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The Rat Pack was the piece that really kicked me out
by Ray Liotta

The Rat Pack was the piece that really kicked me out
of that little funk that I was in and then Ted called
me up and asked me if I wanted to be the dad in Blow.
- Ray Liotta

I know when I go to a movie I want to experience something,
whether to laugh, to cry, to feel bad.
- Ray Liotta

I think that if you can achieve a balance,
then you appease a lot of yourself and your career
and what it takes to maintain in this business for a while.
- Ray Liotta

You don't do anything thinking that it's going to stick.
- Ray Liotta

 

You could just do independent movies,
but I like bigger kind of studio movies,
at least some of them.
- Ray Liotta

I didn't like some of the movies that were coming into me.
- Ray Liotta

I was on a soap opera before that for three years,
where I was the nicest guy on earth.
- Ray Liotta

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Not like Chinese food, where you eat it and then you
feel hungry an hour later.
- Ray Liotta

I think people like watching edgy things.
- Ray Liotta

Suddenly playing the charming bad guy was my thing.
- Ray Liotta

The first script I got was Narc and I really responded to it;
it reminded me of a '70s type movie,
I really liked the characters, I didn't anticipate the ending.
- Ray Liotta

I've only been in one fight in my whole life...
in 7th grade, yet everyone thinks I'm a maniac.
- Ray Liotta

So I decided to form a production company with my wife and our partner Diane.
- Ray Liotta

I think drug movies free the director to make intense films.
- Ray Liotta

I just finished Narc, which was a really heavy duty,
raw, independent.
- Ray Liotta

In college, I started out doing musicals and Shakespeare.
- Ray Liotta

When I read Copland, I really wanted Stallone's part.
- Ray Liotta

As soon as I became proactive in producing my own stuff,
I started getting other roles.
- Ray Liotta

When I found out Cusack was involved,
I liked that a lot.
- Ray Liotta

Today some actors get a little full of themselves about what they're doing.
- Ray Liotta

So, you need to balance it out with bigger and smaller movies.
- Ray Liotta

My wife read Narc as well and was really into it.
- Ray Liotta

You know, it was a small, independent movie and with
Paramount becoming involved,
it was obviously a good thing, but you can't put a
round peg in a square hole.
- Ray Liotta

Well, for Blow I had to age from 20 to 60,
starting out in shape and then later putting on fat pads.
- Ray Liotta

I was looking to become more proactive with my career
because I wasn't crazy with some of the scripts I was getting -
this was before Blow and Hannibal -
so I decided to start my own production company.
- Ray Liotta

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win,
you're still a rat.
- Lily Tomlin

The research rat of the future allows experimentation
without manipulation of the real world.
This is the cutting edge of modeling technology.
- John Spencer

No one can have a higher opinion of you than I have,
and I think you're a slimy, contemptible sewer rat!
- the movie The Great Mouse Detective

Those distractions that turn my attention from
what I thought I was going to do today are not "rat holes";
they are Enchanted Rabbit Holes
with a Magical White Bunny awaiting in each.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down
rat holes with baited breath.
- W. C. Fields

I was convinced there as only one actor to play Templeton the Rat,
and that was Tony Randall.
- Joseph Barbera

We all love the environment, but we have placed creatures above people.
A rat is a rat.
- Sonny Bono

Back in the Rat Pack days, we'd take Frank's plane and sit dead center,
because of Nancy.
We'd watch the Rat Pack in the center ring and you
couldn't ask for a better thing.
- James Darren

Scientific prayer makes God a celestial lab rat,
leading to bad science and worse religion.
- Michael Shermer

How could you be from the ghetto and be a rat?
- Suge Knight

In this rat-race everybody's guilty till proved innocent!
- Bette Davis

You dirty, double-crossing rat.
- James Cagney

It would be ugly to watch people poking sticks at a caged rat.
It is uglier still to watch rats poking sticks at a caged person.
- Jean Harris

You learned the two greatest thing in life,
never rat on your friends, and always keep your mouth shut.
- Robert De Niro

From the test situations which were used to reveal fears,
it was found that Peter showed even more marked fear
responses to the rabbit than to the rat.
- Mary C. Jones

Oddly enough, MS has made my life so much better than it was before.
I now appreciate what I have and I am not running around like a rat in a maze.
- Teri Garr

I'm not Hollywood.
I'm a Quarter Rat.
I belong here.
- Harry Anderson

Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat.
- Elizabeth Bowen

The success of the Rat Pack or the Clan was due to the camaraderie,
the three guys who work together and kid each other and love each other.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

You can't be friends with a squirrel!
A squirrel is just a rat with a cuter outfit.
- Sarah Jessica Parker

He and I were about as compatible as a rat and a boa constrictor.
- Stevie Nicks

I didn't miss the rat race, but I kinda missed the rats.
- Jerry Nachman

The problem with winning the rat race is you're still a rat.
- Lily Tomlin

The arms race is worse than it ever was,
the dumping of creation down a military rat hole is worse than it ever was,
the wars across the earth are worse than they ever were.
- Daniel Berrigan

To put it another way, Michael Jordan was a gym rat.
- Frank Shorter

By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.
- Edmund Burke

Mr Speaker, I smell a rat; I see him forming in the
air and darkening the sky;
but I will nip him in the bud.
- Boyle Roche

When it comes to having a central nervous system,
and the ability to feel pain, hunger,
and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.
- Ingrid Newkirk

When I was in New York it was like a maze,
a rat maze, going from one little box to another little
box and passing through passageways to get from one safe haven to another.
- Bruce Conner

Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

Once I left out what I then considered my best line
because there was a suspected column rat in the house.
- Dick Cavett

A squirrel is just a rat with a cuter outfit!
- Sarah Jessica Parker

It was at one of the parties at our house that The Rat Pack got started.
- Lorna Luft

I wouldn't mind the rat race - if the rats would lose once in a while.
- Tom Wilson

I could no more define poetry than a terrier can define a rat.
- Alfred Edward Housman

Peter was 2 years and 10 months old when we began to study him.
He was afraid of a white rat, and this fear extended to a rabbit,
a fur coat, a feather, cotton wool, etc.,
but not to wooden blocks and similar toys.
- Mary C. Jones

When it began to grow dark, the Rat,
with an air of excitement and mystery,
summoned them back into the parlour,
stood each of them up alongside of his little heap,
and proceeded to dress them up for the coming expedition.
- Kenneth Grahame

The rat stops gnawing in the wood, the dungeon walls withdraw,
the weight is lifted your pulse steadies and the sun has found your heart,
the day was not bad, the season has not been bad,
there is sense and even promise in going on.
- Bernard De Voto

I did several interesting jobs, working in restaurants,
I worked at a lab rat farm, feeding and watering all these rats.
Then I got a full-time job as a technical writer for
a large scientific research laboratory.
- Kevin J. Anderson

The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
Balance good, karate good. Everything good.
Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough
to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment
comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command
and find that they control their own time,
when they learn their own voice and authority.
- Theodore H. White

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened
told by people who weren't there.
- George Santayana

Faith is the very first thing you should pack in a hope chest.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach

I'm a real 'go, go' person...
I'd make myself crazy by pushing too hard.
It's important to pull pack the reins a little bit
and get in touch with what's inside.
- Shelley Long

My Brat Pack buddies and I didn't exactly handle celebrity very well.
Success at an early age is far more difficult to handle than failure.
- Judd Nelson


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