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Ed Harris Quotes

A lot of films come out before they're finished.

For The Truman Show, I worked for a few weeks, do my gig, then I was done.

I am not one of these guys who works job after job after job.

I chose films made by people I wanted to work with, about subject matter I thought was intriguing.

I feel like my place in this industry is still progressing.

I had some really dear friends who died from AIDS-one in particular. His family wasn't around and he didn't have many friends. I spent a lot of time with him in his later days.

I have a tight family group that's really important to me. I don't want to work all the time.

I like to act with people that know what they're doing.

I listen to National Public Radio, which, to me at least, presents the most rounded view of things.

I love this country very much, and I'm proud to live here, but I think our current administration is extreme. These are not merely conservative people, these are extreme right-wing people.

I made career decisions that came from the part of me who wanted to shun the limelight.

I think most people that are looked upon as doing something daring don't necessarily think of it that way-they do what they have to do.

I was concerned about filling my life up with something important to me. To me, it was just necessary.

I'm not an activist per se, but I have strong feelings about things. People can jump on celebrities for being ill-informed or naive, but I've got a right to say what I believe.

I've always wanted to work with Paul Newman. I had a couple opportunities in the past, and I didn't take advantage of it, so it was really fun to be working with him.

If I started worrying about how my constituents are going to react to every move I make, I wouldn't be able to do my job here. I'll do what I think is right and explain it later.

If I'm daring at all, I guess it would be emotionally. I try to keep things interesting for myself and to do things that challenge me.

In the past 10 years, I've looked at life as this Pollock stuff. And now I'm almost in the post Pollock phase.

It's hard to see a film that's been made from a book that you really loved because it's such a different experience.

One of the first things I learned about acting was, the only person you compete against is yourself.