15 Total Quotes

Michael Pitt Quotes

The statistics, we believe, will show that the salaried workers were targeted because of their age and their proximity to the 30-year service pension.
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#Age And Aging

I think Gus hopes that you look at a human being, not Kurt Cobain, ... You don't get hung up on the rock `n' roll fantasy, whatever fantasy the audience wants to have about Kurt Cobain as a rock star or rock icon. After watching the film, I thought, strangely, that this had more respect for him.
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#Hopes

All these directors who do different locations forget that one room can be shot from a million different angles and a million different ways. When I direct a movie, I'm going to use that.
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#American Actor

There are two kinds of directors: There's the kind where two plus two equals four, and you have to help them figure it out. And then there's the kind that throws you in a room, locks the door, sets the house on fire and films it.
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#American Actor

You know, people want someone to tell them the answer, ... They want a friend, or a teacher, or a parent - but above all I guess they just want to know. And the truth is you can't tell them, and that's a hard thing to deal with. And it's easy to get wrapped up in the idea that this person knows - that he will tell me what I need to know, what I need to live - because he means a lot to me.
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#People

Movie stars get paid these ridiculous amounts of money - I don't know if they deserve it,
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#Money

I see why people think it is, and sometimes I do. And sometimes I don't think it's selfish. I'm probably an atheist, though I was raised a Catholic - and that whole religion is based on the first suicide, in many ways.
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#People

I wish there were . . . tigers and lions and elephants. Hopefully, maybe in the future, they'll have those.
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#Future

Acting is really scary, but it's also challenging, fun, hard work. There's always an element of improvisation with every actor, even when something is really scripted.
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#American Actor

I feel that film, as opposed to theatre, is about capturing that one, real moment.
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#American Actor

I think in some ways you learn more from the things you don't like than the things you do.
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#American Actor

I think Van Sant is the most important American director we have. He takes the most risks. He's just pure to me.
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#American Actor

It sounds cliche, but success is your friends, your family, what you do, and if you're happy when you wake up.
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#American Actor

People don't want to be plagued by not knowing-they want answers.
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#American Actor

When actors give their input, it can be very ego-driven, and directors are scared of that.
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#American Actor