Ellen Burstyn quotes

  • What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.
    -- Ellen Burstyn

    #Loneliness #Being Alone #Solitude

  • She goes from one addiction to another. All are ways for her to not feel her feelings.
    -- Ellen Burstyn

    #Addiction #Feelings #Way

  • The interesting thing about doing a play is to find a way to make it fresh and do it as though you were doing it for the first time.
    -- Ellen Burstyn

    #Play #Interesting #Way

  • It's been awhile. My Oscar is getting kind of tarnished. I looked at it a couple of years ago and thought I really needed a new one.
    -- Ellen Burstyn

    #Couple #Years #Oscars

  • It's a sin to have your films not to make money.
    -- Ellen Burstyn

    #Sin #Film #Making Money

  • I've lived most of my life in Manhattan, but as close as Brooklyn is to Manhattan, there are people who live there who have been to Manhattan maybe once or twice.
    -- Ellen Burstyn

    #People #Manhattan #Brooklyn

  • I do like to work with young directors because it's such a difficult business that I think after directors have been around a while sometimes, not always, but sometimes their passion gets siphoned off because they get hurt.
    -- Ellen Burstyn

    #Hurt #Passion #Thinking

  • I always wanted to play Joan of Arc. I've always wanted to do that. Now I'm thinking, 'Maybe there's a story in Joan of Arc's mother!' If I don't hurry up, her grandmother!
    -- Ellen Burstyn

    #Mother #Thinking #Play

  • They pulled Resurrection out of the theatres, so it was running in New York and I was nominated for the Oscar and there was no ad in the newspapers to say it was running. So it was literally killed.
    -- Ellen Burstyn

    #Running #New York #Theatre

  • When you recognize what your talents are, a happy life is developing them to the greatest extent you can.
    -- Ellen Burstyn

    #Happy Life #Talent #Life Is

  • To me, it's a very moral film. If my son were a teenager now, I would drag him to see it.
    -- Ellen Burstyn

    #Teenager #Son #Moral

  • Then in came this script with another very low offer, and another drug addict and a depressing and difficult part to play. I thought, 'Why should I put myself through that for hardly any money?'
    -- Ellen Burstyn

    #Depressing #Play #Drug

  • Well my taste wasn't very good when I first started out. But later, when I began to appreciate the art of acting, I would say the actress I most admire is Vanessa Redgrave.
    -- Ellen Burstyn

    #Art #Appreciate #Acting

  • It's about avoiding reality through various escape routes that become addictions and lead to Hell. My character is addicted to television, chocolate, coffee, to her dream of her son, which has no basis in reality.
    -- Ellen Burstyn

    #Dream #Coffee #Character

  • Bob Duvall is a great actor because each time out, he creates a whole, complete character. You have the feeling that you're not seeing an actor at all, but a fully realized human being. Think of how he was in The Godfather. If you didn't know Bobby, you'd think that he really was Tom, the consigliere. Then you see him in Santini, and he's completely different. He's not only a personality, he's a consummate actor.
    -- Ellen Burstyn

    #Character #Thinking #Personality

  • Everything gets old if you do it often enough.
    -- Ellen Burstyn

    #Aging #Enough

  • Regret is a toxin that I try not to allow in my body.
    -- Ellen Burstyn

    #Regret #Trying #Toxins