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William Hurt Quotes

All I know is that my best work has come out of being committed and happy.

Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful.

Being famous is not something that would make me feel successful - unless one was striving for mediocrity.

But I am not going to live for ever. And the more I know it, the more amazed I am by being here at all.

David Cronenberg knows what we actors do as artists.

Great risks come in long term, tremendously assiduous, very courageous study.

Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries. They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take are calculated on the basis of the courage it took to become replete with knowledge.

I am so thrilled by the privilege of life, and yet at the same time I know that I have to let it go.

I demand minimal for paid rehearsal and not always six weeks either.

I have a film I want to direct. Gena Rowlands was going to do it with me a long time ago. It's about an older woman who's running a ranch in the west the old fashioned way.

I just looked at him because I want to be looking in someone's eyes when I die.

I know what I love about acting - and it's the creative process.

I listen to XM radio because I can get so many overseas news stations.

I need six weeks of rehearsal and women need nine months and it took me 15 years to figure that out.

I think acting can bring you closer to yourself and help you understand other people.

I very much prefer the balance in a scene to standing out and so you have to make a decision.

I want to prove a point. That point is, actors are artists, not narcissists necessarily.

I was a science fiction junkie for a long time.

I was held hostage and almost executed by a man who was robbing us in the middle of the night.

I've been delighted by Cannes and Toronto but I keep saying I don't know how good we're going to be received in America because that's where it's most challenging.