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I wanted to do something far from my intellectual and physical home, so I went to live in Beijing for eight months and took Mandarin Chinese.
We all struggle with our failure to communicate and our failure to reach beyond fear to love people.
I try to become more humble and more myself with every year. There was a while when I got famous where I was so confused and my head was spinning.
I assume that if people get to know me, they'll like me. If they don't, it's not my problem.
My major in college was Chinese Studies. It was very intentional.
I hope that doing truthful portrayals of people in a variety of circumstances gives people a kind of subterranean link to those characters.
I could have seen myself going into academia, but I don't love it; I just like it.
I'll talk to myself out loud a lot.
I want my life to effect the balance to the positive.
There are all kinds of other things I could do, things I would probably like, but only acting would give me emotional fulfillment.
When I was 5, my mother threw a party, and a friend and I wrote and performed a play called The Dutch Doll.
The Oscars have become such a big deal these days that it's just used as adjective.
Now that I've got some films under my belt, I have the courage of my convictions regarding acting. It gives me a leg to stand on.
My father taught me how to substitute realities.
I take the responsibility of choosing seriously because it becomes an indelible part of your body of work. Something has to sing to me.
You know how in high school you do these plays and people come up after the show and they're really excited for you? Well, that's what's happening to me right now.
The name game is frustrating. Agents will say, They love you, but they're going to offer it to Julia Roberts first.
It's the relationships between people that are more important than the sort of far away fantasies of what the good life is, the world of supermodels and Bud ads.
Acting is doing, because everything you say or do is some kind of an action, some kind of a verb. You're always connected to the other person through some kind of action.
I'm doing things that are more artistic again, more close to the material that I love. I don't disparage those things that I did. They're just not as much reflective of who I am.
I had started off, before I ever got an acting job, working at Robert De Niro's Tribeca Productions as a reader. I was always interested in that side of the camera.
I had been looking for a New York apartment, but I said, Why not give LA a go?
I had a Christian upbringing - it was all about sin and guilt. I was very happy just kissing people. I was like the make-out queen - not even second base.
I always feel I can play a role - just give me the time to do the preparation and I'll be it.
There was something about being in front of audiences when I was in elementary school plays that gave me a thrill. It was like the rush you get from a roller coaster drop.
Once you've found something you know how to do, it makes you feel you don't have to be intimidated by someone.
I have a hard time getting motivated to do something that seems like a career move. I've gotten into vague trouble with my agents for turning down work that I thought was exploitative.
Being is like pretending.
I have learned to pare down what I do and still be effective and strong in a role.
Acting is what happens on the way.
There's a side of my personality that goes completely against the educated & serious woman. The side who wants to be a pin-up girl in garages all across America!
Sometimes I feel limited by people's perceptions of what I can and cannot do, or what I do or don't look like.