as much about attractive sites and pretty design.
- Tim Berners-Lee

If China wants to be a constructive,
active player in the world economy,
it's got to respect intellectual property rights or
it makes it pretty impossible to do business with them.
- Dan Glickman

I'm pretty catholic about what constitutes science fiction.
- Frederik Pohl

My feelings towards Scott Card are pretty mixed.
Politically, he and I are pretty far apart.
- Cory Doctorow

A great social success is a pretty girl who plays her
cards as carefully as if she were plain.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Something pretty...
that's just the surface.
People worry so much about aging, but you look younger
if you don't worry about it.
- Jeanne Moreau

But if you're talking about fine art work,
then I think you have to ask yourself some pretty deep
questions about why it is you want to take pictures
and what it is you want to say.
- Leonard Nimoy

I've had a pretty charmed life, so there's nothing
that I need to take too seriously right now.
- Larisa Oleynik

I think we have to believe in things we don't see.
That's really important for all of us,
whether it's your religion or Santa Claus,
or whatever.
That's pretty much what it's about.
- James Caan

Pretty Woman was the easiest job I've ever done.
I just wore the right toupee.
- Hector Elizondo

To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight
to a girl who has been looking plain for the first
fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive.
- Jane Austen

I'm a pretty big P.J.
Harvey record fan and you can really hear New York in his record.
- Duncan Sheik

But I do have a computer at home and a pretty good ISDN connection.
- Jon Postel

I'm kind of a quirky dresser usually.
Like today, I'm actually pretty put together,
but I dress kind of off sometimes, but that's just part of my personality.
- Debbie Gibson

PAYE means pay as you earn but it could also mean Pretty Accurate Yet Estimated.
- John Whiting

The fact of the matter is that everybody treats me
pretty much as one of the boys,
which I take as a great compliment.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus

She needs to seem tough, and whatever Hillary's weaknesses,
tough is a pretty good word to describe her.
- John Podhoretz

Whenever a liberal begins a statement with 'I don't
know which is more frightening,'
you know the answer is going to be pretty clear.
- Ann Coulter

When your whole system, your whole civilized system goes down,
this is pretty much what you get left with.
We have no communications, no running water,
no electricity, no real help.
- Kathleen Blanco

Heaven lies about us in our infancy and the world begins
lying about us pretty soon afterward.
- Ambrose Bierce

When they first cast me, I was a pretty avid fan and
vampire movies and Celtic mythology,
so I was excited to get a chance to walk in Doyle's
shoes and have fun with it.
- Glenn Quinn

For electronica music, David Linton has been doing
this series called Unity Gain,
which is pretty cool.
- Jim Coleman

I think it's a pretty good day if I can get through
it without lifting a finger.
- Jane Kaczmarek

Getting to play superheros is a pretty good job.
- Shawn Ashmore

Robert De Niro...
It seemed like a pretty cool thing to do to put his name on my resume next.
- Famke Janssen

You know, I'm pretty much an open book.
- Rita Coolidge

In this case they're doctors.
But having passion for your work and to take risks
in order to better human kind.
That's a pretty big theme.
It's pretty inspiring.
- Mary Stuart Masterson

Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
- Ava Gardner

More men than women like 'Strangers With Candy'.
Pretty girls don't like the show.
They don't like to see an ugly lady.
- Amy Sedaris

I criticize my own work pretty harshly.
- Ritchie Blackmore

I want to try and do as much as I can as an actor.
So far I think I've done pretty well with being a minister's son.
And now I know I'm pretty darn good at playing a woman too.
- Barry Watson

I'm pretty political when it comes to human rights and things like that.
- Peter Krause

It's like night and day...
to do business, in Europe, there is no bull,
they are pretty straightforward.
- Caprice Bourret

I saw hell.
The hospital had divided and conquered pretty successfully.
- Kate Millett

Because I could take this as an opportunity to create
something that I pretty much guarantee nobody else
was going to create in film.
- Shane West


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