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All Quotes by author - Laura Linney
" All the things that most kids hated, I loved. I loved that things were asked of me and that, much to my surprise, I was able to do them. I loved the 10 o'clock bedtime. I loved the responsibility. "
" A lot of what is publicized now is really pretty trivial stuff - you know, what I eat for breakfast, where I have my pedicures, questions that I just cannot for the life of me understand why someone would want to know that. "
" A magnetic personality doesn't necessarily indicate a good heart. "
" At school I was always trying to con my teachers into letting me act out book reports instead of writing them. "
" Cancer is so much bigger than a TV show. "
" Comedy is a way to make sense of chaos. It's a way of dealing with things that are overwhelming, that threaten you; it's a way to survive and get closer to the truth. "
" Courtroom dramas can be boring. "
" Doing the right thing has power. "
Doing The Right Thing
" Fame didn't happen to me in my 20s, it has been a gradual thing which probably makes it easier to deal with. "
" Fear, anxiety and neurosis: that's just in the suitcase when you're an actor. "
" For me to have the opportunity to stay with one character for, God willing, a long period of time, is really exciting. "
" History's a resource. "
" I always laugh to myself when I listen to some really big A-list star saying that they are just a normal person. "
" I am very aware that playwrights, particularly good ones, have a intention for everything they write. Language and punctuation is used specifically, and most of the time actors can find wonderful clues about character in the rhythm and cadence of the language used. "
" I am very lucky, because for the most part people are very nice to me, and I am still able to go about my life and ride the subway and all that. "
" I believe that no matter what you do in life, if you learn the basics through theater, it will help you in everything else - problem solving, communication, discipline, all of that stuff. "
" I can scarcely stand to have a manicure. I have to have them because you don't want to look like a disgusting human being - it's self-care and it has to happen, but I get very restless. "
" I certainly didn't have a nanny. "
" I could have gone to the gym for three hours a day and bought into all that, but I just wasn't interested. "
" I crave a cone of silence every once in while. "
" I don't consider myself a celebrity and I don't consider myself a star. "
" I don't think I'm exactly gregarious, you know. I'm not usually known as the loud person in the room. "
" I don't think you should exploit your own pain. "
" I don't want to spend my life in my 40s feeling bad about being in my 40s, and then all of a sudden I'm 50, and I will have missed a whole decade! "
" I enjoy learning about different periods and people, and then taking what's universal about the human condition and seeing where it matches up. No matter where you are, certain things unite everybody. "
" I find the whole disdain for ageing crazy. "
" If there's one thing that I've done on purpose it's to take whatever job, so long as it's interesting and challenging, whether it's theatre, radio, TV or film. "
" If you have two parents who have to work, who want to work, you need to have someone to guide your child. "
" I get cold - really cold - when I travel. "
" I grew up in Manhattan and, since my father was a playwright, all I ever wanted to be was a stage actress. "
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