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Kevin Bacon Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Kevin Bacon

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Critics can be your most important friend.
I don't read criticism of my stuff only because when it's bad,
it's rough-and when it's good, it's not good enough.
- Kevin Bacon

I like directing.
It takes a lot out of you, but I'd like to do it again -
I just have to find a story I want to tell.
- Kevin Bacon

If you're an actor, even a successful one,
you're still waiting for the phone to ring.
- Kevin Bacon

There are people who tell you to shut up because you're just a celebrity,
but pundits, talking heads, they're every bit the celebrity
and a lot of them aren't any more qualified than the
average man on the street.
- Kevin Bacon

 

I don't want to stop acting, but acting in some ways is a young man's game.
- Kevin Bacon

I always wanted, and still aspire, to be something
more than just one thing,
just one performance.
- Kevin Bacon

Clint Eastwood has always been a hero.
- Kevin Bacon

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I don't have to do the lead.
If I dig a part, I'll do it.
- Kevin Bacon

As I was coming up on the stage, there was one source
that could make or break you,
the New York Times.
Inevitably there would be one actor singled out for a better review,
or worse, than somebody else.
The effect of that was cancerous, divisive.
- Kevin Bacon

If I'm in a situation where someone doesn't recognize
me and treats me like everyone else,
I'm not used to it.
- Kevin Bacon

I just let the work speak for itself.
An actor is not afraid to take risks;
to put on different hats; to be a good guy,
a bad guy, a victim, an abuser.
There are all kinds of people in the world,
and playing them is what acting is all about.
- Kevin Bacon

There are some actor secrets you keep sometimes,
and you want to keep.
- Kevin Bacon

I've made three studio albums and one live one with my brother.
It's melodic singer-songwriter acoustic-rock music.
- Kevin Bacon

Gary Oldman is impossible to steal a movie from.
He's such a great actor, he's off the hook.
I love him.
- Kevin Bacon

There's the most resistance to an actor singing.
It's like I'm being disloyal to my industry.
- Kevin Bacon

It does get old to have to always be a monkey in a zoo.
I don't know what it's like any more to be anonymous.
- Kevin Bacon

The business that people do in LA on the social level is amazing.
You go to a restaurant, bump into this guy or that guy.
The next day you get a call, and they want you in their movie.
- Kevin Bacon

L.A.
kind of scares me.
- Kevin Bacon

Before Footloose, the things I'd done weren't cute.
In Diner I was an alcoholic.
- Kevin Bacon

I'd really like to get the girl, shoot the gun,
drive the car, have fun.
I even have these kind of action dreams,
where I'm the action guy.
- Kevin Bacon

I think we all have a lot of darkness in our bellies.
As an actor, the challenge of tapping into that,
reaching down into that sadness or anger,
is very therapeutic.
- Kevin Bacon

There are very few things that are purely conceptual
without any hard content.
- Kevin Bacon

I do better on the first three takes;
I won't be better at 20 takes.
- Kevin Bacon

A good director creates an environment,
which gives the actor the encouragement to fly.
- Kevin Bacon

I didn't get into this so I could talk about my work,
my movies.
You become an actor to act.
- Kevin Bacon

Any idiot can get laid when they're famous.
That's easy.
It's getting laid when you're not famous that takes some talent.
- Kevin Bacon

Ninety-five percent of celebrity is good.
- Kevin Bacon

I have a natural swagger.
- Kevin Bacon

I don't read my own reviews and I haven't for probably 15 years.
I read other people's reviews, though.
- Kevin Bacon

I'd always tried not to worry about the size of the
role or the size of the film.
- Kevin Bacon

I'm always happier and a better actor when I can really
lose myself in a character and become somebody else.
- Kevin Bacon

I do struggle with how much and in which way,
as an artist or celebrity, that you voice your political views.
- Kevin Bacon

I'd love to be a pop idol.
Of course, my groupies are now between 40 and 50.
- Kevin Bacon

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
- John Wooden

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating.
Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
It's one of a parent's greatest responsibilities and opportunities.
- John Wooden

Just as the Red Sox proved the critics wrong,
Maine can compete and can win.
- John Baldacci

Don't pay any attention to the critics -
don't even ignore them.
- Samuel Goldwyn

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics
is like asking a lamp-post what it feels about dogs.
- Christopher Hampton

But critics of the war have no reason to regret their views.
- Stephen Cohen

I think it's unfortunate to have critics for friends.
- William Styron

After all, one knows one's weak points so well,
that it's rather bewildering to have the critics overlook them and invent others.
- Edith Wharton

I don't like to write like God.
It is only because you never do it, though,
that the critics think you can't do it.
- Ernest Hemingway

These critics who crucify me do not guess the littlest part of my sincerity.
They must be burned in a blaze.
I cannot learn from them.
- Zane Grey

Critics are entitled to have an opinion,
but how can they judge how comfortable a building is?
No critic is smart enough to judge how a building will perform over time.
- Helmut Jahn

In light of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal,
critics are arguing that abuses of Iraqi prisoners
are being produced by a climate of disregard for the laws of war.
- John Yoo

I really do hope that the people will like 14:59.
The critics seem to like it.
We got a lot of good reviews.
- Mark McGrath

I learned a lot about critics, not to really take them
too seriously about movies.
- Gina Gershon

There's no end to the inventiveness of critics,
I tell you.
Because they can't write fiction, they put their impulse
into their analysis of work.
- Dennis Potter

I know that I'm never as good or bad as any single performance.
I've never believed my critics or my worshippers,
and I've always been able to leave the game at the arena.
- Charles Barkley

Critics!
Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.
- Robert Burns

Now, in reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics,
and have imagined them to be men of much greater profundity then they really are.
- Henry Fielding

I criticize those critics.
The reason being that they're doing one of the worst
things that ever can be done to an actor,
which is to say, Look, you do what we like you to do or else.
- James Lipton

I always think I'm the Tom Cruise of music -
a lot of success and fans,
but no critics, darling.
- Jon Bon Jovi

If I read or listened to critics of our music,
I'd have been discouraged a long time ago.
- Graham Nash

Style is the dress of thought; a modest dress,
Neat, but not gaudy, will true critics please.
- Samuel Wesley

I think there were early critics who wanted us to change
the world because the Sex Pistols failed.
- Michael Stipe

I don't care what the critics say or think because
I care for and love my fans.
- Oksana Baiul

I can take a lot of pats on the back.
I love it when I get admiring letters from people.
And, of course, I'd love it if the critics would notice me,
too.
- Norman Rockwell

The audience wants to be attracted not by the critics,
but by a great story.
You must deliver to the audience emotion -
and when I say emotion,
I mean suspense, drama, love.
- Dino De Laurentiis

There is a price for popularity.
Critics look for your weaknesses, your flaws,
anything that makes the work seem like a fluke and
not seem worthy of all the attention it's getting.
- Terry McMillan

I know all the critics.
- Dana Hill

Well, they are critics of the Bush administration generally
on the human rights record of the administration,
and in particular, they are very, very critical of this use of science.
- Jane Mayer

I think women are excellent social critics.
- Laurie Anderson

I was up watching Meet Joe Black at four AM.
I was hoping Brad Pitt would die, and he was still
alive at seven forty in the morning!
I actually felt sorry for once, for critics.
- Rose McGowan

Take heed of critics even when they are not fair;
resist them even when they are.
- Jean Rostand

Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters,
stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews,
to challenge every new author.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

What critics call dirty in our pictures,
they call lusty in foreign films.
- Billy Wilder

People have described me as a management bishop but I say to my critics,
Jesus was a management expert too.
- George Carey

I haven't seen the show, but when it was finished I
felt good about what we had done.
I don't know how it will stack up with Survival,
but that'll be up to the critics.
- Vic Morrow

There are many critics who have an idealised version
of where my strengths lie.
- Elvis Costello


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