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Gene Hackman Quotes and Sayings

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I was trained to be an actor, not a star.
I was trained to play roles, not to deal with fame
and agents and lawyers and the press.
- Gene Hackman

I do not like assassins, or men of low character.
- Gene Hackman

The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways.
- Gene Hackman

If you look at yourself as a star, you've already lost
something in the portrayal of any human being.
- Gene Hackman

 

If I start to become a star, I'll lose contact with
the normal guys I play best.
- Gene Hackman

Dysfunctional families have sired a number of pretty good actors.
- Gene Hackman

It really costs me a lot emotionally to watch myself on screen.
I think of myself, and feel like I'm quite young,
and then I look at this old man with the baggy chins
and the tired eyes and the receding hairline and all that.
- Gene Hackman

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I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult.
It's not.
Mine had me trained in two days.
- Bill Dana

Most people think that anger is an instinctive response,
and that some people were just born with the temperament
to get angrier faster than others.
That statement is only half right.
Anger is an instinctive response.
We respond to an affront with anger essentially instantaneously -
much too quickly for conscious thought to be called upon.
But the instinct of the anger response
can be trained through conscious repetition,
visualization, and coaching.
Visualization is seeing the event
we desire to master in our mind's eye.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Once I got to the OTC they knew more about the physical aspects of shooting,
and knew which muscles were more important to have
trained and geared us a program around that.
- Nancy Johnson

Given one well-trained physician of the highest type
he will do better work for a thousand people than ten specialists.
- William J. Mayo

It wasn't a checkpoint but a patrol which immediately
opened fire after they trained their light on us.
- Giuliana Sgrena

Stop relying only on technology.Technology can help the qualified,
well-trained human being but cannot replace him.
- Isaac Yeffet

What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men
who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder
one another in cold blood.
- Aldous Huxley

They trained mostly by time periods,
checking their pace for known distance only on special occasions.
- Joe Henderson

Greek was very much a live language,
and a language still unconscious of grammar,
not, like ours, dominated by definitions and trained upon dictionaries.
- Gilbert Murray

Our most widely known scholars have been trained in
universities outside of the South.
- Carter G. Woodson

I found out that colonels can stay until they drop
dead or get a walker and being a critical medical specialty
as an Army trained emergency room doctor,
I could stay until age 67.
- Gerald Griffin

A good memory is one trained to forget the trivial.
- Cliff Fadiman

Obviously, I'm not a trained actress,
and right now I'll come out and say I'm glad I'm not.
- Jenny McCarthy

I couldn't disappoint people.
I did not want to fail and exhaust myself,
because I was the kind of runner who trained so little
that I couldn't race again within another 10 days.
- Roger Bannister

We write because we believe the human spirit cannot
be tamed and should not be trained.
- Nikki Giovanni

You think you know her.
Just wait and see the change.
I'll have her trained in no time.
- David O. Selznick

I'm theater trained.
- Steve Zahn

As an actress, I was trained to show emotion I did not feel,
or no emotion at all.
- Gene Tierney

We trained for a lot more malfunctions than any ever happen.
- Laurel Clark

Nobody inspired me more than Julie Andrews,
who is a classically trained soprano herself.
- Lesley Garrett

And I wasn't a journalist any more than I was a trained nurse.
- May Sinclair

Writers are a little below clowns and a little above trained seals.
- John Steinbeck

It's especially important since September 11 for people
to be trained for the unexpected.
We want to try to make sure people are safe.
- Michael Malone

When we too are armed and trained, we can convince men that we have hands,
feet, and a heart like yours;.
- Veronica Franco

It should be done with the same degree of alacrity
and nonchalance that you would display in authorizing
a highly intelligent trained bear to remove your appendix.
- Daniel S. Greenberg

Could people be trained to be less gullible? Or are
you as stuck with gullibility as you are with skin colour?
- Keith Henson

King thought he understood the white Southerner,
having been born and reared in Georgia and trained a theologian.
- Constance Baker Motley

These will vary in every human being;
but knowledge is the same for every mind,
and every mind may and ought to be trained to receive it.
- Frances Wright

So much of our attention is trained on the Middle East these days,
but we cannot ignore East Asia.
- Lee H. Hamilton

I trained as a classical guitarist but that was it.
- Colin Greenwood

I trained 8 hours a day 7 seven days a week and I had 2 weeks off in a year.
- Julie Benz

I think, though, as African-American women,
we are always trained to value our community even at
the expense of ourselves,
and so we attempt to protect the African-American community.
- Anita Hill

He isn't a real boss until he has trained subordinates
to shoulder most of his responsibilities.
- William Feather

I was not a trained actor.
- Frankie Avalon

I always serve the writer first because I'm English trained,
even though I'm American.
- Robert Englund

We can not wait until we have enough trained people
willing to work at a teacher's salary and under conditions
imposed upon teachers in order to improve what happens in the classroom.
- Major Owens

A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people,
trained in arms, is the best most natural defense of a free country.
- James Madison

I was trained in the '50s as a New Critic.
I remember what literature was like before the New Critics,
when people stood up and talked about Shelley's soul and such things.
- Clifford Geertz

I was at a luncheon; and some cameras were trained on us.
I dont' know whether they were for television or not.
You know how little I know about cameras.
- June Allyson

Everyone the world over talks about British actors
and British talent and I think that's because we were trained -
until now -
in theatre.
- Brenda Blethyn

It does not just happen.
It is disclosed by science that practically one-half
of trained intellectual resources are being mobilized for murderous purposes.
- Alva Myrdal

It won't be a question of how well-trained or well-equipped
the army is but one of the authority it serves.
- Adnan Pachachi

Because society would rather we always wore a pretty face,
women have been trained to cut off anger.
- Nancy Friday

I trained more than anybody ever in a golf film ever made -
my swing is pretty hot.
- Shia LaBeouf

I have been brought up and trained to have
the utmost contempt for people who get drunk.
- Winston Churchill

British actors behave like Europeans;
they are also extremely well trained.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

Rough Riders took 13 weeks to shoot,
plus a week of training.
The same guy trained us trained the cast in Platoon.
Except, instead of radios, we used bugles to signal.
- Tom Berenger

Finding that no religion is based on facts and cannot be true,
I began to reflect what must be the condition of mankind
trained from infancy to believe in error.
- Robert Owen

I was never trained for anything.
- Alan Ladd

The young actors coming out of the Universities are well trained.
- Tony Randall

It's a scary thing going into the workforce with a
$50,000 debt and you've been trained as a classical theatre actor.
There's always a depression in the theatre.
- Frances McDormand

I trained as a designer, so I'm always terribly keen
about what I'm going to look like.
- Judi Dench

I trained as a theater actor and you had a bare stage and you had to pretend,
one prop and you are in the middle of 8th Ave.
and traffic is just going by.
- Benicio Del Toro

But our country suffers from a shortage of vets trained in public health.
- Charles W. Pickering

Most managers were trained to be the thing they most despise -
bureaucrats.
- Alvin Toffler

I trained myself to perform on the field.
- Steve Carlton

I kind of fell into acting, but I have sung and trained
since I was in the eighth grade.
- Tia Carrere

Even though I was theatrically trained,
learning to develop a character was an awesome experience.
- Corin Nemec

I would hardly call myself an artist in that sense;
I doodle,
I draw, I'm not a trained artist, I couldn't sit down
and do an accurate portrait of anyone.
- Rene Auberjonois

If my tongue were trained to measures,
I would sing a stirring song.
- Paul Tillich

I'm the interpreter.
I'm the one who takes your words and brings them to life.
I was trained to sing and dance and laugh,
and that's what I want to do.
- Aaliyah

The way the terrorist is trained to operate,
especially the suicide terrorists, makes punishment
and the threat of punishment far less valuable to those
who would prevent the crime.
- John Ashcroft

I had been writing for about twelve years.
I knew pretty well how you could find things out,
but I had never been trained in an academic way how
to go about the research.
- David McCullough

To be trained in karate is something because karate is a vicious thing.
If you are any good at it, you can kill somebody with it.
It is a vicious way to fight.
- Thomas Foran


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