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By Anonym 13 Sep

Sam Waterston

I don't think there's anything to be desired in a bunch of people chasing you around, trying to get a piece of your clothing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sam Waterston

If you're not moving forward, you're falling back.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sam Waterston

If you're going to be born ugly and be an actor - the least they can do is let you play Lincoln.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sam Waterston

I'm sort of obsessed with the news. That is a syndrome. But I don't watch a whole lot of TV.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sam Waterston

The virtue of the country is that it makes you thirsty for the city.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sam Waterston

Good directors say, Here's where the play is. They stand by the heart of the matter. Some of them stand beside it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sam Waterston

I enjoy listening to opera at home, occasionally, but I would much rather see it than just listen to it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sam Waterston

That's where I'd like to be: when the business says here's a good actor who is marketable so we can use him. Just that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sam Waterston

I came to New York in 1962 and it began to look like I might he able to make a living in 1972.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sam Waterston

The Killing Fields, my character's teachings frame the movie and the argument of his lectures is the challenge of dealing with the painfulness of life in the absence of faith.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sam Waterston

I think the bait for doing something really is always the part.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sam Waterston

Painting is very interesting.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sam Waterston

As for lawyers, it's more fun to play one than to be one.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sam Waterston

I got a note from my father, who said that Success is wonderful, if you don't inhale. That was his own aphorism, and I think it's the very best thing he could have said to me or anyone else on the subject.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sam Waterston

The bad guys dont always get punished and the good guys are not necessarily pure.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sam Waterston

In order to continue to do interesting work, you need to be...proceeding.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sam Waterston

I've always done what I thought was good if I could live on what they were offering-and sometimes if I couldn't. So even when I was broke, my career didn't lack for interest.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sam Waterston

I'm too old to be governed by fear of dumb people.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sam Waterston

There is no problem that is not improved by effort, and no effort that is too paltry to be worth undertaking.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sam Waterston

We're paid to care. That's what actors get their money for. But the main goal is not for the actors to be frustrated at the end of the show, but for the audience to be throwing their shoes at the television set. That's what we're trying for.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sam Waterston

Separation is painful, and there's such a thing as doing it too much - the limits are how much it hurts.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sam Waterston

I think people have some control over what they want; there's a relationship - maybe not automatic - between what you want and get.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sam Waterston

Obviously the first roles that you're proud of are the ones that everybody else liked too.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sam Waterston

I dont think playing a villain is my greatest talent.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sam Waterston

I literally was saved by a role, from becoming a cab driver. I never did have to wait tables, though, so looking back I guess I had it pretty soft.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sam Waterston

I played Lucky in Waiting for Godot at Yale and it was a thing that Stanislavski talks about: he says you don't need his 'method' if you can count on your inspiration and it was a moment of inspiration that came to me, not in rehearsal but on stage. It hit me right there in the middle of the play and it was great - it travelled into immediate communication.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sam Waterston

If there's any business that instructs you in the strong hand of fate, it's show business. You can plan and plan, but it's what happens to you that really determines what your career will be like.