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  • I decided at age 9, but I was reinforced at age 13 when a teacher told me I had talent. I can't say she really motivated me because I already knew. I knew I had talent. I went to the Jewish community theater and got in plays there. Then I went for the movies.'
    (Richard Dreyfuss)

  • I don't know what its like for most actors, but really clearly for myself acting has always been the fulfilment of personal fantasies. It isn't just art, its about being a person I've always wanted to be, or being in a situation, or being a hero.
    (Richard Dreyfuss)

  • There are causes worth fighting for even if you know that you will lose. Unless you are willing to accept torture as part of a normal American political lexicon, unless you are willing to accept that leaving the Geneva Convention is fine and dandy, if you accept the expansion of wiretapping as business as usual, the only way to express this now is to embrace the difficult and perhaps embarrassing process of impeachment.
    (Richard Dreyfuss)

  • Well, I can't (sing or dance). Actually, I sing like a seal and dance like your Uncle Leo at that wedding where he got up and went 'ya, ya, ya'.
    (Richard Dreyfuss)

  • I really think that living is the process of going from complete certainty to complete ignorance.
    (Richard Dreyfuss)


  • Cindy Sheehan is making a starting point with the questions she is asking and it's not unpatriotic to ask them, ... It's actually a higher form of patriotism.
    (Richard Dreyfuss)

  • I don't think anyone has really played this in 400 years. Everyone has to get humble here.
    (Richard Dreyfuss)

  • My worst fear is that I'll end up living in some run-down duplex on Wilshire wearing pants hiked up to my nipples and muttering under my breath.
    (Richard Dreyfuss)

  • Happiness has a bad rap. People say it shouldn't be your goal in life. Oh, yes it should.
    (Richard Dreyfuss)

  • It must be remembered that the Bush White House has a separate talent for character assassination that must not be confused with a talent for governance.
    (Richard Dreyfuss)

  • If I wasn't an actor, I'd be a teacher, a history teacher. After all, teaching is very much like performing. A teacher is an actor, in a way. It takes a great deal to get, and hold, a class. I thought that, perhaps, when I'm in my 50s, I'll be a history teacher. That still might happen.
    (Richard Dreyfuss)

  • Kerry is an adult - he thinks things through. He learns from the present as well as the past. To George Bush, thinking things through is for sissies.
    (Richard Dreyfuss)

  • We thought that we could predict what the world would be like, there would be wars, plagues. But then drugs happened and drugs have destroyed our society. I don't mean we're all crumbling amidst the ruins but there is no part of our life that is not impacted culture, media, finance, everything is distorted by this little thing.
    (Richard Dreyfuss)


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