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By Anonym 13 Sep

James Woods

Filmmaking, like sex, isn't a polite enterprise. It involves a lot of mess and the bottom line is, if somebody ain't screaming, you're not doing your job.

By Anonym 13 Sep

James Woods

Golfers are genuinely courteous in a discourteous world. Show me a guest on The Jerry Springer Show who's a golfer.

By Anonym 13 Sep

James Woods

I'm absolutely gonna win it, because I'm ruthless. I sit at the poker table and my job is to destroy people.

By Anonym 15 Sep

James Woods

When I was in high school, we were all laboring under the illusion, or maybe it was a reality, that everyone in our school was a virgin.

By Anonym 14 Sep

James Woods

I think the great power of Bette Davis was she always knew who she was. She had an obligation to herself and her audience. When you think of what she was compelled to do, the power she put on the screen, the fact that she took upon herself a much greater task.

By Anonym 15 Sep

James Woods

Whatever it took to get elected president of the United States, I don't think being a complete and utter moron is one of those predicates.

By Anonym 14 Sep

James Woods

My second ex-wife was really kind of like a ship passing in the night. Only she turned out to be the Exxon Valdez.

By Anonym 13 Sep

James Woods

...if [the 9/11/01 attacks] had happened to the Russians, about three major cities in the Middle East would have been parking lots in twenty minute and they wouldn't have worried about the consequences because there would not have been any because the remaining terrorist states would have said 'we get the message.'

By Anonym 13 Sep

James Woods

Aficionado my ass...I just love to smoke cigars

By Anonym 13 Sep

James Woods

I'm famous for being nicer to my fans than anyone on the face of the earth because I figure, a) They pay my salary, and b) It's probably like a big moment in your life to meet somebody; so I would say, 'Just come on up.'

By Anonym 14 Sep

James Woods

So you can say whatever you want and quote me however you want about politics and make the next payday, and that's fine because I'm making that deal with you, but just mention the movie along the way, OK?

By Anonym 15 Sep

James Woods

The press is like a big bass, you just stick a hook in their mouth and they'll take it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

James Woods

Look, just go sit at the card table with the rest of the kids and let the adults run the country.

By Anonym 14 Sep

James Woods

My attitude about Hollywood is that I wouldn't walk across the street to pull one of those executives out of the snow if he was bleeding to death. Not unless I was paid for it. None of them ever did me any favors.

By Anonym 13 Sep

James Woods

Here's what I believe a soul is - at least this, I believe it's at least this. I believe that every kindness that we create in our lives, if it came because we were affected by a person we loved and lost, that person lives through that kindness. That's what a soul is.

By Anonym 14 Sep

James Woods

Sometimes the way you respond to horrific, evil deeds is the measure of one's self as a man, as a nation, as people, as a community.

By Anonym 13 Sep

James Woods

Give Bush 10 minutes before you hammer him. I think he's going to surprise people. He sounds simple and uncomplicated, but maybe that's what we need now. He's not as stupid as everyone thinks. I like the guy.

By Anonym 15 Sep

James Woods

We work in an environment where your options are to do, you know, Batman 10, so when you get to do a movie that's a really great film like this, people really step up to the plate and enjoy it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

James Woods

The only reason people lock their car doors when Obama walks by is they are afraid he'll tax them to death...

By Anonym 14 Sep

James Woods

I was able to lean on people for favors and things to help out because their budget was so low. It was half of what John Travolta's perk package is on a film. Our whole budget was half of what his staff makes on a film.

By Anonym 15 Sep

James Woods

The whole world has gone back to something we are genetically engineered to do - communicating through symbols.

By Anonym 14 Sep

James Woods

No matter what it is, if you get 10 people in the business talking about something, you get 10 different opinions, but you know, they're amazingly well informed.

By Anonym 14 Sep

James Woods

The bottom line is to be in control of your own destiny.

By Anonym 15 Sep

James Woods

The lifeblood of my career has been independent film.

By Anonym 13 Sep

James Woods

Achieving success as an actor has not been easy for me. My biggest, probably most irrational complaint has been that I've had to work harder for what I've gotten. I've seen other people with nepotism or wealth or cheesy good looks on their side who've had it easy...

By Anonym 14 Sep

James Woods

Just curious. Does the president of the United States have any advice for other teenage boys in America? Wounded warriors, for example . . .

By Anonym 13 Sep

James Woods

I'm a pretty quiet guy, but if people want to think of me as a lady killer, I guess that's good.

By Anonym 14 Sep

James Woods

It is okay to fall, but not okay to stay on the ground.

By Anonym 14 Sep

James Woods

...simple logic tells you that if somebody wants you dead you have one course of action: To get them deader sooner.

By Anonym 13 Sep

James Woods

Do you think I want to be the one lone voice against the Hollywood liberal establishment? It's not going to do me any good.