Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 442
Love Some

I love writing but hate starting. The page is awfully white, and it says, 'You may have fooled some of the people some of the time, but those days are over, giftless. I'm not your agent, and I'm not your mommy; I'm a white piece of paper. You wanna dance with me?' and I really, really don't. I'll go peaceable-like.

- Aaron Sorkin

Always Secret Agent

I've always thought that there is a great female James Bond movie to be done. I'm not literally calling her Jane Bond, I mean, but a female secret agent.

- Aaron Sorkin

Modeling Couple

When I was a teenager, me and a couple of my friends entered a couple of modeling competitions just for fun, and one of those got me an agent in Sydney.

- Abbie Cornish

My Own Illuminating

I just go my own way. If my agent calls and presents me with something, and I find it refreshing or illuminating, yeah, I'll do it.

- Adam West

Execution Whenever

Consider this point. It is a main point of true wisdom. Whenever there is an execution of purpose, there must be an agent.

- Adoniram Judson

Bad Same Thing

Every publisher or agent I've ever met told me the same thing - that Irish readers don't want to read about the bad old days of the Troubles; neither do the English and Americans - they only want to read about the Ireland of The Quiet Man, when red-haired widows are riding bicycles and everyone else is on a horse.

- Adrian McKinty

Mother She

My mother is not a CIA agent, but she's an Italian mother, and she'd do anything for her son.

- Adriano Giannini

Becoming Movie

I'm excited about becoming a transmedia storyteller. The idea that we can tell the 'Agent Mom' story online with MTV Comics and build a fan base that we can take over to Paramount to discuss turning that story it into a movie is just awesome.

- Alaina Huffman

Love Stories

'Agent Mom' is a perfect opportunity for me to do what I love... develop characters, act and take incredible stories to my fans. So yes, I can absolutely see myself cast as 'Agent Mom.'

- Alaina Huffman

Play Bad

I came to the United States to see what would happen in 2000 after working for 20 years in Australia and asked my agent to look out for the nasty roles because I'd become famous for playing the nicest man in Australia. So I wanted to play bad guys.

- Alan Dale

Double Very

I knew with Snape I was working as a double agent, as it turns out, and a very good one at that.

- Alan Rickman

Original Ryan

Before Jason Bourne, before Jack Ryan, there was Bond, James Bond, the original two-dimensional, world-saving secret agent.

- Alex Berenson

Sees Getting

When a casting agent sees me, he kind of knows what he's getting.

- Alexa Vega

Why Fiction

The qualities that make parties such a nightmare for people - and also so pleasurable - make them incredibly important inside of fiction. There's a chaos agent quality to them: You just don't know who's going to be there or why. You could run into an old enemy, an old friend, an old friend who's become an enemy.

- Alexander Chee

Play Show

I went on an audition once for a show, and the feedback was to play an angry teen. My agent convinced me to try out. I was really bitter for a while, because it sucks when you don't get good scripts after working on good quality.

- Alia Shawkat

Play Lesbians

An agent said he didn't know what to do with me, I wouldn't be able to play any parts but lesbians and aliens.

- Allison Janney

Next TV

I laugh at it now, but one time I had an agent tell me I would never work in TV if I didn't get a nose job. People tell you to change yourself to fit into the L.A. scene, but the advice usually doesn't make any sense. The next agent told me my nose was great!

- Amanda Righetti

Very Telling

In 2006, when I had come very close to calling my agent and telling him I needed to take a break, NaNoWriMo was where I found my inspiration again.

- Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Always Been

Anuj Bahari has always been a really good literary agent for me. What a good agent does is that he manages many of your business aspects so you can keep your time free for writing.

- Amish Tripathi

Thought Sell

She said 'I'm by commission. You don't have to pay anything until you sell anything.' I said, 'Well fine. You want to be my agent and not make anything.' I thought, 'Boy, is she dumb.'

- Amy Tan

Doing Some

After doing some research with my agent, we found out Klipsch was an official Colts partner, and they were based in Indianapolis, which only added to my esteem for the company. I also have a passion for design and technology that developed while I was at Stanford and appreciate the quality of Klipsch's speakers and headphones.

- Andrew Luck

Sponge Which

I would say that I have an aspect of my personality which is that I have no personality. That's why I work as an agent. I have the assumed personality of the people I represent. I am like a sponge.

- Andrew Wylie

Voice Play

Originally when I went off to work on 'The Lord of The Rings' I got a call from my agent saying that I was just going to do a voice. But I couldn't really approach it like that. To get Gollum's voice I had to play the character.

- Andy Serkis

Wait Auditions

I realized that the actors that I liked and admired all went to drama school and got an agent that way. So I started when I was about 16 in drama school, and then I knew I had to wait until I was 18 so I could go on auditions, and I tried to get into one of the ones that I liked and then go from there.

- Aneurin Barnard

New Hours

Somebody said, 'Get your agent to call the new Bob Cummings show. They're looking for a funny lady.' Within three hours, I had the job. That was January 1955. I had such fun with that show.

- Ann B. Davis

Very Read

From the very start of all of this, my mom has read the scripts first. And if she liked something, she let me read it. She told our agent what kinds of parts that we would want.

- Anna Chlumsky

I Think Instance

I'm a right pain in the hole for my agent. I won't take certain parts if I think they're offensive or banal. For instance, I won't do a film if I think it's full of violence for violence's sake, or a television drama if I don't think it's intelligent writing.

- Anne-Marie Duff

Think Script

Every time I try to retire, or even think of retiring from acting, my agent comes up with a script.

- Anthony Hopkins

Want Idea

Rock Hudson let his gay agent marry him off to his secretary because he didn't want people to get the right idea.

- Anthony Perkins

Industry Had

I had no agent, and I was getting approached by so many people that I tried to escape for a while because I couldn't believe that world. Photography is not an industry, and suddenly an industry came to me, so I sort of had to accept it in the end and get an agent.

- Anton Corbijn

Telling I Remember

I have always let the lack of Indian actors in the industry drive me, not hold me back. I remember an agent in L.A. telling me a few years ago that an Indian actor wouldn't ever make it in Hollywood, but my ethnicity has helped me.

- Archie Panjabi

Father Content

When I was younger I was fat. I was never conscious of it and was content with who I was because I was so loved. My mother never told me to lose weight and my father doted on me, but my agent told me. I tried, but I loved Indian food too much.

- Archie Panjabi

Involvement Gotten

Howard Minsky had gotten the script to her agent prior to my involvement.

- Arthur Hiller

Famous Date

If you are famous, single, and actually want to build a relationship that works, don't look to date your co-stars... just ask them to set you up with their agent.

- Ashlan Gorse Cousteau

British Damage

My first job was a film called 'Storm Damage' for the BBC. I was 16 and working with really respected British actors. I didn't have an agent at the time, and it kind of threw me into real acting.

- Ashley Madekwe

Doing Tickets

Capricorns like to stay in one place. I have to go to work in places like New York, but basically, I don't want to go anywhere. One time, I got a trip around the world for doing something on television, and the travel agent was so excited, I gave her the tickets.

- Charles Nelson Reilly

Thought Fiction

When I first started writing 'Still Missing,' I didn't actually realize I was writing a thriller. I thought it was more women's fiction, but during the many years of rewrites, I kept taking out the boring parts, and then my agent informed me that I had written a thriller.

- Chevy Stevens

Reading Weird Thing

It's a weird thing when you spend your life trying to find these great scripts and great parts. You are reading scripts, you are traveling the world, you are hassling your agent. You are trying to find that script.

- Chiwetel Ejiofor

Waiting TV

I talked to my agent and said that, basically, I'm the Taylor Lautner of TV. We both have our shirts off a lot. And we have the same agent, so we goof around about it. I'm waiting to open a script and see my shirt on.

- Chord Overstreet

Doing I Think

I'm so independent in writing stuff and controlling what I do. Sometimes I get calls from people asking to be in their movie, but I'm always writing or editing, and I can never get around to doing it. I'm so much more interested in my own stuff. I think I drive my agent crazy.

- Chris Lilley

Decade Very

A writer can spend a decade working obsessively on a novel, but in the commerce of publishing, many of the most important decisions about any book will be made based on very short pitches - from literary agent to editor to sales rep to bookstore buyer to a potential reader standing in the bookstore, asking, 'What's it about?'

- Chris Pavone

Change Manager

People don't realize how much money you have to spend: styling, publicity, a manager, and your agent. That's a chunk of change.

- Chrissy Metz

Business Never

My brother is an agent, so he is in the business. Is he my agent? No, no, no. That would never work.

- Christian Cooke

King Manager

Now I have an agent, a manager, a lawyer, a publicist, all the king's horses and all the king's men.

- Christian McKay

Made Hardening

In soap, fatty acids made from boiling pork bone fat are used as a hardening agent, but also for giving it a pearl-like effect.

- Christien Meindertsma

Roles Rid

In 1998, the acting roles suddenly bottomed out. I was no longer getting scripts; even my agent stopped calling. When I finally got him on the phone to ask him what was going on, he paused, then said: 'Well, Christine, you're 45.' I got rid of him.

- Christine Ebersole

Man Earth

My agent is the quickest, sharpest man on earth.

- Christoph Waltz

Think Swedish

Whenever I travel anywhere, I'm constantly asked if I'm Swedish. It's the burden of most Norwegians. The Swedes have just got a better publicity agent, I think.

- Christopher Heyerdahl

Manager Associates

I don't even have an agent or manager, but rather have a number of associates who I turn to when needed; or conversely when they hear of someone looking for me they'll contact me.

- Christopher Knight

Been Auditions

I've been in the industry from the age of 9, so I have an agent. That's how you get auditions.

- Christopher Parker

Medical Yes

Yes, there is a story about Agent Orange, and we knew that it harmed our troops and we knew how long it was to get the medical community to accept that, the military to accept it, the VA to accept it.

- Christopher Shays

Disney Allowed

The cool part about working for Disney is that they've allowed me to be a change agent.

- Christy Romano

Tell Real World

Every time you look at a house in Los Angeles, the real-estate agent will tell you that someone famous once lived there. It always seemed irrelevant to me: Does a property gain value just because Alfred Hitchcock used to eat breakfast there?

- Claire Scovell LaZebnik

Prepared Telling

I wanted to draw and do costumes. I was prepared to train for that, but I needed something to do on my time off from high school, so I called an agent without telling anyone and started working with her.

- Clemence Poesy

Knew Kennedy

President Kennedy knew every agent by name. President Johnson knew many of us, but not as many as President Kennedy, probably.

- Clint Hill

Career About

I would do a film, make the money, then take off for six months to Europe, India or Russia. My agent told me that I had to stay in town if I ever wanted to build a career, because everyone forgets about you.

- Craig Sheffer

Business Lot

In 2005, I did a lot on 'Habibi' and a lot of business stuff. I got an agent that year.

- Craig Thompson

Like Smith

I speak to my agent about great roles, and he's like, 'They are all going to Will Smith.'

- Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Green Close Friends

I sat in the green room at Radio City Music Hall for the 2006 NFL Draft. At my table, I was encircled by my parents, brother, agent, former coaches and close friends.

- D'Brickashaw Ferguson

Wait Arrival

Prior to my arrival at the Crowne Plaza in Indianapolis, my agent and I decided that it would be best not to participate in any drills at the combine. We wanted to wait until my pro day at Virginia, where I could limit the distractions and just focus on being my best.

- D'Brickashaw Ferguson

Lose Year

After Year 12, I went to Vancouver for my gap year and met an agent who told me to lose 25 kg.

- Dacre Montgomery

Knew Could

The entire NBA knew in 2010 that the best player in the world could be a free agent in 2014. We weren't the only team positioning ourselves for the summer of 2014.

- Dan Gilbert

Republic Providing

Providing classified information to a foreign agent of the People's Republic of China is a real and serious threat to our national security.

- Dana Boente

Love Back

It's really hard to get a coffee with someone. I have to call my agent, my agent calls their agent, their agent calls their manager, the manager calls back, the actor sends someone to the manager... then you get, 'Yeah, yeah, I'd love to have dinner at six,' and all I wanted was coffee! It can take, like, six days to get coffee.

- Daniel Espinosa

Almost Rejected

My first novel took almost six years to sell and was rejected 37 times in the interim, and then finally sold for the smallest amount of money my literary agent had ever negotiated for a work of fiction.

- Daniel Handler

Doing Stories

I have a book in the pipeline of short stories. You want to hear an agent scream, say 'I'm thinking about doing a collection of short stories set in the Ozarks.'

- Daniel Woodrell

Doing Stories

You want to hear an agent scream, say, 'I'm thinking about doing a collection of short stories set in the Ozarks.'

- Daniel Woodrell

Town Sold

I had bill collectors chasing me. We were skipping from town to town, not leaving forwarding addresses. The agent couldn't find me when he sold my book. He finally found me.

- Daniel Woodrell

Through Revising

The usual way - through a long series of rejections, revising my manuscripts, and kept trying again and again. Finally I was fortunate enough to find a good agent.

- Danielle Steel

Need Been

I used to get in trouble with my old agent, because I've never been driven by fear or need or greed. I want my work to represent me as a person, so I can be quite fussy.

- Darren Boyd

Play Some

Unfortunately, I ended up kind of getting sadly duped, in a way. I haven't had an agent in 10 years, and now I'm doing some of the most interesting films I've ever had an opportunity to play in.

- Daryl Hannah

Hollywood Been

I had been struggling to get roles in Hollywood for three and a half years after leaving the WWE. Then I finally got an agent - the agent I have now. He's a great guy, but he turned me down three times before he even decided to take me on a as a client.

- Dave Bautista

Bus Side

If your agent or publisher is jumping up and down at the thought of your novel, it's because they're picturing the movie poster on the side of the bus.

- Dave Morris

Behind Religious

I'm in awe of the universe, but I don't necessarily believe there's an intelligence or agent behind it. I do have a passion for the visual in religious rituals, though, even though they may be completely empty and bereft of substance. The incense is powerful and provocative, whether Buddhist or Catholic.

- David Bowie

Same Astronaut

I wanted to be a secret agent and an astronaut, preferably at the same time.

- David Byrne

Always Having

I've always thought that having an attractive free agent is better than a guy who was picked in the seventh round.

- David Dunn

Sunshine Brought

When my agent told me I had an audition for 'Friar Tuck,' I burst out laughing. It actually brought a bit of sunshine to my day. I was thinking: fat suit. I was thinking: shaving my head. It was so outlandish, such a crazy idea.

- David Harewood

Woman Named

As I got older, I'd say probably when I got to, like, seventh or eighth grade, I was living in Atlanta, Georgia at the time, and I went for an open call for an agent, a local agent out there, a woman named Joy Purvis, and she ended up picking me up.

- David Lambert

Allow Which

It is flagrantly dishonest for an advertising agent to urge consumers to buy a product which he would not allow his own wife to buy.

- David Ogilvy

England Set

My agent set up a meeting with George Lucas. They were casting in England.

- David Prowse

Going Mutually

Your relationship with an agent has got to be mutually beneficial. If you can't help their careers, then they're not going to be interested.

- David Steinberg

Here Hire

My agent says that I'm a 'repeat business guy.' If you hire me to come do a movie, I'll be on time, know all my material, be ready to go, have a good attitude. I'm here to work, so I get hired over and over again by the same producers. If you just be a team player on set you can work so much more often.

- Dean Cain

Other Couple

I never had trouble getting an agent. I went out and got my first couple roles, and literally within six months I never had to have another job other than acting.

- Dean Norris

Will Been

When you invoke the agent of change called acceptance, you must accept all that you are, all that you've been, and all that you will be in the future.

- Debbie Ford

Will Which

For your soul's sake, invoke the agent of change called risk, which ensures that things will not be the same tomorrow as they are today. All real change requires risk.

- Debbie Ford

Agency William

I don't have an agent - I have the William Morris Agency.

- Debbie Reynolds

Love Turned

My husband wrote me love letters while I was on location in Canada and pregnant. They turned into being about food, and it turned it into a cookbook. He called it 'The Tuscan Cookbook for the Pregnant Male.' It was kind of genius. When I took it a book agent, he was like, 'Men don't buy cookbooks.'

- Debi Mazar

Suffering Veterans

We pretended there was no problem with Agent Orange after Vietnam and later the Pentagon recanted, after untold suffering by veterans.

- Jim McDermott

Pretty New

I pretty much got into theatre to do community theatre and things, but then I went to Williamstown and found an agent. I then went to New York and did a lot of theatre there, so I started doing only theatre.

- Jimmi Simpson

Cool Like

Just like my agent had told me, Tom Brady is a really cool, down to earth guy.

- Jimmy Garoppolo

Saturday Thought

My agent asked if I fancied Robin Hood and I thought: 'Yeah, why not?' I hadn't watched it, to be honest, but I'd seen bits and knew it was really popular Saturday family viewing with heaps of action. I thought it would be great fun. I was up for a good old play-fighting and the scripts were terrifically exciting.

- Joanne Froggatt

Humble Badly

'Triple Agent' is a different kind of read because it is, at its core, a pure narrative, the story of an intelligence operation that unfolds over the course of a year and then goes badly wrong. There's a lot of 'news' in the book, including an account of drone warfare that is as detailed, in my humble opinion, as any in the open-source arena.

- Joby Warrick

Think I Think

A lot of the time the film chooses me. I'll be working and I'll get a call from my agent and I'll get the script and then tell him what I think.

- Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

Fired Read

When I got the script for Memento, I read it and I got killed off on page one and I fired my agent.

- Joe Pantoliano

Tough Very

Scott Boras, I've known for a long time. We were both in the Cardinals organization. I'm a lot older than Scott. He's a very tough man, very tough agent.

- Joe Torre

Career Needs

It's important to have the right agent - people that are working hard for you. But an actor needs to be in control of their career no matter how good the representation is.

- Joel McHale

Thought Liberty

Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.

- John Adams

Bombs Surf

An FBI agent ought to be able to surf the net and look for sites that instruct people how to make bombs.

- John Ashcroft

Very Reader

An experienced reader uses the poem as an agent of inquiry. This makes poetry very exciting, unstable, and interactive.

- John Barton

Auditions Richard

I got into musical comedy because of Shakespeare, not because of singing. They needed someone to understudy Richard Burton. I was also going to musical auditions because the agent I had insisted I go to them.

- John Cullum