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Brent Spiner Quotes

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Acting is acting.
- Brent Spiner

Yes, Data is hairless but I am not.
And we are both anatomically correct.
- Brent Spiner

If I'm not mistaken, I think Data was the comic relief on the show.
- Brent Spiner

I'm an avid biography reader.
- Brent Spiner

 

I don't read Science Fiction.
- Brent Spiner

My own personal favorite Cher song is the unforgettable Gypsies,
Tramps and Thieves.
- Brent Spiner

Radical surgery is never fun.
- Brent Spiner

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I don't read fiction at all.
- Brent Spiner

And, you know, when you are a kid, everybody wants to be an actor.
I think that everybody wants to be in show business,
frankly.
- Brent Spiner

And I think it's likely that there will be Data's out there one day.
I hope so, if there are, that they all look exactly like me!
- Brent Spiner

I think the potential for man is so enormous,
if we can stay alive long enough, we're going to be
seeing a lot of what Star Trek is projecting.
- Brent Spiner

I think he is an extremely accessible character.
In Data there is no potential for cruelty.
- Brent Spiner

There is no question that everybody who works in show
business is lucky because of the number of people who
wish they where working in show business.
- Brent Spiner

Having spent so much time in a fictional world,
I prefer to read about the real world.
- Brent Spiner

People think that being on Star Trek is career suicide,
but it's really just the opposite.
- Brent Spiner

I think it's the business part of the word show business
that causes me the most concern.
- Brent Spiner

If you look around at the people in show business today
they are basically the people who didn't give up.
- Brent Spiner

Manage the remarkable balance between acting
from your heart and close to your gifts
with completing the obligations
that your labor and tasks require of you.
Leverage opportunity AND seize joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers
of acting and reasoning as fear.
- Edmund Burke

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

I can see clearly now...
that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and
more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate.
- Richard M. Nixon

The creation of something new
is not accomplished by the intellect
but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.
The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
- Carl Jung

I feel I'm two people: I have my interest in acting
and I have a lot of other political interests I'd like to pursue.
- Alec Baldwin

Acting is all about truth and honesty,
and the sensitivity that's capable of transporting you.
- Thomas Kretschmann

Acting is happy agony.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Well, acting was just in me and I tried to avoid it.
I didn't want to do what my parents did,
you know?
- Corbin Bernsen

Acting means living, it's all I do and all I'm good at.
If I weren't getting paid well, I would still be acting
in a small troupe somewhere.
- Morgan Freeman

We must be able to inspire.
That's my goal in acting.
- Portia de Rossi

The term papers make me more crazy, because they involve
more variables I cannot directly control!
With acting, I feel more power-like I'm making all the choices.
- Fred Savage

Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing.
- Ralph Richardson

I didn't devote my life to acting.
I give a lot to my work, but my life has always been more important.
- Catherine Deneuve

I like acting for now.
But after seeing Apollo 13, what I really want to do is to be an astronaut.
I'm dying to go to a space camp next summer!
- Natalie Portman

I have to own something before I can say it,
and I have to own it before I can sing it as well,
emotionally.
I only enjoy acting and singing if I am believing what I am doing.
- Gregory Harrison

Acting was something that just came along.
But I made good money, so it wasn't something I was
just going to put aside and pretend it didn't exist.
- Kurt Russell

I was just a cheap little starlet hardly acting at
all in a very mediocre film.
- Brigitte Bardot

There's really nothing else I'm going to do with my life.
I'd be useless if I weren't singing or acting.
- Taryn Manning

Vary the pace...
is one of the foundations of all good acting.
- Ellen Terry

Acting happened to me.
If I had pursued it, I think it would have been like someone going to a bar,
desperately looking for love and not finding anyone.
- Keri Russell

Acting is everybody's favorite second job.
- Jack Nicholson

Producing is the hardest of the three because there is almost no closure.
Every time you solve a problem, another one pops up.
Directing is second, and acting is the most fun.
- Henry Winkler

Acting doesn't bring anything to a text.
On the contrary, it detracts from it.
- Elaine Dundy

I learned more about acting from George Stevens in
a few months than I had in my entire life up until then.
- Alan Ladd

I didn't want to be seen as just a guy on a list.
I'm interested in good scripts, scripts that are about something,
scripts that move your acting along.
- Stephen Rea

The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting.
- Jessamyn West

When I first started acting, and we would all sit down
and talk about Shakespeare and how great it was.
I thought well, I suppose it is.
- Judy Davis

I believe that acting in any medium is the same thing,
it's discovering the truth in where you are.
- Victor Garber

I was involved in music, acting, and some running,
but my firm wish was to become a doctor.
That was the formative age when I had decided on the pattern of my career.
- Roger Bannister

If you give an audience a chance they will do half your acting for you.
- William Hazlitt

If this whole acting thing doesn't work out,
I'll just get a talk show.
- Rachael Leigh

I think for me it was a natural transition to move
full time into acting rather than figure skating.
- Julie Benz

Acting should be bigger than life.
Scripts should be bigger than life.
It should all be bigger than life.
- Bette Davis

I don't know if I'm going to do any more acting.
It's a great job, you know? Make a movie? Why not?
- Colleen Haskell

When I started in films, it never really occurred to
me that I could make a career out of acting.
- Sam Neill

Acting is nothing more or less than playing.
The idea is to humanize life.
- George Eliot

One of the nice things about acting is that it allows
you to open up to the other people within you.
- David Duchovny

I've never been in the music industry,
only acting.
- Victoria Jackson

I write my plays to create an excuse for full-tilt acting and performing.
- Eric Bogosian

I love the stage, I love the process of acting in theatre,
but unfortunately, it doesn't pay the bills.
- Kabir Bedi

Well, acting is cheap; I knew all these actors who
weren't in the Screen Actors Guild yet,
and it happened that they were all just about thirty years old.
- John Sayles

I think actors are privileged.
Acting feeds you.
- Alan Bates

Acting is magical.
Change your look and your attitude, and you can be anyone.
- Alicia Witt

Acting is a way of living out one's insanity.
- Isabelle Huppert

The good thing about acting is that it always keeps you on your toes...
It's not like any other job where you can go in and
do the same thing as yesterday.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

There is no overacting, only untrue acting.
- Stellan Skarsgard

I loved acting, which was never about money,
the fame.
It was about a search for meaning.
It was painful.
- Kim Novak

I did a film once that I was killed in.
It was a painful, horrifying day.
It was a wonderful day from the standpoint of acting,
but I was a wreck otherwise.
- Leslie Easterbrook

I'm not acting, but I am acting.
- Tracey Gold

Ever since I was a very little girl,
I've dreamed of acting.
- Eva Herzigova

Seeing The English Patient is wonderfully draining,
but imagine acting in it for six months.
- Kristin Scott Thomas

Acting...
was the biggest charge I ever had.
What other artist has it so good? Approval so quick?
- Elia Kazan


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