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Dabney Coleman Quotes and Sayings

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I have worked with some great directors.
- Dabney Coleman

I did two or three plays every summer.
- Dabney Coleman

I didn't have any extra money.
But I can't say that I had a hard early career.
- Dabney Coleman

I'm convinced that the place, if you have your druthers,
to go to have that experience is New York City.
- Dabney Coleman

 

I was very lucky in as much as I played a lot of tennis.
- Dabney Coleman

But movies as much as anything developed what I thought was right and wrong,
what was honorable, what wasn't, what was funny what wasn't...
what had some depth to it, what didn't.
- Dabney Coleman

And it just made me realize again because I have know it for some time,
that you never get comfortable in this.
No matter who you are.
No matter who...
how successful you are.
- Dabney Coleman

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It takes a lot of energy to teach.
- Dabney Coleman

I have a theory about that, if you have to say something,
if you have encourage for one second a prospective acting student -
he should not go in to acting.
- Dabney Coleman

When I go to where I was getting excellent parts in
movies I may have taken a few too soon,
too anxious to go back to work and to anxious to make
another film and to succeed more.
- Dabney Coleman

I think that you get something for your acting from almost anything you do.
- Dabney Coleman

The career doesn't get any easier.
A career stays tough.
- Dabney Coleman

Well Sid Pollack was...
He was I would say probably, probably the most influential on me.
- Dabney Coleman

But it is a hard, it's a hard profession teaching acting.
- Dabney Coleman

But I did make some money doing commercials.
I did fourteen in one year.
- Dabney Coleman

No not pigeon holed me as an actor, or as a character,
or as to what I could do - but what I would do...
and the fact is the things you don't do are almost
as important as as the things that you do.
- Dabney Coleman

But it was this tough little character part that I was playing,
a very funny little guy that I invented over a weekend,
because I realized I was not contributing to the humor of this thing.
And I had to do something.
- Dabney Coleman

There is something about New York City that in and
of itself is so theatrical hat I use to think...
I use to feel when I walked out of my apartment on
the way to school or anywhere that I was walking out on stage.
- Dabney Coleman

I think is very beneficial to relax yourself so that
when you are doing it you are not staggering for lines
and your concentration is not on what I am going to say -
but the scene itself,
the character that you are talking to.
- Dabney Coleman

The next night I got on an airplane,
and flew to New York and looked into acting schools.
Four or five acting schools.
One of which was the Neighborhood Playhouse,
which I started at six months there after.
- Dabney Coleman

To tell you the truth I am hard put to think of anyone
who's career was affected significantly by making all
those phone calls and I must be wrong.
I must be wrong!
Because it has just got to pay off!
- Dabney Coleman

I work with Sally and I can see Sally doing that.
She is very aggressive.
Very fun loving and charming...
and pushy in a very competitive way and a very healthy
way and a very good actress.
- Dabney Coleman

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

It is a common experience that a problem difficult
at night is resolved in the morning after the committee
of sleep has worked on it.
- John Steinbeck

My mother worked in factories, worked as a domestic,
worked in a restaurant, always had a second job.
- Ed Bradley

World War II was the last government program that really worked.
- George Will

What motivated me? My mother.
My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman,
struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.
- Al Lewis

I've worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals.
I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.
- Mia Hamm

The craziest thing I did to get a guy to notice me
was going out with his best friend.
It worked - he did notice me - but I don't recommend it.
- Jennie Garth

I worked also, doing things such as our paper route and,
later on, waitressing.
- Nancy Kerrigan

Most of my technical knowledge comes from having worked
in the industrial video industry.
- Richard King

I had some money, I made the best paintings ever.
I was completely reclusive, worked a lot,
took a lot of drugs.
I was awful to people.
- Jean-Michel Basquiat

What commercialism has brought into Linux has been
the incentive to make a good distribution that is easy
to use and that has all the packaging issues worked out.
- Linus Torvalds

With Connery, he does act.
He is in complete command.
He completely trusts the person first,
then the instrument.
I've worked with his son also, on a picture in Russia.
- F. Murray Abraham

We need the private sector to create jobs.
If the government could create jobs Communism would have worked,
but it didn't.
- Tim Scott

From beginning to end I worried that Ang Lee wouldn't
be satisfied with my work.
So I worked as hard as I could to earn his trust,
because you only get a chance like this once.
- Zhang Ziyi

One of my favorite poets, Neruda, writes close to the bone.
Though I know only a little Spanish,
I like to compare the Spanish and English lines and
see how the translator worked.
- Anita Diament

I grew up in Fall River, Massachusetts.
My background was modest, and I worked at a Portuguese bakery in town.
- Emeril Lagasse

The people I worked with were bigger than life.
Once you put them on the screen, they were huge.
- Bruce Dern

The people on Baywatch were about as nice a group of
people as I had ever worked with.
- Michael Bergin

No, she is right up there with the best I've worked with.
I was very impressed with her, I really was.
- Albert Finney

I waited and worked, and watched the inferior exalted for nearly thirty years;
and when recognition came at last,
it was too late to alter events, or to make a difference in living.
- Ellen Glasgow

I worked three and then six hours a day in my studio
with strict discipline and emotion.
I obtained awards usually granted to other foreigners
during the end-of-year admission tests.
- Ralph Allen

From the time that I can remember, I worked to make money -
either baby-sitting,
or one year wrapping gifts at a department store at Christmas,
so I could have my own money.
- Christie Hefner

That attitude toward women as objects may have worked for the late Sixties,
but it doesn't do so now.
- John Schlesinger

I got bored with the old way - it came too easy.
I worked until I could play and chord changes at any tempo in any key,
and then said 'What else is there?' Now I'm finding out.
- Don Ellis

In the 1950s, I proposed the survivor method of determining
the efficient sizes of enterprises,
and worked on delivered price systems,
vertical integration, and similar topics.
- George Stigler

I worked for UFA as a set designer, you know.
- Douglas Sirk

I have enjoyed all the artists I've worked with.
- Adrian Belew

I made observations for three hours last night,
and am almost ill to-day from fatigue;
still I have worked all day,
trying to reduce the places, and mean to work hard again to-night.
- Maria Mitchell

Just recently I worked with Van Morrison and I came
to realize that money can't make a decent human being out of you.
- Jim Sullivan

I've worked with Steven Spielberg three times.
I'm proud to say that I'm one of those actors that
continues to get hired by the same directors.
- Joe Pantoliano

I built my own hi-fi set and enjoyed helping friends
with their amateur radio transmitters,
but lost interest as soon as they worked.
- Robert W. Wilson

Let me tell you who I am: I'm a girl from New Jersey
who moved to New York and worked in a bar while trying
to make a living at what I really wanted to do,
which was act.
- Piper Perabo

I get really restless when I haven't worked for a day and a half.
I have a recurring dream that people are lined up next to my bed,
waiting for autographs and taking pictures of me!
- Taylor Swift

I worked with everybody, the best, and they actually
paid me money to stand next to the people I idolized.
- Bobby Sherman

They were all interested in what I was going to do,
because I'd never worked in televsion before.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

My father was trained as a saddler, but in fact as
a young man worked in his father's business of rearing and selling cattle,
so he grew up in the countryside.
- Aaron Klug

I worked at a local television station and I got a
chance to direct and do all those things -
worked kiddie shows,
Ranger House show with the hand puppets and things like that.
- Barry Levinson

No, when I worked as an accountant I was falling asleep waiting for 5 o'clock.
- Heston Blumenthal

The column's worked out great for me.
I've gotten a ton of ego satisfaction,
had a lot of fun, won a batch of prizes and occasionally done some public good.
- Allan Sloan

My father was a very disciplined singer who worked hard at his craft,
and I was around that growing up.
- Bobby McFerrin

It hasn't been a problem with Ben, I think we worked together very well,
we don't have rows.
- David Crystal

Our region's economy was built upon their entrepreneurial spirit,
and our economy still depends on the continued success
of the enterprises they have worked so hard to create.
- Doc Hastings

And I've always worked on the principle that if it
interests me enough to write about it,
then it must interest a lot of other people.
- Morris West

We have a partnership deal with New Line Records,
which is part of New Line Cinema, and...
I worked on that.
- James Iha

I worked in Hollywood as a reader and a would-be writer
for about 6 years before I sold my first story.
- Sidney Sheldon

All of the directors I've worked with I've gotten along with very well.
- Trevor Rabin

I set very high standards for myself and worked every
game with the same energy and enthusiasm as if it were
the seventh game of a World Series.
- Jim Evans

I worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.
- Groucho Marx

I hate to lose the constituency that I've worked with,
but I've got 170,000 people to meet in my new district.
- Albert Wynn


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