Shirley Knight Quotes


Hollywood -- that's where they give Academy Awards to Charlton Heston for acting.

I took individual photographs of Annie Liebovitz I kept taking her picture.

They said this is Vanity Fair and I said Oh I already take the magazine. They said Annie Leibovitz wants to take your picture and I thought How nice!

It's no accident that Tony Hopkins is a wonderful film actor.

I got an agent and went up for the part of my first film Five Gates to Hell.

My acting career helped pull me through the rough times.

Men are allowed to get older and women are not.

So many directors are solely focused on their own success in Hollywood and multimillion dollar budgets and deals.

I'm writing a book and working on my one-woman show Learning To Be Human.

There's a great difference between being popular and being an artist.

The thing that separates a so-so director and a great director is a love and caring for film.

Film actors reach a certain level but they don't get beyond it unless they work in the theater.

The only people you can really share certain things with in secret are your girlfriends.

This house was our dream-the gardens the study even the swimming pool. Even though I can't see John when I wake up in the morning I can always feel him here with me.

The other death for an actor is comparing yourself to other people: Forget someone else's path. Concentrate on your path. Otherwise you get lost and if you don't have joy in the work forget it.

I moved to LA and decided to do films and television mainly because the theater in New York is totally dead.

I did the occasional odd film like Endless Love.

There's no place to act in Kansas. You're supressed.

There are things that you cannot talk to your mother and father about there are things that you cannot talk to your children about.

My goal was not to be famous or rich but to be good at what I did. And that required going to New York and studying and working in the theater.