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" My parents not only did it for a living, but they were really good at it. "
" I think the most attractive thing is a sense of humour. If someone can make you laugh, you've gotten a lot out of the way. "
" If you are going to do something potentially for another eight years, you want it to be something that you can really sink your teeth in and that's going to be different and interesting for this next period of time. "
" When I wasn't the flavor of the week or month or day, those were hard times. "
" You can't ask the press to service you with everything that they have and not expect some of the other stuff in return if you're going to live your life like I have. "
" There are a lot of movies I'd like to throw away. That's not to say that I went in with that attitude. Any film I ever started, I went in with all the hope and best intentions in the world, but some films just don't work. "
" There are two things that Jack Bauer never does. Show mercy, and go to the bathroom. "
" I like chatting with people. If people ask me a direct question, I give them a direct answer and I feel I've always done that with the press. "
" My mother's five-foot-two, and I'll be honest with you - she's the only person I'm scared of. "
" I would love to do '24' until I was 60, but I don't think anybody would accept it. "
" I've always traveled with a picture of my daughter from 1989, her kindergarten school picture, that has 'I love you, Daddy' written on it. She's always made fun of me because I never changed that picture out. It's like my resistance to her getting older. It was the first thing she'd ever written to me and it means the world to me. "
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" My whole mood or sense can change by virtue of the music that I'm listening to. It really does affect me on a visceral and emotional level. "
" There's a confidence that comes from youth and not knowing better. But there comes a point, as an actor, when you do know better, and that is when the fear starts. "
" The writers keep managing to turn the show in on itself, coming up with something that's well thought-out and miraculous. "
" When I was younger, my whole sense of self-worth was based on whether or not I was working, which was awful. And I had a baby at 20 years old, so it wasn't just about me. At around the age of 30 there was a stretch where I wasn't working - certainly not on anything I liked, anyway - and I started to do other things. "
" I didn't realize that television has gone through immense changes and has become very progressive. "
" I'm a huge fan of Canadian rock-and-roll. When I was growing up, Rush came out with a record called Hemispheres, and I must have listened to that record for two years straight. Even when I was asleep I had it on. So, yeah, whenever I hear a Rush tune, the first thing I think of is Toronto. "
" I am a bit obsessive about tidiness. I need to make my bed in the morning and leave it perfectly made up. "
" When I started, with films like 'The Bay Boy' and 'Stand by Me', I look back on those interviews and I'm amazed; there's no mention of my father; it's not even 'son of Donald Sutherland.' I caught a bit of a break in that it never felt like a weight to me. "
" I did a play called Throne of Straw when I was 11, at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles. It became really clear to me at that point that I enjoyed acting more than any other experience I was having. "
" When I saw Virginia Woolf, somewhere between the first and second acts, someone I had known as my mother became somebody else. "
" Yes, I do believe that there is a cause and effect and a ripple effect upon everything everybody does, and they have positive consequences and negative consequences. If you start to focus on the kind of minutia of that, it's really quite extraordinary. "
" Some people think it's because '24' was jump-started by what happened on 9/11. That was never why we made the show. We started production six months prior to 9/11, and we'd already done ten episodes. "
" I'm always jumping in my seat or gasping during a good horror movie. "
" I've made films that I've given all I had to, that no one has seen. The bottom line is I want to work and I want someone to enjoy it. "
" I loved '24', but I didn't think anyone else would. I had absolutely no idea. "
" There are aspects of '24' where I love its politics and aspects where I hate them. "
" There are three things we need to do for a band. We need to make a great record; we need to get the record played; and we need to find an audience for the live shows. "
" I feel extraordinarily peaceful when I'm watching the sun set. "
" One of the big draws of the show is here's a guy who is ordinary in a lot of ways but, due to his profession, he's placed in extraordinary situations that he has to make right with action and with thought. That's what is appealing about Jack - he takes charge. "
" I have a very strong political outlook, and that is something I'd like to take more responsibility for in my life. I don't believe in utilising certain aspects of the power I have with celebrity to push that forward, but I would like to make some films that address some of those political issues. "