Tim Robbins Quotes


53 Tim Robbins quotes:



"I learned much more about acting from philosophy courses, psychology courses, history and anthropology than I ever learned in acting class."
"I like Spike Lee a lot. He's incredibly gifted and I don't think he gets the credit he deserves as a filmmaker."
"I ran spotlight. Swept up. Did box office. Ran the lighting board. But acting was the most fun."
"I started getting on my feet and clowning around, and they ended up putting me in a play when I was 12. And I was hooked."
"I think the enemy is self-censorship. In a free society the biggest danger is that you're afraid to the point where you censor yourself."
"I was a sports fan, but I also went to peace marches."
"I wouldn't even get elected. I'd probably deck a couple of people, too which would not play very well with the national media."
"I wouldn't say I'm a method actor. I do research when I feel I don't have enough experience for the part I'm playing."
"I'm fairly competant as a director and actor, but I am Mr. Neurotic as a writer. I just don't have enough confidence in my abilities to take criticism well. I take it personally. Start with 'It's a masterpiece,' and then tell me what you think could be changed."
"I'm not gangly; I'm very coordinated. I do have a bit of a baby face. But I guess that just means I'll be working longer."
"I've been lucky-my looks haven't put me into one category. I don't look like a blue blood. I don't look like a criminal. I don't look like anything."
"I've long ago compromised my eight hours a night."
"If you find yourself in a movie that you have questions about, it's not a compromise to your integrity."
"If you're in the position to help someone and you do it, it's very rewarding."
"Is Walt turning over in his grave? A man named Joe Roth runs Disney right now-he gave me the go-ahead and total freedom to do whatever I wanted to do."
"It was dangerous to hit the wrong kid in my neighborhood, because a lot of the guys I played with had fathers in the Mafia."
"It's certainly a lot more difficult to get a project made if you're talking about something progressive. That's just the nature of the industry."
"It's difficult when you have to turn down a tremendous amount of money because you don't like what the script is saying and you don't have any money."
"Just because someone gets arrested doesn't mean what they are doing is wrong. Some laws are unfair and unjust."
"Most good actors have a huge intelligence about the human condition and a real open heart to different kinds of people and behavior."



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