Famous Quotes By Vera Farmiga


  1. Doubt is the middle position between knowledge and ignorance. It encompasses cynicism but also genuine questioning.
  2. Editing yourself is like an irksome coin toss. You've got to strip yourself of super ego and operate from the id. Maybe I've got my Freud mixed up. It's just hard to trade a beauty shot for the performance with truth and a brightly lit zit.
  3. Faith is important to me.
  4. Honestly, I think a good film is spiritual, regardless of whether its subject is faith.
  5. I can't get my knickers in a twist about my age and ageing in an industry that caters to the ids of 14-year-olds.
  6. I come from a massive family, and the youngest is twentysomething years younger than I am, so I grew up with children.
  7. I don't have a caustic sense of humor. What I find funny, that humor comes from a much gentler place.
  8. I grew up in a Ukrainian Catholic-turned-Christian household, and that is my family's faith.
  9. I have tender, romantic associations with upstate New York.
  10. I just hate one-dimensional portrayals of religion it's too cheap and easy to do, and ignores the nuances that go into having a belief system.
  11. I think God gave us senses of humor, and we should use them.
  12. I think that films about faith made for faith-based communities have a certain tactic.
  13. I, for one, am tired of seeing movies about men damaging each other.
  14. It's a very different thing, religion and faith. Religion is man-made, it's man-regulated. And faith, you can define God as you wish. But I think they're two different things.
  15. I've played a lot of mothers in my movies.
  16. Music is what our feelings sound like.
  17. Someone once told me that religion is like a knife: You can stab someone with it, or you can slice bread with it.
  18. The Ukrainian community is tight-knit by nature.
  19. There are women who make things better, there are women who change things, there are women who make things happen, who make a difference. I want to be one of those women.
  20. There really are three types of 'religious' movies: the ones that make fun of it, the ones that vilify it and the ones that literally preach to the converted.
  21. There's no wrong way to experience a film.
  22. Whether we call it religion or faith, we all battle for a balanced integrated soul.
  23. You earn very little money on independent films and I'm the provider for my home, so I do have to think of taking one for the accountant time and again and that means studio pictures.

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