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Ellen Barkin Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Ellen Barkin

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When I played Leonardo DiCaprio's mother,
they liked that Leo had very hooded eyes and a rounded nose with a ball.
They said, They look like they could be mother and son.
- Ellen Barkin

I guess if you're lucky enough not to have to pay your rent,
then you or I take much more seriously the kind of work that I do,
what it takes for me to leave two teenagers of my own
and six stepchildren and a husband and four grandchildren.
- Ellen Barkin

My husband thinks he's compromising if we have one cook instead of three.
- Ellen Barkin

People tend to remember my performances,
not me.
- Ellen Barkin

 

You've got a movie where the pro-choice family gives
their daughter no choice.
The pro-life family murders.
What seems to be the good mother, the kind of hippie painter,
sweet and cute mother has no love for her daughter really.
- Ellen Barkin

When a 12-year-old, a 13-year-old, so desperately wants
a baby what she's looking for is the kind of unconditional
love a child gives a mother and a mother gives a child.
- Ellen Barkin

Acting is a matter of giving away secrets.
- Ellen Barkin

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The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I give thanks for everything that has occurred
to bring me to this moment in time.
Every event that has ever occurred in my life
has played a crucial role in delivering me to this instant.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Golf is played by twenty million mature American men
whose wives think they are out having fun.
- Jim Bishop

War is a game that is played with a smile.
If you can't smile, grin.
If you can't grin, keep out of the way till you can.
- Winston Churchill

I have gratitude for EVERYTHING that has ever occurred
to bring me to this moment.
I accept that no one else is ever to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life,
and I am committed to consistently distinguishing
between my feelings about events
and the physical occurrences of those events.
I declare that everyone who has ever played
any role in any of the events of my life
is entirely without fault.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football,
basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
- John Leonard

My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth.
They went to Australia and China, and they went to
probably every soccer game I ever played.
- Brandi Chastain

Tennis and golf are best played, not watched.
- Roger Kahn

The Wedding March always reminds me of the music
played when soldiers go into battle.
- Heinrich Heine

I Forgive Myself and All Others with Compassion -
I forgive everyone, especially myself,
for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life.
I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life,
and I am committed to consistently distinguishing
between my feelings about events
and the physical occurrence of those events.
I declare that everyone who has ever played any role
in any of the events of my life is entirely without fault.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Of all the roles I've played, none has been as fulfilling as being a mother.
- Annette Funicello

A lot of times, I played bass on songs.
Gene plays guitar on some songs.
- Ace Frehley

I played around with the flowers and the lighting,
so that was a good way to educate myself.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

He played the King as though under momentary apprehension
that someone else was about to play the ace.
- Eugene Field

Maybe, one other match better; but if you look at the tournament as a whole,
I played very high quality tennis for seven matches
and raised my game when I needed to.
- Richard Krajicek

I have played in rain before.
I have played in wind before.
I have played in cold before, but not all put together.
They were the hardest conditions I ever played in.
- Michelle Wie

When I played pro football, I never set out to hurt anyone deliberately -
unless it was,
you know, important, like a league game or something.
- Dick Butkus

I wanted to play the part that Mary Kay played,
the lawyer who wanted to have baby and felt her clock ticking,
because it was something I could relate to.
- JoBeth Williams

I don't like American football.
I think it's boring and ridiculous and predictable.
But baseball is very beautiful.
It's played on a diamond.
- Jim Jarmusch

Pam has always been my glamorous big sister -
13 years older than I. She played on the women's circuit
for nine years and came home to tell me stories of France,
Japan.
- Tracy Austin

The Band never really played big concert tours.
We never sold millions and millions of albums.
- Levon Helm

In early 1993, a hostile observer might have had grounds
for thinking that the Unix story was almost played out,
and with it the fortunes of the hacker tribe.
- Eric S. Raymond

There are those who dance to the rhythm that is played to them,
those who only dance to their own rhythm,
and those who don't dance at all.
- Jose Bergamin

I played a lot of tough clubs in my time.
Once a guy in one of those clubs wanted to bet me $10 that I was dead.
I was afraid to bet.
- Henny Youngman

I have played a boxer, a cowboy, a knight,
a prince, an elf and a pirate.
I am so glad to have done all of that already.
- Orlando Bloom

Nevertheless, the realization that breaking a pencil
point would have far less disastrous consequences played little or no role,
I believe, in this decision to explore theory!
- Rudolph A. Marcus

I was the same kind of father as I was a harpist -
I played by ear.
- Harpo Marx

I would rather have played a character like Opie than Little Ricky.
- Keith Thibodeaux

Well I was on the one hand, the more I played the guitar
the more I began to really love the guitar and to love
virtually any kind of music that anybody played well on guitar.
- John Fahey

I've never seen anything like it since.
Some of the Canada Cups came close, but by then a lot
of European players came and played in our league so
we were more familiar with them.
- Marcel Dionne

I played a lot of leaders, autocratic sorts;
perhaps it was my Canadian accent.
- Leslie Nielsen

Football is a game played with arms,
legs and shoulders but mostly from the neck up.
- Knute Rockne

When I had people scratchin' my shorts a bit,
it played better.
We lost a bit of that in all the personnel changes
and it's an element we need to get back.
- Tom Bergeron

The first time I ever played the trumpet in public,
I played the Marine Hymn.
I sounded terrible.
- Wynton Marsalis

I'm human and I've played my butt off for ten years.
I'm not a loafer, I'm not a jerk, I'm a baseball player.
- Reggie Jackson

I thought I would reflect here on a theme most scientists enjoy recalling:
the part luck played in their accomplishments.
- Edmond H. Fischer

I don't think I'm like any of the characters I've played -
they're all really far from who I am.
- Christian Bale

I've played villains on stage - you know,
the Iagos and so on - but I think of myself as a funny person.
I mostly did comedies before I did TV work.
- Michael Emerson

My dad didn't want me to play guitar.
He played piano, so I chose that.
And I ended up loving it.
- Gavin DeGraw

My father was always anxious to give pleasure to his children.
Accordingly, he took me one day, as a special treat,
to the top of the grand old tower, to see the chimes played.
- James Nasmyth

The Thin Man was a good break, because it was highly popular.
I played a gigolo in it.
- Cesar Romero

Dave played an important part in our growing,
but change occurs.
- Stone Gossard

When Buddy played, he played all out,
all the time.
It was a wonder he didn't keel over and die before he did.
- Al Hirt

The moment you start to talk about playing music,
you destroy music.
It cannot be talked about.
It can only be played, enjoyed and listened to.
- John McLaughlin

The part which American friendship played in helping
us to win the freedom we enjoy in this part of Ireland
has been gratefully recognized and acknowledged by our people.
- Eamon de Valera

I hate music, especially when it's played.
- Jimmy Durante

I played a heap of snow in a school play.
I was under a sheet, and crawled out when spring came.
I often say I'll never reach the same artistic level again.
- Stellan Skarsgard

The Longs event was the first LPGA event that I played in 8 years ago.
- Natalie Gulbis

I played Hamlet, I played Chekhov and Ibsen and all the classics.
- Harvey Korman

I played in a movie called Ring of Fear with Clyde Beatty and Pat O'Brien.
- Mickey Spillane

Jazz music is to be played sweet, soft,
plenty rhythm.
- Jelly Roll Morton

I also have a big love of classical music played on
piano because this is the environment I grew up in
my brother being one of the great masters in this world.
- Suzi Quatro

Well, you know, I mean, she was so wonderful,
and she really played the role to perfection.
- Julianne Moore

I've written lots of songs on the piano.
My mother had a piano and it was the first instrument I played.
- Mick Taylor

All I ever wanted to do was play the drums;
I felt good about myself when I played the drums.
So I worked anywhere and everywhere I could lug my drums in.
- Max Weinberg

There were riots in just about every game we played with Syracuse.
- Bob Cousy

The Telecaster doesn't really sound that good for the
kind of rock and roll that a lot of people played.
- John Fogerty

I've played three presidents, three saints and two geniuses -
and that's probably enough for any man.
- Charlton Heston

We want to christen every city that Kris has played
in during his professional career.
- Anna Benson

But I've been surprised over the years.
I mean, someone told me the other day that maybe 360
million people have played this game in the world.
That's a lot of people.
- Don Bluth

A great deal of unnecessarily bad golf is played in this world.
- Harry Vardon

I remember I was like five or six years old;
I played the devil.
That was my first role.
- Raul Julia

I played drums on Keith Carradine's first record.
- Don Henley

I'm John Lee Hooker in the sense that he was a blues
man and he played blues his whole life.
I'm a rock guy and I'm going to play rock music my whole life.
- Sammy Hagar


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