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All Quotes by author - David Ogden Stiers
" A lot affects the outcome. It boils down to scheduling and the commitment of the network. "
" A lot of my income has been derived from voicing Disney and family programming. "
" Because I don't take money, I'll go anywhere and do a benefit concert with almost any orchestra. "
" Cogsworth, the character I did on 'Beauty and the Beast,' could be a bit flamboyant onscreen, because basically, he is a cartoon. But they didn't want Cogsworth to become Disney's gay character, because it got around a gay man was playing him. "
" Every time I hear, Cut. Print, something cold and electrical goes off in my head, because I'm never going to change that film. "
" Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten. "
" Fun can happen on the interior. Nobody knows about it, but there are fireworks going on inside your spirit when you hear a great orchestra playing great music. "
" High school music teachers... nobody makes a living off it. "
" I am certainly not a mainstream religious man. "
" I am not a long-run actor. I admire actors who can do that. "
" I'd forgotten I'd done the anime called Spirited Away, the English version of a Japanese film. "
" If it's right and true, it's listened to and accommodated. "
" I had a meeting in LA in which they took a really overstuffed hour and a half. It was as close to old Hollywood as I remembered it in the last 20 years. "
" I love pulling people into concert halls who might not otherwise go and getting their ears tuned. "
" In television you go in with this operating system that it is a crapshoot. "
" I think the preservation of orchestras and what they do is worth expending all the ways there are to reach out to people who might not otherwise go. "
" It's rare to be treated like a friend you haven't met in a Hollywood meeting. "
" It's really important to stay engaged and involved in the character. "
" I've played Lear three times, I would love to do it again. "
" I will never master this craft. Orchestras are very, very forthcoming with me. "
" I wish to spend my life's twilight being just who I am. I could claim noble reasons as coming out in order to move gay rights forward, but I must admit it is for far more selfish reasons. Now is the time I wish to find someone, and I do not desire to force any potential partner to live a life of extreme discretion with me. "
" Kids now are so used to surround sound and the power in theater speakers, that the concert hall is a disappointment to them. "
" My father, who died a few years ago, was a good, simple, very honest man. His faith and affection for his family was just unassailable, without question. "
" People are nice enough, but you can hear the giant tick of the second hand. People are so harried. "
" People ordinarily don't think of their orchestras as important as we'd like them to be. People don't care about their friends and neighbors who sit down to commit excellence three or four times a year, but they will go see the tall bald guy with three names from television. "
" Something happens to us all when we experience something as a unit that doesn't occur when we're on our couches or holding our little portable DVD players. "
" The ebulliently sharp mind of 'White Christmas' director Walter Bobbie made me tremble and strive in the same breath. The deceptively 'simple' dialogue of David Ives, asking every actor to just. say. it. Float it on the breeze; it doesn't need 'explanation,' just energy and truth. "
" There are a couple of roles I haven't played that I want to. I would love to play Shiloh. "
" The simple act of sitting down and playing something enormously complex and spiritually uplifting on a harpsichord just bores kids to tears. There's no sizzle, there's no grab. But it's the great lesson of serious music, that it invites you to listen, rather than demands that you listen. "
" Very often, I don't make it through moments of recording because it is genuinely funny and absolutely ridiculous that a 60-year-old grown man is making these noises. "
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