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Mickey Rourke Quotes and Sayings

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All that prosthetic makeup drains you.
By the time it's lunch, you're done.
- Mickey Rourke

I had a lot of anger inside me and that came out at
times that were not particularly advantageous to me career-wise.
- Mickey Rourke

I never look backwards.
I have always been an athlete.
I boxed before I acted.
- Mickey Rourke

I was very immature when I was young,
and for me there was no balance.
Everything was just all or nothing.
- Mickey Rourke

 

I started to shortcircuit because I had high aspirations for the film.
I never told anybody that.
- Mickey Rourke

It was either therapy or die.
- Mickey Rourke

Comeback is a good word, man.
- Mickey Rourke

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I did think for many, many years that because of my
ability I could beat the system.
And I was wrong.
- Mickey Rourke

A lot of the stuff I am now seeing is edgy,
raw kinda material.
- Mickey Rourke

I always knew I'd accomplish something very special -
like robbing a bank perhaps.
- Mickey Rourke

It's the formulaic studio movies the make money,
and when they do, the actors in them are automatically movie stars.
- Mickey Rourke

Years ago I realized that maybe I made mistake,
politically, when I turned a lot of that stuff down.
I would go off to obscure places and make movies that six people went to see.
- Mickey Rourke

What I've got to do now is let them judge me for who
I am as an actor and not for my notoriety.
- Mickey Rourke

I had a bonding problem when I went off and boxed for five years.
I was over in Europe and Asia fighting because I wanted
to do something different;
I was tired of acting.
But the thing is, when I was done doing that,
I couldn't get a job.
- Mickey Rourke

A couple of guys won Academy Awards for the things that I turned down.
Today, after coming to terms with everything,
after being in therapy for a long time-there are areas where I will compromise.
- Mickey Rourke

I had some things I had to fix.
It took me 14 years to do it.
But it was never really fun back in the day to work
with directors who were a lot older and were like authoritarian
and talking to you like that.
- Mickey Rourke

It was the most fun I've ever had on a movie.
It was one of the happiest times in my life.
I was living in New York, and I really enjoyed acting at the time.
Also, it's funny because that was also the time when I went downhill.
- Mickey Rourke

I trained like an animal, but the thing is focus and concentration.
When the bell rings it's like when the little red light goes on over the camera.
And I can usually nail my lines on the first or second
take because I'm right there.
- Mickey Rourke

All I am hoping for is to be able to work -
I think my best work is still ahead of me -
I think all that I have been through in the last several
years have only made me a better,
more interesting actor.
- Mickey Rourke

They asked me why I was wearing heels,
and I said, I'm trying to hide my ass.
They gave me a prosthetic behind.
- Michael Rosenbaum

The doctors say it dates back to a film where I had
these huge prosthetic breasts because my character was breast-feeding.
The weight of them, and of the baby,
did my back in.
- Anna Friel

Everything was very specific and very fitted.
I can't tell you what we went through for this job
in regards to full body scans and the prosthetic process
that you go through and all that kind of stuff,
but everything was done very specifically to fit you perfectly.
- Julian McMahon

I had to get used to wearing a mask and wearing a prosthetic
and performing with those things while singing and
expressing myself through stylized movement,
while keeping it as human as possible so the audience
could be closer to the horror of the Phantom.
- Gerard Butler

But I think our humour is exactly the same today.
Only, we've made rules now.
We've said we are not going to do prosthetic make-up scenes,
because when they take it off half your face comes off.
- Jennifer Saunders

Man has, as it were, become a kind of prosthetic God.
When he puts on all his auxiliary organs,
he is truly magnificent; but those organs have not
grown on him and they still give him much trouble at times.
- Sigmund Freud

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job,
tell 'em, Certainly I Can. -
and get busy and find out how to do it.
- Theodore Roosevelt

"How do you spell 'love'?" asked Piglet.
"You don't spell it...you feel it." answered Pooh.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me
was when one asked me what I thought,
and attended to my answer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nobody has ever asked the nuclear family to live
all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support,
we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

One day Alice came to a fork in the road
and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
"Which road do I take?" she asked.
His responses was a question: "Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
- Lewis Carroll

"We'll be Friends Forever, won't we, Pooh?" asked Piglet.
"Even longer," Pooh answered.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

My husband melted my heart the day he asked me,
"Can I participate in your wonder?"
In whose wonder do you get to participate today?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Time to Die:
A Zen teacher had a rare and priceless teacup.
One day, his precocious student accidentally broke the cup.
Hearing the footsteps of his teacher,
the student held the pieces of the cup behind his back.
When the master appeared, he asked: "Why do people have to die?"
"This is natural," explained the teacher.
"Everything has to die and has just so long to live."
The student showed the shattered cup, saying,
"It was time for your cup to die."
- Traditional Zen Koan

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way
so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
- Emo Philips

The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet
and steady and loyal and enduring a nature
that it will last through a whole lifetime,
if not asked to lend money.
- Mark Twain

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
- Bernard Baruch

I am regularly asked what the average Internet user
can do to ensure his security.
My first answer is usually 'Nothing;
you're screwed'.
- Bruce Scheneier

My mother asked me what I wanted for my birthday,
so I said I wanted to read poetry with her.
- Guy Johnson

My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and
I told him of course he could,
so long as he didn't take it out of my garden.
- Eric Morecambe

All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart,
will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.
- Martin Luther

So you think that money is the root of all evil.
Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?
- Ayn Rand

I was married by a judge.
I should have asked for a jury.
- Groucho Marx

If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house,
I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming,
the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.
- Gaston Bachelard

I would think: Stay close to the implants!
They must know something because they keep getting asked backstage!
- Moon Unit Zappa

Although he's regularly asked to do so,
God does not take sides in American politics.
- George J. Mitchell

The director took my face in his hands and asked me to show him my teeth,
as with a horse.
This happened on a Wednesday, and by the following Monday I was shooting.
- Victoria Abril

Some people think that prayer just means asking for things,
and if they fail to receive exactly what they asked for,
they think the whole thing is a fraud.
- Gerald Vann

I asked no odds and I give none.
A guy got in my way, I run over him.
- Enos Slaughter

Asked why they wanted to fight, the young women said they enjoyed it,
just as some men and boys do.
- Katherine Dunn

I was asked to be in Vogue but I said no.
I didn't want to advertise make-up.
I didn't want to be seen as a sex symbol.
- Francesca Annis

I was so flattered to be asked to be in the movies -
the idea of being paid to act was heady stuff.
- Piper Laurie

I've often talked about that, and I've been asked that
a couple of times and my feeling are that if you have a good show,
a bad host will not even hurt the show.
- Wink Martindale

Advancement only comes with habitually doing more than you are asked.
- Gary Ryan Blair

The Paramount executives were so pleased with Sunset
Boulevard that they asked me to do a publicity tour.
- Gloria Swanson

I think these are very improper questions for any American to be asked,
especially under such compulsion as this.
I would be very glad to tell you my life if you want to hear of it.
- Pete Seeger

I have to be asked, I guess, but I love the idea of marriage.
I think it's beautiful.
I'm such a romantic, and I always have been.
- Portia de Rossi

I have the Pleasure to assure you Congress pay particular
Attention to the Defence of New Jersey,
and hitherto have denied us nothing which we have Asked for that Purpose.
- Abraham Clark

The fifties - they seem to have taken place on a sunny
afternoon that asked nothing of you except a drifting
belief in the moment and its power to satisfy.
- Elizabeth Hardwick

Marriage is one of the most sacred human institutions.
I asked our Senators, as many South Dakotans have done,
to protect marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
- Mike Rounds

At the Day of Judgment, we shall not be asked what we have read,
but what we have done.
- Thomas Kempis

This Administration has led us into an area without vision.
Bush has no clear understanding of what is being asked of the citizens,
and the military is under his direction.
- Martin Sheen

The Dalai Lama was once asked for his favorite chant,
and he said it was better not to have a favorite anything,
which I think is a great thought.
- Jeremy Piven

In my first film, I was a basketball player.
Like every good actor, I lied when they asked me if I could play.
- David Morse

When you are asked if you can do a job,
tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.
- Theodore Roosevelt

I have no physical courage, I've asked for a double.
- Catherine Deneuve

What do you do if you are asked to do a job,
first by the Prime Minister, and then by the King? How can you refuse?
- Lord Mountbatten

Then I would have an occasional cigarette and then I started back dipping.
I started dipping last year.
My family has asked me again to stop,
and I'm trying my best to do that.
- Payne Stewart

Can you imagine what Bush would say if someone like
Hugo Chavez asked him for a little piece of land to install a military base,
and he only wanted to plant a Venezuelan flag there?
- Jose Saramago

All we are asked to bear we can bear.
- Elizabeth Goudge

And, of course, it must be asked: is it proper to transact
with the Turks for the most reassured of Greek possessions
when Greece is under Turkish invasion and subjugation?
- Melina Mercouri


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