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Armand Assante Quotes

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The Italian gangster thing has become a form of the modern-day Western.
- Armand Assante

I go out there and make a fool of myself.
It's inevitable.
- Armand Assante

The whole industry is so screwed up by economics.
It's disgusting to me.
- Armand Assante

Literature is air, and I'm suffocating in mediocrity.
- Armand Assante

 

I live a very quiet life, although I'm very urban and a diehard New Yorker.
- Armand Assante

I never pursued a career relentlessly.
- Armand Assante

I stopped courting Hollywood a long time ago.
- Armand Assante

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I've worked for 27 years nonstop in theater and films.
That's a lot of work.
- Armand Assante

Acting is a total physical, emotional sensation.
- Armand Assante

I've brought my daughters all over the world-they travel with me.
I drag them out of school just to keep the relationship.
When I'm home I'm a big-time daddy.
- Armand Assante

Maybe you don't work for seven months a year,
but you'll work again.
It may be a piece of garbage, so you wear hip boots.
- Armand Assante

I do not want to act unless I have a a great intimacy
with the people I'm working with.
- Armand Assante

I don't champion the idea of being in a Hollywood movie.
I never had fun in one of them.
- Armand Assante

I've got the best deal on Earth.
Where else can I sin and know that I'm forgiven for it?
- Armand Assante

You love what you do, you are cursed with it,
and then you get known for being cursed with it.
- Armand Assante

I never pursued Hollywood banging my drum,
because I was never in a film big enough to do that.
- Armand Assante

My dream as a youngster was to be like Olivier.
To be a great stage actor.
To be a great Shakespearean actor.
To me that is the Olympics of acting.
- Armand Assante

It's a blessing and a curse.
But it's not always the best situation to be in.
As a profession, I don't recommend acting at all.
- Armand Assante

I do love Italian food.
Any kind of pasta or pizza.
My new pig out food is Indian food.
I eat Indian food like three times a week.
It's so good.
- Jennifer Love Hewitt

I always knew that food and wine were vital,
with my mother being Italian and a good cook.
- Robert Mondavi

In Italy, I had an Afro, and a lot of the kids came up and felt my hair.
It really was funny.
I wish I had understood Italian.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

I prefer to live in the country where it's quiet.
Woody Allen movies there are dubbed into Italian.
- Patricia Highsmith

My Roman girlfriend translates bits from Italian into English.
It is sublime.
- Francesca da Rimini

The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American,
courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend.
- Katharine Hepburn

There are lots of wonderful old Italian actors.
You don't need to take an Egyptian to play an Italian actor.
- Omar Sharif

When I was invited to sing with Pavarotti,
I had about two weeks to learn Italian.
- Michael Bolton

I have won on Honda and Yamaha so maybe it is interesting
to win with a third team,
Ducati, who are Italian.
- Valentino Rossi

The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or
six days later you're hungry again.
- George Miller

The passion of the Italian or the Italian-American
population is endless for food and lore and everything about it.
- Mario Batali

Sonnets are guys writing in English,
imitating an Italian song form.
It was a form definitely sung as often as it was recited.
- Steve Earle

As an Italian-American, I have a special responsibility
to be sensitive to ethnic stereotypes.
- Al D'Amato

I've played American, Italian, Greek,
French.
I've been really lucky that way.
- Chita Rivera

I especially love French, Italian and Japanese cuisines.
- Eva Herzigova

In fact, it is amazing how much European films -
Italian,
French, German and English - have recovered a certain
territory of the audience in their countries over the last few years.
- Wim Wenders

I wanted to go to Rome.
I got an offer to do an Italian film and I went.
- David Naughton

Italian cameramen grow up immersed in an awareness of light.
It is part of their mythology.
- Barbara Steele

I love places that have an incredible history.
I love the Italian way of life.
I love the food.
I love the people.
I love the attitudes of Italians.
- Elton John

Very few of the early Italian humanists were really humane.
- Irving Babbitt

What this White House really needs is a chief of staff
who can read Machiavelli in the original Italian.
- Mack McLarty

Not unless I do all these ancient and Italian or French
or Baroque in the beginnning,
I do German.
- Victoria de los Angeles

Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady;
in English a deadly poison.
A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues.
- Ambrose Bierce

Well, the Communists at that moment were very strong
in Italy and the Italian Communist Party was the biggest
Communist Party outside Soviet Union,
there's no doubt about that.
- Gianni Agnelli

In Italian there is an expression: We don't sleep on the fame.
- Donatella Versace

I think my favorite, and Coppola and that whole thing.
East coast Italian directors I guess.
- Anthony Michael Hall

We thought the church had withdrawn from interfering in Italian politics...
but instead there is a terrible resurgence.
These are ugly signs for freedom of expression.
- Dario Fo

Last night, two men tried to force my shutters.
I recognized them: they are two of Rodin's Italian models.
He told them to kill me.
I am in his way; he wants to get rid of me.
- Camille Claudel

In the same way that I had to follow an Italian manager here,
I can imagine that it was not easy for an Italian manager to follow me at Porto.
- Jose Mourinho

My favorite kitchen was the Japanese and the Italian kitchen.
- Karl Lagerfeld

For an Italian peasant a telegram from anywhere is a wondrous thing;
and a cable from the terrestrial paradise of America
is not lightly to be disregarded.
- Howard K. Smith

I think the set looks great.
It's kind of like Battlestar Galactica meets like the Italian furniture fair.
- Thom Filicia

The Italian prose tale had begun to exercise that influence
as early as Chaucer's time:
but circumstances and atmosphere were as yet unfavourable for its growth.
- George Saintsbury

I followed an Italian manager and it cannot be easy
when you follow a manager who thinks very differently.
- Jose Mourinho

Nearly all Italian officers speak French.
- Hugh Dalton

The lucky thing was that I was Italian;
when the other Italians saw me fight back,
they came to my defence.
- Gregory Corso

I'm totally Italian, but I'm not a diva.
If you could see the way I'm dressed in daily life,
that's not a diva.
Appearances are so not important to me.
- Patti LuPone

You people married to Italian men, you know what it's like.
- Geraldine Ferraro

If people are going to complain about stereotyping,
it's as likely to be Italian-Americans as gay people.
- Jason Bateman

Opera in English is, in the main, just about as sensible as baseball in Italian.
- H. L. Mencken

I am not 100% English, I am actually part Italian and even part Hungarian.
Therefore I feel very much part of Europe both in my upbringing and outlook.
- Bruce Bennett

My parents were both from extremely different backgrounds.
My father's Italian, my mother was of Swedish descent.
They're both first-generation Americans.
- Susan Lucci

I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women,
French to men and German to my horse.
- King Charles V

I would like just one time to be on the cover of Italian Vogue.
- Adriana Lima

My father was an American who could cuss in Italian
and make an aria out of it.
It was wonderful to watch.
But then again, he was a Gemini.
I believe in that stuff.
- Dominic Chianese

But Clint I love, because Clint was my mentor.
I knew nothing about making an Italian movie.
- Eli Wallach

The crew, like all Italian crews, was generous,
warm, and enthusiastic.
- Barbara Steele

Watching Italian opera, all those male sopranos screeching,
stupid fat couples rolling their eyes about.
That's not love, it's just rubbish.
- Peter Shaffer

I don't know anyone who curses the way they do on the Sopranos.
Not in an Italian household.
I never said the word hell in front of my mother.
- Danny Aiello

I'm going to do an adaptation of the Italian film,
Bread and Tulips.
I really like that film.
- Norman Jewison

My parents are Italian and British.
They live in Berkeley now - we all moved there four years ago.
- Claire Forlani

We are offering to the American public a line of delicious Italian-American foods.
They will be available through the Internet,
shopping networks and national store distribution.
- Rocco DiSpirito

We would certainly encourage the Italian government
to put forward an ambitious agenda of reform.
- Rodrigo Rato


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