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All Quotes by author - Alec Baldwin
" Acting in the theatre is fun; acting in film is work. "
" 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. "
" I hope people will learn more about agriculture in America. About locally grown farming and about water conservation. About how much pollution results from beef and pig farming. "
" I just love Rome. It really does cast a spell on you. "
" I know some people who live this much more insulated life in Los Angeles, where their feet never touch public ground. They walk out of their bathroom, their living room, they get into their garage, their car, and the next thing you know, they're at the valet parking of the restaurant or the store or the office. They're in a bubble the whole time. "
" I'm the kind of person who does not want to be anywhere that I'm not wanted. "
" I never thought of myself as a wealthy person. I've thought of myself as a person who has had a lot of luck. I don't have the same stress that other people have, but there are too many things I could have done differently if wealth was what I was after. If I was all about money, I would have lived in L.A. "
" In the film business, when you're young, you just want to work. But when you're older, it has more to do with who's involved with the project - who you're going to get in the boat with. "
" I think I'm just like a lot of people who had nothing. We had to amuse ourselves, so we had to become amusing. "
" I wanted to be president of the United States. I really did. The older I get, the less preposterous the idea seems. "
" Let's face facts, this is visual medium, there's a very high premium put on people who are good-looking. But the minute you rely on that you get yourself in trouble. You certainly don't make a career out of that anymore as an actor. "
" Manhattan is like Beverly Hills. And the soul of New York has moved to Brooklyn, where everything new and exciting seems to be. "
" Men are literally lying in bed with their wives when the marriage is essentially over, thinking, 'I've got to get the hell out of here', and have a fantasy woman in mind. Then you get divorced, meet a woman, marry her, and by the time all that goes by, you've aged a few years and are ready to go back to your ex-wife. "
" My father would chaperone at high-school dances, and the toughest guy in the high school used to want to fight my father. My father broke his hand on a guy's head once in school. "
" My whole life is classical now. Except my wife. I don't have a classical wife. I have a classy wife, but I don't have a classical wife. "
" Often in films, you have no idea where you're going to be six months from now. And I grew very weary of that. And television, although it wasn't necessarily as creatively diverse as filmmaking can be, it was the lifestyle choice that I needed to make. "
" People don't understand this: if you want to have a really good shot at succeeding, there are doors you have to slam in people's faces and say, 'This is my priority, and you can't depend on me to help you.' I was never good at that. "
" Remember, sex is like a Chinese dinner. It ain't over 'til you both get your cookie. "
" Some days you're the kid with the stick, some days you're the pinata. "
" The campaign finance scandal in America is the global warming of American political life - with cash substituting for deadly solar radiation. "
" There are shows that are monolithic successes on TV that nobody in the business ever watches one episode of. "
" There's a way I could have done things differently. I know that. If I offended anyone along the way, I do apologize. "
" There's less critical thinking going on in this country on a Main Street level - forget about the media - than ever before. We've never needed people to think more critically than now, and they've taken a big nap. "
" When I'm not working, I dress like a surfer. I look like I'm going to come into your house and clean your pool. "
" When you lack a certain vitality in the film business, there's no hiding it. It's like you've had your limb chopped off. How do you hide the fact that you're missing an arm? "
" You have a lot of optimism when you are young. "
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