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All I wanted with that film was to represent the possibility
by Tony Shalhoub

All I wanted with that film was to represent the possibility
that there might be normal people who are Muslim or
Arab with the same fears,
responsibilities, hopes.
- Tony Shalhoub

You're not really necessarily the coolest guy in their life.
You are a conduit to the really cool people.
- Tony Shalhoub

With what's happened in the world the last three years,
it's easier to see why it's become popular again to
diminish and revile Arabs and Muslims in American popular culture.
- Tony Shalhoub

I'm impossible to direct.
I couldn't get myself to do anything.
- Tony Shalhoub

 

I don't look as handsome in Men in Black 2 as I did in the first one.
- Tony Shalhoub

To my fellow nominees, whoever they are -
I'm not that familiar with their work -
I just want to say,
there's always next year - except, you know,
for Ray Romano .
- Tony Shalhoub

I come from a really big family, my father was a businessman
and what he always instilled in us was to be your own boss.
My father built up his business, and he was by no means a rich man,
but he figured out how to work four-and-a-half days a week.
- Tony Shalhoub

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I still think of myself as a stage actor.
When I do film and television I try to implement what
I was taught to do in theatre,
to try to stretch into characters that are far from myself.
- Tony Shalhoub

It was really an experience, being my first time directing a movie.
The scenes that I was in, Brooke really directed me all the time.
And the scenes that both of us were in,
Brooke directed those.
Come to think of it, Brooke directed most of the scenes.
- Tony Shalhoub

And Big Night, I think by the end the brothers find that balance,
when they touch each other on the shoulder over breakfast
and it's understood that what should never have driven
them apart almost drove them apart.
I think that's a true moment.
- Tony Shalhoub

I was one of those people who put too much emphasis
on work and career and material possessions,
and it took its toll on all my relationships,
on my physical health, my emotional and mental health.
- Tony Shalhoub

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand.
"I just wanted to be sure of you."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever
wanted to leave our house.
- Anthony Anderson

Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix,
but I could never quite pull it off.
- Bryan Ferry

I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument.
He told me to knock myself out.
- Jay London

Both my mother and father were very supportive of any
career move any of us wanted to make.
- James Gandolfini

I always imagined I could be what I wanted to be.
- Chris Brown

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw,
the more of it I wanted to see.
- Paul Getty

My mother asked me what I wanted for my birthday,
so I said I wanted to read poetry with her.
- Guy Johnson

In my prayers I never said I needed a home.
I said I wanted a sanctuary.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Today is the right day to do
what you have long wanted to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American
people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.
- Barry Commoner

I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered
my father as somebody I wanted to please.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket.
- Charles Simic

Growing up, I wanted desperately to please,
to be a good girl.
- Claire Danes

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford

After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her,
and after half an hour
I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.
- the movie Take the Money and Run (1969)

I wanted to marry a girl just like my mom.
- Michael Bergin

I drank some boiling water because I wanted to whistle.
- Mitch Hedberg

Designers are very fickle.
I never wanted to be a victim of that.
You're in one minute, out the next.
- Tyra Banks

I wanted to know the name of every stone
and flower and insect and bird and beast.
I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life -
but there was no one to tell me.
- George Washington Carver

There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic,
violent father.
He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.
- Dean Koontz

I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
I wish my grandmother had done the same.
I wanted my girls to know me.
- Carol Burnett

I have often wanted to drown my troubles,
but I can't get my wife to go swimming.
- Anonymous

My boyfriend and I broke up.
He wanted to get married and I didn't want him to.
- Rita Rudner

I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 11 years of age.
- Johnnie Cochran

I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn't have one.
So I got a cake.
- Mitch Hedberg

If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets.
- Mel Brooks

If God wanted us to bend over he'd put diamonds on the floor.
- Joan Rivers

Love cannot endure indifference.
It needs to be wanted.
Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart,
or its flame burns low.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I
should have been more specific.
- Lily Tomlin

I wanted to be with the kind of people I'd grown up with,
but you can't go back to them and be one of them again,
no matter how hard you try.
- Ethel Waters

I wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia.
I, uh, I wanted to meet interesting
and stimulating people of an ancient culture,
and kill them.
- the movie Full Metal Jacket

This is a wonderful way to celebrate an 80th birthday...
I wanted to be 65 again, but they wouldn't let me -
Homeland Security.
- Art Buchwald

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things
no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving
America a new sense of purpose.
- Andy Rooney

I really wanted to go onstage.
Not movies.
But I ended up under contract to Paramount.
Now I adore film work.
- Marion Ross

I never wanted to set the world on fire.
So I never had to burn any bridges behind me.
- Dinah Shore

What happened was very sad.
Mr. Lacey told the staff that he was disappointed and
appalled that the front of the book was all commentary
and that he wanted hard news.
- Sydney Schanberg

My wife wanted my children to have some Chinese culture and education.
She believes the children need to learn two languages and two cultures.
- Jet Li

Well, I wanted to play twenty years in the major leagues.
I never made it twenty though.
I played nineteen.
- Bert Campaneris

I used to be with a publishing house called Roosevelt Music.
A gentleman there told me he had seen Peggy Lee perform
Fever in Las Vegas and I found out later she wanted to record it.
- Otis Blackwell

I just wanted laughs - that's really what I was after.
- Larry David

I've wanted to be an actor ever since I was a little boy.
- Henry Darrow

From childhood I was passionately fond of music and wanted to be a musician.
I have no recollection of any real desire ever to be anything else.
- John Philip Sousa

All my life, I always wanted to be somebody.
Now I see that I should have been more specific.
- Jane Wagner

I'm living what I always wanted to do.
- Bruce Boxleitner

I didn't really care about sales figures.
I just wanted to get things off my chest.
- Tom Cochrane

In 1940 I came across a record by Jimmy Yancey.
I can't say how important that record is.
From then on, all I wanted to do was play the blues.
- Alexis Korner

The reason so many people turned up at his funeral
is that they wanted to make sure he was dead.
- Samuel Goldwyn

I just always considered myself to be different and
able to explore whatever I wanted.
- Chad Hugo

We wanted it more live and raw.
We didn't want a studio sound.
- Alice Cooper

When we got back to the U.S., I wanted to kiss the
ground after seeing what people in other countries
are denied or don't have.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

I never wanted to be an anchor for 25 years,
and suddenly I wanted to be one.
- John Stossel

But if God wanted us to think with our wombs,
why did he give us a brain.
- Clare Boothe Luce

I've never wanted to become a politician,
an interior decorator, I've never wanted to speculate
and make a load of money.
I just wanted this.
- Terence Stamp

I wanted to be videotaped.
- Mark David Chapman


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