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Ed Harris Quotes

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For The Truman Show, I worked for a few weeks,
do my gig, then I was done.
- Ed Harris

I have a tight family group that's really important to me.
I don't want to work all the time.
- Ed Harris

I made career decisions that came from the part of
me who wanted to shun the limelight.
- Ed Harris

If I started worrying about how my constituents are
going to react to every move I make,
I wouldn't be able to do my job here.
I'll do what I think is right and explain it later.
- Ed Harris


 

I am not one of these guys who works job after job after job.
- Ed Harris

I like to act with people that know what they're doing.
- Ed Harris

In the past 10 years, I've looked at life as this Pollock stuff.
And now I'm almost in the post Pollock phase.
- Ed Harris


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You get three hours' sleep and then you start all over again.
Relentless.
Pre-production was almost harder than filming.
I was all over the city every day.
It was really exhausting.
- Ed Harris

I listen to National Public Radio, which,
to me at least, presents the most rounded view of things.
- Ed Harris

You can't betray yourself too often,
or you become somebody else.
- Ed Harris

I was concerned about filling my life up with something important to me.
To me, it was just necessary.
- Ed Harris

It's hard to see a film that's been made from a book
that you really loved because it's such a different experience.
- Ed Harris

There's always a reaction based on fear.
People assume if you're criticizing a decision to go to war,
then you're saying something against the soldiers-which is not the case.
- Ed Harris

I'm not an activist per se, but I have strong feelings about things.
People can jump on celebrities for being ill-informed or naive,
but I've got a right to say what I believe.
- Ed Harris

I think most people that are looked upon as doing something
daring don't necessarily think of it that way-they do what they have to do.
- Ed Harris

You look at a guy like Lance Armstrong,
and you have to be inspired.
I sat next to Kirk Douglas the other day,
and he's inspiring for fighting through his stroke.
- Ed Harris

I had some really dear friends who died from AIDS-one in particular.
His family wasn't around and he didn't have many friends.
I spent a lot of time with him in his later days.
- Ed Harris

If I'm daring at all, I guess it would be emotionally.
I try to keep things interesting for myself and to
do things that challenge me.
- Ed Harris

I chose films made by people I wanted to work with,
about subject matter I thought was intriguing.
- Ed Harris

Seeing what happens when you rip yourself open is what your job is all about.
- Ed Harris

One of the first things I learned about acting was,
the only person you compete against is yourself.
- Ed Harris

I feel like my place in this industry is still progressing.
- Ed Harris

I've always wanted to work with Paul Newman.
I had a couple opportunities in the past,
and I didn't take advantage of it, so it was really
fun to be working with him.
- Ed Harris

A lot of films come out before they're finished.
- Ed Harris

You can mostly forget ethnic or religious differences.
The competition for a bigger share of the oil proceeds
is behind much of the fighting.
- Ed Harris

When I decided to direct, never having done that before,
is something I'm very proud of.
- Ed Harris

When Bush first got elected, the very first time there
was talk of going to war with Iraq,
the mainstream media gave his position total credibility.
I didn't get it then, and I don't get it now.
- Ed Harris

I love this country very much, and I'm proud to live here,
but I think our current administration is extreme.
These are not merely conservative people,
these are extreme right-wing people.
- Ed Harris

Pollock said several times that he couldn't separate himself from his art.
Not knowing much about modern art when I began to read about him,
I was much more his persona - his struggles as a human being -
that was interesting to me.
- Ed Harris

Intense feeling too often obscures the truth.
- Harry S. Truman

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

The buck stops here.
- Harry S. Truman

You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.
- Harry S. Truman

It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job:
it's a depression when you lose yours.
- Harry S. Truman

Life is a moderately good play
with a badly written third act.
- Truman Capote

I don't care what anybody says about me
as long as it isn't true.
- Truman Capote

The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as
long as I am President that is what it will remain.
They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.
- Harry S. Truman

We support President Truman's civil rights program.
- Eugenie Anderson

All the president is, is a glorified public relations
man who spends his time flattering,
kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what
they are supposed to do anyway.
- Harry S. Truman

To hell with them.
When history is written they will be the sons of bitches -
not I. - Harry S. Truman

Before Truman Capote, journalism and non-fiction weren't taken very seriously.
- Gerald Clarke

My favorite monologue in the book is Kate Harrington's
story of her relationship with Truman.
- George Plimpton

A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss,
in the Republican Party he is a leader.
- Harry S. Truman

My lasting impression of Truman Capote is that he was a terribly gentle,
terribly sensitive, and terribly sad man.
- Alvin Ailey

I would like to say that no man ever was given finer
cooperation than that given me by President Truman.
- Paul Hoffman

Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
- Harry S. Truman

Jimmy Carter as President is like Truman Capote marrying Dolly Parton.
The job is just too big for him.
- Rich Little

My father was not a failure.
After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
- Harry S. Truman

I liked Truman very much.
He was precise and businesslike.
After a while, it was his turn.
- Lord Mountbatten

I am the heterosexual Truman Capote.
- Joseph Epstein

I would say that President Roosevelt probably was more
intimately in touch with the press corps at the White
House than President Truman was.
- Clifton Daniel

Almost everything Truman did in foreign affairs I approve of.
- Stephen Ambrose

Before Truman, journalism and non-fiction weren't taken very seriously.
- Gerald Clarke

My life is not unlike Truman's.
I can't go anywhere.
- Jim Carrey

Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.
- Truman Capote

It looks like you're going to have to put up with us for another four years.
- Bess Truman

I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil.
- Truman Capote

Sometimes when I think how good my book can be,
I can hardly breathe.
- Truman Capote

It's plain hokum.
If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em.
It's an old political trick.
But this time it won't work.
- Harry S. Truman

I've liked lots of people 'til I went on a picnic jaunt with them.
- Bess Truman

I can see every monster as they come in.
- Truman Capote

No one will ever know what 'In Cold Blood' took out of me.
It scraped me right down to the marrow of my bones.
It nearly killed me.
I think, in a way, it did kill me.
- Truman Capote

The atom bomb was no "great decision."
It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness.
- Harry S. Truman

You may invite the entire 35th Division to your wedding if you want to.
I guess it's going to be yours as well as mine.
We might as well have the church full while we are at it.
- Bess Truman

You and I are stuck with the necessity of taking the
worst of two evils or none at all.
So-I'm taking the immature Democrat as the best of the two.
Nixon is impossible.
- Harry S. Truman

I do not believe there is a problem in this country
or the world today which could not be settled if approached
through the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount.
- Harry S. Truman

We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear
as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow,
free and open, across international boundaries.
- Harry S. Truman

There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.
- Harry S. Truman

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
- Truman Capote

At the time it seriously troubled me,
but in drafting me as Marshall Plan Administrator,
President Truman did as great a favor for me as one man can do for another.
It opened my eyes to many things of which I was totally
unaware and it was the beginning of my real education.
- Paul Hoffman

Well, you know what, I'm 60 years old,
and I've been interested in politics since I was on my daddy's knee.
During the 1948 election, we were praying for Truman.
I know a lot about politics.
- Roger Ebert


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