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Eli Wallach Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Eli Wallach

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Well, I've maybe gotten 200 requests for interviews about Marilyn,
and I just decided I'm gonna do my own.
- Eli Wallach

I always end up being the evil one, and I wouldn't hurt a fly.
- Eli Wallach

Well, I go to the theater today, and its curtain -
there is no curtain in this play; the lights go down and go up -
and we start.
And I live this character for two hours.
There are only two of us in the play.
And It's a complete experience.
- Eli Wallach

Yes, I won the Bafta.
I thought the British were very intelligent.
- Eli Wallach

 

I've worked with wonderful actors like Marlon Brando and Henry Fonda.
- Eli Wallach

And then the first was The Misfits, which I enjoyed very much,
with Marilyn and Gable.
- Eli Wallach

I always wanted to tell stories and act.
- Eli Wallach

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All of these stories bounced around in my mind for a long time.
- Eli Wallach

I love to tell stories and this is my way of getting them down on paper.
- Eli Wallach

The trouble with that movie is that you had to see
Chinatown the day before you saw The Two Jakes.
- Eli Wallach

So I wanted to show what I did with the money.
So I got red silk shirts, beautiful hats,
wonderful saddles, a great horse, and two gold teeth.
So that was the way I did it.
- Eli Wallach

This country has a complex about age.
It's unbelievable.
If you're over thirty, you've had it in this country.
- Eli Wallach

John Huston was a superb master.
He knew how to make good films.
I did three things with him.
One is called Independence.
It plays in Philadelphia, for free.
It's been playing there for 25 years.
- Eli Wallach

I never lost my appetite for acting.
- Eli Wallach

But Clint I love, because Clint was my mentor.
I knew nothing about making an Italian movie.
- Eli Wallach

And that movie was underrated - Nuts -
because it deals with a terrible subject,
but It's very well done.
- Eli Wallach

When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk.
- Eli Wallach

My first Western was called The Magnificent Seven.
- Eli Wallach

I never dreamed I would do Westerns.
- Eli Wallach

One thing changes every evening: It's the audience,
and I'm working my magic.
I'm always learning from it.
- Eli Wallach

I've never lost my appetite for acting;
it's innovative and challenging.
- Eli Wallach

Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman
say you've got a pretty neck.
- Eli Wallach

I'd come out of the army after five years as a medic.
I was a medical administrator and we ran hospitals,
and I was a Captain in the army at the end,
in 1945.
- Eli Wallach

When I saw the movie, I said, I wish I had heard the music.
I would have ridden the horse differently.
- Eli Wallach

My wife says that stage acting is like being on a tightrope with no net,
and being in the movies, there is a net -
because you stop and go over it again.
It's very technical and mechanical.
On stage you're on your own.
- Eli Wallach

And I did Batman, too.
I did Mr. Freeze.
I get more mail for him than anything I've ever done.
- Eli Wallach

I was an original member of the Actors' Studio.
- Eli Wallach

I met my wife and, for the next ten years,
we did no films at all.
She did the first movie and then I did several after.
My first movie was written by Tennessee Williams and
directed by Kazan and was called Baby Doll.
- Eli Wallach

The big secret in acting is listening to people.
- Eli Wallach

But I went to the University of Texas in the 30s,
and while there I learned to ride.
Mostly polo ponies.
- Eli Wallach

I've learned that life is very tricky business:
Each person needs to find what they want to do in life
and not be dissuaded when people question them.
- Eli Wallach

Everyone thinks acting is easy.
It's far from easy, but it's the most gratifying thing I do.
- Eli Wallach

Well, I was getting a lot of money then,
and I wasn't getting any Hollywood films,
so I just did those.
I'd always do a play in between.
Whenever I ran low on funds, I'd always rush off to do a movie somewhere.
- Eli Wallach

What is it in my makeup that makes me grab any offer
and fly around the world? Will I ever be satisfied? Can't I ever just rest?
- Eli Wallach

Even if I don't want to slow down, I'm slowing down.
- Eli Wallach

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often.
- Anonymous

Being angry harms your physical,
emotional, and spiritual well-being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Imagine for yourself a character,
a model personality whose example you determine to follow,
in private as well as in public.
- Epictetus

The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace.
A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being
that places harmony in one's life.
- Peace Pilgrim

Hatred is blind, as well as love.
- Oscar Wilde

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

All's well that ends well.
- Proverb (and title of a Shakespeare play)

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

The part can never be well unless the whole is well.
- Plato

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

Life is a dangerous - ultimately fatal - endeavor,
so you may as well live it full out.
Chart your course, cast off the lines,
and boldly sail the seas of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
- Dave Barry

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

Your point of view sets you up well in advance
for how you view the events as they unfold.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Appreciation is a wonderful thing.
It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
- Voltaire

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

The well-timed question is more impacting than an answer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.
- Benjamin Franklin

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life should not be a journey to the grave
with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
and loudly proclaiming, "Wow! What a Ride!"
- Hunter S. Thompson

What is once well done is done forever.
- Henry David Thoreau

Violence, even well intentioned,
always rebounds upon oneself.
- Lao Tzu

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is well to remember that the
entire population of the universe,
with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
- Andrew J. Holmes

It is better to travel well than to arrive.
- The Buddha


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