I made career decisions that came from the part of me who wanted to shun the limelight.

— Ed Harris

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You look at a guy like Lance Armstrong, and you have to be inspired.

I sat next to Kirk Douglas the other day, and he's inspiring for fighting through his stroke

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We accept the reality of the world with which we are presented.

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You can mostly forget ethnic or religious differences.

The competition for a bigger share of the oil proceeds is behind much of the fighting

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I'm not an activist per se, but I have strong feelings about things.

People can jump on celebrities for being ill-informed or naive, but I've got a right to say what I believe

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When Bush first got elected, the very first time there was talk of going to war with Iraq, the mainstream media gave his position total credibility. I didn't get it then, and I don't get it now

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Seeing what happens when you rip yourself open is what your job is all about

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There's always a reaction based on fear.

People assume if you're criticizing a decision to go to war, then you're saying something against the soldiers-which is not the case

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I've always wanted to work with Paul Newman.

I had a couple opportunities in the past, and I didn't take advantage of it, so it was really fun to be working with him

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I can make a damn pork chop. My best dish is actually lasagna, which I do a couple times a year. My wife wishes I cooked a little bit more often, but I can put a frozen pizza in the oven and I make a good salad.

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I had some really dear friends who died from AIDS-one in particular.

His family wasn't around and he didn't have many friends. I spent a lot of time with him in his later days.

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Hippy, you think everything is a conspiracy. Everything is!

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You can't betray yourself too often, or you become somebody else.

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About Ed Harris

Quotes 32 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Birthday October 16

For The Truman Show, I worked for a few weeks, do my gig, then I was done.

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I think most people that are looked upon as doing something daring don't necessarily think of it that way-they do what they have to do.

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I feel like my place in this industry is still progressing.

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I hope to direct a few more films before I leave the planet, so I hope I can find the material.

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I listen to National Public Radio, which, to me at least, presents the most rounded view of things.

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I like to act with people that know what they're doing.

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I have a tight family group that's really important to me. I don't want to work all the time.

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You have to be willing to expose yourself, at least to yourself, to get to some kind of truth about a character.

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One of the first things I learned about acting was, the only person you compete against is yourself.

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I was concerned about filling my life up with something important to me.

To me, it was just necessary

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A lot of films come out before they're finished.

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If I started worrying about how my constituents are going to react to every move I make, I wouldn't be able to do my job here. I'll do what I think is right and explain it later.

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It's hard to see a film that's been made from a book that you really loved because it's such a different experience

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I am not one of these guys who works job after job after job.

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Pollock said several times that he couldn't separate himself from his art.

Not knowing much about modern art when I began to read about him, I was much more his persona - his struggles as a human being - that was interesting to me.

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You get three hours' sleep and then you start all over again.

Relentless. Pre-production was almost harder than filming. I was all over the city every day. It was really exhausting.

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I havent even been drinking, but, at all, but, you know, being a man, Ive got to say that weve got this guy in the White House who thinks he is a man, you know, who projects himself as a man because he has a certain masculinity, and he's a good old boy, and he used to drink, and he knows how to shoot a gun and how to drive a pickup truck, etcetera like that. Thats not the definition of a man, God Dammit!

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I'm an actor who loves to direct film, if I find something that I'm compelled to do and want to spend three or four years doing. I really love the process, though. I might have to just say, "Yeah, I want to direct that," because I want to direct something, but that's just not the way my being is. It's got to be a necessity for me, otherwise I'll just keep acting.

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When I decided to direct, never having done that before, is something I'm very proud of

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