36 Total Quotes

William Hurt Quotes

I was a science fiction junkie for a long time.
William Hurt
#American Actor #Fiction

Being stared at is not fun . . . There are times when someone on the street says, "Are you William Hurt?" and I will say, "No, not at the moment."
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#Fun

David's working on subjects that interest me,
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#Interest

You have to create a track record of breaking your own mold, or at least other people's idea of that mold.
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#American Actor

All I know is that my best work has come out of being committed and happy.
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#American Actor

Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful.
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#American Actor

Being famous is not something that would make me feel successful - unless one was striving for mediocrity.
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#American Actor

But I am not going to live for ever. And the more I know it, the more amazed I am by being here at all.
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#American Actor

David Cronenberg knows what we actors do as artists.
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#American Actor

Great risks come in long term, tremendously assiduous, very courageous study.
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#American Actor

Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries. They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take are calculated on the basis of the courage it took to become replete with knowledge.
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#American Actor

I am so thrilled by the privilege of life, and yet at the same time I know that I have to let it go.
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#American Actor

I demand minimal for paid rehearsal and not always six weeks either.
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#American Actor

I have a film I want to direct. Gena Rowlands was going to do it with me a long time ago. It's about an older woman who's running a ranch in the west the old fashioned way.
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#American Actor

I just looked at him because I want to be looking in someone's eyes when I die.
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#American Actor

I listen to XM radio because I can get so many overseas news stations.
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#American Actor

I need six weeks of rehearsal and women need nine months and it took me 15 years to figure that out.
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#American Actor

I think acting can bring you closer to yourself and help you understand other people.
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#American Actor

I very much prefer the balance in a scene to standing out and so you have to make a decision.
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#American Actor

I want to prove a point. That point is, actors are artists, not narcissists necessarily.
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#American Actor

I was held hostage and almost executed by a man who was robbing us in the middle of the night.
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#American Actor

I'm working on a De Niro film right now called The Good Shepherd and I'm also working on a film directed by Chad Lowe called Beautiful Ohio.
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#American Actor

I've been delighted by Cannes and Toronto but I keep saying I don't know how good we're going to be received in America because that's where it's most challenging.
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#American Actor

If you're lucky, and not a lot of actors are these days, you get the chance to create a character.
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#American Actor

It just seems like that because I do a lot of independent films that don't get to the mainstream.
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#American Actor

It was the moment I learned acting is not acting out. After that light went on, I spent the rest of my life trying to figure out how to make other people realize it.
William Hurt
#American Actor #Life

Not to be offensive, not to be capricious, not to be arbitrary, not to be neurotic, not to be an actor outer, you're just trying to get in and you're given so little time to get in gently, but it's always hard.
William Hurt
#American Actor

People who have expertise or the luck to have rehearsal time with cameras have it over people who don't.
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#American Actor