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" I went from rotary phone to Twitter. And was appalled at the notion. "
" Actors usually respond to minor aspects of their own character or things that even feel disparate from themselves. "
" We actors are an especially superstitious lot. "
" Most actors will tell you this - I don't really know how to connect, empathize with, or make worthy of any revelation a character that doesn't have love in there somewhere, that doesn't have an idealism or an empathy in there somewhere. "
" I've been such a fan of American TV. "
" To have a drama teacher as a mentor was just like, 'Oh, what a gift.' "
" Gary Sinise and I go the furthest back of the Steppenwolf people; we were both saved from academic mediocrity as sophomores by being cast in 'West Side Story' by this transformationally beautiful teacher named Barbara Patterson. "
" There's something terribly solitary about working in movies and television, and in New York, so much of the theater is showcasing. "
" I'm pretty peaceful and calm and sweet. "
" Television is so neat; I grew up doing theater, and I've done a bit of film. I know I'm stating the obvious, but it's a unique storytelling form in that it's able to constantly evolve. "
" I was one of the artistic directors of the Steppenwolf Theatre, which me and many dear buddies started all the way back in 1974, and I have a lot of that in my makeup. "
" I've been blessed. Starting with Steppenwolf Theater and onward, learning from wonderful actors and getting to play with wonderful actors. "
" I got to meet one Chief of Staff: Sam Skinner. He was Chief of Staff at the end of George Sr.'s White House. "
" During 'Anna Christie,' the biggest challenge I had was working with my daughter and sort of not stopping and asking an audience member for a camera to record the moment. "
" I get people saying, 'Opera is too large a canvas for me. I don't love it. I love movies that feel almost like documentaries,' in terms of artistic vocabularies of storytelling. I totally get that discussion; that makes sense to me. "
" Most actors will tell you, when they've got emotional stuff that's hard to carry around for hours and hard to try to do justice too, it just beats your butt. "
" A fuel of discontent and anxiety is probably pretty central to the fuel at 'Scandal!' "
" When I was in high school, the drama teacher picked me to play Iago in 'Othello.' "
" This kind of one-on-one connection of tweeting, I've really grown to get a kick out of. "
" Everything about camera movement, about how film was made, shot architecture, and time management... I was horrible at all that. "
" I feel gigantic affection for all of Homeland Security at airports. "