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F. Murray Abraham Quotes and Sayings

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I'm just having a wonderful time.
It's an interesting thing that I'm very comfortable
with this material and I don't know why.
Maybe it's because I did MacBeth.
- F. Murray Abraham

I trust that the president will try,
just give it one more shot,
some revolutionary way of not doing this,
of bringing all those kids back home safely.
- F. Murray Abraham

I really like to experiment.
That's the only way I can work.
It's instinctive.
- F. Murray Abraham

The difficulty is capturing surprise on film.
- F. Murray Abraham

 

I just throw it out and see what happens.
If it sounds and feels right, then I continue.
- F. Murray Abraham

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

Milos said, You're my first choice.
From my point of view, that doesn't pay the rent.
I said, Tell me what I have to do next because I'm
busy painting my kitchen.
- F. Murray Abraham

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There are certain men and women who,
from the minute they step in front of a camera,
that's exactly where they belong.
Connery's one.
- F. Murray Abraham

I have two brothers buried in the military cemetery in Texas.
I don't want to see any more of that.
- F. Murray Abraham

Whenever there were parties, I wasn't invited because
I began to be like that character.
In a way, that contributed to the success of the performance.
- F. Murray Abraham

As much preparation as I had made for the old man Salieri,
gestures and so on, the fact is after sitting for hours,
your movements are kind of slow.
- F. Murray Abraham

I'd like President Bush to get a gun in his hands.
I'll go with him.
I can't think of anything better than to die in place
's just beginning their lives.
- F. Murray Abraham

I love parties.
I love a good time.
- F. Murray Abraham

I acted my heart out.
- F. Murray Abraham

Woody Allen sets are very quiet.
Extraordinary sense of power from a man who doesn't
do anything except just stand there.
- F. Murray Abraham

Arnold Schwarzenegger, I don't know if you'd call him a great actor,
but he's amazing in terms of his presence,
and he is interesting enough that you want to watch him.
- F. Murray Abraham

I'd like President Bush to think maybe there's another way to think,
that maybe Kissinger was wrong when he says we had
to go in there because he was wrong about Vietnam.
- F. Murray Abraham

I'm a very proud actor.
- F. Murray Abraham

The idea that you can make love and not war really is pretty neat.
That thing in Korea, the thing in Israel -
that's all over the world.
There must be a new way of thinking.
- F. Murray Abraham

People desire power.
I don't know why they want it so.
It seems to me it implies a hugely superior intellect
which separates them from most of the populace.
- F. Murray Abraham

I think creativity is spiritual.
I absolutely believe that.
- F. Murray Abraham

All the stuff that you visualized that was going to work so beautifully,
you discover is trashed, so you jump to something else.
- F. Murray Abraham

I'm not going to just say nice things about everybody unless I mean it.
- F. Murray Abraham

Once I looked into a mirror at my face I felt like
it was completely convincing.
I was Salieri.
- F. Murray Abraham

If these men decided that they have to go in there and fight,
I want them to send their own children and grandchildren.
I want them to not send a bunch of strangers' kids
in there to fight and die.
- F. Murray Abraham

With Dick Smith there, and the words of Peter Shaffer...
they've got to be the most beautiful descriptions in
music ever written on film or in literature.
And we could hear the music accompanying the words...
What more can you ask for?
- F. Murray Abraham

I don't want to talk in terms of miracles.
I think this is a very serious situation.
But I do want to talk in terms of Bush becoming a man of the hour,
and I think this is way to do it.
- F. Murray Abraham

Suddenly I was the man who got the part that every
actor in the English language was trying to get.
I was really scared.
I had talked the talk, and now I had to walk the walk.
For three days, I couldn't answer the phone.
- F. Murray Abraham

There is one confrontation scene toward the end of the picture.
In the middle of the scene, I thought,
That's Sean Connery!
I don't know how else to describe Sean Connery.
I still feel that way.
- F. Murray Abraham

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow PHOTO

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous PHOTO

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen PHOTO

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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)

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

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

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

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is like a beautiful flower
which I may not touch,
but whose fragrance makes the garden
a place of delight just the same.
- Helen Keller

One must know not just how to accept a gift,
but with what grace to share it.
- Maya Angelou

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority
is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
- Leonardo da Vinci

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued,
is always just beyond your grasp,
but which, if you will sit down quietly,
may alight upon you.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
- Mother Teresa

Without zest, what is life?
Just waiting for death?
- Osho

Innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
- William James

What if we just pretended that life was easy?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you want to feel rich,
just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
- Anonymous

Just Do it!
- Nike ad

I wrap the potential for bitterness,
resentment, martyrdom in the blanket of forgiveness
and just set it down.
Then it just melts in the warmth. And goes away.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is darkest just before the dawn.
- Proverb

You don't need a reason to be happy,
just a choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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