Thomas Haden Church Quotes


Between Clive Owen winning at the Golden Globes and the British Academy announcing its nominations of which Sideways received only one I'm feeling pretty humbled these days.

I hate it when women fight aging with plastic surgery or fashion choices. There's this arrogant youth worship in our society.

Cows are a lot smarter across the board than bulls.

I kind of have a rededication in my life now to acting because I'm very fond of being in this movie.

But all actors go through the process it's hit and miss you have achievement and failure.

I've been an admirer of Helen Mirren for a long time. As I get older I find myself admiring older women who have poise and elegance.

But at the same time if the right thing came along I would do it in a second.

Look at the Native American culture. They revere the elders.

I would say 95% of the time because you just can't remember your lines if you're drinking alcohol. I would say about 95% of the time it was grape juice or this fake wine which was horrible.

Sight is about what lies right in front of us. Vision is what lies ahead.

I love knowing that I'm not better than any other person on the planet.

Kissing's a good thing man. It's the doorbell of intimacy.

But I think once the word gets out that the movie is funny - funny is transcendent - it will traverse all demographic barriers if people embrace it as a funny movie.

The fact that I haven't been married might qualify me as belonging in the nutty category to a lot of women.

I believe in singularity in relationships because you've got to have trust on both sides.

Cary and I are working together on another movie Charlotte's Web.

He was using me. When he cast me in Sideways I was nothing but a vessel.

I certainly was an actor and then I drifted more towards writing and directing.

I enjoy doing press for something that I like and I think the movie is very fun and charming and clever.

To some extent I could identify with that because I kind of just made my money and got out.

But I'm a citizen of Texas and try to spend most of my time there.

I love going to the feed store and drinking coffee and talking about how much rain we need.

If you are truly fearless as a performer than you don't fear kids or dogs.

Any tendency to design for design's sake to create a pattern within which the owner must live according to rules set by the designer is headed for frustration if not disaster.

I invested and I protected myself so I enjoy that freedom.

I made a comfortable living for several years. I invested and I protected myself so I enjoy that freedom.

I did a series called Ned and Stacey for two years for Fox back in the 90s. I was writer on it as well as a producer and it was very important to me that there were no contemporary references.

When I moved to L.A. in 1989 the very first thing I did was this horrific pilot called To Protect And Surf.

I probably am. I think Paul Giamatti also said in an interview that I was "f - king crazy." I'm flattered by that. I want to be that guy who's nuts who makes people think.

As an actor I kind of do. I started out doing voice overs in the mid 80s when I was in grad school.

I have a healthy sense of vanity. I like to look good for myself which is what a lot of women say. I want to stay fit.

I would just turn into a giant pair of lips. "Oh God! There he is! It's Lip-Man!

Of course anybody's who's 26 years old will probably say "Of course the old guy would say that." But wait until you're 45 or 46 years old. See how you feel about it then.

I don't want my hair to be ridiculous. But in Texas I do wear a hat a lot so I probably have hat-head more than I'm aware of.

I like to keep my private stuff pretty vague.

And there have certainly been movies I wanted to be in and milestones I wanted to surpass that did not happen.

I'm not so proud to think that anything is unworthy and I don't think I was that way 10 years ago.