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W. Earl Brown

American,  Actor
Total Quotes : 26
Run Tastes Willie

I am a music freak. My tastes run the gamut from Willie Nelson to Metallica to Miles Davis.

- W. Earl Brown

Feet Feel About

David Milch, twice I got lectures from him about the theory of writing. I told my wife one night when I got home, 'I feel like I'm being paid to sit at the feet of Aristotle.'

- W. Earl Brown

Bright Guy League

David Milch is one of the smartest human beings I've ever met. I'm relatively bright and relatively well-read. I'm not in a league with that guy.

- W. Earl Brown

Consider Ever William

I consider William Gay one of the great writers that no one has ever heard of.

- W. Earl Brown

Wife Up Also

I grew up in Murray, Kentucky. My wife is from there, also.

- W. Earl Brown

My Life Been Very

I'm very wary of fawning too much over heroes. There's an old adage that heroes are best kept at arm's length, and in a few instances in my life, that's been true.

- W. Earl Brown

Cowboy Still Actual

I grew up playing cowboy, and I still have all my Johnny West toys from when I was a kid. I have my actual toys from when I was five.

- W. Earl Brown

Evil Stories Archetypal

All stories boil down to good vs. evil, and that's what the archetypal American Western was.

- W. Earl Brown

Living Comfortable Wanted

I wanted to make a comfortable living and raise a family, and that's what I did.

- W. Earl Brown

Kid Over I Remember

I remember vividly, as a kid, my mother had 'Jesus Was a Capricorn' and used to listen to it over and over and over.

- W. Earl Brown

Play Weekend Some

I was a bouncer when I was in DePaul in Chicago at the theater school. I threw drunks out of bars - unless I had a play running that weekend. But I only had two actual fights. Some were like out of old Westerns.

- W. Earl Brown

Think Over Same Thing

Any characters that make me think, 'I don't know if I can do this,' are the ones I most want to do. I don't want to do the same thing over and over.

- W. Earl Brown

Feet Feel Some

I told my wife once, 'I feel like I'm getting paid to sit at the feet of Aristotle.' Some people are like, 'You're comparing David Milch to Aristotle,' and yeah, I am, but I'm not Plato.

- W. Earl Brown

Myself Artist Doing

I try to physically and mentally immerse myself in whatever it is I am doing. That is good for me as an artist.

- W. Earl Brown

Big Truck Driver Lounge

My best friend growing up was a truck driver, and it was big in truck stops. He'd have his 'Deadwood' DVDs, and they'd watch them in the lounge.

- W. Earl Brown

Want Actor Made

John Belushi made me want to be an actor.

- W. Earl Brown

Love Rest Through

My wife married me when the odds were that I'd be a house-painting bouncer for the rest of my days. She has stuck by me through that with nothing but love and support.

- W. Earl Brown

Sometimes Opposite Am

Sometimes, I have played something that psychologically sticks with me, that's opposite of where I am. I guess I have a lot of anger in me.

- W. Earl Brown

Directed Couple Extent

While my megalomania knows no bounds, directing is one thing I have never really done. I directed a couple of plays. That was the extent of it.

- W. Earl Brown

Themselves Telling Stories

Stories have a way of telling themselves.

- W. Earl Brown