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All Quotes by author - Nick Nolte
" About the only thing that'll stay with you that you can trust all your life is your breath. Your breath will be there at the very last, because when it stops, you will stop. "
" Acting is a bit of a substitute for life. "
" Acting is always therapeutic. "
" Action films have a certain illogicalness to them. They're what we call, when we're working, 'exaggerated realism.' "
" Actors are really working with bodies, with their minds, and with their emotions. Feelings, basically. That's what movies are about, going from one feeling to another. "
" After Civil Rights, it was very awkward for whites and blacks. We didn't know how to talk to each other. "
" Ageing's a difficult thing, moving closer to death, but it's okay. I've had a good time living, so I'm gonna have a good time dying. "
" All American males are failed athletes, and it was big time even if it was Little League. It meant a lot to you. "
" Americans aren't good at accents, but the English are because their accents change. You go five or six blocks and the accent is different, so they are used to hearing different pitches. In America, you gotta travel maybe 10 states before you can really hear a difference. "
" American society is still puritanical. "
" Asking for forgiveness is just one of the most painful kind of experiences. "
" Birth is violent, and out of that violence is our only chance of rebirth. "
" Early on I decided that I was going to lie to the press. The best approach to talking about my personal life was to lie. "
" Electing a black president was probably the only coup America could pull off. "
" Everyone chases a bit of what they say life is about: money, desire... But when you stop chasing, you realise life is a rhythm and it's very peaceful, very quiet. You see, it's quite a miracle. "
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" Hollywood is all made up, anyway. Especially the stories and angles that people want to pin on you. "
" How do I relax? Meditate, I guess. I quit golf. You twist your back and get all cranked up. "
" I accept the dying process. I would just like to be as healthy as I possibly can at each step and phase along the way. "
" I am a good sewer. My mother taught me how to sew. "
" I can't ad-lib, or not for long. "
" I can't get any satiation. My brain is wired in such a way that I - in my research, I probably have a lack of D1 and D2 receptor sites. These are dopamine receptor sites, and satiation is a process that involves a cascade. "
" I'd like to do one European film a year. "
" If I'm going to have to deal, as I get older, with arthritic pain, I don't want to get into opiates. "
" If I'm not a successful human being, who I am? "
" If you feel you have a film that's valid, you stick your ass on the line. "
" If you get yourself in a hole, you dig yourself out. "
" If you had a cancer on your skin and had it burned it off, you'd wash it and clean it every day. "
" If you're older you want to tell stories about the pool of human life and living and to communicate, not only to your age group but to do an age group that can begin to understand, that has enough experience of life far beyond the taste of life. "
" I have a high degree of sensitivity, always have. I was very shy as a child. I don't know why that was. "
" I have a lot of scars, man. My mother said that a man is not a man unless he has a scar on his face. And what she meant by a scar was some kind of battle that you had to go through, whether it was psychological or physical. To her, a scar was actually beautiful and not something that marred you. "
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