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#1. My wife will tell you that if you feel my hands before I walk on for a performance, you could chill a bottle of wine. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#2. I'm blessed. I have a 13-year-old girl's eye and a 14 year-old boy's eye. I've been given the gift of sight by people who decided to donate organs. I try to do as much organ-donor work as I can. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#3. I got married because I wanted to do something that was more than I understood, because my feelings were more than I understood. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#4. It's what Shakespeare's mission was - to illuminate our thoughts and struggles and bring about the possibility of getting the most we can out of a day as opposed to least in this brief moment we're here. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#5. This is unbearable how I talk. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#6. I'm lyrically driven, I'm not musically driven. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#7. I would go to war with words, not weapons. I would die talking before I lifted a weapon. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#8. The songs I love to sing are story songs, from Yiddish songs to Tom Waits. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#9. I'm active in PAX, which is a gun awareness organization. We treat gun safety as a public health issue. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#10. My inner motivation is to make the world a better place; the bad guy and the good guy think the same thing. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#11. There's not a lot of money in revenge. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#12. Sondheim is the Shakespeare of the musical theater world. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#13. Mandy is not calm. So that's acting. I'm acting. And, and I love playing someone calm. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#14. I think it's fair to say I'm attracted to playing characters who are rather intense. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#15. I FEEL THE MOST ALIVE WHEN I'M SINGING. I ALSO GET TO BE THE MAIL MAN FOR SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LYRICS EVER WRITTEN. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#16. If we can't keep our Palestinian neighbors and Muslim neighbors alive with good water and fresh air, we'll never get them to the peace table. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#17. No one is going to beat the crap out of me more than me. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#18. Singing in Yiddish was a great thrill for me and came about through Joe Papp, the founder of The Public Theater. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#19. We did a different show every night. We'd open a show, and then two weeks later we'd open the next show. And two weeks later we'd open the third show until we had all eight running. And it was just one of the richest experiences I'd ever had in my theatrical life. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#20. Isaac and I are going to Israel to ride for peace enviromental justice and a safer world for us all. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#21. I believe there's a common ground in what all gifted writers write. It has to do with their wish to turn darkness into light. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#22. I have the strength from my mother, the survivability. I have wonderful qualities from my mother - but please, Mother, forgive me - I heard judgment constantly about my father. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#23. It is a game, the whole ball of wax is a game - your life, my life, politics, economy, hunger ... - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#24. In the hands of good writers, you have the opportunity to present both sides of an opinion equally and that you leave it to the audience to listen and then make up their own minds. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#25. Who is the bad guy? Is America possibly the bad guy? - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#26. Comparison leads to violence. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#27. If you stand too close to a painting - all you see are patches of color, if you stand too far back, you can't see any of the detail. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#28. I grew up in Synagogue in the boys' choir. We didn't listen to music in the house; only at temple. Then I went to a mostly African American high school on the South Side of Chicago and joined a gospel choir. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#29. My sense of religion is Einstein's sense of relativity. I don't believe in God. I believe that energy never dies. So the possibility exists that you might be breathing in some other form of Moses or Buddha or Muhammad or Bobby Kennedy or Roosevelt or Martin Luther King or Jesus. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#30. If a movie musical came along and the part was right and somebody wanted me to do it, I would do it in a heartbeat. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#31. The biggest public mistake I ever made was that I chose to do 'Criminal Minds' in the first place. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#32. I have never been asked to be in a movie musical. Other than 'Yentl,' which I didn't sing in. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#33. I've always been someone who some people like and some people don't like. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#34. I moved to New York to go to Julliard Drama School. Didn't sing a single note of music. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#35. One of the greatest gifts that 'Homeland' has given me is it's affirming on a daily basis. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#36. I'm a spiritual person, I'm an America, I'm a Jew, and all of those things influence every breath I take, everywhere I go. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#37. When I was your age, I used to treat the crust like it was just there to hold the good stuff in. I used to leave the whole back end of it on the plate. As I got older, I learned to appreciate the crust. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#38. I try to get that across in the work, to try to, if I'm lucky, to make this world a little bit better for all of us before I check out. And that's if I'm lucky, I don't always get to have that privilege but I try always. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#39. So I'm truly an actor who sings, and not a singer who acts. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#40. I love my work, I love the people I work with, I do the best I can. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#41. But I loved the theatre and I was just doing theatre 24/7 and kept dropping courses because I didn't have the time and the chancellor thought that wasn't a good idea after awhile. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#42. I'm an obsessive hiker and I do it every day for two hours and it really helps me when it comes to learning songs or scripts. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#43. I still have the sword of Inigo Montoya - it's mine! - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#44. The best work I can do is to take myself as much as I can out of it and get it as simple as I can. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#45. I'm a Jew. I'm fascinated by our culture and our history, by what made us the people we are. It influences every breath I take. It informs and guides me. Without it, I'd just be a vacuum. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#46. I wanted to go to a liberal arts college, I wanted to have that experience. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#47. The way I like to work is to attach personal experiences to what I'm doing, so it helps tremendously if I can write my own play under what the writer has written. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#48. I have no problem with violence, I have no problem playing horrible people. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#49. I think we all lose in the end because we don't get to stay here forever. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#50. Well, I'm not a critic, I'm just a worker. So, I'm always grateful for anything the critics say - good or bad. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#51. I'm not frightened about terrorism. I'm frightened about the roots of what we call terrorism. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#52. I HAVE NO IDEA WHATS COMING NEXT OR WHERE IT WILL COME FROM; I ENJOY THE SURPRISE OF IT ALL. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#53. Now get in the cartoonishly evil vehicle and drive! - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#54. I'm an obsessive person. I like intensity. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#55. I've been very blessed in my personal life and in my career and I have never been ungrateful for what I have. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#56. People on both sides of any conflict believe they are right, whether it's on a TV show or in the real world. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#57. The time it takes to get something done is the time it takes. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#58. I don't know what's going to happen in life, so I don't think it's fair that I know what's going to happen in 'Homeland.' - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#59. Everything I experience influences everything I do. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#60. I never publicise in advance what I'm going to be singing because I never quite know until I start. I often change my mind halfway through. I sometimes throw in stuff about politics or Shakespeare or do songs in Yiddish. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#61. My mom was a great cook and great baker all her life. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#62. The great fun for me is these collaborators. I'm nothing by myself. Being with these people, whether it's the 'Homeland' cast or stage collaborators, they make you everything you are. They make you come to work. They make you be alive. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#63. In my prayers every day, which are a combination of Hebrew prayers and Shakespeare and Sondheim lyrics and things people have said to me that I've written down and shoved in my pocket, I also say the name of every person I've ever known who's passed on. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#64. Movies were a struggle for me - they didn't come easy. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#65. Actually, the language in Shakespeare is wonderfully musical. You need to hear the music to connect with the words. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#66. There's something about singing that I just love. It makes me feel freer than anything in the world. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#67. I'm Jewish and I can sing and I'm alive. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#68. When you work on a text of a lesser quality, as the interpreter or the delivery person, you are obliged to try to fill it out as you see so many people do in lesser work. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#69. Peace in the Middle East isn't going to be created by another war or violent act on the other side. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#70. I try to say something about the human condition whenever I can when I'm lucky. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#71. I didn't think of myself as a singer. I'm an actor who recites words, and sometimes that happens to be on musical notes. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#72. The great love of my life is music. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#73. People who go into the arts are often hurt people. Many are manic-depressive. Some have tried suicide and some have succeeded. It's just part of the game. We are people who are oversensitive. That's why we're in this business, because of our need to communicate. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#74. I'm on the board of directors for Peace Now, which works tirelessly between the Palestinians and the Israelis to create peace in the Middle East and we've never been closer. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#75. I'm just an actor. I am nothing special. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#76. Some teachers should be put in prison for the way they either take advantage of women in their classes or destroy fragile egos. Be careful who you ask to help you when you're in the arts. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#77. If I hear a lie in my life with my children, with my wife, my work, my audiences, I want to annihilate myself, vaporize myself and wipe myself off the face of the earth. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#78. Everything I am came from my parents. I don't take that much credit for who I am and what I am. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#79. Our actions are the ground we walk on. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#80. Everyone's entitled to their own experience. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#81. I don't want people to sit and process the song. I want them to just let them bathe over them. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#82. I can achieve that by personally relating the words that I am saying to something I have known in my life. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#83. My life exists in an imagined reality. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#84. When I'm on the road with concerts, people ask me to autograph my CDs, but more and more they come up with the cookbooks. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#85. I desperately want to see the day today and do the best I can not miss a shred of sunlight. It'll be over before I know it. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#86. You rarely pay the rent by doing Shakespeare or Ibsen. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#87. During 'Chicago Hope,' I never let directors talk to me, because I was so spoiled. I started off with people like Milos Forman, Sidney Lumet, James Lapine, unbelievably gifted people. So there I was, saying, 'Don't talk to me, I don't want your opinion.' I behaved abominably. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#88. If you're sick, watch funny movies. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#89. Music is my balance ... center of my life. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#90. My dream has come true, now that I have passed it on. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#91. I can't believe this, I'm arguing with a woman! - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#92. I guess I am sometimes over the top on stage, but then, that is my personality. I'm over the top in real life, too. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#93. I belong on the stage. I love how the day's events, whatever you read in the newspapers or watch on the TV, are reflected in the performance and how it's received. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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#94. If you told me I could only do one thing, I would choose live concerts. - Author: Mandy Patinkin
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