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John Turturro Quotes and Sayings

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If I was a criminal, stationery stores and bakeries
would be the two kinds of places I would concentrate on.
- John Turturro

I love to act, and I try to be challenged by what I do.
- John Turturro

If a film doesn't play, people aren't going to be that nice.
- John Turturro

When you sit down and watch something alone,
you're going to watch it for what it is.
- John Turturro

 

It's great to watch someone get the most out of what they can do,
whether they're a beautiful performer or just a really gritty performer.
It's something to behold.
- John Turturro

The past has to inform the present.
- John Turturro

In my first film, Five Corners, I played a very scary,
violent crazed character, and it exposed me to a lot of directors.
- John Turturro

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I play chess badly and I've been beaten by my 10-year old son.
- John Turturro

Games sometimes can reveal things.
To watch someone in movement, unconscious movement,
can be very stimulating and revealing,
whether they win or not.
- John Turturro

You think of stars as ambitious or aggressive or self-oriented.
- John Turturro

I think I've had more of a variety in what I've done than most actors.
- John Turturro

Levi is one of the best authors I've ever read.
It's hard not to have an immediate personal response to his work.
He has such a quiet tone.
- John Turturro

I make a list of what I have in common,
and what I don't have in common, with someone I'm playing.
- John Turturro

A lot of films need planning in order to survive at all.
It's part of the dog and pony show.
- John Turturro

When I see these guys write all this macho stuff I
want to smash their heads.
- John Turturro

My interest lies in my self-expression -
what's inside of me -
not what I'm in.
- John Turturro

I think you learn more from looking at how things occurred
and what happened afterward,
not just at the event.
- John Turturro

I've done nudity.
I'm an exhibitionist.
It doesn't matter.
- John Turturro

Al Michaels is a good announcer.
I think Keith Jackson is a terrific announcer.
I always loved him on Monday Night Football.
I never understood why they got rid of him.
- John Turturro

The romance stuff is easy.
A sex scene...
that's hard, because you don't know what to do.
Those scenes are awkward.
- John Turturro

When the day's work is over, it's over.
- John Turturro

The successful revolutionary is a statesman,
the unsuccessful one a criminal.
- Erich Fromm

If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament,
he would be a criminal.
If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New,
he would be insane.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Morality and its victim, the mother -
what a terrible picture!
Is there indeed anything more terrible,
more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?
- Emma Goldman

Technological progress is like an axe
in the hands of a pathological criminal.
- Albert Einstein

Too much virtue can be criminal.
- Jean Racine

We cannot say that if a child is badly nourished he will become a criminal.
We must see what conclusion the child has drawn.
- Alfred Adler

Nothing matters but the facts.
Without them, the science of criminal investigation
is nothing more than a guessing game.
- Blake Edwards

By providing our school districts with direct access
to criminal information records,
we can help ensure timely and complete information
on prospective school employees.
- Jon Porter

Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
- Bertrand Russell

It is only the inadequacy of the criminal code that
saves the hackers from very serious prosecution.
- Ken Thompson

Yes, for my undergrad I majored in Criminal Justice
and minored in Political Science and English.
- Matthew McGrory

You have stripped from me the rank and privileges of
the professorship and the doctoral degree which I earned,
and you have set me at the level of the lowest criminal.
- Kurt Huber

The administration says, then, there are no downsides
or upsides to treating terrorists like civilian criminal defendants,
but a lot of us would beg to differ.
- Sarah Palin

Whether or not we can save Lake Michigan,
whether or not we can avoid a breakdown in our criminal
justice system are more important than whether or not
I'm going to be governor.
- Bill Scott

It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune,
a mark of greatness to steal a crown.
The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.
- Friedrich Schiller

Only crime and the criminal, it is true,
confront us with the perplexity of radical evil;
but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.
- Hannah Arendt

A criminal is a person with predatory instincts without
sufficient capital to form a corporation.
- Howard Scott

Am I a criminal? The world knows I'm not a criminal.
What are they trying to put me in jail for? You've
lost common sense in this society because of religious fanaticism and dogma.
- Jack Kevorkian

I expect VA's inspector general and the FBI to work
closely together so that we can identify and eliminate
the flaws that allowed this leak and prosecute any criminal acts.
- Steve Buyer

When the penalty for a policeman's mistake is to put
a criminal back out on the street,
then we are hurting America; we are hurting our law-abiding citizens.
- Gary Bauer

I represented many of these kids as they become young
adults in the criminal justice system when I was a public defender.
One way of reaching out is by the mind of experimentation.
- Matt Gonzalez

We're making it more difficult to obtain the necessary
ingredients to produce meth and tightening criminal
penalties for those who deal in this dangerous drug.
- Michael McCaul

I take full responsibility for what happened at Enron.
But saying that, I know in my mind that I did nothing criminal.
- Kenneth Lay

Far too often we see attention paid to the firearm and not the criminal.
- Jeff Miller

To be a good actor you have to be something like a criminal,
to be willing to break the rules to strive for something new.
- Nicolas Cage

But I can't take responsibility for criminal conduct
of somebody inside the company.
- Kenneth Lay

This is not to condone torture, which is still prohibited
by the Torture Convention and federal criminal law.
- John Yoo

If there is one realm in which it is essential to be sublime,
it is in wickedness.
You spit on a petty thief, but you can't deny a kind
of respect for the great criminal.
- Denis Diderot

I think that NATO is itself a war criminal.
- Harold Pinter

It is criminal to put our servicemen and women in harm's
way and to put the lives of so many civilians on the
line for the misguided frustrations of the Bush administration.
- Dave Matthews

I've been lucky-my looks haven't put me into one category.
I don't look like a blue blood.
I don't look like a criminal.
I don't look like anything.
- Tim Robbins

Historically, terrorism falls in a category different
from crimes that concern a criminal court judge.
- Jurgen Habermas

Radium could be very dangerous in criminal hands.
- Pierre Curie

I would, without any hesitation, shoot a violent criminal again.
- Bernhard Goetz

It might be pardonable to refuse to defend some men,
but to defend them negligently is nothing short of criminal.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.
- Elizabeth Fry

The criminal is trying to solve his immediate problems.
- Naguib Mahfouz

I never saw anything that would qualify as a criminal activity.
- Martin Bashir

You might as well ask why a middle-aged man with no
criminal record might put a paper bag over his head and rob a bank.
I acted out of personal desperation.
- Aldrich Ames

The judge is found guilty when a criminal is acquitted.
- Publilius Syrus

But certainly I didn't know he was doing anything that was criminal.
- Kenneth Lay

The responsibility of a minister is to step aside when
there is a criminal investigation of the department.
That protects the propriety of Parliament and of responsible government.
- Jack Layton

I don't smoke marijuana anymore.
I don't drink.
Marijuana is a handicap.
So is alcohol.
Alcohol is a terrible handicap.
But in spite of being a handicap, it shouldn't be criminal.
- Gary Johnson

Killing Japanese didn't bother me very much at that time...
I suppose if I had lost the war, I would have been tried as a war criminal.
- Curtis Lemay

The incompetence regarding body and vehicle armor rises
almost to a level of criminal negligence.
- John Olver

The expectations are that when this investigation is completed,
Fitzgerald will make the appropriate decision,
which is not to charge Karl with any criminal offenses.
- Robert Luskin

Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle;
but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages.
- Michel de Montaigne

To the mind, God is a perfect criminal.
He has done such a perfect crime by creating this world
that mind cannot trace how He did it.
That is why the mind always freaks out about God.
- Prem Rawat

I don't think I'm a criminal, number one.
- Kenneth Lay

Politics is a place of humble hopes and strangely modest requirements,
where all are good who are not criminal and all are
wise who are not ridiculously otherwise.
- Frank Moore Colby


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