Wisdom Lives in Words

Memorable Quotes by Amy Irving

Actors are not a great breed of people, I don't think. I count myself as something of an exception. I grew up in the theater, and my values were about the work, and not being a star or anything like that. I'm not spoiled in that way, and if I fight for something, it's about the work, not about how big my trailer is.
Amy Irving
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I will argue my points; I will have my opinions. But at the end of the day, it's the director's choice.
Amy Irving
When my career first began, I didn't have children - so there's a whole lot of difference in the way I choose roles now. Not just films for my children, but how long I'm going to be away, and is Dad going to be home while I'm gone. That sort-of factor plays a part.
Amy Irving
You walk off the plane in Rio, and your blood temperature goes up. The feel of the wind on your face, the water on your skin, the taste of the food, the music, the sexuality; Brazilians are very comfortable in their sexuality.
Amy Irving
In the U.S., with very few exceptions, actresses older than 35 are simply discarded.
Amy Irving
I have a passion to do theater.
Amy Irving
I get along great with directors, but I think some producers would tell you I'm a pain. They may say I'm tough to work with, but I have a great passion for what I do. I believe in fighting for it.
Amy Irving
I thought that my movie career was finished. I was quite happy to dedicate myself 100% to the theater. Surprisingly enough, I've never gotten so many work offers. It's so exciting, this feeling of a new beginning after 40.
Amy Irving
And you know, the baby boomers are getting older, and those off the rack clothes are just not fitting right any longer, and so, tailor-made suits are coming back into fashion.
Amy Irving
One of my problems is that I'm very honest and direct. You pay a price for that.
Amy Irving
I used to travel in tennis shoes; I am just not allowed to anymore. I'm an old hippie from San Francisco.
Amy Irving