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Ron Silver Quotes

Acting is not about knowing all this stuff; it's about character.

Anyone who devotes time and attention to what makes people tick, to me, is a smart person.

Artists speak the truth to the public without fear of retribution or damage to their careers.

But some actors I have met possess an intelligence that I can only dream of. It's about character, it's about behavior. They understand things about people that I simply don't see.

But why should I run for office and lose what little influence I have?

For about the first ten years of my career, I wasn't terribly motivated.

I can't talk about foreign policy like anyone who's spent their life reading and learning foreign policy. But as a citizen in a democracy, it's very important that I participate in that.

I do believe all actors are smart.

I don't even like to use the word relationship. I don't know what it means.

I had no desire from an early age to be on the stage.

I just don't get invited to the same dinner parties I used to like to go to.

I kind of dwindled into acting.

I kind of have a dilettantish spirit about me.

I saw and I met a lot of people who were in the field. It also provided a context in which I came to respect what the actor did, because I saw how difficult it actually was to do.

I started getting jobs, and I thought it was going to be real easy.

I still think I'm going to do something else when I grow up.

I think it's good to meet smart people and talk.

I think you have an obligation to be an optimist. Because if you're not, nothing will change.

I was immature the way I handled the business. I saw myself as a tribune of the people.

I'm a 9/11 Republican.