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  • I grew up on musicals, and I know they are quite the thing now, but I'm actually a little indignant, because I started taking singing lessons years ago - I put the time in!
    (Marisa Tomei)

  • Film, there's this whole allure because it just lasts and lasts, but I think the allure for me of doing a play is that it's almost like the sand paintings they make in Venice. It just goes away after one time, and that's it. You had to be there that one night to be part of that.
    (Marisa Tomei)

  • I was exposed to the arts, but there was no one in my family who was an artist.
    (Marisa Tomei)

  • As Jesus was coming to be known, all the cults of women goddesses-fertility and nature goddesses, and so on-were starting to be swept aside.
    (Marisa Tomei)

  • Not to get overly psychological about this, but it's probably why I became an actress in the first place: for that kind of freedom and refuge, as well as for the fact that I just love acting so much.
    (Marisa Tomei)


  • I really don't like when things are all polished and perfect - the perfect love story and the hair is perfect.
    (Marisa Tomei)

  • A man like Wilde was not free to live out of the closet as a homosexual, and women in general were not able to be truly themselves; there was no place for a woman's voice to be heard or for her to express her sexuality.
    (Marisa Tomei)

  • You express different energies at different times in your life.
    (Marisa Tomei)

  • I am really not of the school of naturalism. I like style, and you can use more style in theater than in film roles. I love to sink my teeth into a part.
    (Marisa Tomei)

  • With acting, it was really more of a general kind of experience of really just loving being in the theater.
    (Marisa Tomei)

  • All of us have read the stories about young people in Hollywood and all the challenges they have to confront there, and I think that artistically, I really didn't understand the commercial side of the film business, so I went back to a purely artistic setting.
    (Marisa Tomei)

  • Unfortunately, very often in roles you're only wanted to stand there and be sweet. That's why I'm drawn back to roles in theater.
    (Marisa Tomei)

  • He was in a troubled time of his life, and regular therapy wasn't working. So there was this spiritual psychiatrist that I took him to, and afterwards I said, 'Can I ask her Can I talk to her' So I said to her, 'Well, what do you think' She said, 'Well, you know, he thinks he's an alien,'
    (Marisa Tomei)

  • It feels like a barbell. When asked what she thought of her newly acquired Oscar statuette
    (Marisa Tomei)

  • Politics itself is so unsexy, isn't it? But when the politics in creative works are really explored - not used as a vehicle - the results can be really interesting.
    (Marisa Tomei)


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