Rod Steiger quotes

  • Success means controlling your own time. Time is the most important currency, but once you spend it, man, its gone.
    -- Rod Steiger

    #Mean #Men #Important

  • The first thing that your should do when you win an Oscar is thank God. The second thing you should do is forget it. The third thing you should do is call your agent and tell him you need a job.
    -- Rod Steiger

    #Jobs #Winning #Thank God

  • Communication without a purpose is artistic masturbation.
    -- Rod Steiger

    #Communication #Purpose #Artistic

  • We come. We go. And inbetween we try to understand.
    -- Rod Steiger

    #Trying

  • Successful people have control over the time in their life. A shoemaker who owns his own shop gets up one morning and says, "I'm not opening." That's a successful guy.
    -- Rod Steiger

    #Morning #Successful #People

  • Man is a greater miracle than any god he ever invented.
    -- Rod Steiger

    #Men #Miracle #Greater

  • That's all religion is -- some principle you believe in . . . man has accomplished far more miracles than the God he invented. What a tragedy it is to invent a God and then suffer to keep him King.
    -- Rod Steiger

    #Kings #Believe #Men

  • And I'm supposed to grab her and kiss her and she's supposed to react. Well, what happened was, Julie was very nervous at that time, given this incredible part which she did beautifully.
    -- Rod Steiger

    #Kissing #Nervous #Incredibles

  • I found out was, by the rhythm of my chewing, how I chewed fast, slow or what have you, I could tell the audience what my character was thinking and feeling.
    -- Rod Steiger

    #Character #Thinking #Feelings

  • Complacency in the presence of miracles is like opening the door to your own tomb.
    -- Rod Steiger

    #Doors #Miracle #Complacency

  • Respecting differences is very difficult.
    -- Rod Steiger

    #Differences #Difficult

  • It's difficult for the public to realize how powerful the mind is, and how much pain the mind can give you. When you're depressed, it's as though this committee has taken over your mind, leaving you one depressing thought after the other. You don't shave, you don't shower, you don't brush your teeth. You don't care. The one thing I did do, I still ate a little bit. But I didn't have much of an appetite. I know a lot of people who say they didn't eat at all.
    -- Rod Steiger

    #Depressing #Pain #Powerful

  • When you're depressed, there's no calendar. There are no dates, there's no day, there's no night, there's no seconds, there's no minutes, there's nothing. You're just existing in this cold, murky, ever-heavy atmosphere, like they put you inside a vial of mercury.
    -- Rod Steiger

    #Night #Atmosphere #Calendars

  • Im not so sure that younger people today really appreciate the enormous bravery that went into the creation and production of that film, or how important a film at the time it really was.
    -- Rod Steiger

    #People #Appreciate #Bravery

  • Is this a proposal? I'm married now, you know.
    -- Rod Steiger

    #Married #Proposal #Knows

  • Well, one of the problems of working on a story with a character that sacred in the religions of the world or in a picture about that person, is that you have to forget about that and play it as real as you can because you can't look at yourself and judge yourself.
    -- Rod Steiger

    #Real #Character #Play

  • Film acting would be about 80 percent better than it has been lately if actors did their homework, if they didn't have egos that took the size of their talent for granted.
    -- Rod Steiger

    #Ego #Acting #Would Be

  • I said 'well, I'll kiss her twice, you see? We'll come around, I'll kiss her, and if you put a little more track down for the camera, then I'll put my tongue down her throat and you'll get what you want'. He said 'You think so?'
    -- Rod Steiger

    #Kissing #Thinking #Track

  • That's not a villain, that's a man whose a victim of being in love with the wrong one.
    -- Rod Steiger

    #Being In Love #Men #Villain

  • Only after awhile. After it came out and people began to engage in discussions about the social reflections of the film that I realized it had an importance I hadn't thought of.
    -- Rod Steiger

    #Reflection #People #Injustice

  • He saved the production a tremendous amount. Now they did the scene where Omar is on the horse and he's in the deep snow, they went to Finland to do that. That scene they went to Finland for a week. I wasn't around then.
    -- Rod Steiger

    #Horse #Snow #Week