Brian Dennehy quotes

  • I come from an Irish Catholic family, and hell-raising is part of the DNA.
    -- Brian Dennehy

    #Dna #Catholic #Hell

  • My grandfather was a really, really tough no-nonsense factory worker who emigrated from Ireland in about 1900 to Bridgeport, Conn. He had a big effect on me. Those guys who took a great leap out into what they knew not were the ones who were the real stars, the real heroes.
    -- Brian Dennehy

    #Stars #Real #Hero

  • From 1965 to 1974, I served the best possible apprenticeship for an actor. I learned firsthand how a truck driver lives, what a bartender does, how a salesman thinks. I had to make a life inside those jobs, not just pretend.
    -- Brian Dennehy

    #Jobs #Thinking #Doe

  • Call me old-fashioned, but I believe that morality is not just a matter of opinion.
    -- Brian Dennehy

    #Believe #Matter #Morality

  • At 13, I was a big, totally uncoordinated, hopeless football player. I responded to somebody elses rules, and I stayed just good enough to get a scholarship to Columbia, which was looking for scholar-athletes.
    -- Brian Dennehy

    #Football #Athlete #Player

  • I'm not a plastic surgeon, and I cannot change the DNA of a person, but when I see a woman try on my clothes and she feels beautiful, I know I am doing my job.

  • My one and only piece of relevant evidence [for an Aristotelian God] is the apparent impossibility of providing a naturalistic theory of the origin from DNA of the first reproducing species ... [In fact] the only reason which I have for beginning to think of believing in a First Cause god is the impossibility of providing a naturalistic account of the origin of the first reproducing organisms.

  • Mining created Chile. The story of men who go down into the mountain and chip away at minerals in the darkness and then suffer an accident that leaves them at the mercy of that darkness is part of the DNA of Chile, an integral part of the country's history.

  • I am now as before a Catholic and will always remain so.

  • In the ranks of the movement [National Socialist movement], the most devout Protestant could sit beside the most devout Catholic, without coming into the slightest conflict with his religious convictions. The mighty common struggle which both carried on against the destroyer of Aryan humanity had, on the contrary, taught them mutually to respect and esteem one another.

  • I don't know, maybe it's because I was raised Catholic. Confession has always held a great appeal for me.

  • What is hell other than a realm in which unholiness works without restraint in body and soul?

  • I just had one of those 'what the hell are we doing' moments.

  • I would rather be rich affluent and greedy and go to hell when I die, than live in poverty on this earth.

  • War is war and Hell is hell, and if you ask me, War is a lot worse.