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Edward Lawrie Tatum Quotes and Sayings

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In microbiology the roles of mutation and selection
in evolution are coming to be better understood through
the use of bacterial cultures of mutant strains.
- Edward Lawrie Tatum

As has repeatedly been stated, the underlying hypothesis,
which in a number of cases has been supported by direct experimental evidence,
is that each gene controls the production,
function, and specificity of a particular enzyme.
- Edward Lawrie Tatum

That the primary effect of gene mutation may be as
simple as the substitution of a single amino acid by
another and may lead to profound secondary changes
in protein structure and properties has recently been
strongly indicated by the work of Ingram on hemoglobin.
- Edward Lawrie Tatum

Once I got married and had kids, I moved away from romantic roles,
because it seemed wrong to have my 3-year-old wondering
why Daddy was kissing someone else.
- Chevy Chase

 

Of all the roles I've played, none has been as fulfilling as being a mother.
- Annette Funicello

I think, certainly in the more civilized societies,
women's roles are growing in power all of the time.
- Sally Quinn

Playing roles that are intense and damaged has always
come more easily to me than doing comedies or lighter stuff -
that would be taking a huge risk for me.
- Sarah Polley

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The truth is, after Boys Don't Cry, I realized how
few and far between the great roles are.
I am beyond thankful for finding Million Dollar Baby.
- Hilary Swank

It's fun playing two roles.
The roles provide a wonderful range of emotions.
Stuart is childlike and sensitive.
Adam is ruthless, outrageous.
He's flamboyant.
He does the unexpected.
- David Canary

I hope to have some more cracks at some wonderful roles
before I go to the Great Beyond.
- Sally Kellerman

In fact, the socialization gives us the tools to fill our evolutionary roles.
They are our building blocks.
- Warren Farrell

It's much easier to play supporting roles because that's what I do in my life:
I support my son.
- Frances McDormand

I loved doing Shakespeare.
My two favorite roles, in fact, have been Viola in
Twelfth Night and Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
- Blythe Danner

Well, all I can say is thank goodness I had 15 years
of theater before ever I did film roles.
You build technique that you can rely on.
- Chris Cooper

I choose movies, I never choose roles.
I look at the script.
I look at the director.
I look at the other actors - and then the role.
- Elle Macpherson

I longed to break out of the system and do different roles.
- Leslie Caron

I like doing films and I wish that I could do more
but I still have to audition.
I don't get offered starring roles in movies even though
I've written and starred in a movie.
- Tim Meadows

I always approach comedy roles pretending they aren't funny.
- Brendan Fraser

I think male roles are generally much better written.
So for actresses, we're always dealing with trying
to inject a role with more truth than the writer possibly had in mind.
- Judy Davis

I have very much enjoyed being in the music business
in different roles through five different decades.
- Peter Asher

I have no desire to play most of the roles being offered.
- Kathleen Turner

That's the great thing about being an actor,
you get to try out lots of things for your roles.
- Bruce Boxleitner

I tend to turn down roles that are too much like me,
what I think is most like me anyhow,
because I'm me all the time and I'm sick of it.
- Campbell Scott

I remember feeling that.
I couldn't do, nor did I want to do,
the kinds of roles I'd been doing.
- Barbara Cook

If I were to wait only for roles that clarify my racial makeup,
I'd be waiting for a very, very long time.
- Wentworth Miller

Some of the best roles are for women in these independent,
smaller movies.
- Kyra Sedgwick

Today's global landscape is increasingly interconnected.
China and the Middle East play critical roles towards
international peace and security.
- Rick Larsen

If you're fortunate enough, you get to a position where
you can be a little pickier about your roles.
- Rachel True

I played a real nasty little girl but most of the roles
I had up until then were very sweet and very nice.
- Morgan Brittany

I've had disappointments and heartbreaks and setbacks and roles I didn't get,
but something always came along that either made me
better or was an even better role.
- Lee Majors

I have never been interested in specific roles.
- Estelle Parsons

We were using Brooke as an actress; she was playing different roles:
a liberated woman,
a teenager, a vamp.
- Calvin Klein

Today, I guess I give a lot more thought to the roles before I sign them.
- Natasha Henstridge

I was getting offers.
I had just turned them down.
Then I realized I should be grateful that at age 54,
people were still offering me film roles.
- Candice Bergen

I'm playing one of the principal roles,
which gives you more clout and more confidence.
- Charles Dance

Because I'm not perfect looking, I get to play better roles.
- Juliette Lewis

We thought we'd write a good script for women,
giving them the fun roles that generally men get.
- Andy Wachowski

I'm getting a lot of roles as women who are very powerful.
I think that's a reflection of me as a person.
- Melinda Clarke

It's still not easy to find roles that offer more complex images of women.
- Susan Sarandon

Having done something like The Thorn Birds gives you enormous longevity.
You can keep picking and choosing the roles for a bit longer.
- Rachel Ward

I'd rather do theater and British films than move to
LA in hopes of getting small roles in American films.
- Kate Winslet

My goal is to just keep playing roles that are different
from the roles I've played before.
- Alicia Witt

There are not many roles where women are really active.
- Kathleen Quinlan

I'd like to quit the supernatural roles and play just an interesting,
down-to-earth person.
- Bela Lugosi

I want to take roles that challenge me and I want to
like the script and obviously feel connected with the
director because the director to me is so important.
- Amy Smart

When I was thinking of casting this,
I thought,
What roles would Sellers be playing now?
- Stephen Hopkins

I want to get away from the high school thing and do other types of roles.
- Shannon Elizabeth

It took several years of hard work in small roles before I attained stardom.
- Bela Lugosi

Men and women have roles - their roles are different,
but their rights are equal.
- Harri Holkeri

But when I think of superchicks, I think of the roles,
not the variety.
- Adrienne Barbeau

My first four roles were all nice guys,
Raggedy Man being one of them.
- Eric Roberts

Corporate Hollywood thinks I'm a geek to go back and do theater.
They don't understand why I don't want to be a movie star,
why I'm not pursuing Mel Gibson's roles.
- William Petersen

The girl-next-door image is a sort of joke;
for years,
I couldn't get any roles other than as somebody dark.
- Felicity Kendal

When you're a woman in your 40s, it's not the best time to do films,
because there really aren't that many roles.
Then you reach 50 and there are more roles again.
Mother parts.
- Shirley Knight

Knowing that Gene and Morgan were playing those roles
made it much easier to put the script together-we knew
who we were writing it for.
It took some mystery away.
- Stephen Hopkins

I became the stage for the great argument between Nietzsche and Rousseau.
I was the extra ready to take on all the roles.
- Jacques Derrida

After I got to Hollywood, I resented that I didn't
get a crack at more dramatic roles because I photographed so beautifully.
- Maureen O'Hara

Thank goodness I started getting movie roles and then
television shows came along.
So I was very fortunate to be able to do all three and I like all of them.
- Victor Garber

We have a problem now with parents stealing their kids' CDs,
so the roles have been reversed.
- Jerry Only

I know I'm responsible for not having got the kind
of roles that I'd have liked to.
'
- Peter Fonda

It wasn't my intention in going after this part but I suppose now I do.
The adult roles are a lot meatier - you're not always
just the daughter or the girlfriend or whatever.
- Emmy Rossum

In New York I was always offered the hot,
sexy roles.
But in L.A.
I was offered the plain, dowdy roles.
It says a lot about the difference between the coasts.
- Bebe Neuwirth

People told me I couldn't kill Nicholson,
so I cast him in two roles and killed him off twice.
- Tim Burton

The best roles you have to fight for.
You have to really want to do it and you have to go after it.
- Cillian Murphy

The greatest impediments to changes in our traditional
roles seem to lie not in the visible world of conscious intent,
but in the murky realm of the unconscious mind.
- Augustus Y. Napier

I'm less interested in slasher, and go more for roles
that can affect you on a personal level.
I'm interested in human empathy in the movies I see,
and in the ones I am a part of.
- Joshua Leonard

Today's films are so technological that an actor becomes
starved for roles that deal with human relationships.
- Natalie Wood

As a fiscal conservative, I believe one of the most
important roles the federal government can play in
assuring that our economy remains strong is to keep
our fiscal house in order.
- Allen Boyd

The number of Latino roles is very limited,
and it's unfortunate there isn't more color-blind casting.
- Jai Rodriguez

I definitely would like to do some more dramatic roles.
- Owen Wilson

It is to TV that I owe my freedom from bondage of the Latin lover roles.
Television came along and gave me parts to chew on.
It gave me wings as an actor.
- Ricardo Montalban


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