Mira Sorvino Quotes (38 Quotes)

    The way that trafficking is stopped is just ordinary people become aware of it and they see something awry and then call in a tip, ... And until people can fathom that their next-door neighbor might have a slave in their house, they're not going to see th

    The Oscars have become such a big deal these days that it's just used as adjective.

    Acting is doing, because everything you say or do is some kind of an action, some kind of a verb. You're always connected to the other person through some kind of action.

    I always feel I can play a role - just give me the time to do the preparation and I'll be it.

    I could have seen myself going into academia, but I don't love it; I just like it.

    Sometimes I feel limited by people's perceptions of what I can and cannot do, or what I do or don't look like.

    My major in college was Chinese Studies. It was very intentional.

    I have learned to pare down what I do and still be effective and strong in a role.

    I had a Christian upbringing - it was all about sin and guilt. I was very happy just kissing people. I was like the make-out queen - not even second base.

    The name game is frustrating. Agents will say, They love you, but they're going to offer it to Julia Roberts first.

    I was offered one of the roles in a big project that shall remain nameless. I thought the whole thing encouraged violent sex crimes toward women. It made horrible, ghastly rape violence seem sexy. I just didn't want to sign my name to it.

    Now that I've got some films under my belt, I have the courage of my convictions regarding acting. It gives me a leg to stand on.

    I hope that doing truthful portrayals of people in a variety of circumstances gives people a kind of subterranean link to those characters.

    I assume that if people get to know me, they'll like me. If they don't, it's not my problem.

    We all struggle with our failure to communicate and our failure to reach beyond fear to love people.

    I try to become more humble and more myself with every year. There was a while when I got famous where I was so confused and my head was spinning.

    When I was 5, my mother threw a party, and a friend and I wrote and performed a play called The Dutch Doll.

    They used to take important social topics and sort of sex them up to make people want to watch them, and I think that this film handles it with the gravitas that it deserves,

    I take the responsibility of choosing seriously because it becomes an indelible part of your body of work. Something has to sing to me.

    I have a hard time getting motivated to do something that seems like a career move. I've gotten into vague trouble with my agents for turning down work that I thought was exploitative.

    It's the relationships between people that are more important than the sort of far away fantasies of what the good life is, the world of supermodels and Bud ads.

    Yeah. They're never easy to do. I don't like doing sex scenes I feel they're really miserable to make.

    There are all kinds of other things I could do, things I would probably like, but only acting would give me emotional fulfillment.

    I had started off, before I ever got an acting job, working at Robert De Niro's Tribeca Productions as a reader. I was always interested in that side of the camera.

    I'm doing things that are more artistic again, more close to the material that I love. I don't disparage those things that I did. They're just not as much reflective of who I am.

    I wanted to do something far from my intellectual and physical home, so I went to live in Beijing for eight months and took Mandarin Chinese.

    There was something about being in front of audiences when I was in elementary school plays that gave me a thrill. It was like the rush you get from a roller coaster drop.

    I want my life to effect the balance to the positive.

    My father taught me how to substitute realities.

    There's a side of my personality that goes completely against the East Coast educated person and wants to be a pin-up girl in garages across America...there's a side that wants to wear the pink angora bikini

    We felt she should have her own history of sexual abuse . . . which makes her feel very deeply about what she is doing, because she's having to look backward into her own vulnerability as well as using all her training and strength,

    I had been looking for a New York apartment, but I said, Why not give LA a go?

    These are women who are beaten, raped, sold . . . mentally dominated, threatened that their families will be destroyed, ... They have no other options.

    I hate it when people use sex as a weapon against the people who are engaging in it. It's so hypocritical.

    Once you've found something you know how to do, it makes you feel you don't have to be intimidated by someone.

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