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Jeffrey Jones Quotes and Sayings

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A lot of the reasons why something is a favorite thing
are all things you don't necessarily see,
the place, the people, the time, where you are,
what it meant to you at the time.
- Jeffrey Jones

Every actor wants to have a character that changes,
that has some kind of movement, that gets from point A to point B,
that doesn't just supply one note.
- Jeffrey Jones

If you're an employer, you want to hire an employee who'll do their job,
not do your bidding.
- Jeffrey Jones

Certainly Amadeus because it was a very powerful time for me,
we filmed it in the Czech Republic at a time of lots
of social and political change going on in that part of the world.
- Jeffrey Jones

 

This outfit called Los Angeles Theatre Works does readings of plays.
- Jeffrey Jones

I got a phone call from Douglas Campbell and from Jerome Guthrie,
who offered me a job out of the blue.
- Jeffrey Jones

I've been awfully busy, and I haven't gone to many movies.
- Jeffrey Jones

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There may be the kinds of things that you may find interesting,
but then there's also the practical reality of needing
to make a living and this is what you have to choose from.
- Jeffrey Jones

Ive done Hay Fever and this one was called Another Time by Ronald Harwood.
- Jeffrey Jones

Well, my brother was a schizophrenic,
so I understood it in a different way from seeing my brother.
- Jeffrey Jones

Well, I think that there is a connection between being
a lawyer and a doctor and an actor.
They kind of, in some ways, have the same appeal,
I suppose.
- Jeffrey Jones

So when you make an impression in a certain kind of role,
that tends to be the type of role that you get offered.
- Jeffrey Jones

Part of the film business is, if you want an apple,
you buy an apple.
- Jeffrey Jones

I just hope that some of the movies I'm in are still welcome years from now.
- Jeffrey Jones

I would like to feel that I have a range and that it's
not just a matter of being a comic actor or a serious actor,
because those are really artificial classifications,
I think.
- Jeffrey Jones

My job is to help the functioning of the story,
not to draw attention to myself, but to make my characters
function within the story,
to work for the benefit of the story,
to make the whole thing work.
- Jeffrey Jones

I only know from my own personal experience,
and I personally feel that there's a cyclical nature to things,
so you don't want to start making generalizations about
how bad things have become in comparison to the old days.
- Jeffrey Jones

I know a lot of people who are very good at their craft who have learned -
people behind the camera -
who really have a lot to offer because they know what they're doing,
they know what to do, they've made their mistakes.
- Jeffrey Jones

My son tried to work in films and he ultimately gave it up,
he finally couldn't make a living, he couldn't support himself.
He worked all the time and he didn't make enough money to have a house,
have an apartment.
- Jeffrey Jones

But it's true, it's nothing new that decisions about
what movies are to be made,
and how they're to be made, and who's to be hired to do what,
and whether you hire somebody to do their job,
or whether you hire somebody to fill a position and
you tell them what to do.
- Jeffrey Jones

I think the same way about theatre, you go out there
and you are creating a world for a moment that can
actually have a real impact on people,
present some kind of story that gives you something
to think about when you walk away,
feeling enriched - if it works out well.
- Jeffrey Jones

And from my character's point-of-view in Ravenous,
he had been collected by Robert Carlyle's character,
he had become infected by this ravenous,
cannibalistic power, and he was making the best of it.
- Jeffrey Jones

I've gotten to go wonderful places, meet interesting and intelligent people,
and I started of course in the theatre and continue
to work in the theatre where there is some intelligence involved in it.
- Jeffrey Jones

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Choose! If it's worth doing, do it today.
If it's not worth doing today, save yourself a lot
of worry and regret by choosing to permanently
erase it from your to-do list.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

When was the last time you took
a different route to work ... just because?
Consider shaking up your life a little (or a lot) ...
for no reason, except to do it.
Let your life be an adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Instead of comparing our lot with that
of those who are more fortunate than we are,
we should compare it with the lot
of the great majority of our fellow men.
It then appears that we are among the privileged.
- Helen Keller

My definition of success is to live your life in a way
that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain -
and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel
a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
- Tony Robbins

Just remember, after they foreclose on your mortgage,
you get a lot more sunshine in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
- John Lennon

Love interrupts, if you like,
the consequences of your actions,
which in my case is very good news indeed,
because I've done a lot of stupid stuff.
- Bono

You can observe a lot by just watching.
- Yogi Berra

Time goes by a lot slower when you miss the one you love.
- Anonymous

Both young children and old people have a lot of time on their hands.
That's probably why they get along so well.
- Jonathan Carroll

There's a lot of people in this world who spend so
much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it.
- Josh Billings

It seems that every time mankind is given a lot of energy,
we go out and wreck something with it.
- David R. Brower

So my father was a person who never lied to me.
If I had a question, he answered it.
I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.
- Nick Cannon

I plant a lot of trees.
I am a great believer in planting things for future generations.
I loathe the now culture where you just live for today.
- Penelope Keith

We all have dreams.
But in order to make dreams come into reality,
it takes an awful lot of determination,
dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
- Jesse Owens

Beauty has a lot to do with character.
- Kevyn Aucoin

Computers make it easier to do a lot of things,
but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.
- Andy Rooney

It takes a lot of work to put together a marriage,
to put together a family and a home.
- Elizabeth Edwards

Don't judge me.
I made a lot of money.
- Samantha Bee

Mr. Attlee is a very modest man.
Indeed he has a lot to be modest about.
- Winston Churchill

When I was a teenager, I read a lot of Poe.
- Dario Argento

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother
rather than all major credit cards.
- Robert Orben

A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.
- Joey Adams

I've had two proposals since I've been a widow.
I am a wonderful catch, you know.
I have a lot of money.
- Ruth Rendell

Getting married is a lot like getting into a tub of hot water.
After you get used to it, it ain't so hot.
- Minnie Pearl

We've got to put a lot of money into changing behavior.
- Bill Gates

There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated,
totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.
- Aimee Mann

Building technical systems involves a lot of hard work
and specialized knowledge:
languages and protocols,
coding and debugging, testing and refactoring.
- Jesse James Garrett

Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos
taste a hell of a lot better.
- Robert Redford

It costs a lot to sue a magazine, and it's too bad
that we don't have a system where the losing team has
to pay the winning team's lawyers.
- Carol Burnett

I'm a '70s mom, and my daughter is a '90s mom.
I know a lot of women my age who are real computer freaks.
- Florence Henderson

If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club,
they'd starve to death.
- Sam Snead

I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around,
and I definitely want to have children as well.
- Heidi Klum

I'm by no means condemning prescription medicine for mental health.
I've seen it save a lot of people's lives.
- Zach Braff

A lot of people get impatient with the pace of change.
- James Levine

The triple is the most exciting play in baseball.
Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood
why fans are so obsessed with them.
- Hank Aaron

If you just watch a teenager, you see a lot of uncertainty.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

Women have a lot to say about how to advance women's rights,
and governments need to learn from that,
listen to the movement and respond.
- Charlotte Bunch

If people are good only because they
fear punishment, and hope for reward,
then we are a sorry lot indeed.
- Albert Einstein

Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
- Groucho Marx

If I could only have one type of food with me,
I would bring soy sauce.
The reason being that if I have soy sauce,
I can flavor a lot of things.
- Martin Yan

Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot.
- Dixie Lee Ray


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