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Eric Bogosian Quotes and Sayings

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I'm always surprised by things that happen to my work.
- Eric Bogosian

Well, the real Eric Bogosian is pretty self-conscious of himself.
- Eric Bogosian

I was definitely surprised when Talk Radio took off as a play.
As a film it has become somewhere between a popular thing and a cult thing.
- Eric Bogosian

It's a mental fake-out to myself.
I make believe I'm making a new show so I forget the
material I was working on and make up some fresh material.
- Eric Bogosian

 

If we all knew we were going to live to be 150 years old,
we'd all approach our lives very differently.
- Eric Bogosian

I know that I'm inadequate, but I never thought that at seventeen.
I thought I was doing the best I could.
I thought I was being idealistic.
- Eric Bogosian

I started acting when I was in high school,
started writing when I got to New York in 1975.
- Eric Bogosian

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Ensemble is hard to do.
It's like 3-D chess.
- Eric Bogosian

I'm very underground.
- Eric Bogosian

For a long time, my shows were about people walking
out or about getting my gigs canceled or having the
presenter not wanting to pay me.
- Eric Bogosian

I love playing other people's work.
I love acting.
- Eric Bogosian

I'm not a light-hearted person, so I can't think light-hearted at work.
- Eric Bogosian

I write my plays to create an excuse for full-tilt acting and performing.
- Eric Bogosian

I'm not hip, I'm not cool, I'm not glib.
- Eric Bogosian

I write, but I also act.
- Eric Bogosian

I provide the bricks and mortar with the words and situations -
the director and the actors and the designers build the house.
- Eric Bogosian

If all I ever wrote about was inner city freaks,
I think it would be dishonest.
- Eric Bogosian

I don't know anybody who does what I do.
I'm very underground.
- Eric Bogosian

As soon as the dirt is hitting the casket,
it'll all be forgotten.
- Eric Bogosian

I write for an audience that likes what I like,
reads what I read, thinks about the things I think about.
In many ways, this puts me in opposition to the people
who go to the theater generally.
- Eric Bogosian

I do write about people who are complex and are striving
with something and can't quite get past their own stuff,
which would be a proxy for myself because that's what the deal is with me.
- Eric Bogosian

If you say city to people, people have no problem thinking
of the city as rife with problematic,
screwed-up people, but if you say suburbs -
and I'm not the first person to say this,
it's been said over and over again in literature -
there's a sense of normalcy.
- Eric Bogosian

The world intrudes in my brain daily.
Since my brain is dripping with all kinds of stuff
that's out there in the world,
that I can't seem to be able to shut out,
it has to end up being in my work as well.
- Eric Bogosian

To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand.
- Jose Ortega Y Gasset

I hope that you walk around the corner
and you get very surprised.
- Miranda Richardson

Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll
probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.
- Phil Jackson

There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence
than to be surprised at nothing.
- Josh Billings

Time changes everything except something within us
which is always surprised by change.
- Thomas Hardy

All sorts of computer errors are now turning up.
You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who
claim they are treating pregnant men.
- Isaac Asimov

It's always better to deliver the news yourself rather
than allow your boss to be surprised.
- Mary Cheney

Working with my husband, I thought we would be at each other.
As close as we are, our styles are so different.
But it didn't happen - we were surprised.
- Julia Barr

Well, softness and femininity like yours people don't expect of me;
so when they find me emotional and capable of real vulnerability,
they're surprised.
- Faye Dunaway

At first the English were very surprised by our disregarding the Hague Convention.
But from 1916 onward they used at least as much poison as we did.
- Otto Hahn

I was very surprised that for a while I could only get cast as straight.
It was that way for a few years.
- Steve Buscemi

I'm always really surprised by people who are comfortable
revealing all of their secrets on TV or in a magazine.
It's actually quite shocking to me.
- Annabella Sciorra

Better understated than overstated.
Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised
and easier than you said.
- Jim Rohn

I was surprised to find that I missed doing the musical.
- Delta Burke

You'd be surprised how much fun you can have sober.
When you get the hang of it.
- James Pinckney Miller

I think many people were surprised by the victory of the Congress,
because it was really hard to see beyond the sort of
haze of hatred that the Hindu nationalists had been spreading.
- Arundhati Roy

They consistently hobble artists' in the name of selling
more units then are surprised when the fans don't buy
the lukewarm music this produces.
So they then drop the artist.
- Malcolm Wilson

This is a coup for commissioner Bud Selig.
I'm surprised it's as good as it is.
- Fay Vincent

In the theatre the audience wants to be surprised -
but by things that they expect.
- Tristan Bernard

You would be surprised of films that people just don't see.
You know what I mean? I'm always working and I'm a
film buff but I'm an old school film buff.
- Mike Epps

At the moment of death I hope to be surprised.
- Ivan Illich

Parents should conduct their arguments in quiet,
respectful tones, but in a foreign language.
You'd be surprised what an inducement that is to the education of children.
- Judith Martin

Audience response to The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
back in the '60s - well, I was frankly surprised by
the show's success and the attendant publicity for David and myself.
- Robert Vaughn

You'd be surprised how many movie stars still care about the work.
- Taylor Hackford

I'm not as surprised in going from playing 1,000 seats
to 4,000 seats as I was from 100 to 500 seats.
- John Mayer

I wouldn't be surprised if some day,
they put the Simpsons in the Smithsonian.
It's become part of our culture, those characters.
- Joe Mantegna

We have a picture for how complexity arises,
because if the universe is computationally capable,
maybe we shouldn't be so surprised that things are
so entirely out of control.
- Seth Lloyd

I was pleasantly surprised after the book came out.
It was like, hey, the home team put down a nice score.
- Rocco DiSpirito

To be a good actor...
it is necessary to have a firmly tempered soul,
to be surprised at nothing, to resume each minute the
laborious task that has barely just been finished.
- Sarah Bernhardt

People are usually surprised to hear this,
but I don't really read children's books.
- Beverly Cleary

Any party which takes credit for the rain must not
be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought.
- Dwight Morrow

Behind every successful man is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

So, it didn't do well.
But now when I talk to kids who are first seeing it,
they're surprised to hear the movie failed at the box office.
Sometimes that's what happens.
- David Zucker

I was surprised to see the meeting was of Communists
and the whole meeting was along Communist lines.
- Edward Dmytryk

I was not surprised by the results of the Horizon experiments,
but I remain willing to observe and consider any and
all other tests that are done under similarly precise conditions.
- James Randi

Some people come to our shows and think they're gonna
spend the night just listening to love songs,
and they're pretty much surprised cause we do a lot of rock and roll.
- Bobby Hatfield

I would be surprised if there weren't some owners who
didn't want to get a deal done right now and get back to playing hockey.
- Luke Richardson

I was surprised by how much I like being a father;
surprised at what a decent father I am,
because I was afraid I wouldn't be able to dump my selfishness.
- Michael Zaslow

You would be surprised how hard it often is to translate an action into thought.
- Karl Kraus

Frankly, I was surprised at how generous the Japanese
press has been to the idea of a foreigner running Sony.
- Howard Stringer

The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are
constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
- George Will

People are surprised to find out that an awful lot
of people think that they're idiots.
- Eric Schmidt

I wasn't in any way a kind of soothsayer or not surprised when Sept.
11 happened.
I was absolutely shocked.
- Jon Ronson

I like to be surprised.
Fresh implications and plot twists erupt as a story unfolds.
Characters develop backgrounds, adding depth and feeling.
Writing feels like exploring.
- David Brin

I'm not surprised that Spielberg was able to capture
the heroism of Schindler;
so many of his movies are about the better part of mankind.
- Gene Siskel

For instance, I was a little surprised that the Shiites
didn't rise up against Saddam and the Baath party across
most of the country when the Americans moved in March and April of 2003.
- Juan Cole

I'd had no particular interest in the Southwest at all as a young girl,
and I was completely surprised that the desert stole
my heart to the extent it did.
- Terri Windling

I guess what's most surprised me in most of the reviews
is that they don't seem to get the noir story in the dream sequence,
so they analyze it like a straight noir movie.
- Brian De Palma


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