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#1. I think maybe because I do other things and they mean as much to me as movie acting, it takes the onus off me. It's not the end of the world if I can't get a film job, or if a movie doesn't turn out well - even though I don't like it when that happens. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#2. People will like to say that 'Eastern Promises' is brutal, but the only reason they say that is because the scenes stick with them. They are realistic. They are in-your-face and you see the consequences. It's not a bunch of quick editing cuts. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#3. It's just like with people. You're going to get along better working with them - human or equine - if you ask politely rather than demand that they do things. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#4. Like most people - unless they're very practised at it or have no warm blood at all in their veins - I feel a little apprehensive about the red carpet. It's always a bit bewildering when people are taking pictures and asking questions before the ceremony. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#5. It's true that I have a wide range of interests. I like to write and paint and make music and go walking on my own and garden. In fact, gardening is probably what I enjoy doing more than anything else. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#6. Each time I make a movie, it's like a paid scholarship to a different university course. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#7. Anyone can identify with those moments in life where circumstances or people inform us that we've strayed from the path of our better nature and intentions. We know what that's like, and we resist it - so as not to feel like we're bad people. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#8. I really enjoyed working with New Zealanders as crew members, as teammates. They're great, and it's a beautiful country. It's one of the most beautiful places I've ever been, and I've traveled quite a bit. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#9. You know, Freud accepted his lot very stoically and very well and with a sense of humor. He aged and died gracefully, and there's a lot to be said for that. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#10. If you don't find some way to discuss what's going on inside you, it can come out in other ways that are self-destructive. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#11. In a lot of places in the United States and certainly even more places around the world, the image of the cowboy has become, for some people, a negative one. The word 'cowboy' implies a strong, stubborn individual whose individualism depends on pulling down other people's individualism. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#12. I'm not a great fan of monarchy in general, but I have to say the Danish monarchy is closer to the people; it's not as stuffy as the English one. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#13. I know I said I wanted to live forever and I would never be bored, but the reality is, it's probably kind of sad to live forever if you're the only one sticking around. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#14. It's hard not to get depressed when you pay attention to the world and how strangely and corrupt the people in it sometimes behave. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#15. Exactly," said Maddie. "What's your favorite flavor?"
"I bet I can guess," said Simone. "Chocolate."
"Strawberry," said Maddie.
Losers. It was vanilla.
"Vanilla," said Seth. - Author: Richelle Mead
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#16. More often than not, the experience of shooting the movie has been disappointing and the end product has been a mere shadow of what I hoped it would be. But immersing myself in the story - that's what I like best of all. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#17. I try to research or make up for myself what happened in any character's life. From when he was born until the first page of the script. I fill in the blanks. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#18. It's almost a standard tactic, really, to try to minimize any effort that people in the entertainment business or in any public occupation make to express themselves. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#19. I take my work seriously, but it's not the only thing that exists in the world. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#20. America is an empire in decay. But we don't have to lash out and do damage on the way down. We can reverse some of the damage we've done. It's possible. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#21. Sometimes you look at a movie and you can see that the actor or actress said, 'I'm taking this onboard because I'm making a ton of money, and not because it's going to be something special.' - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#22. Seth's quote from his book:
"And if I only could
I'd make a deal with God and I'd get Him to swap our places"
-"Running up that Hill" by Kate Bush - Author: Richelle Mead
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#23. I have never been in a natural place and felt that it was a waste of time. I never have. And it's a relief. If I'm walking around a desert or whatever, every second is worthwhile. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#24. People are becoming more intimately acquainted with people who are different than them - it's not so unusual anymore. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#25. You know, 'Viggo' is a pretty dorky name in Denmark. It's like 'Oswald' or something. It's a very old Scandinavian name, at least 1,000 years old. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#26. People talk about method actors, meaning someone that's prepared very, very well, or whatever they mean when they talk about it. But the right method is whatever works for you. And what works for me on any given day is going to be different. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#27. It's amazing to me that Glenn Beck can be on the cover of 'Time,' and there can be a whole article about him basically saying, 'Well, you know, he's controversial.' It's like, 'No, he's a dangerous idiot who needs the help of a good psychiatrist!' - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#28. You know, real life doesn't just suddenly resolve itself. You have to keep working at it. Democracy, marriage, friendship. You can't just say, 'She's my best friend.' That's not a given, it's a process. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#29. In the end, the actor's main power is the power to say, 'No.' - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#30. Travel is one of the best anti-war weapons that there are. I've been to Iran, and if you're there you see little kids, cops, old people, cemeteries. Once you see that, you can't say, 'Oh, Iran, let's bomb them.' - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#31. I would literally climb out of the cradle while my parents slept, go and crawl off. I did this a couple of times apparently. I'd cross the road and into someone's house, wake them up banging pots and pans in the kitchen. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#32. No," he said, voice thick and husky. His fingers dug into the chair's arms. "You'd better not get too close."
I stopped, laughing softly. "You don't strike me as the assaulting type, Mortensen."
"Yeah, well, there's a first time for everything. - Author: Richelle Mead
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#33. It's not the end of the world if I can't get a film job, or if a movie doesn't turn out well - even though I don't like it when that happens. There are other things I enjoy doing, and I involve myself in them. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#34. People like to pigeonhole you. It's easier. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#35. I think that people who get to a certain position, and then try to ferociously defend it or build on it, it's kind of a dead-end street. You see people becoming miserable that way. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#36. When there is conflict, it's good to step away, even for five minutes, because you could say terrible things that you can't take back, so it's best to walk away. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#37. It doesn't take that many years for a kid to realise that they're going to die. It's always there in the back of their mind the rest of their lives. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#38. If I can get a day to myself, I won't answer the phone, I'll read or go for a walk. Simple, basic things. People think there's always time to do that but there isn't. Life is short. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#39. I'm not afraid of death, but I resent it. I think it's unfair and irritating. Every time I see something beautiful, I not only want to return to it, but it makes me want to see other beautiful things. I know I'm not going to get to all the places I want to go. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#40. It's very rare you get a great script just handed to you, or sent to you, by someone you don't know. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#41. Looking at acting, in the movies or the theater, and the way I like to look at it, it's just an extension of childhood play ... Kids play and imagine in a very intense fashion and they don't need any director telling them, 'You really have to believe in it.' They believe in it completely. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#42. I was born in New York but as a baby moved to Venezuela and Argentina. I've also lived in Denmark, where my father's from. I've traveled a lot, and having that sort of background probably increased the chance that I was going to remain curious as an adult about people who are different. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#43. Like most people I can be lazy, so it's nice to have a goal or deadline or reason to work out. I feel better when I get to exercise, or when I'm outdoors. I like to hike, swim and run, and I love to play soccer. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#44. The first decade of your life is really important; it's formative. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#45. Once you learn the idea of what a good guy is, you want your dad to be a good guy, and when your dad lets you down and doesn't act like a good guy, it's disappointing and can make you angry as you see it happen, which is beautiful and very believable. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#46. At long last, she gasped out, "It's Seth."
"What happened?" I demanded. "Is he okay?"
"He ended it." Her crying renewed. "He broke the engagement and told me it was over. - Author: Richelle Mead
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#47. I was raised in Argentina until I was 11 and now I go back there a lot, at least twice a year. It's a country where I feel very comfortable and it represents an important period in my life. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#48. I'm optimistic about people and about the planet and about nature. I think it's resilient, like people are. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#49. I like naturally occurring film grain, and what happens to film when it's under- and over-exposed. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#50. There are people that grandstand and seem to be publicly politically engaged because they like the attention, more than because they're genuinely concerned about the world. But I don't think that's the majority. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#51. For 'Hidalgo,' I just spent as much time around horses as I could, which made sense. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#52. On a practical level, poetry isn't something anybody has really made a great living at. I might sell some books and, once in a while, someone might pay to hear me read. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#53. Awards for arts, where you make comparisons, don't make much sense. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#54. Kids accept where they are because they don't know the past. They know what they have; they know where they are. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#55. I have no idea what 'method actor' means. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#56. I think every family is dysfunctional, and some manage to control it better than others. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#57. I hate divers, like Cristiano Ronaldo, who might be the greatest athlete in the sport, but he's a big baby. If things are going well he's great, but when things are going badly it's the ref's fault, it's his teammates' fault. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#58. With few exceptions, one ought always do what one is afraid of. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#59. Toronto Film Festival is one of those festivals where there are 400 movies, and unless you have a distributor who is super confident and puts a lot of money into it, sometimes movies can go unwatched or unnoticed. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#60. I like a twisted sense of humour. On 'A History of Violence,' David Cronenberg and I would be doing the grimmest scenes and laugh a lot. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#61. In terms of the movie business, being in a 'Lord of the Rings' has given me more interesting options as work. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#62. I prefer the smaller acting than big histrionics. It's about reacting and looks, which is often underestimated. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#63. Some people who like dogs don't like cats, but I'm not like that. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#64. I've never played a Dane in a movie. I've had offers to be in Danish movies, including for some good directors, but I either had a job at the time or, when I was available, the movie just didn't happen. Hopefully someday I'll do one. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#65. The Holocaust movie is almost a genre in itself these days. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#66. I was raised speaking English and Spanish. And I also speak Danish. And I can get by in French and Italian. I've acted in Spanish and English, but when something has to do with emotions, sometimes I feel I can get to the heart of the matter better in Spanish. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#67. I don't speak up about something unless I feel strongly about it and until I've researched a subject extensively and have an informed decision about it. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#68. I think the older you get the harder it is to [lose] probably. Your metabolism slows down, whatever, but I'm a pretty active person. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#69. I know people who prepare their roles in such a way that they technically look ahead and memorize their gestures, and then they stick to it. Those that are technically proficient enough can make it seem natural, but they do that and don't really take in what other people are doing. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#70. I did the David Cronenberg film, A History of Violence, with Viggo Mortensen and I played a real sociopath. For the next seven years, I played the psycho-of-the-week. - Author: Greg Bryk
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#71. As a kid I read Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, and a few others. As an adult have admired Leonardo da Vinci's drawings and notebooks. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#72. Be kind. It's worthwhile to make an effort to learn about other people and figure out what you might have in common with them. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#73. We often live in the past a lot more than we probably realize. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#74. Joseph Campbell said the privilege of a lifetime is being yourself. That's his feeling. And I guess it's mine too. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#75. The money I earn from films means I can help the people I want to help - you can do a lot of good if you want to. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#76. There might be people out there who wouldn't hire me because they thought I should keep my mouth shut, but I'm not aware of that. Even if I saw evidence of that, it wouldn't really concern me. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#77. Jung viewed Freud as a mentor, but he never wanted to be anybody's disciple. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#78. I'd like to, when it's all said and done, say that I have at least a few stories that I feel proud of. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#79. 'The Road' was a movie that has a good reputation, even though it wasn't released very well, but that's a movie I'm very proud of. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#80. Pinochet and Barack Obama both have the same primary goal, and that's to be president and stay president as long as allowed. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#81. I have friends who I get along with who I know get very uncomfortable being alone, unless they're with people, talking all the time. Whether it's on the phone, or in person, they're never by themselves. Whereas I could be alone for months. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#82. I've been naked physically in movies - but it's a whole other thing to be naked emotionally in a way that's not just a distraction or a character. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#83. As far as money goes, there's a saying in Denmark: 'Your last suit doesn't have any pockets.' You can't take it with you. You can make all the money you want, but who cares? - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#84. I think if you don't say something it's lying by omission. I personally think it's immoral. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#85. With any character I have played, there's infinite possibilities for how they might behave, depending on who they are talking to or how they react to things. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#86. It's always interesting to play a character that obviously has a secret. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#87. I'm just looking as always for something that's stimulating and I hope to find a good story that's a challenge, whether it's big or small. Or that it finds me. I don't have like a career plan. Maybe I should, but I don't. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#88. 'The Road' is about that fear that all parents can have. What's going to happen to your child if you're not around? It takes those concerns to an extreme. In the film, without me the boy has no food, no shelter, no resources at all. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#89. I have a multicultural background, so I tend to have an open mind about things, and I find other cultures interesting. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#90. There's no sense in doing something, especially if it's a hard job, if you can't have a little fun. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#91. To be an artist, you don't have to compose music or paint or be in the movies or write books. It's just a way of living. It has to do with paying attention, remembering, filtering what you see and answering back, participating in life. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#92. We all have secrets, some secrets bigger than others, is a normal human thing. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#93. Directed By: Peter Jackson Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen - Author: Jamerson INC
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#94. Because of the internet, satellite TV, and the digital world, you can stay in touch, you can learn about other people from a young age. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#95. To be honest, I don't really care about any pope. It's not something I think about much, to be quite honest with you. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#96. One of the most effective tools that the Cheney-Bush junta has used to marginalize dissenting or even mildly inquisitive American citizens has been the accusation of being unpatriotic. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#97. This basic thing I always do: 'What happened between the character's birth, and page one of the script?' Anything that's not in the story, I'll fill in the blanks. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#98. 1. The picture must, by its mere arrangement, make you look at it. 2. Having looked - see! 3. Having seen - enjoy! The - Author: William Mortensen
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#99. There's no excuse to be bored. Sad, yes. Angry, yes. Depressed, yes. Crazy, yes. But there's no excuse for boredom, ever. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#100. You can't really go back to where you came from. I don't think any of us can. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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