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All Quotes by author - Rocky Carroll
" Actors on stage, you can go from playing a myriad of roles, from Shakespeare to a Eugene O'Neil drama, and it's the norm. I came up in a world where you're supposed to be able to do three things very well. Act, sing, dance, paint, do something. The emphasis was on versatility. "
" As an actor, you can believe that you are the reason for a show's success, but these things are a brand name now. They're like Coca-Cola. It's like, with or without you, people are still gonna drink it. "
" As an actor, you can think your way out of a lot of good things sometimes. I trust my instincts as an actor, and I trust the instincts of the creators, so it's a good combination. "
" I always love the holiday episodes, because you really get to see everybody at their best. "
" I never wanted to become an actor to be famous. I just wanted to be a good actor. It served me pretty well. "
" I think Mercutio in 'Romeo and Juliet' would be my favorite role. I've never played it, but I would love to do it. "
" I went from a sitcom to a hospital drama, feature films. I've kind of been living the actor's dream. I'm not associated with one role or one medium. You're lucky if you're associated with one hit show. "
" My first venture into TV was a half-hour sitcom on Fox called 'Roc.' "
" Theater is such a collaborative art. Hollywood is a competitive sport. "
" There are always going to be hospital dramas because if you're sitting in an emergency room for two hours, I guarantee you you are going to see something that makes you gasp. That's where drama comes from. "
" There's an art to being a good actor, there's an art to being a celebrity, and there's an art to longevity. "
" We kind of forget because what television tends to do with these professions like lawyers and doctors and police officers, we create them on such a heroic level that you kind of forget that these are really people. "
" When I was a kid growing up, there might be 10 shows on the air that had been on for ten seasons or eleven seasons. 'Gunsmoke' ran for over twenty years. "
" When movies work or a TV series, when they really work, it's because of the collaborative effort. Competition is the death knell for anything, in my opinion. Especially in Hollywood. When actors are competing against each other, or when directors are competing against actors, it's usually the beginning of the end. "
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