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When the characters are really alive before their author, the latter does nothing but follow them in their action, in their words, in the situations which they suggest to him.
When we are confronted with extreme situations, we forget about moral issues; we simply act and must then accept the consequences.
The change that I never fall into is the, 'I'm-above-you-look-at-me-do-stuff-for-me change.' The change that I'm hoping I get to is where I become wiser, smarter - where I put myself in situations that don't have a huge potential for disaster.
I am pretty sure that all young human beings have, at one time or another in their growing-up, been actors. They have used their imaginations to carry them away from painful or confusing situations... have imagined themselves to be more powerful or beautiful or brave or loving than they are.
Melodrama is one of the most stunning art forms. These are stories where the emotions are big, and the situations are big, and the artists believe in the situation dramatically. There's no irony or distance.
Continuity does not rule out fresh approaches to fresh situations.
If you give an actor any wiggle room to whine in situations where they want to whine, you're gonna whine.
I think pop culture is the greatest subject matter out there - 'Other People's Lives,' as we wrote about on the last Duran Duran album. Most ideas for great songs come from real situations, something your friend said to you the night before, the girl that just left, or something traumatic in your life.
I think in both of those situations, it's important as an actor to learn, despite the success I had as a kid, that it's important to understand what it means to be a small fish in a big pond.
Anthony Michael Hall
The act of seeing any film generally is you knowing more than the characters, even if it's the classic Hitchcock shot of two people talking and a bomb being under the table. Part of the pleasure of it is seeing where people go wrong, and the irony of situations.
I think where political issues invade moral situations, spiritual leaders have to speak out.
I never had a problem with social situations. A lot of times, when people are in school, they can have a little hesitancy because people are mean sometimes. I never had that problem because I never had that experience. So, I had a pretty easy transition.
Politics and war are remarkably similar situations.
I set up situations that involve abandoning control and finding out what happens.
Human beings yield in many situations, even important and spiritual and central ones, as long as it prolongs one's well-being.
I've been in very many situations where I've not liked the other members of the band or they have not liked me. I grew up presuming that's the way music was made. It doesn't need to be that way. It's taken me years years to find that out.
Myths are wonderful tools that we've had, oh, for eons now that help us navigate the situations we find ourselves in.
In acting, you have to pull from real-life situations, from people, to help develop a character.
I try to support groups that are about educating people about different races, different religions, different cultures and different situations so that we can break down the barriers of prejudice and bigotry.
When you have strong views about how to approach thinking about the law, then that view is going to lead to certain results in certain situations. And so people seem to think this predictability is based on some kind of partisan political view. But it's not.
The thing I love most about my job is watching people age backward, becoming more lively and energetic as they free themselves from situations that are toxic to their essential selves.
A good many dramatic situations begin with screaming.
There has long been a debate in the aid community and in Africa about how to most effectively help situations of poverty in developing nations and underprivileged communities.
Everyone wants to learn the same thing from painful situations: how to avoid repeating them.
I'm interested in directing movies about situations that I've lived, so they are almost a personal essay about what I've come to believe in.
John F. Kennedy
C. S. Lewis
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