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Tony Shalhoub Quotes and Sayings

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All I wanted with that film was to represent the possibility
that there might be normal people who are Muslim or
Arab with the same fears,
responsibilities, hopes.
- Tony Shalhoub

I'm impossible to direct.
I couldn't get myself to do anything.
- Tony Shalhoub

With what's happened in the world the last three years,
it's easier to see why it's become popular again to
diminish and revile Arabs and Muslims in American popular culture.
- Tony Shalhoub

I don't look as handsome in Men in Black 2 as I did in the first one.
- Tony Shalhoub

 

You're not really necessarily the coolest guy in their life.
You are a conduit to the really cool people.
- Tony Shalhoub

To my fellow nominees, whoever they are -
I'm not that familiar with their work -
I just want to say,
there's always next year - except, you know,
for Ray Romano .
- Tony Shalhoub

I come from a really big family, my father was a businessman
and what he always instilled in us was to be your own boss.
My father built up his business, and he was by no means a rich man,
but he figured out how to work four-and-a-half days a week.
- Tony Shalhoub

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It was really an experience, being my first time directing a movie.
The scenes that I was in, Brooke really directed me all the time.
And the scenes that both of us were in,
Brooke directed those.
Come to think of it, Brooke directed most of the scenes.
- Tony Shalhoub

And Big Night, I think by the end the brothers find that balance,
when they touch each other on the shoulder over breakfast
and it's understood that what should never have driven
them apart almost drove them apart.
I think that's a true moment.
- Tony Shalhoub

I was one of those people who put too much emphasis
on work and career and material possessions,
and it took its toll on all my relationships,
on my physical health, my emotional and mental health.
- Tony Shalhoub

I still think of myself as a stage actor.
When I do film and television I try to implement what
I was taught to do in theatre,
to try to stretch into characters that are far from myself.
- Tony Shalhoub

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand.
"I just wanted to be sure of you."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Today is the right day to do
what you have long wanted to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket.
- Charles Simic

I wanted to marry a girl just like my mom.
- Michael Bergin

I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument.
He told me to knock myself out.
- Jay London

My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw,
the more of it I wanted to see.
- Paul Getty

Love cannot endure indifference.
It needs to be wanted.
Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart,
or its flame burns low.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things
no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving
America a new sense of purpose.
- Andy Rooney

I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
I wish my grandmother had done the same.
I wanted my girls to know me.
- Carol Burnett

I wanted to know the name of every stone
and flower and insect and bird and beast.
I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life -
but there was no one to tell me.
- George Washington Carver

Designers are very fickle.
I never wanted to be a victim of that.
You're in one minute, out the next.
- Tyra Banks

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford

There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic,
violent father.
He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.
- Dean Koontz

In my prayers I never said I needed a home.
I said I wanted a sanctuary.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 11 years of age.
- Johnnie Cochran

I drank some boiling water because I wanted to whistle.
- Mitch Hedberg

I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever
wanted to leave our house.
- Anthony Anderson

After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her,
and after half an hour
I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.
- the movie Take the Money and Run (1969)

I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered
my father as somebody I wanted to please.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

This is a wonderful way to celebrate an 80th birthday...
I wanted to be 65 again, but they wouldn't let me -
Homeland Security.
- Art Buchwald

I wanted to be with the kind of people I'd grown up with,
but you can't go back to them and be one of them again,
no matter how hard you try.
- Ethel Waters

My boyfriend and I broke up.
He wanted to get married and I didn't want him to.
- Rita Rudner

Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix,
but I could never quite pull it off.
- Bryan Ferry

If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets.
- Mel Brooks

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I
should have been more specific.
- Lily Tomlin

Growing up, I wanted desperately to please,
to be a good girl.
- Claire Danes

Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American
people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.
- Barry Commoner

I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn't have one.
So I got a cake.
- Mitch Hedberg

I always imagined I could be what I wanted to be.
- Chris Brown

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

I wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia.
I, uh, I wanted to meet interesting
and stimulating people of an ancient culture,
and kill them.
- the movie Full Metal Jacket

If God wanted us to bend over he'd put diamonds on the floor.
- Joan Rivers

I have often wanted to drown my troubles,
but I can't get my wife to go swimming.
- Anonymous

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

Both my mother and father were very supportive of any
career move any of us wanted to make.
- James Gandolfini

I wanted to be complete, because I figured that,
visually, there was an avenue to explore with painted stuff.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

I wanted to become a champ - I was surrounded by champs
in my family and in my neighborhood -
and because of this stupid accident,
I lost my opportunity.
- Olivier Martinez

I wanted to be a decorator.
I wanted to interior design homes and do everything myself.
- Ursula Andress

No, in 1968 I still wanted to be a Pop Star,
and be about the music.
Now, I want to be just about the music.
- Peter Tork

I went to my last three years of high school in New Jersey.
I just wanted to act, you know?
- Stacey Dash

I couldn't imagine what Fox thought they were doing,
contemplating such a jagged protagonist for a prime-time drama.
I only knew that I wanted the role very much.
- Hugh Laurie

I wanted to just do a one-act play for 26 minutes,
with commercials at the beginning and end.
For years, I couldn't get my way.
They wanted to interrupt three times.
- Norman Lear

I wanted to make people happy, if only for an hour.
- Busby Berkeley

I was quite surprised how easily people wanted to pigeonhole things I've done.
- Bill Forsyth

Cambodia wanted no part of SEATO.
We would look after ourselves as neutrals and Buddhists.
- Norodom Sihanouk

We have a growing new fan base, and we wanted to get out now,
and play now, and the timing was right.
- Nikki Sixx

I wrote my first novel because I wanted to read it.
- Toni Morrison

I didn't put out this album because I wanted everybody to know I was grown up.
I'm 21 and that's not grown up.
- Justin Timberlake

My mother always wanted me to be glamorous.
When I thought about that, it really fired me up,
and once I lost all those pounds, I started to feel
really good about myself.
- Etta James

I hoped that it would be possible to slide slowly from
my public life back to the life of teaching and writing
that I had always wanted.
But things didn't work out that way.
- Charles Van Doren

I knew I could live no other way, that the one thing
I wanted was to act and do it well.
- Juliette Lewis

I was thinking about what I wanted to write next,
after my first novel, and had decided that I wanted
to write a story with a lot of strong female characters in it.
- Joan D. Vinge

I stopped acting because I had other passions I wanted to pursue.
- Tina Yothers

I wanted to hear the songs in the way that I had written them,
which was very basic.
All I wanted was drums and another guitar,
and I was just going to sing.
- Thurston Moore

The longer the game went on, you got the feeling that
neither side really wanted to lose.
- Mark Lawrenson

The cool thing about being famous is traveling.
I have always wanted to travel across seas,
like to Canada and stuff.
- Britney Spears


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