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Ed Harris Quotes and Sayings

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There's always a reaction based on fear.
People assume if you're criticizing a decision to go to war,
then you're saying something against the soldiers-which is not the case.
- Ed Harris

You get three hours' sleep and then you start all over again.
Relentless.
Pre-production was almost harder than filming.
I was all over the city every day.
It was really exhausting.
- Ed Harris

If I'm daring at all, I guess it would be emotionally.
I try to keep things interesting for myself and to
do things that challenge me.
- Ed Harris

I made career decisions that came from the part of
me who wanted to shun the limelight.
- Ed Harris

 

I like to act with people that know what they're doing.
- Ed Harris

For The Truman Show, I worked for a few weeks,
do my gig, then I was done.
- Ed Harris

I was concerned about filling my life up with something important to me.
To me, it was just necessary.
- Ed Harris

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In the past 10 years, I've looked at life as this Pollock stuff.
And now I'm almost in the post Pollock phase.
- Ed Harris

I think most people that are looked upon as doing something
daring don't necessarily think of it that way-they do what they have to do.
- Ed Harris

I'm not an activist per se, but I have strong feelings about things.
People can jump on celebrities for being ill-informed or naive,
but I've got a right to say what I believe.
- Ed Harris

I feel like my place in this industry is still progressing.
- Ed Harris

You can mostly forget ethnic or religious differences.
The competition for a bigger share of the oil proceeds
is behind much of the fighting.
- Ed Harris

I am not one of these guys who works job after job after job.
- Ed Harris

If I started worrying about how my constituents are
going to react to every move I make,
I wouldn't be able to do my job here.
I'll do what I think is right and explain it later.
- Ed Harris

When I decided to direct, never having done that before,
is something I'm very proud of.
- Ed Harris

I've always wanted to work with Paul Newman.
I had a couple opportunities in the past,
and I didn't take advantage of it, so it was really
fun to be working with him.
- Ed Harris

A lot of films come out before they're finished.
- Ed Harris

It's hard to see a film that's been made from a book
that you really loved because it's such a different experience.
- Ed Harris

One of the first things I learned about acting was,
the only person you compete against is yourself.
- Ed Harris

I listen to National Public Radio, which,
to me at least, presents the most rounded view of things.
- Ed Harris

I have a tight family group that's really important to me.
I don't want to work all the time.
- Ed Harris

You look at a guy like Lance Armstrong,
and you have to be inspired.
I sat next to Kirk Douglas the other day,
and he's inspiring for fighting through his stroke.
- Ed Harris

Seeing what happens when you rip yourself open is what your job is all about.
- Ed Harris

You can't betray yourself too often,
or you become somebody else.
- Ed Harris

I chose films made by people I wanted to work with,
about subject matter I thought was intriguing.
- Ed Harris

I had some really dear friends who died from AIDS-one in particular.
His family wasn't around and he didn't have many friends.
I spent a lot of time with him in his later days.
- Ed Harris

I love this country very much, and I'm proud to live here,
but I think our current administration is extreme.
These are not merely conservative people,
these are extreme right-wing people.
- Ed Harris

Pollock said several times that he couldn't separate himself from his art.
Not knowing much about modern art when I began to read about him,
I was much more his persona - his struggles as a human being -
that was interesting to me.
- Ed Harris

When Bush first got elected, the very first time there
was talk of going to war with Iraq,
the mainstream media gave his position total credibility.
I didn't get it then, and I don't get it now.
- Ed Harris

Can you imagine a life with no fear?
What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats?
- Max Lucado

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Pain is what the world inflicts upon us.
Suffering is our emotional reaction when we fail
to make the difficult conscious choice to choose Joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The meeting of two personalities is
like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl Jung

I always trust my gut reaction; it's always right.
- Kiana Tom

If you have an emotional reaction in the presence of someone,
your heart is telling you that you have
not resolved your issues with them.
In other words, you have not truly forgiven that person.
All of this begs the question, how do we forgive?
First, cease lying to yourself and stop telling yourself stories
about why you behave the way you do.
Stop blaming your behavior on other people
and take responsibility for your emotional reactions.
If you could forgive all the people in your life
who have hurt or wounded you
it would be possible to be in control of your behavior
instead of being in reaction to other people all of the time.
Imagine living life without experiencing
a constant emotional roller-coaster of pain, anger, and jealousy!
That would be bliss!
-Sheri Rosenthal

Patriotism is an instant reaction that fades away when the war starts.
- Mick Jagger

By action and reaction do we become strong or weak,
according to the character of our thoughts and mental states.
Fear is the deadly nightshade of the mind.
- Edward Walker

Minimalism now is a reaction to what came before.
It's absolutely of its time.
Music moved into the set theory thing,
and moved out of it.
- Harrison Birtwistle

What I liked about American movies when I was a kid
was that they're sort of larger than life and I think
I'm still suffering from that reaction.
- Guy Ritchie

Germany is probably the richest country in Western Europe.
Yet they wouldn't take any television with Duke and Ella,
their reaction being that people weren't interested in it.
- Norman Granz

We work because it's a chain reaction,
each subject leads to the next.
- Charles Eames

We like reactions - a reaction is walking out on us,
a reaction is throwing tomatoes at the stage,
that's a healthy psychological reaction.
- Alice Cooper

You don't reward reaction; you reward results.
- Edwin Louis Cole

I love playing live, I don't like studios all that much.
I need the reaction of the audience.
- Gavin Rossdale

I think young people have a wonderful reaction to color
because it's not screwed up by too many references.
- Jim Hodges

I have good anticipation, and good reaction to the
the ball because I've played so many matches in my life.
- Martina Hingis

It is always the instantaneous reaction to oneself
that produces a photograph.
- Robert Frank

The truth is, I can never die.
For I will be in everything and see you in everything and watch over you.
I am your reaction in the water of a mountain lake.
- Klaus Kinski

What I'd say about that is that we must respect homosexuals in the church.
I've got many homosexual friends, the issue is not
in any way a homophobic reaction on my part.
- George Carey

Obviously, the hit singles get the biggest reaction -
that's when you can see people really getting excited.
- Kathy Valentine

Horror is the natural reaction to the last 5,000 years of history.
- Robert Anton Wilson

I don't think anyone ever gets over the surprise of
how differently one audience's reaction is from another.
- Dick Cavett

Everything is a reaction.
- Robyn Hitchcock

I figure you're only here for a matter of moments.
Ever since I was a kid watching movies I've always
wanted to make people laugh or have some sort of emotional reaction.
- Tim Conway

I didn't expect such a huge reaction,
but I knew I was doing something different to everything
else that was happening at the time.
- Enya

Its not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.
- Hans Selye

The perceptive act is a reaction of the mind upon the
object of which it is the perception.
- Samuel Alexander

The best thing about giving of ourselves is that what
we get is always better than what we give.
The reaction is greater than the action.
- Orison Swett Marden

Every painting I do is related to the last one:
it may be a continuation of a previous painting or
it may be a reaction against it.
- William Scott

Sometimes a serendipitous reaction occurs when a network
asks you if you have any ideas for a series,
at a time when your creative flow is working in that direction.
- Joe Murray

The years of the economic depression have been years of political reaction,
and that is why the economic crisis has generated a world peace crisis.
- Arthur Henderson

Photography is an immediate reaction,
drawing is a meditation.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

My own reaction from a distance is that Pol Pot's demise
as the leader of the Khmer Rouge was inevitable,
and that his own paranoia did him in as much as anything else.
- Sydney Schanberg

Two minutes later the right arm was pointing normally
and the reaction to the left appeared.
The patient made no complaint at all about the experiment.
- Robert Barany

Any reaction is better than none.
- Gavin Rossdale

The reaction to this album has just been fabulous around the world...
and I've had offers to perform from around the world
and I'm tempted to do it.
I've got itchy lips.
- Herb Alpert

American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently,
without reaction, anything which is thrown into it.
- Henry B. Adams

Fascism is nothing but capitalist reaction.
- Leon Trotsky

My reaction to a lot of the current situation that
we're in is based in part on a serious concern that
the present administration's course ignores reality.
- Vinton Cerf

The Jewish nation is indeed, the heart of the world
and there is no reason for the existence of empires,
kings, rulers, masses or systems aside from their reaction to the Jewish people.
- Meir Kahane

Just as in the comedies, a person who is in love
with the idea of love sees prospective partners
through the lens of idealism.
The reaction is, "This must be the one.
They are so perfect - the match of my dreams."
Is that person they just met a perfect match?
It's unlikely their friends think so.
So what happened? That person with the cute smile
was not much more than a mirror for the hopes and dreams
of the one in love with love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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