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" Academics tend to have wonderfully infantile senses of humor. "
" I eat way too fast. "
" I got to have a great big knock-down, drag-out fight with Sylvester Stallone. Every actor should have that much fun at some point. You can hit him as hard as you can, and it's never enough for him. "
" I find I have to walk a little faster in public these days, but it's very easy to remember when nobody had any idea who I was. "
" My wife tells me I always have to have a project. A 'projectophile' or something. It's true. I always feel like the grass is growing under my feet. "
" I am such a coward when it comes to political arguments. I tend to sort of recoil rather than engage. "
" I was on the Harvard board of overseers for six years, between 1989 and 1995. "
" What fascinated me most was Churchill as a young child. He had a kind of Dickensian childhood. The neglect. And he was a terrible student. His whole life is a study in trying to overcome your feelings of inadequacy. "
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" 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. "
" When people are taking something extremely seriously, that's the time to take out the pig's bladder. "
" I consider myself a very lucky actor that, approaching 60, I'm still employed and employable. "
" The Broadway audience is made up of a greater percentage of tourists now. There's not nearly as much variety and danger and challenge in what's being offered. "
" I have a love/hate relationship with my height - I am 6 ft. 4 in. "
" The essence of comedy, drama, and horror is surprise. I have an uncanny ability to surprise people because they look at my face, and they don't know where I'm going. "
" I'm too much of a Libra. I too often see the other person's point of view and capitulate, even though I have strong political convictions. It's just my liability. Maybe I'm too empathetic. That's the actor in me. "
" I loved growing up in Ohio. "
" There is less difference than you would imagine entertaining little children and entertaining adults. "
" It's not always easy to be proud of your government. "
" The theater is my power center, and I love doing it in New York. "
" Anytime a culture is in economic stress, ugly things start happening. "
" Britain is probably the most sophisticated combination of a monarchy and a democracy. "
" I owe my whole career as a storyteller to my father. He was an actor/director/producer and teacher. "
" I work very hard on motivating everything I do as an actor. Explosive moments have to be completely motivated; whether they're explosive comedy or explosive horror, they have to come organically out of a scene and an interaction with another actor. "
" Whenever I play a role, it's like I've been kidnapped inside my own body. "
" I've said no to a lot of things I'd like to have done. My agent has never seen anything like it. "
" It's very important to stay creative and not simply to wait around for people to want you. It's the hardest thing about the business. "
" What you aspire to on a sitcom is the feeling of live comedy. "
" If you're an actor, you tend to fool yourself into thinking you're much younger than you are because you're playing parts and behaving like a child all the time. "
" I keep looking for things I haven't done yet. "
" It's pretty rare that I see a film that I did a long, long time ago. "
" In 1995, I proposed the Harvard Arts Medal. The idea was to celebrate the fact that, although it's rare, Harvard men and women do go into the creative arts. Over the years we've had major, major figures, like Jack Lemmon, John Updike, Yo-Yo Ma, and Bonnie Raitt. "