Charles Durning - Quotes

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There are many secrets in us, in the depths of our souls, that we don't want anyone to know about.

There are many secrets in us, in the depths of our souls, that we don't want anyone to know about.

I was born looking older - and I've been aging since I was a teenager. ---->>>

That place that no one knows about - horrifying things we keep secret. A lot of that is released through acting. ---->>>

I can't count how many of my friends are in the cemetery at Normandy, the heroes are still there, the real heroes. ---->>>

I'd like to have a decade of my life back. I dropped into a void for almost a decade. ---->>>

Of course, I'm not often the top dog, but sometimes it's better not to be top dog, because you last longer. If a movie or play flops, you always blame the lead. They say, 'He couldn't carry it.' They always blame him. But they rarely blame the second or third banana. ---->>>

There's no nobility with war. It's tear-'em-up destruction that leaves you frustrated, bitter and angry... If you really knew what it was like for an hour, you wouldn't want anyone to go through it. ---->>>

You're out there on a high wire without a net, and that's the way actors operate. They have to be fearless about how they work and they have to create a life for the audience in 90 minutes and make them believe. ---->>>

You make the money in movies and TV so you can do theater. I do a play a year... somewhere. ---->>>

I think I've done 200 plays and 125 movies, so I've been very lucky to have made a living at acting. ---->>>

I was doing judo before anybody knew it existed in this country. ---->>>

Dancing came easy for me. Acting came hard. ---->>>

I lack confidence as an actor. ---->>>

I was born a character actor. ---->>>

I would rather do a play because it's instantaneous. You go on the stage, and you know whether it's happening or not. Somebody asked me 'What is acting?' And I said, 'Acting is listening.' And if you ain't listening, nobody's listening. ---->>>

I never turned down anything and never argued with any producer or director. ---->>>

If I had my druthers, I would do only stage work. ---->>>

Sometimes you succeed and sometimes you don't. ---->>>

Acting is ephemeral. You can't hang it on a wall. You can't throw it off. And you can't bring it out of a closet. It's there one night and it's gone the next, at least with stage acting anyhow. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 02-28, 1923
Birthplace: Highland Falls, New York, U.S.
Die: 12-24, 2012
Occupation: Actor

Charles Edward Durning (February 28, 1923 – December 24, 2012) was an American actor, with appearances in over 200 movies, television shows and plays. Durning's best-known roles included The Sting (1973) and Dog Day Afternoon (1975), along with the comedies The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982), Tootsie (1982), and To Be or Not to Be (1983) (wikipedia)