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#1. You have to overcome enormous self-consciousness, but nudity is about the strongest thing you can do in an acting performance. It's the most unsettling or the most comic or the most sexual. - Author: John Lithgow
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#2. My only regret is that we didn't have more kids. I came from a family of four kids, but my wife and I just started too late. - Author: John Lithgow
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#3. I was married very young. I lived a very middle class life. I was married at age 21, divorced at 31. I didn't sleep on people's couches. - Author: John Lithgow
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#4. One of the things that gives me a lot of pleasure about both the solo show and the book is that it tells people about my dad. He really was an important man. He was a kind of pioneer of regional theater. He was the first American producer to ever produce all of Shakespeare plays. - Author: John Lithgow
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#5. Shakespeare is like mother's milk to me. - Author: John Lithgow
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#6. There's nothing like spending an evening with an audience every night. - Author: John Lithgow
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#7. It's my theory that if you hear enough applause and laughter at a young enough age, you're doomed - Author: John Lithgow
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#8. Academics tend to have wonderfully infantile senses of humor. - Author: John Lithgow
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#9. Look at the darkest hit musicals - Cabaret, West Side Story, Carousel - they are exuberant experiences. They send you out of the theater filled with music. - Author: John Lithgow
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#10. You kill three people, they call you a murderer. You kill a million people, they call you a conqueror. Go figure. - Author: John Lithgow
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#11. I can't imagine doing an hour-long dramatic series because it's so much work. A sitcom is a wonderful gig. You work from 10 to 4 every day, it's fun, and you get to live at home. - Author: John Lithgow
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#12. That's how you deal with stardom; you make it the least important part of your life. - Author: John Lithgow
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#13. If you hear enough applause and laughter at a young enough age, you are doomed to become an actor. - Author: John Lithgow
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#14. We should have charity for what the dead say. We may disapprove of what they say, but we should not insult them and revile them knowing they cannot not defend themselves. - Author: John Lithgow
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#15. Growing up I didn't want to be an actor. I sort of didn't want to go into the family business; the main reason being there was something I wanted to do far more, which was be an artist. - Author: John Lithgow
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#16. I'm very concerned for the future of the earth and its amazing creatures. We've got to be careful and make sure we don't foul our own nest. - Author: John Lithgow
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#17. I think there are all sorts of ways of turning into an actor, and there are a vast variety of different actors. You know, you interview plenty of actors and you know they come at it from a different direction and acting means different things to a lot of people. - Author: John Lithgow
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#18. I got a wonderful college education. I went to Harvard. In those four years I accumulated a lot of knowledge but I also created a kind of habit of learning that has stayed with me my whole life. - Author: John Lithgow
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#19. I have a lot of faith in people. - Author: John Lithgow
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#20. I'm a con artist in that I'm an actor. I make people believe something is real when they know perfectly well it isn't. - Author: John Lithgow
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#21. I don't hesitate to do nudity as an actor if it's done well. - Author: John Lithgow
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#22. If my life was a play, age 35 was my intermission. - Author: John Lithgow
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#23. My snobbery made me do it. - Author: John Lithgow
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#24. It's very interesting, I had an extremely intense experience with my dad in 2002, when he was an old man and very ill and I was taking care of him and my mother, and he was extremely depressed, virtually lost the will to live, and I realized my main job was cheering him up to save his life. - Author: John Lithgow
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#25. The most exciting acting tends to happen in roles you never thought you could play. - Author: John Lithgow
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#26. I was in 20 Shakespearean plays by the time I was 20. - Author: John Lithgow
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#27. I'm a fun father, but not a good father. The hard decisions always went to my wife. - Author: John Lithgow
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#28. In animation, there's this exhilarating moment of discovery when you see the film and you say, Oh THAT'S what I was doing. - Author: John Lithgow
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#29. I never get tired of hearing compliments. - Author: John Lithgow
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#30. I really prize and love great painting. It's so out of date now. It's slightly come back in. - Author: John Lithgow
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#31. If it's well written and well directed and you've got good actors to work with, acting is easy. But making sure all the ducks are in a row is the hard part. It's very rare. - Author: John Lithgow
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#32. I look for every opportunity to mix comedy and horror and tragedy. I love catching audiences off-guard. - Author: John Lithgow
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#33. Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug. - Author: John Lithgow
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#34. If you read in front of your kids, it's very likely that they'll become readers, too. - Author: John Lithgow
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#35. I find I have to walk a little faster in public these days, but it's very easy to remember when nobody had any idea who I was. - Author: John Lithgow
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#36. What you aspire to on a sitcom is the feeling of live comedy. - Author: John Lithgow
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#37. Take care, be kind, be considerate of other people and other species, and be loving. - Author: John Lithgow
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#38. Instead of being a theater actor who sometimes does movies I became a movie actor who sometimes does theater. - Author: John Lithgow
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#39. The Broadway audience is made up of a greater percentage of tourists now. There's not nearly as much variety and danger and challenge in what's being offered. - Author: John Lithgow
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#40. My father was a man of the theater. I grew up in a theater family. As a young man, as a boy, I gypsied around with my siblings and my parents to, like, eight different towns, went to eight different schools. All those things were extremely formative, and I think that's what happens. - Author: John Lithgow
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#41. Up there with my awards, I have a great big statue of Groucho Marx, just to put everything in perspective. - Author: John Lithgow
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#42. When you end a successful sitcom, the most sensible thing to do is go back to the theater. - Author: John Lithgow
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#43. I keep looking for things I haven't done yet. - Author: John Lithgow
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#44. It's a very tough time for the playwright. Broadway has become almost a musical comedy theme park with all these long-running shows. - Author: John Lithgow
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#45. I consider myself a very lucky actor that, approaching 60, I'm still employed and employable. - Author: John Lithgow
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#46. I gave up shame a long time ago. - Author: John Lithgow
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#47. I went to Princeton High School, when I was very serious about being an artist. I was in a theatre family but I didn't want to become an actor. - Author: John Lithgow
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#48. For me, working on stage is much more exhausting than all the other mediums, but it's also much more thrilling. - Author: John Lithgow
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#49. I certainly had my years as an out of work actor but I was married with a baby. My wife was supporting us. - Author: John Lithgow
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