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Tom Berenger Quotes and Sayings

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Most of what gets made now, you laugh your way through,
go home and forget you've seen it.
- Tom Berenger

There's a hysterical, tired sense of humor that comes
after working 14 hours a day,
six days a week.
I like those things because they take the pressure off the constant stress.
- Tom Berenger

I like playing flawed characters, people who aren't perfect.
- Tom Berenger

I had already done a lot of research for Rough Riders,
keeping notebooks and old photographs.
Some of the books were antiques for that time period,
with the covers falling off.
- Tom Berenger

 

I didn't know how to go about preparing for the part
of someone who can't remember who he is.
The frustration angle is written in,
but there's also this incredible passive state.
- Tom Berenger

I was so exhausted after fighting for the project for five years,
shooting it was like the Bataan Death March.
- Tom Berenger

My mother, sister and I watched through the windows as my father gambled.
- Tom Berenger

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I guess if I weren't an actor, I'd be a history professor.
- Tom Berenger

Even my agents say, We don't know what this business is anymore.
- Tom Berenger

I've done about six comedies.
Oddly enough, the script came to me from one of the guys in Platoon.
- Tom Berenger

To people outside, they think, Gee, that's great.
You get to go here and there.
The other side of that is our expression,
This is location, not vacation.
- Tom Berenger

In this industry, the new owners prefer to kill anything
they weren't responsible for.
- Tom Berenger

Around mid-life everyone goes maniac a little bit.
- Tom Berenger

While I was doing these plays in the beginning,
I wasn't getting paid.
I thought of it more as a hobby.
Then I realized how seriously a lot of these people
took what they were doing.
- Tom Berenger

I have family obligations and all that stuff.
I get my kids six weeks in the summer,
which is a real intense period of time.
I'm with them every minute of the day.
- Tom Berenger

You can't think that you're playing a villain,
or you'll end up with a cartoon.
You have to think about him as a person and a hero.
- Tom Berenger

The Big Chill is one of those things that everybody can identify with.
Between eight characters, they can pick somebody who's somewhat like them.
- Tom Berenger

I came in on the tail end of the old school of Hollywood.
- Tom Berenger

I got to talking to an old actor, and he had a bunch
of stories about the Rough Riders.
- Tom Berenger

I don't care about being a star.
I can do a supporting role; I don't have to be a lead.
- Tom Berenger

Debra Winger doesn't let anything interfere with her performance,
which is the way it should be.
- Tom Berenger

I remember seeing Bill Hurt in New York once.
I talked to him on the phone around 1988 and that's about it.
I was shooting in New York and somebody said Glenn Close came by the set.
- Tom Berenger

This is all new to me, these re-releases.
I don't know how these things do.
I don't know if it will be people who saw it originally or young people.
- Tom Berenger

Take characters that Nicholson or De Niro play:
they're not always tough.
- Tom Berenger

Sometimes I think I'm real predictable to myself and other times...
you always wonder, Is this really what I wanted to
do? Did I make a mistake? Should I be doing something else?
- Tom Berenger

I'm probably satisfied with my career 80 percent of the time.
- Tom Berenger

I wrote a script.
I actually enjoyed writing it more than acting.
It's about the Irish rebellion of 1920,
which is a fascinating period and place for me.
- Tom Berenger

I feel more comfortable doing films with groups of guys.
It's a lot easier for me.
There's a difference with women: you can't take them
to dinner every night and go crazy.
- Tom Berenger

I was kind of confused.
I thought, Well, if I get drafted, I'll go.
Everybody was very concerned with it.
I had friends who went.
Some that came back and some that didn't.
- Tom Berenger

Rough Riders took 13 weeks to shoot,
plus a week of training.
The same guy trained us trained the cast in Platoon.
Except, instead of radios, we used bugles to signal.
- Tom Berenger

We had training camp for a week, and we used the actual
military drills of that period.
We didn't have to work out much after hours,
because going up and down hills all day was a good workout in itself.
- Tom Berenger

These days, you can do a TV series for five years and
all of a sudden be on top of the business.
Features don't even run in theaters very long anymore
before going right to television.
- Tom Berenger

I don't think a director should have any kids.
I don't even think it's good for your physical health.
Even guys in their 30s look exhausted because directors never get enough sleep.
What I do is stressful enough.
- Tom Berenger

Every other movie is one of those action things.
I mean, 'Lost in Space'? A bunch of good actors running
around shooting at special effects on a soundstage?
I took my kids to see that and felt like I was on an acid trip.
- Tom Berenger

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

A man is a success if he gets up in
the morning and gets to bed at night,
and in between he does what he wants to do.
- Bob Dylan

I believe that anyone can conquer fear
by doing the things he fears to do,
provided he keeps doing them until he gets
a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Worrying is like a rocking chair,
it gives you something to do,
but it gets you nowhere.
- Glenn Turner

There is a crack in everything,
that's how the light gets in.
- Leonard Cohen

An optimist is one who makes the best
of what he gets the worst of.
- Anonymous

It is amazing how much you can accomplish
when it doesn't matter who gets the credit.
- Anonymous

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
- Joseph P. Kennedy

Keep moving. Don't stop. But don't rush.
Don't race around.
Sure and steady gets you there every time.
- Neale Donald Walsch

The Master acts without doing, and everything gets done.
- Lao Tzu

A true friend never gets in your way
unless you happen to be going down.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

The youth gets together his materials
to build a bridge to the moon,
or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth,
and, at length, the middle-aged man
concludes to build a woodshed with them.
- Henry David Thoreau

When life gets you down -
just put on your big girl panties and deal with it.
- Anonymous humor

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind
and proving that there is no need to do so,
almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

The early bird gets the worm,
but the second mouse gets the cheese.
- Anonymous

When one gets angry, it is always angry AT someone -
perhaps a friend or spouse, perhaps a stranger,
perhaps the nameless "they" - "those people at the bank wronged me,"
perhaps God, or perhaps oneself.
In any case, when one gets angry,
they want to find someone to be "responsible" for what happened.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything that gets born dies.
- Morrie Schwartz

The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
- Andrew Carnegie

It's cookies, he smells like cookies,
and the smell gets stronger when he's in heat.
- the movie Michael

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
- Albert Einstein

The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.
- J. Paul Getty

Business is never so healthy as when,
like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets.
- Henry Ford

When the traveler goes alone he gets acquainted with himself.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife
an electric skillet for her birthday.
- Erma Bombeck

The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.
- Josh Billings

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect.
Everything gets reduced to essentials.
- Meryl Streep

It's a funny thing that when a man hasn't anything on earth to worry about,
he goes off and gets married.
- Robert Frost

Don't let your ego get too close to your position,
so that if your position gets shot down,
your ego doesn't go with it.
- Colin Powell

For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation.
It gets the hurt out in the open into the light,
out of the darkness.
- Reba McEntire

I would love a family.
I'm at the age where the wish for a child gets stronger.
But who knows.
- Cameron Diaz

Nobody ever gets to see what could have been.
- the 2010 movie Charlie St. Cloud

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
- Robert Frost

The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at
seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.
- Jean Kerr


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