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Willem Dafoe Quotes and Sayings

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The worst thing is to get involved with people who
aren't passionate about what they're doing.
- Willem Dafoe

Weirdness is not my game.
I'm just a square boy from Wisconsin.
- Willem Dafoe

Film is fragmented and gets into lots of other people's hands.
There are a lot of pleasures that theatre gives me.
You get to perform uninterrupted.
- Willem Dafoe

I'll never be able to really see a film that I'm in.
- Willem Dafoe

 

The mask can be a limitation, but you just deal with it.
You do get superhuman strength and pumpkin bombs and
all this other stuff to express yourself with.'
- Willem Dafoe

One of the pleasures of being an actor is quite simply
taking a walk in someone else's shoes.
And when I look at the roles I've played,
I'm kind of amazed at all the wonderful adventures
I've had and the different things I've learned.
- Willem Dafoe

I wish to Christ I could make up a really great lie.
Sometimes, after an interview, I say to myself,
'Man, you were so honest - can't you have some fun?
Can't you do some really down and dirty lying?' But
the puritan in me thinks that if I tell a lie,
I'll be punished.
- Willem Dafoe

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I'm one of those people who when I go over a bridge,
I want to jump.
It's just this intense tickle in the back of my throat.
It's like I'm on the verge the whole time I'm walking over that bridge,
and I'm not going to get a release until I jump.
- Willem Dafoe

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie PHOTO

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

The worst prison would be a closed heart.
- Pope John Paul II

Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Improve what you can
and accept all the rest of life
just as it comes.
Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

We fear both the best and the worst in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A true friend sees the good in everything,
and brings out the best in the worst of things.
- Sasha Azevedo

If you were a warrior,
you would know that the worst thing
one can do is confront human beings directly.
- Carlos Castaneda

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Poverty is the worst form of violence.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The freedom we are looking for
is the freedom to be ourselves,
to express ourselves. But if we look at our lives
we will see that most of the time
we do things just to please others ...
The worst part is that most of us
are not even aware that we are not free.
-Don Miguel Ruiz

Your worst days are never so bad
that you are beyond the reach of God's grace.
And your best days are never so good
that you are beyond the need of God's grace.
- Anonymous

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend,
one human soul whom we can trust utterly,
who knows the best and worst of us,
and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
- Charles Kingsley

Self-pity is our worst enemy
and if we yield to it,
we can never do anything wise in this world.
- Helen Keller

There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world,
and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
- Winston Churchill

The worst vice of the solitary is the worship of his food.
- Cyril Connolly

The very idea of true patriotism is lost,
and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes.
A patriot, sir!
Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!
- Robert Walpole

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure.
I make mistakes, I am out of control
and at times hard to handle.
But if you can't handle me at my worst,
then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe

The worst government is often the most moral.
One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane.
But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.
- H. L. Mencken

The worst feeling in the world is the homesickness
that comes over a man occasionally when he is at home.
- Edgar Watson Howe

Defeat is not the worst of failures.
Not to have tried is the true failure.
- George Edward Woodberry

The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy,
is government.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Shareware tends to combine the worst of commercial
software with the worst of free software.
- Linus Torvalds

The worst part of success is to try to find
someone who is happy for you.
- Bette Midler

Power is always dangerous.
Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.
- Edward Abbey

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.
- William Penn

Oh no, I can't do anything to the death.
Doctor's orders. You see, I have this ulcer condition,
and death is the worst thing for it.
- the movie Love and Death

Remote villages and communities have lost their identity,
and their peace and charm have been sacrificed to that worst of abominations,
the automobile.
- James Norman Hall

Science may have found a cure for most evils;
but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

If it turns out that there IS a God,
I don't think that he's evil.
I think that the worst you can say about him
is that basically he's an underachiever.
- the movie Love and Death

Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil;
in its worst state,
an intolerable one.
- Thomas Paine

I criticize those critics.
The reason being that they're doing one of the worst
things that ever can be done to an actor,
which is to say, Look, you do what we like you to do or else.
- James Lipton

Expect the best, Prepare for the worst.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah

The best thing commercially, which is the worst artistically,
by and large, is the most successful.
- Orson Welles

Republicans use think tanks to come up with a lot of their messages.
The think tanks are the single worst,
most undisciplined example of communication I've ever seen.
- Frank Luntz

After I was fired from Disney, I did some of the worst movies ever made.
- Tommy Kirk

A story is not finished, until it took the worst turn.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

Quayle said the worst thing that happened to him was
that he never trusted his own judgment.
I said from now on I am going to go with my own judgment.
- Mike Tyson

Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give to some people.
- J. B. Priestley

Australia is a huge rest home, where no unwelcome news
is ever wafted on to the pages of the worst newspapers in the world.
- Germaine Greer

I think trying too hard to be sexy is the worst thing
in the world a woman can do.
- Christian Bale

Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because
it makes a victim of both parties.
- Gene Tierney

I'm the worst person to ask about how to get noticed.
It took me 25 years.
- Dirk Benedict

I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst.
- Marcus Valerius Martial

The worst thing I could be thinking is how could I be a cool bass player.
- Mike Gordon

Highly educated bores are by far the worst;
they know so much,
in such fiendish detail, to be boring about.
- Louis Kronenberger

I never imagined my life would be the way that it has
been for the past 30 years.
I have had the best experiences a person can have-and the worst as well.
- Columba Bush

Perfectionism is not a quest for the best.
It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves,
the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough -
that we should try again.
- Julia Cameron

Have you ever talked to someone, and you're not even
really talking to them? Actors are the worst for that.
- Joe Rogan

The great thing about movies is that they're collaborative.
And the worst thing is that they're collaborative.
- Jeffrey Wright

To be a book-collector is to combine the worst characteristics
of a dope fiend with those of a miser.
- Robertson Davies

The worst constructed play is a Bach fugue when compared to life.
- Helen Hayes

Man has done a lot to make himself dangerous and animals
get the worst of all of it.
But then, man too is an animal.
- Don Van Vliet

Be assured those will be thy worst enemies,
not to whom thou hast done evil, but who have done evil to thee.
And those will be thy best friends, not to whom thou hast done good,
but who have done good to thee.
- Tacitus

Any ideal system is its own worst enemy,
and as soon as you start to implement these visions of grandeur,
they just fall apart and turn into a complete tyranny.
- Ben Nicholson


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