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I really would have been stupid not to have done it.
by Adam Arkin

I really would have been stupid not to have done it.
It was also a film that was actually happening,
I mean, Miramax was doing it, and it had a kind of legitimacy to it.
And once I read the script, I was there.
- Adam Arkin

It's the same thing that drives people to want to experience
sexual pleasure or have one too many drinks.
We all want to experience the other,
and to get out of our daily existence.
- Adam Arkin

I feel like Josh, Michelle and Adam were all team players,
who wanted to be a part of an ensemble.
- Adam Arkin

You're going through the horror of it,
you're going through the isolation of it but you're
being empowered by reminding yourself that you're connected to everybody else.
- Adam Arkin

 

It's amazing that this is still news to people,
but that affects the final outcome of the film.
When people are treated well, and they're made to feel valued,
they give 110 percent.
- Adam Arkin

I can't imagine that I would have been cast in the role,
without Jamie Lee giving me a thumbs up.
- Adam Arkin

To confront those fears, in a controlled environment,
where there's 300 people around you going through the same thing,
it's this weird sort of yin and yang.
- Adam Arkin

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We all look to have transcendent experiences that lift us out of the everyday,
and fear is a good one.
But, I think it's the same reason why people want to laugh their heads off.
- Adam Arkin

I think in the case of horror, it's a chance to confront
a lot of your worse fears and those fears usually have to do,
ironically, with powerlessness and isolation.
- Adam Arkin

First and foremost, it was fun.
Everybody involved with it made you feel like they
were an important contributor to the process.
We were made to feel valued.
- Adam Arkin

What I had to say was, in general, I'm not really a
fan of any one genre of any kind of film.
- Adam Arkin

I think that was the case here.
We just wanted it to be good for everybody.
- Adam Arkin

It's a lot of work and I also feel like I've done it.
I miss comedy.
And I also think that, from purely a logistical standpoint,
that the day-to-day schedule on a comedy allows you to have a life,
much more of a life, than on a drama.
- Adam Arkin

I'm always honored, but I think for every 100 of those that come along,
one of them is actually going to happen.
And, the fact that this was an offer on a major film that had a start date,
was pretty impressive.
- Adam Arkin

I think that's created a healthy environment.
The comparisons to "ER" were maddening and there was
this assumption that the two of us were looking at
each other with rage and resentment,
which was also not the case.
- Adam Arkin

I want to continue doing as big a variety of things as I can do,
and if that means I have the honor of getting to do more feature work,
I would love that.
I know that if I make any other long-term TV commitments,
it's not going to be on a drama.
- Adam Arkin

The idea of it becomes a little freaky if you're dealing
with someone who has trouble differentiating between fantasy and reality,
but that's a concern no matter what kind of movie you're dealing with.
- Adam Arkin

The place was crawling with youngsters.
It was good, because the kids were good.
I can't make a general assumption.
Again, you're probably getting, as a general theme from me,
that I don't make a lot of broad, sweeping rules about movies.
- Adam Arkin

People can get obsessed with romance,
they can get obsessed with political paranoia,
they can get obsessed with horror.
It's isn't the fault of the subject matter that creates the obsession,
I don't think.
- Adam Arkin

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

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

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

We can never get enough of what we don't really need.
- Matthew Kelly

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it
as he who helps to perpetrate it.
He who accepts evil without protesting against it
is really cooperating with it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

What you seem to be, be really.
- Benjamin Franklin

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous,
there's really nothing to lose.
- Jewel

Forgiveness is really a gift to yourself -
have the compassion to forgive others,
and the courage to forgive yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

If we don't change, we don't grow.
If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
- Gail Sheehy

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Maybe life isn't really as complicated
as we make it out to be.
Perhaps a simple child-like attitude would create
a less stressful and happier life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous;
there's really nothing to lose.
There's no wrong you can't make right again,
so be kinder to yourself;
have fun, take chances. There are no bounds.
- Jewel

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that
you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

A friendship that can end never really began.
- Publilius Syrus

You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

To have a friendship with God,
all I really have to do is have
a friendship with my Self.
- Neale Donald Walsch

If we like what we do, if we always do our best,
then we are really enjoying life.
We are having fun, we don't get bored,
we don't have frustrations.
- don Miguel Ruiz

We never see Life as it really is.
All we can ever see is the reflection of Life -
distorted by our unique perceptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all have a social mask, right?
We put it on, we go out, put our
best foot forward, our best image.
But behind that social mask is a personal truth,
what we really, really believe
about who we are and what we're capable of.
- Phil McGraw


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