QuoteItUp on Facebook

Vincent D'Onofrio quotes

It's pretty simple, pretty obvious: that people's first impressions of people are really a big mistake.

It's like why people read scary books or go see scary movies. Because it creates a distance. They're scared, but they're not going to get hurt.

Our show is different, because it's not about law and order, it's about psychology, the intent of somebody.

The only thing I do worry about is that the more films I do the more visible I am going to become as a personality because of press and because of the sheer quantity of films.

The search for the truth is not for the faint hearted.

I've never tried to be something I'm not.

If you try to go beyond your interests just for the sake of pretensions or wealth, your art becomes less legitimate.

I found my niche as a character actor, and I've never felt like a movie star or teen idol and never wanted to.

Like De Niro. He's one of the best character actors we have ever had.

The minute you start feeling like you've got it down, you know what you're doing, you're dead in the water.

To me the definition of true masculinity - and femininity, too - is being able to lay in your own skin comfortably.

Some scenes you juggle two balls, some scenes you juggle three balls, some scenes you can juggle five balls. The key is always to speak in your own voice. Speak the truth. That's Acting 101. Then you start putting layers on top of that.

And I have been able to establish this sort of decent reputation as being a decent character actor.

At our best, it's a good experience but we do 22 episodes a year, so there are some clunkers.

But the one thing that I did do was establish myself as a good actor.

Evil changes everybody!

I think that being a producer is business and being an actor is art.

I took a route of acting, rather than starmaking, so it cost me a lot financially.

I want every episode to feel like we still haven't done this right yet.

I'll be working the rest of my life because I'm a character actor and don't have to worry about box office.