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" My publicist told me not to talk about politics but, yes, I think we have a president who stole the election. "
" The best gig is the one you've got. "
" I didn't think that a career in theater was very realistic so I thought the only thing I could make money doing and still be somewhat artistic was, god help me, advertising. "
" That's really how I got started was doing Shakespeare. When I got out of school, I was lucky enough to meet George Wolfe, who ran The Public Theater. "
" I grew up in the Lower East Side of New York. "
" I went to school in Massachusetts at Hampshire College. "
" I remember finding 'Harold and Maude' strangely erotic. I've always had an octogenarian fetish. "
" I live with an 18-month-old Jack Russell named Chicken. He moved in about 15 months ago, and it was very hard at first because I work a lot and he doesn't. "
" We have to remember to respect the faith of people and maybe not the organizations or the groups that manifest around it. "
" And you know, I hate to admit this, but I don't always think in terms of Shakespeare. When I eat, I do. When I'm at a restaurant, I'll think, 'Hmm, what would Macbeth have ordered?' "
" As soon as you know what you're doing, you're doing it wrong. That's what I find with acting. As soon as it becomes padded, it becomes pat. "
" I've never been a heavy practitioner of the method or, at least, with any specific intent; I'm kind of an impulse-based person. Like, I'm sort of waiting for something to happen that I'm not expecting, and I kind of want to jump on that train of emotion, whatever it is, both from myself or from the other actor. "
" Well, I don't think I've ever been a huge target for the press, and I value that to a degree, because there's a certain value for actors staying beneath the radar so they can play characters. "
" Part of what I enjoy about the theatre and acting is that sense of history. "
" I was a writer. I just wasn't a very good one. I was lucky enough to have a playwriting teacher who told me that I'd be a better actor than I would a playwright. "
" I was always curious about motivation and intention, and really, that's a lot of what acting is. I was a little bit different. "
" Every girl I've gone out with has said something to me first. "
" When you're in a place like New York or D.C. you just can't beat it, and it's so hard to recreate because they are both such distinctive places. "
" I love my mother and father. The older I get, the more I value everything that they gave me. "
" I actually loved Winnipeg. Everyone told me I was going to hate it, but it was great. "
" I'm a typically lazy person. It is sort of characteristic of actors. "
" I really don't think there is anybody in the business with better eyes than Elijah Wood. "
" I think New York will always be this incredible international crossroads, and I don't think that will ever change. "
" You always have to create the character from the ground up. "
" I love having that creative discussion where, at the end of the day, you both feel better for having done it. Maybe it's a typically Jewish thing, where you sort of go at each other. "
End Of The Day
" I think, the first time I played Iago at the Public Theater, I realized I had a - much to my chagrin - I realized I had an instinct for these conflicted characters, for these torn characters, for these characters who could be described as evil. I wouldn't describe them that way. "
" And I think for me there's a lot of neurosis involved with where you should be or thinking about where you are all the time instead of being where you are. "
" The funny thing is that I write and I act a lot about being Jewish, but I don't really think about it as a regular person. "
" Everyone assumes that novelists are smarter and more interesting. They're generally smarter and more interesting, but they're often very short. So it kind of cancels all the smart and interesting stuff out. "
" Actors, you know, they're often awkward people in real life. "
" I'm misrepresented as a scary person. I'm not. It's all about my size and my eyebrows. "