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Ed Harris Quotes

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.
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#American Actor #Constituents

You can mostly forget ethnic or religious differences. The competition for a bigger share of the oil proceeds is behind much of the fighting.
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#American Actor #Competition

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.
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#American Actor #Art

One thing I learned about Mr. Pollock's art, which any art student knows I'm sure, but was indeed a revelation to me, is that Jackson fully believed and lived by 'don't use the accident, because I deny the accident.' One cannot even approximate Pollock's work unless every stroke, every pour, every slap, every fling, every shake, every splash, every splatter and every flick has a specific intention.
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#Art

The man is a visionary, ... History.
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#History

The principals here are all very experienced; the teachers are very experienced. They're looking out for our kids all the time, and they've got strong radar.
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#Kids

This is a smart approach to managing rail capacity at a time of substantial growth in Canada's trade volumes with Pacific Rim countries. It will enhance the fluidity and capacity of both railroads in Vancouver and deliver better service to our port and terminal partners, while ensuring healthy rail competition between CN and CPR is maintained at the Port of Vancouver.
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#Growth

I don't have the luxury of the firsthand historical knowledge that you have. You'll probably find the same thing with the board.
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#Knowledge

A lot of parents are extremely thankful we're trying to fill a void they'd had in the past. We've been looking for a long time to fill in the gap between regular ed and special ed students, which wound up being our biggest percentage of dropouts.
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#Parents

I think we have an obligation to continue to serve that population.
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#Obligation

There is student use, but the physical presence of drugs in the building isn't as prevalent as some might have you believe. We haven't even averaged one drug bust per year.
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#Drugs

A lot of films come out before they're finished.
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#American Actor

For The Truman Show, I worked for a few weeks, do my gig, then I was done.
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I am not one of these guys who works job after job after job.
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I chose films made by people I wanted to work with, about subject matter I thought was intriguing.
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I feel like my place in this industry is still progressing.
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I got in athletics, which gave me self-esteem and made me feel like I had a place in the world; that was the initial attraction with acting for me.
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#American Actor

I like to act with people that know what they're doing.
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I listen to National Public Radio, which, to me at least, presents the most rounded view of things.
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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.
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I made career decisions that came from the part of me who wanted to shun the limelight.
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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.
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#American Actor

I was concerned about filling my life up with something important to me. To me, it was just necessary.
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I was this jock playing football and baseball for 20 years and had virtually no aesthetic development.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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