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William H. Macy quotes

I got an agent. He said, what do you wanna do, and I said, I want an Oscar nomination. That's your job, that's what I'm paying you for. And I got it.

I was a dog in a past life. Really. I'll be walking down the street and dogs will do a sort of double take. Like, Hey, I know him.

Oh yeah, that's the Holy Grail, Pirates of the Caribbean. Johnny Depp, he's the real deal, isn't he? He doesn't get the girl, and he doesn't care.

We thought sex was free. Sex is not free. There's a price to be paid emotionally, physically, even legally. Sex isn't a casual thing. It's a huge thing.

A favorite cast? Lisa Kudrow, Anthony Hopkins, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, and my wife.

Directors work 10 times harder than anyone else. Get paid a quarter.

Everyone hooks up with George Clooney. He's a genuinely cool guy. He's using his powers for good.

I do them all for the money, I really do.

I have a tendency to say yes to a script or no to a script. Not yes based on a rewrite.

I think I've been in situations where they looked at me and just see some rich white guy - they don't see me at all.

I think theater is powerful. The best experiences I had in the theater are more powerful than the best experiences I had in movies.

I'll tell you this about the Oscars - they're real.

I'm a firm believer that character is highly overrated. Character is a trick that we do with the audience's collusion.

I'm not against watching myself, but I miss a lot of it. I've got two little kids who we don't let watch TV.

I'm really proud of the writing on Door to Door, and I think that's the Emmy that meant the most - the writing.

I'm sure I have a process, but it mostly takes place in my dreams.

If I like the story and it's well written, and it's a character I want to play and they'll pay me, then I decide to do it.

It started with the Godfather, this operatic violence. I don't know.

Ninety percent of the preparation we do as actors is just jive. It doesn't do anything.

Nobody became an actor because he had a good childhood.