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I've always liked working really hard and then doing nothing in particular. So, consequently, I didn't overexpose myself; I guess I maintained a kind of mystery. I wasn't ambitious.
There are still so many places on our planet that remain unexplored. I'd love to one day peel back the mystery and understand them.
It's a mystery, that thing about chemistry, because often people who hate each other in real life and hate each other on the set have great chemistry on the screen. And people who love each other in real life and love each other on the set have absolutely no chemistry whatsoever.
I have every sympathy for writers. It's a mystery to me what they do. I can edit. I can cross out and say, 'I'm not saying that' or, 'How about we move this to here? Wouldn't that make that bit of the story better?' But where any of it comes from is beyond me. I will never write a play or a novel.
Death is an absolute mystery. We are all vulnerable to it, it's what makes life interesting and suspenseful.
There are still things technically about films that I think are a mystery to me and I want to remain a mystery. I don't particularly want to know what everyone's job is because I've got lines to learn.
It would certainly be interesting to know what the CIA knew about Oswald six weeks before the assassination, but the contents of this particular message never reached the Warren Commission and remain a complete mystery.
I don't know who the hell Paul Lynde is, or why he's funny, and I prefer it to be a mystery to me.
It's always a mystery when you're going into a role - 'Here's your wife of 40 years and... action!' How do you create ease or chemistry or whatever is supposed to exist?
Why you do something is always kind of a mystery to me.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
You know, there's that temptation in interviews to make yourself sound - well, to give yourself a bit of mystery.
It was a mystery to me, how the tuning was, or the style seemed to come out of nowhere, it obviously had roots in America going way back, there was nothing like it for me I'd ever seen before.
I have always loved contemporary dance, but it has always been a bit of a mystery to me. But choreography is very much like what I do when you are putting characters in frame on the page. It's so impressive what they do with their bodies. It's like painting: an abstraction.
Whether you want to call it God or the mystery of the cosmos doesn't matter to me.
Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That, and surprise.
I think it's better that life is kind of like a mystery, I think that's what drives us.
I believe in mystery and multiplicity. To religious believers this may sound almost pagan. But I don't think so.
It's a mystery to me what makes people laugh.
But, you know, when I choose a film I need to believe in it and believe I can do something special with it, and after a while that means not trying to judge or analyze why I should do it. You have to follow this intuition thing, which is a mystery to me.
The great mystery is why robots come off so well in science-fiction films when the human characters are often so astoundingly wooden.
I don't think people need to know what colour socks I'm wearing today; I don't think people need to know what shower gel I'm using. There's too much information in the world, and there's no magic or mystery anymore.
I like the unknown. I like mystery.
The more people know about an actor the less convincing they become. A bit of mystery's a good thing.
I think a director can make a play happen before your eyes so that you are part of it and it is part of you. If you can get it right, there's no mystery. It's not about mystery. It's not even mysterious. It's about our lives.
I think the Earth and everything around it is connected - the sky and the planets and the stars and everything else we see as a mystery.
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