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Tommy Lee Jones Quotes and Sayings

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Acting is fun for me and it doesn't really matter how,
whether it's hard work or easy work,
it's always fun.
- Tommy Lee Jones

I don't fight anybody anytime or anywhere.
- Tommy Lee Jones

If military movies were automatically successful we'd
make nothing but military movies.
But seriously, patriotism is one thing that all Americans have in common.
- Tommy Lee Jones

I look upon pride as a sin.
- Tommy Lee Jones

 

A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers
of acting and reasoning as fear.
- Edmund Burke

Manage the remarkable balance between acting
from your heart and close to your gifts
with completing the obligations
that your labor and tasks require of you.
Leverage opportunity AND seize joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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The creation of something new
is not accomplished by the intellect
but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.
The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
- Carl Jung

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

I can see clearly now...
that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and
more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate.
- Richard M. Nixon

Acting school was summer camp, and I needed concentration camp.
I had so many different ideas swirling between culture
and how to tie things together.
- Ajay Naidu

I pick up a lot of stuff from them, but I don't think
there's any great trick to acting.
- Jason Statham

I feel I'm two people: I have my interest in acting
and I have a lot of other political interests I'd like to pursue.
- Alec Baldwin

So I don't think I'm gonna pull my head into my shell
just because a bunch of people start acting like idiots.
- Todd Rundgren

Now that I've got some films under my belt,
I have the courage of my convictions regarding acting.
It gives me a leg to stand on.
- Mira Sorvino

Seeing The English Patient is wonderfully draining,
but imagine acting in it for six months.
- Kristin Scott Thomas

With acting, it was really more of a general kind of
experience of really just loving being in the theater.
- Marisa Tomei

A producer has to know all about everything from set-building to costumes to acting.
- Alan Ladd

I kind of fell into acting, but I have sung and trained
since I was in the eighth grade.
- Tia Carrere

I started acting before that when I was about 13 or 14.
- Stephen Dorff

I love acting, but it's much more fun taking the kids to the zoo.
- Nicole Kidman

Acting is the perfect idiot's profession.
- Katharine Hepburn

And after you've done the acting, there's a lot of
places you can put your input -
in the editing,
in the production of it, in the rewriting of it and so on.
- Paul Reiser

I jumped into acting because it was fun.
It was tougher when I had to take my fun seriously.
- Chris Noth

Acting...
was the biggest charge I ever had.
What other artist has it so good? Approval so quick?
- Elia Kazan

There is some sadness for me now about acting because
it used to be that there was a reverence for actors.
- Estelle Parsons

My parents went crazy when they found out that I had
gotten the part in Conversations With My Father!
I'd never given acting a thought.
They were proud of me and very encouraging.
- David Krumholtz

And I used to write novels and little stories and compositions and I -
but I put them away because I started acting when I was 17.
So there wasn't much time.
- Joan Collins

Acting is what I do.
It's not what I solely define myself as.
- Meg Ryan

It is an accepted commonplace in psychology that the
spiritual level of people acting as a crowd is far
lower than the mean of each individual's intelligence or morality.
- Christian Lous Lange

There's nothing more boring than unintelligent actors,
because all they have to talk about is themselves and acting.
There have to be other things.
- Tim Robbins

I don't know what that Method is.
Acting is life, to me, and should be.
- Vivien Leigh

The camera does not like acting.
The camera is only interested in filming behaviour.
So you damn well learn your lines until you know them inside out,
while standing on your head!
- Ben Kingsley

I had never done any serious acting before,
but I decided that it was a chance that I should take.
- Helena Christensen

Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly.
- Rosalind Russell

I couldn't do an acting job just to be working.
It really had to have some soul to it.
- Marcia Cross

I'll keep on acting 'til they wipe the drool.
I like the business.
I like to do different parts and diverse characters.
I haven't lost my enthusiasm yet!
- Robert Duvall

I think I have been very lucky as far as my acting career goes.
- Natasha Henstridge

At least when you're acting you can be someone.
In front of the camera you have to be yourself.
And who am I?
- Stephen Rea

Acting kind of pays my bills more than music does.
- Marla Sokoloff

Acting is a very limited form of expression and those
who take it seriously are very limited people.
I take it seriously.
- Judy Holliday

The failure of The Cable Guy impacted my career.
I had to start writing and acting again.
- Ben Stiller

Acting doesn't bring anything to a text.
On the contrary, it detracts from it.
- Elaine Dundy

Acting is way of making yourself exist.
- Stephen Rea

I love acting and I still want to do it,
but I've such an instinct for directing,
it's something that comes naturally to me.
It's why I'm here on this planet.
- Julie Delpy

When I graduated college I needed to make money while I was pursuing acting,
so I read screenplays and made a living writing coverage on them for studios.
- Sasha Alexander

I had to study acting to basically educate myself.
- Boris Kodjoe

Well, acting was just in me and I tried to avoid it.
I didn't want to do what my parents did,
you know?
- Corbin Bernsen

Faked enthusiasm is worse than bad acting -
it is bad acting with the intent to deceive.
- Bo Bennett

I am a proud participant of the Spencer Tracy School of Acting:
Know your lines,
don't bump into the furniture.
- Danny Bonaduce

There's a whole catalogue of actors that never went to acting school.
- Dennis Farina

To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport,
where you have five acting as one.
You become selfless.
- Mike Krzyzewski

In the end, it's acting, it's not real.
But every director will tell you that you have to create
conditions that create tension,
because tension is what makes drama feel real.
- Paul Greengrass

Acting means living, it's all I do and all I'm good at.
If I weren't getting paid well, I would still be acting
in a small troupe somewhere.
- Morgan Freeman

It will be thought that I am acting strangely in concerning
myself at this day with what appears at first sight
and simply a well-known method of fortune-telling.
- Arthur E. Waite

With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it.
There has to be, otherwise it's just not acting.
It's lying.
- Johnny Depp

I'm addicted to Altoids.
I call them 'acting pills.'
- Harrison Ford

When I first started acting, and we would all sit down
and talk about Shakespeare and how great it was.
I thought well, I suppose it is.
- Judy Davis

After this whole acting thing is over and done,
you eventually have to be human.
Some people are never human.
It's very weird.
- Joe Rogan

In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man,
depends on the opinion of his fellow men.
He is constantly acting a studied part.
- Jeremy Collier

You know something, if you're not acting,
you're not an actor - you've gotta work.
No way around it.
- Lance Henriksen

One of the things I love about acting is that it reveals
a certain something about yourself,
but it doesn't reveal your own personal story.
- Jessica Lange

I used to go home at night and just shake,
because I had no idea that's what acting was gonna be.
- Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

I was at an acting academy for seven years prior to the trial.
- Kato Kaelin

Usually in a battle sequence when a bomb is going off,
you forget you're acting.
- Charlie Sheen

To me, all writing is like music.
And especially dialogue.
I studied music in college; that is what I wanted to be,
a composer.
Acting got me sidetracked.
- Dirk Benedict

Acting for me is not that quid pro quo.
- Tom Wilkinson

I used to be a dancer, and for me it was a really good
combination of dance and acting.
- Patricia Velasquez

You don't know when you're being watched.
That's one of the weird things about celebrity.
It's my least favorite part of acting,
celebrity.
- Denzel Washington

I was involved in music, acting, and some running,
but my firm wish was to become a doctor.
That was the formative age when I had decided on the pattern of my career.
- Roger Bannister

I don't have any love for this business or the game or for acting.
This is my day job.
- Terrence Howard


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