Famous Quotes By Laura Linney


  1. Comedy is a way to make sense of chaos. It's a way of dealing with things that are overwhelming, that threaten you it's a way to survive and get closer to the truth.
  2. Doing the right thing has power.
  3. Fear, anxiety and neurosis: that's just in the suitcase when you're an actor.
  4. History's a resource.
  5. I believe that no matter what you do in life, if you learn the basics through theater, it will help you in everything else - problem solving, communication, discipline, all of that stuff.
  6. I enjoy learning about different periods and people, and then taking what's universal about the human condition and seeing where it matches up. No matter where you are, certain things unite everybody.
  7. I get cold - really cold - when I travel.
  8. I had a good imagination and I still have one a child-like imagination that hasn't gone away.
  9. I had learning disabilities, and I couldn't express myself in the written word.
  10. I hope that anyone I worked with wouldn't exploit our relationship.
  11. I love 70's music.
  12. I tend to make low-budget movies but, yeah, I make more money than I ever thought I would make.
  13. I think everyone's experience with a terminal disease is so deeply personal and unique to the person, the context in which they're living and the relationships that they have.
  14. I think the way we talk about cancer has really evolved. I remember the way my grandmother used to talk about it, like a death sentence, no-one would even mention the word.
  15. I'm not someone who likes to have my picture taken, let alone see it plastered all over the place.
  16. It is always good to explore the stuff you don't agree with, to try and understand a different lifestyle or foreign worldview. I like to be challenged in that way, and always end up learning something I didn't know.
  17. It's always nice when you do something and it's well received as opposed to the other way which God knows happens to everybody. When the good times come around, you take a deep breath, appreciate it, but not take it too seriously.
  18. I've seen the greatest actors in the world, transcendent talents, who can't find a home.
  19. Just because you're not famous, doesn't mean you're not good.
  20. My experience is that's rare - that you have a script that is... what they call 'film-ready.'
  21. My family is from the South, and I can remember all those ladies I grew up with, like my great-aunts, who had handkerchiefs. There's something sweet about them.
  22. People's view of cancer will change when they have their own relationship with cancer, which everyone will, at some point.
  23. The goal seems to me at times just to be business first.
  24. The thing about death is that it's honest.
  25. Traits like humility, courage, and empathy are easily overlooked - but it's immensely important to find them in your closest relationships.
  26. What I hope in my ideal world is that with each project, I'll either get to work with a really great script that would force me to grow, or work with a really great actor who will make me better.
  27. You know when someone's over-flattering you in a way. You smile but you can't believe it.

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