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F. Murray Abraham quotes

There are certain men and women who, from the minute they step in front of a camera, that's exactly where they belong. Connery's one.

Milos said, You're my first choice. From my point of view, that doesn't pay the rent. I said, Tell me what I have to do next because I'm busy painting my kitchen.

There is one confrontation scene toward the end of the picture. In the middle of the scene, I thought, That's Sean Connery! I don't know how else to describe Sean Connery. I still feel that way.

I'm just having a wonderful time. It's an interesting thing that I'm very comfortable with this material and I don't know why. Maybe it's because I did MacBeth.

I have two brothers buried in the military cemetery in Texas. I don't want to see any more of that.

All the stuff that you visualized that was going to work so beautifully, you discover is trashed, so you jump to something else.

I don't want to talk in terms of miracles. I think this is a very serious situation. But I do want to talk in terms of Bush becoming a man of the hour, and I think this is way to do it.

With Connery, he does act. He is in complete command. He completely trusts the person first, then the instrument. I've worked with his son also, on a picture in Russia.

I really like to experiment. That's the only way I can work. It's instinctive.

I'd like President Bush to think maybe there's another way to think, that maybe Kissinger was wrong when he says we had to go in there because he was wrong about Vietnam.

If these men decided that they have to go in there and fight, I want them to send their own children and grandchildren. I want them to not send a bunch of strangers' kids in there to fight and die.

Whenever there were parties, I wasn't invited because I began to be like that character. In a way, that contributed to the success of the performance.

I acted my heart out.

I just throw it out and see what happens. If it sounds and feels right, then I continue.

I love parties. I love a good time.

The difficulty is capturing surprise on film.

Woody Allen sets are very quiet. Extraordinary sense of power from a man who doesn't do anything except just stand there.

I trust that the president will try, just give it one more shot, some revolutionary way of not doing this, of bringing all those kids back home safely.

People desire power. I don't know why they want it so. It seems to me it implies a hugely superior intellect which separates them from most of the populace.

The idea that you can make love and not war really is pretty neat. That thing in Korea, the thing in Israel - that's all over the world. There must be a new way of thinking.