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" Academics tend to have wonderfully infantile senses of humor. "
" Actors are not necessarily smart people. "
" An artist is always thinking of something else. My father was like that. He had this feeling of abstraction, and I do, too. "
" Anytime a culture is in economic stress, ugly things start happening. "
" As an actor ages north of 60, he tends to be in more father roles than anything else. It's generational. And it tends to be a relationship that fascinates people, the flawed relationships between parents and kids. "
" Britain has a great sense of its own national pride. It's like the monarchy is the embodiment of that pride. "
" Britain is probably the most sophisticated combination of a monarchy and a democracy. "
" Churchill faced his own diminishing capabilities and increasing irrelevance by maintaining the sense that he was the only one who could solve whatever problem was before him. He was very often wrong, of course, but then he had spent so much of his life overcoming appalling mistakes, disasters, and rejections. "
" Churchill is so particular. He's as different from the rest of the population of Britain as he is from me. "
" Comedy is very, very hard to achieve. "
" Everybody's a dreamer. "
" Every time I see somebody behaving truly insanely in real life, I think, 'Yes! I'm not over the top after all!' "
" For me, working on stage is much more exhausting than all the other mediums, but it's also much more thrilling. "
" Good acting is really excellent carpentry. "
" Growing up in an atmosphere of storytelling made me an actor. "
" Grown adults often tell me that they used to sit, as children with their parents, and watch '3rd Rock from the Sun,' and they would all enjoy it for completely different reasons. I think that's part of the magic of the show. "
" I actually was very proud of 'Dexter' and had a wonderful time doing it, which must make me an extremely weird person. "
" I am a storyteller, and the stories I tell are, when I'm lucky, really good ones. It's a very exciting thing to do with your life, and that's, I think, what keeps me hopeful. "
" I am in the business of exploring crazy possibilities. "
" I am such a coward when it comes to political arguments. I tend to sort of recoil rather than engage. "
" I auditioned for soap operas and commercials; I remember auditioning for Lays potato chips. It was a sort of 'Mutiny on the Bounty' sketch, where Captain Bligh was torturing the crew by saying, 'You can only have one Lays potato chip,' and they all rise up. "
" I can't imagine doing an hour-long dramatic series because it's so much work. A sitcom is a wonderful gig. You work from 10 to 4 every day, it's fun, and you get to live at home. "
" I consider myself a very lucky actor that, approaching 60, I'm still employed and employable. "
" I do all the cooking in the family. I cook Italian, mostly, pastas and roasts, and bit by bit, I'm learning how to bake. I think cooking is a gift to other people. "
" I don't deal with the nuts and bolts of life. "
" I do think - I always tell that to young people - go to college, do theater, work with an audience. Don't try to learn how to act in front of millions and millions of people. Don't make that your first ambition, to be on a sitcom or get into the movies. Learn who you are as an actor, and the best way to do that is to do it in front of an audience. "
" I'd sleep under a Vermeer. "
" I eat way too fast. "
" If a film is about love, it tends to be about tortured love or discovering love or young love. It's not this wonderful kind of comfortable, old resilient love. "
" If I don't enjoy it, there's something seriously wrong. There's a reason why they call it playing, what we do. It's ecstatic fun, and I overdo it - I mean, I can't seem to stop - people ask me to act, and I say yes. "
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