Brian Dennehy Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 36 Brian Dennehy Quotes

#1. Billy was walking up the hall, buckling his belt. His tanned face was now sallow and wet with sweat. He says there's a bulge in my aorta. Like a bubble in a car tire. Only car tires don't yell when you poke em. - Author: Stephen King
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#2. Call me old-fashioned, but I believe that morality is not just a matter of opinion. - Author: Brian Dennehy
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#3. You know, you get to a certain age, 45, 50, I don't know when it happens, I said, 'Jesus, all I got is a certain amount of time. Maybe I should think about using it a little better.' - Author: Brian Dennehy
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#4. It took a long time for me to have any impact in the business because I didn't look like an actor, I didn't sound like an actor. - Author: Brian Dennehy
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#5. My father had a good sense of humour about a lot of things, including life, which I think I inherited. - Author: Brian Dennehy
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#6. If you're sixty-something, pushing 70, the chances of you getting a tremendously fascinating part in the movies are very low, as to be almost negligible, or even in television. But in the theatre, there are still things to do, very interesting, very profound things. - Author: Brian Dennehy
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#7. If I could transform my stage life to the movies, I'd be Jack Nicholson. - Author: Brian Dennehy
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#8. The categories within which the colonists thought about the social foundations of politics were inheritances from classical antiquity, reshaped by seventeenth century English thought. - Author: Bernard Bailyn
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#9. When you think about it, what's the difference between Bobby Knight and Vince Lombardi? Why is one guy a god, and the other guy is regarded as a crazy man? - Author: Brian Dennehy
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#10. Theater is a physical activity as much as anything. It's harder for me to learn the lines than it was 30 years ago. At the same time, I'll never quit working in the theater - until I can't memorize two lines back to back. - Author: Brian Dennehy
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#11. The theater business has allowed me, in a way the movie and TV business has not, to do very, very interesting work. So that's what I do. - Author: Brian Dennehy
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#12. I lied about serving in Vietnam, and I'm sorry. I did not mean to take away from the actions and the sacrifices of the ones who did really serve there ... I did steal valor. That was very wrong of me. There is no real excuse for that. - Author: Brian Dennehy
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#13. In this business, you have a hierarchy of stars. Russell Crowe, Tom Hanks - you name 'em, they can play any part they want. Guys like me who are somewhere down in the middle of the pack, that's a different story. I can do things in the theater that I can't do anyplace else. - Author: Brian Dennehy
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#14. I've got two artificial knees, I have an artificial shoulder, and I'm reasonably healthy given the damage I've done to myself. Everything hurts. - Author: Brian Dennehy
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#15. Also, there's the caliber of actors that we keep getting. Lorraine Bracco plays my mom and Chazz Palminteri plays my father, and Brian Dennehy and Donnie Wahlberg have been on the show. And, we've got Billy Burke from Twilight. We've gotten all kinds of fantastic actors. That speaks for itself. - Author: Angie Harmon
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#16. Quarkbeasts, for all their fearsome looks, are obedient to a fault. They are nine-tenths velociraptor and kitchen blender and one-tenth Labrador. It was the Labrador tenth that I valued most. - Author: Jasper Fforde
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#17. It'd be very difficult to cast me as a ballet dancer. Everybody is, in some sense, controlled by their size and their gender. I'm not going to be allowed to play the part that Denzel Washington plays. - Author: Brian Dennehy
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#18. My father was a classic intellectual. From him I learned devotion, and I also learned about the life of the mind. - Author: Brian Dennehy
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#19. The Hadley Street Dream is a tribute to making a vision come to life. My father built a compound on a dessert city block, he saw something in that space we couldn't see. It was years later the album was born right there on Hadley St. He built the studio I started recording the album at. - Author: Solange Knowles
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#20. I'm not one of these people who likes to do as little as possible. I really do feel the hot breath of time on the back of my neck these days. And there are certain things I want to do before my time is up. - Author: Brian Dennehy
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#21. No one would ever cast me as an aristocrat. I think the big thing about being an Irish artist is access to melancholy. Especially the American Irish. The availability of loss, some kind of pain, is an important part of who we are. I think my Irishness gave me that. - Author: Brian Dennehy
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#22. From 1965 to 1974, I served the best possible apprenticeship for an actor. I learned firsthand how a truck driver lives, what a bartender does, how a salesman thinks. I had to make a life inside those jobs, not just pretend. - Author: Brian Dennehy
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#23. I was in a convenience store, reading a magazine. The clerk told me, "this is not a library!" "OK! I will talk louder, then!" - Author: Mitch Hedberg
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#24. What really matters is that you do what you think is right, what you believe in, and you surround yourself with the people you care about in this world. That's what counts in this life. - Author: Brian Dennehy
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#25. My problem is, if any place I'm sleeping catches on fire, I've got a problem because it takes me 20 minutes to get everything moving in the morning. - Author: Brian Dennehy
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#26. The most dangerous job is to be a president - That's nothing more than a fact! - Author: Deyth Banger
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#27. My grandfather was a really, really tough no-nonsense factory worker who emigrated from Ireland in about 1900 to Bridgeport, Conn. He had a big effect on me. Those guys who took a great leap out into what they knew not were the ones who were the real stars, the real heroes. - Author: Brian Dennehy
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#28. I was in high school in 1953 when the Committee of One Million circulated a petition urging that Red China - one third of the world's population - be excluded from the United Nations. And I remember I refused to sign it, at 14 or 15 years old. - Author: Brian Dennehy
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#29. At 13, I was a big, totally uncoordinated, hopeless football player. I responded to somebody else's rules, and I stayed just good enough to get a scholarship to Columbia, which was looking for scholar-athletes. - Author: Brian Dennehy
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#30. I remember playing John Wayne Gacy, serial killer, very sick, neurotic, screwed-up guy. You know what? There's a part of me there, too, and you explore that. - Author: Brian Dennehy
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#31. I'm not in the movie business anymore, and hardly any 70 year olds are. I always ask the producers: 'Are there no 70-year old vampires?' Apparently there are not - or even zombies for that matter. I guess they all get eaten. - Author: Brian Dennehy
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#32. I was never, ever interested in becoming a businessman or an entrepreneur. If I was a businessman, or saw myself as a businessman, I would have never gone into the airline business. - Author: Richard Branson
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#33. I come from an Irish Catholic family, and hell-raising is part of the DNA. - Author: Brian Dennehy
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#34. The older I get, the more interesting the part has to be. Bobby Knight is extremely interesting. - Author: Brian Dennehy
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#35. I idolize Gene Hackman. He is not a natural star, not an incandescent personality like Jack Nicholson, but he makes luminous the problems of being an ordinary man in an extraordinary situation. - Author: Brian Dennehy
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#36. Worse than a true evil is it to bear the burden of faults that are not truly yours. - Author: Euripides
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