Ed Harris Quotes (39 Quotes)


    The man is a visionary, ... History.

    Once Doc got an idea in her head that she was going to do something, you didn't stop her. She had the ability or insight to look at something in the raw and in her mind, she could see the completed project. When she saw this building, she knew this was the one and she was right.

    The principals here are all very experienced the teachers are very experienced. They're looking out for our kids all the time, and they've got strong radar.

    You can't betray yourself too often, or you become somebody else.

    I was concerned about filling my life up with something important to me. To me, it was just necessary.


    I chose films made by people I wanted to work with, about subject matter I thought was intriguing.

    For The Truman Show, I worked for a few weeks, do my gig, then I was done.

    I've always wanted to work with Paul Newman. I had a couple opportunities in the past, and I didn't take advantage of it, so it was really fun to be working with him.

    This is a smart approach to managing rail capacity at a time of substantial growth in Canada's trade volumes with Pacific Rim countries. It will enhance the fluidity and capacity of both railroads in Vancouver and deliver better service to our port and terminal partners, while ensuring healthy rail competition between CN and CPR is maintained at the Port of Vancouver.

    There's always a reaction based on fear. People assume if you're criticizing a decision to go to war, then you're saying something against the soldiers-which is not the case.

    I think most people that are looked upon as doing something daring don't necessarily think of it that way-they do what they have to do.

    If I'm daring at all, I guess it would be emotionally. I try to keep things interesting for myself and to do things that challenge me.

    One of the first things I learned about acting was, the only person you compete against is yourself.

    In the past 10 years, I've looked at life as this Pollock stuff. And now I'm almost in the post Pollock phase.

    I am not one of these guys who works job after job after job.

    If I started worrying about how my constituents are going to react to every move I make, I wouldn't be able to do my job here. I'll do what I think is right and explain it later.

    You get three hours' sleep and then you start all over again. Relentless. Pre-production was almost harder than filming. I was all over the city every day. It was really exhausting.

    When I decided to direct, never having done that before, is something I'm very proud of.

    When Bush first got elected, the very first time there was talk of going to war with Iraq, the mainstream media gave his position total credibility. I didn't get it then, and I don't get it now.

    I love this country very much, and I'm proud to live here, but I think our current administration is extreme. These are not merely conservative people, these are extreme right-wing people.

    It's not like I want to start a career as a director, I just had a particular feeling and I didn't want to hand the vision over.

    Pollock said several times that he couldn't separate himself from his art. Not knowing much about modern art when I began to read about him, I was much more his persona - his struggles as a human being - that was interesting to me.

    A lot of parents are extremely thankful we're trying to fill a void they'd had in the past. We've been looking for a long time to fill in the gap between regular ed and special ed students, which wound up being our biggest percentage of dropouts.

    You can mostly forget ethnic or religious differences. The competition for a bigger share of the oil proceeds is behind much of the fighting.

    I listen to National Public Radio, which, to me at least, presents the most rounded view of things.

    You look at a guy like Lance Armstrong, and you have to be inspired. I sat next to Kirk Douglas the other day, and he's inspiring for fighting through his stroke.

    I don't have the luxury of the firsthand historical knowledge that you have. You'll probably find the same thing with the board.

    I was this jock playing football and baseball for 20 years and had virtually no aesthetic development.

    I made career decisions that came from the part of me who wanted to shun the limelight.

    I like to act with people that know what they're doing.

    Seeing what happens when you rip yourself open is what your job is all about.

    It's hard to see a film that's been made from a book that you really loved because it's such a different experience.

    I got in athletics, which gave me self-esteem and made me feel like I had a place in the world that was the initial attraction with acting for me.

    I feel like my place in this industry is still progressing.

    I had some really dear friends who died from AIDS-one in particular. His family wasn't around and he didn't have many friends. I spent a lot of time with him in his later days.

    I have a tight family group that's really important to me. I don't want to work all the time.

    A lot of films come out before they're finished.

    I'm not an activist per se, but I have strong feelings about things. People can jump on celebrities for being ill-informed or naive, but I've got a right to say what I believe.

    I think we have an obligation to continue to serve that population.


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