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Thomas Kretschmann Quotes and Sayings

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I don't pretend anything anymore.
I don't have time, desire or energy to calculate anymore.
- Thomas Kretschmann

Acting is all about truth and honesty,
and the sensitivity that's capable of transporting you.
- Thomas Kretschmann

I don't see a film industry in Germany.
They have a great TV culture, but how many German films are really exciting?
- Thomas Kretschmann

I'm proud of the fact that I made my way in life very rigorously.
I was a bit too stubborn when it came to certain things,
which was unnecessary, like getting independent from and leaving Germany.
- Thomas Kretschmann

 

I figured out, I guess, that the job just makes me
happy if it's not number one.
So if it all works, great.
If it doesn't, I still go home, look at my kids,
and I have a big smile on my face.
- Thomas Kretschmann

My reputation was a bit exaggerated.
Things were written in newspapers, then copied,
then doubled.
One of the reasons why I never disclaimed that,
was because I found it amusing.
But I also constructed such an image for myself in
order to gain more of a private life.
- Thomas Kretschmann

I experienced a lot, and achieved nearly everything I wanted.
I can enjoy that today.
Go to bed at nine in the evening, because my child wakes up around seven,
without having the feeling that I missed or are missing something.
- Thomas Kretschmann

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I've worked with many directors, good ones and bad ones.
So if I have a chance to work the good ones,
I better put myself in their hands, and trust them,
because that's my big opportunity to be different,
and to be better than usual.
- Thomas Kretschmann

I thought that if you come across as a freak,
there will be some kind of distance.
Maybe the distance became excessive.
I realized that people were afraid of me without knowing me.
- Thomas Kretschmann

We are what we pretend to be,
so we must be careful what we pretend to be.
- Kurt Vonnegut

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

The greatest way to live with honor in this world
is to be what we pretend to be.
- Socrates

We should not pretend to understand
the world only by the intellect;
we apprehend it just as much by feeling.
Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is,
at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest,
also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
- Carl Jung

I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colors.
I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and
am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.
- Winston Churchill

My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.
- Mitch Hedberg

I feel exuberant. I don't pretend.
- Bono

I like to pretend that my art has nothing to do with me.
- Roy Lichtenstein

I wouldn't pretend to tell you we don't pay our lawyers well.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

Let's not pretend that abortion isn't about the mass slaughter of innocents.
- Michael Aston

Flying back from New York, the flight attendant said 'God,
I wished you were here yesterday, we had a stroke on the plane.
I said, if I have a stroke on a plane,
I hope the pretend doctor isn't the one on the plane.
I want a real doctor.
- Anthony Edwards

Everyone knows we get paid a lot of money,
so why pretend otherwise?
- Catherine Zeta-Jones

The Left Elite only pretend to be concerned about what's
best for everyone else because it is the most effective
way to manipulate you and your children into their abyss.
- Tammy Bruce

You have to put on more faces to pretend who you are.
- Nell Carter

Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.
- Sun Tzu

To pretend, I actually do the thing:
I have therefore only pretended to pretend.
- Jacques Derrida

To be able to pretend to be something that I'm frankly
not is very liberating and exciting.
- Hugh Laurie

Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions,
and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them.
- David Hume

Men pretend they don't like to be nagged,
but they love it, really.
It makes them feel wanted.
- Denise Van Outen

Acting was something that just came along.
But I made good money, so it wasn't something I was
just going to put aside and pretend it didn't exist.
- Kurt Russell

In talking, shyness and timidity distort the very meaning of my words.
I don't pretend to know anybody well.
People are like shadows to me and I am like a shadow.
- Gwen John

A lot of my audience are in their 50s.
But they want me to pretend to continue to be pretending.
- Pete Townshend

What I'm dealing with is sound.
I don't pretend to be dealing with music.
I'm just dealing with sound elements,
textures and sounds.
- Bill Laswell

It is always self-defeating to pretend to a generation younger than your own;
it simply erases your own experience in history.
- Renata Adler

Hear the birds? Sometimes I like to pretend that I'm
deaf and I try to imagine what it's like not to be able to hear them.
It's not that bad.
- Larry David

I wanted to be left alone to live my life,
so it was very easy for people to pretend that they were me.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Your mind can't always tell the difference between
pretend and reality if you pretend too long;
or if you go too deep and really believe in what you're doing.
- Annabella Sciorra

I'd love to be a saxophonist.
I don't know why, but I pretend I'm the saxophonist when I listen to music.
I have about as much chance playing the sax as I do learning how to fly.
- Richard Price

Everyone was going to play their part honestly,
and not try and pretend to be good or bad guys.
- Stephen Hopkins

Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous.
- Chanakya

I had a friend, and we always used to pretend to be twins.
We had this fantasy about going to Hollywood together.
We were about four.
- Radha Mitchell

The more I like me, the less I want to pretend to be other people.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

She belongs to a race of delightful women,
who never do any harm, whom everybody calls good,
and who are very severe on those who do not pretend to be good.
- Gilbert Parker

I pretend something scary is in front of me.
- Heather O'Rourke

You are about to have your first experience with a Greek lunch.
I will kill you if you pretend to like it.
- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Whoever you pretend to be, you must face yourself eventually.
- Al Stewart

I don't know what else I could do but pretend to be an actor.
- Alec Guinness

Lots of times you have to pretend to join a parade
in which you're not really interested in order to get where you're going.
- Christopher Morley

People discuss my art and pretend to understand as
if it were necessary to understand,
when it's simply necessary to love.
- Claude Monet

But we try to pretend, you see, that the external world
exists altogether independently of us.
- Alan Watts

I try never to wear my own clothes, I pretend I'm someone else.
- David Byrne

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

It is foolish to pretend that one is fully recovered
from a disappointed passion.
Such wounds always leave a scar.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I wonder: when a Jehovah's Witness dies and goes to Heaven,
does God hide behind the door and pretend He's not home?
- Brian Celio

I wrote The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God in five hours,
but I had it all planned out.
It isn't poetry and it does not pretend to be,
but it does what it sets out to do.
- J. Milton Hayes

By vulgarity I mean that vice of civilization which
makes man ashamed of himself and his next of kin,
and pretend to be somebody else.
- Solomon Schechter

As a kid I used to pretend I was John Denver,
of all people, and play the guitar and sing Take Me Home,
Country Roads.
- Skeet Ulrich

I knew nothing about martial arts.
And I don't really like it!
But in the film, I not only had to pretend that I knew all about it,
I had to be the best at it.
That was very difficult.
- Ziyi Zhang

I've never had to pretend to be having sex with somebody.
I'm like the queen of the foreplay dissolve.
- Julia Roberts

If some peoples pretend that history or geography gives
them the right to subjugate other races,
nations, or peoples, there can be no peace.
- Ludwig von Mises

I am not an angel and do not pretend to be.
That is not one of my roles.
But I am not the devil either.
I am a woman and a serious artist, and I would like so to be judged.
- Maria Callas

There are divers men who make a great show of loyalty,
and pretend to such discretion in the hidden things they hear,
that at the end folk come to put faith in them.
- Marie de France

The economic and political roots of the conflicts are
too strong for us to pretend to create a lasting state
of harmonious understanding between men.
- Alva Myrdal

The great and almost only comfort about being a woman
is that one can always pretend to be more stupid than
one is and no one is surprised.
- Freya Stark

When you have spent an important part of your life playing Let's Pretend,
it's often easy to see symbolism where none exists.
- Gene Tierney

The past is what you remember, imagine you remember,
convince yourself you remember, or pretend you remember.
- Harold Pinter

Let's not pretend that all of a sudden,
this is some new system.
- Mark Shields

Winter testing is essential but there comes a point
where you have had enough of all the rehearsals and the pretend racing.
You just want to get down to the real action.
- Damon Hill

An awful lot of gay pop stars pretend to be straight.
I'm going to start a movement of straight pop stars pretending to be gay.
- Robbie Williams

I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment
to be called an agnostic.
I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -
that is all that agnosticism means.
- Clarence Darrow

I do not pretend to start with precise questions.
I do not think you can start with anything precise.
You have to achieve such precision as you can,
as you go along.
- Bertrand Russell

During Breaking The Waves, I was on my own in a hotel room.
I think I would have been impossible to live with.
When you go home, you have to pretend to be the person you are at home.
- Emily Watson


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