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Fiona Shaw Quotes

A lot of Irish people perform. They perform in drawing rooms. They sing songs and they play piano.

Acting doesn't have to be threadbare misery all the time.

Also, an area that interests me - and it will probably take years to state what I mean - is the period of the rise of democracy, with Tom Paine, which is around the turn of the 18th century into the 19th.

Even when they have nothing, the Irish emit a kind of happiness, a joy.

Every generation is obsessed with the decade before they were born.

I can hardly decide what plays I should be in.

I certainly had no intention of playing a man.

I find it incredibly tedious, hate that it murders itself with its own conservative pomposity.

I had a ball doing Harry Potter.

I just think that things should be allowed to run their course, and not turned into a Disney ride.

I take the theater seriously in that I loathe it, I'm bored by it.

I think America becomes more disgruntled by going to the movies and having an endlessly good time at them.

I would love to write the story of my upbringing in Ireland.

I would say the next imminent hot writers are often the writers from the decade before you were born.

Irish people are educated not only about artistry but local history.

My mother taught me to read.

Once you've done one style, you leave it for a while.

One moment cannot be the most important.

People who are good at film have a relationship with the camera.

So I just play the character, I play the lines.