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Wallace Shawn

American,  Actor
Total Quotes : 26
Wife Soup Even

Even with my wife, I find sharing soup is hard.

- Wallace Shawn

Why Other Them

I do things, and other people laugh at them. I rarely know what the joke is supposed to be or why they're laughing.

- Wallace Shawn

Movie Wandered Embarrassed

I choose parts because I don't want to be embarrassed when the movie comes out. What if my friends were to see the movie? What if my niece or nephew wandered into the theater and saw the movie? I don't want to be too ashamed of it.

- Wallace Shawn

Tell Individuals Other

I'm not proud to be me, I'm not excited to be me, but I find that I am me, and like most other individuals, I send out little signals; I tell everyone else how everything looks from where I am.

- Wallace Shawn

My Life Happen About

I don't happen to have a sense of humor personally, so I don't know what's funny about a character... This happens to be a feature of my life generally.

- Wallace Shawn

Play Sentence Which

For me, a play is a form of writing which isn't complete until it is interpreted by actors. But it's still a form of writing. And so most of my time is spent thinking about how to write a sentence.

- Wallace Shawn

Over Been Other

I have been vain since birth. I expected other people to like what I did, although my vanity has definitely diminished over the years.

- Wallace Shawn

Sometimes Free Time More

I have more free time than a lot of individuals, so, instead of talking, I sometimes write.

- Wallace Shawn

Reveal Some Other

Contrary to the popular misconception, the actor is not necessarily a specialist in imitating or portraying what he knows about other people. On the contrary, the actor may simply be a person who's more willing than others to reveal some truths about himself.

- Wallace Shawn

Know See Presented

I have an enormous appetite to see life as I know it presented in front of my eyes.

- Wallace Shawn

My Life Been Shop

After being in one movie, it didn't seem like that would be my life. I had done several jobs, briefly. I'd been a shipping clerk, I worked in a copy shop, I didn't think the acting was going to go on and on.

- Wallace Shawn

Bride Think Film

'The Princess Bride' is by far the most popular film I've ever done. I don't think I'll ever top it.

- Wallace Shawn

Doing Actor Never

I never planned to be an actor. It turned out I could make a living doing it.

- Wallace Shawn

Other Sincerely Bush

I sincerely believe that if Bush and Cheney recognized the full humanity of other people's mothers around the world, they wouldn't commit the crimes they commit.

- Wallace Shawn

Mood Year Average

I probably have a higher opinion of my writing than the average person, at least when I'm in a good mood, but I don't really think of my plays as only being relevant to a particular month or year.

- Wallace Shawn

Own Fact Other

I see myself as a citizen of the planet. Even as a child, I always found it mindless to root for your own team. I was puzzled by the fact that people said their own team was better than other teams simply because it was theirs.

- Wallace Shawn

Shy Own Visiting

Interestingly, the actress who, in her own persona, may be gentle, shy, and socially awkward, someone whose hand trembles when pouring a cup of tea for a visiting friend, can convincingly portray an elegant, cruel aristocrat tossing off malicious epigrams in an eighteenth-century chocolate house.

- Wallace Shawn

Play Meant Certain Things

'The Fever' is a one-person play. I decided I would perform it myself, and I decided I would not perform it in theaters, because the character in the play says certain things that I meant.

- Wallace Shawn

Inside Hidden Part

We are not what we seem. We are more than what we seem. The actor knows that. And because the actor knows that hidden inside himself there's a wizard and a king, he also knows that when he's playing himself in his daily life, he's playing a part, he's performing, just as he's performing when he plays a part on stage.

- Wallace Shawn

United States Terrifying

We're in an emergency situation. The United States has become an absolutely terrifying country, and I would hope that I could participate in some way in stopping the horror and the brutality.

- Wallace Shawn