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Michael Shanks Quotes and Sayings

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There was concern whether SCI FI would want the show
back with all the recent changes.
But now, the changes have made it feel fresh,
like starting over.
- Michael Shanks

In the meantime, I just have to create those realistic
goals about the fact that I don't have a ton of options
as an actor who's been on a science fiction show for 8 years.
- Michael Shanks

So already, you go from not having a job and thinking
you're going to get fired after the pilot,
to knowing that you've got a guaranteed job for 4 years.
- Michael Shanks

By the end of last year we solved a lot of threads,
and it's really good for this new way we're taking
the show to really have these new people and these new energies,
frankly.
- Michael Shanks

 

There's a way about it: tearing people down,
but not tearing them apart.
- Michael Shanks

But I don't bet the farm on any of those possibilities,
either.
I'm also preparing, intelligently, to walk away from this,
and walk away from it happy to have had the experience.
- Michael Shanks

I couldn't be playing him for this long if I didn't like him.
- Michael Shanks

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It's absolutely true that it's almost impossible to
play a character without having any affection for him.
- Michael Shanks

We never thought the show would last this long.
- Michael Shanks

It's fun to play the character and then watch him later.
- Michael Shanks

I find directing more satisfying.
- Michael Shanks

With network shows, writers can be so protective of every syllable.
- Michael Shanks

I've always found ways to bend the rules.
- Michael Shanks

You know, if it doesn't work, we can always cut it.
- Michael Shanks

It was nice, though, to have the long term benefit
to be able to pare away those things and eventually
make the character my own and put my own unique stamp.
- Michael Shanks

For some reason, it popped into my head the notion
that a lot of the Next Generation cast in the long
run of that show managed to step behind the camera.
- Michael Shanks

The environment on set is very encouraging.
- Michael Shanks

I think the writing on the wall is definitely there
this year that this is probably our last year.
- Michael Shanks

I was doing Hamlet in the off-season,
and I had a specific idea in my mind about what I wanted
that character to look like,
and because it's going to lead into the next year,
I knew that it was going to have to be established somewhere in the show.
- Michael Shanks

I think that you can take things personally or get
hurt feelings as a result of something not working
out just because your psyche said it should or you deserve it,
or whatever it is.
- Michael Shanks

My great concern is not whether you have failed,
but whether you are content with your failure.
- Abraham Lincoln

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.
Think not about your frustrations,
but about your unfulfilled potential.
Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in,
but with what it is still possible for you to do.
- Pope John XXIII

I do not concern myself with gods and spirits
either good or evil, nor do I serve any.
- Lao Tzu

Keep your attention focused entirely
on what is truly your own concern,
and be clear that what belongs to others
is their business and none of yours.
- Epictetus

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable...
Every step toward the goal of justice
requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle;
the tireless exertions and
passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

My concern is not whether God is on our side;
my greatest concern is to be on God's side,
for God is always right.
- Abraham Lincoln

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Pity may represent little more
than the impersonal concern
which prompts the mailing of a check,
but true sympathy is the personal concern
which demands the giving of one's soul.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life:
in education,
medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.
- Barry Commoner

Concern for man and his fate must always form
the chief interest of all technical endeavors.
Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.
- Albert Einstein

I do not believe in immortality of the individual,
and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern
with no superhuman authority behind it.
- Albert Einstein

Statutes authorizing unreasonable searches were the
core concern of the framers of the 4th Amendment.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

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

It's a wonderful feeling to work in a country where
the government's first concern is for its people,
for all its people.
- Ben Linder

We need to remind our core supporters that we have
not forgotten their concern with the way our democracy
is being replaced by European bureaucracy in so many areas.
- John Redwood

It's a national concern, I mean how we dispose of nuclear waste in a safe way,
how we deal with this incredible amount of nuclear
waste we have created over the years.
- Tom Udall

The nexus between terrorism and nuclear weapons,
or even nuclear material, is obviously a current concern.
- Mitchell Reiss

And that does concern me, because we're not getting
enough back for our taxes that we're paying.
I think we really have to look at the whole sort of area.
- Rex Hunt

Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory.
It can no longer serve to settle disputes...
can no longer be of concern to great powers alone.
- John F. Kennedy

I'm the only man in the world with a marriage licence
made out to whom it may concern.
- Mickey Rooney

The chief concern of the French Impressionists was
the discovery of balance between light and dark.
- Stephen Gardiner

Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side;
my greatest concern is to be on God's side,
for God is always right.
- Abraham Lincoln

This is the heart of my argument: We can put more pressure
on the antagonist for whom we show human concern.
- Barbara Deming

He's going to be around a long, long time,
if his body holds up.
That's always a concern with a lot of players because of how much they play.
A lot of guys can't handle it.
But it looks like he can.
- Jack Nicklaus

Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all
his capital in one concern,
so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate
all our happiness from one quarter alone.
- Sigmund Freud

There are few better measures of the concern a society
has for its individual members and its own well being
than the way it handles criminals.
- Ramsey Clark

We have, of course, long since ceased to think of Nature
as the sympathetic mirror of our moods,
or to imagine that she has any concern with the temporal affairs of man.
- Richard Le Gallienne

Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is
too small to be made into a burden.
- Corrie Ten Boom

Aside from my son, no person has ever shown for me
the gentle concern I knew from Governor Adlai Stevenson.
- Mercedes McCambridge

The smallest pain in our little finger gives us more
concern than the destruction of millions of our fellow beings.
- William Hazlitt

Who will grieve for this woman? Does she not seem too
insignificant for our concern? Yet in my heart I never will deny her,
Who suffered death because she chose to turn.
- Anna Akhmatova

Of all actions of a man's life, his marriage does least concern other people,
yet of all actions of our life tis most meddled with by other people.
- John Selden

Those placed in the position which I now occupy,
commonly feel concern about their worthiness to receive
the great honour which has been done them.
- Cecil Frank Powell

Sometimes I think all my pictures are just pictures of me.
My concern is...
the human predicament; only what I consider the human
predicament may simply be my own.
- Richard Avedon

We are keeping healthier and living longer and I am
a good example of someone who is in the Age Concern
bracket but is still working and keeping active.
- Susan Hampshire

Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression.
No man is free who cannot control himself.
- Pythagoras

Concern should drive us into action,
not into a depression.
- Karen Horney

Much has been said and continues to be said of what
little concern the Turks had for the Acropolis treasures.
- Melina Mercouri

How we continue to fund Medicare and Medicaid into
the future is a pressing issue of national concern.
- James T. Walsh

Unfortunately, there are writers whose only concern
is how good they could make themselves look on a title.
- Len Wein

I feel like I have at least begun to make a contribution,
but my most significant concern has to do with whether
my actual art will be preserved for future generations or be erased.
- Judy Chicago

Great tragedy has come to us, and we are meeting it
with the best that is in our country,
with courage and concern for others because this is America.
This is who we are.
- George W. Bush

There are many of these apparent philosophical paradoxes
or contradictions which don't concern me anymore.
- Evan Parker

My first concern was to take care of my drawing.
I did not have any knowledge in arts,
especially Haitian arts, apart from the paintings I
saw in my father's office.
- Ralph Allen

Security for agriculture merits serious concern by
not only the agricultural community but our nation as a whole.
The risk to the U.S.
food supply and overall economy is real.
- Pat Roberts

Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist,
death is not here.
And when it does come, we no longer exist.
- Epicurus

Zhang Yimou is always going to need young,
pretty girls for his films.
But I don't really concern myself with what Zhang Yimou's next starlet looks like.
- Zhang Ziyi

So the bandwidth issue is definitely a big concern of ours.
- Shawn Fanning

The desire to die was my one and only concern;
to it I have sacrificed everything,
even death.
- Emile M. Cioran


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