I began to write fiction on the assumption that the true enemies of the novel were plot, character, setting and theme, and having once abandoned these familiar ways of thinking about fiction, totality of vision or structure was really all that remained.

β€” John Hawkes

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I went to a performance of 'The Crucible' at the Guthrie when I was a sophomore in high school, and I knew right away that that's what I wanted to do.

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The only thing that exists is torment, lyricism, and the magnificence of language.

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I do not feel an exile from America in any sense.

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Motive is never easy. Sometimes it occurs to one only later.

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The writer should always serve as his own angleworm β€”and the sharper the barb with which he fishes himself out of blackness, the better.

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I have to be careful of what TV shows I choose, particularly ones that have commercials in them, because it's going to be a different kind of television show.

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For the last 20 years of my life, I've had the mantra to do amazing parts with amazing people in amazing projects, so I'm attracted to good story, writing and character and good people. That's what I'm always searching for and I don't think that's ever going to change.

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I do all kinds of roles - nerd, psycho, nerd, psycho, nerd, psycho - and occasionally someone kind of normal. It's weird, when I lived in Austin I was always cast as pretty normal people. But when I moved to Los Angeles I was immediately branded a psycho.

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You never really forget who you are. If you did, you'd need to seek some professional help.

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I had to go to Sunday school once or twice in my life, and that's where I commented someplace on hearing.

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I don't have any training as an actor, but I guess I'm an intense pretender.

When you read something over and over, it gets into you a little bit. You can't help but begin to feel it, even if you're a healthy person as I think I am.

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It's hard to tell whether the ship or airplane - they're all the same, I'm convinced - is male or female; it may shift back and forth.

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About John Hawkes

Quotes 17 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Birthday October 16

Really, I didn't like Alaska. It rained, almost every day, at least 300 days out of the year.

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When we lived in Juneau, Alaska, it was a town of about 7,000 people, and totally isolated; the only way to get to it was by ship.

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To be anywhere near an enormous ocean liner when you are just like a fish in the water is frightening.

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As an actor, I think a mistake that any storyteller can make is to play the ending.

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