Lin Shaye quotes

  • As an actor, whatever I get the opportunity to do, if it has a good story then I'm in. I thought 'Dead End' had a great story; 'Nightmare on Elm Street,' of course, was probably the first real horror film I was in.
    -- Lin Shaye

    #Real #Opportunity #Stories

  • I think the best advice I ever got about acting was from my dad, which was, 'If they don't buy the fish on the first toss, throw it back in the wagon and go to the second house.' Which is like an old Jewish fishmongers' story about how you become a successful fish monger.
    -- Lin Shaye

    #Dad #Successful #Thinking

  • I just kind of do my thing with sort of tunnel vision for the story and my role and how it fits together.
    -- Lin Shaye

    #Tunnels #Vision #Together

  • I'm not a blood and guts person. I remember seeing 'House of Wax' as a teenager in 3D. This was years ago, the original 'House of Wax', and that was scary enough for me that I thought I'd never see another one.
    -- Lin Shaye

    #Teenager #Years #Blood

  • I may be the only actress in Hollywood who won't need a face lift, because when I take off my makeup, I look so great compared to my characters!
    -- Lin Shaye

    #Character #Makeup #May

  • I think vestigially there's a synesthete in me, but not like a real one who immediately knows what colour Wednesday is.

  • Socrates famously said that the unconsidered life is not worth living. He meant that a life lived without forethought or principle is a life so vulnerable to chance, and so dependent on the choices and actions of others, that it is of little real value to the person living it. He further meant that a life well lived is one which has goals, and integrity, which is chosen and directed by the one who lives it, to the fullest extent possible to a human agent caught in the webs of society and history.

  • I think fiction can help us find everything. You know, I think that in fiction you can say things and in a way be truer than you can be in real life and truer than you can be in non-fiction. There's an accuracy to fiction that people don't really talk about - an emotional accuracy.

  • I'd rather feel something for real than pretend it's not what it is.

  • God is preparing his heroes; and when the opportunity comes, he can fit them into their places in a moment, and the world will wonder where they came from.

  • Out of many millions of wandering living entities, one who is very fortunate gets an opportunity to associate with a bonafide spiritual master by the grace of Krishna. By the mercy of both Krishna and the spiritual masters, such a person receives the seed of the creeper of devotional service.

  • Opportunity lives at the intersection of what people need tomorrow and can be just barely built today.

  • Palestinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.

  • Human beings love stories because they safely show us beginnings, middles and ends.

  • I think with anything where you delve into the back story of an artist, it kind of explains their work more intimately.