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William Petersen Quotes and Sayings

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Grissom is a character who doesn't really want people
poking around in his life.
He likes to poke around in his work.
- William Petersen

Grissom is pretty asexual.
He's not that interested in anything other than work -
except for Lady Heather.
She's the closest to getting his heart of anyone.
- William Petersen

One of the things I love about theater,
one of the reasons I'll never give it up,
is that it's fifty percent the audience's responsibility.
- William Petersen

When we get involved in the ratings,
then we're doing the network's job.
We need to focus on our work.
- William Petersen

 

I had panic attacks during rehearsal.
There were times when I really thought I wasn't going to be able to do it.
- William Petersen

Basically, we are a whole world of people desperately
trying to figure out what is the dark side of our natures
and how much can we explore without becoming something else.
- William Petersen

Corporate Hollywood thinks I'm a geek to go back and do theater.
They don't understand why I don't want to be a movie star,
why I'm not pursuing Mel Gibson's roles.
- William Petersen

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If I could change on thing about myself,
I would: Have better knees.
Mine are shot because of injuries.
You're only as good as your legs, whether you're an athlete or an actor.
- William Petersen

I've never been in this business for the recognition or the awards.
I just want to do good work, grab a decent paycheck,
and move onto the next job.
- William Petersen

Sure, I always chose rebels to identify with -
I still do -
but to me a rebel isn't so much someone who breaks
the law as someone who goes against the odds.
- William Petersen

The show can go on without me, and probably will,
but I want to come back to act in Chicago.
My wife and I just bought a condo downtown,
and I want to do theater.
- William Petersen

Now I'm seen by more people in one episode than I was
in 20 years of theatre and movies.
It's gratifying to have an impact on 25 million people a night,
but I can say goodbye to my lunch-pail life as a working actor.
I'm scared I might be a celebrity.
- William Petersen

We knew all along we were making a good show,
so its success was not a surprise to me.
What has surprised me is the magnitude of this show's success.
More people see me now in one episode than saw me in
20 years of movies and theater!
- William Petersen

Grissom comes from a place where we know he had a deaf mother,
he was raised in a silent household,
on some level,
had a father who potentially was not around and he
learned what he knew by himself in the back yard,
with bugs and animals.
He's not comfortable being a supervisor and that's his problem.
- William Petersen

If I stayed a football player, my career would have been over 20 years ago.
As it is, my knees are shot.
I found I got the same good feeling in acting that I had in sports,
but I found I could have a more profound impact on people.
- William Petersen

Theater in Chicago will always be my first love.
It started careers for me and about 50 of my friends.
We all love coming back.
As soon as the TV show is over, I'll be back in Chicago,
doing live theater.
- William Petersen

I want to live and work in Chicago for the rest of my life.
You know when you were growing up and you wanted to
become president? What I want now is to be mayor of
this damned town in ten years.
- William Petersen

I was horrible at science and math.
I couldn't pass a test to save my life!
I'm surprised that it didn't take me until I was 20 to graduate.
That's why my role is so cool - Grissom is the complete opposite of me.
- William Petersen

The beard is here because I got tired of shaving and Grissom,
subsequently, got tired of shaving.
Grissom, like any other 50-year-old man,
is going through a series of mid-life changes.
Who knows, he may start drinking.
- William Petersen

I won't miss Grissom.
It was a complete life for me that's reached its end,
and it's reached it in the right way,
I think.
So I won't miss Grissom.
And I hope that the audience won't miss him either.
- William Petersen

I think you can find yourself on one of these shows
for a long period of time and think that all you'll
ever be able to do is that character.
Certainly people think of you that way.
- William Petersen

I didn't want to play a lawyer.
I didn't want to play a doctor.
I didn't want to play a single dad.
I wanted to do something I felt I could learn from,
something that would be a challenge and something that would not dry up.
- William Petersen

I've been telling anybody who would listen that I wanted
to do a series for the last 10 years.
But I wouldn't do it if I was just another cop pushing
bad guys up against the wall.
- William Petersen

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln PHOTO

Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
- Anonymous

Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering.
- Yoda, character in Star Wars movie

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

Society censors our actions,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can easily judge the character of others
by how they treat those who can
do nothing for them or to them.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
- Albert Einstein

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
- John Wooden

Society is a masked ball,
where every one hides his real character,
and reveals it by hiding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our actions are constrained by fear of reprisal,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We censor our actions, but
our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I look to a day when people will not be judged
by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experiences of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened,
vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
- Helen Keller

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

We can't control the impressions others form about us,
and the effort to do so only debases our character.
- Epictetus

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Judge your natural character
by what you do in your dreams.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

People grow through experience
if they meet life honestly and courageously.
This is how character is built.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

Imagine for yourself a character,
a model personality whose example you determine to follow,
in private as well as in public.
- Epictetus

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

Problem: attitude.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
- the character Morpheus in the movie The Matrix

Never put passion before principle.
Even if win, you lose.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

Fighting not good. But if must fight... win.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

The movie character Forrest Gump describing life
as being "like a box of chocolates,"
is such a positive upbeat way of
characterizing the uncertainty of life.
I have no idea what life will give me next,
but whatever it is, it will be sweet.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dreams are the touchstones of our character.
- Henry David Thoreau

You're standing on the threshold of success.
Don't look down, it'll make you dizzy.
- the character Timothy Q. Mouse in the Walt Disney movie Dumbo

What you want is irrelevant,
what you have chosen is at hand.
- Spock character in Star Trek VI movie

To deny the facts would be illogical.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

Ah, not everything is as seems...
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Change is the essential process of all existence.
- Spock character in Star Trek

You must unlearn what you have learned.
- the character Yoda in the movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Things are only impossible until they're not.
- Jean-Luc Picard, character in STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Humans do have an amazing capacity
for believing what they choose,
and excluding that which is painful.
- Spock (character in Star Trek television series)

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

The willow which bends to the tempest,
often escapes better than the oak which resists it;
and so in great calamities,
it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits
recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner
than those of a loftier character.
- Albert Schweitzer

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

How true Daddy's words were when he said:
all children must look after their own upbringing.
Parents can only give good advice
or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
Balance good, karate good. Everything good.
Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid


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