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Dennis Farina Quotes and Sayings

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I don't know if I have a technique.
I'm just trying to remember the words.
- Dennis Farina

This is my first experience working in a foreign movie,
but the mechanics, I think, are pretty much the same all over;
you still have to wait in the trailer.
- Dennis Farina

The cast was huge, but I never saw anybody.
- Dennis Farina

I've tried writing.
Two days later I'd go visit it and say,
Jesus Christ, who wrote this crap?
- Dennis Farina

 

I have a home in Arizona.
I go a couple months a year, but basically Chicago is my home.
- Dennis Farina

There's a whole catalogue of actors that never went to acting school.
- Dennis Farina

I don't like to be talked into anything.
I don't want to be cajoled.
- Dennis Farina

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Do whatever you're directed to do, and leave the rest
of that technical stuff up to the director.
- Dennis Farina

I know people who go back and check themselves,
but it drives me crazy.
Everybody wants to look in the mirror and see Cary
Grant looking back at them,
but that's just not the case.
- Dennis Farina

As far as carrying the American banner,
you just do what's right for the kids.
- Dennis Farina

I love England and the historical aspect of it.
- Dennis Farina

I learned a long time ago: You're in the entertainment business.
You're not in the reality business.
One has absolutely nothing to do with the other.
- Dennis Farina

I think first impressions are important when you pick up a script.
- Dennis Farina

You can't act for the editing.
You just go in and do the scene the way you think is right.
- Dennis Farina

I think all actors are supposed to be character actors.
- Dennis Farina

You can change a person's life in an instant;
put him in a movie,
and you start thinking differently, you want to be in another movie.
It's like an addiction almost.
- Dennis Farina

This generation of filmmakers is very good.
They're seasoned, for some reason.
- Dennis Farina

Vince or Brad or Benicio would say, Maybe we should try this,
and Guy was open to changes.
- Dennis Farina

What you do as a policeman might be the right thing to do,
but it's not entertaining.
I left that behind me.
- Dennis Farina

When I was a kid going to the movies,
we'd go because Bogart was in the movie,
or Cagney, or John Wayne.
We didn't know what the story was about or anything.
- Dennis Farina

The British have slang words, as we do,
but it was fun.
- Dennis Farina

I read the script and try not to bring anything personal into it.
I make notes, talk to the director and we decide what
kinds of shades should be in the character.
- Dennis Farina

I wanted to do Buddy Faro as a small budget movie.
They said no.
So I wanted to do it as a series of recurring TV movies,
and they said no.
So I agreed to do it as a series.
- Dennis Farina

Usually you're in movies with a lot of dissolves and things,
but this was kind of quick, more jarring than usual.
I thought it would be fun to be in a movie that's unconventional.
Then I met Guy and I liked him.
I think he's a good man.
- Dennis Farina

I'd love to do a Western.
A real Western like John Ford used to do.
There's not too many of them made, so I don't know
if I'll ever get to do that.
They're awfully hard movies to make.
- Dennis Farina

When they released Sidewalks of New York,
there were some shots with the towers they were going to take out,
and Ed told them no.
I don't think they can deny the towers were a part of New York.
- Dennis Farina

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer) PHOTO

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

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

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 PHOTO

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

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

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

Where are you going? Where does your path lead?
You can never know the future, yet wandering aimlessly
is unlikely to be the source of a fulfilling life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that anger is always fear and frustration.
What if we could lean back into the arms of Spirit
and trust the future?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is so much we can never know.
Breathe deeply and relax into the not-knowing.
There is much that we do not have to know
in order to live joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you sail the seas of life
as the master of your own ship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

Know that you do not need the approval of others.
You are unique and magnificent. Stand tall, stand proud.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that the essence of life is not
in the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

Know that where there is love, nothing is missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know how to free oneself is nothing;
the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom.
- Andre Gide

Know that the act of smiling makes both you and others happier.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that darkness is merely the absence of light.
You can be the small candle that defeats the vast darkness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that happiness is created by the act
of expressing gratitude for all of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

I do the very best I know how -
the very best I can;
and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
- Abraham Lincoln

Know that you are loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Know that you are never alone.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

We are wiser than we know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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