quote by Sanford Meisner

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

Authentic Soap Operas quotations

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

I'm not the kind of guy who has best friends.

I'm not the kind of guy who just goes up to women.

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.

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.

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.

I watch soap operas. I bake brownies. Normalcy is coursing through my veins.

I'm not the kind of guy who wakes up angry.

If you have to be in a soap opera try not to get the worst role.

I'm not the kind of guy who dabbles in a lot of things.

I'm not the kind of guy who wants to be on a pedestal.

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.

I was the first movie star to plunge into night-time soap opera.

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.

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.

'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.

If life is a soap opera you shouldn't be in too much of a hurry to get to the final credits.

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.

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.

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.

I was a kid, and I remember my mother singing.

She was also a radio soap opera actress, but my mother sang.

I was on a soap opera before that for three years, where I was the nicest guy on earth.

Ironically, that was quite a bit of the appeal of Rumours.

It's equally interesting on a musical level and as a soap opera.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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