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Dirk Benedict Quotes

A stage play requires very different craft from a book, fiction or otherwise, and ditto from a screenplay.

America is terrified of the passage of time. Prozac Nation. Land of Face Lifts.

Anybody can write a film script 'cuz it has been reduced to a formula.

Be very clear as to what your dream is. Nowadays it is fairly certain that 90 percent of all actors really just want to be rich and famous as the solution to all that ails.

Change is good. And in fact unavoidable.

Children who cling to parents or who don't want to leave home are stunted in their emotional, psychological growth.

Children... are our legacy. Our responsibility. They are our destiny and we are theirs. The extent to which we fail as parents, we fail as God's children.

Films must all have the same structure. All of this to guarantee box office bonanza, which of course it never does, but that's another discussion entirely.

From dear, dear Gloria Swanson, I learned how to live long, happy and free of health problems. I owe her my life.

From Fred Astaire I learned discipline and hard work.

Generally speaking, actors are allowed NO input. Actors are dumb.

Harrison Ford was pretty content as a carpenter who thought it would be nice to work on TV and ended up being the biggest film star in the history of cinema.

Hollywood today is all about being consistent. All thinking in mainstream film business takes place in one box.

Hollywood... a city I was to come back to time and again, in sickness and in health, in success and in failure, with anticipation and with dread.

I am very abnormal... But it wasn't very long ago that I wasn't so abnormal. I was very normal and headed for a lifetime of paying medical bills as proof of my normalcy.

I am very willing to share whatever I know or feel I know about finding some serenity in this lifetime.

I believe that the first 8 years are most important and the time in a child's life when parents must be absolutely and completely present.

I can still fit into my Battlestar Galactica costume!

I have written two nonfiction books, I'm embarrassed to say.

I never get involved with the ladies I work with.