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When you break up, your whole identity is shattered. It's like death.

When you break up, your whole identity is shattered. It's like death.

In aviation they have auto pilot and color radar and a lot of other instrumentation that is a backup for pilots. It's really brought the incidents of plane crashes way down. Same thing ought to happen in the medical industry, I think.

In aviation they have auto pilot and color radar and a lot of other instrumentation that is a backup for pilots. It's really brought the incidents of plane crashes way down. Same thing ought to happen in the medical industry, I think.

I always want to find the best burger in town.

I always want to find the best burger in town.

In my early teen years, I wanted to become a vet. That was my plan. I worked as a veterinarian's assistant for a couple of summers.

In my early teen years, I wanted to become a vet. That was my plan. I worked as a veterinarian's assistant for a couple of summers.

I want to work with great people. Great people really make you better. ---->>>

Jesus himself talked about prayer and meditation. Anything that brings you closer to the Lord, what's wrong with that? ---->>>

I guess I could say I'm an actor, which I am, but that sounds like I'm putting down being a movie star, which, let's face it, is what I've become to many people. For myself, I'm a guy who was very insecure from about age 14 until the day I hit my 30th birthday. ---->>>

Before I was an actor, I was never able to hold a job for more than 3 months for some reason. It just wouldn't hold my interest, so there was some way that I wound up quitting or getting fired from it. But being an actor is perfect, because movies usually take about three months to shoot. Then it's over and they say, 'Hey, great job!'

Before I was an actor, I was never able to hold a job for more than 3 months for some reason. It just wouldn't hold my interest, so there was some way that I wound up quitting or getting fired from it. But being an actor is perfect, because movies usually take about three months to shoot. Then it's over and they say, 'Hey, great job!'

Certainly I'm a Christian first and foremost. But I do believe in religious tolerance and finding the commonality between all of us. I think that's how we're all going to come together. ---->>>

I really want to see the Cubs in the World Series. I really do. ---->>>

I was a really avid bowler when I was a teenager. I had about a 210-220 average. I had blisters on my fingers. ---->>>

Golf is meaningless, but it means so much. ---->>>

I can't hit a ball more than 200 yards. I have no butt. You need a butt if you're going to hit a golf ball. ---->>>

If you're going to stick around in this business, you have to have the ability to reinvent yourself, whether consciously or unconsciously. ---->>>

It's hard for two actors to be together. Take the traveling, for instance. It winds up being a long distance relationship, all the time, because one's working here and one's working there, or one's staying at home and one's off someplace else.

It's hard for two actors to be together. Take the traveling, for instance. It winds up being a long distance relationship, all the time, because one's working here and one's working there, or one's staying at home and one's off someplace else.

Families need a spiritual bond with one another and with God. God is the only way you're going to make it in life, the glue that holds everything together. ---->>>

'Legion' was a lot of fun to shoot. It was a real unique apocalypse scenario that takes place in a diner out in the desert. Very much like a drive-in B-movie, but in a good way. ---->>>

Athletes are sort of part of the community at large. They have to be dedicated to what they do, and go through lots of peaks and valleys. And there's a lot of training that goes into their careers. It's a struggle. Very dramatic. ---->>>

I have a ranch in Montana, but it's not a real working ranch. I've always liked the outdoors. I come from Texas. My grandfather was a farmer; that's as close as I come. ---->>>

I would like to work with Todd Phillips of 'The Hangover'. I would like to do more comedies; it would be a lot of fun. No actors in particular. I don't consciously seek out things to do. ---->>>

Surfing is like golf: You're always battling, and it keeps knocking you down. There are a lot of wipeouts. But when you stay with it and catch that wave, you really taste it. It's magic. ---->>>

I spent a weekend in the White House with President Clinton, back in '99, I guess. We played golf and just hung out and talked on many subjects. I saw him several times subsequently in L.A. He's the smartest man I ever met, a great politician. Everybody was star struck around him. ---->>>

I grew up in Houston, and I remember we had separate drinking fountains, and black people sat in the balcony of the theater... We had an African-American housekeeper growing up who was really like my second mother. I thought it was silly - hatred just because of the color of somebody's skin. ---->>>

I would like my kids to follow their bliss. ---->>>

I was a late bloomer. I tried out for the football team, and I got locked off the field. That's how I wound up in drama. ---->>>

I have always done my own stunts, and I have been in hundreds of fights in films, but I have never been in a fist fight outside the movies. ---->>>

I look for a good story. Usually the best stories are the ones that are unbelievably true. 'Soul Surfer' is one of those stories. ---->>>

I love to work. I actually enjoy it now more than I did when I was in my 20s. I don't know why, but I'm just grateful. ---->>>

I went out for the football team but, you know, I was too small. That's how I wound up in drama. ---->>>

I'm not really a pitcher; I just play one in the movies. ---->>>

It's great to get paid for what you love doing most. To enjoy your work. And to follow that. It's important. ---->>>

Sometimes in movies, I still have to be the hero, but it's not all that important to me anymore.

Sometimes in movies, I still have to be the hero, but it's not all that important to me anymore.

There are three things being a celebrity is good for: raising money for charity, dinner reservations and tee times. ---->>>

Wall Street has come to America's heartland, really. The only thing missing are the skyscrapers, you know? ---->>>

Your partner has to live with the best and the worst part of you, and they're affected by it. ---->>>

Going to the golf course every day for work? That's a good job. ---->>>

I love acting and making your own luck. You have to recreate yourself, I guess. Although, I don't know how. ---->>>

Horseracing and ranch horses are two different animals. You're getting race horses out and running and running them. It can be really problematic. A thoroughbred's very delicate. ---->>>

I grew up Baptist and still go to church. I myself have explored other religions, because I want to know what it is that makes other people tick. I find we're all talking about the same thing, really - it's all God. ---->>>

One thing I've really never had a problem with was memorizing lines. Most of the time I don't memorize the lines until we're on the set shooting the scene. ---->>>

What I find is that we're all human beings and that it's all very similar, what we believe. At the bottom, there's really not that much difference between Christians and Muslims and Hindus and Buddhists. We all worship God. ---->>>

A lot of people that I started out with, I don't know where they are. I guess it takes tenacity to still be doing this, and luck, but I've been very blessed. ---->>>

I found golf late in life, in 1990. I took some lessons and struggled. Then one day, I hit a drive that was so crisp and clean, with no vibration. There's no feeling like it. I was hooked. ---->>>

I was a guy back in the Eighties who was one movie away from a huge career, which at that time didn't happen. In the Nineties, I worked a lot, but it was kind of, 'Get out there and dig and find things.' Then I guess 'The Rookie' and 'Far From Heaven' were referred to as my comeback. ---->>>

It's about... my only strategy I've ever had in my career is to do as many different types of roles as possible, as many different types of genres. It keeps the fire in my belly. ---->>>

You go to Main Street, and Wal-Mart is coming to town and kicking out all the mom and pop stores. All the people that were in the mom and pop stores are now working for Wal-Mart. ---->>>

I learned to surf for 'Soul Surfer.' Surfing is like golf: You're always battling, and it keeps knocking you down. There are a lot of wipeouts. But when you stay with it and catch that wave, you really taste it. It's magic. ---->>>

I've had varying luck with comedy in the past, but I'd really like to give that another go. I don't know if I'd chase down a part, but if the right thing came along I could certainly see myself stepping into that zone. ---->>>

If I've done anything intentional about my career, is that I really have not - I've chosen to try to do as many different types of things as possible. That's really what I like to do. ---->>>

I like acting and being a musician. It's like comparing apples and oranges. But I really like my day job. I've always played music since I was 12, and I guess I always will. ---->>>

I have a resistance to change in things that I feel comfortable with and that I'm used to. ---->>>

What, like I want to look like Dick Clark? No. I think I look great with liver spots. ---->>>

Everybody just wants to be famous first, and then maybe learn how to act. ---->>>

For many years, I was obsessed about what I was eating, how many calories it had, and how much exercise I'd have to do. ---->>>

God is the only way you're going to make it in life, the glue that holds everything together. ---->>>

I always wanted to be an astronaut. ---->>>

I directed a movie back in the '90s which had calf roping in it, and I got into it quite a bit back then. ---->>>

I love being a dad, and I'm good at it. Kids teach you about life, like how not to focus on yourself so much. ---->>>

I love politics, but I wouldn't want to be involved in it. Too little money, too much work! I don't really have the personality for that. ---->>>

I owe the little formal education I got to my drama teacher, Mr. Pickett, who got us to read Shakespeare, Moliere, and other classics. ---->>>

I was made to be a perfectionist at everything I did. Everything was more important than what I wanted. ---->>>

I'd love to do a golf movie. I turned down Don Johnson's role in 'Tin Cup.' I regret that. ---->>>

I'm an idol of cinema? Oh, wow. ---->>>

I'm lucky. I have a high metabolism, so I pretty much eat anything and everything. ---->>>

I've done so many movies that when I see them I don't really watch them. ---->>>

That's what is great about what I do, going from one job to the other. ---->>>

Family is the most important thing in life, period.

Family is the most important thing in life, period.

I could never hold a job for more than three months, which works out well because that's how long a movie shoots. ---->>>

I love being a dad. Basically it's the most gratifying, rewarding relationship in life. But, at the same time, it certainly is the most challenging. ---->>>

I love doing independent films, but it's very hard to make a living that way. ---->>>

I love politics, but I wouldn't want to be involved in it. Too little money, too much work! ---->>>

I really love doing what I do, being an actor. It's the greatest. You can do it until you die. ---->>>

I still have my original love for acting. That's why I feel so lucky. I think that's what sustains me in the sort of leaner times. ---->>>

I used to eat a lot of fish, but I've been shying away from it because of the mercury thing. I eat more beef and chicken now. ---->>>

I wanted to be an astronaut when I was a kid. I grew up in Houston. Gordo Cooper was my favorite astronaut. ---->>>

I've always considered myself a character actor. That's the way I was trained, really. ---->>>

I've never really sought out publicity. ---->>>

Movies usually find me, but I'm open to anything. ---->>>

My real-life athletic career was not very much. I played Little League baseball. ---->>>

Playing Bill Clinton is really, probably, the scariest time of my career. ---->>>

When I choose a movie, I'll ask myself: 'Is this a movie I want to see?' ---->>>

When I watch a movie that I've been in, I'm watching it, but I usually remember what I was doing at that time, what was going on in my life. ---->>>

You don't bad-mouth your ex or anything like that. The key is your kid knowing that both parents still love him and are there for him. ---->>>

I don't know if I'd want to be a Secret Service agent. In the movies, it's exciting and romantic and all that. Really, most of their job is standing in a hallway for 12 hours making sure somebody doesn't come through a doorway off of a stairwell. ---->>>

Clinton knew how to get things done. He was battling the Republicans, and then he basically took a lot of their agenda and made it his own. That's what Obama's not doing. ---->>>

I didn't play football in school, but I've been a fan of football all my life. I have a fair understanding of it. Doing movies about it really helps because you know what makes them work and what doesn't.

I didn't play football in school, but I've been a fan of football all my life. I have a fair understanding of it. Doing movies about it really helps because you know what makes them work and what doesn't.

I don't see how it's a risky thing to take a great part with a great director and a great script. That, to me, is not really a dangerous, risky proposition. It's actually a really good choice. ---->>>

I try to be eclectic in my choice of films. If I've done anything that's intentional in my career, it's to try to do as many different types of characters and as many different types of genres of movies that I can. ---->>>

What they will do is, you know the tabloids. They'll take one element of a story that may be true and they'll build everything around it. Take a picture and invent a story around it. ---->>>

I judge movies on how much fun I had while I was doing them. I had a great time on 'The Right Stuff.' Doing that was fantastic. And there was the year I did 'The Rookie' and 'Far From Heaven,' which was amazing because those two different roles were just so far apart. ---->>>

My interpretation of a strong director is someone who knows their story. That's what directors are, they're storytellers because they're directing where your focus is going to be as an audience. ---->>>

There's no way that I could do a 9 to 5 job. There's no way. I was not cut out for that. You come in and you work for three months on the one job. They say, 'Great,' you know, and you're on to the next one - and you never even got fired. It's wonderful. ---->>>

When I get a script, it's the only time that I get to be an audience member with the first-time experience of that movie. That's the first and only time. ---->>>

When I was in my mid-20s, I traveled a lot around the world, and the question I had for everyone I talked to was, 'What is your conception of God?' I found that everybody basically felt the same: God is within and without. He's in everything. ---->>>

You don't have to be alone with your thoughts anymore. You don't have to process anything. You can call up someone to do something to instantly make you sort of feel better.

You don't have to be alone with your thoughts anymore. You don't have to process anything. You can call up someone to do something to instantly make you sort of feel better.

Biography

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Born: 04-09, 1954
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, U.S.
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Occupation: Actor
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Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954) is an American actor known for a wide variety of dramatic and comedic roles. First gaining widespread attention in the 1980s, his career rebounded in the 1990s after he overcame an addiction to drugs and an eating disorder. Some of his notable credits include Breaking Away, The Right Stuff, Wyatt Earp, The Rookie, The Day After Tomorrow, Traffic, Vantage Point, Footloose, Frequency, The Parent Trap, Yours, Mine & Ours and Soul Surfer (wikipedia)