” I have been vain since birth. I expected other people to like what I did, although my vanity has definitely diminished over the years. “


” I see myself as a citizen of the planet. Even as a child, I always found it mindless to root for your own team. I was puzzled by the fact that people said their own team was better than other teams simply because it was theirs. “


” I sincerely believe that if Bush and Cheney recognized the full humanity of other people’s mothers around the world, they wouldn’t commit the crimes they commit. “


” I do things, and other people laugh at them. I rarely know what the joke is supposed to be or why they’re laughing. “


” Contrary to the popular misconception, the actor is not necessarily a specialist in imitating or portraying what he knows about other people. On the contrary, the actor may simply be a person who’s more willing than others to reveal some truths about himself. “


” My personal life is lived as ‘me,’ but my professional life is lived as other people. In other words, when I go to the office, I lie down, dream, and become ‘someone else.’ That’s my job. “


” When I was a child, I did always feel that people were hiding things, and that they weren’t expressing their true feelings. When adults are too complicated, and cover their emotions with layers of well-intentioned subterfuge, the child isn’t seeing reality clearly enough and gets upset. “


” In my mind, the plays I was writing were extreme examples of art for art’s sake. I didn’t necessarily think that other people would love them, though I thought they probably would. “


” When I was first exposed to the films of Ingmar Bergman, I found them frank and disturbing portraits of the world we live in, but that was not something that displeased me. They were beautiful. I thought people would respond to my plays the way I responded to Bergman’s films. “



All 9 Wallace Shawn Quotes about People in picture


I have been vain since birth. I expected other people to like what I did, although my vanity has definitely diminished over the years.
I see myself as a citizen of the planet. Even as a child, I always found it mindless to root for your own team. I was puzzled by the fact that people said their own team was better than other teams simply because it was theirs.
I sincerely believe that if Bush and Cheney recognized the full humanity of other people
I do things, and other people laugh at them. I rarely know what the joke is supposed to be or why they
Contrary to the popular misconception, the actor is not necessarily a specialist in imitating or portraying what he knows about other people. On the contrary, the actor may simply be a person who
My personal life is lived as
When I was a child, I did always feel that people were hiding things, and that they weren
In my mind, the plays I was writing were extreme examples of art for art
When I was first exposed to the films of Ingmar Bergman, I found them frank and disturbing portraits of the world we live in, but that was not something that displeased me. They were beautiful. I thought people would respond to my plays the way I responded to Bergman

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