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#1. The Ukrainian community is tight-knit by nature. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#2. I'm incredibly spiritual. There are like tens of thousands of denominations; I don't fit in any one of those denominations comfortably. But I have a very personal relationship with God. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#3. Music is what our feelings sound like. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#4. I just wanted to make sure that yes, that those horror - they worked as a genre. To me, I just wanted to be touched by the film in the way that I saw plausible. Which is the story about compassion - giving and receiving it in those desperate times of need. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#5. Working with children is a whole other ball game. They're like little animals. You have to keep the camera turned on them all the time. Sometimes it takes a 41-minute take to get one sentence out in a believable way. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#6. Patrick sort of had a very pragmatic, practical, Ed-like approach and went down to see. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#7. Do I observe holy days and holidays? Yeah, the ritual is very important to me. It's part of being Ukrainian Catholic. So every holy day we're baking pierogis and not eating meat. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#8. I can't get my knickers in a twist about my age and ageing in an industry that caters to the ids of 14-year-olds. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#9. It's such a measure of your solidarity with Ed, that when you would give lectures, he would be wearing a tartan tie that matched. And I demanded that outfit, I thought it was so punk - her long skirt, she looked like a Scottish queen, so regal. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#10. My only real advice to Oscar nominees is, 'If you haven't actually seen a competitor's film, don't fib and say you have and blow smoke up their wahooziewhatsits.' Always best to be frank and tell them the truth. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#11. I'm saying that the depth of exploration of the male psyche and the female psyche is uneven. I see further, deeper renderings of what it means to be a man. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#12. Partying has never been my thing. I've been around some wild people. I've been in the same room and watched them experiment, and that's been entertaining. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#13. I, for one, am tired of seeing movies about men damaging each other. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#14. The biggest research of all when I do a character is self-examination. You look at yourself and you ask, 'How am I similar to this person and how am I different?' - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#15. Honestly, I think a good film is spiritual, regardless of whether its subject is faith. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#16. Esquire's all about mommy issues now. Breastfeeding, vaccinations, playdate etiquette. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#17. You earn very little money on independent films and I'm the provider for my home, so I do have to think of taking one for the accountant time and again and that means studio pictures. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#18. I think I always try to be accommodating and open and available and proving for my director. I love to give as many takes as they want. I love to give them as many choices as they want. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#19. I love Saturday nights with my best friend and a big bowl of pasta, wanting a good scare, something that will say, 'Listen, your life is not as bad as this. Your life can be so much worse.' - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#20. I have tender, romantic associations with upstate New York. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#21. I'm a full-time mom. I've never felt as prepared, as before maternity. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#22. I think the worst thing that can happen to a good actor is fame. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#23. I just want to make sure that the thing that I see in it initially, that I think it can be, is not just going to be a horror film and reduced to a jump here and a scream there. But that you can take something away from it. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#24. I'm part wood nymph. I require mountains and warm, dense patches of moss to thrive. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#25. Whether we call it religion or faith, we all battle for a balanced integrated soul. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#26. I think God gave us senses of humor, and we should use them. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#27. But I think for me, why I was drawn to the piece is, at the core of the story, it's a love story to me - between Ed and Lorraine, between these two families who are asking for help and us who are in the business of giving help. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#28. Just because I'm telling a story about a woman losing faith is not my rebellion against what I grew up in. If anything, it really affected the way I approached the story, and in fact, approach everything. I don't judge my characters. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#29. Doubt is the middle position between knowledge and ignorance. It encompasses cynicism but also genuine questioning. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#30. I'm someone who can sit in a Buddhist temple, and I can sit with Pentecostals or with Orthodox Jews, and I still feel like I am in tune with all of them. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#31. You don't necessarily have to be religious to pray. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#32. In the quiet moments, the discoveries are made. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#33. Editing is not a part of the filmmaking process I've ever been privy to as an actress. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#34. My father instilled in me - of utmost importance and innate in me is the yearning to determine for myself - to define God, to define holiness for myself. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#35. I just can't feel lukewarm about a character. I either despise her, admire her, or don't understand her and want to understand her. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#36. I was a Ukrainian folk dancer in my teens, and I toured the country in 1991, shortly before the break-up of the Soviet Union. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#37. In these times, in this harsh, rude, warring world that we live in, where most of the bloodshed is 'My god is greater than your god,' and we're fighting in the name of our god, we have to find a way to peaceably coexist, spiritually. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#38. Whether you're making a million dollar film or a $100 million film there is never enough money, there's never enough time. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#39. The nature of evil, the nature of it, it exists. It exists and I think within us we have the tools. If we have the will, we can combat it. I think the power is within us and it lies in our own conceptualization of God and positivity and compassion and love. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#40. I just hate one-dimensional portrayals of religion; it's too cheap and easy to do, and ignores the nuances that go into having a belief system. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#41. I'm from the school of, 'if you want more, you have to require more from yourself.' - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#42. My personality is just innately even-keeled. I'm not such a huge daredevil. Which is not to say I'm not a passionate woman. I don't know, maybe it's my physiological makeup, but I don't like the feeling of anything in my system, other than a glass of wine now and then. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#43. I come from a massive family, and the youngest is twentysomething years younger than I am, so I grew up with children. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#44. There are some times when I think acting can be a noble profession. And when those rare roles come along, like 'Down to the Bone,' you have the opportunity to be of service. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#45. Normally, I rely heavily on my director to massage me out of my actor comfort zones. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#46. I have a lot of frustration with religion, organized religion, because it's man-made, because it's man-regulated. And it has nothing to do with my relationship with God. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#47. Someone once told me that religion is like a knife: You can stab someone with it, or you can slice bread with it. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#48. I can't do Los Angeles. I've always been the anti-Barbie. I don't want to be in a place where almost every woman walks around with puffy lips, little noses and breasts large enough to nourish a small country. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#49. I bet you could look at every single thing I've ever done and reduce it to that parenting schematic. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#50. I've always believed that if you are precise in your thoughts, it's not the lines you say that are important - it's what exists between the lines. What I'm compelled by most is that transparency of thought, what is left unspoken. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#51. I think all religions can agree on certain definitions of God and concepts of God, like God being the god of love, the great 'I am' energy. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#52. Faith is important to me. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#53. When you encounter sophistication in the creation of a female character, you thank the writers and you claim it. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#54. You know what's more difficult to do organically? Laughing. It's actually one of the hardest things to do on camera. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#55. I do love directing. I'm only comfortable working in the independent film arena for a very small budget where I have creative control and I can put my stamp on it. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#56. I was very studious and square in college. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#57. When I look at female characters, I want to recognize myself in them: my trials, my tribulations as a mother, as a lover, as a daughter. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#58. I hate being manipulated by song. Don't tell me what I should be feeling. I don't want cellos or violins to be telling me that I should be bawling right now. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#59. The different tempos and yeah, it's cadence. It's the way she moves through space, it's gestures. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#60. I'm hooked on Polanski's films, his psychological thrillers. I love 'Rosemary's Baby,' I love 'Repulsion.' - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#61. It's a very different thing, religion and faith. Religion is man-made, it's man-regulated. And faith, you can define God as you wish. But I think they're two different things. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#62. Offers come all the time, but I'm pretty particular. I really have to be wowed by a character I encounter in a script, or a storyline. I really do need to feel inspiration, otherwise I'm just happy planting perennials and making goat cheese. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#63. Do I pray? Yes. Prayer is very important to me. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#64. Esquire needs to be more like a mommy blog - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#65. I always thought Uncle Vanya could be a stoned masterpiece. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#66. My husband is my best friend; he knows my sensibilities. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#67. Chekhov, when it's done well and you're ready for it, can actually be quite funny. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#68. I don't have a caustic sense of humor. What I find funny, that humor comes from a much gentler place. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#69. I chase after inspiring stories. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#70. There's just a deeper level of sophistication in the writing of female characters on TV. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#71. Ruminants are a perfectly normal thing to possess when you live in upstate New York. It's just moving scenery. It's kind of like the equivalent of Great Danes. It's the way you keep your grass mowed. It's the way you keep your weed-whacking to a minimum. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#72. No role is more challenging, rewarding and inspiring than my real-life role as a mom and a wife. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#73. I think that films about faith made for faith-based communities have a certain tactic. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#74. As an actor, you're sort of the court-appointed lawyer for the character. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#75. There's no wrong way to experience a film. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#76. Honesty is not synonymous with truth. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#77. We're all sick of holy wars and bloodshed because religion is supposed to give us life and a better life and is supposed to bring out our best self. When it results in mass destruction and hatred and anxiety, it's the antithesis I think of what religion was designed to do. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#78. I have the best husband a wife could possibly have. He's the best father my children could have. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#79. I'm just someone who marvels at God. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#80. I didn't grow up watching film but as a Ukrainian-American, music and stories and dance are crucial. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#81. Editing yourself is like an irksome coin toss. You've got to strip yourself of super ego and operate from the id. Maybe I've got my Freud mixed up. It's just hard to trade a beauty shot for the performance with truth and a brightly lit zit. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#82. Sometimes music helps. If I feel that it's bogus, I'll literally just call myself out on camera and say that it's dishonest. You do whatever it takes. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#83. I love to be surprised. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#84. I am drawn to intimate, often uncomfortable portraits of a woman persevering and awakening. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#85. I cannot even imagine college. I'm white-knuckling it just letting my son go to kindergarten for eight hours a day. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#86. It's thematic in my career, if you look at most of my choices. It is some level of exploration of maternal angst and maternal heroism. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#87. Yeah, I think it's like any God-given gift. You writers have the gift of perception. If you don't use it, you're going to lose it. And it's the same thing with you [Lorraine], it's God-given. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#88. When you're breastfeeding a child, you don't have the same retention as you do when you're not. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#89. It's a delicate thing for me, with how involved I am in social media and being a part of people's lives in a way that they want me to. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#90. I've played a lot of mothers in my movies. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#91. I've never graced the cover of a fashion magazine. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#92. There really are three types of 'religious' movies: the ones that make fun of it, the ones that vilify it and the ones that literally preach to the converted. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#93. The writers could always do an about-face and change everything - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#94. The limelight is a tricky place, because you can't believe what's going on around you. You stop observing. You stop perceiving. You stop extending yourself, and you become isolated. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#95. I've never felt the breath of God - you can take that statement literally or metaphorically - more than when I was yearning for a personal, intimate connection to something bigger than me. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#96. I don't necessarily need Hollywood. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#97. I rely on my directors, a lot. I love being directed. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#98. We take a lot for granted as second wave feminists, what our mothers and aunts did for us. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#99. You don't have to be gay to be attracted to your friend. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#100. The more people know about you, the more face-time you get in the media, the harder your job becomes to create a character in whom people suspend disbelief. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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