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Lili Taylor Quotes
Lili Taylor Quotes
"Being famous gives you a lot of illusions of false self, of self-importance, a grandiosity, it becomes difficult to stay humble and real. You see so many people who don't succeed." "Cannes is a very strange place. I tried to show up as best I could and to try not to be cynical." "I do believe there's good in all of us, even if it's layered over so thickly." "I see my job as an actor to be as good a channel as I can be. Acting is a gift, and I have respect for it." "I tried to do the commercial thing. But I don't want to keep shoving Twinkies down everyone's throat. People are hungry for something of more substance." "I'm realizing that the hard work has really paid off - not hard work acting-wise, but spiritually and principle-wise. That's given me faith enough that my heart hasn't led me astray. I've started to realize that you can do it your way. There are no rules." "If someone puts up $100 million on a movie, they're gonna be concerned about whether they'll get it back. So they're not gonna make a movie about three girls, you know?" "It moves me when anybody is just wandering through life, sleepwalking, and then wakes up. It's like the caterpillar to butterfly thing - the chrysalis. It's just so moving because they're not going to go to their grave with a slipping down life." "It's been very important for me to follow my gut or my heart, or whichever organ you want to go by." "My thing is that anybody's interesting if you go into the complexities. That's my problem with the whore. We've seen the whore, obviously, two-dimensionally, one-dimensionally. But if we're truly going to portray a whore in a complicated light, then I'm interested." "The weird thing about this business - and I'm sure this operates in many other things, but it's very present and acute in this business - is that a lot of people don't realize that they have power. Particularly actors." "When it's working, what acting is really about is getting into the essence of a moment in a creative, joyous way - through whatever frees you up." "When you get into that kind of studio money, there's a price on everything. And I haven't been willing to pay that price."