Jonathan Frid quotes

  • To me, horror is when I see somebody lying. I mean a person I know. A friend. And he's telling me something that I accept. And then suddenly, as he or she is telling it, there's something that gives them away. They're not telling me the truth.
    -- Jonathan Frid

    #Lying #Mean #Giving

  • The best theatre I've done, I've done right here in this living room.
    -- Jonathan Frid

    #Theatre #Done #Rooms

  • All fame ever does for you is get attention for the work you really want to do.
    -- Jonathan Frid

    #Doe #Attention #Want

  • People think I should be a multi-millionaire if I had gotten the right contract. I'm not getting anything for all that commercial stuff they do. But I would have had to pay for that.
    -- Jonathan Frid

    #Thinking #People #Pay

  • If you have millions of dollars you are not going to get to continue doing what you want. You are into a world of commitment to that money and all the people that helped you get that money.
    -- Jonathan Frid

    #Commitment #People #Doing What You Want

  • I'm an old curmudgeon and I know it.
    -- Jonathan Frid

    #Curmudgeon

  • I toured Ontario in the winter of '48, in a touring company of The Drunkard, in which I played the bartender.
    -- Jonathan Frid

    #Winter #Ontario #Bartender

  • I'm interested in villainy.
    -- Jonathan Frid

    #Villainy

  • I'm constantly watching people. Watching their strengths and weaknesses. I find myself going into theater less and less, let alone horror. I gave that up when I was seven or eight years old.
    -- Jonathan Frid

    #Eight #Years #People

  • I walk up a dune to a beach and look out to sea, but it's 100km away. The ships lie askew in their dry beds, at anchor for ever. Today is my son's birthday. Thousands of miles from here, his healthy lungs are blowing out candles. I should be there but I'm here with another boy, who puts his face close to mine and laughs. I smile back but realise he can't see it, because I'm wearing an antiseptic muzzles to protect me from his breath.

  • Lovers lying two and two Ask not whom they sleep beside, And the bridegroom all night through Never turns him to the bride.

  • I have known men to hazard their fortunes, go long journeys halfway about the world, forget friendships, even lie, cheat, and steal, all for the gain of a book.

  • Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.

  • The survival of democracy depends on the renunciation of violence and the development of nonviolent means to combat evil and advance the good.

  • There are a billion people in China. It's not easy to be an individual in a crowd of more than a billion people. Think of it. More than a billion people. That means even if you're a one-in-a-million type of guy, there are still a thousand guys exactly like you.

  • God never can use any man very much till he has grace enough to forget himself entirely while doing God's work; for He will not give His glory to another nor share with the most valued instrument the praise that belongs to Jesus Christ alone.

  • There is not a command God gives to His children for which He does not provide the enablement for obedience.

  • Give crowns and pounds and guineas But not your heart away; Give pearls away and rubies, But keep your fancy free.

  • There is a certain indolence in us, a wish not to be disturbed, which tempts us to think that when things are quiet, all is well. Subconsciously, we tend to give the preference to 'social peace,' though it be only apparent, because our lives and possessions seem then secure. Actually, human beings acquiesce too easily in evil conditions; they rebel far too little and too seldom. There is nothing noble about acquiescence in a cramped life or mere submission to superior force.