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Jonathan Frid Quotes

All fame ever does for you is get attention for the work you really want to do.

I have this cozy house here and I get three pensions from the States. I've done nicely.

I toured Ontario in the winter of '48, in a touring company of The Drunkard, in which I played the bartender.

I'm an old curmudgeon and I know it.

I'm constantly watching people. Watching their strengths and weaknesses. I find myself going into theater less and less, let alone horror. I gave that up when I was seven or eight years old.

I'm interested in villainy.

If you have millions of dollars you are not going to get to continue doing what you want. You are into a world of commitment to that money and all the people that helped you get that money.

It took so much of the tension out of me that my friends and family won't see me on this show.

People think I should be a multi-millionaire if I had gotten the right contract. I'm not getting anything for all that commercial stuff they do. But I would have had to pay for that.

The best theatre I've done, I've done right here in this living room.

To me, horror is when I see somebody lying. I mean a person I know. A friend. And he's telling me something that I accept. And then suddenly, as he or she is telling it, there's something that gives them away. They're not telling me the truth.

Twice I had been stopped by these jobs, and I thought the role on Dark Shadows would go on for about three or four weeks. And then, the phenomenon began, the role caught on, the mail started to flood in.