75 Soap Opera Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Soap Opera Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Even though shows like NYPD Blue are soaps in my opinion, but they're individualized to an extent that you can still follow what's going on if you miss a week. — William Devane

Many years ago I was in another soap opera called The Newcomers which was on twice a week for three years. I really don't think I could do another stint like that again. — Jeremy Bulloch

Being an actor is a religious calling because you've been given the ability, the gift to inspire humanity. Think about that on the way to your soap opera audition. — Sanford Meisner

No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible. — W. H. Auden

The ladder of success in Hollywood is usually a press agent, actor, director, producer, leading man; and you are a star if you sleep with each of them in that order. Crude, but true. — Hedy Lamarr

I would just like to say that opera is no longer about fat people in breastplates shattering wine glasses. — Lesley Garrett

The real exertion in the case of an opera singer lies not so much in her singing as in her acting of a role, for nearly every modern opera makes great dramatic and physical demands. — Maria Jeritza

I like melodrama because it is situated just at the meeting point between life and theater. — Luchino Visconti

Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination. — Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

I will tell you something about stories . . . They aren't just entertainment. Don't be fooled. They are all we have, you see, all we have to fight off illness and death. — Leslie Marmon Silko

Short Soap Opera Quotes

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  • I'm not the kind of guy who has best friends. — Jack Kevorkian
  • I'm not the kind of guy who just goes up to women. — Dirk Nowitzki
  • I watch soap operas. I bake brownies. Normalcy is coursing through my veins. — Parker Posey
  • I'm not the kind of guy who wakes up angry. — Roger Federer
  • If you have to be in a soap opera try not to get the worst role. — Judy Garland
  • I'm not the kind of guy who dabbles in a lot of things. — Jason Kilar
  • I'm not the kind of guy who wants to be on a pedestal. — Billy Joel
  • I was the first movie star to plunge into night-time soap opera. — Dorothy Malone
  • If life is a soap opera you shouldn't be in too much of a hurry to get to the final credits. — Michael Portillo
  • I was on a soap opera before that for three years, where I was the nicest guy on earth. — Ray Liotta

Soap Quotes

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Once when I was 16 I had my car taken away from me for being past curfew. Oh, and I said a bad word once, and I actually did get my mouth washed out with soap. — Ashlee Simpson

If Christianity is valid, why is there so much evil in the world?" To this the famous preacher replied, "With so much soap, why are there so many dirty people in the world? Christianity, like soap, must be personally applied if it is to make a difference in our lives. — Billy Graham

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair. — C. S. Lewis

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Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope. — Bill Cosby

Twentieth-century culture's disease is the inability to feel their reality. People cluster to TV, soap operas, movies, theater, pop idols and they have wild emotion over symbols. But in the reality of their own lives, they're emotionally dead. — Jim Morrison

Man does not live by soap alone; and hygiene, or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it or, better still, feel a healthy indifference to it. — Gilbert K. Chesterton

What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul. — Yiddish Proverbs

I guess you could say there are two Slashes. There's the crazy, rock-and-roll Slash, he's wild. And then there's the real Slash- he collects miniature soaps and treats his hookers real nice. — Slash

I wonder how much it would take to buy a soap bubble, if there were only one in the world. — Mark Twain

Think 'Game of Thrones.' In the old days, this sort of show might be considered bad writing. It doesn't really seem to be moving toward a crisis or climax, it has no true protagonist, and it's structured less like a TV show or a movie than a soap opera. — Douglas Rushkoff

People Writing About Soap Opera

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More Soap Opera Quotes

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I think every American actor wants to be a movie star. But I never wanted to do stupid movies, I wanted to do films. I vowed I would never do a commercial, nor would I do a soap opera -- both of which I did as soon as I left the Acting Company and was starving. — Kevin Kline

The only way to stave off boredom, in a complex domesticated primate like humankind, is to increase one's intelligence. This is not appealing to the average primate, who instead invents emotional games (soap opera and grand opera dramatics). — Robert Anton Wilson

Ask most kids about details about Auschwitz or about how the American Indians were assassinated as a people and they don't know anything about it. They don't want to know anything. Most people just want their beer or their soap opera or their lullaby. — Marlon Brando

I started working in front of the camera for the first time when I was 15 years old. I joined a soap opera. We filmed in Brooklyn and I would skip class to shoot my scenes. It was terrifying and I entirely self-conscious in front of the camera. — Paul Wesley

Since I was eight years old. I didn't have a TV, so comic books were definitely my television, my soap operas, and all that. — Method Man

I worry that our lives are like soap operas. We can go for months and not tune in to them, then six months later we look in and the same stuff is still going on. — Jane Wagner

Politics in a democratic society should not be treated like a baseball game, a game show or a soap opera. The times are too serious for that. — Bernie Sanders

You could probably prove, by judicious use of logarithms and congruent triangles, that real life is a lot more like soap opera than most people will admit. — Molly Ivins

Most of my escapades were getting my Labrador dog into the back of my car to drive to Brooklyn where I worked at Avenue M Studios shooting a soap opera and battling being a 17 to 18-year-old playing twins being afraid that I was going to get fired, because who wouldn't fire me? I had no idea what I was doing. — Anne Heche

My grandmother was this unbelievably smart, phenomenally cool woman and [soap operas] were just always on in her house. I just realized that I live in a soap opera, and it's awesome. — Ian Somerhalder

'Gone With The Wind' is one of the all-time greats. Read Margaret Mitchell's book and watch the film again; it's a soap opera in all its glory. It is superb and memorable. — Timothy Dalton

I was a kid, and I remember my mother singing. She was also a radio soap opera actress, but my mother sang. — Ruben Blades

I never learned music. I'm quite uneducated, and usually I sat in front of the TV, with soap operas on, in England. It was very inspiring for me, I'd done all this traveling around, I came back living with my parents, everyone around me was like they're living in a soap opera. — Graham Parker

I loved him, but love isn't enough. All the fairy tales, the romance novels, the soap operas; they're all lies. Love does not conquer all. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Ironically, that was quite a bit of the appeal of Rumours. It's equally interesting on a musical level and as a soap opera. — Lindsey Buckingham

I have the greatest fans. I have fans that come from soap opera world, I have fans that come from superhero world, which are a whole different section of fans. They're so cool. — Justin Hartley

In the case of 'The Housewives,' I call the 'Housewives' sociology of the rich. I think it's just fun to watch. It's guilt-free gossiping that you can have. It's like the modern-day soap opera, in my mind. — Andy Cohen

I have also just finished three weeks on a soap opera in England. The soap opera is a rather famous one called Crossroads. It was first on television 25 years ago, and it has recently been brought back. I play the part of a businessman called David Wheeler. — Jeremy Bulloch

Soap opera wouldn't be my first choice, but at this point in my life, I would consider a soap. It would allow me to act and still do other things with my life. — Joe Lando

A show like Knots or any other show that can be called a soap opera does terribly in syndication because if you're a viewer and you miss a week you don't know what's going on. — William Devane

Soaps taught me the fundamentals of the game. You know, how to show up, hit your mark, how to be on time. That soap opera world is a microcosm of the entertainment culture. — Michael Weatherly

some soap opera, you know, real people pretending to be fake people with made-up problems being watched by real people to forget their real problems. — Chuck Palahniuk

They're getting me involved in intrigue again, and I think it follows a classic formula in a soap opera. — Michael Zaslow

To be able to make a good living in a challenging medium like soap operas is great. The best is that I get to act and am rewarded for it. And the people I work with are great. Funny, intelligent, hard working. They're all great to be around. — David Canary

The Holocaust is not a cheap soap opera. The Holocaust is not a romantic novel. It is something else. — Elie Wiesel

I used to listen to the soap operas with my grandmother. — Bob Edwards

Even the Beatles lived their lives as a soap opera. — Chris Lowe

I enrolled in an acting workshop and my first acting role was on the TV soap opera 'Melrose Place.' — Famke Janssen

I was on the soap opera 'Days of our Lives. — Ashley Benson

I used to pride myself on being impervious to the sentimentalities of soap opera, but when that loveliest of actresses, Rachel Gurney, of Upstairs, Downstairs, perished on the Titanic, I wept so convulsively and developed such anorexia that I had to be force-fed. — S. J. Perelman

Soap opera seems to be a dirty word, but actually they are the most popular shows we have. — Dan Stevens

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