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Kevin Spacey Quotes

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Success is like death.
The more successful you become, the higher the houses
in the hills get and the higer the fences get.
- Kevin Spacey

Related topics: Success

I feel it's a responsibility for anyone who breaks
through a certain ceiling...
to send the elevator back down and give others a helpful lift.
- Kevin Spacey

But I feel that I have a responsibility to help the
film and I have relations with the studio and with
those who put up the money so that I can tell a story that I believe in.
- Kevin Spacey

I've been on sets where things weren't relaxed because
someone was creating tension for no reason.
- Kevin Spacey

 

I'm lucky if I find one movie a year that's worth doing,
and when I do find one, it usually only takes 20-30 days to shoot.
- Kevin Spacey

I open myself up every time I walk on screen and give
you everything that I am.
There are parts of me that are in every movie that I've done.
That to me is what my job is.
- Kevin Spacey

I find it sad that by not talking about who I sleep with,
that makes me mysterious.
There was a time when I would have been called a gentleman.
- Kevin Spacey

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For me, coming to work every day has turned out to
be exactly what I hoped it would be.
- Kevin Spacey

Am I now supposed to go on Oprah and cry and tell you my deepest,
darkest secrets because you want to know?
- Kevin Spacey

My life will change, because I want it to change;
and also because this is something I'm committed to
doing and that I believe my life has been leading towards.
- Kevin Spacey

And I certainly won't lay out areas of my life that
I think are just private.
- Kevin Spacey

I mean we all played as kids.
You play games, you take on different characters,
you imitate; the fun and the love of play has never left me.
- Kevin Spacey

I'm not someone who's led my life trying to get publicity;
I'd rather do my work and go home.
- Kevin Spacey

If you haven't turned rebel by twenty you've got no heart;
if you haven't turned establishment by thirty you've got no brains!
- Kevin Spacey

It's so easy for us to misperceive and see the things
in others that we want to see.
And, when we're wrong, and often we're dead wrong,
we miss the truth.
- Kevin Spacey

As the years have gone on, I find one of the dangers of watching dailies...
is you fall in love with moments.
- Kevin Spacey

Secondarily, I think films that are driven by music also terrify studios.
- Kevin Spacey

I'm aware that, from the outside, this looks like I've got quite an ego.
- Kevin Spacey

Sometimes the person who is the most logical is the
person whom we call insane.
- Kevin Spacey

Directing a film was something I was yearning to do.
I always wanted to see if I had the capacity to be a good storyteller.
- Kevin Spacey

I went through a period of great rebellion within my family,
when I was about 9 or 10.
I was mad, I had no focus, had no real interest in anything,
and so I started to do things that were just rebellious and stupid.
- Kevin Spacey

Over a spell of about three years, I played a series of roles that were,
for me, all very different, but most of them came out
within a six-month period.
They all dealt with a kind of dark territory that in
some cases had been mined before in movies.
- Kevin Spacey

I liked it because it was such a dangerous script and
showed just what human beings are capable of.
Here was a movie in which Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt,
who always win in every movie they ever do,
simply don't win.
I felt that was outrageous for a commercial movie.
- Kevin Spacey

I'm not out there trying to get press for myself nor
am I trying to convince anybody that I'm living any kind of a life.
I'm actually trying to convince people:
I don't want you to know what I'm living,
because it's none of your business.
- Kevin Spacey

I've been trying to take this journey over the last
four years of getting away from playing manipulative
and villainous characters and playing characters that
are affected by what happens to them as opposed to unaffected.
- Kevin Spacey

The next day I was in my school's production of All My Sons.
This was the performance where I realized something
was happening between me and the audience that I hadn't recognized before.
- Kevin Spacey

I'm supposed to convince you, for two hours,
that I'm somebody else.
Now if you know everything about my life,
if you think you've got me figured out and you think
you know all my dark secrets,
how am I ever going to convince you that I'm somebody else?
- Kevin Spacey

Over the years, I've been trying to build a relationship with an audience.
I've tried to maintain as much of a low profile as
I could so that those characters would emerge and their
relationship with audiences would be protected.
- Kevin Spacey

It's a great thriller or mystery, but on another level
it's a film about the fact that,
if you only look at a person through one lens,
or only believe what you're told, you can often miss
the truth that is staring you in the face.
- Kevin Spacey

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Those who believe they can do something
and those who believe they can't
are both right.
- Henry Ford

Success consists of going from failure to failure
without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill
(also quoted as: "Courage is going from failure to failure
without losing enthusiasm."

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to happiness is having dreams.
The key to success is making your dreams come true.
- Anonymous

A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

A man is a success if he gets up in
the morning and gets to bed at night,
and in between he does what he wants to do.
- Bob Dylan

Success is getting what you want;
happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

To know even one life has
breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

Your success and happiness lies in you.
Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you
shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

Your success will shine as a light of hope
and inspire numbers you cannot total.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The price of success is hard work,
dedication to the job at hand,
and the determination that whether we win or lose,
we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
- Vince Lombardi

In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby

I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

If there is a will, there is a way.
- Anonymous

There are no secrets to success.
It is the result of preparation,
hard work, and learning from failure.
- Colin Powell

The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready
for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

Not every difficult and dangerous thing
is suitable for training,
but only that which is conducive to success
in achieving the object of our effort.
- Epictetus

Know that your true self,
a spiritual being,
is always perfect.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're standing on the threshold of success.
Don't look down, it'll make you dizzy.
- the character Timothy Q. Mouse in the Walt Disney movie Dumbo

The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
- Tony Robbins

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Success comes from knowing that
you did your best to become the best
that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

If one advances confidently
in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live
the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with success
unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

Success is a journey, not a destination.
- Ben Sweetland

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The boldness of endurance is
the underline to almost every success.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The size of your success is measured by
the strength of your desire;
the size of your dream;
and how you handle disappointment along the way.
- Robert Kiyosaki

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot


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