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Brion James Quotes and Sayings

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You never know what show is going to change your life.
- Brion James

You know, stand-up comedy is where I pretty much started out.
- Brion James

I play out negative fantasies for people.
I'm the guy people love to hate.
And they always remember the bad guy.
- Brion James

Since very early in my career, I have always did my own stunt fighting.
- Brion James

 

Producing is nothing more than bringing all the elements together,
connecting people.
- Brion James

I did 125 films, and over 100 television shows,
and you've never seen the same character twice.
- Brion James

Blade Runner helped make my career.
Everybody was in it.
Who knew?
- Brion James

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I still do television.
I don't care.
I just want to work.
I love to work.
I want to do 500 movies.
- Brion James

I've never considered myself a leading man,
don't look like one, don't want to be one.
- Brion James

Westerns was why I got into the business.
I grew up on a small farm in California and all I ever
wanted to do was to play gangsters and cowboys in movies.
- Brion James

I liked the drama of getting stoned.
- Brion James

The bad guys are the best parts.
- Brion James

In the '70s, everybody was doing drugs,
so long as you showed up and did your work,
they'd use you until you died.
- Brion James

My dad had a movie theater so I was there every night.
- Brion James

I was a different kind of kid, oversensitive and all that.
- Brion James

I'm big and a lot of the stars are smaller so if you're big and mean looking,
you play bad guys.
After Blade Runner, I was the meanest guy in Hollywood.
- Brion James

Larry Kasdan is a great director.
- Brion James

I could talk about Blade Runner forever.
- Brion James

I'm a character actor, so I don't take the hit if the movie's bad,
the lead does.
So, I don't want to be the lead.
He takes the hit, I don't.
- Brion James

My whole deal when I do accents or dialects is I gotta fool the locals.
If I fool the locals then I've done my job.
- Brion James

I'm a parrot.
I can pick up an accent and just do it.
- Brion James

Work begets work.
- Brion James

The best thing about Sci-Fi, which is my favorite genre,
is that there are no rules for behavior.
So you can do anything you want.
- Brion James

I never play a villain that I don't have something
I can either do or say so the audience sees there is
something redeemable about them.
In other words, I don't want to do evil for evil's sake.
I don't want to do Jason slasher movies.
There's no point in that.
- Brion James

I couldn't say no to jobs and I couldn't say no to drugs.
I'd get high from a movie, I'd be somebody else because
I didn't particularly like me,
so long as I had a script in my hand,
I was okay.
As soon as the movie was over, I didn't know what to do.
- Brion James

The interesting part of the process is developing the character,
you know, why did he become that? Why is the guy a murderer,
or why is this guy a pervert, or whatever he is.
So that's the fun part for me to delve into the abyss.
- Brion James

I prayed to God for help and I put myself in a recovery house called Studio 12.
It was for people in the business and you didn't have to have any money to go,
which was good because I was broke.
- Brion James

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha PHOTO

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White PHOTO

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis PHOTO

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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