I wish to Christ I could make up a really great lie. Sometimes, after an interview, I say to myself, 'Man, you were so honest - can't you have some fun? Can't you do some really down and dirty lying?' But the puritan in me thinks that if I tell a lie, I'll be punished.
More Quotes from Willem Dafoe:The mask can be a limitation, but you just deal with it. You do get superhuman strength and pumpkin bombs and all this other stuff to express yourself with.'
Weirdness is not my game. I'm just a square boy from Wisconsin.
I've been a prisoner and lived in prison for a while I've been a missionary in China I've been a vampire and a priest in Poland in World War II. I guess without bragging or being too prideful about it I'm excited when I look back at these things that I've done. I've had lots of wonderful opportunities.
The worst thing is to get involved with people who aren't passionate about what they're doing.
One of the pleasures of being an actor is quite simply taking a walk in someone else's shoes. And when I look at the roles I've played, I'm kind of amazed at all the wonderful adventures I've had and the different things I've learned.
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Rules and models destroy genius and art.